Last year, Fournette finished as the No. 9 running back but had the No. 11 per game average. He had the No. 14 per game average in eight games in 2018. Fournette’s receiving role spiked in 2019. He averaged 5.1 catches per game after catching just 2.8 per game in his first two seasons. The franchise seems to have soured on Fournette, declining his fifth-year team option, and there were rumors that he was on the trading block during the Draft. Under new OC Jay Gruden, Fournette’s role may be different, especially since the Jaguars signed Chris Thompson, who excelled as a receiver in Washington under Gruden. I’m expecting Fournette’s receiving role to be scaled way back in 2020.
Dec 29, 2019 · 3:05 PM EST