LeGarrette Blount, RB, Steelers
|RB - #41||183.31||PIT||Active||5 years||27||6'0||247||@L_Blount27|
2014 Outlook: Fantasy HandcuffLast updated on Jun-30-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Blount has performed well when given limited opportunities. His rookie season in Tampa was a great success. In 13 games Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards and averaged five yards a carry. Blount appeared to be the Bucs' back of the future, but that wasn't the case. In 2011 Blount dealt with a knee injury that cost him two games, and seemed to linger for most of the season. Set to bounce-back in 2012, Blount found himself in rookie head coach Greg Schiano's dog house. Doug Martin took over from there, limiting Blount to 41 carries. The following offseason, he was traded to New England. In 2013, Blount performed very well. In a very crowded backfield, Blount averaged five yards a carry, and punched in seven touchdowns. Now on yet another team, he must prove himself once again. Blount will be the No. 2 back in Pittsburgh behind second-year man Le'Veon Bell. Blount will most likely get limited touches in his new role. His running style appears to be a great fit in Pittsburgh and he should succeed in coming in occasionally in the second-half to further wear down defenses. If you own Bell, Blount is a desirable handcuff with enough talent to be worth the occasional start if he ever needs to start a game or two.
Bell missed hs second straight practice Thursday with a hamstring injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell first sustained the injury during Sunday's workout. Last year, Bell missed the preseason and the first three regular season games after spraining his foot during training camp. Bell finished 15th in fantasy points among all running backs in 2013, despite playing in just 13 games.Fantasy Analysis:
Fantasy owners shouldn't be panicking about this news, as it's common for NFL teams to take a very conservative approach with their stars' health, especially early in training camp. Still, hamstring injuries have a way of sticking around, so if the injury keeps popping up as an issue for Bell throughout the preseason, it could hamper his effectiveness in the regular season. For now, Bell's draft stock (ADP 17th overall) should remain unaffected. Players vying for the number two RB job in Pittsburgh include Steelers RB Dri Archer and Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount.
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