LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount

Height: 6' Weight: 250 lbsAge: 31College: Oregon

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
29th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #135
Best / Worst #92 / #208
ADP #116


Lions to use running back by committee

Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett is reporting that the Lions plan to use a running back by committee approach under new head coach Matt Patricia.

Fantasy Impact

This should have been expected all along, as the Lions have one of the oddest groups of running backs in the league. When LeGarrette Blount was acquired, most expected him to take the early-down work from Ameer Abdullah, but the Lions were never going to abandon their second-round pick from just a few years ago. With that being said, the Lions could also be drafting a running back in what's considered to be a stacked class at the position. If they do, don't be surprised to see Abdullah's name be floated out there in a trade. It seems as if the Lions are going to be as frustrating as the Patriots running backs, but in a lower-scoring offense. It's looking like a situation to avoid in fantasy football.

Mike Tagliere10 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount to sign one-year deal with Lions

The Lions are signing LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, according to Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Impact

Blount had a fine season with the Eagles, but was supplanted as the main back in Philadelphia by Jay Ajayi. He'll now rejoin his old friend Matt Patricia with Detroit. Blount should again be part of a timeshare backfield, splitting work with Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. He'll likely continue to have value in deep leagues, if for no other reason than he'll surely be featured at the goal-line.

Dan Harris13 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount scores a touchdown in Super Bowl

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

Fantasy Impact

Blount was outstanding in the game, and his 21-yard touchdown run gave the Eagles a 12-point lead in the second quarter. Blount will be an unrestricted free agent next year, and it's unclear whether he will return to the Eagles. But he showed enough this season that he should likely catch on somewhere, and at least find a role as a goal-line back.

Dan Harris19 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount scores another touchdown

LeGarrette Blount rushed six times for 21 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact

Blount's six carries were disappointing, but his 11-yard touchdown run put the Eagles ahead for good. Going up against his old team in the Super Bowl, expect a motivated Blount to run hard, as usual, and hopefully keep his touchdown streak alive.

Dan Harris21 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount scores touchdown against the Falcons

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

Fantasy Impact

Blount obviously wasn't particularly effective, but he did receive and convert a goal-line carry in the second quarter. Blount should receive work next weekend against either the Vikings or the Saints but, like this weekend, he will likely need a touchdown to have any fantasy value.

Dan Harris22 weeks ago