Fantasy Injury Updates: Is Leonard Fournette playing this week?Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)
Leonard Fournette was a surprise active last Thursday, but he's still listed as "questionable" ahead of Tampa's Week 6 showdown against Green Bay. We'll have the latest injury updates below right up until kickoff, so check back for the latest before finalizing your fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions.
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Is Leonard Fournette playing in Week 6?
UPDATE 2: Fournette is officially OUT.
UPDATE: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night that Fournette is expected to be active but limited against the Packers.
After missing Week 4, Fournette (ankle) was surprisingly active for Tampa's Week 5 game against Chicago, but he saw just one snap and didn't touch the ball. It's clear he was only active for emergencies, but the mere fact Tampa felt he was even healthy enough to do that is a good sign his availability this week against the Packers.
Fournette was limited in practice all week, and Bucs coach Bruce Arians said he will be a game-time decision. The lack of clarity surrounding Fournette's health suggests Ronald Jones II will once again function as Tampa's lead back, likely commanding around a 70-30 share of the RB touches. The last time both backs were healthy for a full game (Week 3), Jones had 13 carries to Fournette's seven.
Even in a fairly favorable matchup against Green Bay, Fournette is tough to trust in any format. You simply can't count on him to see the field or get enough carries to post meaningful stats. It's always possible Fournette cashes in a short touchdown, but that's not something you can count on.
If Fournette is active, Jones' ceiling is a bit lower, but he's still in a play has a high-upside RB2.