The Patriots selected running back Rhamondre Stevenson in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, and he will compete for a role in their crowded backfield. Stevenson is not worth drafting in most seasonal Fantasy leagues, and he's only worth a late-round flier in rookie-only drafts for dynasty formats. Stevenson will likely be No. 4 at best in New England behind Damien Harris, Sony Michel and James White, and it will probably take an injury or two for him to see increased playing time. At Oklahoma, Stevenson had 165 carries for 1,180 yards and 13 touchdowns, along with 28 catches for 298 yards in two seasons. He will likely be better suited for non-PPR leagues if he ever gets the chance for extended action this year.
The Patriots have placed Stevenson (undisclosed) on the active/Non-Football Injury list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. It's unclear what's keeping the rookie fourth-round pick off the field, but Stevenson can come off the list and practice at any time during training camp. Once he's deemed fit to rejoin his teammates, Stevenson will look to carve out a role in New England's backfield, which is currently headed by Damien Harris.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||@New York Jets||20||18.00|
|3||09/26||New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|4||10/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||12.30|
|7||10/24||New York Jets||20||18.00|
|8||10/31||@Los Angeles Chargers||14||16.75|