New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 10-4-0
Avg PTS
26.3
Rank: 8th
Avg Yds
362.5
Rank: 17th
Avg PYds
256.6
Rank: 13th
Avg RYds
105.9
Rank: 17th
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Posted 1/19/2020 4:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady appears unlikely to agree to a new contract with the team before free agency begins in mid-March, according to multiple sources. He is expected to take a methodical approach to determine where he will play next season, since this is the first time in his career that he will be eligible for free agency.
Huddle Up: Brady, who will turn 43 in August, should be viewed as a QB2 in most fantasy formats at this stage of his career but if he lands in the right situation, he's worthy of consideration as a low-end QB1 in next year's drafts.
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Posted 1/19/2020 2:37 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham said he isn't worrying about impending free-agent QB Tom Brady's future with the team. 'Right now, I can't really think too much about all of that,' Stidham said. 'I have to worry about what I need to do to prepare to enhance my game, to learn as much as I possibly can. That's the biggest thing I've focused on, making a big stride from Year 1 to Year 2.'
Huddle Up: If Brady's run as New England's quarterback were to come to an end, Stidham could end up under center in 2020. He's an unknown, unproven commodity, but he would be worth a speculative add in two-quarterback leagues if he ends up starting for the Patriots.
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Posted 1/16/2020 7:29 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had his relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated Thursday, Jan. 16, until the wide receiver seeks counseling, per a source.
Huddle Up: While the talent remains alluring, it's become clear Brown is going to have to make some personal changes before he gets a chance to play again the league.
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Posted 1/12/2020 7:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (rib) played most of 2019 season with a partially torn rib cartilage, according to sources. Edelman suffered the injury during the Week 3 game but did not miss any time.
Huddle Up: Edelman has been the main target in the Patriots passing game for many years but may be playing with a new quarterback in 2020. Fantasy players can monitor the situation because Edelman's fantasy value will depend on the Patriots quarterback.
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Posted 1/10/2020 9:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) will undergo surgeries on his knee and shoulder this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Edelman probably will not do much during offseason workouts but probably will be ready for the start of the regular season. He likely will be the No. 1 receiver for the Patriots again next season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 1/08/2020 2:41 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady hinted on his Instagram that he wasn't ready to retire. 'In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You don't always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that's right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove,' Brady wrote.
Huddle Up: It would have been a shocker if TB12 hung them up after the Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans. The question that remains is: Where will he play? Who will he be coached and surrounded by? In a perfect situation, Brady will be a low-end QB1 in fantasy. However, it's more likely he'll be a QB2.
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Posted 1/06/2020 8:52 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) played in the Wild Card playoff game despite suffering a foot injury at some point in December.
Huddle Up: Brady still posted decent numbers this season despite limited options in the passing game and finished with 4,057 yards and 24 touchdowns. It is not known who Brady will play for next season, but he can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
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Posted 1/06/2020 4:03 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady returning to the Patriots is far from a guarantee, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
Huddle Up: The San Francisco 49ers have been kicked around by conspiracy theorists, but the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders might also be an option. The Patriots don't have second or fifth-round picks next year, and their roster isn't optimal. Brady's relationship with head coach Bill Belichick is also rocky, but Belichick might be more likely to leave than Brady. Either way, this figures to be the one of the most hyped free agencies in a while. Brady is probably a QB2 at this stage of his career, but in the right setup, he could be a low-end QB1 come draft time.
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Posted 1/05/2020 5:27 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said retirement is 'pretty unlikely' following a loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round Saturday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Although Brady indicated he wants to keep playing, there are questions as to whether he will continue his career in New England. At this stage in his career, he's probably no more than a QB2 no matter where he plays in 2020.
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Posted 1/04/2020 11:50 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is active Saturday, Jan. 4, for the Wild Card Round game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Edelman will be the No. 1 option for QB Tom Brady and needs to be in fantasy lineups in all formats.
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Posted 1/02/2020 10:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 2, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card Round matchup with the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Edelman caught three of seven targets for 26 yards in the Week 17 finale against the Miami Dolphins. It's tough to see him missing a playoff game due to the injuries, and he'll be a starting option as long as he takes the field.
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Posted 1/02/2020 2:28 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) said he feels better than he has in weeks, and he feels good enough to compete at a high level.
Huddle Up: Edelman has still been a solid performer in what was his first 100-catch season in five years. He'll be a solid WR2 against the Tennessee Titans in PPR playoff pools.
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Posted 12/31/2019 11:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Edelman probably will be a limited participant all week but should be ready to play in the Wild Card playoff game. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game and should be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/29/2019 5:07 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Michel likely will receive most of the carries this week against the Miami Dolphins and should be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/29/2019 4:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Edelman likely will continue to be the main target in the passing game for the Patriots and should be a starter in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/27/2019 11:00 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Edelman continues to be listed on the injury report but is in no danger of missing the Week 17 game. He should be a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 12/27/2019 2:06 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is visiting the New Orleans Saints Friday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: If he lands with the Saints, AB could wind up being a nice DFS play in the playoffs.
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Posted 12/26/2019 9:33 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Edelman has been on the injury report for most of the season but has been able to play every week. He will receive plenty of targets against the Miami Dolphins and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/25/2019 9:16 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Patriots did not practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Edelman had a bounce back performance last week and has posted at least 70 yards in four of the last five games. He can be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 12/22/2019 2:00 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu caught three passes for 24 yards on five targets vs. the Buffalo Bills in Week 16 on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: New England plays Miami next week, which automatically puts Sanu into the conversation of being lineup-worthy for gamers still participating in the final stanza of the regular season.
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Posted 12/22/2019 12:58 am UTC
New England Patriots TE Matt LaCosse caught his lone target Saturday, Dec. 21, for an eight-yard touchdown.
Huddle Up: It was LaCosse's first touchdown of the season. With it coming on just one target, he remains unappealing in all fantasy formats.
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Posted 12/22/2019 12:55 am UTC
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry caught two of three targets for 21 yards and rushed twice for 18 yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Harry has exhibited his big-play potential at times this season, but he was lost in the crowd Saturday in the tough passing matchup against the Bills. He's a risky flex play most weeks.
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Posted 12/22/2019 12:51 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (head) returned to the game Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills and finished his day with five receptions for 72 yards.
Huddle Up: The missed time resulted in a quieter-than-usual day for Edelman, but it was still a vast improvement from his two-catch, nine-yard performance a week ago against the Cincinnati Bengals. He remains a WR2.
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Posted 12/22/2019 12:48 am UTC
New England Patriots RB James White rushed three times for five yards and caught four of his five targets for 24 receiving yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Both Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel had more impressive games Saturday. Michel is the most appealing option from New England's backfield, while White and Burkhead alternate as the No. 2.
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Posted 12/22/2019 12:45 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 21 times for a team-high 96 rushing yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills. He added one five-yard reception.
Huddle Up: Michel ceded the team's lone rushing score to Rex Burkhead, taking away from what could have been a huge fantasy game. He has carried the ball 40 times over the last two weeks and is dominating the work out of the backfield.
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Posted 12/22/2019 12:41 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed five times for 20 yards and a score and caught all four of his targets for a team-high 77 receiving yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Burkhead has now scored touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. It was his most impressive fantasy performance of the season, though RB Sony Michel led the team in carries and rushing yards. Burkhead remains boom or bust in the often unpredictable Patriots backfield.
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