Aaron Dobson

Aaron Dobson

New England Patriots

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By John Aubin, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, Aug 4th 12:43pm EDT

The Aaron Dobson the Patriots coveted in the second round of the 2014 draft broke out at practice yesterday. On the first pass of team drills, Dobson out jumped corner back Malcolm Butler to corral a deep pass from Tom Brady down the right sideline. The pass was destined to be intercepted, but Dobson validated Brady’s trust to win the play on the 50-50 ball. It was, without question, the wide receiver’s most influential play of training camp. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Dobson came into his sophomore season last year with much hype and was a sleeper pick in many fantasy drafts. But Dobson struggled with injuries and only had three catches in five games. This camp is important for Dobson to reestablish himself with the Patriots. Dobson is not currently on the radar in fantasy leagues but could work his way back into a role that could make him relevant again.


By John Aubin, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, May 5th 9:23am EDT

Is it possible that one of the biggest winners from the Patriots' draft weekend is third-year receiver Aaron Dobson? This marks the second straight year that the Patriots have passed on drafting a receiver, despite both classes being viewed as talented and deep as any in recent memory. The Patriots have the top of their receiver depth chart locked in with Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, and they'd obviously love Dobson (4 games played in 2014) to join that mix, play with urgency, and realize the potential they saw in making him a second-round pick in 2013 (59th overall). (Source: ESPN Boston)

Fantasy Impact: This will be a big offseason for Aaron Dobson as this could be his last chance to make an impact in the NFL. With the Patriots passing over top WRs in the draft and focusing on defense this gives Dobson a chance to move up the depth chart and be the number four receiver for New England.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 8:02pm EDT

Patriot's wide receiever Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for the team's Week 4 outing against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second week in a row Dobson won't be playing. The Patriot's simply have too many other options at wide-out. Unless things drastically change, Dobson is droppable.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 4:03pm EDT

Patriot's wide receiver Aaron Dobson was a healthy scratch for the team's Week 3 win against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: It had looked like Dobson was in line to become the Pat's lead "X" receiver, but Bill Belichick seems to have other plans. Dobson is worth keeping an eye on, but holds no fantasy value for the time being.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 3:25pm EDT

Patriot's WR Aaron Dobson hauled in 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in his first appearance of the season.

Fantasy Impact: On a day where the Patriot's defense took control of the game with 4 interceptions and a blocked field goal for a touchdown, there were not a lot of opportunities for offensive production. Dobson has a lot of upside as the Patriot's go to "X" receiver, and is worth stashing.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:53pm EDT

Aaron Dobson was absent from the injury report, and was not active for the Patriots' Week 1 game against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: Although Dobson didn't appear on the injury report, it's likely he was still having some problems with his foot. When Dobson plays, he has upside as the Patriots' most talented "X" receiver.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Aug 30th 4:11pm EDT

Patriot's WR Aaron Dobson said he fells "like everything is coming" after hauling in three passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in his first appearance since returning from foot surgery. He added that it "feels real good to be out there with my teammates." (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Dobson looked great, and demonstrated his deep-play ability. He'll likely begin the season battling Kenbrell Thomkins and Brandon LaFell for work, but his talents should separate him soon. He has late-round flier value.


By John Aubin, Patriots Correspondent, Fri, Aug 29th 12:08am EDT

Tonight was Aaron Dobson's first game action of the preseason, and he delivered exactly what the Patriots need: a big-bodied, physical receiver who can stretch the defense vertically. Dobson did not appear to have any issues pushing off his previously injured left foot, and finished with three catches for 57 yards with a 33-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. The touchdown catch was spectacular, with Dobson getting away from a hold by the receiver while making a leaping, falling reception into the end zone. It wasn't a perfect outing for Dobson, but no one expected it to be. He looked a little rusty while running an in-breaking route on an incomplete pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at 7:58 in the first quarter, but tonight was a great first step for Dobson. (Source: Boston.com)

Fantasy Impact: The biggest question about Aaron Dobson this preseason was his health. Dobson alleviated those fears tonight with a strong game. The Patriots need him in the lineup for his playmaking abilities and he should see a fair amount of targets as the team uses him to stretch the field. If you are looking for a late round flyer on a wide receiver with upside, Dobson is worth a look.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Thu, Aug 28th 4:46pm EDT

Patriot's WR Aaron Dobson, who is recovering from left foot surgery, is set to make his first preseason appearance in Thursday's game against the Giants. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Dobson is healthy and ready to battle Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell for the Patriot's "deep threat" role. Dobson's talent should set him apart soon, and his #202 ADP could end up being a steal.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:22am EDT

Aaron Dobson is listed as inactive for the Patriot's third preseason game Friday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Dobson is continuing to recover from March foot surgery, but has been practicing with the team for the last two weeks. He should be the Pat's go-to deep threat this year if he can get healthy.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 7:21pm EDT

WR Aaron Dobson (foot) suited up and practiced with his teammates on Monday for about an hour, before retreating to the back practice fields. (Source: Christopher Price on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not much, but Dobson continues to inch towards a full return following March 10 stress fracture surgery in his left foot. If Dobson can get healthy, he has a great shot at being the Patriot's primary deep threat this season.


By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:27pm EDT

Dobson will begin camp on the active/PUP list while he rehabs from foot surgery in March. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dobson sustained the injury in a Week 12 win against the Denver Broncos in 2013, and had previously been optimistic about starting camp healthy. His stay on the PUP list will likely be a short one, and if Dobson has the time to develop chemistry with Tom Brady during the spring, he'll have a great opportunity to emerge as the leading deep threat in New England.


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