Leonard Fournette has discovered a brand new residence, in keeping with Adam Schefter: the Buccaneers. Having been waived and launched by the Jaguars, Fournette was by no means more likely to discover a state of affairs so fantasy pleasant for him as he had with the Jags. However this signing units him up for some manufacturing in 2020, at the least. Becoming a member of up with Tom Brady provides Fournette an opportunity to be efficient, whereas severely hampering the potential fantasy worth of Ronald Jones, LeSean McCoy, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and Dare Ogunbowale.
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Leonard Fournette’s fantasy outlook with Buccaneers
Previous to Fournette’s launch, he was our No. 11 operating again in normal leagues. He was coming off a profession yr, at the least by way of yards and catches: 1,152 speeding yards to go along with 76 catches for 522 yards. The one factor missing a season in the past had been the touchdowns.
Fournette has at all times been considered a supreme expertise relationship again to his highschool days and his time at LSU. However fantasy homeowners are simply as involved with alternative as they’re about expertise.
Tampa Bay gives about as a lot potential alternative as any touchdown spot. Initially, Fournette will possible must compete with one among Jones or McCoy on early downs and with Ogunbowale in passing conditions. However Fournette is well probably the most proficient again the Buccaneers have now, and Tampa Bay would not have taken this danger with out liking the reward, too.
For those who’ve already drafted Fournette, you may really feel fairly good about this signing. In case your draft remains to be upcoming, although, some homeowners would possibly view Fournette with a query mark by his identify nonetheless. For those who can draft him as your third RB, he is greater than price that worth. Whilst an RB2 in spherical 4 might find yourself returning good worth.
2020 STANDARD FANTASY RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker | Superflex | Prime 200
Ronald Jones, LeSean McCoy, Dare Ogunbowale fantasy outlook
It was by no means apparent whether or not McCoy might matter this season in Tampa Bay, and now it appears unlikely that he’ll. As a substitute, Shady turns into a superb candidate for minimize day. Jones is the extra closely impacted right here.
A yr in the past, we stored hoping Bruce Arians would belief Jones extra and Peyton Barber much less, and now Barber is in Washington. Jones averaged a strong four.2 yards per carry in 2019 and gives sturdy ending potential within the pink zone. Which may all be a moot level, now.
At this level, McCoy should not be drafted in any fantasy leagues, whereas Jones’ present ADP of RB30 ought to most likely decline about 10 or 15 spots. There’s at all times an opportunity Jones stays the primary possibility right here and never Fournette, however that appears unlikely.
Ogunbowale introduced PPR sleeper worth as Brady’s potential private pass-catching again, a la Kevin Faulk and James White. After Fournette caught 76 passes a yr in the past, although, there’s at all times an opportunity he claims that position, too. For now, Ogunbowale remains to be price a bench choice in PPR leagues, however watch his early targets relative to Fournette to determine for those who ought to minimize bait after a couple of weeks.
You can even disregard rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who was already relegated to kickoff return obligation and now falls additional down the depth chart.
2020 PPR RANKINGS:
Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | Superflex | Prime 200
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fantasy outlook for Tom Brady, prime WRs
This simply gives Brady yet one more weapon on a group filled with them. He is already acquired Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski to throw the soccer to. Add in Fournette as a premier RB expertise and it is a higher personnel grouping than he is had lately in New England.
The presence of a extra stout RB might take away slight quantity from the Tampa passing assault, however everyone knows how a lot Arians likes to throw. It should not matter an excessive amount of.
The place Fournette’s presence might present up probably the most is within the pink zone as an influence runner. Probably, the touchdowns fantasy gamers are hoping Rob Gronkowski catches to return worth this season would possibly shift partially in Fournette’s course.