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RB LeGarrette Blount - New England Patriots

6-1, 241Born: 12-5-1986College: OregonDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 26): Blount is obliterating defenses as the Patriots build leads in the second half of games, and that trend will only have more chances to continue when Tom Brady returns in two weeks. He's a bonafide RB1 heading into the Buffalo matchup.

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 at ARI 42 22 70 1 0 0 0 0 1 12
2 vs MIA 51 29 123 1 0 0 0 0 0 17.3
3 vs HOU 46 24 105 2 0 0 0 0 0 22.5
4 vs BUF PROJ-Dodds * 17 * * 0 * * * *
4 vs BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 16 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 3 vs HOU (24 / 105 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Blount was called upon to carry an offense starting a rookie quarterback. In the first half, he was totally bottled up, rushing for less than 2 yards per carry. The second half was a totally different ballgame, as he busted loose for numerous chunk gains and a long touchdown run. His first score was a short score from the 1 yard line that had him barely cross the plane. His second was the exact opposite of that a long run with a great hole opened up. For a big back, Blount has a surprisingly fast top speed, and he simply outran defenders after shedding a tackle. Blount has held up extremely well through the first 3 weeks of the season, and should once again be the focal point of the offense in Week 4 provided Brissett starts again.

2016 Week 2 vs MIA (29 / 123 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

It was a tale of two games for Blount. The first half barely saw any touches, as Jimmy Garoppolo was completely dismantling the Dolphins. Then, Jimmy G got hurt, and the team rode Blount to the tune of 29 total carries. Blount ran fairly well considering the Dolphins knew exactly what was coming, and turned a couple runs into chunk gains that very well could have been stopped for a couple yards. His highlight play was a hurdle of a defender, something Blount seemingly does once every other week. He also hit paydirt on an easy draw that saw him nearly untouched from 9 yards out. Going forward, assuming Brissett starts a game or two, Blount should be heavily involved.

2016 Week 1 vs ARI (22 / 70 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Blount had tough sledding on the day, as the Arizona run defense absolutely dominated the Patriots offensive line on running plays. Many of Blount's runs went for 0 or 1 yards, and his only positive runs were the ones he bounced to the outside. His touchdown was a great one, as he carried several defenders who were nearly riding him piggyback-style into the endzone. However, he also committed a terrible fumble that Arizona converted into a touchdown, but was back in the game on the very next drive. Blount's lines will be very game flow dependent as the season goes on.


Latest News

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount wearing down defenses (Sat Sep 24, 09:05 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount ran 15 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in the second half against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount scores a pair (Fri Sep 23, 12:15 AM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 24 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

Our View: Blount has been a beast for the Patriots as they have been churning through backup quarterbacks while Tom Brady has been sidelined. Brady's return in two weeks will probably create more scoring drives even if it reduces the need to lean on Blount. He's a bonafide RB1 until Dion Lewis back and maybe even after.
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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount has big game (Sun Sep 18, 04:52 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.

Our View: The Patriots stuck with Blount against the stout Dolphins front even though he was slowed down early. The second half yielded more big runs and the window for a big game. He should get a big workload Thursday night against Houston with the third string quarterback in.
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