Aaron Dobson | WR | New England Patriots
Posted: 3/4/2014 12:28am et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) will find out in the next 10 to 14 days if the stress fracture in his foot has healed with rest or if he needs to undergo surgery. Dobson likely would not be ready for the start of offseason workouts if he has to undergo surgery.
Huddle Up: With Dobson looking to be a key component in the New England passing game in 2014, the team would prefer him to be involved in team activities from the get-go. Of course, having surgery now rather than this summer means Dobson will at least be available for the start of the season. Looks like we'll know more in a couple weeks.
Posted: 2/6/2014 10:05pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is expected to start in 2014 and be the future X receiver for the team.
Huddle Up: Dobson showed some rookie-season flashes with 37 catches for 519 yards and 4 TDs in 12 games. If he's starting in a Tom Brady offense, he'll definitely be worth a fantasy look.
Posted: 1/19/2014 1:50pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) is active for the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 19. Fellow WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, concussion) is inactive.
Huddle Up: Dobson, who had 37 catches for 519 yards and 4 TDs during the regular season, will play after missing the team's divisional-round win over the Colts. He wouldn't seem to be in line for a significant role, but you can never outguess Bill Belichick and his game-plans.
Posted: 1/16/2014 6:09pm et
New England Patriots WRs Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, concussion) were limited in practice again Thursday, Jan. 16, and their statuses remain in question heading into the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Check to see if the outlook gets any brighter Friday, but as of right now, both seem iffy at best to make contributions Sunday.
Posted: 1/15/2014 10:25pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) is participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Huddle Up: Dobson has been sidelined for much of the past month with his foot injury, but indications are he'll be available for this weekend's conference championship game.
Posted: 1/9/2014 3:49pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) is not practicing Thursday, Jan. 9, and is unlikely to play in the Divisonal Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Dobson still has a chance to play Saturday night, but it's obviously growing slimmer with each day he sits.
Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) was the only player not spotted at practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have been dealing with a revolving receiving corps all season long, why should their first week of playoffs be any different? If Dobson can get in a limited practice session later in the week, expect him to try to play this weekend.
Posted: 1/7/2014 11:08pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Dobson played in the final 2 regular-season contests after a late-season injury absence, but only caught a combined 2 passes for 27 yards. The rookie wideout should play Saturday night, but his effectiveness is a question mark.
Posted: 12/21/2013 8:17pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) traveled with the team for their Week 16 game and may be able to play. He is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Dobson isn't on the fantasy radar for this week but he would give Tom Brady another weapon against a tough Ravens' defense if he's able to play Sunday.
Posted: 12/6/2013 6:11pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Dobson didn't play last week and hasn't caught a pass since Week 11. In the meantime, the fantasy stock remains up for fellow WRs Julian Edelman and, to a lesser extent, Danny Amendola.
Posted: 11/29/2013 5:58pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Houston Texans after missing practice all week. He has 35 catches, 492 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season. WR Kenbrell Thompkins (31 catches, 450 yards, four touchdowns) will likely replace Dobson in the lineup.
Huddle Up: This completes a downward trend for Dobson, who only has 4 receptions for 38 yards over his last 2 games after combining for 9-190 and 3 TDs in Weeks 8 & 9.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:35pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson avoided major damage in Week 4 and is dealing with soreness in his back and neck. He underwent an MRI Tuesday, Oct. 1, and his status for Week 5 is unknown.
Huddle Up: Dobson's role and importance in the New England offense will diminish as Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola return to action, and if he's unable to play in Week 5 it will cost him one of his few remaining opportunities to have a fantasy impact.
Posted: 7/31/2013 10:34am et
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson just took a cleat to the leg and is fine. He should return to practice Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: Dobson sat out Tuesday's practice, opening the door for Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins to run with the first team. Those three appear to be the top candidates to join Danny Amendola in New England's receiver rotation. Dobson was leading that pack prior to the injury, and there's more than enough camp remaining for him to re-establish himself as Amendola's wingman.
Posted: 7/27/2013 1:23am et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson worked with the first-team offense during practice Friday, July 26. Dobson saw time as the slot receiver as well as the outside receiver during practice.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have a need for receivers to step up, and the rookie looks to be getting every opportunity to be among Tom Brady's top targets.
Posted: 6/21/2013 10:25am et
The New England Patriots signed WR Aaron Dobson Thursday, June 20.
Huddle Up: In light of the turmoil and uncertainty around him in the New England offense, the 2nd-round pick might figure more into the team's offensive scheme than originally planned.
Posted: 6/14/2013 10:38pm et
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson could be a candidate for the Patriots' No. 2 wide receiver job if he can be more consistent during training camp.
Huddle Up: Tom Brady will be without Wes Welker and may be missing Rob Gronkowski for at least a portion of the upcoming season, so any and all candidates are welcome to help New England flesh out their receiving corps. Given the opportunity in front of him, Dobson is an intriguing fantasy sleeper heading into 2013.