RB - FA
Week 4 Outlook
The Detroit Free Press doesn't expect the Lions to retain running back LeGarrette Blount.
It could mean it's time for retirement for the three-time Super Bowl champ. Blount's absence could open up bell cow duties for Kerryon Johnson.
LeGarrette Blount had 11 carries for just 15 yards in the Lions 31-0 win over the Packers in the season finale.
It was a familiar line for Blount who finished the season with 154 carries for 418 yards to average just 2.71 YPC. He might latch on as a short-yardage back somewhere again next season but should not be considered for fantasy.
LeGarrette Blount had 29 yards on 11 carries during the Lions 27-9 loss to the Vikings. He added two receptions but went backward for negative five yards on four targets.
Blount continues to split carries in the backfield with Zach Zenner. Blount is clearly the less effective back averaging less than 3.0 YPC in each of his last three games. The Lions will still probably trot Blount out there next week against the Packers for about 10 carries anyway.
LeGarrette Blount is questionable to play Week 16 against the Vikings due to a calf injury.
Blount was added to the injury report later into the week, but he was able to practice in a limited fashion on Friday. While he's not fantasy relevant at this point, his absence against the Vikings would make Zach Zenner a stronger flex play.
LeGarrette Blount had seven carries for nine yards and did not catch a pass in the Lions 14-13 loss to the Bills in Week 15.
Both Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner had more carries than Blount on Sunday and were also more effective. Blount is a touchdown-dependent back who shouldn't be starting in the fantasy playoffs or DFS.