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Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:11pm
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that TE Rob Gronkowski is unlikely to miss more than one game and might not even miss one.
With the Patriots already losing Dion Lewis (ACL) for the season, Julian Edelman (foot) for the regular season and Danny Amendola (knee) for an unknown amount of time, Tom Brady couldn't afford to lose Gronk too.
Brady might be able to get along with a patchwork wide receiver group, but he can't survive long without Gronkowski. The tight end has been the lynchpin to the Pats' offense.
Fantasy owners should probably still have a backup plan, just in case, as the Pats could decide to sit him out for safety reasons against the struggling Eagles in Week 13 - a game they should win at home.
Posted by Matt Rittle
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
Week 9 vs Washington
Going into Week 8 with some question marks around his health, Lewis looked great en route to a combined 112 yards and TD, good for RB4 in standard leagues. His 6-93-1 line in the passing game aided in PPR leagues, where he finished as RB2. Lewis has established himself as a weekly fantasy starter, regardless of matchup.
This weekend, he faces a Washington defense ranked amongst the stingiest aFPA matchups to RBs, but we have no real matchup or gameflow concerns about Lewis or the Patriots. Owners nervous about limited usage in the case of a blowout would do well to recall Week 3. In a blowout versus Jacksonville, Lewis still managed to play 43 percent of the team's snaps and finish as a high-end RB2 on the weekend. This weekend, we have Lewis as a fringe RB1 to top RB2 in standard leagues, depending on your league size. He is a solid RB1 in PPR leagues.
2015 Strength of Schedule - NE
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
Previous Games vs. PHI