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Brandon LaFell (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

LaFell has started the last three games despite his shoulder issue. He's Rotoworld's No. 31 receiver play for Week 17.
Dec 26 - 5:44 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Edelman was limited in practice throughout the week. He needs just 28 yards to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but is still in the final stage of the concussion protocol. Edelman would be a risky DFS play with the Patriots having already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Dec 26 - 5:30 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Vereen's status isn't in doubt, but his workload is up in the air in a game where the Patriots may rest their starters. LeGarrette Blount is questionable and Jonas Gray has been ruled out, so Vereen could lead the Patriots in carries this week.
Dec 26 - 5:16 PM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Blount was held out last week despite practicing on a limited basis. He could see limited snaps even if active. With Jonas Gray ruled out, Brandon Bolden and James White are candidates for expanded roles.
Dec 26 - 5:02 PM

Jonas Gray (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Gray didn't practice all week due to his ankle injury. The Patriots will get him extended rest before the playoffs. LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) are listed as questionable against Buffalo.
Dec 26 - 4:56 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss thinks James White could be the team's pass-catching back in 2015.

With Shane Vereen scheduled to become a free agent in March, White could make the leap in 2015. The 130th pick in May's draft was standout in OTAs and minicamp, but couldn't put it together in the preseason and has played just 27 offensive snaps as a rookie. The Patriots are still high on White. He's a player to target in Dynasty leagues with his value at the lowest it's been.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 26 - 12:02 PM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests the Patriots may not play their starters the whole game during Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills.

The Patriots clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed when the Broncos lost to the Bengals on Monday night. Reiss suspects the Patriots could view this game "similar to a fourth preseason contest when the third preseason game doesn't go as well as planned." That could mean trying to "develop some momentum" on offense and if that happens, pulling guys like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for the second half. Of course, Bill Belichick has been known to keep his foot on the gas in tons of low-priority situations, so no one knows for sure what will happen. But there's certainly risk in using any Patriots this week.
Source: ESPN Boston
Dec 25 - 10:09 AM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) practiced Wednesday.

Blount also practiced all of last week, but was ruled out on Saturday. We'll consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, especially with the Patriots already having clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Dec 24 - 12:40 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is practicing Wednesday.

Edelman also practiced throughout last week, but could not clear the final part of the concussion protocol. Danny Amendola stepped up against the Jets with a 8-63-0 line on 11 targets. Edelman figures to be cleared for Week 17, although he's a risky play as the Patriots have already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Dec 24 - 12:38 PM

Rob Gronkowski played on every offensive snap in Week 16, the first time he's done that this season.

It puts a bow on a remarkable rehab off Gronk's ACL and MCL reconstruction 12 months ago. Proving more beast than human, he's played in every single game this season and has posted an 82-1,124-12 line. Gronkowski is fantasy's No. 1 scoring tight end by a whopping margin over No. 2 Antonio Gates and No. 3 Jimmy Graham. His status for Week 17 could depend on the result of Monday Night Football. If the Bengals can upset the Broncos, the Patriots clinch the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Source: ESPN Boston
Dec 22 - 10:03 AM

Danny Amendola caught 8-of-11 targets for 63 yards in New England's Week 16 win over the Jets.

Filling in for Julian Edelman (concussion), both the catches and yards were easily Amendola's most of the season. The Pats have to be pleased they can plug and play Amendola in Edelman's absence, but he'll be off the DFS radar if Edelman is ready for Week 17.
Dec 21 - 7:10 PM

Brandon Bolden rushed five times for 32 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

With LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) sidelined, the Pats went with a three-man committee of Bolden, Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen. Bolden rotated "big back" duties with Gray, out-gaining him 32-5, but it was Gray who got the Pats' lone rushing score. Expect similar usage in Week 17 if Blount sits against the Bills.
Dec 21 - 6:00 PM

Jonas Gray rushed six times for five yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

With LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) sidelined, Gray rotated "big back" carries with Brandon Bolden. Bolden out-gained Gray 32-5 on one fewer touch, but it was Gray who earned New England's random touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter. With New England's backfield as muddled as ever, Gray will be a risky DFS play in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 5:55 PM

Tim Wright caught his lone target for 12 yards in New England's Week 16 win over the Jets.

Wright now has two catches for 24 yards over his past four games.
Dec 21 - 5:54 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 6-of-10 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

Gronk is now up to 82/1,124/12 on the season. With one game to go, all three totals are the second best of his five-year career. It's a remarkable achievement for a player who tore his ACL last December.
Dec 21 - 4:57 PM


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