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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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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

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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.
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. 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

LeGarrette Blount rushed 18 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 13 beatdown of the Rams.

Almost all of Blount's production came on the first drive, where he rushed three times for 55 yards alone, including a 43-yard scoring sprint. Rather than put the ball in Blount's belly in clock-killing mode, the Patriots kept throwing short passes to the likes of Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Malcolm Mitchell. Blount obviously still paid Week 13 fantasy dividends. He'll be a tougher sell against Baltimore's stout front in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:19:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount racked up 71 yards on 11 carries and was unable to catch his lone target Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

He and Dion Lewis logged the same number of carries in the first half (four each). Blount was a little more involved after halftime, but not by leaps and bounds. His 23-yard rush with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter allowed New England to run out the clock. Blount has averaged a sensational 6.37 yards per carry over his last two contests but hasn’t scored in either game. The NFL’s rushing touchdown leader will be safe to fire up as an RB2 next week at home against Los Angeles.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:16:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rumbled to 124 yards on 16 carries Sunday in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

As usual, he was not targeted in the passing game. Blount set the tone with a bruising 44-yard run on his second carry of the afternoon. The Patriots went away from Blount for a while but went back to him in a big way while trying to kill clock in the fourth quarter. Blount had a couple of goal-line carries on the Patriots’ final possession but couldn’t capitalize on either of them. Fantasy owners were probably hoping for a touchdown or two but Blount was still highly productive against the Niners’ non-existent run defense. Blount will maintain RB2 status next week against the division-rival Jets.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:21:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount had 21 carries for 69 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' Week 10 loss to Seattle.

Blount converted on both his goal line chances in the first half. He scored his third touchdown on New England’s opening drive of the second, hitting a 13-yard run down the left sideline. There’s not much floor to Blount’s game between the 20s, but his volume and red-zone role are good enough to make him a matchup-proof RB2. Blount will take an NFL-leading 12 TDs into a Week 11 matchup with the 49ers.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Michael Floyd
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matt Lengel
3Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski