Corey Grant should probably go undrafted in most drafts unless you want to pair him with Fournette with your last pick to take zero chances. With Chris Ivory gone and TJ Yeldon yet to prove he’s anything more than just a guy who can catch, Grant’s playmaking ability should give him a clear path to become Fournette’s handcuff.
Fournette will continue to be an early down back while better pass-catchers take on those duties, and that’s okay for his touch numbers as long as the Jaguars defense stays elite; with the defense keeping the game competitive, the run game is always in play. This is why Grant would continue to see a high carry count if he were to step in because of an injury. The fact that Grant can also catch the ball makes him even more valuable than your average handcuff, as he can either start cutting into Yeldon’s touches, take over, and even play both roles if Fournette were to go down. The offensive coaches have said that he should be a lot more involved this season; he made a lot happen with his limited touches last year, averaging more than 8 yards per carry and reaching the end zone twice with only 30 carries. Because of it, the Jags placed a 2nd round tender on him this past offseason as a restricted free agent.
Fournette’s ankle troubles are hopefully behind him, but he did miss a few games last season, even on short notice. I would be a little cautious with him this season, and make sure I either have his handcuff or have good depth behind him on my roster to protect your early investment.