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RB LeGarrette Blount - Pittsburgh Steelers

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

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Blount is taking over kickoff returns after Dri Archer underperformed the first half of the season.

Week 8: vs Indianapolis Colts

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Le'Veon Bell rang up another 100+ yards combined performance last week, with 12/57/0 rushing and 8/88/1 receiving vs. Houston. He is a stud in all formats - start him if you've got him. LeGarrette Blount is a nice change of pace, but he isn't detracting much from Bell at all (7/9/0 rushing with 1/8/0 receiving last week). The Colts' rush D ranks ninth in the NFL averaging 96.7 yards allowed per game, but they have coughed up seven rushing scores to date. Cincinnati was blanked last week (12/32/0 rushing), but Houston had 24/136/2 rushing vs. Indianapolis two games ago. At home in Heinz Field, we view this as a neutral matchup for Bell, but he should still be your starter as one of the premier dual-threat running backs in the league.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 vs TB 4 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 at JAX 8 29 0 3 3 17 0 0
6 at CLE 8 27 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 vs HOU 7 9 0 1 1 8 0 0
8 vs IND PROJ-Dodds 7 * * 0 * * *
8 vs IND PROJ-Tremblay 7 * * 1 * * *
8 vs IND PROJ-Bloom 5 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs JAX (8 / 29 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

Blount saw his largest snap count of the year (21 snaps), presumably in an effort to provide some relief to Le'Veon Bell in a very winnable game. Blount carried the ball 8 times and also caught 3 passes to collect a total of 46 yards on the day; in their only goal line opportunity, the Steelers elected to pass the ball, which was disappointing for Blount owners. Blount is still a viable handcuff to Bell and will have an immediate fantasy impract if Bell were to be injured or otherwise miss any appreciable time.

2014 Week 6 vs CLE (8 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Blount only played 11 snaps due to the Steelers falling behind early; in fact, Blount played the first two plays of the 2nd quarter and was not on the field again until the very last Steelers' drive in the 4th quarter. He did manage to get a couple of goalline carries in the 1st quarter, but was unsuccessful in converting those attempts into a touchdown.

2014 Week 7 vs HOU (7 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Blount saw a typical workload against the Texans, playing in 27% of the Steeler's offensive snaps. He was largely ineffective on the ground, gaining only 9 yards on 7 carries, but did catch one pass out of the backfield for a gain of 8 yards. Blount's value as the goalline back continues to be hampered by the Steelers' reluctance to run the ball in the redzone; they ran 5 plays inside the Texans' 20-yard line and all were passes.

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Schedule

8vs Indianapolis Colts
9vs Baltimore Ravens
10@ New York Jets
11@ Tennessee Titans
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs New Orleans Saints
14@ Cincinnati Bengals
15@ Atlanta Falcons
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17vs Cincinnati Bengals