5 NFL Red Zone Trends to Monitor for Week 11
Leonard Fournette is Back in the Red Zone
At the risk of being the 35th article you read this week that claims "Leonard Fournette is back", it's just hard to avoid.
He saw plenty of volume and scored plenty of fantasy points, and his two touchdowns were no fluke. Once a workhorse in the red zone, Fournette immediately stepped back into that role in Week 10.
Fournette has now played three games this season, racking up nine red zone opportunities (carries plus targets). In those games, the Jacksonville Jaguars have only tallied 23 opportunities as a team, giving Fournette a 39% market share. For context, that would rank top 10 in the NFL for the entire season.
The Jags are no strangers to funneling red zone usage to one back either, as T.J. Yeldon had opportunity market shares of 75%, 45.5% and 55.6% in his first three games of the season.
numberFire's models have Jacksonville as only the league's 28th-ranked offense, so scoring chance aren't exactly going to be plentiful, but hogging such a large share of the red zone work means that Fournette can still offer significant touchdown upside in unfavorable surroundings.