The team's top power running back in 2015, LeGarrette Blount returned on a modest one-year contract as a free agent after finishing last year on injured reserve in December (hip). The expectation was that he might face competition from a draft pick, but the Patriots didn't select a rusher at any point. That doesn't necessarily mean Blount is completely in the clear, but the way the draft unfolded strengthened his position. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Blount finished the season as the Patriots leading rusher despite a season-ending injury in Week 13. He rushed for 703 yards and scored six touchdowns. He was used as the early-down back last season and should remain in the same role in 2016. Expect Blount to post similar numbers and is a good pick in the later rounds of fantasy drafts for running back depth.
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