The touchdowns are coming, Leonard Fournette fantasy managers. Don’t just take our word for it – the Buccaneers running back said so themselves when he apologized to his fantasy managers Monday morning. What a guy, looking for your best interests.
While he hasn’t found the end zone yet this season, it could certainly be worse. Fournette has a total of 192 rushing yards on 45 runs through two games, seen six goals in the passing game and ranks 17th among all backs in fantasy scoring so far.
And while Sunday wasn’t the best outing for the team, Fournette is still playing in a Tampa Bay offense that looks pretty solid this season.
Of course, fantasy executives who spent a premium pick on Fournette (he was picked a total of 21.2 in Yahoo competitions) don’t want to hear any of that.
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But who are we to call Fournette a liar? If the man says the touchdowns are coming, the touchdowns are coming! (Let’s not revisit this article if those scores don’t pan out.)
Fournette checks in as the number 8 falling back to our analysts’ position in Week 3, heading for a matchup against a Green Bay Packers defense that has fifth most rushing yards (306) and fourth most yards per carry ( 5.6) has given up ) so far this season.
Yards were possible. Let’s see if he can finally break the goal line.
Our analysts reached a consensus for the top three running backs this week, ranking Jonathan Taylor, Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley in that order.
Dalvin Cook was a near-consensus choice for the No. 4 RB, and Nick Chubb completed the top five.
Here’s the running back position – see where Fournette and the rest of the RBs landed in our week 3 analyst rankings:
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