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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 May 7, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Hunter Henry TE NE 7.07 5
2 Damien Harris RB NE 7.08 5
3 Jonnu Smith TE NE 11.06 5
4 James White RB NE 12.11 5
5 Julian Edelman WR NE 13.05 5
6 Sony Michel RB NE 13.12 5
7 Cam Newton QB NE 14.03 5
8 Nelson Agholor WR NE 14.05 5
9 New England Defense DEF NE 14.06 5
10 Stephen Anderson TE NE 15.03 5

Hunter Henry

Hunter Henry's current ADP is 7.07, which is the 7th pick of the 7th round, and 79th selection overall.

Hunter Henry Average Draft Position PPR

Damien Harris

Damien Harris's current ADP is 7.08, which is the 8th pick of the 7th round, and 79th selection overall.

Damien Harris Average Draft Position PPR

Jonnu Smith

Jonnu Smith's current ADP is 11.06, which is the 6th pick of the 11th round, and 125th selection overall.

Jonnu Smith Average Draft Position PPR

James White

James White's current ADP is 12.11, which is the 11th pick of the 12th round, and 143rd selection overall.

James White Average Draft Position PPR

Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman's current ADP is 13.05, which is the 5th pick of the 13th round, and 149th selection overall.

Julian Edelman Average Draft Position PPR

Sony Michel

Sony Michel's current ADP is 13.12, which is the 12th pick of the 13th round, and 156th selection overall.

Sony Michel Average Draft Position PPR

Cam Newton

Cam Newton's current ADP is 14.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 14th round, and 159th selection overall.

Cam Newton Average Draft Position PPR

Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor's current ADP is 14.05, which is the 5th pick of the 14th round, and 160th selection overall.

Nelson Agholor Average Draft Position PPR

New England Defense

New England Defense's current ADP is 14.06, which is the 6th pick of the 14th round, and 161st selection overall.

New England Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson's current ADP is 15.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 15th round, and 171st selection overall.

Stephen Anderson 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

Damien Harris, Heads backfield along with Michel

As the 2021 season approaches, Harris and Sony Michel are poised to head the Patriots' backfield, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Also in the mix are pass-catching back James White and fourth-round draft pick Rhamondre Stevenson, while Brandon Boldenand J.J. Taylor provide depth. From a fantasy perspective, Harris -- who finished 2020 with 137 carries for 691 yards (5.0 YPC) and two TDs, to go along with five catches for 52 yards in 10 games, profiles as the team's top option, but his minimal impact in the passing game hampers his utility in PPR formats. With Michel and quite possibly Stevenson also in the early-down equation, Harris' week-to-week volume may fluctuate in 2021, with injuries and opponent-based game scripts also likely to emerge as important factors in determining how many touches he logs as the season rolls along.

Damien Harris player page.

May 5, 2021 9:45 AM EST

Jakob Johnson, Given roster exemption

Johnson has received a roster exemption as part of the International Pathway Program, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Johnson thus won't count against the offseason 90-man roster, making it substantially easier for him to stick with the Patriots and continue to develop. He's looking to suit up at fullback for a third straight season with the team.

Jakob Johnson player page.

May 3, 2021 4:45 PM EST

Sony Michel, Fifth-year option not picked up

The Patriots declined Michel's fifth-year option on Monday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: New England declined to keep Michel around for 2022 in exchange for guaranteeing him a $4.5 million salary, but the team did pick up Isaiah Wynn's $10.4 million fifth-year option. The 26-year-old was efficient in limited action last season, with 79 carries for 449 yards (5.7 YPC) and one rushing touchdown in nine contests, but he only handled more than 10 carries in a single contest. Per Jeff Howe of The Athletic, Michel is primed to serve as a one-two punch alongside Damien Harris for the 2021 campaign, after which he'll hit free agency.

Sony Michel player page.

May 3, 2021 3:39 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham, Faces added competition

The Patriots' selection of Mac Jones with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft could present a threat to Stidham's roster spot, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With 2020 starter Cam Newton having been re-signed this offseason and Jones now on board to be groomed to be the team's long-term answer at QB, Stidham's role with the Patriots is currently unclear. That could change if either Newton or Jones are forced to miss time, but if all three approach the season healthy, then New England's coaching staff will have to make a call on whether to keep three signal-callers. In such a scenario, it's possible that Stidham could be the odd man out.

Jarrett Stidham player page.

April 30, 2021 11:20 AM EST

Cam Newton, Endorsed by Belichick

Though the Patriots selected Mac Jones 15th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, coach Bill Belichick made it clear that Newton remains the team's top QB at this time, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "Cam's our quarterback. Whatever time Jarrett (Stidham) or Mac are ready to challenge and compete, then we'll see how that goes," Belichick noted Thursday night.

Analysis: Given that New England used a first-round pick to secure Jones, it can be assumed that he's viewed as the team's long-term answer at QB, but the rookie has some ground to make up before he's in a position to overtake Newton as the starter. The report adds that both Newton and Stidham have been participating in voluntary offseason workouts at Gillette Stadium of late, a context that gives Newton a head start relative to last year, when he didn't sign with the team until late June and then contended with an unconventional offseason that presented challenges with regard to getting up to speed with his new team's offense and gaining rapport with his supporting cast. As the 2021 campaign approaches, Newton -- who turns 32 on May 11 -- will be working with an improved pass-catching corps that will feature a quartet of free agent additions, namely WRs Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, as well as talented TEs Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry.

Cam Newton player page.

April 30, 2021 8:19 AM EST