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Lions | LeGarrette Blount back on field

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:10:24 -0700

Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, July 30, after leaving practice early Sunday, July 29, because of an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: Blount probably will be used as short-yardage and goal line back this season, so he may not receive a consistent amount of touches from week to week. He can be considered a No. 4 running back in standard leagues but will be less valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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Lions | LeGarrette Blount exits early

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 13:55:13 -0700

Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) walked off the field under his own power but did not participate in the final 30 minutes or so of the team's two-hour practice for undisclosed reasons Sunday, July 29.

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Lions | Kerryon Johnson set for big role?

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:31:04 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount were "no doubt" the top two running backs during OTAs Thursday, May 24, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has the long-term upside, but he and Blount will likely split carries on early downs and near the goal line in some capacity. Keep an eye on the situation because there is a good chance one of these backs emerges as a RB3.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah unlikely to contribute much

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:24:11 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount are expected to receive much of the early-down work with Theo Riddick playing a third-down role, potentially leaving Ameer Abdullah potentially as a game-day inactive or on the roster bubble, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

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Lions | Detroit to use committee backfield

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:37:32 -0700

Detroit Lions RBs LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and others are expected to be used as a committee, according to head coach Matt Patricia. Patricia is a proponent of using a running back's strengths in favorable situations.

Fantasy Tip: Detroit's running game has been stagnant for years now, frustrating fantasy managers. That frustration may not subside with Patricia at the helm. Blount has more upside in standard leagues as the Lions' main touchdown threat, while Riddick possesses RB2 to RB3 upside in PPR formats.

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Lions | LeGarrette Blount joining Detroit

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:37:01 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Eagles) has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions worth $4.5 million, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Detroit's ground game has been miserable in recent years, and Blount should immediately become the lead back in between the tackles and near the goal line. He could sneak into RB2 territory.

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Lions | LeGarrette Blount to visit Lions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:17:04 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions on Friday, March 16.

Fantasy Tip: It would be a good fit for Blount to land with the Lions, who have not had a desirable running game in years. In fact, they just produced the league's worst rush attack this past season, so it's a sure bet that Detroit will do something to address this obvious need. Blount saw his numbers go down in 2017 but he could potentially be a legit RB2 as the Lions' lead back.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount wants to stay in Philly

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:46:24 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount wants to return to the Eagles, he told NFL Network during an interview.

Fantasy Tip: Blount will be playing in an age-32 season in 2018. He mustered only two rushing TDs in 2017's regular season but found paydirt in each of the three playoff games for Philly. The Eagles have a lot of talented bodies and may opt for a cheaper, more versatile rotation. Assuming Blount returns, he's merely fantasy roster depth in the waning rounds of a draft.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount moving up playoff TD list

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:42:40 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount moved up to seventh on the NFL's all-time postseason rushing touchdown leaderboard, scoring his 10th career playoff touchdown on the ground in the team's Conference Championship win Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Despite registering single-digit rush attempts in each of Philadelphia's first two playoff games, Blount has managed to make the most of his work, as he's found the end zone in both contests. Jay Ajayi has been getting the bulk of the carries, but even so, Blount should continue to remain a force in red-zone and goaline situations.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount scores in win

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:00:48 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed six times for 21 yards and a touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game.

Fantasy Tip: Blount powered his way in for a short touchdown, but he has been taking more and more of a backseat to Jay Ajayi in recent weeks. He looks like a touchdown-dependent option at this point.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount scores TD

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:36:09 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount scored a touchdown for the Eagles in his team's 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Blount finished with nine carries and 19 yards rushing.

Fantasy Tip: Blount could be effective in short-yardage situations, especially if Philadelphia struggles against its opponent next week. Keep an eye on Blount for fantasy contests.

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Eagles | Week 17 game recap for Philly

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:01:58 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles went 4-for-11 for 39 yards and one interception against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 37 yards on nine carries. TE Zach Ertz caught two passes for 24 yards during the game, while WR Alshon Jeffery caught one pass for eight yards.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount close to earning bonus

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 07:22:56 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount has a $300,000 bonus in his contract if he reaches 750 rushing yards this season, according to a source. He has 729 rushing yards entering Week 17's game against the Dallas Cowboys, so he needs 21 yards in order to earn the incentive.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount halted in his tracks

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:52:09 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed seven times for just 12 yards in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Tip: Blount hasn't been the same since the team acquired Jay Ajayi, and he even looks to be behind Corey Clement in the pecking order for touches in the Philly backfield now. He is only worth a look as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option at this point of the season.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount heads backfield

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:10:29 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for a team-high 97 yards on 15 carries and lost a fumble in a 31-3 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has led the Eagles in carries in each of the past two games, and it doesn't seem like the arrival of Jay Ajayi is going to hurt his fantasy value too much. He is a serviceable RB3.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount totals 13 rushes

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:59:23 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 13 times for 57 yards in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Blount was used as a hammer to change-of-pace backs Corey Clement, Jay Ajayi and Kenjon Barner. He averaged 4.4 yards per carry, and he ripped off a 30-yard run in this one. However, Blount remains more of a low-end RB2 in standard fantasy formats heading into Week 12 against the Bears. He has lesser value in PPR leagues since he doesn't really ever catch the ball.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount to remain the starter?

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:58:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount will remain the starting running back despite the addition of Jay Ajayi, according to vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.

Fantasy Tip: Common sense would suggest this is a temporary stance while Ajayi learns the playbook, as the Eagles did not spend a fourth-round pick to upgrade the position only to sit him behind what they already had. Ajayi may not reach the fantasy heights he achieved with the Miami Dolphins last year, but his new situation is much better from a fantasy perspective than the one he is leaving this year. Owners should probably bench Ajayi this week and be ready to start him again following the team's Week 10 bye.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount likely to stay

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:38:25 -0700

Even with the acquisition of RB Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Eagles are not likely to move RB LeGarrette Blount at the trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Blount's role figures to change with the team, and it won't be for the better in terms of stats. Philadelphia went out and upgraded its running game because the injury to RB Darren Sproles put Blount in a position to gain yards, and he couldn't fulfill that promise.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount scores late TD

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:27:50 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 48 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added a four-yard reception on his only target.

Fantasy Tip: Blount isn't crushing it like he did in 2016 when he led the league with 18 rushing scores, but he is rolling along with 4.7 yards per carry on his 100 rushes so far this season. That's slightly over his career average of 4.4 yards per tote. He remains a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in all formats heading into Week 9 against the Broncos.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount bottled up on MNF

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:17:27 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount managed to pick up a season-low 29 rushing yards on 14 carries in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, against the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: A disappointing game for sure -- and it's also severely disappointing that he only has one touchdown on the year -- but owners shouldn't be thinking about giving up on Blount. The Eagles are one of the league's highest-scoring offenses, and as long as the former Patriot continues to lead the backfield in carries, he should start to come through for owners much sooner than later.

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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philly.com - Jimmy Kempski

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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