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RB LeGarrette Blount - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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Week 7: vs Washington Redskins

All RB vs WAS

FBG says: Tough matchup. The Eagles rushing offense has seen tremendous growth over the last three games after getting out to a slow start early on in the season. Over the last three weeks the team is averaging 146 yards per game and a big part of this is Jason Kelce and the offensive line. The Eagles are utilizing Kelce on almost every rushing play whether it is running it through the "A" gaps and having Kelce help create the hole, or it is having Kelce act as a pulling guard and lead blocker for plays outside the tackle box. This is an offense that gets back Wendell Smallwood this week along with tackle Lane Johnson which should only help solidify this solid rushing attack for the Eagles. Expect a mix of both Smallwood and Blount with Blount seeing the majority of the carries while Smallwood should see the higher snap count due to being on the field for most of the passing downs. The Redskins had a huge blow to their defense this past week as first-round rookie Jonathan Allen is out for the season with a foot injury. Allen who had been the team's best run defender so far this season will be replaced by a combination of Stacy McGee and Terrell Mclain both of which have struggled so far this year, so it will be imperative for the Redskins that their breakout player in Matt Ioannidis continues to play at a high level. On the season, the Redskins have allowed just 88 yards per game rushing, and a big part of this is their strength at linebacker as Zach Brown has been very strong against the run this season.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs NYG 22 12 67 1 0 0 0 0 0 12.7
4 at LAC 26 16 136 0 1 1 20 0 0 15.6
5 vs ARI 26 14 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.4
6 at CAR 30 14 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.7
7 vs WAS PROJ-Dodds * 14 * * 1 * * * *
7 vs WAS PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 0 * * * *
7 vs WAS PROJ-Bloom * 15 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs CAR (14 / 67 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

LeGarrette Blount has solidified himself as the lead running back in this backfield after starting the season off slow. Blount has gelled with this offensive line to continuously find holes created by Jason Kelce straight up the middle. Even on plays in which he was unable to have a hole, Blount would turn to his raw power in this game by putting his head down and carrying a defensive player a few yards before going down. Blount was able to find the end zone early in the third quarter on a one-yard play in which he was hit in the backfield and then hit again by Mike Adams carrying him into the end zone.

2017 Week 5 vs ARI (14 / 74 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With no Wendell Smallwood in this game, LeGarrette Blount saw the primary role as the running back this week. Blount continues to run the ball in his limited action on the field as he saw 26 snaps while carrying the ball 14 times on those 26 snaps. He continues to use his power behind this offensive line. Blount got off to a slow start in this game, but in the third quarter, he was able to have a run off the left tackle for about 25 yards untouched and then carry defenders for another 12 yards for a gain of 37 yards which was half of his total yardage on one carry. Outside of this run there really was not a lot to mention for Blount as he had 13 carries for 37 yards and one of those was a 14 yard run up the middle.

2017 Week 4 vs LAC (16 / 136 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

After not having a carry two weeks ago, the Eagles have turned back to Blount and he delivered in a big way this week. Blount is still not seeing a significant amount of snaps as he was only on the field for 26 snaps and saw 16 carries, so when he is on the field he is seeing a high percentage of carries. Blount looked explosive on a 68-yard run in which he broke several tackles and was able to show a little bit of speed after breaking three tackles and cutting the ball outside only to be brought down inside the ten. Blount showed significant power in this game as he was difficult for the Chargers to tackle in a one on one situation as it often took several Chargers to bring him down.

2017 Week 3 vs NYG (12 / 67 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Blount after not being on the field much in week two as he only had six snaps had 12 carries including a touchdown from inside the one yard-line. Most impressive from Blount was his ability to get yards on those carries as he averaged 5.6 yards per carry including a 20-yard run which was Blount's longest carry of the season so far. On the play, Blount followed Jason Kelce who pulled from the center position to be the lead blocker and leave a huge hole for Blount to run through.

2017 Week 2 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

LeGarrette Blount did not have a carry in this game and only saw six snaps. He did catch one pass, but for the time being it appears that he has dropped out of favor in this offense.

2017 Week 1 vs WAS (14 / 46 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

LeGarrette Blount answered the question this week on whether he would receive a full workload of carries as he out carried Wendell Smallwood 14 to 4. Blount was only on the field for 23 total plays. This is going to be a situation to watch all year as while Blount had the carries his longest run was only 7 yards and he only averaged 3.3 yards per carry. Wentz did find Blount for a receiving touchdown on a one yard pass on the goal line which was a nice bonus as this was his only target that he had in this game.

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Latest News

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount hard to bring down in 2017 (Sat Oct 14, 01:51 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount is averaging 4.9 yards after contact per carry through six games in 2017.

Our View: Blount is the team's battering ram, and he's doing a great job of picking up yards after contact. Their formula in the backfield is simple, use Blount to soften up opponents then use guys like Wendell Smallwood or Kenjon Barner as change-of-pace backs.
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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount pounds for 67 yards (Fri Oct 13, 01:02 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount registered 14 carries for 67 yards (4.8 YPC) during the team's win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount rushes for 74 yards (Sun Oct 8, 05:44 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 74 yards on 14 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

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Schedule

7vs Washington Redskins
8vs San Francisco 49ers
9vs Denver Broncos
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Dallas Cowboys
12vs Chicago Bears
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14@ Los Angeles Rams
15@ New York Giants
16vs Oakland Raiders
17vs Dallas Cowboys