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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings
James White Note
James White photo 110. James White RB - (vs . NYJ)
White suffered a terrible tragedy when he lost his father in an accident shortly before the Patriots' Week 2 game against Seattle. He'll miss at least Week 3, and it's simply uncertain when he'll return to the team. In PPR leagues, White is still worth rostering, but football is and should be the least of his concerns for now.
5 weeks ago
Cam Newton Note
Cam Newton photo 120. Cam Newton QB - (vs . NYJ)
Newton has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been placed on the reserve/injured list. The primary concerns are with his overall health, of course, but from a fantasy perspective, it seems likely that Newton will miss at least Week 5, too, considering that NFL's stringent protocols. If you are rostering Newton, prepare to use another option for at least the short term.
4 weeks ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 141. Damien Harris RB - (vs . NYJ)
Harris came of the IR in Week 4 to rumble for 100 yards, and looked every bit the part of the lead back for the Patriots. But Rex Burkhead and James White will factor in, as will Sony Michel once he comes off IR. Roster Harris, and start him as a Flex option for now, but when Cam Newton comes back, it's unlikely that Harris will see much goal-line work, making him a risky weekly play.
3 weeks ago
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 161. Julian Edelman WR - (vs . NYJ)
Edelman underwent a precautionary standard knee procedure on October 29th an is expected to miss some time. Edelman was droppable before the injury, and given that his short-term future is doubtful, he can certainly be cut loose in redraft leagues.
3 hours ago
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 164. New England Patriots DST - (vs . NYJ)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 187. Rex Burkhead RB - (vs . NYJ)
Burkhead has never topped 94 touches in a season, and has managed to play just 31 games in his three years with the Patriots. He'll turn 30 years old before the season, and will need to compete for touches with Sony Michel, Damien Harris, and James White in an offense that is no longer headed by Tom Brady. There's no reason to give Burkhead a look for fantasy purposes this year.
7 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 207. Sony Michel RB - (vs . NYJ)
Michel was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list prior to the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Broncos. It's unclear how much time he'll miss but given that he was already dealing with a quad injury, there's no reason to continue to roster Michel in redraft leagues.
1 week ago
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 228. N'Keal Harry WR - (vs . NYJ)
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 270. Damiere Byrd WR - (vs . NYJ)
Jarrett Stidham Note
Jarrett Stidham photo 302. Jarrett Stidham QB - (vs . NYJ)
Devin Asiasi Note
Devin Asiasi photo 320. Devin Asiasi TE - (vs . NYJ)
Nick Folk Note
Nick Folk photo 346. Nick Folk K - (vs . NYJ)
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 379. Jakobi Meyers WR - (vs . NYJ)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 382. J.J. Taylor RB - (vs . NYJ)