Yeldon rushed once for seven yards and caught his only target for 10 yards in Thursday's loss at Tennessee.
Yeldon saw a sizable workload in Leonard Fournette's absence last week due to suspension, but returned to his reserve role against the Titans. The 25-year-old played 13 of 71 offensive snaps and continues to serve as the Jaguars' No. 2 RB -- compared to Carlos Hyde's three offensive snaps -- but with Fournette back and healthy the team has shown zero motivation to utilize either of the former options. Yeldon would remain the more sought-after choice should Fournette be sidelined again, but until that point he's little more than a stash in most formats.
Yeldon rushed eight times for 16 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Colts.
New quarterback Cody Kessler checked the ball down a lot, so Yeldon ended up leading the team in catches, targets and receiving yards. With Leonard Fournette serving a one-game suspension, Yeldon split backfield duties with Carlos Hyde, who had 13 carries and one catch. Fournette will return and head the Jacksonville backfield against the Titans in Week 14, but Yeldon's receiving skills should keep him involved in the upcoming Thursday clash.
Yeldon should see an increased workload Sunday against the Colts as Leonard Fournette was handed a one-game suspension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Fournette was ejected from Sunday's loss to the Bills after coming off the bench to throw a punch and now faces further punishment, though he is expected to appeal the suspension, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Yeldon has been relegated to a passing-down role since Fournette returned from his hamstring injury, with Carlos Hyde seeing more action as a traditional secondary running back. Hyde and Yeldon would likely split duties similarly if the suspension is upheld. Hyde has struggled with 27 carries for 93 yards in four games with the Jaguars, and hasn't been involved as a receiver, whereas Yeldon has a 4.2 YPC this season in addition to 423 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.
Yeldon ran for 16 yards on three carries and caught two passes for 17 yards during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Buffalo.
The five touches were a season low for Yeldon even though Leonard Fournette was tossed midway in the third quarter. After that, Yeldon was given just one carry to Carlos Hyde's five and was targeted four times in the passing game, hauling in just one. Yeldon has 16 catches and just 13 carries in his past four games -- that's not great considering the Jaguars are much better running the ball than passing it. Next Sunday brings a Colts defense ranked among the best in the league with just 3.9 yards per opponent carry.
Yeldon rushed for 23 yards on five carries and added two catches for nine yards on three targets in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Steelers.
Yeldon was out-touched by both Carlos Hyde and Leonard Fournette, with the former getting eight carries and the latter 28 carries along with two receptions. While Yeldon's receiving chops should keep him relevant when game flow calls for a pass-heavy approach, a healthy Fournette should see the vast majority of touches against the Bills in Week 12 and beyond, leaving few opportunities for Yeldon out of the backfield.
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