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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back | #29

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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On NFL Network's Free Agency Frenzy, Mike Garafolo said the "expectation" is free agent LeGarrette Blount will not re-sign with the Patriots.
Coming off a 1,161-yard, 18-touchdown season, Blount likely wants to cash in, and the Patriots are not the organization to pay top dollar for a running back. Blount likely will not find as much money as he hopes in free agency, however, especially with the depth of talent in the draft. Blount is Rotoworld's No. 5 available running back. Mar 7 - 1:21 PM

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ESPN's Michael Rothstein expects the Lions to add a running back this offseason.

Zach Zenner was stellar down the stretch and both Ameer Abdullah (foot) and Theo Riddick (wrist) will return well before training camp, but Rothstein expects the Lions to add someone to one of the worst rushing attacks in the league. If they do, a low-cost power back in the mold of free agent LeGarrette Blount would make sense. Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine could be an option in the draft.
Source: ESPN
Feb 21 - 9:47 AM

Impending free agent LeGarrette Blount said he hopes to re-sign with the Patriots.

"I love being here, and they know I love being here," said Blount. "I feel great. I’m 30 years old, not a lot of wear and tear on my body. I feel like I’ll be able to play for as long as I want." Blount enjoyed a career year in 2016, rushing for 1,161 yards and a team record 18 touchdowns. He still can't catch passes and lost playing time to Dion Lewis down the stretch, but there's a good chance Blount will return to the Patriots on a team-friendly one-year deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 11 - 9:45 AM

LeGarrette Blount was held to 31 yards on 11 carries in Super Bowl 51.

Blount also lost a first-quarter fumble, just his first fumble since Week 2 and first lost fumble since Week 1. The Falcons surprisingly dominated the line of scrimmage in this one, creating constant disruption with DT Grady Jarrett and refusing to let Blount reach the second level. Blount was a big part of the Patriots' early-game plan and had nine carries at halftime, but he didn't touch the ball in the fourth quarter as the Patriots played pass-first offense in comeback mode. An impending free agent, Blount turned 30 in December. The Patriots will likely try to retain Blount on another cheap, one-year deal.
Feb 5 - 10:32 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 47 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for eight yards Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

Blount has spent the past month playing second fiddle to Dion Lewis but that changed on Sunday as he led the backfield with 17 touches. He was mostly held in check but did break out for a big run in the second half. Blount carried a host of defenders on his back en route to a highlight-reel 18-yard scramble in the third quarter. He plunged ahead for a one-yard touchdown on the following play. New England’s running game comes and goes but when they’re committed to it, the 250-pound Blount is always tough to bring down. Blount and the Patriots are headed to Super Bowl LI, where they will take on the Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston two weeks from today.
Jan 22 - 9:56 PM

LeGarrette Blount played 27 of the Patriots' 69 offensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Texans.

Dion Lewis led the backfield with 33 offensive snaps. Blount's workload is somewhat deceiving as a handful of his snaps came in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand. Already a non-factor on passing downs, Blount keeps falling further behind Lewis, even losing goal-line work on Saturday. We'd expect Lewis to operate as the lead back once again in next week's AFC Championship Game against Kansas City or Pittsburgh.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 15 - 12:02 PM

LeGarrette Blount managed 31 yards on eight carries in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

After Blount missed two practices this week due to an illness, Dion Lewis got the start and stole the show with three touchdowns, operating as the Patriots' feature back on 15 touches to Blount's eight. Blount got a goal-line carry late in the first half, but he was stuffed and forced the Pats to settle for a field goal. Blount’s best run came in fourth-quarter clock-killing mode, stumbling into an 18-yard gain. Lewis looks poised to operate as the Patriots' lead back in the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 14 - 11:40 PM

LeGarrette Blount (illness) is not listed on the Patriots' final injury report for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Texans.

An illness prevented Blount from practicing on Wednesday and Thursday but he was never in danger of missing Saturday's Divisional Round game. Blount rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns when he faced the Texans in Week 3. He's been losing carries to Dion Lewis recently, though Blount still gets all of New England's goal-line work.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Houston has been great against the run over their past four games, holding opposing RBs to 68 RuYds/Gm (5th best) while allowing the 3rd fewest FPPG to the position over that span. Blount's missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday shouldn't hurt, but Dion Lewis' presence may. Lewis actually had 33 first half touches over the last three games compared to 20 for Blount, so there is merit in GPPs for swapping to Lewis as a lower-owned option. Blount still has multi-TD upside with NE instilled as a large favorite.
Jan 13 - 4:20 PM

LeGarrette Blount (illness) took part in team meetings Friday.

He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but Blount should be able to get up for Saturday night's Divisional Round game against the Texans.
Jan 13 - 12:45 PM

LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not practice Thursday.

It is a bit concerning Blount has missed two days of practice in a row with the illness, but there is still no reason to believe he will sit out Saturday's matchup with the Texans. With the Patriots heavily favored, Blount is a solid bet both for clock-killing work and a touchdown.
Jan 12 - 12:03 PM

LeGarrette Blount (illness) was held out of Wednesday's practice.

Blount's status isn't in danger for the Divisional Round but he might not get a ton of practice in this week. He's a strong bet for a touchdown in Saturday's game with Houston.
Jan 11 - 4:21 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 14 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Blount's one-yard rushing score gave him a league-high 18 on the year. Blount wound up with 1,161 yards on 299 carries for the Patriots this regular season, carrying the offense during Tom Brady's suspension to open the year and maintaining a consistent role even with Brady under center. Blount should be a popular play in DFS during the postseason. He's a good bet for TDs every week.
Jan 1 - 4:33 PM

LeGarrette Blount contributed 50 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries Saturday in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

Blount was stymied for most of the afternoon but salvaged the day for fantasy owners with a pair of goal-line touchdowns. Both of those came in the second half as the Patriots looked to burn clock with a huge lead. Blount isn’t the most efficient guy in the world—he’s averaging under four yards per carry this year—but he leads the league with 17 touchdowns and already has over 1,100 rushing yards. Blount and the Patriots will close out the regular season at Miami next Sunday.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:49:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 17 times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Broncos.

Facing the best defensive line in the league, Patriots coach Bill Belichick decided to emphasize speed and shiftiness in the running game, giving 21 carries to Dion Lewis and James White. Lewis took the ball 18 times on the ground. Blount lost goal-line looks to both players, but managed to save face with a touchdown, his Patriots record 15th rushing score of the year. Blount should bounce back in Week 16 against the pathetic Jets. There will be no shortage of scoring drives to finish off with bunny carries.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:46:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 18 times for 72 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 14 win over the Ravens.

He also caught a seven-yard pass. Blount got the touchdowns started for the Patriots, pounding in a one-yard score late in the first quarter after the offense stalled for much of the opening 15 minutes. The Ravens came into Monday night as the league's No. 1 run defense, but Blount was still able to average 4.0 YPC against the unit and has now set a new career-high with 1,029 rushing yards this season, in addition to leading the league with 14 rushing touchdowns. He'll be in another strong spot next week at Denver against a defense that is elite against the pass but bottom-10 against the run.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3Rex Burkhead
4D.J. Foster
GLB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1James Develin
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Matthew Slater
WR21Brandin Cooks
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Danny Amendola
4Devin Lucien
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Matt Lengel
4Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Jamil Douglas
3Chris Barker
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
3Chase Farris
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski