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) #82
Best / Worst #32 / #138
ADP #70

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LeGarrette Blount a lock for Eagles' roster?

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is suggesting there is no need to question running back LeGarrette Blount's roster security and that he will be "a big part" of the team's offense in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Blount, who was amongst NJ.com's Matt Lombardo's list of players who could be cut by the Eagles before the start of the regular season, appears to have nothing to worry about in terms of his job security. Pederson implied that he could have a significant role in 2017, which likely cements his value entering fantasy draft season. At his current consensus RB26 ADP, Blount has enough upside to be targeted around the seventh round. However, don't expect another monster year like he had with New England in 2016. Although he is not likely to match or come anywhere close to his 18 touchdowns, the 7-to-9 range is not too far fetched. He is fully expected to enter 2017 as the Eagles RB1 and will likely handle goal line work as well.

LeGarrette Blount dealing with weight issues

LeGarrette Blount has dealt with weight issues and underperformance in practice, according to reports.

Fantasy Impact

There is talk that Blount may not start the regular season with the Eagles given his struggles and the promising play of Wendell Smallwood. Despite his 18 touchdowns in 2016, Blount should be dropping on draft boards given recent reports and his disappointing showing so far this preseason.

Blaine Blontz2 days ago
LeGarrette Blount rushes for eight yards against Bills

LeGarrette Blount rushed five times for eight yards and caught both of his targets for 15 yards in limited first team work against the Bills Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact

Blount showed what the Eagles should know already. He is a plodder and not a back to build a team around, though it was good to see him catch two passes. While he will be a goal line monster this season, the Eagles will need to utilize other running backs to have any semblance of a running game.

Dominick Petrillo5 days ago
LeGarrette Blount has a quiet debut for the Eagles Thursday

LeGarrette Blount played only one series in Thursday's preseason opener for the Eagles, rushing four times for nine yards (2.3 YPC).

Fantasy Impact

Blount's debut was pretty underwhelming, as he did not have much space to run whenever he touched the ball. The Philadelphia offensive line did not open up many holes for him, and he was hit at or before the line of scrimmage on most of his touches. He only played the one series to stay fresh and let some younger plays get game reps, and he should play more in the second and third preseason games.

Mike Maher2 weeks ago
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 Maher10 weeks ago