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Running Back, New England Patriots

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College: Oregon
DOB: 1986-12-05 Age: 29
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#53 6 11.01

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2010 TB 13 7 201 1,007 5.0 6 6 5 14 2.8 0 138.1 10.6
2011 TB 14 14 184 781 4.2 5 25 15 148 9.9 0 122.9 8.8
2012 NE 10 0 41 151 3.7 2 2 1 2 2.0 0 27.3 2.7
2012 (Projected) NE     104 456 4.4 3   13 79 6.1 0 71.5  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Blount was a revelation for the Bucs as an undrafted rookie free agent picked up on the waiver wire after being released in the preseason by the Titans. He assumed the starting role at midseason for an ineffective Cadillac Williams and finished the season with 1,007 rushing yards and six touchdowns while averaging an impressive 5.0 yards per carry. However, his limitations as a receiver and pass blocker were evident and with the Bucs often playing from behind, Blount struggled mightily, finishing the year with 781 rushing yards and five touchdowns. He was especially ineffective down the stretch, accumulating just 137 yards and one touchdown on 46 carries over the Bucs final five games. His struggles caused the Bucs to draft Boise State product Doug Martin late in the first round of this year’s draft and he has entered training camp ahead of Blount in the pecking order at running back. While there are no guarantees that Martin will excel in his rookie season, he will get the first crack at earning a significant amount of playing time with Blount likely to get the goal line work and subbing in as a change of pace option. Consider Blount a low end RB4 entering the season and a potential flex option in larger leagues.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 LeGarrette Blount
RB2RB3 James White
RB3RB1 Dion Lewis
RB4RB4 Brandon Bolden
RB5RB5 D.J. Foster
RB6FB1 James Develin
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Patriots release RB Tyler Gaffney, WR Martin     -- Sat Sep 3 12:30 pm --

D.J. Foster should make team at RB
The Patriots made a few eye-opening cuts on Saturday as they trim their roster to 53 players. In addition to the release of receiver Aaron Dobson, Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran has reported that the Patriots have cut receiver Keshawn Martin, running back Tyler Gaffney and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn. (CSNNE.com)

FF Today's Take: The release of Gaffney could pave the way for D.J. Foster to make the team. LeGarrette Blount and James White should be the main fantasy threats out of the backfield for New England.
Injury Dion Lewis expected to miss 8-10 weeks     -- Sun Aug 21 4:30 pm --

PUP list seems likely
Running back Dion Lewis will be sidelined for another 8-10 weeks after he endures a second surgery on his left knee, according to a source. The ACL, which was repaired in November, is OK, but the Patriots’ medical staff determined they need to clean up an unspecified area in the knee. (Boston Herald)

FF Today's Take: The "clean-up procedure" will likely cost Lewis a good chunk of the season and should land him on the PUP list to begin the year, causing him to miss at least the first six weeks. LeGarrette Blount and James White appear to be the likely candidates for early season backfield work in New England with Tyler Gaffney, Brandon Bolden waiting in the wings.
Blount's roster spot in jeopardy?     -- Wed Jul 20 7:00 am --

Missed spring practices due to hip injury
Veteran whose job is in jeopardy: Running back LeGarrette Blount's return from a season-ending hip injury, suffered in December, bears watching as it relates to his roster status. Blount, who signed a modest one-year deal as a free agent to return in 2016, didn't practice in the spring. If he returns to full health and runs hard like he did at times in 2015, there shouldn't be any issues. But that isn't a given based on the present snapshot. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: The Patriots have little depth behind Dion Lewis and Blount and Lewis is only seven months removed from his ACL injury. If Blount's hip doesn't respond well during camp, the Pats could make a move for a free agent running back.

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