LeGarrette Blount, RB, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook
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LeGarrette Blount, RB, Steelers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #51 162.40 PIT Active 5 years 27 6'0 247 @L_Blount27

2014 Outlook: Fantasy Handcuff

Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

Blount has performed well when given limited opportunities. His rookie season in Tampa was a great success. In 13 games Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards and averaged five yards a carry. Blount appeared to be the Bucs' back of the future, but that wasn't the case. In 2011 Blount dealt with a knee injury that cost him two games, and seemed to linger for most of the season. Set to bounce-back in 2012, Blount found himself in rookie head coach Greg Schiano's dog house. Doug Martin took over from there, limiting Blount to 41 carries. The following offseason, he was traded to New England. In 2013, Blount performed very well. In a very crowded backfield, Blount averaged five yards a carry, and punched in seven touchdowns. Now on yet another team, he must prove himself once again. Blount will be the No. 2 back in Pittsburgh behind second-year man Le'Veon Bell. Blount will most likely get limited touches in his new role. His running style appears to be a great fit in Pittsburgh and he should succeed in coming in occasionally in the second-half to further wear down defenses. If you own Bell, Blount is a desirable handcuff with enough talent to be worth the occasional start if he ever needs to start a game or two.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/3 - Steelers planning for 20-25 touches per game from RB Le'Veon Bell
8/21 - Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and RB LeGarrette Blount won't be suspended by team
8/20 - Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell, LeGarette Blount arrested together, charged with pot possession
8/18 - Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell admits he will probably lose goal-line carries to LeGarrette Blount

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
12.02 Dr. Roto - Bell's handcuff
2 Comments | Add Yours

Blunt is a HUGE sleeper this season, flying well under the radar. Bell still has issues, such as reading the blitz and solid pass blocking... He only averaged 3.5 yards per carry. And only about 3.5 receptions per game...
Blunt has soft hands, blocks well, knows a TON of schemes and frankly reads holes AND runs routes better than Bell.
Blount could very well wind up as the 'Darren Sproles' of the Steelers! Definitely worth a late round flyer even JUST as the Pittsburgh short yardage back.

Posted by:
DasWaff 08/24/14 05:13 PM

Sorry, been writing about a character named "Blunt"...
Of course it is LeGarrette B-L-O-U-N-T... Doht...

Posted by:
DasWaff 08/24/14 08:48 PM

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