Leonard Fournette Questionable vs. Patriots with Hamstring Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 14, 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) warms up before of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots because of a hamstring injury that's kept him out of practice ahead of Week 2.

ESPN's Michael DiRocco provided the update Friday.

Fournette is coming off a solid rookie season in which he ran for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. His 2018 campaign got off to a frustrating start, though. He had 41 yards on nine carries in Jacksonville's 20-15 Week 1 win over the New York Giants before suffering the right hamstring injury.

When he was coming out of LSU, durability was a minor concern for Fournette after he appeared in just seven games in his junior season. The fact that he missed three games in 2017 did little to stem those concerns.

Jacksonville will turn to T.J. Yeldon as the starting running back should Fournette miss Sunday's contest.

There's a reason the Jaguars selected Fournette with the fourth overall pick in the 2017, two years after using a second-rounder on Yeldon. Yeldon has yet to prove he can be a consistent every-down back in the NFL, so Jacksonville might have to lean more heavily on Blake Bortles and the passing game until Fournette returns.

Related

    Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson Among Top-10 List of Highest-Paid Athletes

    Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers made a lot of money over the past 12 months

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson Among Top-10 List of Highest-Paid Athletes

    Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers made a lot of money over the past 12 months

    CBSSports.com
    via CBSSports.com

    Jaguars Fine Telvin Smith for Skipping Mandatory Minicamp

    Jacksonville Jaguars logo
    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Jaguars Fine Telvin Smith for Skipping Mandatory Minicamp

    Mike Florio
    via ProFootballTalk

    How Much Is Yannick Ngakoue Worth to the Jaguars?

    Jacksonville Jaguars logo
    Jacksonville Jaguars

    How Much Is Yannick Ngakoue Worth to the Jaguars?

    Black and Teal
    via Black and Teal

    Nick Foles Pleased with Progress of the Jags Offense

    Jacksonville Jaguars logo
    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Nick Foles Pleased with Progress of the Jags Offense

    Black and Teal
    via Black and Teal