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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 28, 2023.

# 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

Damien Harris, Slated to work alongside Cook

Following the 2023 NFL Draft, Harris is in line to work in a Buffalo backfield that also includes James Cook, Nyheim Hines and Latavius Murray, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Given that last season's top rusher Devin Singletary is now with the Texans, the Bills' backfield is in transition, with both Getzenberg and Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic indicating that Cook (a 2022 second-rounder) is expected to have an opportunity to carve out a lead role in 2023. That said, as long as Harris remains healthy, he'll have a chance to absorb a decent share of early-down and short-yardage touches, with Hines on hand as a change-of-pace option and Murray providing another early-down option in the event that Cook or Harris miss any time. Additionally, the team gained further RB depth after the draft by signing UDFA Jordan Mims.

Damien Harris player page.

May 1, 2023 9:52 AM EST

Mac Jones, In good standing with coach

Coach Bill Belichick noted Friday that he "absolutely" feels the same way about Jones as he did prior to training camp last season, at which time he complimented the QB's progress, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Analysis: When asked if Jones is still the team's No. 1 signal-caller option, Belichick replied, "yeah, I mean, look, Mac's been our quarterback for two years. As I tell the team every year, each player, each coach, we all have to re-establish and prove ourselves every year. That's what this league is. That's for all of us -- '23 is '23. We'll see how '23 goes." Now heading into his third pro campaign since being drafted 15th overall in 2021, Jones is slated to work under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who noted that the team's incumbent starter has "worked really, really hard this offseason." Following the 2023 NFL Draft, in which the team didn't select a signal-caller, it appears as though Jones will have an opportunity to solidify his standing as the team's top option at the position, with 2022 fourth-rounder Bailey Zappe, Trace McSorley and reported UDFA addition Malik Cunningham also in the team's signal-caller mix.

Mac Jones player page.

April 30, 2023 10:42 AM EST

Braxton Berrios, Two rushing TDs in 2022

Berrios wasn't targeted in Sunday's season finale against the Dolphins. He finishes the season with 18 catches for 145 yards on 32 targets.

Analysis: Berrios took a major step back as a receiver after totaling 825 yards and five touchdowns over the previous two seasons, but the gadget player contributed in other ways. He rushed nine times for 91 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to throwing a two-yard touchdown. Berrios also had 600 kick return yards and 240 yards on punt returns. The 27-year-old receiver has one more year left on his contract with the Jets and should reprise his role as the return man and part-time player on offense in 2023.

Braxton Berrios player page.

January 11, 2023 9:52 AM EST

Danny Etling, Signs back up with Green Bay

Etling signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on Tuesday.

Analysis: Etling will sign his second reserve/future contract with the Packers in as many years. The 28-year-old made a strong impression during the 2022 preseason with Green Bay, though he never had a real chance to make the active roster and ultimately spent the entirety of this regular season on the practice squad. The 6-foot-3 signal-caller will now look to make his heading into the 2023 campaign.

Danny Etling player page.

January 10, 2023 9:14 PM EST

J.J. Taylor, Sticking with New England

Taylor signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday.

Analysis: Taylor has spent all three seasons of his NFL career with New England, though he bounced back and forth between the practice squad and active roster this regular season. As a result, the 25-year-old recorded a career-low 10 carries in 2022 while appearing in fewer than five games for the first time in his career. Taylor will now look to compete for a roster spot among the Patriots' crowded running backs corps heading into the 2023 campaign.

J.J. Taylor player page.

January 10, 2023 8:43 PM EST