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Mike Gillislee | Running Back | #35

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 219
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (164) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Patriots declared RB Mike Gillislee, RT Marcus Cannon, DE Trey Flowers, OLB Kyle Van Noy, S Brandon King, LB David Harris, and OL Cole Croston inactive for Week 14 against the Dolphins.
Gillislee was listed questionable with an illness but has long been out of the plans. Dec 11 - 7:10 PM

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Mike Gillislee (illness) is questionable for Week 14 against Miami.

He missed Saturday's practice, putting his status up in the air. Gillislee has been inactive the last three weeks, but should be healthy enough to play on Monday night.
Source: ESPN Boston
Dec 9 - 4:23 PM

Mike Gillislee is a healthy scratch for Week 12 against the Dolphins.

The rest of New England's Week 12 inactives are TE Martellus Bennett, ST Matt Slater, OT Marcus Cannon, WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, and CB Eric Rowe.
Nov 26 - 11:36 AM

Patriots declared Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 11 against the Raiders.

He is a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. Gillislee sitting leaves Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis, and James White to handle the backfield work. Burkhead and Lewis are the best fantasy bets of that trio. Chris Hogan (shoulder), RT Marcus Cannon (ankle), ST Matthew Slater (hamstring), C David Andrews (illness), CB Eric Rowe (groin), and DL Malcom Brown (ankle) are also inactive.
Nov 19 - 3:08 PM

Patriots declared RB Mike Gillislee, DT Malcom Brown, OT Marcus Cannon, OL Cole Croston, WR Chris Hogan, DE Cassius Marsh and CB Eric Rowe inactive for Week 10 against the Broncos.

Gillislee began the year as New England's lead back but has since slipped to fourth on the team's running back depth chart behind Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead. He no longer carries any fantasy weight and may end up being a healthy scratch for the foreseeable future. Danny Amendola (knee), Stephon Gilmore (ankle, concussion) and Martellus Bennett (shoulder) are all active for the Pats.
Nov 12 - 7:03 PM

Mike Gillislee carried 11 times for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 8 victory over the Chargers.

Gillislee was a non-factor once again, only stacking opportunity as the Patriots ran down clock in the 4th Quarter. With the Patriots deploying a four-back committee weekly that Gillislee is on the bottom of, he's nothing more than a touchdown-dependent option weekly for rosters brave enough to start him.
Oct 29 - 5:47 PM

Mike Gillislee had eight carries for 31 yards in Week 7 against the Falcons.

Gillislee remained behind Dion Lewis and James White, and saw the same amount of snaps as Rex Burkhead. The Patriots had a four-back committee, with Gillislee getting most of his touches late in the game. Gillislee had a chance to score in the second half, but couldn’t convert his only goal-line carry. He isn't more than a touchdown-dependent RB3 for Week 8
Oct 22 - 11:49 PM

Mike Gillislee played a season-low 13 snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Dion Lewis got the start and out-snapped Gillislee 29-13. Pass-catcher James White also saw 29 snaps in the victory. Gillislee was benched for a span of 34 snaps after committing a fumble in Jets territory late in the first quarter. He's averaged just 44 yards during his four-game touchdown drought and has yet to catch a pass this season. Gillislee will be a touchdown-or-bust RB3 against Atlanta in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 9:33 AM

Mike Gillislee delivered 44 yards on 10 carries Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the Jets.

As usual, he was not targeted in the passing game. Gillislee committed an ugly fumble in New York territory late in the first quarter and didn’t resurface until the second half. Dion Lewis handled early-down work during his benching and punched in a goal-line touchdown that surely would have belonged to Gillislee had he not been glued to the sideline. Gillislee began his Patriots tenure with four touchdowns in his first two games but hasn’t scored since then. He’ll try to end that drought next week against the Falcons.
Oct 15 - 5:56 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed 12 times for 52 yards in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Bucs.

For the third game in a row, Gillislee had 12 scoreless carries. Dion Lewis actually out-rushed Gillislee 53-52 on five fewer totes. The closest thing Gillislee got to a goal-line carry came from the Bucs' six in the second quarter. Gillislee scored four combined touchdowns in Weeks 1 and 2 and zero since. That's an anomaly, but underscores how touchdown reliant Gillislee's fantasy value is.
Oct 6 - 12:11 AM

Mike Gillislee rushed 12 times for 49 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Panthers.

Gillislee had a carry from the Panthers' one-yard line in the fourth quarter, but couldn't convert. He also surprisingly ceded three carries inside the Panthers' eight-yard line to Dion Lewis, who converted one. Gillislee has one touchdown in three games since Week 1, and has yet to be targeted in the passing game. He's settling in as a boom-or-bust, low-end RB2.
Oct 1 - 5:24 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed 12 times for 31 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Texans.

While he found the end zone the first two weeks, this is the downside of a touchdown-dependent option like Gillislee, although there likely will not be many games in which the Patriots score 36 and Gillislee does not get a piece of the action. He will be a risk-reward RB2 next week against the Panthers.
Sep 24 - 5:24 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed 18 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Saints.

Rex Burkhead and James White were more involved early, but Gillislee has a clear role as the goal-line back and closer. The former got him one touchdown -- a second was called back on a penalty -- while the latter netted him 11 carries in the second half. With the Patriots likely to score a lot of points and be in good game script situations all season, Gillislee should be a relatively safe fantasy option despite his limited role. He will be a solid RB2 next week against the Texans.
Sep 17 - 4:31 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed 15 times for 45 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Rex Burkhead got the start, and Gillislee was the third back into the game after Burkhead and James White. After that scare, he gave fantasy owners what they came for, cashing in two-, two- and one-yard scores. Before his first score, Gillislee had a TD called back by penalty. It wasn't all roses, as Gillislee was twice stopped on 4th-and-shorts in Chiefs territory. He wasn't targeted in the passing game. There should be plenty of drives to finish against the Saints in Week 2, making Gillislee a high-floor RB2, just like 2016 LeGarrette Blount.
Sep 8 - 12:33 AM

Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis are all active for the Patriots' Thursday night opener against the Chiefs.

No shenanigans. There's no way of knowing how coach Bill Belichick might manage such an unwieldy rotation, but we'll still consider Gillislee the favorite for work on early downs. White should see plenty of targets as the Patriots adjust to life without Julian Edelman. Burkhead could do a little bit of everything.
Sep 7 - 7:14 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Dion Lewis
2Rex Burkhead
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1Rex Burkhead
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Kenny Britt
4Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Cole Croston
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski