LeGarrette Blount news, rumors and stats

 

LeGarrette Blount

New England Patriots
Running Back

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 250

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2010TBB1320110075.01605142.800020610213
2010TEN12136.5000000.00002130
2011TBB141847814.2450151489.87001999293
2012TBB13411513.6820122.0000421530
2013NEP161537725.057023819.00001558102
Average:1165455405407001215852
Total:581272452002320270060429268

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount battling Tyler Gaffney?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:42:01 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is "likely" battling RB Tyler Gaffney the club's final running back spot. RBs Dion Lewis and James White "appear to be locked in" as the receiving running backs, while RB Brandon Bolden "figures" to have a spot on the roster thanks to his role on special teams. Blount and Gaffney are competing for the "between-the-tackles kind of role."

Fantasy Tip: Due to Blount's proven track record, you have to believe he has the leg up in this competition, though it's also interesting that Gaffney was able to take an entire series worth of carries in the first half of New England's most recent preseason game with the first-team offense. No matter who emerges from this battle, though, they may not hold much fantasy value, given the amount of pieces regularly being used out of the Patriots backfield, as well as Bill Belichick's sometimes unpredictable use of his running backs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MassLive.com - Kevin Dillon

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount runs over Chicago

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:22:34 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 11 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: New England's backfield is tough to predict. Blount is worth grabbing in the later rounds in case he carves out somewhat of a steady role, but he will be tough to rely on from one week to the next.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount fighting for spot

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:29:12 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount appears motivated in the opening days of training camp as he fights for a roster spot.

Fantasy Tip: Blount knows the New England system well and appears to be a favorite of the coaching staff, but he'll need a big training camp and preseason to win a roster spot. Even then, his fantasy appeal is not terribly high given the presence of Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden and James White, among others.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount to carry the load?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:01:44 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is going to have the opportunity to show the team what he can be, running backs coach Ivan Fears said Wednesday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: With Dion Lewis on the mend and Tom Brady suspended, New England could lean on Blount and the power running game early in the season. If everything falls into place, Blount could be a useful RB3, but don't plan to rely on him as a fantasy starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Karen Guregian

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount avoids PUP list

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:11:40 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip), who missed all of the spring session due to a hip injury, was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and appears ready for training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Blount might be fighting for his roster spot in training camp and the preseason. If he can make the roster he is a decent RB4 or RB5 for depth, but avoid him outside of the later rounds in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MassLive.com - Kevin Duffy

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount on the bubble?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:51:08 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's (hip) roster spot isn't a given, but there shouldn't be any issues if he returns from his season-ending hip injury and runs hard.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has RB5 luster in fantasy, but the Patriots tend to feature different running backs in different matchups. He has had big performances in the past and is worth taking a shot on late.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

Patriots | Key Patriots absent Thursday

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:17:29 -0700

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), RB Dion Lewis (knee), WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) and TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots are infamous for their vague injury reports and resting of players. Obviously they're going to take caution with the players listed above, though. As long as none of these guys suffer any setbacks this offseason, they should be good to go for the start of the regular season. Edelman and Gronk should both be viewed as fantasy starters at their respective positions, with more value in PPR formats. Lewis is an RB2 candidate in PPR formats if he can stay healthy, while Blount has RB3 potential if he, too, can keep his health. Amendola is the biggest injury risk; he shouldn't be viewed as more than a low-end WR4 to high-end WR5.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Patriots.com - Paul Perillo

Patriots | More on LeGarrette Blount's contract

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:38:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's one-year deal is worth up to $2 million -- $1 million in base salary and bonuses and $1 million in incentives, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Blount further clouds an already packed Patriots' backfield. Dion Lewis will be the primary running back when he's healthy, though. Blount could vulture a few touchdowns in 2016, but he's no more than a flex play, if that.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount financials

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:53:14 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's one-year deal is worth a base of $760,000 and includes a $100,000 signing bonus, a $100,000 roster bonus and $1 million in incentives, according to a source.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount re-ups for one year

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:48:18 -0700

Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount signed a one-year deal Tuesday, April 12.

Fantasy Tip: Blount returns to a backfield that doesn't have a lot of certainty. Dion Lewis (knee) is returning from a torn ACL, and he emerged as the lead back before he got hurt. Blount will have to share the load with him and James White, which makes Blount a risk at anything more than an RB4.

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