Ryan Mallett Fantasy News
Kenbrell Thompkins posts 8-116 vs. Lions
Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:13am
Danny Amendola was sidelined with an undisclosed injury, so Thompkins became Brady’s go-to guy, catching six passes from the starting quarterback for 93 yards.
He later worked with backup Ryan Mallett, adding on two more catches as he finished the night with eight receptions for 116 yards. He was the top receiver for both teams.
“Since he got here, he’s been willing and eager to do whatever it takes and whatever the team asks of him,” Brady said of the undrafted rookie. “He made a lot of good plays down the field. We really needed that. He’s done a great job.”
Unfortunately, the Thompkins hype is going to get into full gear after his performance on Thursday night, but fantasy owners need to remember that 1) Danny Amendola was out, so Thompkins was seeing additional targets, and 2) it came against the Lions, who made Jordan Cameron a household name earlier in the preseason. We obviously like Thompkins (currently #45 in PPR and rising), but owners should be careful not to go overboard when drafting him.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:29am
What the Patriots do with TE Rob Gronkowski also could impact quarterback Tim Tebow, who is on the roster bubble in New England. Should New England place Gronkowski on the PUP list, it would give the Patriots additional roster flexibility that could mean carrying a third quarterback.
But if Gronkowski is not placed on PUP and stays on the roster, that will be one fewer spot available on the Patriots' roster.
Tebow hasn't been impressive for the Pats in the preseason and with a much more capable Ryan Mallett as the QB2, Tebow would only make the team as the third quarterback. With new reports saying Gronk could be back by Week 3, it seems Tebow's roster spot could be in jeopardy.
Aaron Dobson running with the first team
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:32pm
Aaron Dobson, the Patriots’ second pick of the draft just seven picks behind Collins, projects to possibly be a starting wide receiver for quarterback Tom Brady. Dobson worked with the first team offense along with Danny Amendola and Kamar Aiken, seeing time both on the outside and in the slot.
He made catches off throws from all three quarterbacks, but looked especially comfortable with Brady throwing to him. Dobson had a deep catch on the outside from Brady late in practice, as well as a one over the middle from Ryan Mallett.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:39am
According to Patriot RB Shane Vereen, backup QB Ryan Mallett “is grasping the offense very well. He’s got arm strength like I’ve never seen. Ever. He uses that really well. He’s got tremendous leadership ability. He just needs his opportunity, I think.”
Patriots cut QB Brian Hoyer
Friday, August 31, 2012, 1:30pm
Shocker: I'm told the Pats cut QB Brian Hoyer.
Saturday, February 18, 2012, 2:40pm
Two sources believe the Patriots will tender QB Brian Hoyer, perhaps at the highest level. They believe that, while Ryan Mallett has shown solid progress and the team loves his talent, he’s not quite ready to be Brady’s backup.
Rob Gronkowski, Stevan Ridley active for Patriots
Sunday, February 5, 2012, 4:29pm
Ridley, Vereen, Ochocinco inactive for Patriots
Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:19pm
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 7:12pm
Shane Vereen, Deion Branch out for Patriots
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:09pm
Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:52pm
Saturday, November 26, 2011, 6:02pm
Rookie New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett has been inactive for each of the Patriots’ 10 games, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated the third-round pick from Arkansas is making progress.
He is "absolutely’" still doing extra work after practice, Belichick said. During training camp, Mallett often spent time working on his footwork, either tethered to bungee cords or using a rope ladder, following instruction from strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash.
Belichick recalled his first year with the Giants, which was also quarterback Phil Simms’s rookie year, and the respect he gained for Simms, particularly his accuracy, while Simms ran the scout team against the Giants’ defense.
Belichick was quick to clarify that he wasn’t comparing Mallett to Simms, but he did note that Mallett has "made some impressive throws in practice."
Mallett was one of the most talked-about prospects in this year’s draft. Many believed he had first-round talent coming out of Arkansas, but there were character concerns that caused him to slide. He has had no such issues with the Patriots.
Kevin Faulk inactive for Patriots
Monday, November 21, 2011, 7:31pm
Kevin Faulk active for Patriots
Sunday, November 13, 2011, 7:18pm
Kevin Faulk inactive for Patriots
Sunday, November 6, 2011, 3:02pm