Fantasy Football: Top 15 Rookies to Target in 2017

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Fantasy Football: Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette
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Top 15 Rookies to Target in Fantasy Football: Number 2 – Leonard Fournette

The first running back to be taken in this year’s draft was none other than Leonard Fournette, and for good reason. The Jaguars got themselves the best back in the draft, but when it comes to rookies in fantasy football, Fournette isn’t the best.

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Fournette will probably receive a heavy workload as a rookie though, as Blake Bortles is terrible and the run game is going to have to win the Jaguars games. Fournette is used to running all over opponents, so a lot of carries shouldn’t affect him too much.

The thing to pay attention to regarding Leonard Fournette is that he has a lingering foot injury and that will likely hurt his draft stock. Who wants to draft a running back with a bum foot?

As for when to target Fournette, he’s not going to be your RB1, especially with his foot injury. Look to nab Fournette in the late single digit rounds and if his foot does heal up by then, he could go even earlier off the board.