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Aaron Dobson | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Marshall
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Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for Week 7 against the Jets.
Brian Tyms is active. Dobson is as deep in coach Bill Belichick's doghouse as a player can get. Also inactive for the Patriots are RB James White, S Nate Ebner, C Bryan Stork, OG Dan Connolly, CB Malcolm Butler and OT Cameron Fleming. Oct 16 - 7:01 PM

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Aaron Dobson managed one catch for 16 yards in Week 5 against the Bengals.

Dobson was active for the first time in two weeks. He played in three-wide sets when Danny Amendola exited with an injury in the first half, but his only catch didn't come until late in the fourth quarter. Dobson isn't a lock to be active next week with Brian Tyms expected to return.
Oct 6 - 1:31 AM

Aaron Dobson is active for Week 5 against the Bengals.

The Patriots waived Kenbrell Thompkins on Saturday. It's Dobson's first time being active since Week 2. His role is up in the air, but Dobson figures to see time at X-receiver with Brandon LaFell.
Oct 5 - 7:13 PM

Coach Bill Belichick strongly denied a report that Aaron Dobson "mouthed off" to OC Josh McDaniels, leading to Dobson being inactive the past two weeks.

"In my year and a half with Aaron Dobson, he has always been respectful to me and to the rest of the coaching staff," Belichick said. "He has never once been argumentative or confrontational. The suggestion and reporting that his playing time was in any way the result of a ‘loud disagreement’ with a coach is completely false." Belichick says Dobson has been a healthy scratch because of "football" reasons. The Patriots desperately need his field-stretching ability on the outside. But it remains to be seen if he'll play Sunday against the Bengals.
Oct 3 - 12:48 PM

Coach Bill Belichick says Aaron Dobson has been a healthy inactive the past two weeks because of "football" reasons.

This situation has become weird. Earlier in the week, it was reported that Dobson "mouthed off" to OC Josh McDaniels, and that was the reason he's been scratched the past two games. Asked if there was a confrontation, Belichick responded, "No, and I'll have a comment on that later." Expect another update on Dobson at some point this weekend. He's merely a stash in 12-team leagues.
Oct 3 - 9:27 AM

A source told the Boston Globe that Aaron Dobson was deactivated in Weeks 3 and 4 because he "mouthed off" to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

"Mouthing off" to Belichick wannabe McDaniels apparently costs you two full games, despite the Patriots' glaring needs at perimeter wide receiver. 23 years old, big, and fast, Dobson would give New England an offensive element it sorely lacks, but it sounds like McDaniels is putting his ego before the team. Dobson's status going forward is unclear. He's just a WR5 stash in 12-team leagues.
Oct 1 - 8:46 PM

Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are both healthy inactives for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Chiefs.

That's back-to-back weeks for Dobson being a scratch. The Patriots will roll with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell as their top three receivers. Also inactive for Week 4 are OL Josh Kline, OL Jordan Devey, DL Zach Moore, DL Casey Walker, and CB Alfonzo Dennard.
Sep 29 - 7:08 PM

Bill Belichick declined to specifically reveal why Aaron Dobson was a healthy scratch in Week 3.

The blatantly ineffective duo of Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell both dressed against the Raiders. Belichick can claim gameplan and special teams considerations all he wants, but it's clear that Dobson isn't progressing as the team would like this season. There's no way to know if he'll be active against the Chiefs on Monday night.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sep 25 - 8:52 AM

Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Raiders.

It's one of Bill Belichick's surprises as Dobson was thought to be ascending toward the every-down "X" role. Instead, ineffective Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell are active. Dobson is now a drop candidate in 10- and 12-team leagues. Meanwhile, Julian Edelman (back), Shane Vereen (shoulder), and Rob Gronkowski (knee) are active for the Patriots, as expected. James White is a healthy scratch.
Sep 21 - 11:52 AM

Aaron Dobson caught one pass for 13 yards in his season debut against the Vikings Week 2.

Dobson was targeted twice, and drew a pass interference call in the second quarter. With Tom Brady only throwing 22 times, there were not enough passes to go around. Despite the meager stat line, Dobson started the game and was clearly the No. 2 wide receiver on the depth chart. He is not in the starting conversation yet, but Dobson has a ton of upside as the starting "X" receiver in New England. He needs to be owned in most 12-team leagues.
Sep 14 - 4:29 PM

Aaron Dobson is active for the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Vikings.

With Kenbrell Thompkins inactive, Dobson gets a chance to cement himself as the starting "X" receiver in New England. He has the most upside of any of the Patriots' outside receivers, but should be left on fantasy benches until his role in the offense becomes clearer.
Sep 14 - 12:01 PM

The Boston Globe's Erik Frenz believes Aaron Dobson will be a part of the Patriots' offense "sooner than later."

Dobson was a healthy scratch Week 1 after missing most of the offseason program with a foot injury. After Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell combined to catch 5 of 16 targets against the Dolphins, it would be a surprise if Dobson was once again inactive Week 2. Dobson has the most upside of all the Patriots "X" receivers, and is still worth a stash in deeper leagues.
Sep 13 - 11:15 AM

Aaron Dobson wasn't surprised that he was a healthy scratch for Week 1.

"I missed a lot of the offseason, a lot of the preseason, and only played the last preseason game," Dobson said. Dobson added that he's now back to 100 percent. "I’m feeling good out there, I feel like I'm back up to speed." We'd be surprised if Dobson was again scratched for Week 2 after Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell combined for an inefficient Week 1. Dobson still has plenty of time to come into value in 12-team leagues.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sep 11 - 4:24 PM

Aaron Dobson is not listed on the Week 2 injury report.

Dobson may still be working his way back into shape and getting his timing right as he comes off a foot injury that cost him virtually the entire offseason, but he's officially healthy. Note that Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell totaled five catches for 37 yards and no touchdowns on their 16 combined targets in Week 1. Dobson's time as the starting "X" is coming, we're just not sure exactly when.
Sep 11 - 8:19 AM

Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for Week 1.

Dobson is technically a healthy scratch since he was absent from this week's injury report, but we'd imagine he's still having issues with his surgically-repaired foot. Kenbrell Thompkins should handle "X" duties in Miami. Dobson is worth a stash in 12-14 team leagues if you can spare the roster spot.
Sep 7 - 11:40 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Jonas Gray
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
GLB1Shane Vereen
2Jonas Gray
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski