LeGarrette Blount could confound Pats RB situation

Blount wants to return to NE: It’s not a surprise that LeGarrette Blount says he’d like to return to the New England Patriots backfield in 2014. However, if the veteran running back is back with the Pats next season, it creates an interesting conundrum for fantasy enthusiasts. With Blount added to a healthy Shane VereenStevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden, there won’t be nearly enough touches to go around. Add in Bill Belichick’s propensity to frequently rotate his running backs and this committee has the potential to be highly-frustrating next season. That doesn’t mean you should avoid any of those backs. But you’ll want to draft a couple more consistent running back options before you give the Patriots crew a look.

Lance Moore out in New Orleans?: As the New Orleans Saints prepare for the offseason, the Times-Picayune notes that Lance Moore has a salary cap number of $5.1 million — a big number for a player who saw his spot on the depth chart challenged by the much more budget-friendly Kenny Stills. Moore, who turns 31 in August, has posted just one 1,000-yard season  in his eight-year career. Wherever he will be hard-pressed to become anything more than a No. 3 or 4 wide receiver on the depth chart. It’s hard to envision him being drafted in many fantasy leagues next season.

QB changes coming in Cleveland: After yet another season of frustration, the Cleveland Browns are likely to overhaul their quarterback situation … again. With talk that the team is heavily targeting Johnny Manziel, it doesn’t bode well for the likes of Jason Cambpell and Brandon Weeden. Whoever the quarterback is, hopefully he’ll be smart enough to target Josh Gordon frequently. Don’t look for the wide receiver’s value to take a hit considering the success he had with a myriad of signal-callers throwing him the football. As for the draft value of Cleveland’s next starting quarterback — it’ll all depend on who that player is.

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