That’s what running for 122 yards and a touchdown will do for you. It’ll make your coaches rethink your role, which is what Jaguars coach Doug Marrone appears to be doing with Yeldon.
“I think it makes you look at things and say where are we with the running backs, what’s the situation, where are we on special teams?’’ Marrone said earlier this week.
“I’ve always tried to get T.J. up, but it’s a matter of that game-day roster number (because that) really limits you because you have to have X-amount of positions on (special) teams. That’s always been the struggle.’’
This is a situation to monitor since Fournette is currently sidelined with an ankle injury. He's expected back in Week 9, but has dealt with foot problems in the past so it's not out of the question that he misses another game.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:56pm
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 7. Fournette says that he expects to play, but a full week of DNPs are certainly alarming. If Fournette is active, he should be in fantasy lineups. If he’s out, Chris Ivory will be a great play against a very shaky Colts rush defense.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:55pm
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. We’re monitoring Fournette this week, but he should be able to play through the injury. Given the matchup, Chris Ivory is a Sneaky Start against the Colts.
Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm
Fournette did not practice Sunday.
There were reports last season that Fournette has a chronic condition with his ankle. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Fournette's ankle injury, which caused him to miss five games in 2016, could need surgery and that made it an issue for teams looking to draft him. The foot was the reported issue today, but that's pretty darn close to the ankle. It's a situation to monitor moving forward for a RB we projected to have 300+ touches as a rookie.
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Ivory should lead the Jacksonville backs in touches with T.J. Yeldon on injured reserve.
That’s a heap of good news for the Jaguars, who can’t seem to keep running backs healthy this season.
The team put T.J. Yeldon (ankle) on injured reserve on Monday. Chris Ivory has missed four games because of various injuries and he might not be able to play this week against the Colts because of a hamstring injury.
Things are much better if Robinson is able to play after missing three games because of an ankle injury. If Robinson would miss Week 17, it means the Jaguars would have to rely on second-year player Corey Grant, first-year player Bronson Hill, and newly signed Daryl Richardson, who has 169 carries in his career but only two since 2013.
Yeldon has been placed on injured reserve as a result of an ankle injury. He spent the last three weeks of his rookie year on injured reserve with a knee issue.
Yeldon played in all 15 games this year, but his production was down across the board from his rookie year. Yeldon ran 130 times for 465 yards and one touchdown, which is lower than he managed as a rookie in all three metrics along with a drop from 4.1 yards per carry to 3.6 yards this season.
Related players: Chris Ivory
The arrival of Chris Ivory accounts for the drop in Yeldon’s workload, but it’s probably fair to say that Yeldon fell short of where the Jaguars expected the 2015 second-round pick to be in his second season with the team. Both backs should be back in 2017 and Jacksonville would welcome better results from each of them.
Yeldon tweaked his ankle on his second carry of the game. At first, the Jaguars were optimistic about his return, listing him as probable, but they downgraded him to questionable later in the first quarter before ruling him out after halftime. Ivory saw his workload increase with Yeldon out, but he got hurt in the second half, too (hamstring), and did not return.
Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm
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