LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount

Height: 6' Weight: 250 lbsAge: 30College: Oregon

Week 17 Outlook

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Rank (ECR) RB #7
Projection 11.8 pts


LeGarrette Blount, Patriots have 'mutual interest' in reunion

NFL.com is reporting the New England Patriots and free agent running back LeGarrette Blount have a "mutual interest" in a reunion for the 2017 season. "I know LeGarrette Blount would like to return to the Patriots," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said earlier in the week via network programming. "I know the Patriots would like him back."

Fantasy Impact

Although the Patriots recently brought free agent running back Adrian Peterson in for a visit, he did not sign a contract leaving the door open for Blount to potentially return to the team. Blount, 30, is lingering on the open market and has not garnered very much interest from teams around the league despite rushing for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns last season while averaging 3.9 YPC. Except the Patriots and Blount to work out a deal at some point this offseason if the aging rusher lowers his asking price.

LeGarrette Blount uncertain of his future in New England

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount told the media he is uncertain about his future with the club. “I don’t know what the future holds," Blount said via the Rich Eisen Show. "That’s something for them and my agent to discuss. I love being here, and they know I love being here. ... I feel great. I’m 30 years old, not a lot of wear and tear on my body. I feel like I’ll be able to play for as long as I want.”

Fantasy Impact

Blount, who is an impending free agent, will likely have the opportunity to test the open market. He is coming off of a career year in 2016 in which he accumulated 1,161 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. If Blount intends to remain with the Patriots, he'll likely have to give them a hometown discount to stay. However, his monster season could have very well earned him a big payday on the open market in what could be his final contract as a pro for the 30-year-old rusher.

LeGarrette Blount struggles in comeback win in Super Bowl

LeGarrette Blount gained 31 yards on 11 carries and lost a fumble in the Patriots' 34-28 overtime victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

Fantasy Impact

The Patriots tried to establish the run with Blount early in the game but the Falcons were able to contain him. The team went away from Blount in the second half as they went into comeback mode. The veteran RB will be a free agent this year. Where he lands will impact his fantasy value for 2017.

John Aubin12 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount scores TD in AFC Championship win

LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 47 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for eight yards Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact

The Steelers were able to stop Blount in the first half as he only gained four yards. But he seemed to get stronger as the game went on and had some key runs including a TD to help the Patriots to the win over the Steelers and a trip to the Super Bowl.

John Aubin14 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount to test free agent market

ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the New England Patriots will pursue a "dynamic" running back this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

LeGarrette Blount, whose contract will expire at the conclusion of the postseason, is coming off of a career year. He rushed for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns -- including four games of at least 100-yards rushing -- while playing in all 16 games in 2016. Because of his monster year, he'll command top running back money in free agency, which the Patriots will not be inclined to pay for a 30-year-old rusher. Look for New England to address to running back position via the NFL Draft or bring in a notable name like Adrian Peterson at a discount. Minnesota is expected to release Peterson this offseason due to his massive contract. Peterson is due $11.75 million, plus, a $6 million roster bonus in 2017.