Asiasi was on the field for 29 of a possible 69 snaps on offense in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Raiders, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. That's a season high for the rookie, but he wasn't targeted in the contest. For now, New England's tight ends aren't a big part of the team's passing attack, and Asiasi's fantasy upside is limited in that context, especially because he continues to be out-snapped by Ryan Izzo (43).
Asiasi was on the field for 10 of a possible 64 snaps on offense in Sunday's 21-11 win over the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Asiasi was not targeted in the game, while Ryan Izzo saw action on 63 snaps and hauled in one of his two targets for 25 yards. Down the road, Asiasi and fellow rookie Dalton Keene (neck) -- who was inactive Sunday -- should get into the team's pass-catching mix, but for now no New England tight end is a reliable fantasy option.
Asiasi (foot/ankle) was able to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports. Asiasi was forced out of Tuesday's practice after appearing to suffer a foot or ankle injury, but his presence on the field Wednesday indicates that the issue was minor. He and fellow 2020 third-round tight end Dalton Keene are looking to carve out roles in the New England offense as rookies, with Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston noting that Asiasi had "been plenty solid in the first week of workouts" prior to his exit from Tuesday's practice. For his part, Keene has shown well in practice as well, and it's plausible that the duo will work in a timeshare out of the gate. In such a scenario, both players would be hit-or-miss fantasy options, though if either quickly emerges in the Patriots' passing game, there could be some in-season value to be found.
Asiasi left Tuesday's practice to receive medical attention on his foot and/or ankle, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal said Asiasi and fellow rookie tight end Dalton Keene both enjoyed their best practice of training camp the day prior. While fantasy contributions from rookie TEs are few and far between, the state of the New England depth chart suggests the team will need at least one of the two to handle a bunch of snaps. This injury could crack the door open for Keene, though initial reports don't hint at Asiasi's issue being too serious.
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|7||10/25||San Francisco 49ers||8||5.33|
|9||11/09||@New York Jets||22||9.00|
|13||12/06||@Los Angeles Chargers||26||9.80|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Rams||18||8.00|
|17||01/03||New York Jets||22||9.00|
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