• Jacoby Brissett - QB
    Posted 9/29/16 3:58pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear if either Brissett or Garoppolo will be able to take the field this weekend, but neither warrants starter consideration, especially not against a Buffalo Bills pass defense that has only allowed two passing touchdowns this year.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/29/16 3:48pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski was extremely limited in his first game of the season last week, but he should see an uptick in action this week after another week of rest and practice. His ceiling is much lower with either Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, but Gronk should still be started despite a goose egg last week.

  • Jacoby Brissett - QB
    Posted 9/28/16 7:13am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) didn't have a splint or tape on his right thumb Tuesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Brissett is expected to be available for Week 4, and with the reports of Jimmy Garoppolo in pain and without mobility in his arm, Brissett could face the Buffalo Bills. He's a low-end bye week filler.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/28/16 7:11am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is still in pain and doesn't have full mobility in his right shoulder, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: There's a good chance Jacoby Brissett (thumb) is under center against the Buffalo Bills this week. He'd be a low-end filler for a bye week quarterback.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/28/16 8:55am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) said he suffered no setbacks by playing in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: He should have a larger role in Week 4, but it might not be until Week 5 at Cleveland and with Tom Brady in tow that Gronk may be at full strength. He's a mid-to-low TE1 this week based on potential restrictions.

  • Jacoby Brissett - QB
    Posted 9/28/16 11:08am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) was throwing passes during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28, and did not appear to be bothered by his thumb injury.

    Huddle Up: Brissett's status for Week 4 is uncertain at this point, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He would receive limited pass attempts if he plays this week and would not be the best option for owners.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/28/16 11:06am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was able to throw some passes during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28, and also worked on pocket mobility. He did not favor his shoulder during stretching or when he threw the ball.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Garoppolo will have a chance to play in Week 4. He would be a risky option for owners if he plays because the team could limit his pass attempts. Owners probably should look for other options at quarterback this week.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/28/16 1:24pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Garoppolo was exceptional before suffering a shoulder injury in Week 2, and his status for Week 4 remains unknown. Tom Brady is eligible to return from suspension in Week 5, so Garoppolo's eyeing a one-week window to help fantasy players. However, given the uncertainty of his health, he's an ill-advised option to count on.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/28/16 1:37pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski went without a catch and received just one target in his 2016 debut last week, which burnt anyone eager to receive a return on their early-round investment. However, New England was in control of the game throughout, and there was little need to press Gronkowski into action. Tom Brady returns from suspension in Week 5, and Gronkowski projects to return to being an elite fantasy option then. This week, he is best viewed as a high-risk, high-reward commodity given the unknown surrounding his health and the quarterback situation.

  • Jacoby Brissett - QB
    Posted 9/28/16 1:30pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Brissett performed admirably for a third-string quarterback in Week 2 and 3. He did most of his fantasy damage with his legs and finished with 48 rushing yards and a score against the Houston Texans last week. With Tom Brady set to return from suspension in Week 5, Brissett isn't a viable long-term fantasy option, and especially since he isn't a lock to play this week. If Brissett does receive the start against Buffalo Sunday, Oct. 2, he checks out as a low-end QB2.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/28/16 6:54pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) told reporters that he has 'no setbacks' in his debut in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. He said he was sore, but he felt fine. 'I felt good,' he said Wednesday, Sept. 28. And he said he always feels sore after playing a game, 'whether you play 10 plays or you play 70.' He added the team is being careful with the injury, and hamstrings in particular can be tricky so you cannot 'hop right in, and go 100 percent.'

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski has had a few extra days since last Thursday's game for treatment and to mend, so fantasy owners can expect a much bigger impact in Week 4. He has shredded Buffalo in the past, but there is uncertainty at the quarterback position in Foxboro, so Gronk might not start to hit his stride until Week 5 when Tom Brady is due back from suspension.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 9/24/16 6:05pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount ran 15 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in the second half against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: As injuries force New England to play quarterback roulette, Blount has been a workhorse. He will be a borderline RB1 in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he might be a nice sell-high candidate before Tom Brady returns from suspension to revitalize the passing attack.

  • Jacoby Brissett - QB
    Posted 9/23/16 11:41am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) tore a right thumb ligament in the second half of his Week 3 outing Thursday, September 22, against the Houston Texans. He'll 'likely' need surgery for stabilization.

    Huddle Up: Future Hall-of-Fame coach Bill Belichick just continues to get tested. This injury should sideline Brissett in the team's Week 4 game versus the Buffalo Bills, and with Tom Brady (suspension) and Jimmy Garappolo (shoulder) also still out, the Patriots are currently without a quarterback. Well, except for the emergency one -- wide receiver Julian Edelman. It should be a real interesting week and change coming up for New England.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/23/16 8:49pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) has a chance to play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Garoppolo will be worth a look in DFS formats if he is able to play, but his status will have to monitored throughout the coming week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 5:16am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Thursday, Sept. 22, in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like there's a good chance he could make his season debut tonight, but he could be on a snap count. If he suits up, he's at worst a midrange TE1 option in DFS.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 7:24am ET

    Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) has told teammates all week that he plans to play Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Gronk is a game-time decision, and he could be on a snap count if he plays. If he suits up, he's at worst a midrange TE1 option in DFS.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/22/16 7:50am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett will start Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Houston Texans. QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) will dress as his backup.

    Huddle Up: Brissett has a tough matchup, and the rookie is not a good fantasy option in Week 3.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/22/16 9:32am ET

    Contrary to a previous report, New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jacoby Brissett will be the starting quarterback with Julian Edelman as the backup if Garoppolo is inactive. Brissett probably will not throw the ball much and should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 2:20pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) will take the field against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22. It will be his first action of the 2016 season.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski is a must start whenever he plays no matter the circumstances, but those circumstances could be a lot better tonight. Rookie Jacoby Brissett is starting at quarterback, and the bright side is that Gronk could prove him with a nice safety blanket, although his ceiling is obviously limited without Tom Brady. He's a must-start in seasonal leagues, but fading him in the daily realm for at least a week could be the better play.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 4:59pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 3 game Thursday, September 22, against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Gronk will be making his 2016 season debut this evening, though owners shouldn't be expecting his usual standout performance. Not only will he be on a snap count, but he'll also be receiving passes from third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who is making his first career start. It's hard to recommend benching Gronk because of his ceiling every time he takes the field, but it's certainly worth consideration if owners have another solid option at tight end.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 9:07pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) played 14 snaps in his season debut Thursday, Sept. 22, finishing without a catch in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Despite the disappointing debut, Gronkowski owners have no choice but to sit and wait. Once he is healthy and Tom Brady is back under center, Gronkowski should be the clear No. 1 fantasy tight end.

  • Jacoby Brissett - QB
    Posted 9/22/16 9:26pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett completed 11 of his 19 passes for 103 yards and ran eight times for 48 yards and a touchdown in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: New England kept things simple in the passing game, but Brissett was able to make plays with his legs. If Jimmy Garoppolo is unable to suit up in Week 4, Brissett would be a roll-of-the-dice play in DFS formats.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 9/22/16 9:15pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 24 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Blount has been a workhorse for the Patriots thus far, topping 20 carries and rushing for at least 70 yards in all three games while scoring five times. However, his role could change dramatically once Tom Brady returns, so you may want to try to shop Blount while his value is at its peak.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/21/16 2:15pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and listed as doubtful for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Garoppolo is not expected to play Thursday, and with Tom Brady set to return from suspension in Week 5, Garoppolo's fantasy value is vanishing. Jacoby Brissett is likely to start under center the next two games, but the rookie is extremely raw and should be viewed as a desperation fantasy start against Houston this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/21/16 2:09pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners will want to double-check whether Gronkowski is active before locking him in their lineups Thursday. He's been a limited participant in practice all week, but if he's active, he should be started in all formats. Look for Martellus Bennett to take a fantasy hit in that case, but without Gronkowski active, Bennett remains a viable starting option with a higher floor in PPR settings.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/20/16 5:35am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) could still wind up starting Week 3 if he can tolerate the pain Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: It seems 40-60 at best that Garoppolo plays. When you think about it, he only has two more weeks to play until Tom Brady returns, so it would make sense to push it. Ben Roethlisberger played with the injury last season, though he was physically limited. Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett aren't good options in fantasy this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/20/16 3:54pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: It will be promising if Gronkowski is upgraded tomorrow, but the Patriots play Thursday night, so they may choose to rest him again either way. Martellus Bennett could be a safety blanket to either Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett, but he's not quite a TE1 consideration in a tough matchup with the Houston Texans.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/20/16 1:51pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: As previously stated, Garoppolo could very well be a game-time decision. Jacoby Brissett would start if Garoppolo is sidelined. In that case, the Houston Texans defense would be a top fantasy play in Week 3 and New England's offensive players would take a hit in value.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/19/16 5:37am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) missing three to four weeks is 'reasonable and fair,' according to a source close to him.

    Huddle Up: Jacoby Brissett was 6-for-9 for 92 yards in place of Garoppolo, but his fantasy prowess is pretty meager the next two weeks until Tom Brady returns. If Garoppolo is indeed out for two weeks or more, he can be dropped.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 9/19/16 5:54am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) will miss the Week 3 game Thursday, Sept. 22, but there is hope he can return for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Jacoby Brissett was 6-for-9 for 92 yards in place of Garoppolo, but he'll face the fierce Houston Texans defense in Week 3. Brissett should be avoided. If you need the roster space, you can cut Garoppolo.

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