2017 NFL Draft: Leonard Fournette Fantasy Analysis

2017 NFL Draft: Leonard Fournette Fantasy Analysis
  • SportsGrid Staff


The 2017 NFL Draft is taking place in Philadelphia, PA, and we’re giving you fantasy analysis on everything from expected roles to bust potential.

Corey Parson (@TheFantasyExec), Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan), and Mike Blewitt (@mikeblewitt) give their instant fantasy take on XXXXFournette’s NFL potential here, courtesy of the FNTSY Sports Network:

<h2>Leonard Fournette 2017 Fantasy Outlook</h2>

Jake Ciely, who has finished in the top four for fantasy football accuracy the last three years, wrote the following about Fournette with the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Only Joe Mixon ranked higher on my list given Fournette’s amazing combination of size and speed. People also fail to realize that Fournette is a solid pass-catcher and a great run blocker, giving him the ability to be a three-down running back. Fournette can easily match Jordan Howard’s rookie campaign, which makes him a Top 10 option in redraft and a second round pick.

<h2>Leonard Fournette 2017 Mock Draft Evaluation</h2>

And Jayson Braddock, in his mock draft for SportsGrid, evaluated Fournette thusly prior to the draft:

15) Indianapolis Colts – RB / Leonard Fournette / LSU – I completely understand if the Colts decide to go with a Gareon Conley, Haason Reddick or Derek Barnett here for a poor defense. At some point though, the Colts have to decide to make Andrew Luck’s job easier. They can do that here with two players, Mike Williams or Leonard Fournette. Now, while Williams would be a great big-body receiver that Andrew Luck has been missing, Fournette is a top five talent that shouldn’t still be available. Fournette allows Luck to have a running back that’s young and scares the defense. Luck doesn’t have to go into every game feeling as if he has to make impossible throws for the team to stand a chance.