Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

RB LeGarrette Blount - Detroit Lions

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Geoff Burke, US Presswire

Traditional view      FanDuel view      DraftKings view     

Preseason player page

News you need to know

General News (Mon Sep 17): was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers for coming off the bench and pushing linebacker Elijah Wood.

Week 3: vs New England Patriots

All RB vs NE

FBG says: Good matchup. In Week 2, for virtually the first time in years, the Lions saw a spark of dynamic running in their backfield. LeGarrette Blount and rookie Kerryon Johnson racked up numerous chunk gains against the 49ers. The hope, of course, is that the explosive Johnson eventually runs away with the gig, and the team could shift its focus that way as soon as this weekend. Johnson has yet to get into much of a rhythm with the Lions trailing for all of the young season, but he looks both fast and quick-footed and represents the dynamism this team has been chasing for years. Blount's role is officially under siege. It's too early to tell whether the Lions' front line is improving with first-round guard Frank Ragnow on board, but its arrow is at least theoretically pointing up. The New England run defense, which allowed the league's second-most yardage per carry in 2017, doesn't look improved. The front line, built specifically to beef up against the run with two new nose tackles, can only do so much. Eventually, miscast linebackers like Kyle Van Noy and Dont'a Hightower will be exposed as relatively soft run-stuffers. The linemen draw their share of the blame as well, though. The tackle rotation is deep and talented, but maddeningly inconsistent. That was on display as the Jaguars routinely caved in the right side last Sunday, freeing T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant for big gains. Lamar Miller took similar advantage throughout Week 1. The unit will be in even sorrier shape against the Lions if strong safety Patrick Chung can't clear the concussion protocol.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NYJ 13 4 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
2 at SF 17 8 38 0 1 1 -3 0 0 3.5
3 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 6 * * 0 * * * *
3 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 0 * * * *
3 vs NE PROJ-Bloom * 7 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

LeGarrette Blount's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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 News

Lions | LeGarrette Blount ejected in loss (Sun Sep 16, 07:32 PM) - Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers for coming off the bench and pushing LB Elijah Wood.

link to story   

Lions | LeGarrette Blount expected to play (Sat Sep 15, 10:29 PM) - Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) is expected to play in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

link to story   

Lions | Week 2 injury report for Detroit (Fri Sep 14, 04:54 PM) - Detroit Lions OT Andrew Donnal (knee) and OG T.J. Lang (back) did not practice and are listed as out for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) were listed and are listed as questionable. QB Matthew Stafford (shin) practiced in full and was removed from the report.

link to story   

Lions | LeGarrette Blount questionable for Week 2 (Fri Sep 14, 04:52 PM) - Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) was limited in practice on Friday, Sept. 14 and he is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Our View: Blount was a non-factor last week before his injury and the 49ers run defense was tough on the Vikings. He's droppable.
link to story   

Lions | LeGarrette Blount takes part in practice (Thu Sep 13, 07:03 PM) - Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

Our View: Blount could lead the power game for Detroit...if they can stay in the game and run the ball. Fantasy GMs have much better options than picking from the Detroit backfield.
link to story   

More News

Detroit Lions Team Links

Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

The Week in NFL News - 3/22
  Sigmund Bloom - March 22
2018 NFL Free Agency Winners and Losers
  Alessandro Miglio - March 25
Free Agency Roundtable: Running Back Rapid Reactions
  Phil Alexander - March 31
The Week in NFL News - 4/12
  Sigmund Bloom - April 12
2018 NFL Draft Landing Spots: Running Backs
  Chad Parsons - April 15
The Week in NFL News - 4/19
  Sigmund Bloom - April 19
Bloom 100: Post-Draft Rookie Rankings - Footballguys
  Sigmund Bloom - April 30
AFC East Backfield Study - Footballguys
  Sigmund Bloom - May 18
Fantasy Football Mock Draft Journey Part 1: Landscape Assessment - Footballguys
  Chad Parsons - June 3
Overvalued Players: Quarterbacks - Footballguys
  FBG Staff - June 4

Articles from around the web

even sleeper fantasy football backfields to watch
  Alex Gelhar - May 23
Fantasy Football: How to Spot a Breakout Running Back
  J.J. Zachariason - May 24
Draft Strategy: Ignore the Narrative
  Ryan Melosi - May 30
Silva's Fantasy Top 150
  Evan Silva - May 31
Corey Clement among 2018 deep fantasy sleepers
  Alex Gelhar - June 4
Jay Ajayi leads 2018 fantasy football draft bargains
  James Koh - June 4
Which Players Are Experts Higher/Lower On vs. ADP
  Mike Tagliere - June 7
Impact of Players Changing Teams: NFC
  Jody Smith - June 8
Preseason Preview: Running Backs
  David Dorey - June 12
5 Running Backs With Major Touchdown Upside for 2018
  Jason Schandl - August 9


3vs New England Patriots
4@ Dallas Cowboys
5vs Green Bay Packers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Miami Dolphins
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10@ Chicago Bears
11vs Carolina Panthers
12vs Chicago Bears
13vs Los Angeles Rams
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15@ Buffalo Bills
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17@ Green Bay Packers