Player Outlook
Stevenson is the No. 2 running back in New England, and he's a good handcuff option for Damien Harris. Stevenson is only worth drafting with a late-round pick in the majority of leagues. In 2021 as a rookie, Stevenson had seven games with double digits in carries, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in three of them. Stevenson would only be worth starting if Harris misses time due to injury, but keep in mind the Patriots also have James White and rookie Pierre Strong in the passing game. We like Stevenson as a lottery ticket if Harris were to get hurt given how much New England wants to run the ball, and Harris scored 15 touchdowns last season. Stevenson is a good running back to stash on your bench in all leagues, with his value higher in non- and 0.5-PPR formats.

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Fantasy News

  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Seeing some third-down reps

    Early on in training camp, Stevenson has been seeing added third-down reps, Henry McKenna of USA Today reports. It's clear that Stevenson will be part of the Patriots' early-down mix this season along with Damien Harris, but for now the 2021 fourth-rounder is logging added third-down reps, with veteran change-of-pace back James White (hip) on the active/PUP list and rookie Pierre Strong dealing with an undisclosed injury. For his part, Stevenson notes that he feels "a lot more comfortable running routes and catching the football," adding that he "did a lot of that (during the offseason): running routes, getting better with my hands, pass protection." Meanwhile, the 24-year-old, who the Patriots officially list at 6-foot, 230 pounds, says he's at about 225 pounds these days, and if that helps his quickness at all, it's plausible that the Oklahoma product -- who saw just 18 targets in 12 games last season -- could see some added opportunities in the passing game in 2022, even when his banged-up teammates return to the mix.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: In line for key role in Year 2

    Stevenson is poised to maintain a key role in the Patriots backfield, Paul Perillo of the team's official site reports. Also in the mix for early-down carries is Damien Harris, who is in the last year of his rookie deal, while the team hopes that veteran James White can move past a significant hip injury and reclaim his previous passing-down role. Additionally, third-year player J.J. Taylor and the versatile Ty Montgomery are in line to compete with rookie draftees Pierre Strong (fourth round) and Kevin Harris (sixth round) for complementary backfield work. As long as the incumbent Harris remains in the mix and is able to avoid injury, Stevenson's weekly volume figures to fluctuate in his second NFL season, but the 2021 fourth-rounder is a player who could have some strong fantasy efforts whenever the game plan works in his favor. As a rookie, the 6-foot, 230-pounder logged 133 carries for 606 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 14 catches (on 18 targets) for 123 yards in 12 games.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Complements Harris in Year 1

    Stevenson finished the 2021 regular season with 133 carries for 606 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 14 catches (on 18 targets) for 123 yards in 12 games. He added eight carries for 27 yards and four receptions for 33 yards in last weekend's blowout loss to the Bills in the wild-card round. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Stevenson, who wasn't much of a factor in the Patriots offense until Week 5, finished the regular season with an overall 24.7-percent snap share. He emerged as an early-down factor alongside No. 1 back Damien Harris, who handled a 36.2-percent share over the course of the season. As the 2022 campaign approaches, the two will continue to form a solid 1-2 backfield punch, while the team's change-of-pace options have yet to be cemented, given that both James White (hip) and Brandon Bolden are eligible to become free agents this offseason. Though Harris continues to profile as New England's top back, there should be enough touches available for Stevenson in 2022 to have a degree of weekly fantasy utility, even when both backs are available. If and when Harris is out or limited for any reason, however, Stevenson would be in line for an uptick in his workload and fantasy production.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Totals 60 yards in postseason loss

    Stevenson rushed the ball eight times for 27 yards in Saturday's 47-17 wild-card round loss to Buffalo. He added four receptions for 33 yards. Stevenson was one of the few bright spots for New England, as he saw a substantial role as a pass catcher due to game script. The majority of his production did come with the game out of reach, though he still managed long receptions of 15 and 10 yards while matching his career high with four receptions. Stevenson progressively saw his workload increase throughout his rookie campaign, and he could be the primary backup to Damien Harris in 2022 should James White (hip) sign elsewhere as a free agent during the offseason.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Not on injury report

    Stevenson (head) doesn't appear on the Patriots' injury report ahead of Saturday's wild-card game against the Bills. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Stevenson was limited to just nine snaps in the Patriots' Week 18 loss to the Dolphins on account of the head injury. Fortunately, Stevenson was able to check back into the contest, which suggested he passed all concussion tests. With no limitations Wednesday in the Patriots' first practice of the week, Stevenson is poised to continue to share early-down work this weekend with Damien Harris.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Five touches in Sunday's loss

    Stevenson carried the ball four times for 34 yards and caught one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins. He wound up finishing third in the Patriots' backfield in touches behind Damien Harris (15) and Brandon Bolden (nine) after missing a large part of the middle of the game with a head injury, but Stevenson was still very productive on the ground with the workload he did get. Assuming the injury isn't serious, he should be more involved in the offense Saturday in the wild-card round against the Bills, a defense he ran for 78 yards against on 24 carries in their first meeting this season.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Back in Sunday's game

    Stevenson (head) returned to Sunday's game at Miami, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports. After spending parts of the second and third quarter out of the contest, Stevenson will rejoin Damien Harris and Brandon Bolden out of the Patriots backfield.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Exits Sunday's game

    Stevenson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a head injury. Prior to his exit from the contest, Stevenson caught one pass for two yards. In his absence, Damien Harris and Brandon Bolden will handle the Patriots' Week 18 backfield work.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Big performance in return

    Stevenson rushed 19 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 50-10 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. The rookie made a splashy return from a one-game absence due to COVID-19, helping carry the load after Damien Harris exited the game with a hamstring injury. Stevenson got into the end zone from one and six yards out in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, on his way to a career-high rushing yardage total. Harris did downplay the hamstring issue after the game, but if he were to be rested in the Week 18 finale against the Dolphins as a precaution, Stevenson presumably would be in line for an even heavier workload than Sunday's.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Misses practice with illness

    Stevenson missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. As a result, Stevenson's status is worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's game against the Bills. Meanwhile, fellow running back Damien Harris (hamstring) logged a limited practice Wednesday after missing the Patriots' Week 15 loss to the Colts. If Stevenson and Harris are both available this weekend, the would likely settle back into a timeshare arrangement.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Contained by Colts

    Stevenson carried the ball 10 times for 36 yards and caught his lone target for four yards in Saturday's 27-17 loss to the Colts. With Damien Harris (hamstring) inactive, Stevenson took on lead back duties for the Pats but was mostly held in check and then saw his workload dwindle in the second half after New England fell behind early. It was a disappointing performance for Stevenson after the rookie had topped 60 rushing yards the last four times he saw double-digit carries. Even if Harris returns to the lineup in Week 16, both backs could be busy in a rematch with the Bills.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Starting assignment on tap

    Stevenson is expected to serve as New England's lead back Saturday in Indianapolis with Damien Harris (hamstring) ruled out ahead of the contest, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports. When Harris was previously sidelined Week 10 against Cleveland, Stevenson enjoyed a nice coming-out party in New England's 45-7 win, carrying 20 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns while adding four receptions for 14 yards on five targets. The rookie has continued to thrive in a complementary role behind Harris in the Patriots' subsequent three games, averaging 4.3 yards on 15 carries per contest. Stevenson is likely to again flirt with another 20-carry workload if the game flow allows for it, and while he'll likely have a larger role on passing downs than Harris typically does, Brandon Bolden (knee) -- who is listed as questionable -- will remain a factor in those situations if he's active for the contest. Even though he can't be counted on to replicate his big performance versus the Browns, Stevenson still looks like a stellar option for Week 15 fantasy lineups.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Shoulders rushing workload

    Stevenson rushed 24 times for 78 yards in Monday night's 14-10 win over the Bills. Stevenson was heavily relied upon amid extremely windy conditions as well as an injury to teammate Damien Harris (hamstring). Although Harris still managed 10 carries for 111 yards and a score, he was limited to just one handoff in the second half, clearing the way for Stevenson to lead the backfield. Despite consistently facing stacked defensive fronts with the Pats throwing merely three times all game, hurting his efficiency, Stevenson again showed impressive glimpses of his athletic, physical running style, helping New England win in spite of Monday's unusual circumstances. Harris will get some time to heal over the Patriots' bye week, but if he's still restricted once the team reconvenes ahead of Week 15's matchup versus the Colts, Stevenson would be the chief beneficiary.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Should play Sunday

    Stevenson (knee) remains listed as questionable but is expected to play Sunday against the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Fellow running back Damien Harris (neck) is also listed as questionable but is expected to play, setting the stage for the duo to share early down snaps versus Tennessee, while Brandon Bolden handles change-of-pace work. Either way, the composition of New England's Week 12 backfield will be clarified before the first wave of games Sunday, with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on tap.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Listed as questionable for Week 12

    Stevenson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday. Stevenson was added to the Patriots' Week 12 injury report after being limited in Thursday's practice, but the fact that he was able to work Friday suggests that he has a solid shot to suit up this weekend. Also listed as questionable is fellow running back Damien Harris (neck), who practiced in a limited fashion this past week. Fortunately for those inclined to use either of New England's top two backs in fantasy lineups this weekend, the team kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. In a 25-0 win over the Falcons last Thursday, Stevenson ran 12 times for 69 yards and secured his only target for six yards, while Harris recorded 10 carries for 56 yards and one reception for nine yards.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Teams with Harris and Bolden

    In Thursday's night's game against the Falcons, Stevenson will be part of a New England backfield that will also include Damien Harris and Brandon Bolden, Erik Scalavino of the Patriots' official site reports. With Harris out with a concussion, Stevenson logged 100 yards and two TDs on 20 carries while adding four catches for 14 yards on five targets in this past Sunday's win over the Browns. Now that Harris has returned from his one-game absence, he's presumably poised to reclaim his lead role, though Stevenson's strong effort in Week 10 figures to keep him involved in Thursday's game plan to some degree while Bolden handles a change-of-pace role.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Thrives in workhorse role

    Stevenson ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries while adding four catches for 14 yards on five targets against Cleveland on Sunday. The Cleveland run defense had played well before this game, so it's impressive that the rookie fourth-round pick was able to carve out consistent yardage from start to finish in the 45-7 blowout victory. Stevenson might have played well enough to force more of a workload split with incumbent starter Damien Harris (concussion), who sat out Sunday. At minimum, Stevenson has proven he can carry the Patriots ground game if Harris misses any time in the future.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Suits up Sunday

    Stevenson (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Browns. With fellow running back Damien Harris (concussion) unavailable, Stevenson is in line to be part of a Week 10 backfield that also includes Brandon Bolden and J.J. Taylor. In that context, Stevenson figures to handle a decent portion of the Patriots' early-down work, barring any setbacks, and as a result merits fantasy consideration, while Bolden and Taylor are in the mix for complementary/change-of-pace touches.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Could play Sunday

    Though fellow running back Damien Harris (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Stevenson (concussion/questionable) was not, which suggests that he could suit up for the contest, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Both players suffered concussions in the fourth quarter of last weekend's win over the Panthers and were unable to practice this past week. However, with Harris officially ruled out, it appears as though Stevenson is further along in his recovery, with both Reiss and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noting that the second-year back could be cleared for action Sunday morning. Either way, Stevenson's availability will be clarified prior to the first wave of kickoffs Sunday, with the Patriots facing the Browns at 1:00 ET. If he's out or limited, Brandon Bolden and J.J. Taylor would be in line for added Week 10 snaps.
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  • Patriots' Rhamondre Stevenson: Clears concussion protocol

    Stevenson cleared the concussion protocol Saturday, Evan Lazar of CLNS Media Network reports. Stevenson was unable to practice all week, but the Patriots are hopeful that he'll be able to suit up Sunday against the Browns. If he's able to play, he'll likely see increased work since Damien Harris (concussion) will be unavailable.
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