New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 5-0-0
Avg PTS
31.7
Rank: 1st
Avg Yds
399.7
Rank: 9th
Avg PYds
298.2
Rank: 4th
Avg RYds
101.5
Rank: 19th
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Posted 10/14/2019 4:47 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Patriots) is expected to re-sign with the New England Patriots after the team released him last week. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots did not have a roster spot for him at that time, but injuries have altered the picture.
Huddle Up: It seems unlikely Watson is going to make much of a fantasy impact upon his (likely) return, but the tight end position is so weak in fantasy at the moment that anything is possible. Most owners can probably afford to sit back and wait to see how this thing plays out, but it's not out of the question Watson becomes a starter for New England in short order and able to contribute three or four catches per game.
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Posted 10/14/2019 2:47 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (ankle) is expected to practice this week. Harry is on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: He's a good player to scoop and stash if he's available. Harry would fit into the offense and could contribute quickly.
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Posted 10/11/2019 6:01 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) departed with a knee injury in the second quarter Thursday, Oct. 11, but the issue isn't believed to be serious, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Huddle Up: Gordon has only totaled 17 catches for 214 scoreless yards over five games since Week 1, and should be regarded as a low-end WR2 for the rest of the season, provided he's healthy.
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Posted 10/11/2019 5:10 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers caught four passes for 54 yards against the New York Giants in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Already expected to see more snaps due to the injury to Phillip Dorsett, Meyers was pressed into extended duty when Josh Gordon hurt his knee late in the second quarter. He responded well, catching all four of his targeted passes for 54 yards, and the rookie could be in line for more playing time if Gordon's knee injury keeps him out for a while. Monitor the injury situation in New England before considering a move with Meyers.
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Posted 10/11/2019 4:53 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (chest) had nine receptions for 113 yards during the team's win over the New York Giants on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: After averaging 57 yards receiving per game in September, Edelman has picked things up over the past two weeks, topping 100 yards in each game and being targeted 24 times, including 15 Thursday night. With Josh Gordon bowing out with a knee injury, Edelman was the last man standing outside, and he could be seeing a lot of targets going forward, especially if Gordon and/or Phillip Dorsett are sidelined.
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Posted 10/11/2019 4:44 am UTC
New England Patriots RB James White caught nine passes for 46 yards in Week 6 against the New York Giants. He also lost a yard on two carries.
Huddle Up: White appeared to have a touchdown late in the first half, but it was overturned on replay review and Brandon Bolden wound up punching it in from a yard out. Although the versatile back continues to be heavily targeted in the passing game, his modest yardage and touchdown numbers dictate his value lies almost exclusively in point-per-reception formats.
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Posted 10/11/2019 4:31 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 22 times for 86 yards against the New York Giants in Week 6. Michel also had two receptions (on three targets) for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Michel was bottled up for much of the night by a game Giants defense, but he broke a 26-yard run on one of the game's final snaps to top the century mark in total yardage. Unfortunately, Michel ceded the goal-line carry to Brandon Bolden, who scored from a yard out. While Michel hasn't been great this season, he'll be looking to extend a two-game streak of 100-plus total yards in Week 7 against the lowly Jets.
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Posted 10/11/2019 4:11 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 31 of 41 passes for 334 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the team's 21-point win over the New York Giants on Thursday, Oct. 10. Brady also ran for two touchdowns and fumbled twice, losing one.
Huddle Up: Brady had some sloppy moments early on, committing two turnovers and almost turning it over twice on the same play, but when the smoke cleared he'd thrown for 300-plus yards once again. He did fail to throw for a TD for the second time in three weeks, but a pair of QB sneaks for scores saved his value in Week 6. The big thing now is how severe injuries to Josh Gordon and Matt LaCosse are as Brady is starting to run short on weapons.
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Posted 10/10/2019 10:10 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) isn't expected to miss more than one game after being ruled out for Thursday, Oct. 10's game against the New York Giants, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Dorsett is having an up-and-down season and has needed to reach the end zone in order to return full fantasy value, but he remains a frequently-used piece of one of the league's best offenses. He had received a total of 16 targets in Weeks 3 and 4 before leaving last week's game against the Washington Redskins after just four snaps.
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Posted 10/10/2019 6:28 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is not expected to play Thursday, Oct. 10, when the Patriots host the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: It looks as if Burkhead will miss his second straight game, giving a slight fantasy boost for RBs Sony Michel and James White.
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Posted 10/10/2019 3:45 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers is projected to be the No. 3 wideout in Week 6 against the New York Giants Thursday, Oct. 10 with WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) ruled out.
Huddle Up: Meyers was a sensation during the preseason, but he has been limited to four grabs for 66 yards on six targets through four outings. As long as Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon are both healthy, Meyers is only worth a look in the very deepest of fantasy formats Thursday.
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Posted 10/09/2019 7:43 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Gordon likely will be active for the Week 6 game and could see more targets with Phillip Dorsett ruled out. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/09/2019 7:39 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (chest) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Edelman will be able to play despite being questionable and will continue to be the main option in the passing game for Tom Brady. He should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues and could be a No. 1 receiver in some leagues because of the matchup.
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Posted 10/09/2019 7:37 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, but is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Burkhead probably will not receive a lot of touches if he plays this week and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/09/2019 7:30 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon likely will receive most of the targets in the passing game this week and both should be starting options in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2019 8:57 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 7. The Patriots did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Gordon has been targeted at least seven times in each of the last three games and should have a favorable matchup this week. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2019 8:52 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (chest) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 7. The Patriots did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Edelman is in no danger of missing the Week 6 game and will continue to be the focal point in the passing game. He should be considered a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2019 8:51 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 7. The Patriots did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Burkhead did not play in the Week 5 game, so his status for this week is uncertain. He probably would not receive a lot of touches if he plays and can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2019 8:43 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 7. The Patriots did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Dorsett probably will miss the Week 6 game since the team plays on Thursday Night Football, but his official status will be known later in the week. Fantasy players should look for other options and keep Dorsett on the bench.
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Posted 10/07/2019 8:04 pm UTC
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson will not be activated from the suspended list, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This comes as a surprise given the lack of contributions from Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse. What it does mean is that owners won't have to worry about the position being relevant for fantasy purposes anytime soon in New England.
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Posted 10/07/2019 3:42 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) suffered a minor hamstring injury in Week 5, and he's considered week to week.
Huddle Up: Dorsett came roaring out of the gates, but he was quiet in Week 4 and was shut out before being injured early in Week 5. He's a dicey flex play if he's able to go next week.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:25 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon finished with five receptions for 59 yards on eight targets in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: It was another so-so line for Gordon and his fantasy owners. He no longer has to worry about Antonio Brown, but Julian Edelman and Tom Brady were doing their thing, and Gordon was a distant second. He remains more of a low-end WR4 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Thursday's game against the New York Giants.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:18 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman registered eight receptions for a season-high 110 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Edelman was the go-to receiver in the lopsided victory against the overmatched Redskins. He has at least four receptions in all four games this season, but this was easily his best performance. He remains a good low-end WR3 in PPR leagues, with lesser value in other formats heading into Week 6 against the New York Giants on Thursday.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:08 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White rushed six times for 26 yards in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins while adding six catches for 46 yards on nine targets.
Huddle Up: White has to contend with Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead for touches in the backfield, so his fantasy ceiling is capped. But he remains a decent RB3 or flex fantasy play in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams, with lesser value in other formats. The Patriots face the Giants on Thursday night in a short week.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:05 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for a season-high 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins and he added three grabs for 32 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Michel has found the end zone three times in the past four games. The usage in the receiving game was new, as he hadn't had a catch on just one just one target in the first four outings. He remains a decent low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 6 against the New York Giants on Thursday night.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:01 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 28-of-42 passes for 348 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Brady bounced back after a goose egg last week in Buffalo. He now has two or more touchdowns in four of his five outings, and even has a rushing touchdown on the season. He remains a solid low-end QB1 heading into a short week against the New York Giants on Thursday night.
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Posted 10/06/2019 5:28 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 5 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has been a solid option in the passing game for the Patriots this season, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation.
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Posted 10/06/2019 2:48 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (chest) will play in Week 5's game against the New England Patriots, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Edelman was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He has a favorable matchup this week and makes a solid WR2 option in all fantasy formats.
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