• Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 5/26/17 6:46pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in drills during voluntary workouts, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Gronkowski has been 'involved in everything' and 'looks like Gronk.'

    Huddle Up: Despite the injury history, Gronkowski still deserves to be the first tight end off the board in drafts as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks. His upside is unmatched at the position.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 5/25/17 12:12pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has progressed well enough that he has been cleared to take the field for organized team activities.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski's injury history is well-documented, but he remains the best at his position. It appears he's on track to be ready to play by Week 1, so he should continue to be the first tight end taken in fantasy drafts.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 5/23/17 2:35pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski restructured his deal for 2017 and has a chance to become the highest paid tight end in the league. The deal can boost his salary from $5.25 million to $10.75 million.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski is the best tight end in the NFL, so it makes sense that he'd be the highest paid at the position. He should be the first tight end taken in fantasy drafts, but there is the injury risk as he has missed 22 games in his seven-year career.

  • Julian Edelman - WR
    Posted 5/21/17 5:40pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is in the final year of his contract, but former teammate Heath Evans said he doesn't expect a contract dispute like the one that saw WR Wes Welker leave New England and sign with the Denver Broncos in free agency. 'I don't think we're going to see that with Jules,' Evans said. 'I think Jules embraces the grind-it-out-for-the-common-good mentality.'

    Huddle Up: The addition of Brandin Cooks and a healthy Rob Gronkowski could eat into Edelman's targets, but he has Tom Brady's trust, and that should keep him comfortably in the WR2 conversation, especially in PPR formats.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 5/19/17 10:38am ET

    Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was not diagnosed with a concussion last season, according to his agent.

    Huddle Up: Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, suggested that her husband dealt with a concussion last year and possibly in years past. He enters 2017 as a high-end QB1, but he definitely carries more risk than some other top signal-callers entering his age-40 season, regardless of whether or not he has a concussion history.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/19/17 6:20pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount will likely inherit the carries RB Ryan Mathews was given last year, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski, and Kempski estimates Blount will see around 170 carries.

    Huddle Up: Blount seems like a safe bet to handle the carries around the goal line, and if he also sees a bulk of the early-down work, he should have himself a nice season. Don't expect a repeat of last year's 18-touchdown outburst, but Blount could be a low-end RB2 or luxury RB3.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/18/17 7:19pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount said QB Carson Wentz is 'one of those guys you want to build a team around' and 'has the potential to be a really special player.'

    Huddle Up: Wentz showed promise in his rookie season, but it is still a reach to expect QB1 production from him in 2017. He is an appealing option in keeper formats but a backup in redraft leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 5/17/17 6:55am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (concussion) suffered a concussion last season, according to his wife, Gisele Bundchen, appearing on 'CBS This Morning' Wednesday, May 17.

    Huddle Up: It never showed up on the injury report, but it serves as a reminder that Father Time is undefeated. Brady turns 40 in August, but he remains a high-end QB1 in fantasy that will carry some risk.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/17/17 7:25am ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, May 17, worth up to $2.8 million.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles are expected to cut Ryan Mathews, and Blount will battle with Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood for the carries on first and second downs. Darren Sproles will be in the mix on most third downs. If Blount, who should have a leg up on the rest, can seize the job, he'll be a decent RB2 in fantasy.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/17/17 10:00am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is expected to be released once he is healthy following the signing of LeGarrette Blount, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: Mathews has long been rumored to be out in Philadelphia, so Schefter isn't really breaking any new news here. The official move may take a while to happen, since the 29-year-old is still healing from neck surgery. Mathews may get another shot or two at running in the NFL, but his days of being a somewhat useful fantasy back are probably coming to an end.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/11/17 7:21am ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has interested teams continue to talk to him, and they're trying to work around the compensation the New England Patriots attached to him.

    Huddle Up: The tag placed on Blount is seldom used, and there's fear that it could scare teams away from him - much like the draft-pick compensation did to free agents in MLB. Blount is expected to land somewhere in a timeshare and could be a low-end RB2.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/10/17 12:40pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) received a one-year, $1.1 million tender offer from the New England Patriots before the May 9 deadline that affects compensatory picks, according to a source. The Patriots would receive help in their chances for a compensatory pick if Blount signs with another team.

    Huddle Up: Blount likely will not re-sign with the Patriots because of the additions the team made at the position this offseason. Blount has been linked to a few teams but may be waiting for a better opportunity. He probably will be part of a committee no matter where he signs but could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues because of his touchdown potential.

  • Michael Floyd - WR
    Posted 5/4/17 4:36pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings are 'highly, highly interested' in free-agent WR Michael Floyd (Patriots).

    Huddle Up: Floyd endured the most disappointing season of his five-year career in 2016, getting cut by the only team he played for following a DUI arrest in December and finishing with just 33 catches for 446 yards. Ironically, he did manage to capture his first Super Bowl ring for his late stint with the Patriots, but other than that, his numbers were down across the board. If he were to land in Minnesota, that might be a fine spot for the 27-year-old to get his career back on track.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 5/3/17 5:40am ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has interest from the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Blount figures to be busy on first and second downs wherever he lands, and he'll be a low-end RB2 in fantasy.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB
    Posted 5/2/17 6:00am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million deal includes $4 million in 2017 via a $1.5 million guaranteed salary, a $2 million roster bonus and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He's scheduled to make $2.4 million in 2018 with a $1.9 million salary and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee is going to run the ball, but with so many capable backs you have to wonder if 10 carries is the ceiling for him most games. He produced a lot in a little window with 5.7 yards per carry and eight touchdowns in 101 rushes. He'll be a potential flex back with some risk/reward in fantasy.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 4/25/17 5:14am ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has mutual interest in the New York Giants, and that situation could heat up as we get close to the NFL draft.

    Huddle Up: The Giants still have a slew of backs, and they seemed to really like Paul Perkins late last season. Blount had a magical year in 2016, but he's unlikely to repeat those 18 touchdowns. He's more of an RB2 option in fantasy.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 4/24/17 4:43pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) likely will not re-sign with the New England Patriots this offseason after the Patriots signed RB Mike Gillislee.

    Huddle Up: Blount has been linked to a few teams but likely will have to wait until after the draft to sign with a team. He probably will be part of a committee with his next team but could still be a No. 3 running back in some leagues because of his touchdown potential.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 4/23/17 11:27am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo figures to be the target of several last-ditch trade attempts from the Cleveland Browns leading up to the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, but the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian considers a potential deal a 'long shot' that would require an 'overwhelming offer'.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots have stood firm all spring on Garoppolo and consider him more valuable than the 12th overall selection, while the Browns have shown no desire to trade the No. 1 overall pick, so don't expect a deal to happen between now and Thursday. Texas A&M's Myles Garrett remains the favorite for the top pick, although the Browns' front office and coaching staff is reportedly split between him and North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 4/23/17 5:14pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo 'isn't going anywhere,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: With Garoppolo slated for backup duty again in 2017, he won't have much fantasy value outside of keeper leagues.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 4/21/17 6:48am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB James White's three-year extension is worth $12.69 million with $5.69 million guaranteed and a $4 million signing bonus.

    Huddle Up: These guys have a lot of running backs and only so many plays to go around. White made a strong case for Super Bowl MVP, and he, and Dion Lewis, have the most upside in the backfield that also includes Rex Burkhead and potentially Mike Gillislee. This could be a weekly mix and match, but White is a high-end RB3 right now.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 4/18/17 4:11pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White agreed to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, April 18, according to a source. He is now signed through 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots backfield is pretty stacked now with the likes of James White, Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and possibly Mike Gillislee, among others. Talk about a committee. This backfield could turn into a crapshoot if all these guys stay healthy. White and Lewis have the most upside, but they're all better fits for PPR leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 4/16/17 1:16pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to participate in the offseason workouts that start Monday, April 17.

    Huddle Up: Brady probably will be limited during the offseason and will enter next season as one of the top quarterbacks for fantasy owners. He likely will be selected early in drafts and will be a weekly starting option.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 4/10/17 3:40pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) does not plan to sign the current offer from the New England Patriots, which he received at the start of free agency.

    Huddle Up: Blount wants to re-sign with the Patriots but likely is looking for more money, but the Patriots are sticking with their first offer. He had an outstanding 2016 season with the Patriots and would have a similar role if he re-signs. He would be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he returns to New England.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 4/9/17 5:23pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) is likely to re-sign with the New England Patriots sooner rather than later, according to beat writer Jim McBride.

    Huddle Up: If Blount does return, his role as the power back in New England's high-scoring offense should keep him in the RB2 mix.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 4/7/17 4:38pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has received a contract offer from the New England Patriots this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Blount likely would continue to receive most of the carries if he decides to re-sign with the Patriots but may be looking for a more lucrative contract from a team. Blount can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues if he is back with New England.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 4/4/17 4:37pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount would like to return to Patriots after next season and the Patriots would like him back. However, Blount and the Patriots remain on different terms in regards to a long-term contract.

    Huddle Up: Blount led all NFL running backs last year with 18 touchdowns -- easily the most of any season in his career. Odds are that 2016 will end up being a career year for Blount, so expectations should be lowered going forward. He is capable of double-digit touchdowns, but don't view Blount as more than a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 4/3/17 7:36am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) said he'll be ready for offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: The injuries are starting to really pile up on Gronk, who turns 28 in May. He's one of the best players in fantasy when healthy, but you really have to back him up with an upside tight end.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 3/31/17 6:12am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady receives a $14 million deferred signing bonus payment Friday, March 31.

    Huddle Up: He'll be 40 in August as he tries to break the mold of quarterbacks falling off a cliff statistically after 40. He has shown no signs of it. He averaged 296 yards passing in 12 games last year and threw for 28 scores and two picks. He remains a high-end QB1 in fantasy.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 3/27/17 1:12pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady told owner Robert Kraft that he hopes to play for six or seven more years.

    Huddle Up: Brady has only suffered one serious injury during his 17 years in the NFL. His production has yet to take a big hit, too. He'll be 40 next season, but he's coming off a year in which he threw 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 12 games. He's a perennial QB1 candidate.

  • Michael Floyd - WR
    Posted 3/24/17 9:22am ET

    Free-agent WR Michael Floyd (Patriots) is a 'long shot' to return to the New England Patriots after they acquired Brandin Cooks earlier this month, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: Floyd was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days of home detention earlier this offseason as a result of his in-season extreme DUI, so the combination of that punishment and the Patriots' trade of Cooks doesn't leave much room for him. It looks like Floyd could be waiting until training camp before he finds a home, if even then.

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