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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount wearing down defenses

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:05:25 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount ran 15 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in the second half against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: As injuries force New England to play quarterback roulette, Blount has been a workhorse. He will be a borderline RB1 in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he might be a nice sell-high candidate before Tom Brady returns from suspension to revitalize the passing attack.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Keith Pearson


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo could play in Week 4

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:49:06 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) has a chance to play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Garoppolo will be worth a look in DFS formats if he is able to play, but his status will have to monitored throughout the coming week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter


Patriots | Jacoby Brissett likely needs thumb surgery

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:41:58 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) tore a right thumb ligament in the second half of his Week 3 outing Thursday, September 22, against the Houston Texans. He'll "likely" need surgery for stabilization.

Fantasy Tip: Future Hall-of-Fame coach Bill Belichick just continues to get tested. This injury should sideline Brissett in the team's Week 4 game versus the Buffalo Bills, and with Tom Brady (suspension) and Jimmy Garappolo (shoulder) also still out, the Patriots are currently without a quarterback. Well, except for the emergency one -- wide receiver Julian Edelman. It should be a real interesting week and change coming up for New England.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: WEEI.com - Mike Petraglia


Patriots | Jacoby Brissett uses his legs in win

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:26:47 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett completed 11 of his 19 passes for 103 yards and ran eight times for 48 yards and a touchdown in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: New England kept things simple in the passing game, but Brissett was able to make plays with his legs. If Jimmy Garoppolo is unable to suit up in Week 4, Brissett would be a roll-of-the-dice play in DFS formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount scores a pair

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:15:56 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 24 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has been a workhorse for the Patriots thus far, topping 20 carries and rushing for at least 70 yards in all three games while scoring five times. However, his role could change dramatically once Tom Brady returns, so you may want to try to shop Blount while his value is at its peak.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski quiet in debut

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:07:02 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) played 14 snaps in his season debut Thursday, Sept. 22, finishing without a catch in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the disappointing debut, Gronkowski owners have no choice but to sit and wait. Once he is healthy and Tom Brady is back under center, Gronkowski should be the clear No. 1 fantasy tight end.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski suiting up Thursday

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:59:45 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 3 game Thursday, September 22, against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gronk will be making his 2016 season debut this evening, though owners shouldn't be expecting his usual standout performance. Not only will he be on a snap count, but he'll also be receiving passes from third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who is making his first career start. It's hard to recommend benching Gronk because of his ceiling every time he takes the field, but it's certainly worth consideration if owners have another solid option at tight end.

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Patriots | New England's Week 3 inactives

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:29:36 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared TE A.J. Derby, WR D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Eric Rowe, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, C Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle inactive for Week 3.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will play Thursday

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:20:48 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) will take the field against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22. It will be his first action of the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski is a must start whenever he plays no matter the circumstances, but those circumstances could be a lot better tonight. Rookie Jacoby Brissett is starting at quarterback, and the bright side is that Gronk could prove him with a nice safety blanket, although his ceiling is obviously limited without Tom Brady. He's a must-start in seasonal leagues, but fading him in the daily realm for at least a week could be the better play.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo not expected to dress

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:32:27 -0700

Contrary to a previous report, New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Jacoby Brissett will be the starting quarterback with Julian Edelman as the backup if Garoppolo is inactive. Brissett probably will not throw the ball much and should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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


Patriots | Jacoby Brissett to start

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:50:40 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett will start Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Houston Texans. QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) will dress as his backup.

Fantasy Tip: Brissett has a tough matchup, and the rookie is not a good fantasy option in Week 3.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Courtney Fallon


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski plans to play

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:24:39 -0700

Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) has told teammates all week that he plans to play Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gronk is a game-time decision, and he could be on a snap count if he plays. If he suits up, he's at worst a midrange TE1 option in DFS.

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


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will be game-time call

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:16:59 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Thursday, Sept. 22, in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like there's a good chance he could make his season debut tonight, but he could be on a snap count. If he suits up, he's at worst a midrange TE1 option in DFS.

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


Patriots | Week 3 Injury Report

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:21:15 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Eric Rowe (ankle), OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) and LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and are listed as questionable for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo doubtful for Thursday

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:15:25 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and listed as doubtful for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Garoppolo is not expected to play Thursday, and with Tom Brady set to return from suspension in Week 5, Garoppolo's fantasy value is vanishing. Jacoby Brissett is likely to start under center the next two games, but the rookie is extremely raw and should be viewed as a desperation fantasy start against Houston this week.

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New England Patriots Player News

Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Bennett Martellus TE
Blount LeGarrette RB
Bolden Brandon RB
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
Brown Malcom DL
Brown Tarell CB
Burns Devonta S
Butler Malcolm CB
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Collins Jamie LB
Cooper Jonathan C
Cox Derek CB
Derby A.J. TE
Develin James FB
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fleming Cameron OT
Flowers Trey DL
Foster D.J. WR
Freeny Jonathan LB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gause Quentin LB
Gibson Brandon WR
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Green Justin CB
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Rob TE
Hamilton Woodrow DL
Harbor Clay TE
Harmon Duron CB
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hogan Chris WR
Jackson Tre OG
Johnson Anthony DL
Johnson CJ LB
Jones Cyrus CB
Jones Jonathan CB
Karras Ted OG
King Brandon CB
Lewis Dion RB
Long Chris DL
Lucien Devin WR
Lynch D.J. LB
Mason Shaquille OG
McClellin Shea LB
McCourty Devin FS
Mingo Barkevious LB
Mitchell Malcolm WR
Ninkovich Rob DL
Orton Greg WR
Powell Shaquille RB
Richard Jamey OG
Richards Jordan SS
Roberts Elandon LB
Rowe Eric CB
Ryan Logan CB
Sankey Bishop RB
Sheard Jabaal DE
Silberman Ian OL
Slater Matthew WR
Solder Nate OT
Sunseri Vinnie S
Thuney Joe OG
Valentine Vincent DL
Vallone Scott DL
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Waddle LaAdrian OT
White DeAndrew WR
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Williams Brennan OT
Wilson De'Runnya TE

Belichick Bill HC
Boyer Josh AC
Caserio Nick TO
Daboll Brian AC
Daly Brendan AC
Fears Ivan AC
Flores Brian AC
Lombardi Michael TO
McDaniels Josh OC
O'Shea Chad AC
Patricia Matt DC
Reese Floyd TO
Scarnecchia Dante AC
Ventrone Ray AC