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Giants | LeGarrette Blount an option for Giants?

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:14:54 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) could be an option for the New York Giants because they are looking for a power running back to complement RB Paul Perkins, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has not been linked to many teams this offseason but should find a new team before the start of training camp. He may not be able to find a starting job but should be part of a running back committee. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his team and his role.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount likely to walk?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:42:46 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to receive an offer in free agency the team won't match, and they're believed to be prepared for it.

Fantasy Tip: The backfield in New England is a little crowded after James White's emergence in the Super Bowl. Blount is coming off a monster 18-touchdown year, and it's tough to expect a repeat performance from the 30-year-old this year. He'll be in the RB1 discussion, but he's a more secure RB2.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount thrives in postseason

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:27:53 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has rushed for eight touchdowns in his last seven postseason games. He has scored six times in his last seven games this season, including the playoffs.

Fantasy Tip: Blount led the NFL in rushing touchdowns this season with 18, so it's no surprise that he's continuing to score in the playoffs. Look for the Patriots to keep riding him in the Super Bowl against a subpar Atlanta Falcons rush defense.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount powers late in win

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:44:35 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 47 yards and one touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. He added one catch for eight yards.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been masterful at finding the end zone this season, and -- assuming the to-be free agent returns to the Pats -- he'll be a viable RB3 in most formats for the 2017 fantasy campaign.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount set to be free agent

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:38:58 -0800

New England Patriots LeGarrette Blount will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

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Patriots | Quiet night for LeGarrette Blount

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:08:51 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had eight carries for 31 yards in a 34-16 win over the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 14.

Fantasy Tip: New England is notorious for favoring a certain back based on the matchup, and Blount was the odd man out tonight. He still has plenty of upside because of his touchdown potential, but fantasy owners have to accept occasional duds.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount not on injury report

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:02:44 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a solid running back for the Patriots this season and found the end zone 18 times during the regular season. Blount likely will receive a lot of carries against the Texans and should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount in team meetings Friday

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:57 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) took part in team meetings Friday, Jan. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Blount missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but has reportedly been at team headquarters on both days. Given his lack of practice time this week, he could see his snaps scaled back in Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans, although he is a good bet to remain the team's goal-line back and score at least once if he plays. Continue to monitor this situation, but it appears for now he has a good shot at being active.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount sits again

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:50:42 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) is out of practice again Thursday, Jan. 12.

Fantasy Tip: It's not time to push the panic button yet. Blount had a fabulous season with 18 touchdowns, but the Patriots could go a different route in any given week. Also, Dion Lewis (knee) is healthy. Blount isn't a safe RB1 against the Houston Texans this weekend.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount does not practice

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:41:57 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game as long as he can recover from his illness. He will receive most of the carries against the Houston Texans and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount played well against HOU

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:04:46 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 24 rushes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: He did that while J.J. Watt (back) was still active, but the Pats were without Tom Brady during his suspension and Dion Lewis (knee). So Blount may or may not have the same kind of workload in this playoff game. Houston was a top-five defense containing opposing RBs in fantasy the last five weeks of the season. Blount will be a better play as an RB2.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount providing balance

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:58:50 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount set career highs with 299 carries, 1,161 yards and an NFL-high 18 touchdowns this season, and the Patriots ran the ball 45.6 percent of the time, their highest percentage since 2010.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been much more than a short-yardage back this season, but handling the goal-line carries for a high-scoring offense is a big part of his appeal. He has a safe floor and plenty of upside and should be one of the better running back plays throughout the playoffs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Patriots | Another TD for LeGarrette Blount

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:14:50 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 14 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: Blount posted at least one touchdown run in each of the past five games, and 10 of the past 12 games. He led the NFL with 18 rushing scores, and went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his NFL career. He will be a popular pick in postseason fantasy leagues, too.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount built for his role

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:46:13 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has the best conversion rate in the NFL this season on carries from the one-yard line, scoring on 10 of his 16 attempts, and Blount said he has the right mentality to be successful running in the red zone.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has scored in all but three games this season, and he has five scores in his last four games. Lock him in as a high-floor RB2 in Week 17.

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Patriots | New England unlikely to rest starters

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:24:19 -0800

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hinted he would not be resting his starters in Week 17, suggesting Tom Brady, LeGarrette Blount and Julian Edelman among others will play their full complement of snaps in Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins. "I don't understand that question. I don't know how many starters we have," Belichick told reporters after being asked about resting starters in the season finale.

Fantasy Tip: Another Belichickian gem for sure, but it makes sense as the Patriots try to lock up home-field advantage in the AFC next weekend. Brady, Blount and Edelman should all be started without hesitation in Week 17.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount scores twice

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:43:40 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries against the New York Jets in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has rushed for 17 touchdowns this season and has been a consistent option for fantasy owners but may be a risky option for owners in Week 17 if the team has the No. 1 seed in the playoffs clinched. He should be a No. 2 running back if the team is playing for something.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount posts 72 yards, TD

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:45:34 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 18 times for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 12, and he added one grab for seven yards on his only target. He passed 1,000 rushing yards for the first time since the 2010 season, and his 14 rushing scores ties Hall of Famer Curtis Martin for the single-season record for the Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a consistent source of fantasy points all season and he is showing no signs of slowing down. He can be trusted as a low-end RB1 or must-start RB2 in all fantasy formats.

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Patriots | Baltimore ready for LeGarrette Blount

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:23:38 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount faces the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14, and LB C.J. Mosley said the Ravens are ready to "gang-tackle" Blount.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a workhorse for the Patriots, but he is more of a low-end RB2 against a Baltimore defense that has allowed the fewest rushing yards and touchdowns this year.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount finds end zone again

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:15:08 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 18 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was not targeted in the pass game.

Fantasy Tip: Blount snapped a mini-scoring skid, as he hadn't found the end zone in either of his past two games. It was the first time this season he had back-to-back games without a visit to the end zone. He remains a must-start fantasy option in Week 14 despite facing the Baltimore Ravens and their lockdown rushing defense.

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Patriots | Three Patriots RBs split snaps evenly

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:22:57 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount received 27 snaps during the team's Week 12 game, while RB James White received 26 snaps and RB Dion Lewis received 23 snaps. The Patriots ran three plays with White and Lewis on the field at the same time.

Fantasy Tip: Blount received the most carries against the New York Jets and probably will continue to be the main running option moving forward. Lewis received six carries and caught four passes, while White caught four passes and received zero carries. Blount should be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues but will not be as valuable in point-per-reception leagues. Lewis and White should be flex options for most owners.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount so-so in win

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:57:37 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 11 times for 67 yards in the Week 12 game against the New York Jets. He was targeted once but did not record a reception.

Fantasy Tip: Blount failed to find the end zone in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Despite the lack of touchdowns lately, he remains a must-start RB2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 13 against Los Angeles.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount posts 124 yards

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 22:21:26 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 124 yards in the Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers, including a season-high 44-yard run.

Fantasy Tip: Blount entered the week with a league-leading 12 rushing touchdowns, but he failed to find the end zone. However, he had a solid stat line and he remains a solid fantasy option heading into Week 12 at N.Y. Jets.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount to face poor rush D

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:14:41 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount will meet the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11. The 49ers have allowed 180.4 rushing yards per game, worst in the NFL. The 49ers have also yielded an NFL-high 12 rushes of 20 or more yards and five scampers of 40-plus yards.

Fantasy Tip: Blount leads the NFL with 12 total touchdowns and he is certain to add to his total for fantasy owners this weekend against a porous 49ers rush D. He is a fantasy must-start in all formats for this ultra-favorable matchup.

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Patriots | Three more scores for LeGarrette Blount

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:28:57 -0800

New England Patriots QB LeGarrette Blount rushed 21 times for 69 yards with three touchdowns in the Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: Blount leads the NFL with 12 total touchdowns and he is likely to add to that total when he faces the San Francisco 49ers, a team that entered Week 10 ranked last in rushing defense.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount totals 70 yards, TD

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:21:31 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) rushed 13 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He added two receptions for 20 yards on two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Blount did not have any setbacks with the hip injury which had him listed as questionable. He remains a solid RB2 heading into Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount will play Sunday

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:19:35 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) will be active for Week 6's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be viewed as a touchdown-dependent RB2 option in most fantasy leagues going forward, with the Patriots expected to continue passing more often with QB Tom Brady under center.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount listed as limited

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:01:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Blount received 18 carries last week and probably will receive a similar amount of carries against the Cincinnati Bengals. Owners should consider Blount as a No. 2 running back at this time since the Patriots will throw more often with Tom Brady back.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount questionable

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:38:46 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) was one of 12 players on the team's injury report Friday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Blount's hip has been an "issue" for a while, but it hasn't kept him from ranking second in the league in carries through five weeks. Of bigger concern is the Patriots' shift in offensive philosophy with Tom Brady back under center. Blount was outsnapped by James White last week and doesn't fit well in the new offense, making him a touchdown-dependent RB2 at best going forward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount listed as limited

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:24:31 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Blount was held to 37 yards in Week 5 but has scored five touchdowns in the first five games of the season. He will continue to receive most of the work in the running game and could be a No. 2 running back in standard leagues.

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Patriots | James White outsnaps LeGarrette Blount

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:21:25 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White saw 38 snaps to LeGarrette Blount's 31 in a Week 5 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: While Blount was known to be dealing with a hip injury entering the contest, it is also notable the Patriots leaned on White more than their "grind-it-out" back even though they enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout. Hip injury or not, owners should probably expect a similar split until Dion Lewis returns, perhaps as early as two weeks from now. Until then, White should be considered the superior option in PPR formats, while Blount's touchdown upside gives him the edge in standard leagues.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount in uniform

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 09:02:04 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) is officially active for the team's Week 5 game.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should continue to receive most of the carries in the running back but could lose some touches with Tom Brady back in the lineup. He should still be a No. 2 running back for owners against a favorable matchup.

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Patriots | Less work ahead for LeGarrette Blount?

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:21:00 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount should expect his role to shrink with Tom Brady back from suspension, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Reiss points out the Patriots have used a designed run on 48 percent of their plays so far this year, but with Brady playing every snap last year, that number was 35 percent. With better health and more playmakers in the passing game this season, expect a similar approach. As a result, Blount figures to be more of a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex option going forward than RB2.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount questionable

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:14:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be able to play and will receive most of the carries during the game. It is not known if Blount will lose some carries with Tom Brady is back, but he should continue to be a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount appears to be fine

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:51:35 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) was limited in practice on Thursday, Oct. 6, but the team does not appear to be overly concerned about his availability for Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Blount's run as a volume-heavy RB2 is likely coming to an end, but he's going to keep his monstrous touchdown upside even after Tom Brady returns this week and Dion Lewis (hopefully) complete his stint on the PUP list. In an offense that figures to be among the best in the NFL once again with Brady at the controls, Blount will be a high-upside flex most weeks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount limited by hip

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:13:40 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Blount is expected to be on the field in Week 5, and even with Tom Brady returning, Blount should be a RB2 against a porous Cleveland defense.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount limited

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:59:48 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Blount should be able to play in Week 5, but owners can monitor the situation. He likely will lose some carries with Tom Brady back in the lineup but should still be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount has decent game

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 13:50:55 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 54 yards on 13 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. He also caught three passes for four yards in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a big part of the team's offense over the first four weeks of the season but probably will see a little less work when Tom Brady returns. He can still be a No. 2 running back for owners most weeks.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount wearing down defenses

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:05:25 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount ran 15 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in the second half against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: As injuries force New England to play quarterback roulette, Blount has been a workhorse. He will be a borderline RB1 in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he might be a nice sell-high candidate before Tom Brady returns from suspension to revitalize the passing attack.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Keith Pearson

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount scores a pair

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:15:56 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 24 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a workhorse for the Patriots thus far, topping 20 carries and rushing for at least 70 yards in all three games while scoring five times. However, his role could change dramatically once Tom Brady returns, so you may want to try to shop Blount while his value is at its peak.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount has big game

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:52:39 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Blount may be a focal point for the Patriots offense next week if Jimmy Garoppolo is not able to play in Week 3. He will continue to receive most of the carries in the running game and should be a No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount battling Tyler Gaffney?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:42:01 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is "likely" battling RB Tyler Gaffney the club's final running back spot. RBs Dion Lewis and James White "appear to be locked in" as the receiving running backs, while RB Brandon Bolden "figures" to have a spot on the roster thanks to his role on special teams. Blount and Gaffney are competing for the "between-the-tackles kind of role."

Fantasy Tip: Due to Blount's proven track record, you have to believe he has the leg up in this competition, though it's also interesting that Gaffney was able to take an entire series worth of carries in the first half of New England's most recent preseason game with the first-team offense. No matter who emerges from this battle, though, they may not hold much fantasy value, given the amount of pieces regularly being used out of the Patriots backfield, as well as Bill Belichick's sometimes unpredictable use of his running backs.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount runs over Chicago

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:22:34 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 11 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: New England's backfield is tough to predict. Blount is worth grabbing in the later rounds in case he carves out somewhat of a steady role, but he will be tough to rely on from one week to the next.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount fighting for spot

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:29:12 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount appears motivated in the opening days of training camp as he fights for a roster spot.

Fantasy Tip: Blount knows the New England system well and appears to be a favorite of the coaching staff, but he'll need a big training camp and preseason to win a roster spot. Even then, his fantasy appeal is not terribly high given the presence of Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden and James White, among others.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount to carry the load?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:01:44 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is going to have the opportunity to show the team what he can be, running backs coach Ivan Fears said Wednesday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: With Dion Lewis on the mend and Tom Brady suspended, New England could lean on Blount and the power running game early in the season. If everything falls into place, Blount could be a useful RB3, but don't plan to rely on him as a fantasy starter.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount avoids PUP list

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:11:40 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip), who missed all of the spring session due to a hip injury, was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and appears ready for training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Blount might be fighting for his roster spot in training camp and the preseason. If he can make the roster he is a decent RB4 or RB5 for depth, but avoid him outside of the later rounds in most fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount on the bubble?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:51:08 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's (hip) roster spot isn't a given, but there shouldn't be any issues if he returns from his season-ending hip injury and runs hard.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has RB5 luster in fantasy, but the Patriots tend to feature different running backs in different matchups. He has had big performances in the past and is worth taking a shot on late.

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Patriots | Key Patriots absent Thursday

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:17:29 -0700

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), RB Dion Lewis (knee), WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) and TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots are infamous for their vague injury reports and resting of players. Obviously they're going to take caution with the players listed above, though. As long as none of these guys suffer any setbacks this offseason, they should be good to go for the start of the regular season. Edelman and Gronk should both be viewed as fantasy starters at their respective positions, with more value in PPR formats. Lewis is an RB2 candidate in PPR formats if he can stay healthy, while Blount has RB3 potential if he, too, can keep his health. Amendola is the biggest injury risk; he shouldn't be viewed as more than a low-end WR4 to high-end WR5.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Patriots.com - Paul Perillo

Patriots | More on LeGarrette Blount's contract

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:38:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's one-year deal is worth up to $2 million -- $1 million in base salary and bonuses and $1 million in incentives, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Blount further clouds an already packed Patriots' backfield. Dion Lewis will be the primary running back when he's healthy, though. Blount could vulture a few touchdowns in 2016, but he's no more than a flex play, if that.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount financials

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:53:14 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's one-year deal is worth a base of $760,000 and includes a $100,000 signing bonus, a $100,000 roster bonus and $1 million in incentives, according to a source.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount re-ups for one year

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:48:18 -0700

Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount signed a one-year deal Tuesday, April 12.

Fantasy Tip: Blount returns to a backfield that doesn't have a lot of certainty. Dion Lewis (knee) is returning from a torn ACL, and he emerged as the lead back before he got hurt. Blount will have to share the load with him and James White, which makes Blount a risk at anything more than an RB4.

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