The fantasy football playoffs are finally here and managers have been on the edge of their seat waiting for updates on running back Leaonrd Fournette. Fortunately, he is on track to play in Week 15 after practicing in full on Friday.
Leonard Fournette Fantasy Oulook
Fournette has been dealing with a lingering ankle issue, but was not even limited in his return to the field. Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief as it looks like Fournette will be a full go against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night. However, it isn't the easiest matchup for the fifth-year pro.
The Saints have been tough against the run, giving up the fewest PPR fantasy points to the position as well as just 3.7 yards per carry (No. 1 in NFL). At this point in the season, it is all about starting your studs, though. Fournette ranks as the No. 1 RB in PPR scoring leagues over the last three weeks.
The 26-year-old has been nothing short of dominating for this offense all season long. Fournette is averaging a career-high 4.5 yards per carry and is posting 92.2 total yards per game. Keep in mind he has also racked up 6 touchdowns in his last three games and leads the Buccaneers with 59 red zone touches in 2021.
Fournette checks in at RB8 in The Duel's Week 15 fantasy football rankings and comes with rock-solid RB1 upside despite the tough matchup. Start him with confidence in Week 15.
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