After only two games of injury-riddled production earlier this season, fantasy owners of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette were treated to breakout performances in each of these last three weeks.
However, the former LSU standout will be suspended for Week 13 after he came off the sidelines to punch Bills linebacker Shaq Lawson, and continued the fight into the tunnel afterward.
Leonard Fournette n Shaq Lawson EJECTED after Jaguars n Bills teams get into a FIGHT pic.twitter.com/aIpV4bLnuZ— VERSACEBOYENT (@VersaceBoyEnt2) November 25, 2018
Which leads us to this version of "Would You Rather?" -- Carlos Hyde or T.J. Yeldon?
Yeldon would be the logical choice, considering he was the main beneficiary of Fournette's two separate absences this season. Perhaps the most staggering number in that scenario is Yeldon saw at least seven targets five times in a game that Fournette was inactive. We'll have to see how things play out with Cody Kessler taking over at quarterback, but one of Yeldon's seven-target games did come in the game Blake Bortles was benched.
Leonard Fournette comes down with a one game suspension for fighting in yesterday's game vs the Bills. Unsurprising. TJ Yeldon should be among your top waiver wire priorities tomorrow. #DUUUVAL #FantasyFootball #Jags #FantasyFootballAdvice— Kate Magdziuk (@weeklyballblast) November 27, 2018
Hyde, on the other hand, saw 10 carries in last week's loss to the Bills. In comparison, Yeldon had only five touches (three carries, two catches) on the day. The troubling aspect for Hyde is despite seeing 18 carries over the last two weeks, he has yet to crack the top five in FanDuel fantasy points since donning a Jags' jersey.
We're likely looking a 50-50 split in touches for Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts with whoever has the hot hand getting more touches as the game progresses. Yeldon definitely looks like the better play in PPR leagues, while Hyde could be more beneficial in standard leagues with the possibility of scoring a touchdown on a goal-line carry. We're leaning toward Yeldon in this game, but it really will be a toss-up heading in.
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