New England Patriots
Fantasy impact for next season: Yeah Yeah the Pats
Tom Brady QB2– he lost Gronk. However, he has other weapons and unfortunately he’s a really good QB. You can do worse if you wait on QB’s he’ll be there in the later rounds
N’Keal Harry WR2 with upside – there is no telling how this will play out. Harry is big, strong and has a huge catch radius. Yes, the golden boy Brady will be looking for his bunk mate Julian Edelman most of the time in the beginning however, there is a chance that Harry makes some tough catches gains the confidence of his QB and WHAT IF he can take up some of the slack in the red zone since Gronk is gone? Lot’s of targets. In redraft if you can get him as your 3rd or flex WR that’s great value.
Julian Edelman WR2 solid – he only played in 12 games last year and was in the top 20. If he plays all 16 this year he gets top 12-15 for sure.
Phillip Dorsett/Dontrelle Inman/Demaryius Thomas – one of these guys has to emerge as a reliable target. I’m going to pick Inman more out of attrition than hope. Dorsett injuries and underachiever, DT 102 years old in football age may not hold up to many snaps per game.
NOT GRONK – stream who ever is starting if you have to but until the season gets into full swing we won’t know what the new look TE scheme for the Pats looks like without GronkSmash
James White/Sony Michel RB2 – PPR White should still be the higher scoring fantasy play. Both could put up respectable numbers again due to the way the offense runs. Remember, drafting a NE RB is a tricky proposition. Who’s going to be the guy this week. Thanks for nothing Hoody.
Rex Burkhead/Damian Harris – Not going to call them handcuffs. Not sure what to call them. Late round flyers for deep roster leagues or either/both of them could be next man up for White/Michel if the injury bug hits or if fumbles come into play. As implied above though the Hoody is not fantasy friendly so buyer beware.
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