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.
Fournette's one-game suspension was upheld Wednesday by independent arbitrator James Thrash. The running back will miss Sunday's game against the Colts before returning to the Jaguars' active roster the following day.
Fournette will be sidelined for the seventh time this season -- and the first for a non-injury-related reason -- after he left the sideline and got involved in a scuffle in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Bills. With Fournette in street clothes this weekend, T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde will pick up most of the available backfield snaps, with Yeldon perhaps offering the higher fantasy ceiling of the two due to his use on passing downs. Fournette should reclaim his usual high-volume role for the Jaguars' final four games of 2018.
Fournette is appealing his one-game suspension, with the hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Fournette has been suspended for Sunday's game against the Colts after playing a central role in a brawl during a Week 12 loss to the Bills. He hopes to have his ban overturned, but the Jaguars probably shouldn't count on a favorable verdict, considering Fournette came off the bench to throw punches at an opponent. Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon will man the Jacksonville backfield in Week 13 if Fournette's suspension is upheld.
Fournette received a one-game suspension from the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Fournette was ejected from Sunday's game shortly after he came off the sideline and got involved in a scuffle, during which he appeared to throw a punch. He'll receive additional discipline for the incident and sit out a divisional matchup against the Colts in Week 13, though Fournette is expected to appeal the suspension, per Chris Mortensen of ESPN. If the ban is ultimately upheld and Fournette is sidelined for his seventh game of the season, the Jaguars would lean on Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon to handle most of the work out of the backfield. Assuming Fournette proceeds with the appeal, expect a ruling on the matter to come prior to the weekend.
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