New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th117.0 (7th)269.2 (4th)
Defense8th88.6 (3rd)237.9 (12th)

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Patriots' Elandon Roberts: Full-go at Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Roberts (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.

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Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Practicing fully
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee (hamstring), who returned to practice Tuesday, suited up again Wednesday, the Patriots' official site reports.

Per, Gillislee, who practiced fully Tuesday, is a candidate to make his preseason debut Friday against the Lions. Following his return to the field, Gillislee revealed that an MRI on his injured hamstring came back clean, adding that he feels 100 percent at this stage. After missing time of late, Gillislee will look to establish his role in the New England offense, which could include him carving out a majority of the team's short-yardage duties, which were dominated last year by LeGarrette Blount. Meanwhile, fellow newcomer Rex Burkhead has missed two straight practices, while James White and Dion Lewis profile as pass-catching aces in the Patriots' backfield. Ultimately, the team's tendency to parse our carries in a game-plan-specific manner figures to lead to a degree of volatile fantasy production from any component of what looks like a deep and versatile backfield. That said, if Gillislee does indeed claim the bulk of the the goal-line opportunities, he'll provide value in TD-heavy formats.

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Misses two practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (undisclosed) missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday, making him unlikely to play in Friday's preseason game against the Lions, Mike Reiss of reports.

Burkhead had 70 scrimmage yards and a touchdown Saturday against Houston, but he apparently came out of the preseason game with some kind of injury. Meanwhile, Mike Gillislee (hamstring) returned to full participation at Tuesday's practice, potentially setting him up to feature in Friday's matchup with Detroit. The New England backfield remains a mystery, with Burkhead, Gillislee, James White and Dion Lewis all candidates to earn major roles. There may not be any real answers before Week 1, as coach Bill Belichick has a history of taking things on a game-by-game basis in the backfield. In the past, the approach was typically due to a lack of talent, whereas this time around there seems to be a glut of it.

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Patriots' LaAdrian Waddle: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waddle (head) returned to practice Tuesday, Phil Perry of reports.

Now that he's healthy, Waddle should return to the role as Nate Solder's backup.

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Patriots' Shea McClellin: Missing practices lately
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McClellin (undisclosed) has not participated in practices recently, Erik Scalavino of the Patriots' official site reports.

McClellin isn't in danger of being left off the roster by any means, but he's still fighting for more snaps this season after free-agent signee, David Harris, arrived in New England. The Boise State product posted 41 tackles and one sack in 2016.

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