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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 26: Leonard Fournette #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Ford Field on December 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 26: Leonard Fournette #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Ford Field on December 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Leonard Fournette, RB

Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette did not start the year off strong. In fact, he was all the buzz when they brought him in after the Jacksonville Jaguars released him at the beginning of the season. However, the buzz would quickly wear off.

By halfway through the season, Fournette lost his starting job as the Buccaneers running back to Ronald Jones III. Jones was playing at the high level then and Arians decided to stick with the hot hand throughout most of the season until Jones got injured.

Toward the end of the season, Fournette started to pick it back up. He rushed 14 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15. In the next two weeks combine, he ended the regular season with 48 yards and a touchdown.

Against Washington last week, Fournette rushed 19 times for 93 yards and a touchdown adding four receptions for 39 yards. The Saints front can not allow Fournette to get any traction this week. They need to stuff him at the line and let the momentum die.

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