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The New England Patriots head into their Week 4 bye tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 13.
An eight sack performance in Week 2 at Buffalo boosted New England's sack total, but they have registered multiple sacks in their other two games as well. The Patriots defense is also tied for third in the NFL with five interceptions through three games. A Week 5 trip to Dallas to face Brandon Weeden and the Cowboys is up for New England after the bye, where the Patriots D/ST will look to continue their opportunistic ways. Oct 2 - 11:03 PM

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The New England defense is first in the NFL in the sack department, recording 11 sacks through two games.

The early-season success of the New England pass rush sets up well for the Patriots in Week 3 with the Jacksonville Jaguars visiting Gillette Stadium. The Jaguars were the most sacked NFL team in 2014 and allowed five sacks in their season opener before surprisingly keeping Blake Bortles clean in Week 2. New England will be looking to jump out to an early lead in this one and unleash their pass rush on Bortles and Jacksonville offense, which will lead to solid results for owners of the New England D/ST. The Patriots defense is a locked-in top Week 3 option in fantasy leagues.
Sep 26 - 2:49 AM

The Boston Globe listed "limiting the Buffalo rushing offense" as a key to success for the New England defense.

This will be the case more often than not when facing a Rex Ryan-led team, but it holds true this week as New England travels to Buffalo. The Globe offered this thought on the Patriots' run defense, "In their opener, the Patriots’ 'bend don’t break' defense looked as willowy as ever while Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams shredded them. The Patriots should be terrified of the creative ways Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman highlights his runners’ strengths." The New England D/ST is a borderline starting unit in fantasy leagues this week.
Sep 20 - 1:42 AM

The New England defense sacked Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger three times in the NFL season opener.

The Patriots D/ST also recorded one interception, but coughed up 464 total yards to the Steelers offense. DeAngelo Williams and Antonio Brown did most of the damage, combining for 265 total yards on the evening. New England will get a much easier matchup in Week 2 against Tyrod Taylor and the Buffalo Bills.
Sep 11 - 3:39 AM

The Boston Globe notes the absence of Tarell Brown from New England's final preseason game as evidence that he may be starting at cornerback opposite Malcolm Butler.

The Patriots have plenty of options at cornerback, but are attempting to narrow down their competition as the regular season is just days away. Brown should get the first crack at starting for the Patriots after an offseason of departures in the New England secondary. The New England D/ST is a fine option in fantasy leagues this season but gets a tough Week 1 matchup against Pittsburgh.
Sep 5 - 5:24 PM

The Patriots defense held the Carolina Panthers offense to just 129 yards of total offense on Saturday.

The New England defense also allowed Carolina to convert just three of nine third-down attempts in the game. The Boston Globe noted the defense of the Patriots as one of their five post-game takeaways and the performance is encouraging for fantasy owners who are eyeballing the New England D/ST as the ninth defense selected in drafts.
Aug 30 - 2:10 AM

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QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
WR11Julian Edelman
2Matt Slater
WR21Danny Amendola
2Aaron Dobson
3Brandon LaFell
WR31Aaron Dobson
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
LG1Josh Kline
2Shaq Mason
C1David Andrews
2Ryan Wendell
RG1Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski