Fournette (ankle) rushed 11 times for 50 yards and secured six of seven targets for 47 yards in the Buccaneers' 45-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Making his return from what essentially amounted to a three-game absence -- Fournette played all of one snap in Week 5 and missed Weeks 4 and 6 altogether -- Fournette was very efficient on a per-carry basis while pacing the Buccaneers ground attack in rushing yardage. Fournette's backfield mate Ronald Jones still received two more carries, but Fournette's extensive involvement in the passing game was particularly noteworthy and could certainly help him continue to eat into Jones' playing time. The way the Tampa Bay backfield workload is split in a Week 8 Monday night showdown versus the Giants will be particularly worth monitoring.
Fournette (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's injury report.
Fournette sat out Weeks 4 and 6 and logged one snap on offense Week 5, but with a full session under his belt, he appears ready to get back into the Buccaneers' backfield mix. That said, Ronald Jones has ran effectively while racking up 71 touches over the last three games, so it remains to be seen how much Fournette will be utilized by coach Bruce Arians.
Fournette (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Packers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Fournette will be sidelined for the second time in three games as a result of an ankle injury, despite practicing in a limited capacity all week. With the veteran RB in street clothes, expect Ronald Jones to pace Tampa Bay's backfield, per usual, with LeSean McCoy and Ke'Shawn Vaughn available as change-of-pace options.
Fournette (ankle) is expected to play but may be limited Sunday against the Packers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 25-year-old was active for Week 5 but was only available in an emergency capacity, and he's clearly still not 100 percent due to the ankle injury. It appears Fournette will be suiting up again Sunday and should have a role in the offense, but it may not be a significant one. LeSean McCoy (ankle) is clear of an injury designation while Ronald Jones and Ke'Shawn Vaughn are fully healthy, so there's no real reason for the Bucs to rush him back unnecessarily.
Fournette (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Fournette technically was active last Thursday while nursing the same injury, but he was only available in an emergency capacity and played his lone snap on a kneel-down. The Bucs likely will just put him on the inactive list if he isn't ready to play this weekend, as LeSean McCoy (ankle) has been cleared to return, joining Ronald Jones and Ke'Shawn Vaughn in the backfield. For fantasy purposes, Fournette should probably be treated as a game-time decision ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, though active status won't come with any guarantees in terms of workload.
The Buccaneers listed Fournette (ankle) as a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
Though he has yet to put in a full practice Week 6, Fournette still finds himself in a better spot health wise than he did prior to last Thursday's loss to the Bears. Fournette was listed as a non-participant on all three practice reports leading up to that contest but was still active, though he played only one offensive snap. As such, he should be on track to play this weekend against the Packers, but it's uncertain how extensively he'll be involved in the game plan behind top running back Ronald Jones.
Fournette (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Fournette was active for last Thursday's loss to the Bears, despite being listed as a non-participant in practice all week. He only played one offensive snap against Chicago, but his limited listing in practice to begin Week 6 hints at increased involvement in Sunday's game versus the Packers. Of course, given that Ronald Jones has put together back-to-back 100-plus yard rushing performances, Fournette could find himself relegated to a clear backup role even if fully healthy.
Fournette was present for Tuesday's practice, donning no brace or protective taping on his injured ankle, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Despite being listed as a non-participant on all three of the Buccaneers' practices last week due to the ankle injury, Fournette was active for the team's 20-19 loss to the Bears. However, he may have only been available in an emergency, as he logged just one offensive snap while Ke'Shawn Vaughn (18 snaps) worked as the top backup to Ronald Jones. While the extent of Fournette's participation in practice won't be known until the Buccaneers release their first Week 6 injury report Wednesday, his presence on the field Tuesday with no protection on the ankle suggests he could be ready to take on an increased role in Sunday's game against the Packers. Regardless of Fournette's status, Jones could still be ticketed for the bulk of the carries, as he's looked impressive while running for 100-plus yards in back-to-back weeks.
Leonard (ankle) is listed as active Thursday in Chicago.
In a surprising turn of events, Fournette will be available to the Bucs offense after being termed 'doubtful' to play Wednesday. He didn't practice at all this week, so he may merely be insurance in the event Ronald Jones or Ke'Shawn Vaughn suffers an injury.
Fournette (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's contest in Chicago, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Fournette's ankle injury appears as if it will force him to sit out for a second straight game. His backfield mate LeSean McCoy (ankle) was ruled out for Week 5, leaving Ronald Jones and Ke'Shawn Vaughn as the Bucs' healthy running backs Thursday.
Coach Bruce Arians said Fournette (ankle) may be a game-time decision Thursday in Chicago, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Arians noted Fournette has displayed some improvement with his ankle injury, but he hasn't joined his teammates for practice since picking it up Week 3. If Fournette joins LeSean McCoy (ankle) on the inactive list Thursday, the Buccaneers backfield will be in the hands of Ronald Jones and Ke'Shawn Vaughn.
Fournette (ankle) was listed as a non-participant in Monday's walk-through practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Coach Bruce Arians noted earlier Monday that "there's a chance" Fournette could return to action Thursday night against the Bears, but that's hardly a lock. If he remains out again, Ronald Jones would be in line to head the Bucs' Week 5 rushing attack, with Ke'Shawn Vaughn on hand to work in a change-of-pace role.
Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that "there is a chance" Fournette (ankle) is able to suit up in Chicago on Thursday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fournette sat out Sunday's win over the Chargers, and it looks as though his availability for Thursday will come down to how much he's able to do in practice. Ronald Jones surpassed the 100-yard mark as Tampa Bay's clear lead runner Sunday, while Ke'Shawn Vaughn scored in his first action as a pro, so Fournette could have to deal with an increasingly muddled backfield even if he is healthy enough to play Thursday.
Fournette (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Chargers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With Fournette ruled out, Ronald Jones could see an uptick from his current 2020 average of 12.3 carries per game, though coach Bruce Arians said rookie RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn will also be in the mix, per Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site. The Bucs have a short week coming up before their Thursday game against Chicago, leaving Fournette in a situation where it will be difficult to avoid a multi-game absence. The former Jaguar is averaging 8.0 carries, 2.7 targets and 52.3 total yards per game, with the overwhelming majority of his production coming in a two-TD effort against the Panthers in Week 2.
Fournette (ankle) was not spotted at the early portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fournette looks as though he'll miss his third consecutive practice this week, a development which would cast serious doubt on his chances of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Count on Friday's official practice report, which the Buccaneers should release this afternoon, to provide Fournette with a clear injury designation. In the event that Fournette's ankle injury forces him to miss any time, Ronald Jones would benefit from an uptick in carries, while LeSean McCoy and even Ke'Shawn Vaughn could also see increased workloads.
Fournette (ankle) will be listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
For the second day in a row, Fournette won't take any reps with the Buccaneers' healthy players, but he was at least able to work out on the side under the supervision of team trainers. While Fournette's presence at practice in some fashion is encouraging, he'll likely need to see some involvement with the Bucs' main group Friday to put himself in position to play Sunday against the Chargers. If Fournette gets the green light to dress Week 4, he'll likely work in a timeshare at running back with Ronald Jones.
Fournette was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury.
Earlier Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians told Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site that Fournette didn't practice, but the reason for his absence wasn't known until the release of the team's first Week 4 injury report. Fournette's status will be one to watch as the weekend draws closer, but this issue could be one that results in elevated workloads for Ronald Jones, LeSean McCoy and even rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn in the short term.
Coach Bruce Arians said that Fournette didn't practice Wednesday for an unspecified reason, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Fournette wasn't believed to have suffered an injury in Sunday's win over the Broncos, so an explanation for his absence Wednesday won't be known until the Buccaneers release their first Week 4 injury report later in the day. He played second fiddle to Ronald Jones in Denver, despite having broken out with 100-plus rushing yards Week 2. As such, even if Fournette gets fully healthy in time to face the Chargers in Week 4, fantasy managers can likely count on the Buccaneers to deploy a committee approach.
Fournette rushed seven times for 15 yards and brought in both his targets for seven yards in the Buccaneers' 28-10 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
A week after breaking out for a 103-yard rushing day punctuated by a 46-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Panthers, Fournette was a relatively distant second to Ronald Jones in backfield workload. The former Jaguar finished six carries behind Jones, underscoring that coach Bruce Arians will likely roll with the hot hand from week to week. Fournette and his fantasy managers will hope for a more robust workload for the running back in a Week 4 home matchup against the Chargers.
Fournette rushed 12 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns and brought in four of five targets for 13 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
The Buccaneers entered the matchup against their divisional opponent likely knowing the ground game was poised for success, but given previous statements by coach Bruce Arians, that scenario appeared to set up best for Fournette's backfield mate Ronald Jones. While the latter did find the end zone once, Fournette had the better and splashier performance by far. The former Jaguar first pushed in a one-yard score late in the third quarter to extend Tampa Bay's lead to three touchdowns, then he put an exclamation point on his afternoon with a key 46-yard scamper with 1:48 remaining that snuffed out any hope of a Panthers comeback after they'd narrowed the deficit to seven. Fournette displayed excellent downhill speed on the run, and given the caliber of his numbers, he may have made an irrefutable case for a greater share of the rushing workload moving forward. Fournette will look to build on Sunday's body of work in a tough Week 3 road tilt against the Broncos next Sunday.
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