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RB Alfred Blue - Houston Texans

6-2, 223Born: 4-27-1991College: LSUDrafted: Round 6, pick 2014

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 17): Blue is merely competent at best, but if Lamar Miller can't go this week, he'll be a what the heck flex against the Eagles.

Week 16: at Philadelphia Eagles

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
12 vs TEN 26 13 49 0 1 1 13 0 0 6.2
13 vs CLE 36 13 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.4
14 vs IND 22 6 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.1
15 at NYJ 41 9 6 0 2 2 9 0 0 1.5
16 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 9 * * 1 * * * *
16 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 1 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 14 vs IND (6 / 21 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Texans had a tad more success with Alfred Blue running the football and his longest rush was ll-yards. Blue started the second half and provided some solid runs when needed, he was targets once in the passing game but it was short hopped to him. Blue started off the scoring on the day with a 3-yard run that was initially stopped but then was helped in by an offensive line for the touchdown.

2018 Week 13 vs CLE (13 / 54 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Texans are still trying to split the carried between Blue and Miller, it is working keeping both fresh for the game. Blue continues to get the grunt work but he is getting yards when needed. He has a 17-yard rush that almost broke but was tripped up from behind, Blue also had a 21-yard touchdown run called back due to a holding call. Blue remains a viable option in the offense especially how the Texans want to play the game during their win streak.

2018 Week 12 vs TEN (13 / 49 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

The Texans continue to preserve Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue is getting comparable carries during the game. 13 carries for 49 yards but most of that work came in the second half when the Titans started selling out to stop the run. Blue's longest rush was 9 yards and he did have one reception for 13-yards. The big thing with Blue is his continued carries he is getting to spell Miller.

2018 Week 11 vs WAS (8 / 46 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Texans are tying to keep Lamar Miller fresh and Alfred Blue is getting more opportunities in recent games. Blue averaged 5.8 yards a carry and was able to pick up some key first downs when needed. His longest run came on a patient 16 yard rush that helped bleed the clock in the second half of the game. Miller will continue to get the 10+ carry mark at this rate to help preserve Miller throughout the game.

2018 Week 9 vs DEN (15 / 39 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Texans continue to try and split the running game between Miller and Alfred Blue. Blue led the Texans with 39 yards rushing but much like the rest of the running game, he was shut down from any big gains. Blue's longest run was 7 yards but he had multiple negative yard runs on 1st down due to missed assignments up front.

2018 Week 8 vs MIA (15 / 42 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With the Texans domination the run game, Alfred Blue nearly split carries with Lamar Miller and was used more than expected. Blue had some chances in the red zone but the Texans couldn't punch it in. He also had some near breakaway runs where he was tripped up right before breaking into open field.

2018 Week 6 vs BUF (7 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Texans decided to turn to Alfred Blue when they needed the running game to wake up and he had the longest rush of the day for both sides with a 17-yard gain. Blue is unlucky with the offensive line getting beat and creating some negative runs for him. Blue also had a key reception on the final drive for 14-yards. Blue is going to continue to spell Miller moving forward but how he is used when Foreman returns is going to be interesting to watch.

2018 Week 5 vs DAL (20 / 46 / 0 rush, 8 / 8 / 73 / 0 rec)

It was the Alfred Blue show on Sunday night and the Texans had him on the field for all but one offensive snap. There were a lot of short runs and even some negative runs but he provided some of the best work for a running back they have had all season. With 119 total yards, 46 rushing and 73 receiving, it was a solid effort from the veteran back. His 28 yard reception that had a stiff arm involved too and that has been the longest reception of the season from that position. He also found some cut back creases in the run game and his longest run was 17 yards on the night. It was a strong effort for Blue on the night and was instrumental on getting the offense out of some tight holes.

2018 Week 4 vs IND (13 / 31 / 0 rush, 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

After Miller went out, the Texans turned to Blue and his longest rush was 10 yards but the offense stubbornly ran the football to keep the Colts honest defensibly. Blue had a bad drop late in the game when Watson hit him square in his hands. The Texans running backs have been suspect the past two weeks and Blue is the one that will gain positive yards but not in big chunks. With Miller banged up, it could mean more opportunities for him.

2018 Week 2 vs TEN (7 / 36 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Blue continues to spell Lamar Miller at times in the offense and he continued to produce in the running game. Blue has 7 carries for 36 yards and he continues to eat up yards when he is in the game. One thing that shows when Blue is in the game, he eats up yards in a hurry and is able to get the Texans offense in a quick flow running plays. He didn't get a touchdown like last week but he had some good work for the offense.

2018 Week 1 vs NE (5 / 36 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

There were only 10 offensive snaps for Blue but he produced 36 yards on 5 carries. Which was more impressive is how he pounded the rock and moved the pile. Blue had a 1-yard touchdown run to get the Texans their first touchdown of the season. Blue remains a spot filler for Miller but it was a good showing for the veteran back.

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Latest News

Texans | Alfred Blue gets into end zone (Sun Dec 9, 09:19 PM) - Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue ran six times for 21 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Schedule

16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars