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July 28, 2020 04:08 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Won't play this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden will opt out of the 2020 season, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Bolden is one of five Patriots -- so far -- intending to skip the upcoming campaign. The 30-year-old running back has played 2,016 career snaps on special teams and only 806 on offense, so his absence won't demand much of an adjustment from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

January 1, 2020 01:48 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Logs 15 carries in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden finished the regular season with 15 carries for 68 yards and three touchdowns and nine catches on 11 targets for 111 yards and a receiving score over the course of 15 games.

Bolden, who spent the previous season with the Dolphins, returned to the Patriots in 2019, reprising his role as a versatile backfield depth option and core special teamer. He's under contract with New England through the 2020 season and is thus slated to continue to work in the complementary role that he's handled capably since joining the franchise as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

December 8, 2019 10:24 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Finds end zone in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden scored a 10-yard touchdown on his only carry during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.

With Sony Michel struggling early, Rex Burkhead and Bolden become more involved in the offense as the game progressed, and Bolden capitalized with his fourth TD of the season -- albeit his first since Week 6 -- on only 24 total touches. Despite his impressive efficiency when he gets a chance, the veteran back will probably remain primarily a special-teams contributor for the Pats over the final weeks of the season.

December 2, 2019 11:36 AM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Logs 23 special teams snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for just one snap on offense in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

Bolden did see action on 23 special teams snaps Sunday and that's where he'll continue to make his biggest mark down the stretch, as long as fellow running backs Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead are available.

November 26, 2019 09:28 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Logs 11-yard carry Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for seven of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys.

Bolden, who had gone back-to-back games without a carry or catch, logged one rush in the one for 11 yards. His involvement in the Patriots' offense will remain limited as long as Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead are available, but Bolden does at least suit up on a weekly basis due to his special-teams prowess.

November 4, 2019 10:52 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Works on special teams in Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for 19 special-teams snaps in Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Ravens.

With Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead all healthy enough to play at this stage, Bolden will continue to make his biggest impact on special teams. He served as the Patriots' primary kickoff returner Week 9, en route to returning two kicks for 53 yards.

October 28, 2019 08:24 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Role in offense reduced
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for three of a possible 69 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Browns.

Bolden, who didn't record a carry or catch Sunday, logged 22 special teams snaps in the contest. He saw his role in New England's offense reduced Week 8 with Rex Burkhead back in the team's backfield mix. Until the next injury hits the team's running back corps, Bolden's touches figure to be sporadic.

October 22, 2019 02:52 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Catches four passes Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden carried once for two yards and caught all four of his targets for 39 yards in Monday night's 33-0 win over the Jets.

Bolden, who was on the field for 18 of the Patriots' 82 snaps on offense in the contest, saw his three-game TD streak snapped Monday, but he still managed to make a mark as a pass catcher while serving as a complementary option behind Sony Michel and James White. Whether he maintains a similar role in this coming Sunday's game against the Browns likely hinges on the availability of Rex Burkhead (foot), who has missed three straight games.

October 11, 2019 04:56 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Finds end zone again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden logged 12 of a possible 82 snaps on offense in Thursday's 35-14 win over the Giants, en route to rushing three times for 23 yards and a TD and catching both of his targets for 22 yards.

Bolden has now found the end zone in three straight games, but that's a trend that can't be counted on in the coming weeks, especially with Rex Burkhead (foot) -- who has missed two straight games -- a candidate to return to action Week 7.

October 7, 2019 01:52 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Hauls in 29-yard TD pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for 11 of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Though Bolden's snap count remained modest in Week 5, he still managed to log five carries for 13 yards and haul in his only target for a 29-yard TD. That marks two straight games in which Bolden has scored, but he's still a risky fantasy roll going forward, given the fact that he's clearly behind Sony Michel, James White and, when healthy, Rex Burkhead (foot) in the Patriots' backfield pecking order.

September 30, 2019 11:16 AM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Logs TD on only carry
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for five snaps on offense in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. In the process, he turned his only carry into a four-yard TD.

The Week 4 score aside, Bolden continues to make most of his impact as a special teamer, with his role in the Patriots' offense limited as long as Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead are all healthy.

September 23, 2019 09:56 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Catches two passes in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden was on the field for 22 snaps on offense in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets. In the process, he carried twice for minus-2 yards and caught two of his three targets for 21 yards.

Bolden also saw 22 special-teams snaps Sunday, which is typical for him. His uptick in offensive snaps was the result of James White (personal) being unavailable. With White on track to return to the lineup Week 4, Bolden figures to once again make most of his impact as a special teamer when the Patriots face the Bills on the road this coming weekend.

September 19, 2019 09:44 AM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Shakes off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Bolden will be ready to play in Sunday's game versus the Jets. Although Bolden is buried on the depth chart, the Patriots are heavy favorites and could deploy him in garbage time if the game ends up a blowout. However, even when the Patriots were far ahead of the Steelers, they opted for Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris first.

September 14, 2019 03:24 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Not playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's contest against Miami.

Bolden was a limited participant in practice all week but evidently wasn't healthy enough to play in Week 2. Considering the Patriots are heavy favorites against the Dolphins on Sunday, it wouldn't be a surprise to see both Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris get work throughout the second half if the game gets out of hand, a possibility that is even more likely now with Bolden unable to play.

September 13, 2019 04:00 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Dolphins.

Bolden was a limited participant in practice each day this week. The 29-year-old was seemingly fine during last Sunday's season opener against Pittsburgh, so it's not completely clear when he picked up the hamstring issue. If Bolden can play Sunday, he'll likely be limited to his usual role on special teams.

September 11, 2019 04:40 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: Dealing with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Bolden was a new appearance on the injury report after playing Week 1 versus the Steelers and recording one carry for seven yards. The Patriots may simply be looking to keep Bolden fresh, and full participation in practice Thursday or Friday would clear up any worries.

September 9, 2019 02:24 PM
Patriots' Brandon Bolden: One carry Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden logged just one of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-3 win over the Steelers.

Bolden, who recorded a seven-yard carry on that play, did make his mark, however, by logging 16 special teams snaps, which included a pair of kick returns for 35 yards. Bolden's prowess as a special-teamer will keep him on the Patriots' game-day roster most weeks, but he remains behind Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead in the team's backfield pecking order.

March 13, 2019 10:56 PM
Dolphins' Brandon Bolden: Returns to New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden agreed Wednesday with the Patriots on a two-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Bolden spent the first six years of his career in New England before jumping to Miami in 2018. In his return to the Patriots, Bolden projects to receive most of his time on special teams, as the team already has more established running backs in Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead under contract through 2020.

January 4, 2019 06:36 PM
Dolphins' Brandon Bolden: One reception to cap season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden caught his sole target for nine yards during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He ends the season with eight rushes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, and three receptions for 13 yards and one touchdown.

Bolden remained in a depth role with the Dolphins all season, even after Frank Gore suffered a season-ending foot injury in Week 15, and only played 25 offensive snaps through 16 games. Most of Bolden's limited usage came in the red zone, allowing him to achieve slight fantasy value with three total touchdowns during the Dolphins' last four games. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and will remain squarely behind Kalen Ballage and Kenyan Drake on the depth chart if Miami chooses to re-sign him.

December 24, 2018 01:16 PM
Dolphins' Brandon Bolden: Scores third touchdown of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bolden rushed four times for nine yards and caught his only target for four yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Bolden did all of his damage during the first quarter, reaching the end zone on a misdirection play in which Kenyan Drake attracted the attention of most of the Jaguars' defense. The 28-year-old appears to have earned the trust of Miami's coaching staff in the red zone, but he remains difficult to trust for fantasy purposes due to the scant number of touches he typically sees.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/19PIT1770
29/15/19MIA0000
39/22/19NYJ2-230
49/29/19BUF1441
510/6/19WAS51350
610/10/19NYG323211
710/21/19NYJ1220
810/27/19CLE0000
911/3/19BAL0000
1111/17/19PHI0000
1211/24/19DAL111110
1312/1/19HOU0000
1412/8/19KC110101
1512/15/19CIN0000
1612/21/19BUF0000
1712/29/19MIA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NE0000---0000
2019NE15215684.521315
2018MIA16089111.454214
2017NE16013675.220013
2016NE140144.04000
2015NE152632073.314009
2014NE16228893.217104
2013NE122552714.9463214
2012NE100562744.9272418
Total114823910714.55411957
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NE0000---00000
2019NE152911112.3291206
2018MIA1603134.391001
2017NE160177.070001
2016NE1402157.5130001
2015NE152191809.5632118
2014NE162284.040000
2013NE122211527.2180006
2012NE1002115.5110001
Total1148594978.46343124
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020NE000---00
2019NE152351522.4380
2018MIA1600---00
2017NE1600---00
2016NE1400---00
2015NE1500---00
2014NE1600---00
2013NE1200---00
2012NE1000---00
Total1142351522.4380
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/220
Birthdate:
1/26/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
School:
Ole Miss
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: