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Posted: 11/19/2017 8:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount was used as a hammer to change-of-pace backs Corey Clement, Jay Ajayi and Kenjon Barner. He averaged 4.4 yards per carry, and he ripped off a 30-yard run in this one. However, Blount remains more of a low-end RB2 in standard fantasy formats heading into Week 12 against the Bears. He has lesser value in PPR leagues since he doesn't really ever catch the ball.
Posted: 10/31/2017 10:58am ET
Huddle Up: Common sense would suggest this is a temporary stance while Ajayi learns the playbook, as the Eagles did not spend a fourth-round pick to upgrade the position only to sit him behind what they already had. Ajayi may not reach the fantasy heights he achieved with the Miami Dolphins last year, but his new situation is much better from a fantasy perspective than the one he is leaving this year. Owners should probably bench Ajayi this week and be ready to start him again following the team's Week 10 bye.
Posted: 10/31/2017 8:38am ET
Huddle Up: Blount's role figures to change with the team, and it won't be for the better in terms of stats. Philadelphia went out and upgraded its running game because the injury to RB Darren Sproles put Blount in a position to gain yards, and he couldn't fulfill that promise.
Posted: 10/29/2017 4:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount isn't crushing it like he did in 2016 when he led the league with 18 rushing scores, but he is rolling along with 4.7 yards per carry on his 100 rushes so far this season. That's slightly over his career average of 4.4 yards per tote. He remains a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in all formats heading into Week 9 against the Broncos.
Posted: 10/23/2017 9:17pm ET
Huddle Up: A disappointing game for sure -- and it's also severely disappointing that he only has one touchdown on the year -- but owners shouldn't be thinking about giving up on Blount. The Eagles are one of the league's highest-scoring offenses, and as long as the former Patriot continues to lead the backfield in carries, he should start to come through for owners much sooner than later.
Posted: 10/14/2017 10:51am ET
Huddle Up: To put that number into some context, only eight running backs are averaging at least 4.9 yards per carry so far. Carson Wentz's accelerated maturation process as well as the upgraded receiving corps are among the factors contributing to Blount's ability to not face loaded boxes, and it helps he is getting a lot of work with the Eagles holding the lead late in games against tired defenses. Blount isn't scoring enough touchdowns to be considered a RB2 in PPR, but he is making for a fine flex option.
Posted: 10/12/2017 10:02pm ET
Huddle Up: In three of the last four games, Blount has carried between 12 and 14 times and gained between 67 and 74 yards, so it appears we've found his sweet spot. He added a two-point conversion against the Panthers, but he only has two touchdowns this year after scoring 18 times a season ago. He's best used as a flex.
Posted: 10/8/2017 2:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount will continue to receive most of the rushing attempts as long as he stays healthy. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues next week.
Posted: 10/1/2017 7:47pm ET
Huddle Up: It was an encouraging outing for Blount, but he was one of three backs to receive double-digit carries. He will be a risky flex play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.
Posted: 9/30/2017 6:34am ET
Huddle Up: Blount had 12 carries for 67 yards versus the Giants after being largely ignored in the offense the week before. He should see a slightly heavier workload going forward due to the season-ending injury for Darren Sproles and is worthy of consideration as a RB3 or flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/24/2017 4:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount didn't have any rush attempts, and just one touch, in Week 2. This is what fantasy owners expect from Blount, who still has two total touchdowns through three games in limited work. He remains more of a RB3 or flex play heading into Week 4 on the road against the Chargers.
Posted: 9/17/2017 1:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Needless to say, Blount burned fantasy owners on Sunday. On top of a subpar outing in the first week, it may be time to ask what Blount's role is on this team. Yes, it's only two weeks into the season, but a big deal was made about getting Blount into the offense. For now, leave Blount off of all your fantasy rosters.
Posted: 9/10/2017 1:33pm ET
Huddle Up: The top four Eagle rushers contributed just 58 yards to the ground game. Considering Washington surrendered close to 120 yards per game last season, which was the 24th worst out of 32 teams, this could be cause for concern. For now, Blount is merely a flex player with little value.
Posted: 8/21/2017 8:05pm ET
Huddle Up: Despite scoring the second-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL last season, it appears Blount is not fitting in well with his new club. Even if the seven-year veteran ends up as part of the 53-man squad, it might be hard to lean on him regularly, given Philadelphia's running back situation. Darren Sproles, Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood all figure to have a role in 2017, which will severely cap Blount's ceiling with the Eagles.
Posted: 8/20/2017 8:44am ET
Huddle Up: In Blount's defense, running between the tackles is his strong suit because he lacks the speed now to get to the edge consistently. Having said that, he just has not looked very good this summer in general. His ability to convert in short yardage and at the goal line may save him, but the Eagles would probably be better off by admitting their mistake and moving on. He's obviously a very risky RB3 in fantasy.
Posted: 8/17/2017 7:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount will be the main ball carrier for the Eagles this season and probably will not be used much in the passing game. He probably should be considered a No. 3 running back in standard leagues because of his touchdown potential. He will not have as much value in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 8/15/2017 7:49pm ET
Huddle Up: McLane notes Blount's skill set is one better suited for games than practices, but it is a bit concerning he isn't distinguishing himself from the Eagles' runners in some way, shape or form. Blount is the heavy favorite for early-down and goal-line work, but owners would be wise to view him as no more than a low-end RB3, especially considering he figures to have next to no role in the passing game.
Posted: 8/4/2017 6:18am ET
Huddle Up: Blount has touchdown potential, but he's not expected to have as big of a carry volume than in years passed. He's a high-end RB3 candidate with some bust potential.
Posted: 8/2/2017 6:07am ET
Huddle Up: Blount has touchdown potential, but he's not expected to have as big of a carry volume than in years passed. He's a high-end RB3 candidate.
Posted: 7/14/2017 12:36pm ET
Huddle Up: The running game fell off about the same time right tackle Lane Johnson began serving his suspension, which contributed largely to the Eagles' heavy reliance on Wentz. There is a good chance the second-year signal-caller will improve on last year's numbers (3782 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions) simply because he has a better supporting cast around him now, led by Alshon Jeffery. Wentz should be a solid QB2 in fantasy in 2017.
Posted: 7/11/2017 5:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount obviously obviously cannot count on the same kind of volume in Philadelphia that he could in New England, but it is notable for present and future owners of Gillislee. While a repeat of Blount's franchise-record 18 rushing touchdowns for Gillislee is highly unlikely, he is a very good bet to reach double figures for the first time in his career and makes for a high-upside RB3 in most leagues.
Posted: 6/28/2017 7:21am ET
Huddle Up: Blount is expected to see a heavy dosage of carries, and his touchdown potential gives him some luster as a high-end RB3.
Posted: 6/5/2017 4:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount should be fine for the start of training camp and could return for minicamp. Blount probably will receive a majority of the carries for the Eagles this season and can be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back in leagues because of his touchdown potential.
Posted: 5/19/2017 6:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount seems like a safe bet to handle the carries around the goal line, and if he also sees a bulk of the early-down work, he should have himself a nice season. Don't expect a repeat of last year's 18-touchdown outburst, but Blount could be a low-end RB2 or luxury RB3.
Posted: 5/18/2017 7:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Wentz showed promise in his rookie season, but it is still a reach to expect QB1 production from him in 2017. He is an appealing option in keeper formats but a backup in redraft leagues.
Posted: 5/17/2017 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews has long been rumored to be out in Philadelphia, so Schefter isn't really breaking any new news here. The official move may take a while to happen, since the 29-year-old is still healing from neck surgery. Mathews may get another shot or two at running in the NFL, but his days of being a somewhat useful fantasy back are probably coming to an end.
Posted: 5/17/2017 7:25am ET
Huddle Up: The Eagles are expected to cut Ryan Mathews, and Blount will battle with Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood for the carries on first and second downs. Darren Sproles will be in the mix on most third downs. If Blount, who should have a leg up on the rest, can seize the job, he'll be a decent RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 5/11/2017 7:21am ET
Huddle Up: The tag placed on Blount is seldom used, and there's fear that it could scare teams away from him - much like the draft-pick compensation did to free agents in MLB. Blount is expected to land somewhere in a timeshare and could be a low-end RB2.
Posted: 5/10/2017 12:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount likely will not re-sign with the Patriots because of the additions the team made at the position this offseason. Blount has been linked to a few teams but may be waiting for a better opportunity. He probably will be part of a committee no matter where he signs but could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues because of his touchdown potential.
Posted: 5/3/2017 5:40am ET
Huddle Up: Blount figures to be busy on first and second downs wherever he lands, and he'll be a low-end RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 4/25/2017 5:14am ET
Huddle Up: The Giants still have a slew of backs, and they seemed to really like Paul Perkins late last season. Blount had a magical year in 2016, but he's unlikely to repeat those 18 touchdowns. He's more of an RB2 option in fantasy.
Posted: 4/24/2017 4:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has been linked to a few teams but likely will have to wait until after the draft to sign with a team. He probably will be part of a committee with his next team but could still be a No. 3 running back in some leagues because of his touchdown potential.
Posted: 4/10/2017 3:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount wants to re-sign with the Patriots but likely is looking for more money, but the Patriots are sticking with their first offer. He had an outstanding 2016 season with the Patriots and would have a similar role if he re-signs. He would be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he returns to New England.
Posted: 4/9/2017 5:23pm ET
Huddle Up: If Blount does return, his role as the power back in New England's high-scoring offense should keep him in the RB2 mix.
Posted: 4/7/2017 4:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount likely would continue to receive most of the carries if he decides to re-sign with the Patriots but may be looking for a more lucrative contract from a team. Blount can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues if he is back with New England.
Posted: 4/4/2017 4:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount led all NFL running backs last year with 18 touchdowns -- easily the most of any season in his career. Odds are that 2016 will end up being a career year for Blount, so expectations should be lowered going forward. He is capable of double-digit touchdowns, but don't view Blount as more than a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.
Posted: 3/19/2017 2:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has not been linked to many teams this offseason but should find a new team before the start of training camp. He may not be able to find a starting job but should be part of a running back committee. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his team and his role.
Posted: 3/6/2017 5:42am ET
Huddle Up: The backfield in New England is a little crowded after James White's emergence in the Super Bowl. Blount is coming off a monster 18-touchdown year, and it's tough to expect a repeat performance from the 30-year-old this year. He'll be in the RB1 discussion, but he's a more secure RB2.
Posted: 1/31/2017 4:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount led the NFL in rushing touchdowns this season with 18, so it's no surprise that he's continuing to score in the playoffs. Look for the Patriots to keep riding him in the Super Bowl against a subpar Atlanta Falcons rush defense.
Posted: 1/22/2017 6:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has been masterful at finding the end zone this season, and -- assuming the to-be free agent returns to the Pats -- he'll be a viable RB3 in most formats for the 2017 fantasy campaign.
Posted: 1/14/2017 9:08pm ET
Huddle Up: New England is notorious for favoring a certain back based on the matchup, and Blount was the odd man out tonight. He still has plenty of upside because of his touchdown potential, but fantasy owners have to accept occasional duds.
Posted: 1/13/2017 3:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has been a solid running back for the Patriots this season and found the end zone 18 times during the regular season. Blount likely will receive a lot of carries against the Texans and should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.
Posted: 1/13/2017 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: Blount missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but has reportedly been at team headquarters on both days. Given his lack of practice time this week, he could see his snaps scaled back in Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans, although he is a good bet to remain the team's goal-line back and score at least once if he plays. Continue to monitor this situation, but it appears for now he has a good shot at being active.
Posted: 1/12/2017 8:50am ET
Huddle Up: It's not time to push the panic button yet. Blount had a fabulous season with 18 touchdowns, but the Patriots could go a different route in any given week. Also, Dion Lewis (knee) is healthy. Blount isn't a safe RB1 against the Houston Texans this weekend.
Posted: 1/11/2017 1:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount should be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game as long as he can recover from his illness. He will receive most of the carries against the Houston Texans and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/9/2017 8:04am ET
Huddle Up: He did that while J.J. Watt (back) was still active, but the Pats were without Tom Brady during his suspension and Dion Lewis (knee). So Blount may or may not have the same kind of workload in this playoff game. Houston was a top-five defense containing opposing RBs in fantasy the last five weeks of the season. Blount will be a better play as an RB2.
Posted: 1/7/2017 8:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has been much more than a short-yardage back this season, but handling the goal-line carries for a high-scoring offense is a big part of his appeal. He has a safe floor and plenty of upside and should be one of the better running back plays throughout the playoffs.
Posted: 1/1/2017 7:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount posted at least one touchdown run in each of the past five games, and 10 of the past 12 games. He led the NFL with 18 rushing scores, and went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his NFL career. He will be a popular pick in postseason fantasy leagues, too.
Posted: 12/31/2016 6:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has scored in all but three games this season, and he has five scores in his last four games. Lock him in as a high-floor RB2 in Week 17.
Posted: 12/24/2016 1:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Blount has rushed for 17 touchdowns this season and has been a consistent option for fantasy owners but may be a risky option for owners in Week 17 if the team has the No. 1 seed in the playoffs clinched. He should be a No. 2 running back if the team is playing for something.
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