It's been a busy day for the Patriots, as they have signed a number of players on both sides of the ball. Agholor revived his career last year in Las Vegas, catching 48 passes for a career-high 896 yards and eight touchdowns (which tied a career-high). His 18.7 yards per catch blew away his previous high of 12.4 from the 2017 season. He only saw 82 targets for the Raiders, which was just a single target more than the 81 that Jakobi Meyers saw as New England's leading receiver in 2020. Agholor will probably start opposite Meyers with Julian Edelman rounding out three-WR sets. The Patriots were run-heavy last season, but today's signings of Agholor and Jonnu Smith indicate that they are planning to throw the ball more in 2021. Agholor will be in the WR4 mix, though he's not necessarily walking into a much larger role in New England.
LV WR Nelson Agholor - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Denver Broncos
Nelson Agholor had a great game last week with five catches and 155 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown that would’ve been the difference in the game if Fitzmagic hadn’t happened. Agholor has eight touchdowns this season and is only 161 yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. Another touchdown would be a career-high.
This week, he faces a Broncos defense that ranks second in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. It’s not a great matchup, but the Raiders should be motivated this week after a disappointing loss to the Dolphins last Saturday. We have him ranked as a low-end WR2 option.