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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back | #29

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett expects the Lions to again use a running back by committee approach this season.
As they have been for the past couple years, and that doesn't look like it's going to change under new coach Matt Patricia, who retained OC Jim Bob Cooter. The Lions have added LeGarrette Blount to the stable, which also included pass-down back Theo Riddick, all-around-does-nothing-great Ameer Abdullah, and depth guys Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. The Lions are also expected to add a back in the draft. Blount is the best bet for touchdowns as it stands here on April 11, while Riddick is the clear favorite for catches. This backfield should again be a weekly mess that will be wholly unpredictable from a fantasy standpoint. Apr 11 - 1:19 PM

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Lions signed RB LeGarrette Blount, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract.

This backfield has a bunch of bodies but no clear lead guy. Blount reunites with new coach Matt Patricia, who was on the Patriots' staff when Blount was in New England. He figures to be the favorite for early-down and goal-line work with the Lions, with Theo Riddick still the preferred pass-down back. Ameer Abdullah is left in the cold. We wouldn't be shocked if he was dealt.
Mar 16 - 10:39 PM

Free agent LeGarrette Blount will visit the Lions on Friday.

The Lions are reportedly close to signing Frank Gore and also had DeMarco Murray in for a visit on Monday, so it's obvious the team is targeting a veteran. Blount watched his touchdown total drop from 18 in 2016 to just three last year while sharing reps with Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement. He impressed in the postseason, however, scoring in all three playoff games. Clearly the Lions aren't satisfied with the production they received from Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick last year.
Mar 14 - 10:11 PM

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

Most free agents say the same, but Blount was effusive in his praise of the organization and coaching staff. "Obviously, I like it a lot there. They like me a lot there," Blount said. "I feel like [RBs coach Duce Staley] is one of the best running back coaches, one of the best coaches I’ve ever had in my entire life." Blount added Philadelphia "is a place that I love." The Eagles have salary cap concerns and a crowded backfield, but perhaps Blount will give them a home-town discount.
Feb 19 - 9:34 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 14 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots.

Blount gave the Eagles their first big offensive gain on a 36-yard burst, exploiting a gaping hole into the open field on a run-pass option play. In the second quarter, Blount put the Eagles up 15-3 on an outside-zone run for a 21-yard score. It was a "revenge game" for ex-Patriot Blount. Although Blount remained a part of the Eagles’ three-way backfield after Jay Ajayi’s acquisition, Blount’s role lessened considerably with single-digit carries in seven straight games before the Super Bowl. Now a free agent, 31-year-old Blount will resume searching for mercenary, situational back work. We suspect the Eagles would take him back at a cheap salary.
Feb 4 - 10:36 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed six times for 21 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' NFC title game win over the Vikings.

Blount put the Eagles up 14-7 on a power run behind RG Brandon Brooks, carrying Vikings FS Andrew Sendejo over the goal line for an 11-yard touchdown. Blount now has ten career postseason rushing TDs, most of any active NFL player. Blount's scoring-position role is secure, but he remains a situational player in Philly's offense, getting out-touched by Jay Ajayi 21 to 6 on Sunday.
Jan 21 - 9:50 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed nine times for 19 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Divisional Round win over the Falcons.

As he did down the stretch of the regular season, Blount looked sluggish. Jay Ajayi will lead the rushing attack in the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 13 - 8:50 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed nine times for 37 yards in Week 17 against Dallas.

Blount started with Jay Ajayi inactive, but was rested late. He finishes the regular season with 766 yards (4.4 YPC) and three total touchdowns. The Eagles figure to go run heavy in the postseason with Nick Foles starting, so Blount will have some DFS value as a touchdown-dependent option.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:30:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed five times for 12 yards and caught one pass for three yards in the Eagles' Week 16 win over the Raiders.

That's back-to-back 12-yard rushing games for Blount as he's fallen behind Jay Ajayi in the lead-back role. Blount has no fantasy value into the playoffs.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:15:00 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed seven times for 12 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

He added two receptions for 11 yards. The Eagles' lead back early, Blount gave way to Jay Ajayi after running into one too many brick walls. Ajayi took the lead for his first time as an Eagle, out-touching Blount 16-9. Blount will be a touchdown-or-bust RB4 for the fantasy semifinals against the Giants.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:33:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount played 14-of-75 (19 percent) snaps Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Blount dominated the proceedings in Week 12, rushing for 97 yards while playing 47 percent of the snaps, but he was scripted out of Sunday night's game. Jay Ajayi posted his highest touch total and snap count since arriving in Philadelphia against the Seahawks, perhaps hinting the Eagles are ready to get him more involved, but Blount should also get touches in better game scripts. This likely will remain a difficult backfield to predict the rest of the season.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 09:44:00 AM

LeGarrette Blount had eight carries for 26 yards in Week 13 against Seattle.

Blount saw fewer touches than Jay Ajayi for the first time. He struggled to get going early and fell out of the gameplan late. Blount should remain in a timeshare going forward, but Ajayi has been the better back. Blount is a touchdown-dependent RB3 for Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:59:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 15 times for 97 yards in the Eagles' Week 12 win over Chicago.

Despite the Eagles trading a fourth-round pick for Ajayi less than a month ago, it was the Blount show on Sunday. He saw the first three carries of the game, eight in the first half, and kept getting looks despite fumbling the ball at the end of a long run in the first quarter. Blount deserved the work, as well. He had multiple long runs in the opening half and racked up 77 yards before the break. He was not quite as efficient in the second half, but he now has 37 carries in the three games since Ajayi was acquired. He will be in the FLEX conversation next week against the Seahawks.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:21:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 13 times for 57 yards in Week 11 against Dallas.

Blount led the Eagles in snaps, but wasn't effective outside of a 30-yard run. Jay Ajayi (seven carries, 91 yards) continued to outplay him on fewer touches. Blount is still the favorite for snaps, but the Eagles look like a three-man backfield going forward.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 11:48:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed nine times for 37 yards in the Eagles' Week 9 win over the Broncos.

Corey Clement led the backfield in touches (13), Blount finished second, and Jay Ajayi (8) was third. Blount did give the Eagles a handful of successful clock-killing runs to help salt away the game, but his lack of versatility makes Blount the Eagles' least likely running back to maintain a role after the Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Matt Cassel
RB1Kerryon Johnson
2Theo Riddick
3LeGarrette Blount
4Ameer Abdullah
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Kerryon Johnson
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Kerryon Johnson
FB1Nick Bawden
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
4Hakeem Valles
5Marcus Lucas
LT1Taylor Decker
2Tyrell Crosby
3Brian Mihalik
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Joe Dahl
3Dan Skipper
C1Frank Ragnow
2Wesley Johnson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Kenny Wiggins
3Leo Koloamatangi
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Adam Bisnowaty
K1Matt Prater