As one of three teams from the AFC South with a 3-3 record, the Jacksonville Jaguars need to keep up with the rest of the division to stay in the hunt for their first playoff appearance in a decade.
A huge part of Jacksonville’s relative success this season can be attributed to rookie running back Leonard Fournette, who has found the end zone in each of his first six starts as a pro.
In Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams, Fournette secured his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season but also hurt his right ankle late in the contest. ESPN’s Michael DiRocco reported that the former LSU standout is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Fournette did not participate in practice this entire week but believes that he’ll be ready to go for the crucial divisional showdown versus the Colts. The Jags sure need him on the field, as he’s been accountable for 36 percent of the team’s offensive yardage this season. His 596 rushing yards is also currently second-most in the NFL behind another rookie running back in Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt (717).
The Jaguars also have one of the most imposing defenses this 2017, having limited three teams to less than 10 points and with a league-high 10 interceptions thus far. However, they would be in a much different situation if not for Fournette’s running and scoring prowess on offense.