Leonard Fournette Fantasy Outlook Rises Following Bruce Arians' Comments

Max Staley
Leonard Fournette's fantasy football outlook improves with recent comments from Bruce Arians.
Leonard Fournette's fantasy football outlook improves with recent comments from Bruce Arians. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images
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Leonard Fournette has been one of the trickiest players to evaluate all offseason. Having just signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, though, conventional wisdom suggested that he'd be in for a smaller role in Week 1.

However, Bruce Arians revealed Fournette could be in for a bigger-than-expected workload against the New Orleans Saints this week.

This is slightly encouraging for Fournette's fantasy value, though it's shaping up to be a backfield to avoid until we get a bit more clarity. It feels like Fournette and Ronald Jones will split most of the early-down work, while LeSean McCoy handles the pass-catching role.

As the biggest back on the team, Fournette could be the goal line and short-yardage option. In an offense this talented, that will give him some undeniable upside.

However, there's no way to know how much volume he'll handle in Week 1, likely making him too risky to start on Sunday.


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