Jones has missed Tampa Bay’s last two games since going on the list on Dec. 16. Jones also is returning from a broken pinky suffered in the club’s Week 14 win over the Vikings. He had surgery to insert a pin in the finger earlier this month. As of now, the Bucs say they plan on playing their starters in Week 17, but there is no official word if Jones will be among those playing.
TB RB Leonard Fournette - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Leonard Fournette played 32% of the offensive snaps last week, which is his lowest amount since Week 1 (not counting the Week 5 game when he played one snap). Part of that was simply because the Bucs played in a blowout game. Despite limited playing time, Fournette still played well with 66 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. He hasn't been incredible in Ronald Jones' absence, but he's doing enough to stay relevant in fantasy. His status this week will largely be tied to whether or not Jones returns. If Jones is active, Fournette will be a low-end flex play. If Jones is inactive, Fournette would be a lower-end RB2.