Dorsett was on the field for 56 of the Patriots' 61 snaps on offense in Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Jaguars. In doing so, Dorsett caught five of his seven targets for 44 yards. That marks back-to-back seven-target games for Dorsett, who continues to see added opportunities while Julian Edelman serves a four-game suspension. With Edelman still out for two more weeks, Dorsett remains on the fantasy radar as this coming Sunday night's tilt against the Lions approaches.
Dorsett nabbed all seven of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans. A lack of proven options at receiver has been a common talking point in New England to start the season. Dorsett showed on Sunday that he has the ability to fill in for Julian Edelman during the season's first quarter. Known primarily as a deep threat coming out of college, Dorsett showed some sharp route running and quickness in the second quarter on an in-and-out move for a four-yard touchdown. Once a first-round bust, Dorsett looks like he could be a find for the Patriots, with main question being to what degree his workload will be affected once Edelman returns in a few weeks.
Dorsett, who caught all four of his targets for 36 yards in Friday's 25-14 preseason loss to the Panthers, appears on track to begin the season as a key cog in the Patriots' passing attack. With Julian Edelman slated to serve a four-game suspension to start the season and Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt all having been let go by the Patriots, snaps opposite entrenched starter Chris Hogan are available out of the gate. At this stage, Dorsett appears on track to open the campaign as the team's No. 2 wideout, a context that carries with it some sleeper potential.
Dorsett caught all four of his targets for 36 yards in Friday's 25-14 loss to the Panthers in the third preseason game. Dorsett's four receptions all came from Tom Brady, which supports the notion that he could find himself in the starting lineup to begin this season. Of course, that would come while Julian Edelman is suspended the first four games, but Dorsett has nonetheless done a good job of advancing his stock so far in his second season with the Pats.
Dorsett could have a path to consistent snaps on offense early in the season following the release of fellow wideout Kenny Britt (hamstring), Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. With Julian Edelman set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season and Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Britt all having been cut by New England, Dorsett now finds himself with a chance to start opposite Chris Hogan in Week 1. Cordarrelle Patterson and Eric Decker are also on hand to earn targets, and the Patriots may choose to add another wideout, but for now, Dorsett's potential to emerge as a sleeper appears to be growing.
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|6||10/15||Kansas City Chiefs||29||32.00|
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|12||11/25||@New York Jets||15||21.67|
|17||12/30||New York Jets||15||21.67|
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