T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Leonard Fournette left Sunday’s game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury, and a possible carry split between Yeldon and Corey Grant finished in favor of Yeldon 14-1 for the game. Yeldon had 51 yards on his 14 carries, while adding three catches for 18 yards and a touchdown.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said he was optimistic about Fournette after the game Sunday. But it’s notable he did not return, and hamstring issues can linger for awhile.
Fournette’s status is worth monitoring, but he looks headed for a questionable tag in Week 2. So his owners should be ready to add Yeldon as a fallback, and those that don’t own Fournette should also have the Alabama product on their fantasy football waiver wire radar.
ESPN Ownership: 7.9%
Yahoo! Ownership: 13%
Consider Adding In: 10-team, 12-team & 14-team formats; especially if you own Fournette