Leonard Fournette, Jaguars (3 points)
After the past two years it is easy to say Leonard Fournette is the classic high ceiling, but low floor player. During his rookie season, Fournette rushed for 1,040 yards on 268 carries and nine touchdowns, which is what most were hoping to see in 2018.
Unfortunately, his season was hampered by injuries and was only able to rush for 439 yards and five touchdowns in eight games. Coming into the 2017 NFL Draft there were some concerns about Fournette being able to stay healthy due to a series of ankle injuries sustained during his last season at LSU, which has been seen during his time in Jacksonville.
While it is safe to say that Fournette is poised for a breakout year under new offensive coordinator John DeFilippio, the cause for caution remains due to during his time coaching at Minnesota.
While with the Vikings, DeFilippio utilized the running backs less, and preferred a passing offense compared to constantly rushing the ball which could be useful to preserve Fournette’s health in the long run, but maintain a steady starter running back standing.