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RB LeGarrette Blount - New England Patriots

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

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Summary

The New England Patriots didn't bring in a big back to compete with LeGarrette Blount, so he'll continue to grind down defenses on early downs and in short yardage situations this year for the team. Despite missing four games, Blount had his second best seasons as a Patriot, totaling 4.3 yards per carry on his way to a 703 yard total. That's not bad considering the Patriots threw twice as often as they ran in 2015. Also, nobody came close to Blount's total carries (165), with Brandon Bolden the next most frequent runner (63 carries). Blount will get most of the work this year if he's healthy, but will be limited by overall role and lack of opportunity compared to other lead backs. That limitation keeps him more in the range of a backup with upside. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 39, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 35, 35, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48
RB Redraft PPR - 39, 26, 27, 31, 32, 34, 35, 39, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 44, 44, 45, 45, 47, 47
RB Dynasty - 55, 54, 58, 59

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 NE 16 153 772 7 5 2 38 0 2
2014 NE/PIT 21 185 828 8 16 14 72 0 1
2015 NE 12 165 703 6 7 6 43 1
2016 PROJ-Dodds 14 150 * * 8 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 15 195 * * 5 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 200 * * 10 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 88 * * 7 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 121
RB: 40
Overall-PPR: 121
RB-PPR: 42

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Latest News

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount battling Tyler Gaffney? (Fri Aug 19, 01:42 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is 'likely' battling RB Tyler Gaffney the club's final running back spot. RBs Dion Lewis and James White 'appear to be locked in' as the receiving running backs, while RB Brandon Bolden 'figures' to have a spot on the roster thanks to his role on special teams. Blount and Gaffney are competing for the 'between-the-tackles kind of role.'

Our View: Blount has to be in the lead with his proven track record and performance in Week 2 of the preseason. He was more successful in short yardage, and the team knows he can hold up over the course of a game and a season. Gaffney could easily catch on elsewhere after a strong summer in his own right.
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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount runs over Chicago (Thu Aug 18, 11:22 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 11 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18.

Our View: The Bears defense is a work in progress, but it was good to see Blount dominate. There is mystery surrounding Dion Lewis as he has yet to practice in training camp. Blount could get quite the hefty workload as the season begins with QB Tom Brady suspended. His current ADP is RB46 (11.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2016 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs Houston Texans
4vs Buffalo Bills
5@ Cleveland Browns
6vs Cincinnati Bengals
7@ Pittsburgh Steelers
8@ Buffalo Bills
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11@ San Francisco 49ers
12@ New York Jets
13vs Los Angeles Rams
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ Denver Broncos
16vs New York Jets
17@ Miami Dolphins