LeGarrette Blount, RB, Patriots
|RB - #35||114.99||NE||Active||5 years||28||6'0||247||@L_Blount27|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Jun-02-2015 by Shawn Childs
After recording only 65 carries, 266 yards and two touchdowns through 11 games with the Steelers, Blount walked out on the team in November. This led to him being scooped back up by the Patriots for whom he played in 2013. In five games with New England last year, he took 60 carries for a total of 281 yards and three TDs. He delivered the knockout blow to the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs for the second straight year. He rushed for 148 yards on 30 carries with three scores in the AFC Championship game. In 2013, he totaled 24 rushes for 166 yards and four TDs against the Colts in the divisional round. Only once in his NFL career has LeGarrette had the opportunity to carry the ball more than 200 times (2010). He's averaged 4.6 yards per rush in his career and 4.9 in his 21 career games with the Patriots. However, trying to find fantasy gold at the RB position in New England each week will drive fantasy owners insane. Bill Belichick plays the matchups more than any other coach in the league, and each game's score heavily influences which backs he uses. Blount is the favorite to be the Patriots' power RB in 2015. Although he has been suspended for the season's first game due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, fantasy owners can expect about 15 touches per game from Blount. He has a chance to tally double-digit touchdowns for the first time in his career, but he'll be a very tough play from week to week. He will probably finish outside the top 24 running backs in fantasy once all is said and done this year.
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount
In an unexpected turn of events, the Patriots placed running back LeGarrette Blount on the active/NFI list. More predictably the Pats gave no explanation why. However, Blount was a full participant at minicamp. This is a situation worth monitoring and hopefully we get some information on the matter. You probably shouldn't count on it though, New England is one of the most tight-lipped teams in the NFL.Fantasy Analysis:
The injury or issue is assumed not to be serious, then again, we wouldn't know if it was. As of now, we'll go on the assumption that Blount is fine and will be ready for Week 2 after serving his one-game suspension. If Brady does in fact miss the first four games of the season, the general consensus is that Blount will be the biggest beneficiary of the suspension. He's currently being drafted as the RB38 and his stock is rising. He has a ton of value at his current ADP.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/29 - Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount surprise add to the active/NFI list
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|12.02||Dr. Roto - Bell's handcuff|
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