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January 3, 2021 04:28 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Team's leading receiver in Year 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught six of seven targets for 68 yards and threw a 19-yard touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Jets. He also rushed once for seven yards in the season finale.

Meyers spent his freshman season at NC State as a quarterback before converting to wide receiver, and he showed off his passing skills on a trick play in the third quarter, finding Cam Newton for the game-tying touchdown. He finishes the season as New England's leader in both catches (59) and receiving yards (729), but Meyers is yet to catch a touchdown through two NFL seasons. The Patriots will likely look to upgrade their underwhelming receiving corps in the offseason, but Meyers should be a part of the team's equation at wide receiver after his breakout sophomore season.

December 29, 2020 11:04 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Makes four grabs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught four of six targets for 45 yards in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.

Meyers led the Pats in receiving on a night when the team made an in-game quarterback change from Cam Newton to Jarrett Stidham, with neither QB proving to be effective. Given that dire situation, it's tough to rely on Meyers for production, but his status atop New England's depth chart as well as a favorable matchup against the Jets at least offers some promise ahead of Week 17.

December 20, 2020 06:44 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Eclipses century mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers reeled in seven of 10 targets for 111 yards and lost one fumble during Sunday's 22-12 loss to Miami.

Meyers' third-quarter giveaway didn't come back to haunt New England, as the Dolphins were forced into a punt just three plays later. With that in mind, the 24-year-old's Week 15 outing will go down as one of his most impressive of the 2020 campaign, as he eclipsed the century mark in receiving for the second time this season. A Week 16 matchup against Buffalo could allow Meyers to expand on a noteworthy Week 8 performance in a loss to the division rivals in which he notched six catches for 58 yards over 10 targets.

December 11, 2020 12:48 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Serviceable night in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers brought in four of five targets for 47 yards in the Patriots' 24-3 loss to the Rams on Thursday night.

The second-year wideout managed to put together a serviceable night relative to opportunity, recording multiple receptions for the eighth straight contest. Meyers hasn't come close to matching the career-best 12 receptions and 169 yards he generated versus the Jets in Week 9, but he's posted a 19-211 line on 27 targets in the subsequent five contests, acceptable numbers considering how erratic Cam Newton's play has been under center. With Jarrett Stidham replacing Newton late in Thursday night's game, it remains to be seen if Meyers will be catching passes from a different quarterback in a Week 15 divisional battle against the Dolphins on Sunday, Dec. 20.

December 7, 2020 12:28 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Does little with six targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught two of six targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers.

Meyers accounted for nearly a third of the team's targets but gained positive yardage on only one play as the running game and defense took center stage in the blowout. He came into the game having topped 50 yards in five of his last six games, and his relative lack of production in this one can mostly be attributed to the lopsided score. With that said, Meyers will be hard-pressed to produce big numbers in Thursday's matchup against the talented Rams secondary.

November 29, 2020 06:56 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Leading receiver in Week 12 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught five of six targets for a team-high 52 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over Arizona.

Meyers accounted for more than half of quarterback Cam Newton's 84 passing yards as the Patriots relied on the defense and a pair of James White rushing touchdowns to carry them to victory. While Meyers is still in search of his first career touchdown, he has eclipsed 50 receiving yards in five of his last six games heading into a Week 13 date with the Chargers.

November 22, 2020 10:48 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Down day despite Newton's success
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught all three of his targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Houston.

Cam Newton threw for 365 yards but didn't pay much attention to his favorite target from recent weeks. Meyers finished fifth on the team in receiving yards and tied for fourth in targets, while Damiere Byrd paced the team with 132 receiving yards and a touchdown. Meyers will likely draw the attention of top Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson in Week 12, which will make the No. 1 receiver in New England's inconsistent-at-best passing attack a risky option coming off this disappointing outing.

November 16, 2020 10:52 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Clearly Newton's top option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught five of seven targets for 59 yards while also throwing a 24-yard touchdown on his lone passing attempt in Sunday's 23-17 win over Baltimore.

Meyers scored his first NFL touchdown in the 22nd game of his professional career, but it did not come the way most would have expected. The former high-school quarterback received a backwards pass from Cam Newton before planting his feet and throwing a Russell Wilson-esque rainbow that fell into Rex Burkhead's bread basket in the end zone. The trick play was a treat to witness, but the important news for fantasy owners was that Meyers paced all Patriot receivers in targets, catches and receptions for the fourth week in a row. In fact, the 24-year-old was the only wide receiver to be targeted by Cam Newton the entire evening. Meyers is averaging 6.8 receptions and 86.5 yards in the four games since becoming a starter, which should make him relevant in almost any format, especially if he can start to find the end zone as a receiver. He will look to do just that in a favorable matchup against the Texans on Sunday.

November 10, 2020 10:44 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Career-best performance in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught 12 of 14 targets for 169 yards in Monday night's 30-27 win over the Jets.

He put together by far the best showing of his young career, accounting for the majority of Cam Newton's 274 passing yards. Meyers was targeted on 40 percent of Newton's 35 attempts, and caught nearly everything thrown his way. Although his longest reception went for 33 yards, Meyers' most important play came on a 20-yard reception that put New England in range for the game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining. Following such a great performance, Meyers' stock is undoubtedly on the rise in advance of Week 10, but a tough matchup against the Ravens represents a stark contrast from facing the still-winless Jets.

November 1, 2020 05:04 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Leading receiver in Week 8 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught six of 10 targets for 58 yards and added a two-point conversion in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Bills.

Meyers has emerged as the favorite target for struggling quarterback Cam Newton with Julian Edelman (knee) and N'Keal Harry (concussion) both unavailable, leading the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. None of Meyers' gains went for more than 16 yards, but he caught a key two-point conversion to tie the score in the third quarter. Meyers should continue to play a prominent role on his 24th birthday against the porous Jets secondary in Week 9.

October 29, 2020 04:56 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Extended snaps await Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers is expected to pick up extra snaps Sunday against the Bills with Julian Edelman (knee) set to miss the contest, Dave Green of NBC Sports Boston reports.

The Patriots' No. 4 receiver heading into last week's game against the 49ers, Meyers was thrust into a larger role after starter N'Keal Harry left the contest early with a concussion. Meyers proceeded to play 79 percent of the offensive snaps in the 33-6 loss, finishing the day with four receptions for 60 yards on six targets. With Edelman being ruled out, Meyers should hold down a regular spot in three-wide sets for the second straight game, and the North Carolina State product could have an even clearer path to steady targets if Harry -- who has missed the Patriots' first two practices of Week 8 -- is also sidelined. Along with Meyers, Damiere Byrd and Gunner Olszewski should take on expanded roles in New England's passing attack.

October 26, 2020 01:52 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Leads team in receiving yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught four of six targets for 60 yards and carried one time for two yards during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Meyers hadn't seen action in over a month coming in, but he found a way to lead the team in all major receiving categories despite Cam Newton finishing with under 100 passing yards on the day. Newton was ultimately benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham after his third turnover, and Meyers managed to snare a pass from him as well. Given the team's struggles under center and Meyers' inactivity for much of the season, he won't take a great deal of fantasy appeal into next Sunday's meeting with the Bills.

September 15, 2020 01:08 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Sees just seven snaps Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers was on the field for seven of a possible 64 snaps on offense in Sunday's 21-11 win over the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of reports.

Meyers, who was not targeted Week 1, has limited fantasy value so long as he remains behind Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd in New England's wide receiver pecking order.

January 10, 2020 05:08 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Catches 26 passes as a rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers finished the 2019 regular season with 26 catches (on 41 targets) for 359 yards in 15 games.

Meyers stuck around after making the team as an undrafted rookie and even managed to log a few PPR-worthy efforts in the process. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder probably did enough to make the team again in 2020, but it's possible he'll have to fight to keep his slot in New England's wide receiver corps, depending on the team's offseason moves.

December 22, 2019 05:04 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Hauls in three passes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers was on the field for 14 of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills, en route to catching all three of his targets for 25 yards.

Mohamed Sanu (70), Julian Edelman (52) and N'Keal Harry (37) all saw more snaps than Meyers in Week 16, and in such a context Meyers will be a speculative fantasy option in both Week 17 and the NFL postseason.

December 18, 2019 12:28 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Relegated to special teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers was not targeted during Sunday's 34-13 win over Cincinnati and logged just seven offensive snaps during the contest.

Meyers was averaging 51.7 yards per game over his prior three outings, but New England went in a different direction Sunday. The Patriots are notorious for changing things up to suit the week's matchup, but -- after recording just one catch in Week 14 -- Meyers' seven offensive snaps Sunday seem like part of a downturn. He's a very tough play Saturday, especially against Buffalo's third-ranked pass defense.

December 9, 2019 01:16 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Catches 35-yard pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers was on the field for 38 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs, en route to hauling in one of his three target for 35 yards.

Looking ahead, Meyers profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option, as QB Tom Brady has yet to develop a consistent rapport in the passing game with anyone other than Julian Edelman and running back James White.

December 2, 2019 01:04 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Targeted seven times in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers was on the field for 61 of a possible 87 snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

Meyers caught three of his seven targets for 46 yards Sunday, but looking ahead, he could see his workload reduced once Mohamed Sanu (19 snaps) and Phillip Dorsett (22 snaps) are closer to 100 percent.

November 25, 2019 05:12 PM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Catches four passes for 74 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers logged 54 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys, en route to catching four passes on nine targets for a season-high 74 yards.

Meyers' increased involvement in the Patriots offense was the result of both Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) being inactive Sunday. Rookie N'Keal Harry also saw added work Week 12, recording 57 offensive snaps and turning his only catch (on four targets) into a 10-yard TD. Meyers' fantasy import in next Sunday's game against the Texans hinges on the status of Dorsett and Sanu, but he's at least demonstrated that he can produce when afforded ample playing time.

November 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers: Targeted twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meyers caught one of his two targets for a seven-yard gain during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles.

He followed up a one-snap, no-target outing in Week 9 with a 19-snap, one-catch game against the Eagles. Granted, that total is far from noteworthy from a fantasy perspective, but Meyers has shown to be serviceable when given the opportunity -- especially as an undrafted rookie. He may get that opportunity in Week 12 with the Patriots potentially missing Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and with Mohamed Sanu (ankle) not 100 percent. Depending on their health, Meyers could see a few more targets against Dallas' seventh-ranked pass defense.

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1Sun 09/13vs MIAW 21-1100--0
2Sun 09/20@ SEAL 30-35177.070
3Sun 09/27vs LVW 36-2000--0
4Mon 10/05@ KCL 10-2600--0
7Sun 10/25vs SFL 6-3346015.0210
8Sun 11/01@ BUFL 21-246589.7160
9Mon 11/09@ NYJW 30-271216914.1330
10Sun 11/15vs BALW 23-1755911.8260
11Sun 11/22@ HOUL 20-2733812.7200
12Sun 11/29vs ARIW 20-1755210.4170
13Sun 12/06@ LACW 45-02157.5150
14Thu 12/10@ LARL 3-2444711.8310
15Sun 12/20@ MIAL 12-22711115.9350
16Mon 12/28vs BUFL 9-3844511.2220
17Sun 01/03vs NYJW 28-1466811.3180
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NC State
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