Ronald Jones out-touched Fournette during the regular season by a margin of 220 to 133. However, in the 12 games that both players played, RoJo out-touched Fournette 130 to 104, or 10.8 to 8.7 on a per-game basis. The script flipped in a big way in the four playoff games, when Fournette led in touches by a margin of 82 to 35, though Jones missed the first game. In the three playoff games they both played, Fournette saw 59 touches to Jones's 35, or 19.7 and 11.7 on a per-game basis. Both players will be involved in 2021, though it looks like Fournette will lead the backfield in touches when healthy. Jones was a more effective runner in the regular season (5.1 YPC to Fournette's 3.8), but Fournette was better in the passing game (2.8 catches per game to 2.0 for Jones during the regular season) and his rushing efficiency picked up in the postseason (4.7 YPC, 4.5 catches per game). Fournette is not clearly the lead back, so his ADP should fall somewhere in the fourth to sixth round in early fantasy drafts.
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.