Player News - Patriots

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Josh Gordon's "role is expanding weekly."

That was certainly the case against the Chiefs when Gordon played 63-of-78 snaps on his way to nine targets. He only managed five catches for 42 yards with that opportunity, but he is clearly trending in the correct direction. He will be an upside WR3 this week against the Bears.
Oct 16 - 11:29 AM

Josh Gordon played 63-of-78 snaps (81 percent) Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Only Julian Edelman played more snaps among the receivers, and Chris Hogan was in on just 47 plays. He also commanded a team-high nine targets. He only turned those looks into five catches for 42 yards, but this was a big step forward from a usage perspective. With his role growing, Gordon will finally worth considering as a starter this week against the Bears.
Oct 15 - 8:08 AM

Rob Gronkowski caught 3-of-4 passes for 97 yards in the Patriots' Week 6 win over the Chiefs.

Gronkowski was invisible for most of the game, getting held without a catch in the second half before a 42-yard catch and run with four minutes remaining. He came into Sunday night questionable with an ankle injury but looked healthy. It’s been a rocky year for Gronk, who hasn’t topped 100 yards or found the end-zone since Week 1. Gronk has a tough matchup with Chicago in Week 7.
Oct 15 - 12:01 AM

Chris Hogan caught four passes for 78 yards in Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Hogan was a non-factor before a 45-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. This ended up being one of his better games, but Hogan is no higher than the No. 4 pass-game option. Hogan shouldn’t be in Week 7 fantasy lineups.
Oct 14 - 11:58 PM

Julian Edelman caught 4-of-7 passes for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Chiefs.

It was a similar game to last week for Edelman, who had 57 yards in his debut. He got behind Kendall Fuller for a 17-yard touchdown but was quiet after that. Even with the addition of Josh Gordon, Edelman has remained Tom Brady’s most trusted target. He’s a low-end WR2 for Week 7 against Chicago.
Oct 14 - 11:57 PM

Josh Gordon caught 5-of-9 passes for 42 yards in the Patriots' Week 6 win over the Chiefs.

Gordon saw a season-high in snaps after being eased in the last two weeks. He missed a few plays with a shoulder injury in the first half but was cleared to return. Gordon's nine targets led the Patriots, so this is an encouraging game despite the middling stats. Gordon's role should continue to grow as he gets acclimated to OC Josh McDaniels' system.
Oct 14 - 11:56 PM

James White rushed six times for 39 yards and caught 5-of-7 passes for 53 yards in Week 6 against the Chiefs.

White's seven targets were behind only Josh Gordon (9). He benefitted from a run-heavy approach from the Patriots and had a larger role in the run game than normal. White was held out of the end-zone for the first time since Week 3, but he continues to have a bankable floor. He's and RB2/FLEX for Week 7 against Chicago.
Oct 14 - 11:46 PM

Sony Michel rushed 24 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Michel looked fully healthy despite being a game-time decision. The Patriots continued to feature him in an early-down role, giving him his largest workload of the year. Both of Michel’s touchdowns came on goal-line conversions, and he’s now scored in three straight games. Michel will remain a locked-in RB2 for Week 7.
Oct 14 - 11:42 PM

Tom Brady completed 24-of-35 passes for 340 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 6 win over the Chiefs.

This was a gritty one for Brady, who had just 113 yards at half. The Patriots went with a run-heavy attack early, but were forced to throw in a second-half boat race with the Chiefs. Brady made up for his lack of touchdowns with a rushing score in the fourth quarter. His only real mistake was a late third-quarter fumble, but he engineered a game-winning field goal drive for the win. Brady has looked much better over the last three weeks with an improved supporting cast. He'll get a matchup with Chicago in Week 7.
Oct 14 - 11:38 PM

Sony Michel (knee) is active for Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Josh Gordon (hamstring), Rob Gronkowski (ankle) and Chris Hogan (thigh) are also active. There wasn't much doubt over any of them. Michel has 100 total yards the last two weeks and is a locked-in RB2. The Patriots inactives are DT Malcom Brown, CB J.C. Jackson, DE Keionta Davis, DE Geneo Grissom, OT Cole Croston, OL Ted Karras, and OLB John Simon.
Oct 14 - 7:06 PM

Sony Michel (questionable, knee) is expected to play Week 6 against the Chiefs.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hedged by calling him a "game-time decision," though the expectation is that Michel will play along with teammates Josh Gordon (hamstring), Rob Gronkowski (ankle) and Chris Hogan (thigh), who are also listed as questionable. The rookie has topped 100 yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games while settling in as a weekly starter in fantasy. Despite losing passing-down reps to James White, Michel remains a solid RB2 in all formats.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 9:26 AM

Chris Hogan (questionable, thigh) is expected to play Week 6 against the Chiefs.

He showed up on the injury report with a thigh issue this week, though there's never been much concern about his status for Sunday night's game. Hogan has mostly been invisible this year, managing just 11 catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns across five games. With Josh Gordon's workload on the rise and Julian Edelman back from suspension, Hogan can probably be abandoned in most fantasy formats.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 9:21 AM

Rob Gronkowski (questionable, ankle) is expected to play Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Gronkowski was limited at practice throughout the week, though there's never been any doubt about his status for Sunday night's showdown against the undefeated Chiefs. This should be a smash spot for Gronk, especially with stud safety Eric Berry (doubtful, heel) on the shelf. He's our top-ranked tight end for Week 6.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 9:20 AM

Josh Gordon (questionable, hamstring) is expected to play Week 6 against the Chiefs.

As he has the past two weeks, Gordon will continue to play through his hamstring injury. Gordon has an inviting matchup against a sluggish Chiefs secondary but with so many mouths to feed in Foxboro, he's best viewed as a borderline WR3 for fantasy purposes.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 9:19 AM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is questionable for Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Gronkowski played through his ankle injury last week and got in limited practice. He had a few extra days to get healthy with the Patriots coming off a Thursday night game. Gronkowski is our top tight end play for Week 6.
Oct 12 - 6:05 PM


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