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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely will sit out

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:48:08 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski probably will not play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski has struggled with injuries over the last few years and probably will not play until the regular season. He is a risky option because of his injury history but is a No. 1 tight end when he is healthy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


Patriots | Tom Brady expected to play

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:43:04 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Brady probably will only play a few series during the game but wants to prepare for the regular season. He has one of the best group of pass catchers in the NFL and will be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


Patriots | LaAdrian Waddle has concussion

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:42:22 -0700

New England Patriots OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's joint practices with the Houston Texans.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss


Patriots | Derek Rivers has torn ACL

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:35:42 -0700

Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and sprained his lateral collateral ligament, according to the initial MRI. He'll receive a second opinion before having surgery.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport


Patriots | Derek Rivers' season may be over

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:47:05 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (knee) is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury, according to sources.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss and Field Yates


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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


Patriots | Derek Rivers' injury not serious

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (leg) is still undergoing tests, but the team is optimistic that his injury is not serious, according to a source.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


Patriots | Derek Rivers injured

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:44:26 -0700

New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (leg) left practice Wednesday, Aug. 16, with an apparent left leg injury.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


Patriots | Alan Branch off PUP

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:20:56 -0700

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (undisclosed) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 14, and he's practicing.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: WEEI.com - Ryan Hannable


Patriots | Malcolm Mitchell limited so far

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:23:18 -0700

New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) has mostly only taken part in individual-type drills early in training camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Mitchell flashed the talent as a rookie to be a contributor, but he now finds himself behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan in the pecking order at receiver. As a result, he will be hard-pressed to be worthy of a roster spot in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss


Patriots | Dwayne Allen comfortable with new offense

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:08:30 -0700

New England Patriots TE Dwayne Allen is running better than he was in the spring and seems more comfortable with the offense, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Allen is expected to fill the No. 2 tight end void left behind by Martellus Bennett, who finished last season with 55 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in part because Rob Gronkowski was only able to play eight games. Also no stranger to missing games due to injury, Allen may be able to enjoy similar success if Gronk struggles to stay on the field again. The former Indianapolis Colts is well worth a late-round flyer as a TE2.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss


Patriots | James White, Dion Lewis co-starters

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:38:02 -0700

New England Patriots RBs James White and Dion Lewis are listed as co-starters on the Patriots' initial depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Take this one with a grain of salt, a sizable grain of salt. The Patriots backfield is stacked, but White and Lewis are both passing-down, change-of-pace backs. Mike Gillislee is expected to be the actual runner, particularly in goal-line and short-yardage situations.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Patriots.com


Patriots | Key Patriots to sit Thursday

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:56:20 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Brandin Cooks are not expected to play in the Patriots' first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't come as a shock to any. Playing stars simply isn't worth the risk early on in the preseason. This will have no impact on their respective fantasy values. As you were.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Patriots.com


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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe


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Amendola Danny WR
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Augusta Josh DL
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Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
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Butler Malcolm CB
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Chung Patrick SS
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Freeny Jonathan LB
Garcia Antonio OT
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Gillislee Mike RB
Gilmore Stephon CB
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Grissom Geneo DE
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Guy Lawrence DL
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Harris David LB
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hogan Chris WR
Hollister Cody WR
Hollister Jacob TE
Jelks Andrew OT
Jones Cyrus CB
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Karras Ted OG
Kilgo Darius DT
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King Brandon CB
King Jason OL
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Lewis Dion RB
Lucien Devin WR
Mason Shaquille OG
Maye KJ WR
McClellin Shea LB
McCourty Devin FS
McDermott Conor OT
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Moore Kenny X. DB
O'Shaughnessy James TE
Rich Max OL
Richards Jordan SS
Rivers Derek LB
Roberts Elandon LB
Rowe Eric CB
Scruggs Greg TE
Slater Matthew WR
Solder Nate OT
Thompson Jason DB
Thuney Joe OG
Travis Damarius S
Valentine Vincent DL
Van Noy Kyle LB
Vereen Corey DE
Waddle LaAdrian OT
White James RB
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