Corey Grant, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
With Leonard Fournette constantly banged up to begin his career, it’s time we shed more light on the next men up in Jacksonville’s backfield. T.J Yeldon is the next in line but even he isn’t quite at 100% right now which has made Corey Grant an interesting player to follow.
Grant received a small amount of hype coming into the season as coach Doug Marrone expressed an interest in getting Grant more involved on offense this season. The team did just that in Week 2 as Grant was a multi-faceted part of this offense’s beating of the New England Patriots. Grant drew 7 targets in the passing game, catching 6 for 56 yards. He also turned 4 carries into 13 yards on the ground.
Grant didn’t get to break off any big plays that he has been known for, but his 42.24% split of snaps compared to Yeldon’s 57.75% is a great sign. Grant will likely rely on Fournette being injured to carve out solid weekly value on this offense, but that shouldn’t be hard to do as Fournette didn’t even make it through the first week of play without picking up an injury. Grant should be grabbed in deeper leagues and is a name to watch going forward as a potential every week Flex option in PPR leagues whenever Fournette is out.