New England Patriots

New England Patriots

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Stephen Gostkowski converted all three of his extra point attempts, but only one of his two field goal attempts in the Patriots' Week 6 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Gostkowski hit from 28 and missed from 47 yards against the Jets. The kick from 47 is his first miss this year, though he has missed one extra point, so fantasy owners should not be worried. Keep rolling Gostkowski out in fantasy on a Patriots offense that should score plenty.

Category: Game Recaps


Danny Amendola caught three-of-five targets for 40 yards Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: This was a quiet game for Amendola as the Jets were effective in stopping the short pass of the Patriots offense. Amendola should still be owned in 12 team PPR leagues and could see a large number of catches in Week 7 against the Falcons.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Hogan caught one of four targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: The Jets were keying on Hogan in Week 6 and had him pretty well covered. Hogan is having a great season and should be able to bounce back in Week 7 against the Falcons in what should be a shoot out.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandin Cooks caught six of nine targets for 93 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Cooks had one of the best games of the season catching a team-high in yards. Cook has been having a hard time finding the end zone but is always capable of making a big play. Cook is a must-start in the Week 7 matchup against the Falcons.

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Dion Lewis ran the ball 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots beat the Jets 24-17 in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Gillislee lost a fumble in the first quarter, and it was Lewis who took over running between the tackles. He also scored on a goal-line carry, but wasn't targeted in the passing game. Lewis and the Patriots host the Atlanta Falcons next week.

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James White ran the ball three times for 23 yards in the Patriots' Week 6 win over the New York Jets, adding four receptions for an additional 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact: White is typically involved more, but the Patriots seemed more interested in attacking the Jets downfield today. Still, White remains a must-start PPR option next in against the Atlanta Falcons.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Gillislee ran the ball 10 times for 44 yards as the Patriots defeated the New York Jets 24-17 in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Gillislee also lost a fumble in the first quarter. He didn't return to the game until the second half. After scoring four touchdowns through the season's first two weeks Gillislee has now gone four games without one. The Patriots host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.

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Rob Gronkowski caught six of his ten targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: After missing Week 5 to injury, Gronkowski looked fully healthy as he was heavily involved in the Patriots offense. He is the go-to receiver for Tom Brady in the red zone and as long as he can stay healthy he should be the top tight end to own in fantasy.

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Tom Brady completed 20 of 38 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Brady was not his sharpest in Week 6 as he was held to under 300 yards passing for only the second time this season. And he also threw an interception and had another pick dropped by the Jets defense. Brady faces the Falcons in the rematch from last year's Super Bowl in a game that should be high scoring.

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Rex Burkhead (ribs) will not play in Sunday's matchup against the Jets. (Source: Patriots on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burkhead practiced in limited fashion throughout the week, so there was optimism regarding his status for Week 6, but he apparently suffered some sort of setback Saturday. Look for Dion Lewis to see an expanded role with Burkhead out.

Category: Injury Updates


Phillip Dorsett did not see any targets while logging 20 of a possible 74 snaps on offense in Thursday's 19-14 win over the Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact: Dorsett has no fantasy value while he is fourth on the depth chart at wide receiver for the Patriots. Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, and Chris Hogan will see the bulk of the targets unless an injury occurs.

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Devin McCourty logged a team-high 11 solo tackles against the Buccaneers on Thursday

Fantasy Impact: McCourty has become a must-own player in IDP fantasy leagues this season. The 30-year-old safety now has 42 tackles (37 solo) along with three passes defended on the year. McCourty has a good matchup in Week 6 when the Patriots face the Jets.

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Jacob Hollister was on the field for eight of the Patriots' 74 offensive snaps and saw just one target in Thursday's 19-14 win over the Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact: With Rob Gronkowski out for Week 5 it looked like Dwayne Allen would see the bulk of the targets. But there was some that thought Hollister could be a sleeper pick and get some passes thrown his way. That was not the case as the Patriots did not utilize the TE position in the win against the Buccaneers. Hollister is not worth owning in fantasy until he can carve out a role in the offense.

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Dwayne Allen wasn't targeted in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact: With Rob Gronkowski inactive on Thursday night against Tampa Bay, fantasy owners grabbed Allen on the waiver wire thinking he would become a big part of the Patriots offense. That was not the case as Allen did not see a single pass. Allen was used to block and did a poor job at that too allowing Brady to get hit multiple times. Fantasy owners need to move on from Allen whose job is in danger with the Patriots.

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The New England Patriots DST allowed 20 points in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. The unit registered just one sack in the eventual 36-20 win.

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots' defense did its job on Sunday, but they have yet to have a productive performance. Things will get much easier next week when New England hosts the Houston Texans.

Category: Game Recaps


Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is out for Week 2 against the Saints. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a big blow for the New England defense as they travel to New Orleans to face the Saints. Hightower IDP owners will need to find another option in their fantasy lineups.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Arizona Cardinals are signing running back D.J. Foster from the New England Patriots practice squad. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foster will join the Cardinals in the wake of David Johnson's dislocated wrist injury which could sideline the elite rusher for an extended period. He will add depth to the now depleted Cardinals' RB depth chart that includes Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington, who are next in line to serve as the team's top rushers in Johnson's absence.

Category: Transactions


Malcolm Mitchell has been placed on Injured Reserve, per NFL's Ian Rapoport on Twitter earlier today. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mitchell was a deep sleeper with upside from his use towards the end of last season and especially after the season-ending injury to Edelman. With Mitchell out, this should further solidify the fantasy value of other Patriots WRs including Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola.

Category: Injury Updates


Jacoby Brissett has been traded to the Colts on Saturday in exchange for WR Philip Dorsett. At this moment, Scott Tolzien will start in place of the injured Andrew Luck but we could see Brissett sooner rather than later. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brissett tossed 341 yards passing while scoring five touchdowns in the final preseason game for the Patriots and subbed in admirably for Tom Brady/Jimmy Garrapolo last season. Brissett is worth a look in deeper leagues or DFS play if he starts for the Colts.

Category: Transactions


Patriots WR Julian Edelman has a complete ACL tear in his right knee after MRI results came back. (Source: Albert Breer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news means Edelman will be out for the season. Chris Hogan gets a big bump in targets as he should move into Edelman's role. Hogan should be considered in all fantasy drafts as he could have a breakout year with the additional targets.

Category: Injury Updates