LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount

RB - PHI
Height: 6' Weight: 250 lbsAge: 31College: Oregon

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #70
Best / Worst #23 / #209
ADP #66

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LeGarrette Blount to be more involved in the passing game in Philadelphia?

LeGarrette Blount is known as a big, punishing running back with a knack for breaking tackles and dragging defenders for extra yards. He is not necessarily known for his pass-catching abilities. According to Eagles running back coach Duce Staley, however, that could change now that Blount is in Philadelphia. "He can catch the ball. I sent him on a couple wheel routes and he beat the linebacker. He was open. He can catch the ball in the flat," Staley said. "I would love to get him some screens so we can get that big body going north. He’ll scare some people."

Fantasy Impact

Adding receptions and receiving yards would only make Blount even more valuable than he already he is. He is expected to be the starting, short yardage, and goal-line back in Philadelphia, so catching balls out of the backfield would make Blount a more balanced fantasy contributor, especially in PPR formats.

Mike Maher2 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount is unsure of role with the Eagles

LeGarrette Blount met with the Eagles media for the first time on Thursday. He revealed that he had multiple offers from other teams including the Cardinals and the Giants. He said he chose the Eagles because he believes they are building something special around quarterback Carson Wentz. When asked about his role, he wasn’t exactly sure what his significance would be.

Fantasy Impact

Don’t expect Blount to be taking majority carries every single game, but expect him to used in a lot of crucial situations. The Eagles were searching for a bruiser style back, and they got it in Blount. After he led the league in rushing touchdowns last year, the Eagles expect to pick things up right where the Patriots left off with Blount. Expect him to get a lot of red zone carries, which makes him a solid RB2/FLEX option.

Justin Grasso6 weeks ago
LeGarrette Blount signs with Eagles

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Philadelphia Eagles and free agent running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth "up to" $2.8 million on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Blount, whose garnered limited interest on the open market, signed with the Eagles Wednesday. The veteran rusher is coming off of a 2016 season in which he accumulated a career high 1,161 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns. He will likely enter the upcoming season as Philadelphia's starting running back with Darren Sproles assuming the role of the team's primary receiver out of the backfield and change of pace back. Expect the Eagles to move on from Ryan Mathews in the wake of Blount's acquisition.

LeGarrette Blount gets 'seldom-used tender' from Patriots

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New England Patriots have placed the "seldom-used" May 9 tender on running back LeGarrette Blount.

Fantasy Impact

Under the May 9 tender, Blount will be free to sign with another club until June 22. If he remains unsigned past that date, his rights for the 2017 season will belong to New England. However, if he does sign with a new team, his acquisition will affect the club's 2018 compensatory pick formula. Currently, Blount has no plans to sign the tender, per reports.

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.