Patriots Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player

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  • See our experts' fantasy rankings, projections and analysis for every relevant New England Patriots player.

We get another year of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England.

What should we expect from this offense in 2019? What will it look like without Rob Gronkowski? How will targets and touches be distributed?

Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.

Patriots Fantasy Rankings, Projections

Tom Brady, QB

  • Pass: 370 comp | 573 att | 0.645 comp% | 4209 yds | 27.5 TDs | 10.4 INTs
  • Rush: 25 car | 37 yds | 0.9 TDs

Sony Michel, RB

  • Rush: 215 car | 957 yds | 7.9 TDs
  • Rec: 12 catches | 86 yds | 0.5 TDs

Damien Harris, RB

  • Rush: 110 car | 458 yds | 4.3 TDs
  • Rec: 16 catches | 140 yds | 0.5 TDs

James White, RB

  • Rush: 59 car | 252 yds | 2.2 TDs
  • Rec: 70 catches | 600 yds | 4.7 TDs
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Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman, WR

  • Rec: 80.6 catches | 921 yds | 5.6 TDs

Josh Gordon, WR

  • Rec: 55.7 catches | 891 yds | 5.1 TDs

N’Keal Harry, WR

  • Rec: 27.7 catches | 376 yds | 3 TDs

Ben Watson, TE

  • Rec: 23 catches | 247 yds | 2.1 TDs

Matt LaCosse, TE

  • Rec: 22 catches | 232 yds | 1.4 TDs

Note: Projections as of August 22.


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Patriots Fantasy Outlooks

Chris Raybon breaks down offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ playcalling tendencies to forecast who will benefit most.

  • Since Belichick became head coach of the Patriots in 2000, no Patriots wide receiver has exceeded 72 targets, 43 catches, 519 yards, or 4 touchdowns as a rookie. None exceeded 113 PPR points or 76 standard points, which would have equated to WR66 and WR62 finishes, respectively, last season. Josh Gordon‘s reinstatement sent N’Keal Harry’s ADP into free-fall, but he should have never been coming off the board in the top 50 in the first place.
  • Gordon was limited to 18 snaps in each of his first two games last season, then was a full go for nine. Here’s how the targets per game broke down with Gordon as a full-time player: Julian Edelman 9.1, James White 7.8, Gordon 6.9, Rob Gronkowski 6.0, Chris Hogan 2.8.
  • Over the past three seasons, McDaniels has settled on an approach to dictate the start of games: Force opponents to stop the run in Foxborough, and come out throwing on the road. In the first half, Patriots have rushed 44% of the time at home but only 37% of the time on the road over the past three seasons. In none of the past three seasons has their first-half pass rate been above 56% at home or below 61% on the road.