Even without his 46-yard run, Leonard Fournette still averaged 5.18 yards per carry Sunday, while Ronald Jones rushed for 23 yards on seven carries (3.3 average), but did score a touchdown to give the Bucs a 7-0 lead.
The story makes it seem like Fournette is starting to make his case, and it only seemed like a matter of time. The story said Brady has said on multiple instances since arriving in Tampa Bay he needs to know who he can count on. There weren’t many he could count on Sunday. Countless balls slipped through receivers’ and running backs’ hands. Jones fumbled a simple handoff at the Carolina 38 in the second quarter. Third-down back LeSean McCoy dropped what would have been a touchdown on third-and-8 with 6:25 to go. Fournette's value seems to be trending up.