It was revealed by Ian Rapoport on Sunday morning that Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette is not expected to play against the Colts. Fournette entered the week with the second must rushing yards in football and led the league in rushing TDs. Without Leonard Fournette the Jaguars already inconsistent offense will have an even tougher time getting things going.
Fournette suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars week six loss to the Rams.
Chris Ivory will be asked to carry the load for the Jaguars. Despite a disappointing first campaign with the Jaguars in 2016 (that was impacted by a season long injury) Ivory has had an impressive 2017 season for the Jaguars. In back up duties he has been an effective runner and receiver out of the backfield.
Behind Ivory will be speedster Corey Grant and perhaps TJ Yeldon. Yeldon has been inactive all year for the Jaguars, but could see his first playing time of the 2017 season. Yeldon excels in pass protection and as a receiver out of the backfield.
This news is clearly not what Jaguars fans (or coaches) want to hear, but the Jaguars will need to overcome not having their best offensive player if they hope to keep pace in the tight AFC South race.
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