Fantasy owners are fickle, especially if one player costs your team a game. LeGarrette Blount had a bad first week, there is no other way to slice it- five carries for 15 yards isn’t going to cut it. In one fantasy league I am in, Blount went from being started on 98% of the teams to 75% which is indicative of the dip in his perceived value across most fantasy leagues.
Detroit’s defense deserves a lot of credit for limiting Blount and the entire Buc offense in week one, as I mentioned here. Tampa was consistently in third and long scenarios throughout the game, which gave back-up Ernest Graham a lot more work that anyone, even the Bucs, expected. A big part of that was head coach Raheem Morris’ decision to run the two minute offense for the entire second half, an offensive set that rarely includes Blount. Morris later stated he regretted the decision. "We have a weapon in Blount, we want to be able to run the ball with him,'' Morris said Monday. “Maybe as a coach, I went too fast, I went too early to the two-minute offense.”
Sunday, Blount and the Bucs travel to the Metrodome to face the Vikings which could be exactly what he needs. The Vikings gave u[p the most fantasy points to running backs in week one, allowing Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert to combined for 224 total yards and three TD. With Morris publically question his decision making, you’ve got to think Blount will be featured early and often.