New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th117.0 (7th)269.2 (4th)
Defense8th88.6 (3rd)237.9 (12th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
03/16/17TEMichael WilliamsKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEWilliams (knee) has re-signed with the Patriots, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

Williams suffered a torn ACL in practice last June and consequently spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve. Even when healthy, he's extremely unlikely to achieve fantasy relevance this upcoming season given his nature as an in-line blocking tight end.

(Updated 03/15/2017)
02/06/17LBJonathan FreenyShoulderQUESTIONABLEFreeny islisted as out for Sunday's game against the Bengals due to a shoulder injury.

Freeny was held out of practice all week due to his shoulder injury, making it unsurprising that he's been ruled out for Sunday's tilt. Shea McClellin (concussion) and Barkevious Mingo figure to see extra reps with Freeny held out.

(Updated 10/14/2016)
02/06/17TERob GronkowskiBackQUESTIONABLEGronkowski (back) is feeling good and will be ready to participate in the Patriots' offseason program,'s Kevin Patra reports.

Gronkowski is four months removed from having his third back surgery since 2009, but that time off, along with his offseason work with the Patriots' training staff, has the hulking tight end raring to return for the team's offseason program. Gronkowski previously insisted his status for the regular season is under no threat, and him rejoining his teammates for offseason workouts would certainly support that stance. While the fact that he hasn't played 16 games since 2011 should still concern fantasy owners, having Gronkowski fully healthy long before Week 1 would at least provide some reassurance regarding his availability.

(Updated 04/03/2017)
02/06/17RBDion LewisHamstringQUESTIONABLELewis (hamstring) has been doing rehab work at Gillette Stadium, reports.

Lewis injured his hamstring on the final play of regulation in the Super Bowl and subsequently missed the brief but memorable overtime period. His decision to stick around New England for rehab work suggests the ailment is fairly serious, but he's apparently making progress with more than a month remaining before the start of OTAs. Lewis will have heated competition for snaps and targets in training camp, with Rex Burkhead joining the New England backfield on a one-year, $3 million contract. Super Bowl hero James White will also be firmly in the mix for a key role, and the Patriots may add more competition in the form of a power back -- possibly even re-signing LeGarrette Blount.

(Updated 03/16/2017)
02/06/17DLGreg ScruggsKneeQUESTIONABLEScruggs (knee) was placed on IR Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Scruggs signed with the Patriots two weeks ago and appeared in their last two games prior to injuring his knee. It remains unclear what the specifics of his knee injury are but he'll now have more than enough time to recover. As the last tight end option on the team, his absence won't impact the offense greatly.

(Updated 10/15/2016)

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