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Tagged: LeGarrette Blount (33 Results)

Nov
29

Johnson still not practicing for Lions

Detroit rookie running back KERRYON JOHNSON did not practice on Wednesday as the Lions prepare to face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Johnson remains day-to-day after suffering a knee injuryMore on November 18th. With Johnson out last week, LEGARRETTE BLOUNT started and had his best game of the season. Fantasy owners take note. Less

Source: Detroit News

Nov
23

Lions thankful for Blount despite loss

With rookie running back KERRYON JOHNSON out of action due to an injury, the Detroit Lions turned to veteran LEGARRETTE BLOUNT in Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup against the Chicago Bears. Fantasy owners that started Blount had to be pleased with his 2-touchdown performance.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Fantasy News: Short-yardage rushing

Picking through some of the numbers, I see that teams are having more success not only with the pass. Success rates are also up in short-yardage and goal-line rushing situations.   more »

Jun
29

Abdullah finally has healthy offseason

Detroit running back AMEER ABDULLAH is enjoying his first injury-free offseason as he heads into a contract year in 2018. Unfortunately for Abdullah, the Lions signed veteran LEGARRETTE BLOUNT and draftedMore rookie KERRYON JOHNSON in the offseason. With the crowded backfield, Abdullah may see more time as a kick returner this season. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

Around the NFL: Will Ajayi break out?

The Eagles will use a committee of backs, with two and three backs heavily involved in most games. Or will they? Running backs coach Duce Staley indicates the team is looking to use Jay Ajayi in more of a featured role this season.  more »

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Jun
4

Ajayi ready for workhorse role

Eagles running back JAY AJAYI is ready to lead the Philadelphia backfield and is looking forward to getting back to more of a workhorse role. With LEGARRETTE BLOUNT no longer onMore the team, Ajayi will get the opportunity. Ajayi is also heading into a contract year and is looking to prove himself to the league and to fantasy owners. Less

Source: Team Blog

Mar
19

Detroit signs RB Blount

The Detroit Lions signed running back LEGARRETTE BLOUNT to help improve their league-worst rushing game. The Lions actually have several options in the backfield but those options were not successful last season so it appears likely that Blount could play a significant role in 2018.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Trivia: March 12, 2018

LeGarrette Blount is the only active player who’s had 100-yard rushing games with four different teams (Eagles, Patriots, Bucs and Steelers). Who is the only back in NFL history who’s done that with five different teams? A former first-round pick, and he once ran for over 100 yards in a Super Bowl game. answer »

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Factoid: Ravens sticking with Collins

I saw a story go by where Marty Mornhinweg was saying Alex Collins will continue to be Baltimore’s main runner. It’s not surprising. Danny Woodhead and Terrance West are coming back from injuries, but Collins has won the job. He’s been getting it done.   more »

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Oct
6

Smallwood dealing with sore knee

Despite the fact that teammate LEGARRETTE BLOUNT got all the headlines last Sunday, Philadelphia running back WENDELL SMALLWOOD was actually on the field more than any of the Eagles’ backs againstMore the Los Angeles Chargers. Unfortunately, Smallwood is now dealing with a sore knee and is questionable for Sunday’s game against Arizona. Less

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Podcast: September 14 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff revisit Week 1 to tell you who looked good and why everyone else looked bad. Sponsored by DraftKings.  more »

Sep
5

Running back by committee in Philadelphia

Philadelphia running backs LEGARRETTE BLOUNT, DARREN SPROLES, and WENDELL SMALLWOOD appear to be forming a three-man running back committee in the Eagles backfield. Much to the dismay of fantasy owners everywhere, the Eagles want to get each of the backs involved in the game plan.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Aug
23

Coach dismisses talk of Blount being on roster bubble

Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson dismissed recent speculation that veteran running back LEGARRETTE BLOUNT could be on the roster bubble. Pederson said he was excited that Blount is part of the team and he added that Blount will be a big part of the Philadelphia offense.

Source: NFL.com

Podcast: August 22 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss the week's headlines and recap Week 2 of the NFL preseason. Sponsored by FantasyFootballDraftBoard.net.  more »

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Aug
22

Veteran RB Blount at risk of getting cut?

Veteran running back LEGARRETTE BLOUNT is possibly at risk of being cut after a slow start to the preseason with the Philadelphia Eagles. Blount, 30, has struggled and is not anMore ideal fit for the Eagles offense. While he currently is listed at the top of the depth chart, it sounds like he is not assured of that position for the upcoming season. Less

Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger

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