• Brandon Bolden

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  • , New England Patriots
  • 31
  • 220 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Andrew Fleischer

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.

by Andrew Fleischer

NE RB Brandon Bolden - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at New York Jets
In the absence of Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden has now finished as the RB28 and the RB22 in Weeks 5 and 6 respectively. He's only lined up for around 15% of the offensive snaps in both weeks but managed to score a touchdown in each game. Rex Burkhead is questionable for the week, and if he were to miss the game, Bolden should again be startable with RB3 expectations, though he would be a touchdown-dependent option best used in GPPs.

by Joe Holka

NE RB Brandon Bolden - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Brandon Bolden is the perfect Bill Belichick player. He can pass protect, come in the game in relief whenever needed, can catch passes, and play on special teams. His value is much larger in real football than in fantasy.

Fantasy Downside
Bolden is buried behind Dion Lewis, LeGarrette Blount, and James White. He will not see fantasy relevance without an injury.

2016 Bottom Line
Not on your radar as far as drafts, but if injuries arise, he could be the reliable back Belichick leans on.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Brandon Bolden - Week 19, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 19 vs Kansas City
With all the injuries to Patriots RBs in 2015, Brandon Bolden was asked to do a little more work in the backfield than usual. Bolden put up a combined 480-2 line on the season. Receiving between 11 and 16 touches per game over the last four weeks, it's not unreasonable Bolden gets some more work this weekend. We're guessing that the Patriots get Steven Jackson more involved, allowing Bolden to focus more on Special Teams again, but it's just a guess. In a tough matchup against the Chiefs who were the season's fourth ranked aFPA to RBs, people hopefully can find better options than Bolden this weekend, but we do have him ranked as mid-range RB2.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Brandon Bolden - Week 17, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Miami
In Week 16, Brandon Bolden played 48% of the team's snaps, carrying the ball nine times for a 9-30 line on the day. Bolden is averaging 3.26 ypc on the season, and is just not a great option as a go-to running back. While he remains a desperation RB4 or RB5 play until another RB can absorb his snaps and carries, even in a great matchup versus the most generous aFPA matchup to opposing RBs, we do not recommend starting Bolden.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Brandon Bolden - Week 16, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at New York Jets
Brandon Bolden's Week 15 line of 10-36 (adding 2-18 in the passing game) may help set Week 16 expectations. He may figure to see a similar workload with the injuries surrounding him, but his inefficiency as a runner limits his fantasy production far more often than not. Averaging just over three YPC on the season, Bolden makes a desperation play only and is a fringe RB4 or weak RB5, depending on your league size.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Brandon Bolden - Week 15, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs Tennessee
In relief of the injured RB LaGarratte Blount, Brandon Bolden put up a 16-51 line in Week 14. While his 3.19 YPC mark last week is indicative of his season 3.14 YPC, Bolden does figure to get some playing time and usage this weekend. The Patriots backfield has almost run out of healthy bodies, and Bolden is one of the few remaining.

While Bolden is, at best, a RB3 or weak flex option in standard leagues, he may be a needed "plug and play" waiver wire option for desperate owners. He gets a PPR downgrade into the RB4 conversation.

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