New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 4-13-0
Avg PTS
13.88
Rank: 31st
Avg Yds
295.24
Rank: 30th
Avg PYds
199.53
Rank: 28th
Avg RYds
95.71
Rank: 24th
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Posted 6/24/2024 1:37 am GMT
New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson's 107 receptions over the past two seasons rank sixth among running backs during that span.
Huddle Up: Stevenson has amassed his solid reception total despite being limited to 12 games last year. He isn't going to produce many explosive plays, but fresh off signing a new deal, Stevenson is set to be a big part of the New England offense. He should be in the RB2 mix on volume alone.
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Posted 6/22/2024 3:04 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye still has a chance to win the starting quarterback job during training camp, even though veteran QB Jacoby Brissett took all of the reps with the first-team offense at the Patriots' mandatory minicamp and was referred to as the starter by offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.
Huddle Up: Maye finished minicamp as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart but would need to clearly outplay Brissett by a wide margin in training camp to earn the starting nod for Week 1's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. For as long Brissett is in a starting role, he should be viewed as a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes because of the lack of offensive weapons on New England's offense. Maye will likely take over as starter before the end of the 2024 regular season and could be viewed as a QB2 option in most fantasy leagues once this happens.
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Posted 6/22/2024 1:48 am GMT
New England Patriots WR DeMario Douglas "looked even better" during spring practices than he did last season, according to Chad Graff of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Douglas was a bright spot for a lackluster New England offense last season, and he figures to be the team's most explosive weapon again in 2024. If the Patriots end up with decent quarterback play, Douglas could be a steal in the later rounds.
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Posted 6/20/2024 7:29 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson reportedly agreed on a four-year contract extension worth $36 million - including an $8 million signing bonus and $17 million guaranteed - on Thursday, June 20.
Huddle Up: While this extension is a clear statement from management that Stevenson is an important part of their future, his 2024 prospects appear to be a bit cloudy at the moment with Antonio Gibson joining him in the backfield. As a result, Stevenson will likely lose some work on passing downs at the very least. In what is expected to be a low-scoring offense again this season, fantasy managers should consider Stevenson as no more than a low-end RB2.
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Posted 6/17/2024 7:21 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye finished mandatory minicamp as the No. 2 on the depth chart after starting the spring workouts as the No. 3, according to sources Monday, June 17.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have maintained that Jacoby Brissett will get a fair shot at earning the starting role, but Maye will eventually take over. He should hold QB2 value, but his upside is likely limited given the supporting cast around him.
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Posted 6/10/2024 10:14 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson said he believes he will receive a contract extension in the near future.
Huddle Up: Stevenson was the main running back for the Patriots last season and should receive most of the work at the position again in 2024. He should be considered a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues this season.
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Posted 6/10/2024 5:48 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett continued working as the starter ahead of rookie Drake Maye at minicamp Monday, June 10.
Huddle Up: Maye is still very much expected to be the starter at some point during the 2024 season, but managers may need to wait until training camp to get a better idea of the pecking order in New England. Brissett would be a low-end QB2 for fantasy if he remained the starter.
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Posted 6/09/2024 2:18 pm GMT
New England Patriots WRs Javon Baker, Kendrick Bourne, Demario Douglas, K.J. Osborn and Ja'Lynn Polk appear to be locks to make the team's 53-man roster at the beginning of the regular season, according to Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald. A handful of other receivers, such as Kayshon Boutte, Jalen Reagor, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Tyquan Thornton are battling for one or two roster spots.
Huddle Up: Another roster spot could open up for a wide receiver if Bourne, who is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, begins the 2024 season on the Physically Unable to Perform List. Douglas, Osborn and Baker are worthy of consideration as late-round fliers in fantasy drafts but none should be viewed as a weekly starting option.
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Posted 6/05/2024 8:34 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett is currently the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.
Huddle Up: Brissett will be competing with Drake Maye for the starting job during training camp but probably will not keep the job long even if he starts Week 1. Fantasy players probably should avoid Brissett this upcoming season.
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Posted 6/04/2024 11:47 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye has been impressive during offseason workouts and has been able to pick up new footwork quickly, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.
Huddle Up: Maye likely will be the Patriots starting quarterback at some point this upcoming season, but it is not known if he will be under center Week 1. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback whenever the takes over the starting job.
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Posted 6/04/2024 8:51 pm GMT
New England Patriots WR Demario Douglas reminds rookie quarterback Drake Maye of Josh Downs, who he played with at North Carolina. "Pop, he reminds me of a lot of ... Josh Downs. Can't guard him in a phone booth. Twitchy, speed ... I think those two things you cannot work on - speed and quickness. He has got them both," Maye told reporters on Tuesday, June 4.
Huddle Up: It is a good thing when the new franchise quarterback compares one of his receivers to a very good teammate he had in college. New England's depth chart at receiver features a lot of youth but does not have a clear leader yet. Douglas is as a good of a bet to lead the group in 2024 as any of them, and it helps that Maye has identified him as someone who can get open quickly. Keep Douglas in mind late in drafts.
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Posted 5/31/2024 3:56 pm GMT
New England Patriots WR Javon Baker had a "standout day" at OTAs on Wednesday, May 31. The rookie caught two deep completions during team drills.
Huddle Up: Baker is an intriguing rookie sleeper to keep an eye on. Considering the wide-open depth chart at wide receiver and his solid production profile from college, managers will want to keep an eye on the drumbeat for Baker going into training camp.
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Posted 5/31/2024 5:34 am GMT
New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett received all of the No. 1 quarterback reps in practices open to the media, and it "seems clear" he'll enter training camp as the starting quarterback, in the opinion of The Athletic's Chad Graff.
Huddle Up: Brissett is a capable veteran, but even if he starts in Week 1 he's only keeping the position warm until they turn things over to Drake Maye. Brissett did have a few big games running offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt's offense with the Browns in 2022, but he'd be more of a plug-and-play option to cover a bye than someone you'd actually want to carry on your roster.
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Posted 5/27/2024 9:04 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye has been working with WRs Ja'Lynn Polk and WR Javon Baker after practices during organized team activities so he can build better connections with both.
Huddle Up: Maye will be competing with for the starting job and would benefit from chemistry with his receivers. Maye probably will be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues if he is able to land the starting job.
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Posted 5/27/2024 1:24 am GMT
New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) said he feels 100% heading into his second season with the team. "Last year at this time, I was probably at 60%, so it's a big difference," Smith-Schuster said. "It's not easy coming off a knee injury having a long season and coming back with a quick turnaround the next year. I feel great. I've never felt better."
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster's first season in New England was a forgettable one, and now the Patriots are hitting the reset button at quarterback with Drake Maye. Smith-Schuster could be an afterthought if the Patriots decide to turn to their young receivers.
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Posted 5/20/2024 9:35 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett received the first snaps during drills at the voluntary workout Monday, May 20.
Huddle Up: Brissett will be competing with Drake Maye for the starting job during training camp. Brissett could win the competition, but Maye likely will take over the job at some point during the 2024 season. Brissett can be avoided in fantasy leagues even if he opens the season as the starter.
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Posted 5/20/2024 6:14 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye worked as the third quarterback on the depth chart to begin OTAs, according to sources Monday, May 20.
Huddle Up: Maye is going to climb his way up the depth chart eventually, but it appears the Patriots want to make him earn it first. Assuming he eventually wins the starting job, Maye would be a QB2 for fantasy purposes.
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Posted 5/17/2024 9:45 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Antonio Gibson probably will be used mostly as a pass catcher out of the backfield this upcoming season, in the opinion of PatriotsWire's Jordy McElroy.
Huddle Up: Gibson should have some value in point-per-reception leagues since he likely will primarily be used as a receiver during the season but probably will only be a possible flex option against favorable matchups.
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Posted 5/12/2024 1:18 am GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye is a "work in progress," according to head coach Jerod Mayo. "He has a lot to work on. A lot to work on," Mayo said. "But I have no doubt that he will put the time in. He was here all night trying to get on the same page as everyone else."
Huddle Up: Maye has a chance to open the year as the starter, but even if he is under center in Week 1, Maye should be viewed as a QB2 in redraft leagues.
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Posted 5/07/2024 9:57 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye will compete with QB Jacoby Brissett for the starting job during training camp, and some people in the organization believe Maye will be the starter for the 2024 season opener.
Huddle Up: Maye probably will be the starting quarterback at some point in 2024, but fantasy players will need to see if he can start right away. He probably will be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues and could be a starting option in some deeper leagues against favorable matchups.
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Posted 5/01/2024 7:53 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson said he believes the Patriots could intensify contract extension talks with him since the 2024 Draft is over. He said he wants to be with the Patriots for a long time.
Huddle Up: Stevenson should be the main running back for the Patriots this upcoming season and likely will receive a good amount of touches each game. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 4/30/2024 9:23 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Drake Maye and QB Jacoby Brissett will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts as well as training camp and the best quarterback will start Week 1, according to head coach Jerod Mayo.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if Maye is ready to step in right away and win the job. Maye has more fantasy value than Brissett, but both can be considered No. 2 fantasy quarterbacks at this point.
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Posted 4/27/2024 4:39 pm GMT
Central Florida WR Javon Baker was selected by the New England Patriots with the 110th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Baker probably will not have a big role in the passing game during his rookie season but could earn a role in the next year or two. He probably can be a late round pick in only deeper leagues as a depth option.
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Posted 4/26/2024 11:37 pm GMT
Washington WR Ja'Lynn Polk was selected by the New England Patriots with the 37th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Polk has a chance to earn a consistent role in the passing game this season with a strong training camp. He likely will see a handful of targets each game but will not be a starting fantasy option most week. He could be a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 4/26/2024 12:35 am GMT
North Carolina QB Drake Maye was selected by the New England Patriots with the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Maye or Jacoby Brissett will open the season as the starting quarterback, but Maye should take over the job in the near future. He probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point but could become a low-end No. 1 quarterback in short order because of his running ability.
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Posted 4/25/2024 9:33 pm GMT
New England Patriots WR K.J. Osborn has been impressive during the early portion of offseason activities.
Huddle Up: Osborn is in line to be a top-three receiver for the Patriots this upcoming season and probably will see a good amount of targets. He probably can be a late round pick in fantasy leagues but likely will not be a weekly start option in fantasy.
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Posted 3/28/2024 2:53 pm GMT
North Carolina QB Drake Maye met with members of the New England Patriots Thursday, March 28, before his Pro Day workout.
Huddle Up: Maye is expected to be a top-three pick and should be an upside QB2 in fantasy in his rookie season.
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Posted 3/24/2024 7:20 pm GMT
New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett could "absolutely" be the starter in 2023, according to head coach Jared Mayo on Sunday, March 24.
Huddle Up: It's more likely that the Patriots will select a quarterback at No. 3 overall despite them saying they are open to all options. Brissett would not hold any usable fantasy value if he's the starter.
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Posted 3/19/2024 2:36 pm GMT
North Carolina QB Drake Maye or LSU QB Jayden Daniels could be targeted by the New England Patriots, who have shown no willingness to trade down from No. 3 in the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Either QB would be a lackluster QB2 option in their first year without a lot of weapons around them in New England.
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Posted 3/17/2024 8:18 pm GMT
Free-agent WR K.J. Osborn (Vikings) is signing with the Minnesota Vikings, per sources on Sunday, March 17. The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Osborn joins a Patriots team that is very thin at wide receiver right now, which gives him a shot to carve out a solid role for himself. That said, it's hard to project what kind of value he'll have at the moment, as the Pats may make more additions at the position and don't have a set quarterback. Osborn is someone to keep an eye on late in drafts.
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