Nelson Agholor

New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #17
New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #17
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Nelson Agholor News

Added competition for targets

Following the team's trade for DeVante Parker, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic suggests that the Patriots could consider using Agholor more out of the slot.

Analysis: At first glance, the addition of Parker to the mix doesn't seem to bode well for Agholor's prospects of seeing increased volume in 2022, with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne also in the team's wide receiver mix. In the first season of his two-year deal with New England, Agholor finished with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. Though the 2015 first-rounder has the ability to provide the team with a downfield threat, it remains to be seen if he'll see steady enough snaps (be it outside or in the slot) and targets to make much of a fantasy splash this time around. That said, when injuries hit, the Patriots are now in a better position to cope, given that they have a clear-cut top four heading their WR depth chart.

Apr 4, 2022 10:32 AM EST


Candidate for contract restructure

Agholor finished the 2021 regular season with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games

Analysis: As Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site points out, Agholor, who logged regular snaps alongside Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne, showed flashes in his first season with the team, but lacked consistency. With that in mind, Perillo suggests that the 28-year-old's contract (which calls for a cap hit of almost $15 million next season) makes him a candidate for a restructure this offseason. At this stage though, we'd expect Agholor, Jakobi Meyers (who is a pending restricted free agent) and Kendrick Bourne (signed through 2023) to all be back in 2022, but it wouldn't surprise us if New England looks to add a playmaking wideout or two (via trade, free agency or the draft) in the coming months.

Jan 24, 2022 12:39 PM EST



Catches one pass Sunday

Agholor was on the field for 55 of a possible 62 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: In his return from a one-game absence due to a concussion, Agholor's snap count was tops among New England's wideouts, but he caught just one pass (on three targets) for 23 yards in the contest. The 28-year-old finished up the regular season with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three TDs in 15 games and figures to log his share of work along with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne in this coming Saturday's playoff opener against the Bills.

Jan 10, 2022 9:46 AM EST


Cleared for Week 18

Agholor has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Agholor will thus return from a one-game absence to join Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne in heading the Patriots' Week 18 wideout corps. In that context, Week 17 standout Kristian Wilkerson figures to see a lesser role Sunday, while Agholor profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option. Through 14 games to date, Agholor is averaging 2.6 catches (on 4.4 targets) for 32.1 receiving yards.

Jan 7, 2022 1:39 PM EST


Returns to limited practice

Agholor (concussion) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Agholor, who last suited up in Week 15, is thus trending toward a return to action Sunday against the Dolphins. If so, he'd be in line to head the Patriots wideout corps along with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne, while Week 17 standout Kristian Wilkerson would likely be a candidate to see his role reduced this weekend.

Jan 5, 2022 3:12 PM EST



Back at practice

Agholor (concussion) was present for the start of practice Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Wednesday's injury report will reveal Agholor's official participation level, but the wideout's return to practice has him trending in the right direction as Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dolphins approaches.

Jan 5, 2022 10:51 AM EST


Ruled out for Week 17

Agholor (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: With Agholor slated to miss his second straight game, look for Jakobi Meyers (thigh/questionable) -- if available -- as well as Kendrick Bourne and N'Keal Harry to lead the Patriots' Week 17 wideout corps against Jacksonville.

Dec 31, 2021 12:38 PM EST


Still sidelined

Agholor (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Evan Lazar of the CLNS Media Network reports.

Analysis: Agholor has one more chance to return to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, but if he ends up sidelined again this weekend, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and N'Keal Harry (hip) would be in line to head the Patriots' Week 17 wideout corps.

Dec 30, 2021 10:03 AM EST


Remains sidelined Wednesday

Agholor (concussion) wasn't present for practice Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Agholor still has two more chances to return to practice in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, but for now the Patriots' top available wideouts are Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and N'Keal Harry.

Dec 29, 2021 11:19 AM EST


Ruled out for Week 16

Agholor (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Agholor out and Kendrick Bourne (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Patriots' Week 16 wideout corps could be headed by Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry (hip/questionable) and Gunner Olszewski, in the event that Bourne isn't cleared to play Sunday.

Dec 24, 2021 1:20 PM EST


Not practicing Friday

Agholor (concussion) wasn't spotted at Friday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Agholor's status for Sunday's game against the Bills is thus iffy, given that he was unable to practice either Wednesday or Thursday. With Kendrick Bourne (illness) currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list, it's plausible that the Patriots' Week 16 wideout corps could be headed by Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry (hip) and Gunner Olszewski.

Dec 24, 2021 9:18 AM EST


Logs another DNP

Agholor (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Analysis: With Agholor sidelined for the second straight practice and Kendrick Bourne (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, it's possible that the Patriots could head into Sunday's game against the Bills with a wideout corps led by Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry (hip) and Gunner Olszewski.

Dec 23, 2021 10:04 AM EST


In concussion protocol

The Patriots listed Agholor as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice due to a concussion.

Analysis: Agholor exited in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to the Colts with what the team termed as a head injury, but it wasn't until the release of the team's first Week 16 practice report that it was revealed the wideout had entered the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. He'll now have two more opportunities to potentially fit in some on-field work before the Patriots host the Bills on Sunday, but even if Agholor upgrades to limited or full practice activity by Friday, he'll still need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play. Along with Agholor, Kendrick Bourne (illness) is also at risk of sitting out Week 16 after testing positive Wednesday for COVID-19, so the Patriots' wideout corps could be more shorthanded than usual.

Dec 22, 2021 2:37 PM EST


Not practicing Wednesday

Agholor (head) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: With Agholor sidelined and Kendrick Bourne on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry and Gunner Olszewski -- as well as practice squad members Kristian Wilkerson and Tre Nixon -- were the Patriots ' wideouts present for Wednesday's session.

Dec 22, 2021 9:55 AM EST


Downgraded to out

Agholor (head) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Agholor hauled in four of six targets for 34 yards prior to his third-quarter departure Saturday. It's not yet clear whether his injury will impact his availability for New England's Dec. 26 matchup against Buffalo.

Dec 18, 2021 7:42 PM EST


Questionable to return

Agholor is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Colts due to a head injury.

Analysis: Agholor sustained his injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's matchup. If he's unable to return to the contest, Kendrick Bourne and N'Keal Harry could see increased involvement in the passing game.

Dec 18, 2021 7:22 PM EST


No catches Monday night

Agholor failed to secure his only target during Monday's 14-10 win over the Bills. He had one carry for six yards.

Analysis: Agholor was held without many opportunities during Monday's abnormally windy contest, which saw Mac Jones attempt just three passes while New England logged a total of 46 rush attempts. After taking a Week 14 bye, the Patriots' offense stands to return to a degree of normalcy during a road matchup against the Colts.

Dec 7, 2021 7:46 AM EST


Three catches in Sunday's win

Agholor, who was on the field for 50 of a possible 60 snaps in Sunday's 36-13 win over the Titans, caught all three of his targets for 20 yards in the contest, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Jakobi Meyers logged 52 snaps and caught five of his eight targets for 98 yards and Kendrick Bourne was out there for 33 plays, en route to hauling in five of his six targets for 61 yards and two TDs. Though Agholor continues to see steady playing time, his production has been up-and-down while working in an offense that spreads the ball around. He'll square off against a tough Bills' pass defense in Week 13, a context that makes Agholor something of a fantasy dart in New England's last game before the team's bye week.

Nov 29, 2021 9:16 AM EST


Finds end zone in Week 11 win

Agholor brought in all five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 25-0 win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Analysis: The veteran speedster recorded his third touchdown of the season on a 19-yard grab early in the second quarter to extend the Patriots' lead to 10-0 at the time. Agholor's overall production, while modest, was a welcome upgrade from the 2-21 line he'd produced over the last two games, with the first contest in that span a target-less game across 52 snaps. Agholor's week-to-week numbers are virtually destined to remain relatively pedestrian due to the Patriots' penchant for spreading the ball around in a generally conservative passing attack, but his deep speed will keep him in consideration for a key Week 12 home matchup against the Titans a week from Sunday.

Nov 18, 2021 8:44 PM EST


Two catches in Week 10

Agholor was on the field for 47 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 45-7 win over the Browns, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: In the process, Agholor -- who didn't catch a pass in Week 9 -- hauled in two of his four targets for 21 yards. Despite continuing to log steady snaps in the Patriots offense, he's only caught more than three passes once this season, and that was back in Week 1. While averaging 2.4 catches and 35.6 receiving yards per game, Agholor is only an option in deeper fantasy formats.

Nov 15, 2021 10:07 AM EST


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