LeGarrette Blount news, rumors and stats


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 250

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Eagles | Carson Wentz asked to do too much in 2016

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:36:21 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz attempted 607 passes last year, the second-highest total for a rookie in NFL history. Head coach Doug Pederson hopes to "take a little bit off" Wentz's plate in 2017 and believes the addition of RB LeGarrette Blount to the running game will help in that respect.

Fantasy Tip: The running game fell off about the same time right tackle Lane Johnson began serving his suspension, which contributed largely to the Eagles' heavy reliance on Wentz. There is a good chance the second-year signal-caller will improve on last year's numbers (3782 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions) simply because he has a better supporting cast around him now, led by Alshon Jeffery. Wentz should be a solid QB2 in fantasy in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Reuben Frank

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount lived in red zone in 2016

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:57:35 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount was far and away the busiest player in the league inside the red zone last year, registering league highs in carries and touchdowns inside the 20, 10 and 5. Sixteen of his 68 red zone carries, 15 of his 42 attempts inside the 10 and 12 of his 24 rushes inside the 5 resulted in touchdowns. Mike Gillislee is expected to assume the power role Blount had with the New England Patriots last season.

Fantasy Tip: Blount obviously obviously cannot count on the same kind of volume in Philadelphia that he could in New England, but it is notable for present and future owners of Gillislee. While a repeat of Blount's franchise-record 18 rushing touchdowns for Gillislee is highly unlikely, he is a very good bet to reach double figures for the first time in his career and makes for a high-upside RB3 in most leagues.

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Eagles | Corey Clement the odd man out?

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 20:41:15 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement is currently behind RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Darren Sproles, RB Wendell Smallwood and RB Donnel Pumphrey and is likely bound for the practice squad, according to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ Advance Media - Matt Lombardo

Eagles | Ryan Mathews not on the way out?

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:26:51 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles told ESPN's Josina Anderson Friday, June 30, that he - along with backfield mates LeGarrette Blount and Ryan Mathews - "can share the ball and everyone can be happy."

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has long been considered to be on the outs in Philly ever since the Eagles signed Blount, presumably since the latter was supposed to take the former's "big-back" role in the offense. Mathews has to be cleared yet from offseason neck surgery, so his release still seems the most likely move for Philadelphia. Even if he sticks on the roster, he'll be hard to trust as anything more than a RB5.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Josina Anderson

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount has weight clause

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:21:27 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount can earn $50,000 if he weighs between 240-245 pounds on the team's reporting date for training camp, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Blount is expected to see a heavy dosage of carries, and his touchdown potential gives him some luster as a high-end RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount does not practice

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:37:10 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 5, because of an illness.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be fine for the start of training camp and could return for minicamp. Blount probably will receive a majority of the carries for the Eagles this season and can be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back in leagues because of his touchdown potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Tim McManus

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount to lead backfield?

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:20:07 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount will likely inherit the carries RB Ryan Mathews was given last year, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski, and Kempski estimates Blount will see around 170 carries.

Fantasy Tip: Blount seems like a safe bet to handle the carries around the goal line, and if he also sees a bulk of the early-down work, he should have himself a nice season. Don't expect a repeat of last year's 18-touchdown outburst, but Blount could be a low-end RB2 or luxury RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philly.com - Jimmy Kempski

Eagles | LeGarrette Blount likes new QB

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:19:41 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount said QB Carson Wentz is "one of those guys you want to build a team around" and "has the potential to be a really special player."

Fantasy Tip: Wentz showed promise in his rookie season, but it is still a reach to expect QB1 production from him in 2017. He is an appealing option in keeper formats but a backup in redraft leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The News Journal - Frank Martin

Eagles | Ryan Mathews done in Philly?

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:10 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is expected to be released once he is healthy following the signing of LeGarrette Blount, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has long been rumored to be out in Philadelphia, so Schefter isn't really breaking any new news here. The official move may take a while to happen, since the 29-year-old is still healing from neck surgery. Mathews may get another shot or two at running in the NFL, but his days of being a somewhat useful fantasy back are probably coming to an end.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | More on LeGarrette Blount deal

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:30 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount's one-year deal is worth up to $2.8 million with a $1.25 million base salary and up to $1.55 million in incentives.

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