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Patriots' Jonas Gray outrushes LeGarrette Blount in Week 15 win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

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Patriots backs split the work in Week 15
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

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. 

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Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount leads rushing attack in Week 14 win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount served as the team's primary rushing threat Sunday, picking up 66 yards on 20 carries and adding 11 yards on two receptions in his team's 23-14 win over the Chargers in Week 14.

Blount didn't find paydirt in the win but earned the vast majority of the carries, with Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen totaling three carries. Gray managed nine yards on two carries and wasn't a factor in the passing game. Vereen gained just one yard on his only carry but added three receptions for 30 yards in the passing game. Neither Gray or Vereen scored a touchdown. Blount figures to remain the team's primary ball-carrier heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Dolphins.

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Patriots running backs continue to confound
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a longstanding tradition of zigging when Fantasy owners expect him to stay in a nice, predictable zag, and he did it again in Week 13 with his running backs.

Shane Vereen still played the majority of the team's snaps Sunday against the Packers, but was largely a nonfactor in the loss. He had just three carries and one reception, and was only targeted twice in the passing game overall.

LeGarrette Blount led the team in rushing for the second week in a row since signing as a free agent, however this time he didn't get the goal-line work. Blount, who scored twice the previous week, ceded a goal-line carry to little-used reserve Brandon Bolden, who scored his first touchdown of the season, while finishing with three carries for 17 yards overall.

Jonas Gray , the star of the team's Week 11 win, was back on the field after failing to touch the ball in Week 12, but had just one carry for 4 yards.

Belichick knows he can wring value out of any back he chooses, which is what makes this situation so perpetually frustrating for Fantasy owners. Any back could get work in any situation any week, but it still looks like Blount and Vereen are going to be the team's top options moving forward. Relying on anyone here on a weekly basis is frustrating, but Blount and Vereen are the only ones that are must-own players down the stretch. 

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Patriots backup rushers can't do much Week 13
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Patriots backup rushers could not do much Week 13 against the Packers.

Brandon Bolden managed to make an impact despite limited work. He carried the ball three times for 17 yards, but one of those attempts went for a 6 yard touchdown. Bolden was not involved in the passing game. Shane Vereen also had three carries, but gained just 6 yards. He caught one ball for 26 yards during the contest. Jonas Gray also made an appearance, picking up 4 yards on one carry. 

The trio will look for more Week 14 against the Chargers. 

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