Danny Amendola - WRPosted 11/28/15 1:05pm ET
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) is not expected to travel with the team for their Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It appears Amendola won't suit up this week against the Broncos. Chris Harper will be asked to take on a bigger role but Tom Brady is lacking viable targets outside of Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 11/27/15 11:36pm ET
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 27, and is questionable for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Amendola was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices. He has a tough matchup and likely won't be 100 percent even if he does play. Owners face a tough choice this week because the Patriots and Broncos don't play until Sunday night. Owners who wait on Amendola will need to have another receiver ready to plug in.
Aaron Dobson - WRPosted 11/26/15 5:59pm ET
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Dobson suffered a high-ankle injury Monday against the Bills, and his season will end with 13 catches for 141 yards as Tom Brady's WR corps continues to thin out.
James White - RBPosted 11/24/15 12:50am ET
RB James White rushed two times for 14 yards and a touchdown and added another score and 32 yards on a pair of receptions Monday, Nov. 23 in a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: White received 13 fewer touches than LeGarrette Blount (17-61) and as many as fellow back Brandon Bolden (4-15) but wound up scoring both of the Patriots' TDs, finding the end zone on a 20-yard reception and a 6-yard run. They were White's first TDs of year and came in the team's second game after losing Dion Lewis to a season-ending knee injury, but White is going to be tough to trust considering he only had two touches for 11 yards a week ago.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 11/24/15 9:59am ET
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Amendola left the Monday night game with a knee injury; after losing Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman, the Patriots have to be holding their collective breath with regards to another pass-catcher missing significant time.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 11/24/15 5:24pm ET
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola suffered a knee sprain in a Week 11 win over the Buffalo Bills. He is not expected to miss extended time, though. Amendola still may not play in Week 12, however. His status will depend on how he reacts to treatment and an increased workload as the week progresses.
Huddle Up: Amendola has avoided a serious injury, but it's still tough news on a short week as Tom Brady might have to count on WRs Brandon LaFell, Keshawn Martin and Chris Harper with fellow wideout Aaron Dobson going down with an ankle injury Monday night.
Aaron Dobson - WRPosted 11/24/15 5:40pm ET
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss at least Week 12 with an ankle injury, and possibly more time even though Dobson's X-rays were negative.
Huddle Up: The hits keep coming for the Pats' skill-position players -- and with Danny Amendola also highly questionable due to a knee issue -- Tom Brady's WR corps next Sunday night in Denver very likely will be headed by Brandon LaFell, Keshawn Martin and rookie Chris Harper.
Aaron Dobson - WRPosted 11/23/15 10:23pm ET
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) left in the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Buffalo Bills with an ankle injury, and his return is questionable.
Huddle Up: Dobson came up gimpy after making his only reception of the first half -- a 17-yard catch -- and had to be helped off the field, making his return seem unlikely.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 11/23/15 11:25pm ET
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola suffered a right-knee injury on a non-contact play on a punt return in the third quarter of the Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills on Monday, Nov. 23. He left the game, and his return is questionable.
Huddle Up: The not-so-good news for Pats' skill players continues as Amendola was taking over for the injured Julian Edelman and doing it effectively, catching nine passes for 117 yards on 12 targets before departing. It's Amendola's seventh career 100-yard receiving game.
Julian Edelman - WRPosted 11/17/15 9:19am ET
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) had a screw inserted into his foot Monday, Nov. 16, and he'll be out six to eight weeks, a source told NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Huddle Up: That timetable still puts Edelman back on the field for the playoffs, but his fantasy season is essentially over. Look for Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell to pick up his slack.
Stephen Gostkowski - PKPosted 11/17/15 8:27pm ET
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski is a perfect 21-for-21 on field goals this year and has made all 34 of his extra points, as well. He is the only kicker to be perfect on all of his kicks in 2015.
Huddle Up: The ultra-reliable Gostkowski once again is setting the pace for fantasy kickers, and he's the rare PK to just leave in your lineup without thinking, and even been the rare kicker worth hanging on to during his bye week.
Julian Edelman - WRPosted 11/16/15 9:19am ET
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) will have surgery Monday, Nov. 16, to repair a broken bone in his foot, according to a source. There is hope he returns this season, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Using the Dez Bryant timetable or something similar, Edelman projects to be back in time for a divisional round playoff game. Meanwhile, Danny Amendola will get a chance to step into Edelman's role as Tom Brady's security blanket.
Julian Edelman - WRPosted 11/15/15 10:01pm ET
Updating a previous story, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was walking with crutches and wearing a walking boot after exiting against the New York Giants in Week 10 with a foot injury.
Huddle Up: Edelman's status will be updated early in the week. Danny Amendola will take over if Edelman misses time and should be a top waiver wire pickup this week.
James White - RBPosted 11/11/15 1:51pm ET
New England Patriots RB James White will play more after RB Dion Lewis (knee) was lost for the season, according to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. 'James is a guy who continues to get better,' McDaniels said. 'Hopefully his best football is in front of him. You know, he's still a young player, has only been in our system for a year-and-a-half here I think. And going forward, whatever his role is, I'm sure James will be prepared, and will give our team everything he has. So I really like his approach and his mentality, and he's got a maturity about him that I really feel good about. He'll have an opportunity now to step in there and play a little bit more with Dion's situation.'
Huddle Up: Even though he was inactive last week, White is the odds-on favorite to fill most of the Lewis role, but of course we're talking about predicting the Patriots here and no one will really know until we see an actual game or two.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 11/9/15 9:06am ET
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Nov. 9. His anterior cruciate ligament is loose, which is not a good sign. However, he has no swelling yet, and that is considered a good sign.
Huddle Up: We'll have to see how Lewis' MRI shakes out, as if there's any chance the Patriots will pass along that information. Expect Lewis to be listed as a limited participant in practice and questionable on the upcoming injury report. Brandon Bolden was the fill-in this week with James White a healthy scratch; they would be the front-runners to handle Lewis' pass-catching workload in Week 10 if he can't go.
Brandon Bolden - RBPosted 11/9/15 2:42pm ET
New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden is expected to take over RB Dion Lewis' (knee) role in the backfield with him out for the season. Bolden had a touchdown catch in the Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Owners have run to grab Bolden before only to get burned. He's a core special teams player for the Patriots but with only James White on the roster, Bolden should see his role finally expanded. LeGarrette Blount is the one who really benefits with Dion Lewis out for the season.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 11/9/15 2:42pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) will miss the rest of the 2015 season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: It's a terrible break for Lewis who rejuvenated his career in New England. Brandon Bolden and James White will see increased snaps as the passing down back behind LeGarrette Blount with Lewis out.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 11/9/15 7:34pm ET
New England Patriots RB James White is the top candidate to replace RB Dion Lewis (knee) as the Patriots' passing down running back, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. RB Brandon Bolden will also be in the mix, and played well replacing Lewis in Week 9.
Huddle Up: White did fill the role when Lewis missed the Week 7 game against the Jets and had two rushes for four yards and three receptions for 26, but it was Bolden who was active and had a TD reception Sunday while White was inactive. Knowing the Pats, it will be unpredictable combo of both players filling the Lewis role week to week, but both backs should be picked up strictly on upside.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 11/8/15 7:25pm ET
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) left the Week 9 game against the Washington Redskins due to a knee injury. The team will not know the full extent of his injury until he has an MRI, but the hope is he has a medial collateral ligament sprain and nothing more severe.
Huddle Up: Owners will have to hope that Lewis' injury only keeps him out a couple of weeks and isn't season-ending. We'll know more after the MRI results. LeGarrette Blount would take on a larger role with either James White or Brandon Bolden stepping in as the passing down back should Lewis be lost for an extended period of time.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 11/5/15 6:39pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) and WR Julian Edelman (knee) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: There's been nothing to suggest either player's status is in question for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins, but we are talking about the Patriots here so stay tuned to any signals coming out of Foxborough.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 11/4/15 11:01pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Lewis isn't in any danger of missing Sunday's game. He's locked-in as a RB2 against the Redskins.
Tom Brady - QBPosted 10/30/15 12:15am ET
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 26-of-38 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a 36-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.
Huddle Up: The beat goes on for Brady as he shredded the red-hot Dolphins defense Thursday night and now has a 31-point lead atop the fantasy-QB rankings with 2,410 yards, 20 TDs and only one interception through seven games. In short, it's looking like a Brady 2007 season or a 2013 Peyton Manning season all over again.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 10/30/15 12:15am ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) returned from a one-game absence and finished with six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown and five rushes for 19 yards in a 36-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Lewis put on a show -- predominately in the first half -- after sitting out this past Sunday, displaying some nasty open-field moves and play-making ability in tearing through the Miami defense and outgaining fellow RB LeGarrette Blount, 112-74 on seven fewer touches (18-11). Despite the weekly unpredictability of the Pats, Lewis remains a strong fantasy starting option, particularly in PPR leagues.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 10/29/15 4:48pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) will play Thursday, Oct. 29, against the Miami Dolphins according to multiple reports. Lewis sat out of the Week 7 game to be healthy for this game.
Huddle Up: Good news for Lewis' fantasy owners, who had to make due without the RB this past Sunday. Lewis is averaging 12.74 standard-scoring and 18 PPR fantasy points per game, and faces a Miami D which is allowing the 12th-most fantasy points to opposing backs.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 10/29/15 5:09pm ET
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has a 122.1 quarterback rating in the last 11 games when throwing to WR Danny Amendola. His rating throwing to WR Julian Edelman in the same time frame is 99.3, and TE Rob Gronkowski's is 106.8.
Huddle Up: Amendola has caught 15 of his 18 targets for 191 yards and a TD over his last two outings and playing for the pass-happy Patriots, he's certainly worth a flier if you need WR help.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 10/29/15 7:26pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) is active Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile, the Patriots declared S Dewey McDonald, DE Jabaal Sheard, WR Keshawn Martin, OT Marcus Cannon, OG Shaquille Mason, CB Tavon Wilson, DL Trey Flowers inactive for Week 8.
Huddle Up: As reported earlier, Lewis will play after sitting out the Week 7 contest. Now all the Pats have to do is give their RBs a few more touches than the eight James White and LeGarrette Blount had Sunday, including only five rushes.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 10/28/15 2:24pm ET
New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell struggled with drops in his season debut last week but played 48 of 68 offensive snaps in the win over the New York Jets. QB Tom Brady continues to have confidence in LaFell, and the receiver should remain a big part of the offense in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Don't follow the WR's lead and drop LaFell after his struggle of a debut as any WR on the pass-happy Patriots is definitely worth owning. Just keep him on your bench and wait for the rust to wear off.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 10/28/15 3:51pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis' (abdomen) status for the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Oct. 29, remains up in the air, and head coach Bill Belichick said the team will find out Thursday if he can play. RB James White played 6 percent of the snaps in Week 7 to RB LeGarrette Blount's 12 percent as the Patriots went with a spread offense.
Huddle Up: Lewis again has been limited all week in practice after sitting out Sunday's win over the Jets and for the second straight week, it looks like we won't won't know his status until the pre-game inactives list comes out Thursday.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 10/27/15 7:16pm ET
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) was limited during a laid-back walkthrough practice Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Lewis was held out of the Week 7 win over the Jets, although it was reported to be a precautionary move. We'll see if that will help the RB get back on the field on a short week, and it could likely come down to a game-time decision Thursday.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 10/26/15 9:11am ET
New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) made his season debut against the New York Jets in Week 7, finishing with two catches for 24 yards and six drops on eight targets. He was benched in the second half. 'Performance? If I had to give myself a grade, it would be an 'F.' I let the ball get out of my hands too many times,' LaFell said. 'Tom threw some good balls, I should have caught them. But overall we got the win. I just have to get back to it. We have a short week. Dust the cobwebs off and come back out here and play.'
Huddle Up: In LaFell's defense it was his first game back after a six-week injury layoff, not to mention the offseason. But consistent drops is no way to carve out a spot in Brady's receiver rotation. Going forward expect improved play from the veteran, but it's tough to see him elevating above the fourth option in New England's potent passing game.
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