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RB Countdown: No. 37 LeGarrette Blount

What can you expect from Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount in 2017? At RotoViz, our motto is Seeing is believing. Our team leverages various internal apps and external resources to make that motto come to fruition This series will provide you a fantasy outlook on our top-40 running backs according to projected points in PPR formats. My intent is to provide you a line of sight on the pros, cons, and projections for these running backs to empower you to make educated decisions on draft day. Blount finished 2016 as the RB9 last season in PPR formats with 306 touches, 1,199 yards, and 18 touchdowns. He handled 74 percent of the Patriots rushing attempts while only playing 47 percent of the offensive snaps. Blount produced 96.8 percent of his total yards on the ground. He finished fifth in the NFL with 741 yards after contact last season and forced 42 missed tackles, according to Pro Football Focus. Blount set career highs in carries, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. blount screener Blount signed a one-year contract worth $1.25 million with the Eagles back on May 17th. What offensive role will he have with the Eagles in 2017? Can he be fantasy relevant outside the comfy confines of New England? I will answer these questions and also provide a line of sight on the pros and cons of Blount’s landing spot with the Eagles.

PROS

The Eagles offensive line is one of the top units in the NFL. Tackle Jason Peters, guard Brandon Brooks, and tackle Lane Johnson all graded out according to Pro Football Focus within the top 10 of their respective positions. This Eagles offensive line also ranked sixth in second level yards via Football Outsiders. This metric boils down to yards which the team’s RBs earn between five to 10 yards past the line of scrimmage, divided by total carries. This offensive line will be better equipped to handle any injuries given their depth at various positions. Blount will have an opportunity to thrive behind this unit in 2017, and he is relatively cheap.

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