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Aaron Dobson | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (59) / NE
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Patriots placed WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.
His roster spot was taken by special teamer/S Dewey McDonald. Dobson, 24, has been a colossal disappointment since the Patriots made him the 59th overall pick in the 2013 draft. He posted a seemingly promising 37-519-4 receiving line as a rookie, but has 16 catches in two seasons since. Although Dobson is under contract with the Pats in 2016, he will have to earn back his roster spot. Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:35:00 PM

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The Boston Herald reports Aaron Dobson suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 11 against the Bills.

Dobson will not play against the Broncos this week, and it is likely he will miss multiple games. With Dobson sidelined, Keshawn Martin (hamstring) still on the mend and Danny Amendola (knee) questionable, Tom Brady may be forced to rely on Chris Harper or special teamer Matthew Slater on the outside against Denver. Needless to say, that would be less than ideal.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 09:15:00 AM

CSN New England reports Aaron Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss "at least" Week 12.

It sounds like Dobson is staring at (another) multi-week absence. Even with their situation dire at receiver, the Pats could cut their losses and place Dobson on injured reserve.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Aaron Dobson's (ankle) X-rays came back negative, but the Patriots are awaiting MRI results.

Dobson's ever-troublesome health has taken on increased importance with Danny Amendola (knee) banged up. Dobson needed help getting off the field on Monday evening. He's highly doubtful for Week 12.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Aaron Dobson exited Week 11 against the Bills with an ankle injury.

Dobson made an impressive 17-yard catch and, of course, was injured at the end of it. He couldn't put any weight on his leg and had to be carted to the locker room. Dobson's career has been an injury-ravaged nightmare.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Aaron Dobson was added to the injury report Monday with a back issue.

He is officially questionable for Monday night, but late additions are never good news. Dobson should share time with Keshawn Martin (hamstring, questionable) as the No. 3 receiver if both are active.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 01:06:00 PM

The Boston Herald says Aaron Dobson "should see an uptick in playing time" with Julian Edelman (foot) sidelined.

Dobson has proven himself to be unreliable, but he was targeted four times after Edelman exited last week, all on the game-winning drive. Dobson also had his best game of this season Week 2 against Buffalo, but Brandon LaFell should play Dobson's role from that game this week. Dobson, Keshawn Martin and Chris Harper will likely get mentioned as possible contributors over the next couple weeks, but they are all unlikely to become fantasy relevant.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for Week 5 against the Cowboys.

Dobson has had an up-and-down role thus far this season. Today's healthy scratch is an indication he'll be completely phased out upon Brandon LaFell's return. Also inactive for the Patriots are DT Khyri Thornton, DE Trey Flowers, DL Rufus Johnson, C Ryan Wendell, S Tavon Wilson and LB Jon Bostic.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Aaron Dobson caught 1-of-3 targets for five yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

A week after catching seven balls for 87 yards, Dobson was again an afterthought in the Patriots' offense. He dropped what would have been a 50-plus yard pickup, but was able to draw a defensive pass interference penalty on the play as his lone contribution. With the Patriots smashing the Jaguars, Dobson rotated snaps late in the game with Keshawn Martin and other backups.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson played 70-of-86 offensive snaps Week 2 against the Bills.

He hauled in 7-of-8 targets for 87 yards on a day the Patriots threw the ball 59 times. It was a great performance for the much-maligned receiver, but expectations need to be tempered. Dobson's eight targets were still just fourth most on the team, and we have seen Dobson float in and out of competency throughout his career. He is worth an add in deeper leagues, but he is not a starting option next week against the Jaguars.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 07:59:00 AM

Aaron Dobson secured seven catches for 87 yards in the Patriots’ Week 2 victory over the Bills.

Dobson was a no-show in Week 1 (one catch, nine yards) but took on a much larger role this week as the Patriots decided to conquer Buffalo with a barrage of passes. We wouldn’t expect a repeat performance next week against the Jaguars.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Aaron Dobson caught 1-of-1 targets for nine yards in New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers.

Dobson actually played a decent amount of snaps, but was uninvolved as Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman hogged targets. The Pats' receiver corps is thin, but it doesn't look like Dobson is on tap for a meaningful role.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 12:36:00 AM

Aaron Dobson is on the Patriots initial 53-man roster.

Dobson missed a lot of training camp with a hamstring injury, and he was a disaster when on the field. With Brandon LaFell (foot) on the reserve/PUP list, however, the Patriots could not afford to cut ties with Dobson. Despite another terrible preseason, Dobson still could have a role.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Aaron Dobson reeled in four catches for 56 yards in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Giants.

His biggest play came on a 24-yard slant in the second quarter. The third-year wideout has home run potential and can really stretch the field, but injuries and inconsistency have held him back. Dobson should have no trouble securing a roster spot, but it’s unlikely he’ll play enough to warrant fantasy consideration.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:43:00 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes Aaron Dobson "might have been playing for a job" on Friday night.

If that is the case, Dobson's night could not have gone much worse. He was out-muscled by Peanut Tillman on a 50-50 ball the defender eventually came down with, and he did not come back to the ball on Tom Brady's second interception of the night. With injuries mounting, it would be surprising if the Patriots gave up on the 2013 second-round pick this season, but it is certainly not outside the realm of possibilities.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:15:00 AM

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