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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 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

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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

Aaron Dobson caught 3-of-9 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' preseason finale Thursday night.

The efficiency wasn't there, but Dobson's playmaking ability flashed, highlighted by a 33-yard touchdown catch delivered by rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Behind Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Shane Vereen, Dobson is arguably the highest ceiling skill-position player on New England's roster. We suspect he'll open the season sharing time with Kenbrell Thompkins at "X" receiver, before overtaking Thompkins eventually, assuming Dobson can sustain health.
Aug 28 - 10:49 PM

Aaron Dobson (foot) is expected to make his preseason debut in Thursday's game against the Giants.

Dobson's recovery from his left foot surgery finally appears complete. Now he can begin a quest to regain the starting outside receiver job he held last year before these foot woes shut him down. Eventually, we'd expect Dobson to pass up Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell, giving him plenty of stash appeal. In the six games Dobson played at least 50 snaps last year, he averaged 4.5 catches for 60.8 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Aug 28 - 10:25 AM

Aaron Dobson is inactive for the Patriots' third preseason game.

Dobson has been practicing the last two weeks, but still isn't healthy enough to play. Kenbrell Thompkins will continue to run as the starting X receiver.
Aug 22 - 7:17 PM

Aaron Dobson's locker has been moved next to Tom Brady's.

Perhaps it's nothing, but it reminds of the 2007 season when new Patriot Randy Moss was given a locker next to Brady. Dobson, finally back at practice following foot surgery, is ideally the guy that will emerge on the outside. Although Kenbrell Thompkins has been the first-string "X" throughout the preseason, he was passed up by Dobson midway through last season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 18 - 8:50 AM

Aaron Dobson (foot) was inactive for New England's second preseason game.

Dobson returned to practice this week after opening camp on active/PUP and has yet to participate in team drills. Rob Gronkowski was also inactive, as expected.
Aug 15 - 8:20 PM

Aaron Dobson (foot) will miss the Patriots' second preseason game.

As will Rob Gronkowski (knee). Neither has been cleared for contact yet, and it's possible neither will play in a preseason game this year, although of the two Dobson would seem to have a better shot. An eighth- and ninth-round fantasy pick early in the process, Dobson's ADP has plummeted to the 13th round.
Aug 15 - 3:28 PM

Patriots activated WR Aaron Dobson (foot) from the active/PUP list.

The move was officially made on Monday, when Dobson got in 45-60 minutes of practice before heading to a side field to rehab. According to's Zuri Berry, Dobson "isn't sure" when he'll be cleared for contact. Either way, coming off the PUP list is a major step in the right direction. The Patriots' presumptive "X" receiver, Dobson is shaping up as a boom-or-bust WR3.
Aug 12 - 4:52 PM

Aaron Dobson (foot) retreated to a back field after spending the first 45-60 minutes of Monday's practice with his teammates.

Dobson still isn't ready for practice prime time, but it's a step in the right direction. This being the Patriots, we've learned almost nothing about Dobson's status through three weeks of camp, but he's definitely inching toward a return. In a best-case scenario, he'd get run in the Pats' third preseason game.
Aug 11 - 3:42 PM

Aaron Dobson (foot) was suited up as the Patriots began practice Monday.

The Patriots are practicing in shorts and shells three days after their preseason opener. It's unclear if Dobson has been removed from the active/PUP list yet, but this is the first sign that he's making strides in his recovery.
Aug 11 - 2:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Stevan Ridley
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1Stevan Ridley
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski