New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st121.5 (10th)341.5 (1st)
Defense31st133.0 (27th)350.0 (31st)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/21/17WRDanny AmendolaKneeQUESTIONABLEAmendola (concussion/knee) was once again limited at Thursday's practice.

Look for Amendola to be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, though we'd expect him to play in the contest barring any setbacks. With PPR stalwart Julian Edelman on IR and RB Rex Burkhead iffy for Week 3, Amendola could conceivably return to a healthy dose of looks out of the slot Sunday. That said, it's possible the Patriots may embark on a course of managing the veteran wideout's in-game reps, with the idea of keeping him healthy for the long-haul.

(Updated 09/21/2017)
09/20/17RBRex BurkheadRibsQUESTIONABLEBurkhead (ribs) was not working at Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of reports.

It remains to be seen if the Patriots are simply exercising caution with their versatile running back, but if Burkhead doesn't practice in some capacity Friday, his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Texans would not appear strong.

(Updated 09/21/2017)
09/20/17DBStephon GilmoreGroinQUESTIONABLEGilmore has signed a five-year, $65 million contract with the Patriots, that includes $40 million in guaranteed money, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Gilmore was widely viewed as the top cornerback on the open market, so this is a nice scoop for the Patriots, who could lose Logan Ryan in free agency and may now consider moving Malcolm Butler. Gilmore, who the Bills selected 10th overall in the 2012 NFL draft, is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he recorded five picks and 48 tackles in 15 games, en route to earning his first Pro Bowl nod.

(Updated 03/09/2017)
09/20/17LBElandon RobertsThumbQUESTIONABLERoberts (ribs) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Erik Scalavino of the team's official site reports.

Roberts finally did away with the non-contact practice jersey Wednesday. His return to a full-go reveals he's fully over the rib injury he suffered during the team's preseason game with Houston.

(Updated 08/23/2017)
09/18/17LBDont'a HightowerKneeQUESTIONABLEHightower (knee) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.

This is already a major improvement for Hightower after he sat out practice all of last week. Thursday and Friday's practices will prove pivotal on whether the 27-year-old is available against the Texans on Sunday, otherwise he should be back for Week 4.

(Updated 09/20/2017)
09/18/17DBEric RoweGroinQUESTIONABLERowe is questionable to return due to a groin injury suffered Sunday against the Saints, Christopher Price of Boston Sports Journal reports.

Rowe has been summoned this season in nickel and dime packages, but he doesn't record enough tackles to become a reliable IDP player. If he is unable to return, expect Jonathan Jones to fill in as a situational corner.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
09/18/17WRMatthew SlaterHamstringQUESTIONABLESlater (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints.

There was hope that the extra rest afforded by the 10-day period following the Sept. 7 season opener would give Slater enough time to recover, but he was unable to practice this week. Therefore, the Patriots will have to go without the services of their special teams ace for at least another week.

(Updated 09/15/2017)
09/18/17DLVincent ValentineKneeQUESTIONABLEValentine (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Valentine practiced on a limited basis Thursday but sat out Wednesday and Friday's sessions, so this isn't a major surprise. Undrafted rookie Adam Butler could see an enhanced role with Valentine missing his second consecutive game to start the season.

(Updated 09/15/2017)
09/17/17WRPhillip DorsettKneeQUESTIONABLEDorsett (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

That Dorsett was able to practice in any capacity Wednesday is a good sign, but with Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) a candidate to return to action Sunday against the Texans, Dorsett could move down a peg in the Patriots' wideout pecking order in Week 3. Dorsett worked as the team's No. 2 option at the position in last Sunday's win over the Saints, reeling in all three of his targets for 68 yards.

(Updated 09/20/2017)
09/17/17TERob GronkowskiGroinQUESTIONABLEGronkowski (groin) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Gronkowski's return to practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity, bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Texans. Look for the star tight end to be among those the Patriots list as "questionable" on their final Week 3 injury report.

(Updated 09/21/2017)
09/17/17WRChris HoganKneeQUESTIONABLEHogan (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Hogan caught five of six targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Saints, but at times he appeared hobbled in the contest, so it's not a surprise to see him on the injury report. That said, it would be surprising if Hogan was unable to suit up Sunday against the Texans. Assuming Hogan plays, he and Brandin Cooks would once again be in line to pace the Patriots' wideouts in snaps.

(Updated 09/20/2017)
09/02/17DLKeionta DavisBackOUT (Updated 12/31/1969)

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