In the past three games, Dobson leads the Patriots with 13 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown. The numbers aren’t staggering, but it marks a significant improvement for a player who received an inconsistent amount of reps throughout training camp and his opening month of the regular season, which was delayed a week due to a hamstring injury.
Dobson’s 171 of 227 snaps (75.3 percent) over the last three weeks also lead all Patriots offensive skill position players, and that resembles a growing trust with quarterback Tom Brady.
“Definitely, just getting work at it and just practicing,” Dobson said. “Me and Tom are getting on the same page, and I feel like all of that is helping to transition to the field on Sunday.”
“I just feel like overall, I’m more comfortable in the system,” he said. “I’ve still got a long way to go to get to where I want to be at — to be great.”
Along with Rob Gronkowski and target-hog Danny Amendola, Dobson has emerged as one of the top three fantasy starts in the Patriots' passing game. It appears that he has passed Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins in terms of snaps and targets, though things can change quickly in New England.