New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st110.7 (17th)300.0 (2nd)
Defense32nd116.4 (22nd)310.3 (32nd)
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6Allen, Ryan P6-22202/28/19905Louisiana Tech
83Allen, Dwayne TE6-32652/24/19906Clemson
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1119011/2/19859Texas Tech
60Andrews, David C6-32957/10/19923Georgia
29Bademosi, Johnson DB6-02067/23/19906Stanford
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19906Ole Miss
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197718Michigan
97Branch, Alan DE6-635012/29/198411Michigan
90Brown, Malcom DT6-23202/2/19943Texas
34Burkhead, Rex RB5-102107/2/19905Nebraska
21Butler, Malcolm CB5-111903/2/19904West Alabama
70Butler, Adam DT6-43004/12/1994RVanderbilt
61Cannon, Marcus T6-63355/6/19887TCU
49Cardona, Joe LS6-32454/16/19923Navy
23Chung, Patrick SS5-112158/19/19879Oregon
14Cooks, Brandin WR5-101899/25/19934Oregon State
74Croston, Cole T6-531512/25/1993RIowa
51Davis, Keionta DE6-32713/1/1994RTennessee-Chattanooga
46Develin, James FB6-32557/23/19885Brown
13Dorsett, Phillip WR5-101851/5/19933Miami (Fla.)
43Ebner, Nate DB6-022012/14/19886Ohio State
66Farris, Chase G6-42954/8/19931Ohio State
71Fleming, Cameron T6-63209/3/19924Stanford
59Flowers, Marquis LB6-32502/16/19924Arizona
98Flowers, Trey DE6-22658/16/19933Arkansas
63Garcia, Antonio T6-730212/10/1993RTroy
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/19914Eastern Illinois
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19905Florida
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19906South Carolina
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/198412Memphis
92Grissom, Geneo DE6-42656/4/19923Oklahoma
87Gronkowski, Rob TE6-62655/14/19898Arizona
93Guy, Lawrence DE6-43053/17/19907Arizona State
30Harmon, Duron SS6-12051/24/19915Rutgers
45Harris, David LB6-22501/21/198411Michigan
54Hightower, Dont'a MLB6-32653/12/19906Alabama
15Hogan, Chris WR6-121010/24/19885Monmouth (N.J.)
47Hollister, Jacob TE6-423911/18/1993RWyoming
76Jelks, Andrew T6-630712/6/1993RVanderbilt
31Jones, Jonathan CB5-101909/20/19932Auburn
75Karras, Ted C6-43053/15/19932Illinois
36King, Brandon DB6-22206/8/19933Auburn
48Langi, Harvey LB6-22529/24/1992RBrigham Young
33Lewis, Dion RB5-81959/27/19906Pittsburgh
55Marsh, Cassius OLB6-42457/7/19924UCLA
69Mason, Shaq G6-13108/28/19933Georgia Tech
58McClellin, Shea OLB6-32508/1/19896Boise State
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19878Rutgers
37Richards, Jordan SS5-112101/21/19933Stanford
52Roberts, Elandon MLB6-02354/22/19942Houston
25Rowe, Eric CB6-120510/3/19923Utah
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02059/9/198510UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83254/12/19887Colorado
62Thuney, Joe G6-530511/18/19922NC State
53Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32433/26/19914Brigham Young
68Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63157/21/19915Texas Tech
28White, James RB5-102052/3/19924Wisconsin
91Wise, Deatrich DE6-52717/26/1994RArkansas
Injured Players
11Edelman, Julian (IR) WR5-102005/22/19869Kent State
41Jones, Cyrus (IR) CB5-1020011/29/19932Alabama
64Kidder, Caleb (IR) DE6-52692/4/1994RMontana
19Mitchell, Malcolm (IR) WR6-12007/20/19922Georgia
95Rivers, Derek (IR) DE6-52505/9/1994RYoungstown State
99Valentine, Vincent (IR) NT6-33202/23/19942Nebraska
Practice Squad
 Blackson, Angelo DT6-431811/14/19923Auburn
59Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/19893Iowa
81Hollister, Cody WR6-420911/18/1993RArkansas
34Jones, David DB6-321012/4/1993RRichmond
 Lewis, Ryan DB6-02004/15/1994RPittsburgh
 McCarron, Riley WR5-91856/16/1993RIowa
 Reilly, Trevor LB6-52401/17/19883Utah
35Travis, Damarius DB6-22154/19/1994RMinnesota
 Tye, Will TE6-225611/4/19913Stony Brook
 Wiltz, Jomal CB5-1018010/23/1994RIowa State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New England6-5317.96-4291.526.42340
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Position Listing
Nate Solder
Solder (undisclosed) did not make an appearance on the team's Week 1 injury report.

Solder had been dealing with an undisclosed ailment for several days, but his absence from the injury report seems to confirm it's now behind him. The seven-year vet is expected to anchor the offensive line in Thursday's season opener.

Dont'a Hightower
Hightower injured his shoulder during Sunday's 23-7 victory over the Falcons.

Although the specifics of Hightower's injury aren't clear, this is definitely a concerning development since Hightower missed two games earlier in the season with a sprained knee. The linebacker will presumably undergo further testing in the coming days, but there's a chance his status won't be known until the Patriots release their first injury report of the week Wednesday.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
Eric Rowe
Rowe (groin) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Rowe did not practice this week and has not seen game action since aggravating the groin injury in his Week 4 return. The Patriots could be short in the secondary Sunday with Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle) also ruled out, and Johnson Bademosi (abdomen) listed as questionable.

Groin - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
Caleb Kidder
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Brandin Cooks
Cooks caught four of five targets for 65 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 23-7 victory over the Falcons.

Cooks opened the scoring for the night by finding pay dirt on an 11-yard touchdown plunge off a shovel pass from QB Tom Brady in the second quarter. The diminutive receiver only saw four more looks thereafter, but on a night Brady attempted a season-low 29 passes, Cooks' target total actually tied for the third on the team, behind only Rob Gronkowski (7) and Chris Hogan (6). Since he's now finished top-three on New England in targets in five of seven games this season, it's safe to say Cooks has settled in as one of the more consistent weapons in the Patriots' passing attack. However, he could have trouble gaining separation in Week 8 against a Chargers defense that ranks fourth in the league in passing yards allowed (166.0 per game).

Kyle Van Noy
Van Noy posted a team-high seven tackles (six solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

It was Van Noy's fourth straight game with at least seven tackles, and the linebacker has now recorded 3.5 sacks over his last three games. Van Noy was on the field for 65 of the team's 76 defensive snaps Sunday, and his production over the last few games on top of that usage rate is making him an intriguing IDP option.

Stephen Gostkowski
Gostkowski made one of two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Gostkowski, who logged six points in the game, made a try from 28 yards out, with his first miss of the season (on 14 attempts) coming from 47 yards. Through six games, Gostkowski is on pace to rack up a fantasy-friendly 149 points this season.

Jonathan Jones
No Updates
Dion Lewis
Lewis rushed 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown, but wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Lewis saw a near-even split with Mike Gillislee (10 carries for 44 yards) while James White was involved primarily as a receiver out of the backfield. It was Lewis that got the call from the one-yard line for New England's first touchdown of the day in the second quarter, possibly because Gillislee had lost head coach Bill Belichick's trust following a first-quarter fumble. It's tough to discern how New England's backfield workload will break down in any given week, as Lewis now has two touchdowns to Gillislee's four.

Will Tye
Tye has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Reiss of reports.

Tye gives the Patriots some added tight end depth behind Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister. The 25-yeard-old, who caught 48 passes for 395 yards and a TD for the Giants last season, started the 2017 campaign with the Jets, but was waived earlier this month after catching three passes for 48 yards in three contests with the team.

Rob Gronkowski
Gronkowski hauled in six of 10 targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Gronkowski sandwiched halftime with touchdown receptions of two and 33 yards. The tight end led his team in targets while finishing second in receiving yards to Brandin Cooks and catching both touchdowns thrown by quarterback Tom Brady in this one. He's been effective when healthy, hauling in four touchdowns while topping 80 yards in four of five games played.

Jordan Richards
Richards (knee) will be active for Saturday's game against the Jets.

Richards will likely see reps on special teams with usual starting safeties Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty both healthy.

David Jones
No Updates
Trevor Reilly
Reilly was signed to the Dolphins' active roster on Monday.

Reilly has spent the season on the Patriots' practice squad since being cut by the Jets in early September. His major impact will come on special teams, though he could see some time on defense if injuries force him into the rotation.

Nate Ebner
Ebner (shoulder) was not present on the Patriots' injury report Wednesday.

After sitting out the first two games of the season, Ebner looks ready to go against the Texans on Sunday. The 27-year-old likely will see few defensive snaps and resume his role as a special teams stalwart for the Patriots.

Antonio Garcia
Illness - Out for Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
Devin McCourty
McCourty recorded his first interception of the season in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

McCourty was the only Patriots defender to play every defensive snap, and tallied five tackles (four solo). The 30-year-old is a reliable every-down safety who leads New England with 47 tackles (41 solo) this season.

Julian Edelman
The Patriots placed Edelman (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Phil Perry of CSN New England reports.

With his placement on IR, Edelman's season is officially over due to an ACL tear in his right knee. In his stead, Tom Brady is expected to lean on reliable options like Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks, but Chris Hogan and James White are also prime candidates to experience significant usage in 2017.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Vincent Valentine
Valentine (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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Brandon Bolden
Bolden did not record any snaps on offense in Thursday's 42-27 loss to the Chiefs, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Bolden is clearly behind Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis in the Patriots' backfield pecking order, but his special teams prowess should lead to him being on the team's active roster on most weeks.

Cassius Marsh
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said defensive end Cassius Marsh is 100 percent after recovering from a broken foot sustained this past October. 

“He’s in great shape,” Carroll said, via “That’s a tremendous addition. It’s like a brand new draft choice for us because he didn’t really get a chance to get started last year. Cassius is a really high-energy, creative and productive football player. We can’t wait to get him out there. He’s in great shape and looks terrific.”

Marsh only played in five games a season ago and recorded five tackles. 

Damarius Travis
No Updates
Patrick Chung
Chung logged eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass defended in Sunday's victory over the Saints.

Chung led the way in tackles along with teammate Elandon Roberts. The veteran safety only recorded three in the team's season opening loss to the Chiefs but was much more active in this contest. He rarely saw the sideline, as he took the field for 63 snaps (97 percent) in the victory. He'll have a favorable matchup next week when the Patriots welcome rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans to Foxborough.

Johnson Bademosi
The Lions traded Bademosi to the Patriots in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Both teams seemed to benefit here, as the Lions get extra draft capital while the win-now Patriots receive a proficient special teams player who can contribute from the get-go.

David Andrews
No Updates
Joe Thuney
No Updates
Duron Harmon
Harmon (knee) played 20 defensive snaps in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

It looks as though Harmon has fully recovered from the knee injury that been plaguing him for quite some time. Harmon projects to serve as a backup safety for New England this season after accruing 29 stops and an interception in 16 appearances in 2016.

Angelo Blackson
The Titans have signed four more of their draft picks on Wednesday including: Angelo Blackson, Andy Galilk, Tre McBride and Deiontrez Mount, the team announced.

Stephon Gilmore
Gilmore (concussion/ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Gilmore did not practice again this week and is set to miss his second consecutive game. The 27-year-old is listed with an ankle injury in addition to the concussion, but at this point clearing the league's concussion protocol is the real hurdle to overcome.

Concussion - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
Harvey Langi
Langi (back) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Langi did not practice this week after sustaining a back injury in a car accident last Friday. There is no timetable for the 25-year-old's return at this point.

Back - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
LaAdrian Waddle
Waddle (head) returned to practice Tuesday, Phil Perry of reports.

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

Malcolm Mitchell
Mitchell (knee) is "not close" to being in consideration to return to practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

The initial thought was that Mitchell could be a candidate for short-term injured reserve, but it seems his recovery isn't going as quickly as planned. Since the Patriots -- who've been struggling defensively -- have other options to activate from IR in the form of DT Vincent Valentine (knee) and LB Shae McClellin (undisclosed), it's possible Mitchell might not return at any point this season.

Knee - Injured Reserve
James Ferentz
Ferentz signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday.

Ferentz spent the last two seasons with Denver, where he appeared in 21 regular-season games and one postseason game. Now with New England, the 27-year-old offensive lineman will look to make the team as a depth and special teams player.

Mike Gillislee
Gillislee rushed 10 times for 44 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets. He also lost a fumble.

Gillislee fumbled just outside the red zone on his fourth carry late in the first quarter and wasn't called upon again until the second half. Dion Lewis was able to convert a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter, giving him two rushing scores since Gillislee last found pay dirt in Week 2. Gillislee also doesn't have a catch this year, so his luster has worn off after a hot start.

Matthew Slater
Slater (hamstring) is active for Thursday's matchup with the Buccaneers.

The special teams guru will make his season debut on Thursday night after missing the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury. As the No. 5 receiver on the depth chart, Slater isn't likely to see a ton of offensive reps, but the veteran should play a key role on special teams.

Deatrich Wise
Wise (concussion) was fully suited up for Tuesday's practice, Erik Scalavino of the Patriots' official site reports.

The 2017 fourth-round pick is competing for a backup role at defensive end, so it's a good sign that he'll have two more preseason games to earn his keep.

Rex Burkhead
Burkhead (ribs) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Falcons.

Listed as a full practice participant Friday, Burkhead is poised to return to action Sunday, though for now he's behind both James White, the team's primary pass-catching back, and Mike Gillislee, the team's top power back. Additionally, Dion Lewis is firmly in the mix as well, with the above variables creating a context that limits the versatile Burkhead's fantasy reliability, at least for the time being.

Joe Cardona
No Updates
Ryan Allen
No Updates
Cameron Fleming
Fleming (ankle) is inactive for the Patriots' season opener against the Chiefs on Thursday.

There was some optimism that Fleming might be ready to play after returning to practice Tuesday, but instead he will not dress against the Chiefs. Regardless, the former fourth-round pick now has plenty of time to be ready for Week 2.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
Alan Branch
Branch did not travel with the team for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, Mike Reiss of reports.

With Branch not appearing on the team's injury report Thursday, he is considered a healthy scratch, which doesn't come as much of a surprise considering the tackle has seen his playing time decline this season. Branch re-signed with the Patriots for $12 million over two years this offseason, but so far, he's been unable to perform to last season's level.

Malcolm Butler
Butler grabbed his second interception of the season and forced a fumble in Sunday's 24-17 victory over the Jets.

Butler jarred the ball loose from Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins as he approached the end zone in the fourth quarter, a play which was controversially ruled a touchback after review. The 27-year-old also had four tackles (all solo) and three pass breakups on the afternoon.

Cyrus Jones
Jones has been ruled out for the season with a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones suffered the non-contact injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, and the 2016 second-round pick will have to sit out his second NFL season. He was likely going to play a role as a return man and on special teams coverage this season.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Malcom Brown
Brown injured his ankle Sunday against the Falcons and is questionable to return.

Brown exited the game in the third quarter with one tackle to his name. Both Alan Branch and Lawrence Guy figure to see added snaps in his absence.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
Brandon King
King (undisclosed) did not appear on the team's Week 1 injury report.

His absence from the report hints that he'll be available for Thursday's season opener. Whether he plays is a different story, however.

Phillip Dorsett
Dorsett was on the field for 11 of a possible 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Dorsett logged three targets in the game, but did not record a catch. As long as Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola are healthy, Dorsett's role as the Patriots' clear-cut No. 4 wideout option is not a reliable source of fantasy production.

Chase Farris
Farris (undisclosed) was waived Thursday by the Patriots, Phil Berry of CSN New England reports.

Ferris was waived with a non-football injury designation after spending the majority of last season on the team's practice squad. The Patriots now have an open roster spot with training camp just around the corner.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
Ryan Lewis
No Updates
Geneo Grissom
Grissom was promoted to the Patriots' active roster on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Grissom was with the Patriots in the preseason and signed to the practice squad after failing to make the opening week roster. He'll be a depth option at defensive end and help out on special teams.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
Marquis Flowers
Flowers was traded to the Patriots on Tuesday for a seventh-round pick, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Flowers is coming off a 2016 campaign with the Bengals where he appeared in all 16 games but mostly as a member of special teams. In New England, he'll likely serve a similar role as a depth option on defense and key member of the special teams unit.

Lawrence Guy
Guy will sign a four-year, $20 million contract with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of reports.

Guy has worked his way into a couple productive seasons the last two years with the Ravens. He posted his best campaign in 2015, recording 46 tackles (29 solo) and 4.5 sacks in that season. Entering his seventh season, the 26-year-old will likely reprise that role when the team employs its 3-4 scheme in 2017.

Cole Croston
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
No Updates
Elandon Roberts
Roberts is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Roberts and backup linebacker Harvey Langi both being inactive opens the door for Marquis Flowers and David Harris to see additional snaps. The Patriots run defense will be challenged by a high-powered Atlanta running game that features the likes of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

Ankle - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Atlanta
Marcus Cannon
Cannon (ankle/concussion) is active for Sunday's contest against Carolina.

Cannon missed last week's game due to a concussion he suffered in Week 2, but he has since recovered and is expected to return to his normal role as a starting guard.

Cody Hollister
No Updates
Keionta Davis
Back - Out for Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
David Harris
Harris is signing a two-year deal with the Patriots, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Released in early June as part of the Jets' offseason purge, the 33-year-old Harris will stay in the AFC East and help his former team's chief rival fill a major need next to Dont'a Hightower in the linebacking corps. Harris had at least 75 tackles in each of his 10 seasons with the Jets, falling shy of the century mark last season (95 in 15 games) for the first time since 2011. His days as a valuable IDP likely are a thing of the past, but he should help the New England run defense while also providing an occasional pass-rushing threat (35.5 career sacks).

Chris Hogan
Hogan (ribs) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Falcons after practicing fully Friday.

Hogan will be good to go Sunday and looks like a prime bounce-back candidate after a quiet effort in Week 6's win over the Jets in which he caught just one of his four targets for 19 yards, despite being on the field for 93 percent of New England's snaps on offense. Prior to that, Hogan had scored in four straight games, while seeing heavy playing time on a weekly basis.

Shaq Mason
No Updates
James Develin
Develin signed a two-year deal with the Patriots on Monday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Develin played in 30 percent of New England's offensive snaps in 2016, recording three receptions for 18 yards. He's primarily a blocker and a special teams player who shouldn't be expected to have any fantasy value in 2017, though his return is a boost for the rest of the Patriots' running game.

Derek Rivers
Rivers suffered a torn ACL and a sprained LCL in Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rivers suffered the injuries covering a kickoff in Wednesday's practice. The rookie defensive end will seek a second opinion before committing to surgery, but it looks as though his season is over.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Trey Flowers
Flowers recorded a season-high six tackles and notched a sack in Sunday's 36-33 victory over the Texans.

Flowers started the game strong with a tackle and sack to force a three-and-out on Houston's first possession. His impact was more subdued the rest of the game as the Texans lit up the scoreboard, but Flowers' high snap count (68) allowed him to rack up the stops.

Dwayne Allen
Allen was on the field for six of a possible 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

After logging a season-high 50 snaps (out of a possible 74) with Rob Gronkowski out in Week 5, Allen reverted to a reserve role Sunday. In any case, Allen has yet to catch a pass this season, thus putting him well off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is healthy.

Andrew Jelks
Jelks is dealing with a knee issue and will open training camp on the Patriots' Non-Football Injury list, Phil Perry of CSN New England reports.

Jelks dealt with knee injuries that kept him off the field for parts of both of his final two seasons at Vanderbilt. The offensive tackle's health issues will only further hurt his case for winning a roster spot.

Knee - Out for Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
Jimmy Garoppolo
Garoppolo completed 22-of-28 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns while adding a three-yard carry in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars.

Garoppolo worked until halfway through the third quarter before giving way to Jacoby Brissett. He was able to rack up excellent numbers in that span even with many offensive regulars joining starting quarterback Tom Brady on the sideline, tossing touchdowns to Austin Carr and K.J. Maye. Garoppolo remains entrenched as Tom Brady's top backup, but in the event of an injury to his veteran counterpart, Garoppolo would merit fantasy attention, considering the talented collection of skill players on the Patriots' roster.

James White
White ran three times for 23 yards and caught four of his seven targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

White was on the field for 29 of a possible 68 snaps on offense Sunday, a workload matched by fellow RB Dion Lewis, who logged a team-high 11 carries Sunday, while Mike Gillislee ran the ball 10 times. Because White is averaging 3.8 carries per game, White's fantasy value hinges on his involvement in the passing attack, which can be significant, depending on game flow. Through six outings, White has hauled in 33 of his 42 targets for 252 yards.

Tom Brady
Brady completed 21 of 29 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-7 victory over the Falcons.

Brady ensured the Falcons wouldn't be exacting revenge for the Patriots' come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl LI by repeatedly converting third downs and ultimately dicing the Atlanta secondary at an 8.7 YPA clip. His first touchdown was a simple shovel pass to Brandin Cooks, who then carried the ball 11 yards into the end zone, while Brady's second score was a perfectly-placed throw to James White from the two-yard line. With his team up 17-0 at halftime and the Falcons struggling on offense, Brady didn't really need to do much thereafter to seal the victory. The future Hall-of-Famer, who's on pace for over 4,470 passing yards and a sterling 35:5 TD-to-interception ratio, will next take aim at a Chargers defense that allowed the fourth-fewest passing yards in the league entering Week 7.

Jacob Hollister
Hollister (chest) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Hollister was a late addition to the injury report due to a chest injury, but will suit up against Atlanta. He is mostly a blocking tight end, with only two catches for 24 yards to his name so far in 2017.

Adam Butler
No Updates
Danny Amendola
Amendola was on the field for 29 of a possible 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Amendola wasn't on the field as much as fellow wideouts Chris Hogan (63 snaps) and Brandin Cooks (66 snaps), but the veteran slot man remains a player QB Tom Brady isn't afraid to turn to in clutch situations. On Sunday, Amendola logged three catches on five targets for 40 yards, bringing his season totals up to 26 catches for 307 yards and a TD over the course of five games. Amendola continues to provide a degree of utility in PPR formats, but his ceiling in TD-heavy arrangements is capped by the presence of the team's other weapons on offense, notably Cooks, Hogan, TE Rob Gronkowski and RB Mike Gillislee.

Ted Karras
Karris joined the Patriots' 53-man roster Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Karras takes the roster spot of wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who was placed on injured reserve. Barring injury, the 2016 sixth-round pick will likely remain a depth option for New England this season.

Riley McCarron
No Updates
Jomal Wiltz
No Updates
Shea McClellin
McClellin (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

McClellin hadn't practiced since suffering a still-undisclosed injury during the opening days of training camp. The Patriots now have a three-week window to activate McClellin to the 53-man roster, starting Wednesday after his return to practice, or else he'll be required to finish the season on injured reserve.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve

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