|Week 16 (@NYJ) - Average||11.5||37.5||1.0||0.5||3.0||0||9|
|Week 16 (@NYJ) - Dave Richard||13||36||1||0||0||0||9|
|Week 16 (@NYJ) - Jamey Eisenberg||10||39||1||1||6||0||9|
|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|| 28.9||3||2||10||0|| 4.3|
|Shoulder - Questionable for Week 16 at N.Y. Jets|
|12/19/2014||Greg Olsen, TE CAR||LeGarrette Blount, RB NE|
|12/19/2014||Andy Dalton, QB CIN|
Justin Forsett, RB BAL
Ravens , DST BAL
|LeGarrette Blount, RB NE|
Tony Romo, QB DAL
Giants , DST NYG
|12/19/2014||LeGarrette Blount, RB NE||Alfred Morris, RB WAS|
Rank Among Leaders
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.
Patriots' Jonas Gray outrushes LeGarrette Blount in Week 15 win
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Patriots running back Jonas Gray led the team in rushing in Week 15 against Miami.
Gray took five of his 11 carries on the final drive of the game to run out the clock and secure a 41-13 victory. He finished with 62 rushing yards, averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. LeGarrette Blount scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. Blount carried the ball eight times for 17 yards and a score.
New England will face the Jets in Week 16.
Patriots backs split the work in Week 15
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount salvaged his day with a trip to the end zone, but did little to impress otherwise in a 41-13 win over the Dolphins.
The Patriots entered the game intent on relying on Blount, but he just couldn't get much going for the second week in a row. After rushing for just 66 yards on 20 carries last week, he was even less effective Sunday, finishing with 17 yards on eight carries.
Blount's subpar day even allowed the Patriots to dust off Jonas Gray , who received his most extensive work since his four-touchdown game four weeks ago. He led the team with 62 yards on 11 carries, and looked altogether like the better back of the two Sunday.
Blount looked very good in his first two games since joining the Patriots, averaging 6.2 yards on 22 carries. However, he has just 2.9 yards per carry on 28 since. Blount doesn't even have a monopoly on the goal-line work, as Shane Vereen scored from 3 yards out as well Sunday.
The Patriots have three backs who have shown they can be solid contributors whenever they get the chances. Of course, from a Fantasy perspective that might as well mean they don't have any running backs, because you can't know who is going to shine on any given day. The Patriots have a tough matchup on the way in Week 16 against the Jets, so you might be better off avoiding their backfield for that one.
Roll the dice on LeGarrette Blount?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/11/14) Look, I won't mince words here. Jamey Eisenberg's pick of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount as the CBSSports.com Start of the Week for Week 15 against Miami is going too far out on a limb for me. After all, he plays for Bill Belichick, who benched Jonas Gray the week after he ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns. As soon as you feel like you have a read on him, like with Blount leading the team in carries each of the last three weeks, he does something different just to make sure you don't. So there's a level of risk there I'm not comfortable with.
But just because he wouldn't be my Start of the Week doesn't mean he's a sit. To me, Blount is a player you rotate with several others in your flex spot based on matchups and trends. The trend is obviously a favorable one, and the matchup is, too. The Dolphins rank 22nd against the run, allowing 123.5 yards per game, and have been especially miserable lately, allowing an average of 220.3 yards in their last three games. If Blount continues to lead the Patriots in carries, it stands to reason he'll have a good game.
But I wouldn't go out of my way to start him by sitting someone who's proven to be trustworthy.
|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) |