LeGarrette Blount injury update: Patriots RB questionable; has fantasy value
LeGarrette Blount is questionable for Week 16 with a shoulder injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is listed as questionable for Week 16 against the New York Jets. Blount is dealing with a shoulder injury that had him limited in practice throughout the week, including Friday’s session. Blount has been effective this season, especially with the Patriots. He’s carried the ball 115 times for 485 yards and five touchdowns.
Blount had just eight carries for 17 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Week 15. His shoulder injury will likely not stop him from playing in Week 16, despite the questionable tag, but it does make his projected workload a huge question mark. He may be in line for fewer carries than he’s used to getting.
Fantasy Impact: That said, Blount still carries about the same fantasy value as usual. That value generally manifests in his usage as a goal-line running back in the red zone. He gets touchdowns even when he doesn’t get yards, and against a physical team like the Jets, he still has value in that capacity. He should be started as usual at this point, though he is a risk.