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Scouting report

by Anthony Stalter

NO RB Mike Gillislee - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints pounced on Mike Gillislee as soon as the Patriots released him in early September. He will serve as the team’s No. 2 back for New Orleans’ Week 1 matchup versus the Bucs, with Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games. Gillislee will serve as a power complement to Alvin Kamara but he won’t be a trustworthy option in fantasy. Ranked as our No. 43 RB for Week 1, avoid Gillislee this week.

by Steve Andress

NE RB Mike Gillislee - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. New York Jets

The Patriots are still playing for home-field advantage this week, which makes their starters viable in fantasy for Week 17. The Patriots also have the highest implied team total in Vegas this week at 29 points. That again gives Gillislee a decent chance to score this week and return some FLEX value, but just know this is still a touchdown-or-bust proposition.

by Steve Andress

NE RB Mike Gillislee - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Buffalo Bills

The Patriots have the highest implied team total in Vegas this week at 29.5 points, and the Bills defense is a run funnel, ranking seventh in aFPA versus QBs but dead last in aFPA versus RBs. Plus, Rex Burkhead sprained his knee and is likely out. That means Mike Gillislee should be active again for the first time in weeks, but you're banking on the Patriots blowing out the Bills quickly and resting starting RB Dion Lewis for Gillislee to be a productive part of the offense and a sneaky fantasy start. Because even when Gillislee was active, he went six straight weeks without reaching six PPR points. Woof. Starting Gillislee this week in fantasy championships is probably the biggest gamble you can take that might also have huge upside.

by Steve Andress

NE RB Mike Gillislee - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 at Denver Broncos

Want to play fantasy football Russian Roulette? Because that's what figuring out which Patriots RB to start each week and whether to start them at all is like. Plus, the Broncos are fifth in our aFPA vs. RB rankings. Plus, Mike Gillislee has been passed on the depth chart by basically every other Patriots RB. You can't start him.

by Steve Andress

NE RB Mike Gillislee - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Los Angeles Chargers

This one could be another shootout, as Chargers-Patriots has the second-highest over/under of Week 8, but Mike Gillislee has been demoted behind Dion Lewis, having played fewer than 20% of the snaps each of the past two weeks. You can't start him in Week 8.

by Steve Andress

NE RB Mike Gillislee - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Mike Gillislee was already touchdown dependent, and then he didn't start last week over Dion Lewis before fumbling later in the game. Not good. It's always risky to rely on a Patriots RB, but it's even riskier now for Gillislee, as he's ceding touches to Lewis and James White. He belongs on your bench until further notice.

by Steve Andress

NE RB Mike Gillislee - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at New York Jets

Mike Gillislee has put together five weeks of evidence that shows he's a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option. However, his chances are really good this week against a Jets team ranked 31st in aFPA vs. PPR RBs. Gillislee could see more touches, too, with Tom Brady nursing a sprained non-throwing shoulder injury, if the Patriots get up big early. However, his floor is low each week, as he's yet to play 40% of snaps in a game.

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