Coach Doug Marrone said Fournette is dealing with a foot injury, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Fournette didn't get much usage in the second half of Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Redskins. Afterward, he told John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site that an injury wasn't to blame, but instead the team wanted to see what rookie Dave WIlliams could do with a handful of carries. In the end, Fournette will land on the injury report this week with a foot injury, which could be related to the issue that plagued him during his first preseason in 2017. If the Jags ultimately decide to limit or rule him out for any portion of the last two games, T.J. Yeldon and Williams likely would receive most of the work out of the backfield, especially if Carlos Hyde is again a healthy scratch.
Fournette acknowledged that his lack of work in Sunday's 16-13 loss to Washington was partially a product of the Jaguars making an effort to get rookie Dave Williams some touches, John Oehser of the team's official website reports.
Limited to one carry after halftime, Fournette finished with 46 yards on 11 totes and 18 yards on three receptions. Williams, a rookie seventh-round pick, took five carries for 32 yards while replacing Carlos Hyde (healthy scratch) as the No. 3 running back. While his predominance in the Jacksonville backfield obviously isn't in question, Fournette may lose some work over the final few weeks as the Jaguars play out the stretch of a lost season. Williams and T.J. Yeldon both seem likely to have roles in the offense Week 16 at Miami.
Fournette rushed 11 times for 46 yards and added three receptions for 18 yards on four targets in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Redskins.
This was another awful offensive effort from the Jaguars, who scored their lone touchdown on a punt return. Fournette's a talented running back, but he's finding little running room with defenses stacking the box and daring quarterback Cody Kessler to thrown. Perhaps things will get easier for Fournette in Week 16 against a Dolphins defense that just allowed three rushing touchdowns to the VIkings.
Fournette's underwhelming stat line was a microcosm of the type of night it was the for the Jaguars, who couldn't come close to keeping up with the exploits of Derrick Henry and the Titans. The second-year power back's return from suspension was thus a clear disappointment for owners who were counting on him for a much more productive night during what was the opening of the fantasy postseason in some leagues. Fournette and the Jaguars will look to put Thursday behind them when they face the Redskins in a Week 15 interconference battle on Dec. 15.
Minus Fournette in Week 13, the Jaguars beat the Colts, 6-0, on Sunday, with Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon handling the team's backfield duties. Now past his suspension, Fournette is poised to head the team's running attack Thursday against the Titans. In three games played since returning from a hamstring injury, Fournette logged the bulk of Jacksonville's carries, en route to scoring five TDs in that span.
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