WR - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Second-year receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders on Monday after being released by the Patriots, according to the teams official site. Thompkins has struggled with injuries this year and has only been active for two games and posting a total of 6 catches and 53 yards on the season.
As an undrafted rookie free agent for the Patriots last year, Thompkins showed some promise. He finished his rookie campaign with 32 receptions for 466 yards and four touchdowns. With Rod Streater out with an injury, Thompkins might find some playing time although will start out behind James Jones and Andre Holmes on the depth chart. Given the Patriots released him despite their glaring need for playmakers at the receiver position would make one hesitant to think he will have much of an impact this year.
Patriot's wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is inactive for the team's Week 4 outing against the Chiefs.
After catching just 1 ball for 16 yards last week, Thompkins won't be playing at all on Monday night. Unless the Patriot's offense has a serious shake-up, Thompkins won't be a fantasy factor any time soon.
Patriot's wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins hauled in 1 catch for 16 yards in the team's Week 3 game against the Raiders.
While Thompkins started the game in the "X" receiver role over Aaron Dobson, Brandon LaFell played opposite Julian Edelman on running downs, and Thompkins won't hold any fantasy relevancy unless the Patriot's offensive situation changes.
Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins hauled in 5-of-10 targets for 37 yards in the team's Week 1 game against the Dolphins.
Thompkins will likely be in a battle for the Pats' "X" receiver job this season with Aaron Dobson, who was a healthy scratch for the game. We'll have to keep an eye on how things play out next week, but for the time being Thompkins is worth keeping an eye on.
WR Kenbrell Thompkins started the Patriot's third preseason game, hauling in 2-of-3 passes for 35 yards.
Thompkins has been seeing plenty of opportunities as the Pat's "X" receiver while Aaron Dobson continues to recover from March foot surgery. Tom Brady clearly has confidence in the second-year WR, but we'll have to see how the situation plays out when Dobson returns.