Leonard Fournette Fantasy Value Explodes Following Huge Second Half in Week 4

Max Staley
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Leonard Fournette handled a pretty big workload in each of his first three games, but he struggled to turn that volume into production. In Week 4, it felt like that was going to be the case once again, as he was mostly held in check during the first half.

However, Fournette hit the ground running in the second half, and he finished the game with 245 total yards on 31 touches.

Fournette's breakout always felt it was coming.

Even though he saw at least 19 opportunities (targets and carries) in each of his first three games, he was held scoreless and had yet to break 70 yards rushing. Frankly, with that type of volume, it's tough to produce as such a low level.

While his fantasy owners are likely frustrated that he was once again held out of the end zone, Fournette's monster day is certainly a positive for his fantasy value going forward.

Fournette's 225 rushing yards were a career high, and he rewarded any fantasy owner that stuck with him in Week 4. If he continues seeing this type of volume, it's only a matter of time before he breaks his touchdown drought.

Fournette looks like a rock-solid RB2 for the rest of the season.


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