New England running back Brandon Bolden has decided to opt out, according to multiple reports.
All NFL players have the option to opt out of the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They will receive a stipend for living expenses in 2020 and then the 2020 season on their contracts will move to 2021. Bolden is deep down our draft board but is mostly a special teams player for the Patriots.
NE RB Brandon Bolden - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 vs Cleveland Browns
Rex Burkhead is looking at a potential return in Week 8, and if that comes to pass, it torpedoes Bolden's fantasy value. Bolden has been impressively efficient on limited touches over the past few weeks and would have low RB3/high RB4 potential in Burkhead's absence, so it's worth keeping an eye on Friday's practice report and Sunday's inactive list to gauge Bolden's fantasy-related worth.