|Week 16 (@NYJ) - Average||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 16 (@NYJ) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 16 (@NYJ) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Average||146.0||645.0||5.5||14.5||110.0||0||91|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||127||503||4||8||54||0||67|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||165||787||7||21||166||0||118|
|Current Player Ranking: 51|
|Red Zone Stats|
|22||58||5|| 26.2||3||2||10||0|| 4.1|
|Shoulder - Missed Week 16 at N.Y. Jets|
|12/21/2014||LeGarrette Blount, RB NE||Jonas Gray, RB NE|
|12/20/2014||C.J. Anderson, RB DEN|
Dez Bryant, WR DAL
Peyton Manning, QB DEN
|LeGarrette Blount, RB NE|
Josh McCown, QB TB
Ronnie Hillman, RB DEN
|12/19/2014||Greg Olsen, TE CAR||LeGarrette Blount, RB NE|
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Patriots' backfield remains an enigma
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/21/14) LeGarrette Blount was out for Week 16 at the Jets with a shoulder injury, which meant surely the Patriots would make Jonas Gray their go-to running back. After all, he had a 200-yard, four-touchdown game earlier this season and finally got out of coach Bill Belichick's doghouse with 11 carries for 62 yards last week.
Gray was the Patriots' only running back to score a touchdown in Week 16, plunging in from 1 yard out in the fourth quarter, but to say he was the go-to back would be disingenuous. He and Shane Vereen tied for the team lead in carries with six, but Brandon Bolden also had five. And Vereen and Bolden were both more productive with their carries, averaging 6.3 yards and 6.4 yards, respectively, than Gray was with his, averaging 0.8 yards.
And then there's the fact that Vereen is far and away the best pass-catcher of the three, but he was hardly involved in the passing game on a quiet day for quarterback Tom Brady.
So basically, you wouldn't have gone right with any of Blount's three replacements, and considering they were all equally involved, you have to wonder how they'll impact Blount's role if he returns Week 17 against Buffalo. Given that it's a tough matchup anyway, you might just want to avoid every Patriots running back.
Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) won't play Sunday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/20/14) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who entered Week 16 questionable with a shoulder injury, will not play Sunday against the Jets, the team announced on Saturday. If Blount does in fact sit out, Bill Belichick will likely roll with Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen for the majority of the load.
The Patriots remain a 10 1/2-point favorite on the road against the Jets.
Patriots list 12 players as questionable in Week 16 injury report
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Patriots listed the following players as questionable for Week 16’s game at the New York Jets: Danny Aiken (finger), Kyle Arrington (hamstring), LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), Dan Connolly (knee), Julian Edelman (concussion), Cameron Fleming (ankle), Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), Chandler Jones (hip), Brandon LaFell (shoulder), Rob Ninkovich (heel), Shane Vereen (ankle) and Chris White (ankle).
Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player listed as probable. The Patriots did not have any players listed as out or doubtful.
The Patriots are 10 1/2-point favorites over the Jets.
Patriots WR Edelman, RB Blount dealing with injuries
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/17/14) Two Patriots skill position players have suffered injuries that could affect their playing statuses for the Sunday game against the host Jets.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman was limited in practice Wednesday with a concussion, though it's unclear when it was sustained. He must pass protocol to be cleared for Week 16 action.
Running back LeGarrette Blount, meanwhile, has a hurt shoulder.
|LeGarrette Blount signed with the Steelers this offseason, and he's expected to be the No. 2 running back in Pittsburgh behind Le'Veon Bell. Blount was awesome with the Patriots to close the season last year. In his final seven games, including the playoffs, Blount had 80 carries for 570 yards and nine touchdowns. He looked like the runner we saw as a rookie in 2010 with Tampa Bay when he had 201 carries for 1,001 yards and six touchdowns. Blount will likely need Bell to get hurt to maximize his potential, but the Steelers will likely use him as a change-of-pace rusher and give him goal-line opportunities. We like Blount as a late-round flier and a handcuff for Bell. If he remained with the Patriots or signed somewhere with the chance to get more work his Fantasy value would be higher, but Bell should remain the workhorse for the Steelers even after the addition of Blount this year.
(Updated 5/8/14) |