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Leonard Fournette


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28 yrs


6'0'' / 228 lbs



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Working out for Patriots

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-19

New England is hosting Fournette for a workout Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Fournette, who was released by the Buccaneers back in February, continues to look for a new NFL team as the 2023 regular season grows closer. The Patriots have a relatively open backfield depth chart behind No. 1 man Rhamondre Stevenson, and Fournette could certainly offer more reliability than current reserve options Pierre Strong, Ty Montgomery, Kevin Harris and J.J. Taylor. The 28-year-old averaged just 3.5 yards per carry last year, his worst mark since 2018, but has proven himself as a capable pass-catcher.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 21 1214.51.0316th410.44.353%
Away Outdoor 11 611.60.7933rd370.23.448%
Away Dome 5 310.20.7145th360.23.230%
Away Retractable Dome 6 421.71.144th650.84.649%

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2017 22 JAC 13 13 230 9th2681,04093.948%184251%363021
2018 23 JAC 8 8 120 40th13343953.352%92032%221851
2019 24 JAC 15 15 259 7th2651,15234.469%317368%765220
2020 25 TB 13 3 132 35th9736763.854%63026%362330
2021 26 TB 14 13 256 6th18081284.551%155047%694542
2022 27 TB 16 9 226 12th18966833.543%141049%735233
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Will be released by Bucs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-02-28

Fournette will be released at the start of the new league year, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.

Fournette signed a three-year, $21 million extension with the Bucs last offseason, but Tampa Bay is in the process of re-tooling, with Tom Brady calling it a career. Fournette turned 28 last month and is coming off a down year where he averaged just 3.5 yards per carry and rushed for three touchdowns. His release opens the door for second-year RB Rachaad White to take over lead-back duties for the Bucs.

Quiet finish to season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-17

Fournette rushed five times for 11 yards and brought in his only target for six yards in the Buccaneers' 31-14 wild-card loss to the Cowboys on Monday night. He finished the regular season with 668 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 189 carries along with 73 receptions for 523 yards and three additional scores on 83 targets across 16 games.

Fournette's season ended with a whimper Monday night, but he showed plenty during a successful regular season where he also went without a single fumble for the third time in his career. Fournette did average only 3.5 yards per carry while usually running behind an injury-hampered offensive line, but he should have a good chance of returning to Tampa Bay in 2023 considering his diverse skill set and the fact he carries what would be considered a relatively reasonable $8.5 million cap number for next season.

Minimal action in finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Fournette logged just three snaps from scrimmage and brought in his only target for four yards during the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Fournette's minimal playing time was by design, as head coach Todd Bowles opted to give his bruising back's legs some much-needed rest ahead of the postseason. Rookie backfield mate Rachaad White saw slightly more work with four carries across 10 snaps, and both backs could work in a near-even timeshare during Monday night's wild-card clash against the Cowboys.

Inefficient in Week 17 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Fournette rushed 10 times for 28 yards and secured all four targets for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Fournette's production left plenty to be desired from an efficiency standpoint, and he also logged two fewer touches than rookie backfield mate Rachaad White. Nevertheless, as recent weeks have shown, either back can set the pace in that regard in any given game, and it remains to be seen what the usage of each will be in the Week 18 road clash against the Falcons.

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