|11/23/2014||Jeremy Hill, RB CIN|
Aaron Rodgers, QB GB
|Patriots , DST NE|
Russell Wilson, QB SEA
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
|11/23/2014||Dan Herron, RB IND||Patriots , DST NE|
|11/23/2014||Patriots , DST NE|
Antonio Gates, TE SD
|Pierre Thomas, RB NO|
Andre Holmes, WR OAK
Rank Among Leaders
Special teams provides a lift in big Patriots' win
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(11/3/14) The Patriots DST unit took on a tough matchup in Week 9, but came out with a few big plays in a 43-21 win over the Broncos.
The Patriots didn't really get much pressure on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, registering just one sack, but forced Manning into two interceptions anyways. However, the biggest play of the game came in the form of a special teams touchdown, as Julian Edelman broke things open wide in the second quarter with an 84-yard punt return for a score.
The Patriots ended the game with 13 Fantasy points, the first double-digit game against the Broncos all season. They are averaging 12.7 Fantasy points per game with six double-digit games in nine tries, and should be viewed as a solid starting option when they return from a Week 10 bye, even against the high-scoring Colts.
Patriots DST solid in high-scoring game
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/26/14) In a game that was already decided at the half, the Patriots allowed 23 points to the visiting Bears in Week 8. Of course, 16 of those points came in the second half, just like 265 of the Bears' 384 yards came in the second half -- again, with the game already decided.
Even playing at presumably less than full intensity for that half, the Patriots DST still had a strong performance in Fantasy. A touchdown by defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich on a fumble recovery just before halftime had something to do with it. The Patriots also had three sacks and an interception.
The Patriots DST has been one of the most reliable units in Fantasy this season, scoring double-digit Fantasy points in standard CBSSports.com leagues three of the last four weeks and five of the last seven. Unfortunately, it has the toughest matchup of all Week 9 against Denver, so you'll need to find a one-week replacement.
Patriots DE Chandler Jones will not need surgery
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) Patriots defense end Chandler Jones will not require hip surgery, but is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora on Sunday. Jones suffered the hip injury during Week 7 against the Jets and does not have a torn labrum, according to sources.
However, the injury could keep him sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, according to the Boston Globe. He remains hopeful of returning to action in time to make a playoff run for New England.
Report: Darrelle Revis was sent home Tuesday for showing up late
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/22/14) Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was not allowed to participate in practice and meetings Tuesday after coach Bill Belichick sent him home for the day since Revis arrived late to the team's facility Tuesday morning, three league sources told The Boston Globe.
One source close to the cornerback said Revis accepted responsibility for his actions. He was back at practice Wednesday. The Patriots declined to comment on the situation. The Patriots were not required to put out an injury report for Tuesday or explain any players being absent.
Belichick did not make a huge announcement to the rest of the team about sending Revis home, but one source said, "The message was definitely sent. The rules apply to everybody."
Forecast shows good things for Patriots DST
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/16/14) The Patriots DST has reached double digits in Fantasy points in four of six games so far this season, and has a good chance to make it five in Week 7 against the Jets.
The Jets offense has been a disaster recently, with opposing Fantasy DST units averaging 17.8 Fantasy points per game against them. So, even if the Patriots weren't already third in Fantasy scoring, they would be worth using against this reeling offense. Throw in the fact that the game is being played on a Thursday and a weather report that indicates plenty of rain in the area, and there is little reason not to start the Patriots.
The Patriots should be considered a must-start Fantasy DST unit for Week 7.
|The Patriots DST has the potential to be great in 2014, and the additions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner could give them a dominant secondary. New England lost Aqib Talib to the Broncos this offseason, but getting Revis and Browner is a huge upgrade. The Patriots also get Jerod Mayo (pectoral), Vince Wilfork (Achilles) and Tommy Kelly (ACL) back from injury, along with drafting defensive tackle Dominique Easley in the first round, and they should be able to improve on their No. 12 finish in Fantasy points from 2013. The Patriots had 17 interceptions, 48 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries and three defensive touchdowns last year, which was the third time in the past four seasons that they were a Top 12 Fantasy unit. Go into the season with the Patriots as a Top 10 Fantasy option, and they are worth drafting with a late-round pick. They could emerge as a Top 5 option, especially with a great secondary in a division against erratic quarterbacks like Ryan Tannehill, Michael Vick/Geno Smith and EJ Manuel.
(Updated 5/9/14) |