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RB LeGarrette Blount - New England Patriots

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

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Summary

The marginally bad news is that LeGarrette Blount will miss the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The good news is that he can participate in training camp (so he won;t fall behind the team) and the Patriots didn't address the position in any big way during free agency or the draft. Blount seems to put up his best and most consistent numbers for head coach Bill Belichick, so we can expect to see him consistently this season. There aren't any real threats behind him, so as long as he stays out of trouble, he should be a solid starter. We don't see them using him enough to crack the 1,000 yard mark, but he should be worth a pick in the middle of your drafts. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 27, 19, 20, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 24, 25, 26, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 46
Overall Redraft - 66, 37, 41, 48, 52, 53, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 30, 19, 20, 23, 24, 24, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 33, 34, 34, 34, 34, 35, 36, 38, 44
Overall Redraft PPR - 72, 41, 48, 52, 53, 58
RB Dynasty - 45, 37, 41, 42, 45, 46, 50, 69

Stats and Projections

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2012 TB 13 41 151 2 2 1 2 0
2013 NE 16 153 772 7 5 2 38 0 2
2014 NE/PIT 21 185 828 8 16 14 72 0 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 14 200 * * 7 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 15 210 * * 8 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 192 * * 7 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 15 180 * * 12 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 68
RB: 29
Overall-PPR: 78
RB-PPR: 31

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Latest News

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount practicing (Sat Aug 1, 10:10 AM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

Our View: Blount is going to miss the first game of the season due to a suspension. After that, he'll be the Patriots hammer on the ground. Blount is going to split time with a receiving back like James White this year. That part-time role puts him as a high-end RB3 with upside for fantasy owners.
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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount fails running test (Thu Jul 30, 12:59 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount was placed on the Non-Football Injury list because he was not able to complete the conditioning test at the start of training camp. Players have to run 20 sprints of 50 yards in under eight seconds to pass the test, but Blount was only able to complete 12 reps.

Our View: Blount will get back out there soon enough. He's set to be the lead back for the Patriots this year, but Blount will miss the first game of the season due to a suspension. He is a two-down thumper and a RB3 for fantasy owners.
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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount goes to NFI list (Wed Jul 29, 06:47 PM) - New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 29.

Our View: This situation is interesting as Blount was a full participant for offseason workouts. While he's out James White, Brandon Bolden and Jonas Gray will receive more work.
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2015 Schedule

1vs Pittsburgh Steelers
2@ Buffalo Bills
3vs Jacksonville Jaguars
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Dallas Cowboys
6@ Indianapolis Colts
7vs New York Jets
8vs Miami Dolphins
9vs Washington Redskins
10@ New York Giants
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Denver Broncos
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Houston Texans
15vs Tennessee Titans
16@ New York Jets
17@ Miami Dolphins