Leonard Fournette Fantasy Predictions, Rankings & Injury News: Week 17 Buccaneers vs Falcons

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 31, 2020

Leonard Fournette and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-5) head into a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons (4-11) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium on a three-game losing streak.

Leonard Fournette Week 17 Injury Status

Status: Questionable
Injury: Abdomen
Last updated on 12/30/2020 at 2:57 a.m. EST

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Week 17 Projections

Fournette is projected to score 7.2 fantasy points (1-point PPR) in Week 17 against Atlanta. The Falcons are the 24th-ranked team in fantasy points allowed and fourth-ranked against backs. Fantasy owners might be better off looking for a higher-potential RB-play this week, Fournette ranks 38th among runningbacks for the upcoming week of games. The Falcons surrender 105.7 rushing yards per game to the running back position, giving them the seventh-ranked rushing defense in the league.

Running Back Projected Fantasy Ranks for Week 17
Rank Name Week 17 Projected Fantasy Points
1 Derrick Henry 18.8
2 Dalvin Cook 18.4
3 Alvin Kamara 15
37 Malcolm Brown 7.2
38 Leonard Fournette 7.2
39 Ito Smith 6.4

Projected fantasy points and data in this article reflect data from SportsData.io as of December 30, 2020, 6:20 AM ET.

Season Fantasy Ranking

Fournette is the 127th-highest scoring player overall in fantasy football this season, ranking 83 spots below his average draft position of 44. He goes into the contest as the 38th-ranked running back, 31 spots below his No. 7 ADP among RBs. On the year, Fournette has picked up 354 yards on 92 carries, while scoring six touchdowns and zero fumbles lost.

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Leonard Fournette Weekly Performance

Week Opponent Opp. Pos. Rank Fantasy Points
16 DET 32 12.6
15 ATL 5 18.5
14 MIN 13 0
12 KC 17 2
11 LAR 4 8.6
10 CAR 28 3
9 NO 4 4.1
8 NYG 19 7.1
7 LV 30 9.7
6 GB 31 0
5 CHI 17 0
4 LAC 1 0
3 DEN 8 2.2
2 CAR 31 23.6
1 NO 11 (2019) 1.9

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