Valentine (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints. Valentine practiced on a limited basis Thursday but sat out Wednesday and Friday's sessions, so this isn't a major surprise. Undrafted rookie Adam Butler could see an enhanced role with Valentine missing his second consecutive game to start the season.
Valentine (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday. Valentine is slated to be a valuable depth asset on the defensive line since undrafted rookie Adam Butler (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday. Without any injuries for the starters, though, Valentine isn't set to be a fantasy-relevant player.
Valentine (knee) is inactive for the Patriots season opener against the Chiefs on Thursday. This was expected as Valentine was listed as doubtful and did not practice this week. The Patriots will be a bit short on defensive line depth Thursday, and have to hope the 23-year-old can return next week.
Valentine (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice and is listed as doubtful for Thursday's season opener against the Chiefs. Without Valentine, the Patriots will be thin at defensive tackle depth Thursday. While he does not project to post fantasy relevant numbers this season, he could be a piece of the Patriots' defensive puzzle over the course of the season when healthy.
Valentine (knee) did not practice Monday. Based on the fact that he was held out of practice, there's a chance Valentine won't be able to give it a go Thursday. The interior defensive lineman isn't expected to put up high-volume fantasy numbers, but he could be a piece of the New England defensive puzzle over the course of this season.