LeGarrette Blount news, rumors and stats

 

LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 250

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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

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount having weight issues

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:05:44 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount has been having "weight issues" and looked "disappointing in practice," which is why it's possible he might not make the final roster.

Fantasy Tip: Despite scoring the second-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL last season, it appears Blount is not fitting in well with his new club. Even if the seven-year veteran ends up as part of the 53-man squad, it might be hard to lean on him regularly, given Philadelphia's running back situation. Darren Sproles, Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood all figure to have a role in 2017, which will severely cap Blount's ceiling with the Eagles.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Matt Lombardo

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount not guaranteed roster spot

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:44:04 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount has struggled to get to the corner on off-tackle runs and has only nine carries for 17 yards through two preseason games, leading Matt Lombardo of NJ.com to conclude Blount may be among the team's cuts this summer.

Fantasy Tip: In Blount's defense, running between the tackles is his strong suit because he lacks the speed now to get to the edge consistently. Having said that, he just has not looked very good this summer in general. His ability to convert in short yardage and at the goal line may save him, but the Eagles would probably be better off by admitting their mistake and moving on. He's obviously a very risky RB3 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Matt Lombardo

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount held in check

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:54:53 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for eight yards on five carries in the preseason game against Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 17. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Blount will be the main ball carrier for the Eagles this season and probably will not be used much in the passing game. He probably should be considered a No. 3 running back in standard leagues because of his touchdown potential. He will not have as much value in point-per-reception leagues.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount unimpressive so far

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:49:48 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount "hasn't exactly stood out" during training camp so far, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

Fantasy Tip: McLane notes Blount's skill set is one better suited for games than practices, but it is a bit concerning he isn't distinguishing himself from the Eagles' runners in some way, shape or form. Blount is the heavy favorite for early-down and goal-line work, but owners would be wise to view him as no more than a low-end RB3, especially considering he figures to have next to no role in the passing game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount returns to practice

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:18:48 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (personal) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 4, after missing the entire week due to personal reasons.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has touchdown potential, but he's not expected to have as big of a carry volume than in years passed. He's a high-end RB3 candidate with some bust potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Delaware County Times - Bob Grotz

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount excused

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:07:53 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (personal) was excused from practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, due to personal reasons.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has touchdown potential, but he's not expected to have as big of a carry volume than in years passed. He's a high-end RB3 candidate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Carson Wentz asked to do too much in 2016

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:36:21 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz attempted 607 passes last year, the second-highest total for a rookie in NFL history. Head coach Doug Pederson hopes to "take a little bit off" Wentz's plate in 2017 and believes the addition of RB LeGarrette Blount to the running game will help in that respect.

Fantasy Tip: The running game fell off about the same time right tackle Lane Johnson began serving his suspension, which contributed largely to the Eagles' heavy reliance on Wentz. There is a good chance the second-year signal-caller will improve on last year's numbers (3782 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions) simply because he has a better supporting cast around him now, led by Alshon Jeffery. Wentz should be a solid QB2 in fantasy in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Reuben Frank

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount lived in red zone in 2016

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:57:35 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount was far and away the busiest player in the league inside the red zone last year, registering league highs in carries and touchdowns inside the 20, 10 and 5. Sixteen of his 68 red zone carries, 15 of his 42 attempts inside the 10 and 12 of his 24 rushes inside the 5 resulted in touchdowns. Mike Gillislee is expected to assume the power role Blount had with the New England Patriots last season.

Fantasy Tip: Blount obviously obviously cannot count on the same kind of volume in Philadelphia that he could in New England, but it is notable for present and future owners of Gillislee. While a repeat of Blount's franchise-record 18 rushing touchdowns for Gillislee is highly unlikely, he is a very good bet to reach double figures for the first time in his career and makes for a high-upside RB3 in most leagues.

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Eagles | Corey Clement the odd man out?

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 20:41:15 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement is currently behind RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Darren Sproles, RB Wendell Smallwood and RB Donnel Pumphrey and is likely bound for the practice squad, according to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media.

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Eagles | Ryan Mathews not on the way out?

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:26:51 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles told ESPN's Josina Anderson Friday, June 30, that he - along with backfield mates LeGarrette Blount and Ryan Mathews - "can share the ball and everyone can be happy."

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has long been considered to be on the outs in Philly ever since the Eagles signed Blount, presumably since the latter was supposed to take the former's "big-back" role in the offense. Mathews has to be cleared yet from offseason neck surgery, so his release still seems the most likely move for Philadelphia. Even if he sticks on the roster, he'll be hard to trust as anything more than a RB5.

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