New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills. Boutte did not even make the trip with the team to Buffalo. The rookie wideout has appeared in just four games this season, usually as a healthy scratch, so his absence on Sunday shouldn't affect the offense too much. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) also being ruled out for Sunday, the Patriots will continue to rely on Demario Douglas and DeVante Parker to lead their depleted receiving corps.
Dec 30, 2023 2:53 PM EST
New England Patriots rookie wide receivers Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice. A concussion has kept Douglas out of New England's last two outings, and it remains unknown if the rookie wideout has passed each phase of the protocol. Friday's injury designations should present more clarity on the health of Douglas, who hopes to return on Sunday at home versus the Kansas City Chiefs. The 23-year-old was emerging a bit after missing Week 6, tallying 5.2 catches on 7.6 targets for 53.4 yards per game over his last five contests before going down, but he would be a low-end WR4 in fantasy if he returns against a tough Chiefs defense. Boutte has two catches on seven targets for 19 yards in seven games this season and would belong nowhere near fantasy lineups if active with a shoulder injury in Week 15.
Dec 15, 2023 1:15 AM EST
New England Patriots rookie wide receivers Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) have been ruled out for the Thursday night contest versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Douglas suffered a concussion in Week 12 and will now miss his second straight game. Receivers DeVante Parker (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) are questionable to play, so the worst offense in football could be extremely thin at the receiver position on the road in a tough matchup against the Steelers. Parker led the Patriots in receiving last week with Douglas out and he should once again have a substantial role if he's active. However, all of New England's pass-catchers have a scary low fantasy ceiling and floor. Douglas had been quarterback Mac Jones' favorite target before Douglas' injury and before Jones was benched in favor of Bailey Zappe.
Dec 6, 2023 5:20 PM EST
New England Patriots rookie wide receivers Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) were listed as non-participants on Monday's estimated practice report. Douglas, who had become New England's most targeted wideout after Kendrick Bourne's (knee) season-ending injury, suffered a concussion in Week 12 and did not play in the Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Neither he nor Boutte, a rookie that has been active only three times in 2023, are likely to suit up on a short week this Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. DeVante Parker was the biggest beneficiary in the passing game with Douglas out this past Sunday, as he led the team in receiving, but it's extremely tough to trust any Patriots receivers in fantasy lineups right now.
Dec 4, 2023 6:27 PM EST
New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (illness, shoulder) has been ruled out for the Week 13 contest on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. In addition to Boutte, fellow rookie receiver Demario Douglas (concussion), who had become the team's top target with Kendrick Bourne (knee) done for the year, will also be unavailable this weekend. It means an already terrible offense that is now turning to Bailey Zappe at quarterback will be down to JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton as their starting wideouts. Boutte, 21, will now miss his ninth game of the year. At best, he's a stash candidate in dynasty/keeper leagues. The sixth-round pick has two catches for 19 yards in the three games he's played in.
Dec 1, 2023 7:48 PM EST
New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (illness, shoulder) joined fellow rookie Demario Douglas (concussion) on the sidelines at practice on Thursday after he was limited on Wednesday with a shoulder injury. Even though Boutte's absence on Thursday was likely because of illness and not his shoulder, the 21-year-old should be considered questionable to play in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Douglas has yet to practice this week, so an offense already lacking playmakers at all positions could be down to JuJu Smith-Schuster and DeVante Parker as their top two receivers this Sunday. Boutte has been well off the fantasy radar in 2023. He's played in just three games and caught one pass for eight yards on two targets in last week's loss to the New York Giants.
Nov 30, 2023 8:32 PM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) was limited in the team's practice on Wednesday. The rookie has been a healthy scratch for most of the year but has gotten more opportunities in recent weeks due to injuries. Boutte appeared to pick up a shoulder injury after catching one pass for eight yards on 11 snaps in the Patriots' loss on Sunday. He'll have two more chances to upgrade his practice status before Week 13. But even if he does suit up this weekend, he doesn't carry any fantasy value. The wideout has just two catches this season.
Nov 30, 2023 1:00 AM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte is trending towards suiting up for the Week 10 matchup versus the New England Patriots. Boutte has not played since Week 1, but reportedly has looked good in practice this week. The Patriots could use Boutte with Kendrick Bourne (knee) and DeVante Parker (concussion) both ruled out for Sunday's game. That means, the Patriots are likely to lean on Demario Douglas (ankle), JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Jalen Reagor has their top three wideouts. Possibly, Boutte gets involved as well, but he'd probably be the fourth option, which wouldn't give him reliable streaming value.
Nov 10, 2023 9:31 AM EST
New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte caught both his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-17 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers. Bailey Zappe connected with Boutte for a 42-yard touchdown strike with a minute left before the first half. The 21-year-old made the most of his opportunity on Saturday, catching both targets while racking up 32 yards after the catch. Boutte is battling Demario Douglas and Tre Nixon for a roster spot on New England's wide receiver depth chart behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker, Kendrick Bourne, and Tyquan Thornton.
Aug 20, 2023 9:09 AM EST