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This Week Outlook
According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, New England Patriots safety/linebacker Kyle Dugger appeared limited in practice.
Dugger was not listed with a knee injury last week, so this appears to be a new ailment. We will get official confirmation of his practice participation later today. Dugger is an IDP force when healthy, so fantasy managers should stash him on the bench if he misses any time. He managed to play just 32 percent of the snaps against Pittsburgh, so this is a situation to monitor heading into the weekend. Dugger remains a DB1 option if active, but his floor will be lower due to the potential of reduced snaps.
Kyle Dugger was placed on the covid 19 reserve list on Wednesday.
Dugger can potentially still play if he can show two negative tests taken 24 hours apart before Monday's matchup, although it is very unlikely. If Dugger was too miss the Week 13 matchup, the Bills offense could see some potentially bigger plays downfield with one of the Patriots best safeties out for the game.
The New England Patriots have selected safety Kyle Dugger with the No. 37 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after acquiring the pick from the Los Angeles Chargers.
With their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Patriots draft the Division II defensive player of the year, a physical safety who can play in the box and will help a New England defense that is already one of the best in the league.