Blount had nine carries for 27 yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Broncos. The Patriots actually held a lead for most of the night, but with their running game unable to contribute early on, Tom Brady put the offense on his shoulders. Although a Week 13 matchup with the Eagles seems to favor New England's passing game, Blount should at least return to getting double-digit carries.
Blount ran the ball 19 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-26 win against the Giants. He also caught both of his targets for 11 yards. The Patriots featured Blount on the first drive of the game, getting seven carries, including one from inside the five-yard line. He wasn't used much for the rest of the first half, but found the end zone in the third quarter and had a second touchdown called back due to a holding penalty late in the fourth quarter. Blount has been a little hit-or-miss this season, but he should be a more consistent fantasy contributor moving forward, with the season-ending loss of Dion Lewis in Week 9. On the other hand, Blount is not a particularly good receiver out of the backfield, limiting his upside a bit, although his two receptions Sunday is encouraging. He's got a tough matchup on paper next week, at least on paper, taking on the Bills at home.
Blount, who saw a season-high 47 snaps in Sunday's 27-10 win over Washington, finished the game with 29 carries for a season-best 129 yards and TD. Per ESPN.com, fellow RB Dion Lewis was forced to leave the contest with 5:40 remaining in the third quarter, which factored into Blount's increased Week 9 usage. It remains to be seen how much, if any time, Lewis might miss with his knee issue, but moving forward, we'd expect Blount to continue to do the heavy lifting in the team's backfield, in any case.
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was on the field for just eight of 68 snaps on offense Sunday against the Jets. He carried just three times for minus-3 yards. While Blount's Week 7 numbers represent a major disappointment to his Fantasy owners, they were game-plan/game-flow dependent against a stout run defense, so we expect the team to employ a more balanced attack this coming Thursday against the Dolphins.
With Dion Lewis inactive, Blount is in line to head the Patriots' Week 7 rushing attack Sunday against the Jets. With Brandon Bolden also out Blount and James White are the only two running backs in uniform for the Patriots on Sunday, which sets the stage for Blount to do most of the heavy lifting in the team's backfield this week against the Jets' stout run defense.
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