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Patriots | Mike Gillislee to miss game

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:52:43 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) has been declared inactive for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Patriots | Divisional Round inactives for NE

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:50:42 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, CB Johnson Bademosi, WR Kenny Britt, RB Mike Gillislee, RB Rex Burkhead inactive for Week 19.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee unlikely to play

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:16:34 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee was only able to participate in one practice session during the week on a limited basis and was listed as questionable on the injury report. Assuming that he is inactive for the game, RB James White should see additional snaps versus Tennessee as the backup to RB Dion Lewis.

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Patriots | Divisional Round injury report for NE

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:19:24 -0800

New England Patriots LB Marquis Flowers (illness), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), DE Eric Lee (ankle, finger) and RB James White (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee questionable

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:00:33 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee may be a game-time decision, so owners will need to check the inactive list on his status. He probably would see some work around the goal line if he plays but probably can be avoided in most leagues.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee misses practice

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:28:33 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee probably will need to practice at some point this week if he wants a chance to play in the Divisional Round playoff game. He would probably see limited touches if he plays and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee a no-go Tuesday

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:36:34 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee did not practice at all last week either, making it unlikely he'll be active in the Division Round versus the Tennessee Titans. Rex Burkhead and James White are also expected back, so Gillislee could be a healthy scratch even if he does recover in time.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee out of practice

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:23:23 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

Fantasy Tip: He doesn't figure to be used enough to be worth consideration in playoff leagues unless someone were to go down.

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Patriots | Week 17 inactives for Patriots

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:40:06 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, WR Chris Hogan, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, RB James White, RB Mike Gillislee, RB Rex Burkhead inactive for Week 17.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee out for the finale

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:35:31 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) will not play in the Week 17 game against the New York Jets after missing practice again on Friday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee and Rex Burkhead are out and James White is listed as questionable, so Brandon Bolden could be thrust into a larger role behind Dion Lewis.

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Patriots | Week 17 injury report for New England

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:32:21 -0800

New England Patriots DE Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee) and RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 29, and they're out for the Week 17 game against the New York Jets. DL Eric Lee (ankle) did not practice and is listed as questionable, as are WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring), LB Kyle Van Noy (calf), OT LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) and RB James White (ankle), who were limited in practice.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee misses practice

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:21:52 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee's status is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. He would have some value in standard leagues if he plays because he receives carries close to the goal line.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee does not practice

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 15:28:44 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check on Gillislee's status later in the week to see if he will be able to play. He would see limited touches if he plays but would have some value in standard leagues because of his touchdown potential.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee active for Week 16

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:13:37 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is active for Week 16's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: With RBs Rex Burkhead (knee) and James White (ankle) sidelined this week, Gillislee will play for the first time since Oct. 29, and it wouldn't be surprising if he saw most of his opportunities in goal-line situations. He's unlikely to receive many carries in other scenarios as the backup to RB Dion Lewis, making him a touchdown-dependent option in deeper fantasy formats.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee could be active Sunday

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:31:30 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee could be active in the team's Week 16 game Sunday, Dec. 24, in light of RB Rex Burkhead's (knee) injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the regular season. It would be the first time he's active since Oct. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee was out to a strong start in his first year in New England, tallying four touchdowns through the first two weeks of the campaign, but gradually fell down the depth chart from there. He probably won't be getting many touches even if he does find himself in the game plan, and will therefore be a touchdown-dependent option that should be reserved for deeper formats.

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Patriots | Week 15 inactives for Patriots

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:06:47 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, CB Brandon King, WR Chris Hogan, OL Cole Croston, DE Geneo Grissom, LB Kyle Van Noy, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 15.

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Patriots | Week 14 inactives for Patriots

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:10:25 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared CB Brandon King, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, LB Kyle Van Noy, OT Marcus Cannon, RB Mike Gillislee, DL Trey Flowers inactive for Week 14.

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Patriots | Week 14 injury report for Patriots

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:45:40 -0800

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and LB Kyle Van Noy (leg) did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 14. RB Mike Gillislee (illness) did not practice and is listed as questionable. LB Marquis Flowers (knee), DE Trey Flowers (rib), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), S Brandon King (hamstring), RB Dion Lewis (illness), CB Eric Rowe (groin), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring), OT LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) and DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (foot) were limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 9, and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee not playing

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:00:51 -0800

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee has been declared inactive for the team's Week 13 game.

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Patriots | Week 13 inactives for Pats

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:33:30 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Hogan, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OT Marcus Cannon, WR Matthew Slater, RB Mike Gillislee, LB Trevor Reilly, DL Trey Flowers inactive for Week 13.

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Patriots | Week 12 Patriots inactives

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:36:56 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, CB Eric Rowe, OT Marcus Cannon, TE Martellus Bennett, WR Matthew Slater, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 12.

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Patriots | Week 11 Patriots inactives

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:09:43 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, CB Eric Rowe, DL Malcom Brown, OT Marcus Cannon, WR Matthew Slater, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 11.

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Patriots | New Engand Week 10 inactives

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:03:49 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared DE Cassius Marsh, WR Chris Hogan, OL Cole Croston, CB Eric Rowe, DL Malcom Brown, OT Marcus Cannon, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 10.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee rushes for 44 yards

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:34:05 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries against the New York Jets in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee has received at least 10 carries in all six games this season but has gone four games without a touchdown. He will continue to have a solid role in the running game and can be a flex option in most standard leagues.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee quiet once again

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:37:26 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee carried the ball 12 times for 52 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: After scoring four times in his first two games, Gillislee has turned three consecutive 12-carry efforts into 31, 49 and 52 yards, respectively. He's also a complete non-factor in the passing game. Gillislee is a flex option at best and has been a mostly disappointing replacement for LeGarrette Blount.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee held under 50 yards rushing

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:54:39 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee ran 12 times for 49 yards in a 33-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Carolina held New England to 80 yards on the ground, but this was the second straight week where Gillislee struggled to run the ball. Keep Gillislee no better than a flex option in your leagues.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee held in check

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:53:19 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee rushed for 31 yards on 12 carries against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee rushed for four touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season but was held out of the end zone this week. He will continue to receive most of the carries for the Patriots and should be at least a flex option because of his touchdown potential.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee runs for 69 yards, TD

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:54:12 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee rushed 18 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee has managed four rushing touchdowns through his first two games, basically filling the role of the departed LeGarrette Blount in the New England backfield. He has obviously emerged as a must-start fantasy option across the board heading into Week 3 against the visiting Texans.

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Patriots | James White saw bulk of snaps Thursday

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:37:28 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White played in 43 of 81 offensive snaps in a Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 7. Mike Gillislee finished second on the team with 24, Rex Burkhead had 10 and Dion Lewis tallied six.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots' committee backfield remained very much intact in the opener, although Gillislee certainly appears to have the edge at the goal line, as expected. Burkhead got the start, but it was White who saw the most playing time - primarily as when the Patriots used tempo. For now, Gillislee has the look of a volatile RB3/flex option who will pile up short-yardage scores when given the opportunity, while White is also a flex play in PPR. The other two backs are complete dart throws at the moment.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee scores three times

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:20:19 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee carried the ball 15 times for 45 yards and three touchdowns during the team's Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Good news: Gillislee scored three times. Bad news: Gillislee got stuffed on two separate 4th-and-short attempts. Sure, fantasy owners will take three TDs every single time, but the 26-year-old averaged just 3.0 yards per carry and wasn't involved as a receiver. Still, Gillislee got as many carries as the other three backs combined and remains a high-end RB3.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee makes immediate impact

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:37:58 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee made his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 25, finishing with eight carries for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: He looked good in first game action for the Patriots. New England's backfield is murky, but Gillislee is probably the best bet to fill a LeGarrette Blount-type role. He is a high-upside RB3.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee fully healthy

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:43:18 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) said he's 100 percent and flying around the practice field.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee is being overdrafted in a lot of leagues. The Pats' roster is loaded, and they can spotlight any given player any week. Be very careful when drafting him as anything more than a high-end RB3 carries risk.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee full go in practice

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:03 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Aug. 22, after being limited the last two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots don't even have a depth chart for their running backs right now, so it's officially a crapshoot. Gillislee, James White and Rex Burkhead, among others, will all be splitting playing time as long as they're healthy. Gillislee is the favorite for goal-line work, but draft at your own risk.

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Patriots | No depth chart at RB in New England

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:26:05 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis form a "deep, talented group" and any one of the four could be featured at any given time, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee, who was expected to be the early-down and goal-line back in New England this year, has missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, giving Burkhead time to shine. White is locked into a passing-game role, while Lewis figures to contribute in just about every way possible on offense and special teams. Owners may be able to hit big on occasion in this backfield on a weekly basis, but all of them will be hard to trust as anything more than flex options.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee expected to sit out

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:57:59 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee has missed most of training camp because of his hamstring injury and there is no timetable to return. He is expected to receive most of the carries when he is healthy but will also share playing time with other running backs on the roster. He could be a No. 2 running back or flex option if he is ready for the season.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee remains sidelined

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:43:20 -0700

New York England RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) did not travel with the team for their joint practices with the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee has missed a lot of practice time since the start of training camp because of his injury and there is no timetable for his return. He was expected to have a role similar to LeGarrette Blount had last season, but he may have a smaller role in the offense if he does not return soon. He has a chance to be a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he receives most of the carries.

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Patriots | Dion Lewis, James White listed on first-team

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:20:21 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Dion Lewis and James White are ahead of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee on the team's unofficial depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Unofficial depth charts in early August before even one preseason game has been played are usually pretty meaningless, but Gillislee on the third team is notable, even if he has been sidelined for approximately a week due to a hamstring injury. Lewis and White have been with the team longer than Burkhead, which likely explains why they "rank" higher. Burkhead is still the player to target here if Gillislee can't get healthy soon. White is a RB3 in PPR, while Lewis is worthy of a bench spot in fantasy.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee sidelined

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:58:58 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) has been "locked onto the conditioning field for the past few days," according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe. Gillislee also reportedly dealt with a similar issue during OTAs.

Fantasy Tip: All aboard the Rex Burkhead train. Gillislee has been considered the favorite for the LeGarrette Blount big-back role in this offense from the moment he signed with the Patriots, but head coach Bill Belichick has a long history of "next man up" and will not be afraid to promote Burkhead if Gillislee cannot stake his claim to the job. Ideally, owners will have an opportunity to watch this play out some more, but early drafters would be wise to use a late-round pick on Burkhead and bump Gillislee down a bit.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee the new LeGarrette Blount?

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:24:30 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee handled the first carry at the goal line at practice Saturday, July 29, and appears to be the "top candidate" to replace LeGarrette Blount as the big back in the Patriots' offense, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee has been the favorite to fill Blount's old role from the moment he arrived in New England. For a team expected to be a juggernaut on offense and play with the lead in just about every game, that role should net Gillislee a lot of work at the goal line and in four-minute drills if he can take the job. Although Blount's franchise-record 18 touchdowns a season ago may be asking too much, rushing for 1,000-plus yards and 10 to 12 scores is not. He should be a solid RB2 option in all leagues.

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Patriots | D.J. Foster on the bubble?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:37:38 -0700

New England Patriots RB D.J. Foster was effective catching the ball in spring practices, but Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com believes the offseason signings of RB Mike Gillislee and RB Rex Burkhead could make it tough for Foster to make the roster.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee dealt with injury

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:30:34 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (undisclosed) dealt with an undisclosed injury during offseason workouts, but running backs coach Ivan Fears said it did not appear to be a long-term issue.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check on Gillislee's status once training camp starts, but he probably will be fine for the start of the season. He is expected to take over the role that LeGarrette Blount had last season, which should help his fantasy value. He will have to share touches with other running backs during the season but could be a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Eagles | LeGarrette Blount lived in red zone in 2016

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:57:35 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount was far and away the busiest player in the league inside the red zone last year, registering league highs in carries and touchdowns inside the 20, 10 and 5. Sixteen of his 68 red zone carries, 15 of his 42 attempts inside the 10 and 12 of his 24 rushes inside the 5 resulted in touchdowns. Mike Gillislee is expected to assume the power role Blount had with the New England Patriots last season.

Fantasy Tip: Blount obviously obviously cannot count on the same kind of volume in Philadelphia that he could in New England, but it is notable for present and future owners of Gillislee. While a repeat of Blount's franchise-record 18 rushing touchdowns for Gillislee is highly unlikely, he is a very good bet to reach double figures for the first time in his career and makes for a high-upside RB3 in most leagues.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee in prominent running role?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:52:41 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is the most likely back to fill the void left by RB LeGarrette Blount's departure, in the opinion of beat writer Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee has rushed for 5.7 yards per carry in each of the last two seasons in limited work. He'll be a matchup play, but he could be a sneaky RB3 against weaker defenses.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee the favorite to start?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:29:47 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee appears to be the frontrunner for the Patriots' starting running back job, according to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, although he is expected to be part of a committee.

Fantasy Tip: Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead will push Gillislee for meaningful playing time in a crowded backfield. Gillislee is already an under-the-radar fantasy asset. If he does earn most of the snaps and can serve as the Pats' primary goal-line back in place of LeGarrette Blount then he will surprise some people in 2017.

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Patriots | Dion Lewis' roster spot likely safe

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:08:36 -0700

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis still has a spot on the club despite the additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead this offseason, likely as a kickoff returner and reserve running back who will play 15 to 20 snaps per game, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Lewis showed off his trademark burst in OTAs per Reiss, who believes the team will "carefully manage" the injury-prone running back. James White is the favorite to remain the team's primary passing-down back, leaving Lewis' owners in a tough spot. Consider White a solid mid-round option in PPR leagues and Lewis more of a late-round gamble.

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee terms

Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:08 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million deal includes $4 million in 2017 via a $1.5 million guaranteed salary, a $2 million roster bonus and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He's scheduled to make $2.4 million in 2018 with a $1.9 million salary and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee is going to run the ball, but with so many capable backs you have to wonder if 10 carries is the ceiling for him most games. He produced a lot in a little window with 5.7 yards per carry and eight touchdowns in 101 rushes. He'll be a potential flex back with some risk/reward in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

Patriots | Mike Gillislee will receive carries

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:44:43 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is expected to receive a role like the one free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) had this past season.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee probably will receive a majority of the carries in the running game and likely will only see a few targets in the passing game. He was very successful in his limited playing time in 2017 and could be a No. 3 running back for fantasy owners.

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Bills | Buffalo receives fifth-round pick

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:25:30 -0700

In exchange for New England Patriots RB Mike GIllislee, the Buffalo Bills will gain the Patriots' fifth-round pick (163rd overall).

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee officially joins Patriots

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:05:09 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet was not matched by the Bills, thus officially making him a member of the New England Patriots, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots' backfield is officially a crapshoot. With Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead, among others, already in the mix, Gillislee's touches will be limited. Trying to figure out who Bill Belichick will utilize any given week could turn into regret.

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Bills | BUF holding off on Mike Gillislee decision

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:04:28 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have until Monday, April 24, to decide whether or not they plan on matching the two-year, $6.4 million offer from the New England Patriots for restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee.

Fantasy Tip: There is some speculation the Bills are leaning toward matching the Patriots' offer after deciding almost immediately last year he would not do the same with then-RFA Chris Hogan. Buffalo probably also has no desire to lose a productive backup like Gillislee to its division rival just so he can come back and haunt the Bills twice a year for each of the next two seasons. If he remains a Bill, Gillislee would remain one of the top handcuffs in fantasy.

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