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George Kittle (TE - SF)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on George Kittle (TE - SF)
There are reports that Kittle might try to make it back this week, though that seems foolish with the 49ers mathematically eliminated, but it's something we'll pay attention to as the week goes on. If Kittle does somehow suit up, he'd definitely be in the TE1 conversation, though there's certainly risk with his health and the matchup.
Jakobi Meyers (WR - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Jakobi Meyers (WR - NE)
Despite Newton throwing for just 209 yards in last week's game, Meyers was able to pop back up on the fantasy radar with seven catches for 111 yards. He's still yet to score a touchdown on the season, but he has seen 27 targets over the last four games, which brings him into consideration for those who are desperate at the wide receiver position. The Bills haven't been the shutdown defense that some thought they were going to be in 2020, but they've been good against wide receivers for the most part. Of the production they've allowed to skill-position players, wide receivers have accounted for just 46.1 percent of it, which is the second-lowest mark in the league.
Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
With John Brown out of the lineup, Beasley has enjoyed double digit targets in each of the last three games. He's also topped 100 yards in three of his last five games, something that we aren't really used to with the slot receiver. Can he continue his hot streak in Week 16? The last time these two teams met, Beasley finished with a season-low two catches for 24 yards. The Patriots slot cornerback is Jonathan Jones, and he's been targeted every 4.5 snaps in coverage, which is more often than any other cornerback in the league.
John Brown (WR - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on John Brown (WR - BUF)
He was practicing for much of last week, leading many to believe he'd play, but the Bills ultimately chose to keep him sidelined for another game. Given he'll have another nine days to prepare for this game, he should be good to go.
Stefon Diggs (WR - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Stefon Diggs (WR - BUF)
He now has double-digit receptions in four of his last five games. No, I didn't say targets… I said receptions. He's sitting at 111 receptions with two games to play. As crazy as it sounds, that's the 37th-highest number of all-time. He'll make it inside the top-10 if he finishes with just 11 receptions over the next two games combined.
James White (RB - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on James White (RB - NE)
The Patriots were without their top running back last week, though Michel filled in quite nicely, totaling 74 yards on just 10 carries against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, that doesn't net a whole lot of fantasy points, as the lack of volume in this offense is a glaring issue for all running backs, especially since Newton steals quite a few of the goal-line touches. The lack of threat through the air doesn't help them, either. It should come as no surprise that Harris is right near the league lead in rush attempts with eight-plus defenders in the box, as their opponents have stacked the box on a massive 39.4 percent of his carries.
Sony Michel (RB - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Sony Michel (RB - NE)
The Patriots were without their top running back last week, though Michel filled in quite nicely, totaling 74 yards on just 10 carries against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, that doesn't net a whole lot of fantasy points, as the lack of volume in this offense is a glaring issue for all running backs, especially since Newton steals quite a few of the goal-line touches. The lack of threat through the air doesn't help them, either. It should come as no surprise that Harris is right near the league lead in rush attempts with eight-plus defenders in the box, as their opponents have stacked the box on a massive 39.4 percent of his carries.
Devin Singletary (RB - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Devin Singletary (RB - BUF)
The split kind of worked out the way we thought last week, and Moss had more value until Singletary scored in the fourth quarter. It is worth noting that Singletary did out-snap Moss 39 to 34, which is a good sign for Singletary's floor in a game that was a blowout. It also helps that when Singletary is on the field, teams aren't respecting the run, as he's seen eight-plus defenders on a league-low 4.4 percent of his carries. Still, you can't like him too much, as he's failed to top 14 touches in five of the last six games. The Patriots have really struggled to stop the run as of late, and even looking at what they've done on the year, running backs have accounted for 37.2 percent of the production by skill-position players against them, which ranks behind only the Packers and Lions.
Zack Moss (RB - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Zack Moss (RB - BUF)
The split kind of worked out the way we thought last week, and Moss had more value until Singletary scored in the fourth quarter. It is worth noting that Singletary did out-snap Moss 39 to 34, which is a good sign for Singletary's floor in a game that was a blowout. It also helps that when Singletary is on the field, teams aren't respecting the run, as he's seen eight-plus defenders on a league-low 4.4 percent of his carries. Still, you can't like him too much, as he's failed to top 14 touches in five of the last six games. The Patriots have really struggled to stop the run as of late, and even looking at what they've done on the year, running backs have accounted for 37.2 percent of the production by skill-position players against them, which ranks behind only the Packers and Lions.
Cam Newton (QB - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Cam Newton (QB - NE)
We're now heading into Week 16 and Cam Newton still has just five passing touchdowns on the year. His rushing totals had been keeping him on the fantasy radar but now that he's finished with fewer than 12.5 fantasy points in three of his last four games, that floor is gone. Now that the Patriots are completely out of the playoff race, you have to wonder if the Patriots will have Newton on a short leash where they just want to see a little bit more of Jarrett Stidham before drafting a quarterback in 2021. It really doesn't matter to fantasy players, as you're not considering either of them as streaming options against this Bills defense that's stepped up as of late. The Patriots don't even utilize their tight ends, which is the position you can actually attack against them.
George Kittle (TE - SF)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on George Kittle (TE - SF)
There are reports that Kittle might try to make it back this week, though that seems foolish with the 49ers mathematically eliminated, but it's something we'll pay attention to as the week goes on. If Kittle does somehow suit up, he'd definitely be in the TE1 conversation, though there's certainly risk with his health and the matchup.
Jakobi Meyers (WR - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Jakobi Meyers (WR - NE)
Despite Newton throwing for just 209 yards in last week's game, Meyers was able to pop back up on the fantasy radar with seven catches for 111 yards. He's still yet to score a touchdown on the season, but he has seen 27 targets over the last four games, which brings him into consideration for those who are desperate at the wide receiver position. The Bills haven't been the shutdown defense that some thought they were going to be in 2020, but they've been good against wide receivers for the most part. Of the production they've allowed to skill-position players, wide receivers have accounted for just 46.1 percent of it, which is the second-lowest mark in the league.
Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
With John Brown out of the lineup, Beasley has enjoyed double digit targets in each of the last three games. He's also topped 100 yards in three of his last five games, something that we aren't really used to with the slot receiver. Can he continue his hot streak in Week 16? The last time these two teams met, Beasley finished with a season-low two catches for 24 yards. The Patriots slot cornerback is Jonathan Jones, and he's been targeted every 4.5 snaps in coverage, which is more often than any other cornerback in the league.
John Brown (WR - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on John Brown (WR - BUF)
He was practicing for much of last week, leading many to believe he'd play, but the Bills ultimately chose to keep him sidelined for another game. Given he'll have another nine days to prepare for this game, he should be good to go.
Stefon Diggs (WR - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Stefon Diggs (WR - BUF)
He now has double-digit receptions in four of his last five games. No, I didn't say targets… I said receptions. He's sitting at 111 receptions with two games to play. As crazy as it sounds, that's the 37th-highest number of all-time. He'll make it inside the top-10 if he finishes with just 11 receptions over the next two games combined.
James White (RB - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on James White (RB - NE)
The Patriots were without their top running back last week, though Michel filled in quite nicely, totaling 74 yards on just 10 carries against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, that doesn't net a whole lot of fantasy points, as the lack of volume in this offense is a glaring issue for all running backs, especially since Newton steals quite a few of the goal-line touches. The lack of threat through the air doesn't help them, either. It should come as no surprise that Harris is right near the league lead in rush attempts with eight-plus defenders in the box, as their opponents have stacked the box on a massive 39.4 percent of his carries.
Sony Michel (RB - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Sony Michel (RB - NE)
The Patriots were without their top running back last week, though Michel filled in quite nicely, totaling 74 yards on just 10 carries against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, that doesn't net a whole lot of fantasy points, as the lack of volume in this offense is a glaring issue for all running backs, especially since Newton steals quite a few of the goal-line touches. The lack of threat through the air doesn't help them, either. It should come as no surprise that Harris is right near the league lead in rush attempts with eight-plus defenders in the box, as their opponents have stacked the box on a massive 39.4 percent of his carries.
Devin Singletary (RB - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Devin Singletary (RB - BUF)
The split kind of worked out the way we thought last week, and Moss had more value until Singletary scored in the fourth quarter. It is worth noting that Singletary did out-snap Moss 39 to 34, which is a good sign for Singletary's floor in a game that was a blowout. It also helps that when Singletary is on the field, teams aren't respecting the run, as he's seen eight-plus defenders on a league-low 4.4 percent of his carries. Still, you can't like him too much, as he's failed to top 14 touches in five of the last six games. The Patriots have really struggled to stop the run as of late, and even looking at what they've done on the year, running backs have accounted for 37.2 percent of the production by skill-position players against them, which ranks behind only the Packers and Lions.
Zack Moss (RB - BUF)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Zack Moss (RB - BUF)
The split kind of worked out the way we thought last week, and Moss had more value until Singletary scored in the fourth quarter. It is worth noting that Singletary did out-snap Moss 39 to 34, which is a good sign for Singletary's floor in a game that was a blowout. It also helps that when Singletary is on the field, teams aren't respecting the run, as he's seen eight-plus defenders on a league-low 4.4 percent of his carries. Still, you can't like him too much, as he's failed to top 14 touches in five of the last six games. The Patriots have really struggled to stop the run as of late, and even looking at what they've done on the year, running backs have accounted for 37.2 percent of the production by skill-position players against them, which ranks behind only the Packers and Lions.
Cam Newton (QB - NE)
Thu, Dec 24
Player Note on Cam Newton (QB - NE)
We're now heading into Week 16 and Cam Newton still has just five passing touchdowns on the year. His rushing totals had been keeping him on the fantasy radar but now that he's finished with fewer than 12.5 fantasy points in three of his last four games, that floor is gone. Now that the Patriots are completely out of the playoff race, you have to wonder if the Patriots will have Newton on a short leash where they just want to see a little bit more of Jarrett Stidham before drafting a quarterback in 2021. It really doesn't matter to fantasy players, as you're not considering either of them as streaming options against this Bills defense that's stepped up as of late. The Patriots don't even utilize their tight ends, which is the position you can actually attack against them.
D'Onta Foreman (RB - TEN) - D'Onta Foreman arrested Sunday
Thu, Nov 16
News Reaction on D'Onta Foreman (RB - TEN) - D'Onta Foreman arrested Sunday
The news solidifies Lamar Miller's status as an RB1 this season.

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