As if fantasy football owners didn’t have enough to worry about this week, Leonard Fournette is causing even more start ’em, sit ’em headaches after being deemed “questionable” for the Buccaneers’ Sunday Night Football showdown against the Saints. Fournette has been one of the biggest veteran breakouts this season, so his status for the first round of the fantasy playoffs is key. That’s why we’ll be helping ease some of your worries by providing injury updates below.
We’ll continue to update this article with news on Fournette up until the official active/inactive report comes out on Sunday around 6:50 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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Is Leonard Fournette playing on Sunday night?
Despite missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Fournette (ankle) got in a full session on Friday. Afterward, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said that Fournette will play Sunday night against the Saints.
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Given Arians’ confidence in Fournette’s availability, fantasy owners likely have little to worry about. That said, setbacks are always possible, so having handcuff Ronald Jones II on your roster makes sense. It’s a tough matchup for both Fournette and Jones, as the Saints have been a top run defense all year, but given Fournette’s use in the passing game and his TD potential in Tampa’s high-powered offense, he’s a must-start in all matchups.
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Jones wouldn’t be quite as appealing, but he’d get plenty of touches and have similar TD upside, so he’s at least a flex.
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