LeGarrette Blount, RB, Patriots: Fantasy Football Outlook

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LeGarrette Blount, RB, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #29 145.64 NE Active 5 years 28 6'0 247 @L_Blount27

There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:

2014 Outlook: Fantasy Handcuff

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.

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

Latest Update

May-28-15 Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney is participating at OTAs

Patriots' running back Tyler Gaffney is seeing his first action as a Patriot at OTAs. The Pats claimed him off waivers last season when the Panthers tried to place him on IR after he tore his meniscus. Now the 220-pounder is expected to compete with LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray for "top big-back duties". Head coach Bill Belichick described Gaffney as an "all-around back".

Fantasy Analysis:

It is so difficult to predict what Belichick is going to do with RBs. However, the team seems high on the young back. With Blount suspended to open the season, there is a legitimate chance that Gaffney gets an opportunity to show what he's got right out of the gate. Blount should be the top fantasy RB in New England. With that said, in that offense there is no reason to believe Gaffney won't end up second on the totem pole.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

5/28 - Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney is participating at OTAs Injury
5/8 - Patriots QB Tom Brady expected to face a suspension for 'DeflateGate'

2014 Mock Draft Results

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