RB LeGarrette Blount - Detroit Lions
|6-1, 241||Born: 12-5-1986||College: Oregon||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 22): Blount is falling behind Kerryon Johnson in touches, but he is still the preferred goal line back and the Lions running game is becoming a force to be reckoned with. He's got some matchup flex value and Blount still has a lot of injury upside.
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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
LeGarrette Blount's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 7 vs MIA (10 / 50 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount is seeing secondary usage behind Kerryon Johnson but is carrying the short yardage and goal line work. Blount scored an untouched touchdown on a goal line carry and ran physically against Miami but needs a touchdown for fantasy viability with Johnson's continued emergence.
2018 Week 5 vs GB (12 / 22 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount finished two red zone trips with short touchdowns against Green Bay. The first was set up by a turnover and the second was a long pass to Kenny Golladay, so Blount largely benefitted from the work of others. Blount's success is notable because Detroit has long struggled in the red zone to convert short scoring chances on the ground. Blount otherwise rotated with Kerryon Johnson but is clearly the inferior talent. Blount gets swallowed up on carries where Johnson's speed and cutting ability would allow him greater opportunity. While Blount is not seeing the first carries of the game, he is highly involved in the offense and used in high leverage situations.
2018 Week 4 vs DAL (7 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount was the second back to see carries for Detroit after Kerryon Johnson. Blount split carries with Johnson through the rest of the game but was the clearly inferior player. Blount saw little room to run and had a hard time creating on his own. Detroit had a red zone opportunity where Johnson was given the opportunity to score a touchdown.
2018 Week 3 vs NE (16 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
The Detroit Lions had a lot of running room against New England. New England played a lot of two high safeties, and the offensive line performed well. Blount was the lead back early but rotated frequently with Kerryon Johnson. Johnson performed better and is more dynamic, but Detroit has shown a willingness to continue including Blount as a focal point of the run game. Blount ran with power and continues driving after contact. Blount was also used twice out of the backfield for receptions.
2018 Week 2 vs SF (8 / 38 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount drew the start against the 49ers but worked in a time share with Kerryon Johnson. Blount was proficient running with balance and power between the tackles, while Johnson worked as the more versatile back. Blount was ejected for unnecessary roughness on a play where an unnecessary roughness should have been called on a hit against Stafford. Blount played the role of the defensive, albeit aggressive teammate, shoving a defender to the ground to earn the ejection. The penalty did not appear to be something that would subject him to additional missed time.
2018 Week 1 vs NYJ (4 / -3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeGarrette Blount earned the start against the Jets but was limited to only four carries for negative three yards. Blount has taken over the early down role for the Lions, but his usage is largely predictable for opposing defenses. Blount left the game with an injury in the second half but returned to the sideline later in the game with his helmet. However, Blount did not return to the game. He appears to be the starter in Detroit, but his usage was severally curtailed by bad game script.
Latest NewsLions | LeGarrette Blount punches one in (Sun Oct 21, 09:21 PM) - Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 10 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. link to story
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