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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 28): This is what Blount's owners were looking for. No, he wasn't featured, but he was able to close out a game against a bad team with multiple scores. The Patriots should be in a lot of those, and when they play a team with a weak front seven, he might even get a lot of first half work. Blount is a matchup Flex, but most of the matchups after the bye for the Patriots will look good with that offense.

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Recent Stats and Projections

2 at BUF 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
3 vs JAX 31 18 78 3 1 1 14 0 0 27.2

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 3 vs JAX (18 / 78 / 3 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

LeGarrette Blount is entrenched in a time share at this point, operating as more of a pounding/closer back rather than the feature back some expected him to be. Luckily for him, Jacksonville was a team the Patriots were able to beat up on, allowing him to run while the Patriots were up big to get his volume. Blount ran well initially, with his first 3 or 4 carries ripping off chunk gains. Once the Jaguars were prepared for his runs, his numbers tailed off a bit. He looks the same as he did during times at 2014, with surprising quickness and power you'd expect from a back of his size. All three of his touchdowns came from the 1 yard line, something that likely won't happen every week.

2015 Week 2 vs BUF (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Partially because of the pass heavy game script, partially because of the talent of Dion Lewis, Blount was simply not a large part of the game against the Bills. It's clear Blount's role will largely depend on opponent and game flow. With aerial games, Blount won't be part of the plan. With ground and pound games, Blount should still have a role with the offense.


Latest News

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount runs wild (Sun Sep 27, 07:16 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 18 carries for 78 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.

Our View: Blount was the finisher as the game got out of hand, but he was barely used in the first half. He'll still be a fine RB2/Flex play any time we think the Patriots will blow out their opponent or when they are facing a weak front seven on defense.
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Patriots | Dion Lewis a focal point of offense (Mon Sep 21, 02:37 PM) - New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis had 138 yards from scrimmage in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Buffalo Bills, which included six catches for 98 yards. Many of Lewis' catches came with him lined up at receiver, and he continued to play notable snaps after fumbling. RB LeGarrette Blount had just two carries in the game.

Our View: Lewis can perform like at least a RB2 with his current role with the Patriots. They chose to use tempo to beat the Bills on Sunday, and Lewis was a big part of that. Lewis has good agility as a runner, and he is dangerous in the open field as a receiver. He should be a fine starter against the Jaguars in Week 3.
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Patriots | Dion Lewis dominates snaps (Mon Sep 21, 08:51 AM) - New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis played 73 of 86 offensive snaps Sunday, Sept. 20, in Week 2. RB LeGarrette Blount played just seven snaps.

Our View: The Patriots wanted to wear down the Bills world-class defense with pace. They did just that with Lewis leading the way on the ground. He fumbled again this week, but Lewis stayed in there and kept producing as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. Going forward, he could be the team's lead back and at least a flex play for fantasy owners...if not a RB2. The unpredictable nature of Bill Belichick is the only thing that doesn't lock him into that spot.
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