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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount on the bubble?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:51:08 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's (hip) roster spot isn't a given, but there shouldn't be any issues if he returns from his season-ending hip injury and runs hard.

Fantasy Tip: Blount has RB5 luster in fantasy, but the Patriots tend to feature different running backs in different matchups. He has had big performances in the past and is worth taking a shot on late.

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


Patriots | New England likes Jimmy Garoppolo

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:03:28 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has earned the confidence of teammates and coaches, according to Phil Perry of CSNNE.com.

Fantasy Tip: Garoppolo doesn't have much experience, as he has only played in two regular season games over his two-year career. He'll be more of a cheap daily fantasy play in good matchups for the first four weeks of the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNNE.com - Phil Perry


Patriots | Nate Ebner qualifies for Olympics

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:40:08 -0700

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner is the only active NFL player to qualify for the Rio Olympics, and he'll represent the USA rugby team.

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Patriots | No deal close for three Patriots players

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:02:51 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins, LB Dont'a Hightower and CB Malcolm Butler are all entering the final year of their contracts, but none of the players appear close to a contract extension at this point.

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


Patriots | Julian Edelman feeling better

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:11:42 -0700

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) said his injured foot is feeling better, but he is not sure when he will be cleared to practice.

Fantasy Tip: Edelman should have a decent chance to be ready for the start of the regular season, but owners should keep an eye on the situation. His fantasy value will take a hit since Jimmy Garoppolo is starting the first four games, but he should still be a solid starting option for owners.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Chris Mason


Patriots | First-team reps for Tom Brady

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:23:32 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady should still receive a good amount of first-team repetitions during training camp despite his four-game suspension. QB Jimmy Garoppolo could then take the majority of first-team reps once preseason ramps up, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Brady will miss a quarter of the regular season due to the suspension, but he's still Tom Brady, and he can still put up gaudy numbers for the remaining 12 games. One might be able to steal him later than usual in fantasy drafts.

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


Patriots | Tom Brady ends appeal

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:06:03 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady announced he will have no further action with the legal process against the NFL in appealing his four-game suspension.

Fantasy Tip: So that's it, DeflateGate has ended. Jimmy Garoppolo will start the first four games of the season, and Brady will be eligible for Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. Garoppolo will face the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills, which all feature capable defenses. He's nothing more than an injury replacement as a QB2 in fantasy. Brady falls to the bottom of the midrange at the position.

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


Patriots | Appeals court rejects Tom Brady

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:54:01 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had his request for a new hearing on his four-game suspension rejected by a federal appeals court Wednesday, July 13. Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case. Brady's remaining hope is to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fantasy Tip: There seems to be pessimism looming on Brady's status for the first four games. There is a chance that he could use measures to extend the ordeal to the 2017 season. If Brady misses the first four games, he'll slide down a couple of notches in the fantasy pecking order, but he'd still remain in the midrange of the position. Jimmy Garoppolo would be an injury-replacement option the first four weeks if the suspension stands.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer


Patriots | Danny Amendola feeling good

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:08:27 -0700

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) said he feels really good after undergoing two minor procedures this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Amendola's health has been an issue his whole career, which makes him untrustworthy in the fantasy realm. He's in low-end WR4 to high-end WR5 territory.

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


Patriots | Nate Washington has struggled

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:14:48 -0700

New England Patriots WR Nate Washington had trouble getting on the same page as QB Tom Brady during organized team activities. He's at risk of missing the final roster if he does not impress at training camp.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, even if Washington does make the team he'll be the No. 5 wide receiver at best. He can be avoided for the time being in fantasy drafts.

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


Patriots | Several Pats receivers on bubble

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:02:35 -0700

New England Patriots WRs Keshawn Martin, Aaron Dobson, Nate Washington and Chris Harper are all considered to be on the roster bubble by Paul Perillo of patriots.com. Perillo added that the mostly likely scenario is Martin, Dobson and Washington battling for one or two roster spots.

Fantasy Tip: Dobson and Martin probably have an edge for now, but none of them have much fantasy value as the Patriots' No. 5 wide receiver at best.

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


Patriots | Donald Brown embracing opportunity

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:13:08 -0700

New England Patriots RB Donald Brown led all running backs with 19 receptions in Patriots minicamp, and he is taking advantage of the opportunity to contribute in any way possible. His most likely path to a role is as the top backup to RB LeGarrette Blount. Brown is not considered a lock to make the team, according to Mark Daniels, of the Providence Journal. New England would carry a $300,000 salary cap charge if Brown is released.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran runner is known as a one-dimensional back and doesn't have the most natural hands, but injuries could provide him an opportunity. He has no fantasy value heading into draft season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Providence Journal - Mark Daniels


Patriots | Jonathan Cooper practiced at right guard

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:28:30 -0700

New England Patriots OG Jonathan Cooper lined up at right guard with the Patriots' first-team offense this offseason. Cooper said he's trying to improve mentally and is looking forward to a fresh start with a new team.

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Patriots | Clay Harbor will need to earn spot

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:34:58 -0700

New England Patriots TE Clay Harbor appears to be the leading candidate for the No. 3 tight end job because he received a $400,000 signing bonus, but he will still have to earn his spot on the 53-man roster.

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Patriots | D.J. Foster tweaked hamstring

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:43:29 -0700

New England Patriots WR D.J. Foster (hamstring) had limited opportunities at the end of minicamp after tweaking his hamstring.

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Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Bennett Martellus TE
Bentley V'Angelo CB
Biggers E.J. CB
Blount LeGarrette RB
Bolden Brandon RB
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
Brown Donald RB
Brown Malcom DL
Brown Tarell CB
Burns Devonta S
Butler Malcolm CB
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Carter DeAndre WR
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Collins Jamie LB
Cooper Jonathan C
Cox Derek CB
Derby A.J. TE
Develin James FB
Dobson Aaron WR
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fleming Cameron OT
Flowers Trey DL
Foster D.J. WR
Freeny Jonathan LB
Gaffney Tyler RB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gibson Brandon WR
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Green Justin CB
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Rob TE
Grugier-Hill Kamu LB
Hamilton Woodrow DL
Harbor Clay TE
Harmon Duron CB
Harper Chris WR
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hogan Chris WR
Humber Ramon LB
Iosefa Joey RB
Jackson Tre OG
Johnson Anthony DL
Johnson CJ LB
Johnson Rufus DL
Jones Cyrus CB
Jones Jonathan CB
Karras Ted OG
Kearse Frank DL
King Brandon CB
Kline Josh OG
Knighton Terrance DL
Kuhn Markus DL
LeBlanc Cre'Von CB
Lewis Dion RB
Long Chris DL
Lucien Devin WR
Lynch D.J. LB
Martin Keshawn WR
Mason Shaquille OG
McClellin Shea LB
McCourty Devin FS
Milton Keavon OT
Mitchell Malcolm WR
Ninkovich Rob DL
Orton Greg WR
Powell Shaquille RB
Richard Jamey OG
Richards Jordan SS
Roberts Elandon LB
Ryan Logan CB
Scheu Steven TE
Sheard Jabaal DE
Slater Matthew WR
Snyder Kevin LB
Solder Nate OT
Stork Bryan C
Thompson Cedric SS
Thuney Joe OG
Valentine Vincent DL
Vallone Scott DL
Vellano Joe DL
Vereen Brock FS
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Waddle LaAdrian OT
Washington Nate 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
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