| Gronkowski not expected to play, thigh injury|
Gronk to miss Week 5
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 5, 6:00 pm
|Updated: Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play tonight vs Bucs, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We got word earlier today that Gronk could be limited, but not it appears he will sit out Thursday night. Dwayne Allen should fill the tight end role but he's difficult to trust as anything more than a TE2 given his limited usage this season (0 catches). Expect more work in the passing game to go to Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and James White.
| Gronkowski, Amendola back at practice|
Rex Burkhead sits
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 20, 1:00 pm
|TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) is present at practice today, as are LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and WR Danny Amendola (concussion/knee). (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This confirms that Gronk's goin injury last week was minor. He should be good to go in Week 3 barring any setback. Amendola's presence will likely put a dent in the fantasy value of Chris Hogan who is dealing with a knee injury. Rex Burkhead (ribs) missed practice Wednesday.
| Amendola ruled out for Patriots|
Pats to feature RBs in the passing game?
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 15, 3:00 pm
|The New England Patriots will be without starting linebacker Dont'a Hightower and top slot receiver Danny Amendola for Sunday's road game against the New Orleans Saints, as the club has officially ruled them out with injuries. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Amendola out, Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks should be Tom Brady's top wideout targets. Belichick may opt to use his running backs (James White, Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis) more in the passing game as newly acquired Phillip Dorsett is the only other healthy receiver on the roster.
| Danny Amendola misses practice Thursday|
Concussion, knee injury make keep Pats receiver out Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 14, 1:30 pm
|While Dont'a Hightower (knee) & Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) remain absent at practice, DT Vincent Valentine (No. 99/knee) returns. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Amendola could practice Friday but barring a significant turnaround, it's unlikely he will play this week leaving Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan as the primary wide receivers for Tom Brady. More running back usage could also be in the Patriots gameplan against the Saints.
|Pats trade QB Brissett for WR Phillip Dorsett|
Colts get Luck insurance
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 2, 2:30 pm
|The Patriots are trading QB Jacoby Brissett to the Colts for WR Phillip Dorsett, league source tells ESPN. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Dorsett has struggled to become a significant part of the Colts offense since being drafted in the first round back in 2015. He'll get a fresh start in New England but likely wont' have much fantasy value being fourth or fifth on depth chart behind Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell.
| ACL tear confirmed for Edelman|
Will miss entire 2017 season
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 26, 1:00 pm
|New England's worst fears have been realized. Julian Edelman is done for the season.
An MRI on Saturday revealed that Edelman indeed suffered an ACL tear in his right knee during Friday's preseason win over the Lions, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Patriots' Super Bowl hero will miss the entire 2017 campaign. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: As we expected, Edelman will the season. It's a big blow to the Patriots and for fantasy owners who've already drafted the Patriots slot receiver. In his absence, expect Danny Amendola and Chris Hogan to see an increased workload. Hogan is likely the biggest beneficiary and should reps both in the slot and outside.