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Patriots Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the New England Patriots as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of December 8, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

New England Patriots 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Miami Dolphins
2 Away Seattle Seahawks
3 Home Las Vegas Raiders
4 Away Kansas City Chiefs
5 Home Denver Broncos
7 Home San Francisco 49ers
8 Away Buffalo Bills
9 Away New York Jets
10 Home Baltimore Ravens
11 Away Houston Texans
12 Home Arizona Cardinals
13 Away Los Angeles Chargers
14 Away Los Angeles Rams
15 Away Miami Dolphins
16 Home Buffalo Bills
17 Home New York Jets
6 Home Denver Broncos

New England Patriots News

Cam Newton, Confirmed as starter

Coach Matt Rhule reiterated Wednesday that Newton is his starting quarterback, though Rhule did leave the door open for P.J. Walker to get some playing time, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Newton and Walker were last seen Week 12, with the latter subbing in for the former in the second half of a 33-10 loss to Miami. The 32-year-old Newton completed only five of 21 passes in the blowout, after going 21-of-27 the week before (with three total TDs) in a narrow loss to Washington. He'll get another start after the Week 13 bye and should take all or nearly all the QB snaps, but Newton's job doesn't exactly look secure beyond the upcoming Week 14 game against Atlanta. That said, the favorable matchup could go a long way.

Cam Newton player page.

December 8, 2021 1:00 PM EST


Danny Etling, Joins Green Bay's practice squad

The Packers signed Etling to their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Jordan Love's positive test set off a chain reaction of quarterback moves for the Packers. Kurt Benkert was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster as a replacement for Love, and then Green Bay opted to sign Etling as a temporary replacement for Benkert on its practice squad. Etling has spent time with the Seahawks, Vikings, Broncos and now the Packers this season.

Danny Etling player page.

December 7, 2021 2:17 PM EST


Brandon Bolden, Handles four carries

Bolden had four carries for 28 yards during Monday's 14-10 win over the Bills. He also secured his only target for seven yards.

Analysis: Bolden benefited from an unusual game script in extremely windy conditions, but he still worked behind both Damien Harris (hamstring) and Rhamondre Stevenson. Additionally, Bolden handled a season-high 86 percent of snaps on special teams. The Patriots will next take on the Colts on Dec. 18, after a Week 14 bye, at which point Bolden stands to have returned to his usual change-of-pace role.

Brandon Bolden player page.

December 7, 2021 8:00 AM EST


Jakobi Meyers, Not targeted Monday

Meyers was not targeted in Monday night's 14-10 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Meyers was not alone among target-less Patriots, as the team threw the ball merely three times amid extremely windy conditions. With both completions going to non-wideouts, it was an unusual outing for New England's receiving corps, yet still effective enough to win. Meyers and company will now embark on their bye week before returning the play the Colts in Week 15.

Jakobi Meyers player page.

December 6, 2021 9:08 PM EST


Mac Jones, Throws three passes in win

Jones completed two of three passes for 19 yards in Monday night's 14-10 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Jones entered Monday coming off a career-high 310 passing yards last week, but extremely windy conditions in Buffalo resulted in New England running the ball almost every play. In fact, Jones began the fourth quarter with just one attempt, then threw passes on back-to-back plays on the Pats' second-last drive. Despite being on handoff duty basically all night, Jones did enough to help clinch a seventh straight victory, sending him into the bye week on a positive note. He'll surely assume a more conventional quarterback role playing indoors versus the Colts in Week 15.

Mac Jones player page.

December 6, 2021 8:36 PM EST