New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 6-9-0
Avg PTS
20.4
Rank: 27th
Avg Yds
341.9
Rank: 27th
Avg PYds
195.3
Rank: 29th
Avg RYds
146.6
Rank: 2nd
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Posted 1/03/2021 10:34 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the New York Jets while running for a game-high 79 yards on 11 totes, including a game-best 49-yard scamper. WR Jakobi Meyers also hit Newton on a 19-yard pass for touchdown. RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for 76 yards, and he added three grabs for 60 yards and a score. Meyers also posted a team-high 68 receiving yards while running for seven yards, TE Devin Asiasi had two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown, while RB James White ended up with a touchdown grab and 31 yards. WR N'Keal Harry finished with two grabs for 17 yards, while DE Chase Winovich led the way on defense with six total stops, two sacks, two tackles for loss, a pass defensed and three quarterback hits.
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Posted 1/02/2021 11:28 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Sony Michel should receive most of the work at running back this week with Harris unavailable and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/02/2021 12:20 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Sony Michel should receive most of the carries in the running back with Harris sidelined. Michel will be facing an improving New York Jets defense but can still be at least a flex option in leagues.
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Posted 12/31/2020 11:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Harris has missed the last two games despite being a limited participant in practice, so he may be a game-time decision this week. He probably would be part of a committee if he plays and can be avoided in most leagues if other options are available.
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Posted 12/30/2020 9:58 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Harris has been a limited participant during practice over the last several weeks but has been inactive for the last two games. Fantasy players should check on his status later in the week to see if he will play in Week 17.
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Posted 12/29/2020 6:22 am UTC
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry ended up with one reception for three yards on four targets in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Harry started out well, but he suffered a concussion in late October and he was never really the same after that. He also might have hit a rookie wall late in the season, and his quarterback play wasn't exactly consistent this year, either. Perhaps with a normal offseason program and training camp he'll take a step forward heading into 2021.
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Posted 12/29/2020 6:14 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers registered four receptions for a team-high 45 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Meyers is finishing up strong for PPR fantasy owners, as he has four or more receptions in each of the past three games, and he has managed at least three catches in nine of his past 10 outings. He will be the top Patriots receiver to target in 2021 for fantasy purposes barring any offseason personnel additions or incoming high draft picks at the position.
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Posted 12/29/2020 6:10 am UTC
New England Patriots RB J.J. Taylor rushed six times for 38 yards in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Taylor saw six carries to 10 for Sony Michel and four for James White. The highlight of the night was a 28-yard scamper, which helped him to 6.3 yards per carry on his six totes. He is likely to see a decent role in Week 17 against the New York Jets, sort of an audition for 2021.
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Posted 12/29/2020 6:01 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 69 yards in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills and he was not involved in the pass game, targeted zero times.
Huddle Up: Michel averaged a healthy 6.9 yards per tote on the ground, and the Patriots averaged 6.0 yards per attempt. That wasn't the issue in their loss, it was the ugly pass game. Michel and the Patriots will finish up in Week 17 against the New York Jets.
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Posted 12/29/2020 5:58 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham took over for the ineffective QB Cam Newton in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills. Stidham completed just four of his 11 attempts for 44 yards and he was sacked once.
Huddle Up: Stidham's passer rating was 49.1, which was actually lower than Newton's at 57.9. Neither was very good. It's likely Stidham will get a chance to start in the Week 17 finale against the New York Jets.
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Posted 12/29/2020 3:25 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton was benched during the Week 16 game and has been replaced by QB Jarrett Stidham.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Newton or Stidham will be the starting quarterback in Week 17. Fantasy players in most leagues should be able to find better options no matter which one starts and can avoid both Patriots quarterbacks.
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Posted 12/29/2020 12:04 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) has been declared inactive for the Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Sony Michel probably will receive a majority of the carries with Harris sidelined. He could be a flex option in fantasy leagues despite the tough matchup.
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Posted 12/28/2020 9:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) is not expected to be activated in time to play in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, who also reports Edelman is unlikely to suit up for the regular-season finale versus the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Edelman hasn't played since Week 7 and there's no reason for him to return now with the Patriots' playoff hopes already dashed. The long-time slot receiver's contract will turn 35 in May, meaning the outlook for his NFL future is cloudy at the moment as well.
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Posted 12/27/2020 6:31 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) did not participate in practice this week after being cleared to start practicing last week.
Huddle Up: It looks like Edelman will not play again this season, so fantasy players can drop him if they need roster space.
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Posted 12/26/2020 9:16 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 26, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Harris was not able to play in the last game and could be a game-time decision this week. He probably will share playing time with Sony Michel and James White if he is active for the game and probably can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 12/25/2020 10:00 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Harris has a chance to play in the Week 16 game but may be a game-time decision since he missed the last game. He is a risky option since the Patriots play on Monday Night Football and can be benched if fantasy players have decent alternatives available.
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Posted 12/24/2020 11:13 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Harris was not able to play in the last game and is uncertain for the Week 16 game. He is a risky option since the Patriots play on Monday Night Football, but fantasy players will know more later in the week.
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Posted 12/24/2020 5:54 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Edelman was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list a week ago but will need to show he's ready on the practice field before he's activated off IR. He'll have a few more chances with the Pats not playing until Monday night, but we see or hear otherwise, plan on Edelman remaining out of the fantasy picture.
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Posted 12/20/2020 10:36 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Damiere Byrd posted three receptions for 24 yards on four targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Byrd jelled nicely with Cam Newton this season, emerging as the No. 2 wideout option in the New England offense for the most part. Still, he is nothing more than a WR5 or WR6 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 16 against the Bills.
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Posted 12/20/2020 10:34 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White rushed twice for three yards in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he added four receptions for 52 yards on his four targets.
Huddle Up: White's total scrimmage yards were OK, especially for those in deeper PPR leagues. However, a total of six touches simply will not do. He cannot be trusted outside of deeper leagues heading into Week 16 against the Bills on Monday night.
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Posted 12/20/2020 10:32 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers registered seven receptions for a game-high 111 yards on 10 targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Meyers posted his second 100-yard game of the season, and it was his biggest production since his career-high 169 yards in a Monday night game against the Jets on Nov. 9. That was also the last time he was targeted more than 10 times in a game. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 16 against the Bills in another Monday night game.
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Posted 12/20/2020 10:30 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 74 yards in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he added an eight-yard reception on his only target.
Huddle Up: Michel is healthy and running well again. He missed over two months after his best performance of the season when he had 117 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. He'll look to keep finishing on a high note in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
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Posted 12/20/2020 10:14 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 17-of-27 passes for 209 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he ran for 38 yards on nine attempts.
Huddle Up: Newton and the Patriots will host the NFC East champion Buffalo Bills next Monday night. With the Patriots out of the playoff picture, for all intents and purposes, it wouldn't be surprising to see Jarrett Stidham make a start or two down the stretch for the Pats to evaluate him in real game situations.
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Posted 12/20/2020 4:52 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White (foot) is officially active for the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: White should see a decent amount of touches with Damien Harris sidelined and can be a flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 12/19/2020 5:51 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) on Saturday, Dec. 19, was ruled out of the team's Week 15 game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: The Pats' leading rusher (691 yards) will miss his first game since his season debut in Week 3, leaving old standbys Sony Michel and James White to handle the bulk of the load Sunday in Miami. Both are flex plays, with White having more appeal in PPR formats.
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Posted 12/18/2020 11:50 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: White probably will be in uniform for the game and will see a handful of touches against the Miami Dolphins. He has not been a great fantasy option over the last few weeks and can be avoided again this week.
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Posted 12/17/2020 11:34 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: White has played well at times this season but has been held to under 20 total yards in each of the last three games. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and keep White on the bench.
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Posted 12/17/2020 11:33 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Harris has received at least 10 carries in each of the last eight games but has been held to 50 yards or less in three of the last four games. He will have a tough matchup this week but can still be a flex option in some standard leagues.
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Posted 12/16/2020 9:51 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: White has not be a big factor on offense over the last few weeks and will be facing a tough Miami Dolphins defense in Week 15. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can keep White on the bench.
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