Leonard Fournette had a beautiful 20-yard touchdown run in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. That second quarter play helped push the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into the Super Bowl, and salvaged what was otherwise a pretty mediocre fantasy football performance from the Bucs’ top running back. He’ll be looking for a better game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs RB Leonard Fournette, $11,700
Fournette finished the NFC Championship game with 12 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. Take away his 20-yard scoring play, however, and his yards per attempt drops from 4.6 to 3.2. Still, it only takes one play to make a difference. He also had five catches on seven targets for 19 yards, helping pad his fantasy line even more.
He’s likely going to be the starter again on Super Bowl Sunday. Ronald Jones, who should be even healthier by that point, should once again nearly match his rushing attempts (Jones had 10 in the NFC Championship game for just 16 yards.) But Fournette is a threat to score, and his role in the passing game makes him a decent starter.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Fournette is the highest-priced running back in DraftKings leagues for the Super Bowl, and he’s likely to draw lots of interest. Out of all the running backs on the board, he’s the one most likely to walk away with the best stat line.