T.J. Yeldon Fantasy Football: Sit the Jaguars running back


T.J. Yeldon fantasy football stock takes a hit for Week 3.

There is a lot working against T.J. Yeldon in the fantasy football world.

After being given the chance to star in Week 1 and Week 2, Yeldon delivered virtually nothing positive. He has just 2.4 yards per carry on 28 attempts.

His one redeeming factor at this point is a rushing touchdown that he miraculously scored and some solid production in PPR leagues due to his team-leading 12 receptions.

With the return of Chris Ivory in Week 3, however, the Jaguars will look for more effective running out of the running back position. That should mean that Ivory gets fed while Yeldon is relegated to more of a support role.

The silver lining for those owning Yeldon is that he may come in more on passing downs as he has proven to be a solid receiver out of the backfield so far in 2016. He hasn’t been particularly productive (just 40 yards on those 12 receptions) and hasn’t found the end zone as a receiver, but he could get a few looks in Week 3.

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On the whole, however, his lack of production and the return of another dominant back will make Yeldon an unreliable option at best. If you’re desperate it may even be better to find someone else on the waiver wire rather than hope that Yeldon can magically deliver after letting down fantasy owners so far this season.

After an impressive rookie season in which he averaged over four yards per carry as the workhorse back, Yeldon has been a disappointment. He needs to find his form and he needs to reinstate himself as a critical part of the Jacksonville Jaguars offense. He hasn’t done that thus far and it’s hurting those who own him in fantasy.

Sit the Jags running back in Week 3. You’ll thank me for it when the games all end.