Dorsett, who was on the field for three of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Chiefs, was not targeted in the game.
Dorsett's dramatic dip in playing time Sunday corresponded to fellow wideout Josh Gordon seeing a major uptick in snaps (63) in his third game with the Patriots. Looking ahead, Dorsett figures to see limited opportunities in the team's offense as long as Gordon, Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan remain healthy.
In the process, Dorsett caught all three of his targets for 25 yards against the team that drafted him 29th overall in 2015. With Julian Edelman back from his suspension and Josh Gordon likely to see more snaps in the coming weeks, Dorsett profiles as a speculative fantasy option in a passing attack with plenty of mouths to feed.
One week after exiting a loss to the Lions with a knee injury, Dorsett bounced back with another solid performance and his first touchdown of the season. The 25-year-old now has seven targets apiece in each of his three non-injury-shortened games and has no fewer than Sunday's four receptions in any of them. It remains to be seen how Julian Edelman's return from suspension will affect Dorsett's opportunities, but he'll look to continue producing against the Colts in Week 5 Thursday night matchup.
Dorsett (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
Dorsett was dinged up on a hard fall late in Sunday's loss to the Lions, but he's evidently fine and looks ready to go for the Week 4 matchup with the Dolphins. After being held without a catch in Week 3, Dorsett is merely a speculative fantasy play at this juncture, especially with newcomer Josh Gordon (hamstring) a candidate to make his Patriots debut versus Miami.
Dorsett was on the field for 45 of a possible 48 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Lions.
Though targeted five times, Dorsett did not catch a pass in the game. After hauling in 12 catches for 110 yards and a TD in two contests out of the gate, Dorsett's early-season window of opportunity is starting to close. The Patriots acquired Josh Gordon (hamstring) last week, and he's a threat to Dorsett's snap count once he's healthy and up to speed with the Patriots offense. Additionally, Julian Edelman is due back Week 5, following the completion of his four-game suspension. Looking ahead, Dorsett will still be in the team's pass-catching mix, but the looming reinforcements will hamper his weekly target volume.
|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||12||194||16.2||39||0||4||0||8|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||2||20||198||9.9||20||2||1||0||12|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||1||7||7.0||7||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||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||7||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|