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Brandon Bolden (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pats don't play until Monday night which gives Bolden an extra day to heal up. As of right now he does not possess too much upside anyhow with Harris and Stevenson both healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Dugger was placed on the covid 19 reserve list on Wednesday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Injury Updates


The New England Patriots D/ST registered one interception, three fumbles, and two sacks in the team's 36-13 Week 12 win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots D/ST held the Titans to just 85 passing yards and forced four turnovers. They have been the top-scoring defense in fantasy thus far, and should continue to serve as a top-10 option in Week 13, despite a tough matchup against the Bills.

Category: Game Recaps


Patriots kicker Nick Folk hit 5-of-6 field goals and went 3-of-3 on extra points in New England's win over Tennessee.

Fantasy Impact: Folk was even more active this week, as he kicked five field goals, including a 52-yarder. He has established himself as a top-five kicker going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonnu Smith hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 49 yards and rushed once for nine yards in New England's victory versus Tennessee.

Fantasy Impact: Smith's 58 total yards accounted for a season-best. Despite Hunter Henry settling in as a touchdown-dependent TE2 this season, Smith has generally played behind him every week. He'll need to be more consistently involved for fantasy owners to consider using him in lineups.

Category: Game Recaps


Hunter Henry hauled in 2-of-5 targets for 16 yards in New England's win against Tennessee.

Fantasy Impact: Henry could've given fantasy owners a far superior performance, had Mac Jones not missed him on a potential wide-open 26-yard touchdown late in the second frame. Henry is scoreless in the past two weeks but has at least been getting plenty of looks. He'll try to bounce back in Week 13 against the Bills.

Category: Game Recaps


Kendrick Bourne hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 61 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday afternoon's win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Bourne registered his best fantasy performance of the season, as he scored two touchdowns in a blowout victory for the Patriots. His second score was very well earned, where he caught a short pass and ran 41 yards, barely staying in bounds throughout the play. Bourne has been one of the top pass-catchers for the Patriots all season, though should continue to be viewed as a WR5 next week in Buffalo.

Category: Game Recaps


Jakobi Meyers hauled in 5-of-8 targets for 98 yards in the Patriots' Week 12 victory over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Meyers produced a season-high 98 yards this week, after going for a combined 96 yards across the previous three weeks. His eight targets led the team. Despite the strong performance, Meyers will remain on the WR4 map for Week 13 against Buffalo.

Category: Game Recaps


Rhamondre Stevenson rushed nine times for 46 yards in Sunday afternoon's win against the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: While five of Stevenson's nine carries occurred on a single drive in the fourth quarter, he was more efficient running the ball with 5.1 yards per carry, compared to 3.6 yards per carry by Damien Harris. On the other hand, Harris ultimately produced the superior fantasy performance, as he recorded 21 of his 40 rushing yards and his touchdown score in the last offensive drive for the Patriots. Stevenson wasn't involved in the passing game either, as Brandon Bolden caught four balls for 54 yards. Nevertheless, Stevenson has already proven himself to continue earning a healthy amount of touches per game. He should be owned in most formats, and is worthy of a FLEX play in deeper leagues next week in Buffalo.

Category: Game Recaps


Damien Harris rushed 11 times for 40 yards and a touchdown in New England's win over Tennessee. He additionally caught his lone target for 12 yards.

Fantasy Impact: While Harris out-touched Rhamondre Stevenson by just two carries, five of Stevenson's rushes occurred on a single drive in the final frame. On the other hand, Harris registered 21 of his 40 rushing yards and his touchdown score in the last offensive drive for the Patriots, salvaging his fantasy day. He has probably become more touchdown-dependent at this juncture, though he should continue seeing double-digit carries as the season progresses. Harris will be on the RB2 map next week in Buffalo.

Category: Game Recaps


Patriots rookie QB Mac Jones completed 23-of-32 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns in New England's blowout victory over Tennessee. He additionally had two carries for 11 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jones posted his second 300-yard performance of his young career to lift the Patriots to an easy win over the Titans. Both of his touchdown tosses were caught by Kendrick Bourne. Much to coach Belichick's delight, Jones and the Patriots registered zero turnovers as well. Jones is certainly a strong candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year, though his averages of 237.5 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game leave a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He should be considered a low-end QB2 in Buffalo for Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Nelson Agholor hauled in all five of his targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's victory over the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Early in the second quarter, Agholor was left wide open in the red-zone and scored the only offensive touchdown of the night. He additionally caught all five of his targets and led the team in receptions. Despite the strong effort, Agholor is merely a desperation play against the Titans in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown returned to practice on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trent Brown is activated off injured reserve and was able to practice on Wednesday. Brown has been sidelined since Week 1 with the injury and should provide a big boost to the Patriots offensive line.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Armondo Salguero, the Patriots have activated Jarrett Stidham activated to their 53-man roster.

Fantasy Impact: After spending the first nine weeks of the season on injured reserve, the Patriots activated third-year QB Jarrett Stidham to their active 53-man roster. The veteran will likely serve as the team's 3rd string QB.

Category: Transactions


Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry is inactive for the team's Week 9 matchup against the Carolina Panthers after injuring his knee in practice this week. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harry was coming off his two highest snap counts of the season, although he managed just three catches for 58 yards over his last two games combined.

Category: Transactions


Patriots running back J.J. Taylor is inactive against the Chargers. (Source: Jim McBride on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Last week, Taylor was active while rookie Rhamondre Stevenson didn't suit up. In that game, Taylor tallied 26 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in garbage time. This time around, Taylor will be inactive while Stevenson plays.

Category: Injury Updates


The Patriots activated OL Isaiah Wynn from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Wynn has missed two weeks of practice and would seem to be unlikely to play in Week 6 against Dallas. Still, his activation is a positive development for the New England offensive line moving forward. A Week 7 return is likely.

Category: Injury Updates


The Patriots placed RB James White (hip) on injured reserve. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season due to hip surgery. Rhamondre Stevenson, Brandon Bolden, and J.J. Taylor could also see passing down work as Damien Harris continues to handle early down opportunities.

Category: Injury Updates


Brian Hoyer and the New England Patriots came to an agreement on a one-year deal on Saturday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This move promotes Hoyer off the practice squad. Hoyer adds depth to the Patriots quarterback room behind Mac Jones.

Category: Transactions


The Patriots sign former Cowboys QB Garrett Gilbert to their practice squad. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gilbert is back for a second stint with the Patriots. Behind Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham he likely won’t find himself on the active roster.

Category: Transactions