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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 August 1, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Damien Harris RB NE 6.05 14
2 Hunter Henry TE NE 8.11 14
3 James White RB NE 12.03 14
4 New England Defense DEF NE 13.01 14
5 Cam Newton QB NE 13.09 14
6 Jonnu Smith TE NE 13.11 14
7 Nelson Agholor WR NE 15.02 14
8 Sony Michel RB NE 15.04 14

Damien Harris

Damien Harris's current ADP is 6.05, which is the 5th pick of the 6th round, and 65th selection overall.

Damien Harris Average Draft Position PPR

Hunter Henry

Hunter Henry's current ADP is 8.11, which is the 11th pick of the 8th round, and 94th selection overall.

Hunter Henry Average Draft Position PPR

James White

James White's current ADP is 12.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 12th round, and 135th selection overall.

James White Average Draft Position PPR

New England Defense

New England Defense's current ADP is 13.01, which is the 1st pick of the 13th round, and 144th selection overall.

New England Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Cam Newton

Cam Newton's current ADP is 13.09, which is the 9th pick of the 13th round, and 153rd selection overall.

Cam Newton Average Draft Position PPR

Jonnu Smith

Jonnu Smith's current ADP is 13.11, which is the 11th pick of the 13th round, and 154th selection overall.

Jonnu Smith Average Draft Position PPR

Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor's current ADP is 15.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 15th round, and 170th selection overall.

Nelson Agholor Average Draft Position PPR

Sony Michel

Sony Michel's current ADP is 15.04, which is the 4th pick of the 15th round, and 171st selection overall.

Sony Michel Average Draft Position PPR

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

N'Keal Harry, Participating in training camp

Harry, who requested a trade earlier this month, is in attendance for New England's training camp, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: While it's still possible that the 2019 first-rounder could be moved, the 23-year-old indicated Friday that he'd "absolutely" be happy if he ended up staying with the team, noting that's been focusing on improving his agility, as opposed to "playing big." At this stage, the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder presumably slots in behind Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne on the Patriots' wideout depth chart, but a strong summer and/or injuries could lead to a context that would allow Harry to stick around and potentially carve out a key role in the team's offense.

N'Keal Harry player page.

July 31, 2021 8:13 AM EST


Jarrett Stidham, Undergoes surgery, out 12 weeks

Stidham underwent surgery Wednesday for a back injury and is expected to miss around 12 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Stidham was placed on the PUP list last week and it appears he may wind up on the same one when the regular season rolls around. Even when he's cleared for action, Stidham ranks third, at best, on the Patriots' depth chart at quarterback behind Cam Newton and 2021 first-round pick Mac Jones, so his absence shouldn't have many fantasy ramifications.

Jarrett Stidham player page.

July 30, 2021 3:34 PM EST


Damien Harris, Favored to lead backfield

NESN.com's Zack Cox views Harris as the clear favorite to serve as the Patriots' No. 1 back this coming season.

Analysis: While coach Bill Belichick isn't normally the type to detail player's projected roles, he did note that the third-year back is someone "that improved a lot from Year 1 to Year 2," while acknowledging that the 2019 third-rounder "has an opportunity to compete for a lead spot, and he's embraced that." Also in the Patriots' backfield mix are Sony Michel, James White, Rhamondre Stevenson, Brandon Bolden, J.J. Taylor and Tyler Gaffney. For now, Michel profiles as Harris' main competition for early-down work, while White retains his change-of-pace role in the New England offense. Down the road, Stevenson -- who began camp on the active/NFI list -- has a chance to compete for complementary touches, but at this stage Harris looks like the best bet fantasy-wise among the team's running backs.

Damien Harris player page.

July 29, 2021 12:59 PM EST


Jacob Hollister, New TE suffers camp injury

Hollister is listed as day-to-day due to a back injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: The free-agent signee apparently hurt himself during training camp work Thursday. Hollister is competing with Tommy Sweeney for a depth role behind starter Dawson Knox, so any significant missed time could cost him in terms of potential playing time.

Jacob Hollister player page.

July 29, 2021 12:35 PM EST


Cam Newton, Working ahead of Jones

Through the first two practices of New England's training camp, Newton has "led off every team period," Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: As could be expected, 2021 first-rounder Mac Jones followed Newton in every team period. At this stage, it's too early to get a clear read on the Patriots' ongoing signal caller competition, with Howe noting at this early juncture of training camp that "strictly by performance, the QB battle has been a draw." For the time being at least, the fact that Newton is taking team reps ahead of Jones is indicative of his current depth chart standing above the rookie.

Cam Newton player page.

July 29, 2021 12:33 PM EST