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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back | #29

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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LeGarrette Blount rushed 14 times for 67 yards in the Eagles' Week 6 win over the Panthers.
Blount was also called for a personal foul, but it was a bad call. He was merely finishing a block. Blount was a freight train this evening, and frankly, deserved more work. Sluggish to begin the year, Blount has now been trucking over defenders every game since Darren Sproles got hurt, clearing 67 yards on the ground each of the past four weeks. He has only one rushing touchdown to show for it, but has solidified his RB2 value. He gets the Redskins in Week 7. Oct 13 - 12:11 AM

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LeGarrette Blount chewed up 74 yards on 14 carries Sunday in the Eagles’ Week 5 win over the Cardinals.

He led the backfield with 14 touches including 12 in the second half. Blount gained exactly half of his yards on a 37-yard burst in the third quarter. He broke to the outside on the play and found nothing but green grass until he was finally chased down by Tyrann Mathieu at Arizona’s 45-yard line. No team had rushed for 100 yards on the Cardinals before Sunday. Blount has excelled in Darren Sproles’ absence, tacking on 277 rushing yards over his last three contests. With Wendell Smallwood (knee) unlikely to play on a short week, Blount could be in for another big workload Thursday at Carolina.
Oct 8 - 5:57 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 136 yards in the Eagles' Week 4 win over the Chargers, adding a 20-yard reception.

Pretty much right down to the final drive, Blount was in a three-man rotation with Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement, though he rushed for over 100 more yards than either of his backfield mates. The highlight was a 68-yard rumble where Blount threw Desmond King into next week with a stiff arm. Blount received four goal-line carries in the fourth quarter, but couldn't convert any of them. Smallwood eventually plunged into the end zone. Today was an excellent performance, but not one that seized the day for Blount going forward. He'll remain a volatile RB3.
Oct 1 - 8:01 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Giants.

As Darren Sproles (wrist) went out early, the Eagles turned to a rotation of Blount, Wendell Smallwood, and Corey Clement. Blount was their most effective runner between the tackles and should remain a double-digit carry guy moving forward, playing more especially if Sproles' injury is serious. Either way, Blount will remain a risky, touchdown-dependent flex option in Week 4 against the Chargers.
Sep 24 - 5:29 PM

LeGarrette Blount played 6-of-72 snaps Week 2 against the Chiefs.

It was eight fewer than Wendell Smallwood, who got the start, and a whopping 44 fewer than Darren Sproles, who led the backfield with 12 touches. Blount's only touch came on a catch which went for zero yards. Perhaps the Eagles try to establish the run more moving forward, but Blount will not be usable in fantasy lineups until they do. He is droppable in shallow leagues.
Sep 18 - 10:07 AM

LeGarrette Blount was held without a carry in Week 2 against the Chiefs.

Blount played behind Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles. He was expected to have a reduced role, and saw only a few snaps. Blount has looked like a miscast in the Eagles' shotgun-based offense. Smallwood (three carries, four yards) didn't do anything to stand out, but Blount should continue to be avoided for Week 3.
Sep 17 - 4:56 PM

NFL insider Adam Caplan reports LeGarrette Blount could see a reduced role Sunday in Kansas City.

Per Caplan, the Eagles believed Blount was "too tentative" on Week 1 runs, and they may incorporate more of Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement against the Chiefs. Darren Sproles remains the only fantasy-viable back in Philadelphia.
Sep 17 - 11:13 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 14 times for 46 yards and caught his lone target for a one-yard touchdown in the Eagles' Week 1 win over the Redskins.

Blount got the start and logged 14 carries to Wendell Smallwood's four and Darren Sproles' four. Blount's one-yard touchdown catch was just the second touchdown grab of his career, and he caught seven passes total last year. Don't count on any more of them moving forward. Blount does appear to have a strong hold on the early-down work, however. He'll be nothing more than a weekly RB3. Blount gets a tough Chiefs defense on the road next week.
Sep 10 - 4:56 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the gameplan and situation will determine which of his backs gets carries each week.

Meaning the Eagles do not have a "lead back." LeGarrette Blount would seem to be the closest thing, but he is coming off a dreadful preseason in which he was outplayed by Wendell Smallwood. Aside from Darren Sproles, this looks like a situation to avoid early in the season.
Sep 4 - 12:20 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman believes the Eagles could look into a "better solution" to their running back room than LeGarrette Blount.

Blount has looked miscast in the Eagles' offense, rushing 13 times for 36 yards (2.8 YPC) this preseason while being asked to run outside the tackles from the shotgun. Blount had his 2016 career year running behind a fullback in New England. The Patriots seem to be the only team that knows how to use him. There could be a number of quality running backs available at roster cuts, and Berman throws out the Redskins' Matt Jones as a possibility. Blount turns 31 this winter and is on his last legs.
Aug 30 - 1:45 PM

LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood shared first-team running back reps in the Eagles' third preseason game.

Darren Sproles was kept in bubble wrap while Blount and Smallwood were given an opportunity to compete. Blount gained 19 yards on four carries, while Smallwood turned his four runs into 28 yards. As Sproles is going to hog snaps in the Eagles' shotgun-, three-wide offense, neither Blount nor Smallwood seems likely to begin the season as a bankable fantasy football asset.
Aug 24 - 8:52 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said LeGarrette Blount will be "a big part of our offense."

"The guy's a beast of a runner," the coach added. Despite preseason struggles, reported "weight issues," and rumblings about his roster spot, it looks like the coach plans to enter the season with Blount as his starter and short-yardage back. Perhaps that changes if Wendell Smallwood shows well coming off an injury this week, but Blount remains the best fantasy bet for now.
Aug 22 - 12:26 PM

According to NJ.com's Matt Lombardo, LeGarrette Blount has dealt with "weight issues" at Eagles camp, and has "disappointed" in practice.

Both Lombardo and NFL insider Adam Caplan have suggested Blount might not make the Eagles. Signed to a mere one-year, $1.25 million deal with next to no guarantees, Blount has reportedly been outplayed by Wendell Smallwood, and looked lost running out of the shotgun in Philly's second preseason game.
Aug 21 - 5:18 PM

According to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media, "it wouldn't be surprising" if LeGarrette Blount is among the Eagles' cuts.

Lombardo also wonders if Wendell Smallwood's job is in jeopardy, hypothesizing that Smallwood may need to beat out UDFA Corey Clement. Blount has started both preseason games but has rushed for just 17 yards on nine carries. It's an admittedly small sample, though Blount hasn't shown much in camp and seems to be showing signs of fatigue after logging a career-high 299 carries last season. He's also not a great fit in Doug Pederson's offense, where backs are expected to play in the passing game. Blount may still have some value as a goal-line vulture if the Eagles keep him, but his fantasy arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Aug 20 - 9:37 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed five times for eight yards in the Eagles' second preseason game Thursday night.

He also lost a fumble on one of his two catches. Blount's tenure with the Eagles has gotten off to a rough start. He's missed a number of practices for different reasons and hasn't performed when on the field. Through two preseason games, Blount has rushed nine times for 17 yards (1.89 YPC) with the lost fumble. He also hasn't stood out in practices. While Blount may seem like a value pick in mid-to-late rounds of drafts, it's critical to remember he's no longer in New England's offense, which is the only place he's had success. He's also in a timeshare.
Aug 18 - 10:09 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Wendell Smallwood
3Corey Clement
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Wendell Smallwood
3RB1Wendell Smallwood
2LeGarrette Blount
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
WR21Torrey Smith
2Nelson Agholor
3Marcus Johnson
WR31Nelson Agholor
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Chance Warmack
C1Jason Kelce
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Isaac Seumalo
RT1Lane Johnson
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Jake Elliott