|Offense||28th||97.5 (23rd)||201.0 (28th)|
|Defense||4th||129.8 (22nd)||185.5 (1st)|
|6||Allen, Ryan||P||6-2||215||2/28/1990||2||Louisiana Tech|
|80||Amendola, Danny||WR||5-11||195||11/2/1985||6||Texas Tech|
|21||Butler, Malcolm||DB||5-11||190||3/2/1990||R||West Alabama|
|61||Cannon, Marcus||G||6-5||335||5/6/1988||4||Texas Christian|
|91||Collins, Jamie||OLB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||2||Southern Mississippi|
|63||Connolly, Dan||C||6-4||305||9/2/1982||9||Southeast Missouri State|
|43||Ebner, Nate||DB||6-0||210||12/14/1988||3||Ohio State|
|11||Edelman, Julian||WR||5-10||200||5/22/1986||6||Kent State|
|10||Garoppolo, Jimmy||QB||6-2||225||11/2/1991||R||Eastern Illinois|
|29||Jones, Don||DB||5-11||205||5/14/1990||2||Arkansas State|
|94||Jones, Chris||DT||6-1||309||7/12/1990||2||Bowling Green State|
|67||Kline, Josh||G||6-3||295||12/29/1989||2||Kent State|
|19||LaFell, Brandon||WR||6-3||210||11/4/1986||5||Louisiana State|
|90||Moore, Zach||DE||6-6||275||9/5/1990||R||Concordia (St. Paul, Minn)|
|22||Ridley, Stevan||RB||5-11||220||1/27/1989||4||Louisiana State|
|55||Skinner, Deontae||LB||6-2||250||12/18/1990||R||Mississippi State|
|66||Stork, Bryan||C||6-4||310||11/15/1990||R||Florida State|
|62||Wendell, Ryan||C||6-2||300||3/4/1986||6||Fresno State|
|59||White, Chris||LB||6-3||238||1/15/1989||4||Mississippi State|
|75||Wilfork, Vince||DT||6-2||325||11/4/1981||11||Miami (Fla.)|
|31||Gaffney, Tyler (IR)||RB||6-0||220||4/20/1991||R||Stanford|
|45||Gordon, Cameron (IR)||LB||6-3||240||6/5/1991||R||Michigan|
|52||Morris, James (IR)||LB||6-2||240||11/20/1991||R||Iowa|
|79||Bass, Ben||DE||6-5||294||10/12/1989||3||Texas A&M|
|82||Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||2||Texas Christian|
|53||Davis, Ja'Gared||LB||6-0||238||9/11/1990||1||Southern Methodist|
|58||Fleming, Darius||LB||6-2||255||7/19/1989||3||Notre Dame|
|35||Gray, Jonas||RB||5-10||225||6/27/1990||1||Notre Dame|
|69||Hauptmann, Caylin||T||6-3||300||7/10/1991||2||Florida International|
|93||Schwenke, Kona||DT||6-4||297||5/11/1992||R||Notre Dame|
|35||Swanson, Dax||DB||5-11||191||3/21/1991||2||Sam Houston State|
|39||Browner, Brandon||CB||6-4||221||8/2/1984||5||Oregon State|
|84||Tyms, Brian||WR||6-3||204||2/21/1989||2||Florida A&M|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
White played sporadically with New England last season. He contributed to nine tackles.
Gronkowski has played a limited role in his return from knee surgery. Even Monday, when he played his largest role of the season, he was on the field for just 62 percent of the team's snaps. He still had just three passes thrown his way, a troubling sign -- especially since his touchdown came after backup Jimmy Garoppolo entered the game.
Gronkowski is still the best weapon in the Patriots' passing game, which is a concern if you are a Tom Brady owner as well. At this point, he clearly is not the same guy we have seen in the past, and it is hard to say when, or if, he might be that guy. The Patriots are going to keep looking for Gronkowski in the red zone, which might help him salvage a few more games and possibly even his season.
However, Gronkowski ranks just 14th among tight ends in yards right now, making him very much a boom-or-bust option until he gets back to full strength.
Siliga suffered a foot injury in Week 3 against the Raiders. He'll be sidelined at least eight weeks after being placed on the IR. Siliga started two of the team's first three games while recording eight tackles.
Last season, the Patriots had one of the best running games in the league, and they augmented it with Vereen's pass-catching skills to create a tandem that was consistently useful for Fantasy owners. So far, however, Vereen and Ridley have just two double-digit Fantasy games between them, one each. And things aren't much better for Vereen in PPR leagues, where he has just one additional 10-plus-point effort.
The Patriots have one of the league's five-least productive offenses, as they are averaged just 298.5 yards per game, while scoring just 20.0 points per game. At this point, Fantasy owners probably cannot rely on either member of the Patriots backfield on a weekly basis, especially as long as they continue splitting time and work.
"I don’t even think about it," McCourty told the paper. "Just go out and play football, and I truly believe the rest will just take care of itself."
Edelman cut his route short on Tom Brady's first interception, and he was unable to hang onto at least one catchable throw. Edelman will try to bounce back Sunday night against Cincinnati.
In addition, first-round defensive lineman Dominique Easley will start camp on the Non-Football Injury list as he recovers from the torn ACL he suffered at Florida last season. Joining him on that list are running back Roy Finch, linebacker Deontae Skinner and offensive tackle Chris Martin.
We could see another great performance from this unit in Week 3 when the Raiders head to Foxboro.
Morris received a setback when he hurt his leg in the final preseason game Thursday.
He's expected to be ready for training camp.
Vereen established season highs in touches and receiving yards. He'll play Cincinnati on Sunday night.
Additionally, Jamey tabs Brian Quick of the Rams, Rueben Randle of the Giants, Malcom Floyd of the Chargers and Andrew Hawkins of the Browns rounds out the top five at wide receiver, with Odell Beckham of the Giants, Davante Adams of the Packers and Brandon LaFell of the Patriots possible sleepers.
It was the third interception of Wilfork's career. The other two came in 2011. He finished Week 3 with three tackles, including one solo.
Walker has been on the Panthers practice squad off and on since joining the team as a rookie free agent in April 2013. He started 22 of his 33 games at Oklahoma, recording 49 tackles and one sack. Walker takes the roster spot of Sealver Siliga, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Garoppolo's first NFL throw was a 5-yard completion to Julian Edelman. On the same drive he found Brandon LaFell for 37 yards, then tight end Rob Gronkowski for a 13-yard touchdown.
Garoppolo and the Pats host Cincinnati on Sunday night.
White plays the Bengals on Sunday night.
With Gronkowski playing a higher percentage of the snaps than any game prior, Brady still put up a dud on Monday night against the Chiefs, in the worst showing of an already disappointing season. He has now failed to even reach 15 Fantasy points in his first four games this season, and is off to the worst start of his career.
Even in his disappointing 2013 campaign, Brady had 75 Fantasy points through four games, compared to 43 after Monday's 6-point effort. It isn't all on Brady of course, as the Patriots' receiving corps beyond Gronkowski and Julian Edelman is pretty much a disaster -- though, of course, it isn't likely to get any better moving forward.
At this point, what looked to be an aberration is settling into the new reality. Brady's skills have slipped just enough that he can no longer make up for the subpar talent the organization has surrounded him with. And things won't get any easier for Brady in Week 5, with the Bengals on the schedule. No team has been stingier against opposing quarterbacks than the Bengals, who have allowed just two touchdowns through three games, with six total interceptions.
At this point, sitting Brady is a pretty easy call. In fact, the more pertinent question is whether the 26th-ranked Fantasy quarterback is still worth owning in 99 percent of CBSSports.com leagues.
"Whatever they tell me to do, I'm there to do it," Easley said.
The Patriots held Easley out of all preseason action as he continued to recover from a torn ACL. He made his debut in Week 1, playing just 26 of the team's 74 defensive snaps. More of a pass-rush threat than a run defender coming out of college, the rookie will look to pressure Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel into making mistakes as the Patriots attempt to avoid starting the season 0-2 for the first time since 2001.
Thompkins had five catches in Week 1, and Amendola had three. The two have combined for just one since then.
Mayo played only six games last season, but he recorded 55 tackles, averaging 9.2 per game.
On Thursday against the Redskins, Tyms caught five passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. His suspension was handed down in May.
Ninkovich's six tackles were actually a season high, but he still has only one sack this season. Jones has two.
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