In doing so, Dorsett caught five of his seven targets for 44 yards. That marks back-to-back seven-target games for Dorsett, who continues to see added opportunities while Julian Edelman serves a four-game suspension. With Edelman still out for two more weeks, Dorsett remains on the fantasy radar as this coming Sunday night's tilt against the Lions approaches.
With Julian Edelman slated to serve a four-game suspension to start the season and Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt all having been let go by the Patriots, snaps opposite entrenched starter Chris Hogan are available out of the gate. At this stage, Dorsett appears on track to open the campaign as the team's No. 2 wideout, a context carries with it some sleeper potential.
Dorsett caught all four of his targets for 36 yards in Friday's 25-14 loss to the Panthers in the third preseason game.
Dorsett's four receptions all came from Tom Brady, which supports the notion that he could find himself in the starting lineup to begin this season. Of course, that would come while Julian Edelman is suspended the first four games, but Dorsett has nonetheless done a good job of advancing his stock so far in his second season with the Pats.
Dorsett nabbed one of three targets for four yards during Thursday's 37-20 win over the Eagles.
Dorsett was catchless in the preseason opener against Washington and dealt with an undisclosed injury this week. He still made it onto the field for New England's opening drive. The Patriots' receiving corps is a question mark for the first quarter of the season while Julian Edelman serves his suspension. Dorsett's next-level speed brings a unique element to the group, but nothing about this preseason has produced too much confidence that Dorsett can be a difference-maker for the Patriots.
Dorsett was held without a catch on two targets in Thursday's preseason opener against Washington, though he did get the start at wide receiver along with Julian Edelman, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
It was a bit surprising to see Dorsett get the start over Chris Hogan, who finished with two drops on two targets, per ESPN.com's Doug Kyed. Hogan still figures to serve as the team's No. 1 wideout in Edelman's absence duringthe first four weeks of the regular season, while Dorsett seems to have an early leg up for the No. 2 job over Kenny Britt (hamstring), Eric Decker and Cordarrelle Patterson.
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|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||12||194||16.2||39||0||4||0||8|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||2||12||110||9.2||19||1||0||0||8|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||1||7||7.0||7||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|