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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount hard to bring down in 2017

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:51:00 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount is averaging 4.9 yards after contact per carry through six games in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: To put that number into some context, only eight running backs are averaging at least 4.9 yards per carry so far. Carson Wentz's accelerated maturation process as well as the upgraded receiving corps are among the factors contributing to Blount's ability to not face loaded boxes, and it helps he is getting a lot of work with the Eagles holding the lead late in games against tired defenses. Blount isn't scoring enough touchdowns to be considered a RB2 in PPR, but he is making for a fine flex option.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount pounds for 67 yards

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:02:04 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount registered 14 carries for 67 yards (4.8 YPC) during the team's win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football.

Fantasy Tip: In three of the last four games, Blount has carried between 12 and 14 times and gained between 67 and 74 yards, so it appears we've found his sweet spot. He added a two-point conversion against the Panthers, but he only has two touchdowns this year after scoring 18 times a season ago. He's best used as a flex.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount rushes for 74 yards

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:44:09 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 74 yards on 14 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Blount will continue to receive most of the rushing attempts as long as he stays healthy. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues next week.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount closes it out

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:47:21 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount finished with 16 carries for 136 yards, including 88 yards in the fourth quarter, in a 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: It was an encouraging outing for Blount, but he was one of three backs to receive double-digit carries. He will be a risky flex play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount fined

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:34:02 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for taunting following a touchdown in Week 3's game against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Blount had 12 carries for 67 yards versus the Giants after being largely ignored in the offense the week before. He should see a slightly heavier workload going forward due to the season-ending injury for Darren Sproles and is worthy of consideration as a RB3 or flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount shows well in win

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:26:47 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 win against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Blount didn't have any rush attempts, and just one touch, in Week 2. This is what fantasy owners expect from Blount, who still has two total touchdowns through three games in limited work. He remains more of a RB3 or flex play heading into Week 4 on the road against the Chargers.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount vanishes in Week 2

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:48:15 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount did not have a single carry during his team's 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Sept. 17. It marked the first time since 2012 that Blount has not carried the ball in a game.

Fantasy Tip: Needless to say, Blount burned fantasy owners on Sunday. On top of a subpar outing in the first week, it may be time to ask what Blount's role is on this team. Yes, it's only two weeks into the season, but a big deal was made about getting Blount into the offense. For now, leave Blount off of all your fantasy rosters.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount passable in Week 1 start

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:33:58 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount ran 14 times for 46 yards in a 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Fantasy Tip: The top four Eagle rushers contributed just 58 yards to the ground game. Considering Washington surrendered close to 120 yards per game last season, which was the 24th worst out of 32 teams, this could be cause for concern. For now, Blount is merely a flex player with little value.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount gets vote of confidence

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:46:22 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount is a "beast of a runner" and going to be "a big part of our offense," according to head coach Doug Pederson.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been the opposite of a "beast" this preseason and will be hard-pressed to be a big part of the offense given he will lose late-down work to Darren Sproles. The Eagles have repeatedly and foolishly tried to get him on the perimeter this preseason and don't figure to be playing with the same degree of positive game scripts New England enjoyed last year. Blount is going to be tough to trust as anything more than a flex this season.

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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.

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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.

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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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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount has weight clause

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:21:27 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount can earn $50,000 if he weighs between 240-245 pounds on the team's reporting date for training camp, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Blount is expected to see a heavy dosage of carries, and his touchdown potential gives him some luster as a high-end RB3.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount does not practice

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:37:10 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 5, because of an illness.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be fine for the start of training camp and could return for minicamp. Blount probably will receive a majority of the carries for the Eagles this season and can be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back in leagues because of his touchdown potential.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount to lead backfield?

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:20:07 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount will likely inherit the carries RB Ryan Mathews was given last year, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski, and Kempski estimates Blount will see around 170 carries.

Fantasy Tip: Blount seems like a safe bet to handle the carries around the goal line, and if he also sees a bulk of the early-down work, he should have himself a nice season. Don't expect a repeat of last year's 18-touchdown outburst, but Blount could be a low-end RB2 or luxury RB3.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount likes new QB

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:19:41 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount said QB Carson Wentz is "one of those guys you want to build a team around" and "has the potential to be a really special player."

Fantasy Tip: Wentz showed promise in his rookie season, but it is still a reach to expect QB1 production from him in 2017. He is an appealing option in keeper formats but a backup in redraft leagues.

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Eagles | Ryan Mathews done in Philly?

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:10 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is expected to be released once he is healthy following the signing of LeGarrette Blount, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has long been rumored to be out in Philadelphia, so Schefter isn't really breaking any new news here. The official move may take a while to happen, since the 29-year-old is still healing from neck surgery. Mathews may get another shot or two at running in the NFL, but his days of being a somewhat useful fantasy back are probably coming to an end.

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Eagles | More on LeGarrette Blount deal

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:30 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount's one-year deal is worth up to $2.8 million with a $1.25 million base salary and up to $1.55 million in incentives.

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Giants | LeGarrette Blount had offer from NYG

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:44:08 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount had an offer from the New York Giants before he agreed with the Eagles.

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Cardinals | LeGarrette Blount had offer from AZ

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:43:37 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount had an offer from the Arizona Cardinals before he agreed with the Eagles.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount agrees with Eagles

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:25:53 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, May 17, worth up to $2.8 million.

Fantasy Tip: The Eagles are expected to cut Ryan Mathews, and Blount will battle with Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood for the carries on first and second downs. Darren Sproles will be in the mix on most third downs. If Blount, who should have a leg up on the rest, can seize the job, he'll be a decent RB2 in fantasy.

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NFL | Teams still talking to LeGarrette Blount

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:21:21 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has interested teams continue to talk to him, and they're trying to work around the compensation the New England Patriots attached to him.

Fantasy Tip: The tag placed on Blount is seldom used, and there's fear that it could scare teams away from him - much like the draft-pick compensation did to free agents in MLB. Blount is expected to land somewhere in a timeshare and could be a low-end RB2.

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Patriots | Pats give LeGarrette Blount tender offer

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:40:29 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) received a one-year, $1.1 million tender offer from the New England Patriots before the May 9 deadline that affects compensatory picks, according to a source. The Patriots would receive help in their chances for a compensatory pick if Blount signs with another team.

Fantasy Tip: Blount likely will not re-sign with the Patriots because of the additions the team made at the position this offseason. Blount has been linked to a few teams but may be waiting for a better opportunity. He probably will be part of a committee no matter where he signs but could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues because of his touchdown potential.

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Lions | LeGarrette Blount has Lions' interest

Wed, 03 May 2017 05:40:50 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has interest from the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Blount figures to be busy on first and second downs wherever he lands, and he'll be a low-end RB2 in fantasy.

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Giants | LeGarrette Blount has mutual NYG interest

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:14:35 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has mutual interest in the New York Giants, and that situation could heat up as we get close to the NFL draft.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants still have a slew of backs, and they seemed to really like Paul Perkins late last season. Blount had a magical year in 2016, but he's unlikely to repeat those 18 touchdowns. He's more of an RB2 option in fantasy.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount likely to find new team

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:43:45 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) likely will not re-sign with the New England Patriots this offseason after the Patriots signed RB Mike Gillislee.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been linked to a few teams but likely will have to wait until after the draft to sign with a team. He probably will be part of a committee with his next team but could still be a No. 3 running back in some leagues because of his touchdown potential.

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Giants | NYG still interested in veteran running backs

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:49:40 -0700

The New York Giants are one of several teams continuing to keep close tabs on free-agent RBs LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) and Adrian Peterson (Vikings), in the hopes that their salary demands will go down prior to the draft.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Blount nor Peterson should be viewed as prominent RB1 options in most fantasy formats. Blount is 30 and unlikely to duplicate his 18-touchdown performance from last season regardless of where he lands, while Peterson is 32 and has sustained multiple major knee injuries over the last three years.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount not interested in NE offer

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:40:16 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) does not plan to sign the current offer from the New England Patriots, which he received at the start of free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Blount wants to re-sign with the Patriots but likely is looking for more money, but the Patriots are sticking with their first offer. He had an outstanding 2016 season with the Patriots and would have a similar role if he re-signs. He would be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he returns to New England.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount back to New England?

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:23:19 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) is likely to re-sign with the New England Patriots sooner rather than later, according to beat writer Jim McBride.

Fantasy Tip: If Blount does return, his role as the power back in New England's high-scoring offense should keep him in the RB2 mix.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount has offer from Pats

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:38:29 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has received a contract offer from the New England Patriots this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Blount likely would continue to receive most of the carries if he decides to re-sign with the Patriots but may be looking for a more lucrative contract from a team. Blount can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues if he is back with New England.

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Patriots | A LeGarrette Blount return still in question

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:37:14 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount would like to return to the Patriots after next season and the Patriots would like him back. However, Blount and the Patriots remain on different terms in regards to a long-term contract.

Fantasy Tip: Blount led all NFL running backs last year with 18 touchdowns -- easily the most of any season in his career. Odds are that 2016 will end up being a career year for Blount, so expectations should be lowered going forward. He is capable of double-digit touchdowns, but don't view Blount as more than a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.

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Giants | LeGarrette Blount an option for Giants?

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:14:54 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) could be an option for the New York Giants because they are looking for a power running back to complement RB Paul Perkins, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has not been linked to many teams this offseason but should find a new team before the start of training camp. He may not be able to find a starting job but should be part of a running back committee. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his team and his role.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount likely to walk?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:42:46 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to receive an offer in free agency the team won't match, and they're believed to be prepared for it.

Fantasy Tip: The backfield in New England is a little crowded after James White's emergence in the Super Bowl. Blount is coming off a monster 18-touchdown year, and it's tough to expect a repeat performance from the 30-year-old this year. He'll be in the RB1 discussion, but he's a more secure RB2.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount thrives in postseason

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:27:53 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has rushed for eight touchdowns in his last seven postseason games. He has scored six times in his last seven games this season, including the playoffs.

Fantasy Tip: Blount led the NFL in rushing touchdowns this season with 18, so it's no surprise that he's continuing to score in the playoffs. Look for the Patriots to keep riding him in the Super Bowl against a subpar Atlanta Falcons rush defense.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount powers late in win

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:44:35 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 47 yards and one touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. He added one catch for eight yards.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been masterful at finding the end zone this season, and -- assuming the to-be free agent returns to the Pats -- he'll be a viable RB3 in most formats for the 2017 fantasy campaign.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount set to be free agent

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:38:58 -0800

New England Patriots LeGarrette Blount will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

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Patriots | Quiet night for LeGarrette Blount

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:08:51 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had eight carries for 31 yards in a 34-16 win over the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 14.

Fantasy Tip: New England is notorious for favoring a certain back based on the matchup, and Blount was the odd man out tonight. He still has plenty of upside because of his touchdown potential, but fantasy owners have to accept occasional duds.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount not on injury report

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:02:44 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a solid running back for the Patriots this season and found the end zone 18 times during the regular season. Blount likely will receive a lot of carries against the Texans and should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount in team meetings Friday

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:57 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) took part in team meetings Friday, Jan. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Blount missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but has reportedly been at team headquarters on both days. Given his lack of practice time this week, he could see his snaps scaled back in Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans, although he is a good bet to remain the team's goal-line back and score at least once if he plays. Continue to monitor this situation, but it appears for now he has a good shot at being active.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount sits again

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:50:42 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) is out of practice again Thursday, Jan. 12.

Fantasy Tip: It's not time to push the panic button yet. Blount had a fabulous season with 18 touchdowns, but the Patriots could go a different route in any given week. Also, Dion Lewis (knee) is healthy. Blount isn't a safe RB1 against the Houston Texans this weekend.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount does not practice

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:41:57 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game as long as he can recover from his illness. He will receive most of the carries against the Houston Texans and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount played well against HOU

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:04:46 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 24 rushes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: He did that while J.J. Watt (back) was still active, but the Pats were without Tom Brady during his suspension and Dion Lewis (knee). So Blount may or may not have the same kind of workload in this playoff game. Houston was a top-five defense containing opposing RBs in fantasy the last five weeks of the season. Blount will be a better play as an RB2.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount providing balance

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:58:50 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount set career highs with 299 carries, 1,161 yards and an NFL-high 18 touchdowns this season, and the Patriots ran the ball 45.6 percent of the time, their highest percentage since 2010.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been much more than a short-yardage back this season, but handling the goal-line carries for a high-scoring offense is a big part of his appeal. He has a safe floor and plenty of upside and should be one of the better running back plays throughout the playoffs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe