RB LeGarrette Blount - Detroit Lions
|6-1, 241||Born: 12-5-1986||College: Oregon||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
LeGarrette Blount's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs GB (11 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount drew the start against the Green Bay Packers. Detroit tried to get the run started early with little success. Zach Zenner has been consistently better than Blount over the past month, but Blount continued to see early work. Blount struggled on the interior when he had to stop and start, and ceded goal line red zone work to Zenner. Blount is a free agent this offseason.
2018 Week 16 vs MIN (11 / 29 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / -5 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount drew the start against Minnesota ahead of Zach Zenner and struggled against Minnesota's defense. Blount struggled against interior penetration throughout the game and when his feet stopped, the play was over. Blount was also targeted in the passing game 4 times, for a net result of -5 yards, which is about the best description of Detroit's offensive supporting cast and play calling. Blount will finish the season next week at Green Bay.
2018 Week 15 vs BUF (7 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount was replaced as the starting running back by Zach Zenner against the Buffalo Bills. Blount still saw seven carries, including two inside the five that were stopped for no gain. On the next drive, Zach Zenner was able to convert his opportunity at the goal line into a touchdown. Blount was largely ineffective, including a miscommunication on a handoff that nearly resulted in a fumble. Blount is trending in the wrong direction heading into his week 16 matchup against Minnesota.
2018 Week 14 vs ARI (12 / 33 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount started against the Arizona Cardinals with Kerryon Johnson missing another game with an injury. Blount performed well early, getting to the edge for a chunk gain and running with interior power. Blount also caught a pass which he then fumbled and was recovered by Arizona. He did not lose time immediately afterwards, as he continued to run as the lead back into the second half, before ceding time to Zach Zenner who closed the game out, including a goal line touchdown. Blount faces a threat to his usage from the return of Kerryon Johnson and the emergence of Zach Zenner. Both will be a key to monitor before Blount takes on Buffalo next week.
2018 Week 13 vs LAR (16 / 61 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount drew the start again with Kerryon Johnson injured. Blount had success running on the interior against the Rams and was able to get to the edge for a 24-yard gain in the fourth quarter. Blount was used in the passing game once, on a screen that bounced off his hand. Blount did not get any opportunities in the red zone, which is necessary for Blount to have difference making fantasy impact. Blount will face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but Kerryon Johnson's injury status is important to monitor for Blount's role.
2018 Week 12 vs CHI (19 / 88 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount started in the absence of Kerryon Johnson on Thanksgiving against the Bears. Blount was involved early in the game and managed multiple big plays throughout the game after spending recent weeks struggling to develop positive runs. Blount had success behind the left side of the offensive line breaking off carries of 9 and 27 yards and had a wide-open reception for 15 yards. Blount tried to cut back to the middle of the field on the reception instead of heading toward the sideline where there were no defenders. Blount scored twice at the goal line on after struggling to punch his opportunities in for scores in recent weeks. Blount will face the Los Angeles Rams next week, but Johnson's health is a key to monitor leading up to the game.
2018 Week 11 vs CAR (7 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount continued in his role as the backup to Kerryon Johnson against Carolina. Detroit's offense did not see any goal line opportunities, with the closest attempt coming on Johnson's 8-yard touchdown. At this point in his career, Blount is the far inferior talent to Johnson. Blount struggles when he must stop and start his feet and faced multiple carries where he was stopped in the backfield by interior penetration on Sunday. Blount got the primary work in the fourth quarter when Detroit tried to salt the game away but was largely ineffective. Blount could draw a start against Chicago on Thanksgiving if Kerryon Johnson misses the game.
2018 Week 10 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount was limited to only six carries in a loss to the Bears. Blount's role in the offense has been dwindling with the continued emergence of Kerryon Johnson. Blount worked in a couple of series during the game and had consecutive goal line runs that were both stopped for no gain. He was then removed on third down when Johnson was able to convert a carry for a touchdown. Blount's role in the offense is a backup who handles short yardage and goal line carries, so his failure at the goal line combined with Johnson's success is a concern going forward. Blount faces Carolina next week.
2018 Week 9 vs MIN (5 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount was the clear backup to Kerryon Johnson against Minnesota and struggled against a Minnesota defense that overwhelmed Detroit's offensive line. Blount did see a red zone snap, but Detroit was penalized on the play. He managed a long run of seven yards, while gaining only one yard on his other four carries. Blount was also targeted on a screen set up by play action that was snuffed out by Minnesota. Blount's fantasy viability is dependent on red zone looks, which is a concern as he faces a stingy Chicago defense next week.
2018 Week 8 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount had a quiet game against Seattle with only 4 touches. Blount was the second back behind Kerryon Johnson but fell victim to negative game script after Seattle jumped out to an early lead. Blount had a reception on a screen pass which was set up well with the use of Blount to show a heavy package on the play as a disguise to the screen pass. Blount's role in the offense is becoming more limited with Kerryon Johnson's continued emergence and risks a dud game when he does not score a touchdown. He will look to rebound against Minnesota next week.
2018 Week 7 vs MIA (10 / 50 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount is seeing secondary usage behind Kerryon Johnson but is carrying the short yardage and goal line work. Blount scored an untouched touchdown on a goal line carry and ran physically against Miami but needs a touchdown for fantasy viability with Johnson's continued emergence.
2018 Week 5 vs GB (12 / 22 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount finished two red zone trips with short touchdowns against Green Bay. The first was set up by a turnover and the second was a long pass to Kenny Golladay, so Blount largely benefitted from the work of others. Blount's success is notable because Detroit has long struggled in the red zone to convert short scoring chances on the ground. Blount otherwise rotated with Kerryon Johnson but is clearly the inferior talent. Blount gets swallowed up on carries where Johnson's speed and cutting ability would allow him greater opportunity. While Blount is not seeing the first carries of the game, he is highly involved in the offense and used in high leverage situations.
2018 Week 4 vs DAL (7 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount was the second back to see carries for Detroit after Kerryon Johnson. Blount split carries with Johnson through the rest of the game but was the clearly inferior player. Blount saw little room to run and had a hard time creating on his own. Detroit had a red zone opportunity where Johnson was given the opportunity to score a touchdown.
2018 Week 3 vs NE (16 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
The Detroit Lions had a lot of running room against New England. New England played a lot of two high safeties, and the offensive line performed well. Blount was the lead back early but rotated frequently with Kerryon Johnson. Johnson performed better and is more dynamic, but Detroit has shown a willingness to continue including Blount as a focal point of the run game. Blount ran with power and continues driving after contact. Blount was also used twice out of the backfield for receptions.
2018 Week 2 vs SF (8 / 38 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount drew the start against the 49ers but worked in a time share with Kerryon Johnson. Blount was proficient running with balance and power between the tackles, while Johnson worked as the more versatile back. Blount was ejected for unnecessary roughness on a play where an unnecessary roughness should have been called on a hit against Stafford. Blount played the role of the defensive, albeit aggressive teammate, shoving a defender to the ground to earn the ejection. The penalty did not appear to be something that would subject him to additional missed time.
2018 Week 1 vs NYJ (4 / -3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount earned the start against the Jets but was limited to only four carries for negative three yards. Blount has taken over the early down role for the Lions, but his usage is largely predictable for opposing defenses. Blount left the game with an injury in the second half but returned to the sideline later in the game with his helmet. However, Blount did not return to the game. He appears to be the starter in Detroit, but his usage was severally curtailed by bad game script.
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