New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 2-4-0
Avg PTS
20.8
Rank: 24th
Avg Yds
339.5
Rank: 25th
Avg PYds
252.8
Rank: 18th
Avg RYds
86.7
Rank: 26th
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Posted 10/18/2021 3:33 am GMT
New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry posted two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown on his two targets in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Henry has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games, making him worth a look as a low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. He gets a crack at the New York Jets in Week 7, trying to extend his scoring streak.
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Posted 10/18/2021 3:30 am GMT
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers posted five receptions for 44 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Meyers looked to have his first touchdown, but it was wiped out by a penalty. It was a decent stat line for those in deeper PPR fantasy leagues, but he still needs to do more to be used in standard play heading into Week 7 against the New York Jets.
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Posted 10/18/2021 3:27 am GMT
New England Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne didn't have his first catch until the final quarter in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, but he posted a 75-yard touchdown on that lone touch.
Huddle Up: Bourne was nearly blanked, but he his only touch count. Perhaps that will get him involved in the offense a little more going forward. Despite the big score, he is only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point. The Patriots host the New York Jets in Week 7.
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Posted 10/18/2021 3:13 am GMT
New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson rushed five times for 23 yards and his first NFL touchdown in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, and he added three grabs for 39 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Stevenson was nailed to the bench in Week 1 after losing a fumble, but he saw 11 total touches in Week 5, and did well in this one, too. Stevenson is worth scooping up now if he is available, as he is just one Damien Harris injury away from being a must-start fantasy option. The Patriots host the New York Jets in Week 7.
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Posted 10/18/2021 3:02 am GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris rushed 18 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys and he added a seven-yard catch on his only target.
Huddle Up: Harris did a great job for fantasy managers using him as a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option. The 19 total touches were his most since Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. He'll look to keep it going in a favorable Week 7 matchup against the New York Jets.
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Posted 10/18/2021 2:50 am GMT
New England Patriots QB Mac Jones completed 15-of-21 passes for 229 yards, two touchdowns and one interceptions while also losing a fumble in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. His interception was a pick-six late in the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Jones wasn't terrible in this one, and he hit Kendrick Bourne on a go-ahead 75-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter before the Cowboys came back to force overtime. Still, he remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues. He could post decent numbers in Week 7 against the New York Jets, however.
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Posted 10/17/2021 7:08 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ribs) is officially active for the Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Harris should receive most of the work at running back and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 9:00 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Harris likely will be able to play as long as he can deal with the pain from his injured ribs. He should see most of the work at running back if healthy and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/14/2021 8:48 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Harris appears to be on track to play against the Dallas Cowboys, but fantasy players will receive more information in the next day or two. He has rushed for at least 55 yards in three of the five games this season and can be a flex option if he is active.
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Posted 10/13/2021 8:42 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Harris suffered the injury in the last game and may not be available for the Week 6 game. Fantasy players will need to monitor his practice participation during the week to see if he will play. He can be a No. 2 fantasy back if he plays, but Rhamondre Stevenson would be at least a flex option if Harris sits out.
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Posted 10/11/2021 7:24 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (rib, chest) was limited in Week 5 against the Houston Texans after suffering rib and chest injuries, but subsequent tests ruled out anything significant, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. As such, Harris is 'best described as day-to-day.'
Huddle Up: Harris had to leave the game twice due to his injuries but still turned in a solid day with 58 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries. He also lost a second fumble of the season, which could be significant down the road considering head coach Bill Belichick tends to look unfavorably on running backs who struggle to hold on to the ball. Unless his injuries restrict his practice participation this week, consider Harris an RB3 in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:30 am GMT
New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden rushed twice for 25 yards and he had four receptions for six yards on four targets in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Bolden has the opportunity to serve as the third-down back normally held by the injured James White. He'll need more production to be worth adding outside of the deeper of PPR formats, however. The Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:27 am GMT
New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith posted two catches for 27 yards on two targets in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Smith had a touchdown last week, but it appears rookie Mac Jones has developed a better rapport with the other tight end, Hunter Henry. Smith isn't worth using outside of deeper fantasy leagues at the moment. The Patriots host the Cowboys in Week 6.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:24 am GMT
New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry registered six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: After a bit of a sluggish start, Henry and rookie Mac Jones starting to develop quite the rapport. Henry has 10 grabs for 107 yards and two scores, making him a worthwhile low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:17 am GMT
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers registered four receptions for 56 yards on five targets in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Meyers has four or more receptions in each of his five outings, but he hasn't visited the end zone. He is a solid WR4 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams, with lesser appeal in standard play. The Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:12 am GMT
New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson rushed 11 times for 23 yards in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Stevenson, who had been nailed to the bench since Week 1 after a lost fumble, got his chance. He averaged just 2.1 yards per carry, but saw a bigger workload with Damien Harris losing a fumble. The rookie is worth keeping around as a reserve in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:07 am GMT
New England Patriots QB Mac Jones completed 23-of-30 passes for 231 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Jones had it going on with Hunter Henry, hooking up six times for 75 yards and a score with the big-money addition. The rookie will look to keep it going against another Texas team, the Dallas Cowboys, in Week 6. He is more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/10/2021 7:37 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (chest) has returned to the Week 5 game after missing time because of a chest injury.
Huddle Up: It appears like Harris suffered a minor injury and will be fine moving forward. He can be a No. 2 fantasy running back when healthy.
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Posted 10/09/2021 10:16 pm GMT
New England Patriots OT Trent Brown (calf) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Oct. 9, and will miss at least three more games. OT Isaiah Wynn (illness) and OG Michael Onwenu (illness) remain on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Week 5. C David Andrews is the only healthy starter from Week 1 who will be available vs. the Houston Texans as OG Shaq Mason (abdomen) was ruled out on Friday's injury report.
Huddle Up: While Houston isn't much to contend with on defense for any offense, there's incentive to devalue any New England offensive player in this one. Too much uncertainty just clouds an offense that already offers only fringe weapons. Play RB Damien Harris at your own risk. The tight ends could be asked to block more, especially Hunter Henry, so keep that in mind if you're intent upon starting him.
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Posted 10/06/2021 5:54 pm GMT
Free-agent LB Jamie Collins (Lions) signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Collins is absolutely worth grabbing in IDP formats as a flex option. He might need a week or two for his role to flesh out enough to play, though.
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Posted 10/04/2021 2:30 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB J.J. Taylor was targeted once on three pass routes in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Taylor also lost a fumble, which usually spells doom for running backs on the Patriots. Rhamondre Stevenson has been inactive since his Week 1 fumble. Taylor owners shouldn't expect much in the near future.
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Posted 10/04/2021 2:28 pm GMT
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris ran a career-high 17 passing routes in Week 4, but he was only targeted twice.
Huddle Up: This very well could have been an intentional diversion to throw Tampa Bay off, but it's worth monitoring in hopes it continues. Harris' value would enhance quite a bit in fantasy as he wasn't projected to be very active in the passing game. He's a flex option for now.
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Posted 10/04/2021 5:40 am GMT
New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith caught three passes for 14 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Smith got five looks, which isn't bad, but despite the score he's not turning it into much production, and the Pats aren't deploying the two-tight end formation as much as many expected. Smith hasn't been getting nearly as many snaps as Hunter Henry this year and is only worth owning in the deepest of leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2021 5:32 am GMT
New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry caught four passes for 32 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: From a yardage perspective, Henry's slow start continued, but at least he scored his first touchdown in a Patriots uniform. The two-tight end formation hasn't been as heavily used as anticipated, though Henry has been working ahead of Jonnu Smith when they go with one TE on the field. That leaves him as a TE2 but with TE1 upside as the season wears on.
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Posted 10/04/2021 5:23 am GMT
New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden had six catches for 51 yards in a Week 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: With James White (hip) on IR and potentially done for the season, Bolden looks as though he'll get first crack at filling White's pass-catching role out of the backfield -- J.J. Taylor, the other leading candidate, lost a critical fumble on one of his two touches. It's not a sure thing, but Bolden could be worth a speculative addition in deeper leagues and watch-list consideration in standard ones.
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Posted 10/04/2021 5:17 am GMT
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers posted eight receptions for 70 yards in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also completed a pair of passes for 45 yards.
Huddle Up: Meyers was targeted a team-high 12 times Sunday night and was used on a couple of trick plays where he flashed his ability to throw the ball. He's operating atop the food chain at receiver for the Pats, and if Mac Jones continues his rapid development that's a spot that might return solid fantasy value before long.
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