Following the team's trade for DeVante Parker, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic suggests that the Patriots could consider using Agholor more out of the slot. At first glance, the addition of Parker to the mix doesn't seem to bode well for Agholor's prospects of seeing increased volume in 2022, with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne also in the team's wide receiver mix. In the first season of his two-year deal with New England, Agholor finished with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. Though the 2015 first-rounder has the ability to provide the team with a downfield threat, it remains to be seen if he'll see enough steady snaps (be it outside or in the slot) and targets to make much of a fantasy splash this time around. That said, when injuries hit, the Patriots now are in a better position to cope, given that they have a clear-cut top four heading their WR depth chart.
Agholor finished the 2021 regular season with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. As Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site points out, Agholor, who logged regular snaps alongside Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne, showed flashes in his first season with the team but lacked consistency. With that in mind, Perillo suggests that the 28-year-old's contract (which calls for a cap hit of almost $15 million next season) makes him a candidate for a restructure this offseason. At this stage, we'd expect Agholor, Meyers (who is a pending restricted free agent) and Bourne (signed through 2023) to all be back in 2022, but it wouldn't surprise if New England looks to add a playmaking wideout or two via trade, free agency or the draft in the coming months.
Agholor was on the field for 55 of a possible 62 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. In his return from a one-game absence due to a concussion, Agholor's snap count was tops among New England's wideouts, but he caught just one pass (on three targets) for 23 yards in the contest. The 28-year-old finished up the regular season with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three TDs in 15 games and figures to log his share of work along with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne in this coming Saturday's playoff opener against the Bills.
Agholor has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Agholor will thus return from a two-game absence to join Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne in heading the Patriots' Week 18 wideout corps. In that context, Week 17 standout Kristian Wilkerson figures to see a lesser role Sunday, while Agholor profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option. Through 14 games to date, Agholor is averaging 2.6 catches (on 4.4 targets) for 32.1 receiving yards.
Agholor (concussion) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday. Agholor, who last suited up Week 15, is thus trending toward a return to action Sunday against the Dolphins. If he clears the NFL's five-step concussion protocol ahead of the regular-season finale, he would be in line to head New England's wideout corps along with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne. Kristian Wilkerson, a standout performer in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Jaguars, would likely be a candidate to see a major role reduction if Agholor plays.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||@Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
|8||10/30||@New York Jets||13||20.65|
|11||11/20||New York Jets||13||20.65|
|15||12/18||@Las Vegas Raiders||4||17.67|
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|3 Year Avg||72||41||577||5||26||14.07||87|