|Offense||15th||106.4 (18th)||247.6 (8th)|
|Defense||1st||95.5 (6th)||180.4 (2nd)|
|25||Brooks, Terrence||DB||5-11||205||3/2/1992||7||Florida State|
|10||Byrd, Damiere||WR||5-9||180||1/27/1993||5||South Carolina|
|90||Calhoun, Shilique||LB||6-4||260||3/20/1992||5||Michigan State|
|22||Davis, Cody||DB||6-2||203||6/6/1989||8||Texas Tech|
|11||Edelman, Julian||WR||5-10||198||5/22/1986||12||Kent State|
|24||Gilmore, Stephon||CB||6-1||202||9/19/1990||9||South Carolina|
|93||Guy, Lawrence||DT||6-4||315||3/17/1990||10||Arizona State|
|15||Harry, N'Keal||WR||6-4||225||12/17/1997||2||Arizona State|
|75||Herron, Justin||G||6-5||305||11/27/1995||R||Wake Forest|
|2||Hoyer, Brian||QB||6-2||216||10/13/1985||12||Michigan State|
|85||Izzo, Ryan||TE||6-5||255||12/21/1995||3||Florida State|
|44||Keene, Dalton||TE||6-4||251||4/14/1999||R||Virginia Tech|
|69||Mason, Shaq||G||6-1||310||8/28/1993||6||Georgia Tech|
|16||Meyers, Jakobi||WR||6-2||200||11/9/1996||2||NC State|
|80||Olszewski, Gunner||WR||6-0||190||11/26/1996||2||Bemidji State|
|95||Rivers, Derek||DE||6-5||250||5/9/1994||4||Youngstown State|
|55||Simon, John||DE||6-2||260||10/14/1990||8||Ohio State|
|62||Thuney, Joe||G||6-5||308||11/18/1992||5||NC State|
|19||Zuber, Isaiah||WR||6-0||190||4/15/1997||R||Mississippi State|
|10||Adeboyejo, Quincy (IR)||WR||6-3||200||5/26/1995||2||Ole Miss|
|Barnett, Michael (IR)||DT||6-4||304||//||R||Georgia|
|77||Cajuste, Yodny (IR)||T||6-5||310||2/21/1996||1||West Virginia|
|52||Copeland, Brandon (IR)||OLB||6-3||263||7/2/1991||6||Pennsylvania|
|72||Eluemunor, Jermaine (IR)||G||6-4||335||12/13/1994||4||Texas A&M|
|43||Berry, Rashod||DE||6-4||255||10/14/1996||R||Ohio State|
|82||Burt, Jake||TE||6-3||260||8/25/1996||R||Boston College|
|8||Dolegala, Jake||QB||6-7||242||10/7/1996||1||Central Connecticut State|
|Jackson, Mike||CB||6-1||210||1/10/1997||2||Miami (FL)|
|84||Kinsey, Mason||WR||5-11||187||8/29/1998||1||Berry College|
|Pinckney, Michael||LB||6-1||226||5/28/1998||R||Miami (FL)|
|39||Ross, D'Angelo||CB||5-9||190||10/29/1996||2||New Mexico|
|Steckler, Jordan||T||6-5||305||7/16/1996||R||Northern Illinois|
|88||Wilkerson, Kristian||WR||6-1||214||1/10/1997||R||Southeast Missouri State|
In his NFL debut, Keene logged 24 (of a possible 52) snaps on offense, which was actually one more than starter Ryan Izzo. Keene could make a fantasy impact down the road, but so far this season, New England's tight ends have been afterthoughts in the team's passing attack.
The undrafted rookie out of Southeast Missouri State could be a candidate for the practice squad, provided that he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Ross resided on the team's injured reserve list for most of August, but the team elected to send him packing. The undrafted free agent out of New Mexico will look to get healthy and find a depth role elsewhere around the league.
The 26-year-old was considered questionable after working as a limited practice participant this week, but he's good to play in Saturday's playoff matchup. Jones could see increased snaps with Jason McCourty (groin) sidelined versus Tennessee.
Johnson will be eligible to return Week 17 against the Dolphins. The Patriots have both fullbacks Johnson and James Develin (neck) on injured reserve, so the team will likely sign another asset to pave the way in their crowded backfield.
The second-year linebacker now has 2.5 sacks over the past three games, which leads the team. He's also played in 66 percent of the defensive snaps so far this season, a notable upgrade from his 28 percent average in 2019.
Dolegala went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft and spent a brief stint in Cincinnati last season. He'll now serve as insurance among the Patriots' passers.
Adeboyejo won't play in the 2020 season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Patriots. The 25-year-old wideout hasn't played an NFL game since 2017, so he'll likely land in a depth/specialist role if he indeed finds a new team at some point in the campaign.
Meyers hadn't seen action in over a month coming in, but he found a way to lead the team in all major receiving categories despite Cam Newton finishing with under 100 passing yards on the day. Newton was ultimately benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham after his third turnover, though Meyers managed to snare a pass from him as well. Given the team's struggles under center and Meyers' inactivity for much of the season, he won't take a great deal of fantasy appeal into next Sunday's meeting with the Bills.
Izzo was on the field for 23 of the Patriots' 52 snaps on offense in the contest, which was one less than fellow TE Dalton Keene handled in his NFL debut. With just seven catches on 12 targets for 90 yards in seven games to date, Izzo is off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats.
It's worth reiterating a player can be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list without necessarily testing positive for the virus, particularly after the NFL added a new "high risk" close contact category to the protocol earlier in the week. Michel, who was placed on injured reserve in early October due to a quad injury, was likely a few weeks away from being activated off injured reserve anyway, so this designation does little to change his fantasy stock for the immediate future.
McCourty missed this past Saturday's practice, but he's not in danger of missing the game now that it has been pushed back a week to this coming Sunday. The veteran safety has 11 tackles and an interception that he returned for a touchdown through four games.
The Patriots continue to manage Edelman's practice reps, so we're not concerned about his availability for Sunday's game against the Bills. That said, whether it's a product of being banged up or a byproduct of QB Cam Newton's recent struggles, Edelman's production of late has dipped to the point that starting him in PPR formats this week isn't necessarily a slam-dunk.
Allen was in line to start at defensive tackle for the Patriots this year before he suffered an injury in training camp. It's unclear if the Wisconsin product will be ready for Sunday's game against the 49ers, but it shouldn't be long before he's back in the fold. Allen could be an immediate boost to a run defense that has allowed 119 rushing yards per game this year.
The 28-year-old -- who can play either defensive end/edge rusher or inside linebacker -- will continue to add depth and versatility to the Patriots' defense as well as chip in on special teams. The 2016 third-rounder logged nine tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games for New England last season.
Bently was named the Patriots' starting inside linebacker during training camp, and he got off to a modest start to 2020, recording at least four tackles but no more than six stops in each of the first four games. The third-year pro exploded Sunday, though, leading the team in tackles and reaching a new career high in the process. He had plenty of opportunities since the Broncos' running backs carried 32 times, so this performance could be tough to replicate in a different game script.
Benenoch was jettisoned as a result of of the Lions adding Will Clarke to the 53-man roster. He's now free to join another club.
Bethel was let go by the Ravens on Monday in order for them to gain a compensatory draft pick, and he found a new team quickly. Widely considered one of the best special team's players in the league, Bethel has tallied six tackles and a fumble recovery this season. He'll like assume a depth role on defense and will be a special teams mainstay for the Patriots.
The 28-year-old underwent thumb surgery after Week 2 and move to injured reserve, but he's back on the active roster after missing the past three games. Andrews should reclaim his starting role at center for New England.
Thuney will attempt to return to action against the Bills on Nov. 1. He plays a key depth role along the offensive line.
Newton averaged a pedestrian 6.5 yards per attempt while recording the lowest yard and completion numbers of his career. He was benched after his third turnover midway through the third quarter and watched on as Jarrett Stidham finished the game. Coach Bill Belichick said after the game that Newton is the starter for now, so he should be expected under center next Sunday against the Bills, but it's clear that his leash is not long after throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns over his last two games.
Hall, an undrafted free agent out of Missouri, sat out at the combine due to a strained pectoral, but he's since returned to health and will report to New England's rookie mincamp. He recorded 71 total tackles, five sacks and an interception over 13 games in his final season of college football.
Harris is one of eight New England players who logged a limited practice Wednesday and it's unclear if his listed ankle issue is a carry-over from Week 7 action or indicative of an in-practice setback. Harris was on the field for 21 of a possible 52 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers, en route to carrying a team-high 10 times for 58 yards catching one pass for 12 yards.
Onewu and Woodard were sixth- and seventh-round picks, respectively, in April's draft, so they don't have significant roster security. Froholdt, a 2019 fourth-round pick, landed on injured reserve in early September and remained there all season, but it appears he's now healthy and looking to make his professional debut.
It's unclear exactly what Burt is dealing with, but he'll remain out of team activities for the time being.
Gilmore was unrestricted during New England's first practice since Oct. 2. The star cornerback had been sidelined since testing positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 6, but he's reportedly been asymptomatic since. At this time, Gilmore appears on track for Sunday's game against the Broncos, as does quarterback Cam Newton.
The 29-year-old was declared out for the season after suffering the torn pectoral during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, so the move to injured reserve was only a matter of time. Copeland finishes the season with 12 total tackles in six games.
Even on special teams, the 23-year-old managed to find the ball, and his blocked punt was recovered for a touchdown by teammate Matthew Slater. Jackson played only 43 defensive snaps (fourth among New England CBs), but he still managed to have a profound impact on Sunday's contest.
Ferentz returned to practice Wednesday and will play in Sunday's game versus the Bills. He started one game before landing on the COVID-19 list, but with David Andrews (thumb) back in the fold, Ferentz likely will return to a backup center role.
Byrd's 48 (of a possible) 52 snaps on offense were tops among the Patriots' wide receivers, but the team's Week 7 passing attack fell flat for the second game in a row, with a corresponding drop in production the result for Byrd. His steady role in New England's offense gives him a chance to help out in PPR formats, but it's hard to get fired up about his fantasy prospects until things start clicking again for QB Cam Newton, who struggled Sunday before being pulled early in the fourth quarter.
Zuber caught one pass for 16 yards across five offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Broncos and will now return to the practice squad.
Slater battled a knee injury leading up to Sunday's matchup, but he's managed to get healthy in time to suit up. The veteran wideout will handle his usual role as a special-teams ace.
Wise missed the first two practices of the week for non-injury reasons, but he returned to practice Friday and is good to go. The 25-year-old defensive end has posted 11 tackles and 0.5 sacks through four games, and he could handle a decent workload Sunday if Adam Butler (shoulder) is ruled out.
The latest Alabama player to get scooped up by New England, Jennings joins the Patriots after a strong career for the Crimson Tide. Jennings didn't test at the combine and doesn't flash elite athleticism on tape, but he's a disciplined player and a strong tackler. He collected 83 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss from the outside linebacker position as a senior in 2019 and will compete for snaps in that role in New England.
Cunningham will likely make New England's 53-man roster as a swing tackle, decreasing the chances that Cole Cronston, Dan Skipper, Martez Ivey and Tyree St. Louis stick with the team. The 2018 seventh-round pick showed flashes of potential last season across six starts in Arizona.
Burkhead was on the field for 25 of a possible 52 snaps on offense, as he continues to work in a timeshare with Damien Harris (21 snaps, 10 carries) and James White (10 snaps, no carries/one catch). White's limited involvement in Week 7 wasn't typical, and looking ahead to this coming Sunday's game against the Bills, Burkhead remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option due to his unreliable weekly volume.
McCourty missed four games, including the team's postseason loss to Tennessee, in 2019, but he's back in the saddle. The 33-year-old has played cornerback his entire career, but the team may want him to play alongside his brother Devin more at safety. Regardless, this likely means McCourty's average of 40.3 defensive snaps per game will either stay steady or rise.
Harry was forced out of Sunday's loss against the 49ers in the first half due to a head injury, and a lack of practice Wednesday would seem to put his status for Week 8 in doubt. If the 2019 first-round pick can't suit up in Buffalo this weekend, Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski and Jakobi Meyers will handle increased offensive roles behind Julian Edelman.
Brooks has been the last man standing at strong safety as of late, with Adrian Phillips having missed several days of practice and rookie second-round pick Kyle Dugger having been limited. The sixth-year veteran has only started one game in his career, but he is coming off a career-best 2019 campaign with New England, and the starting spot is wide open in the wake of Patrick Chung opting out for 2020.
As a result, Jarrett Stidham will back up Cam Newton, who is returning to action Sunday following a one-game absence.
The rookie second-round pick has played a rotational role in the second this year and could have been a factor in coverage against George Kittle, but the Patriots will have to utilize their other options. Terrence Brooks could see increase work with Duggar sidelined Week 7.
Eluemunor suffered the injury during the first half of Sunday's loss to the Broncos, and he'll now be forced to miss the next three games. As long as Eluemunor is sidelined due to injury, expect Justin Herron to take over as the team's starting right tackle.
King is still healing from the torn quadriceps he suffered in August of 2019, and he was moved from the active/PUP list. The shift means King will miss at least the first six games of the year and won't count against the team's active roster unless he's activated.
The return of Olszewski will be a boost to the Patriots' return game, but he reenters the team's Week 4 mix behind Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd in the Patriots' wide receiver pecking order.
Phillips and Ja'Whaun Bentley both hit double-digit tackles in this outing, but Bentley beat him out with 12 stops. Now, Phillips is up to 36 tackles on the season, putting him on pace to exceed to 100-tackle threshold for the first time in his career. Although he's a starter, Phillips hasn't recorded more than an 80 percent snap share this season, which is a bit concerning for his IDP consistency.
David signed with the Patriots last week hasn't played in a game yet, so it appears he suffered a concussion during practice. The sixth-year defensive tackle could miss the Week 8 game against the Bills, too, depending on how he progresses through the league's concussion protocol.
Maluia was inactive for Week 1 against the Dolphins after he was promoted from the practice squad. Now that the 2020 sixth-round pick is healthy, he'll likely make his NFL debut in a depth role for Week 2's action against Seattle.
Williams has an unconventional build at corner (6-foot-4, 211 pounds), and he amplified the concerns that come with that by running just a 4.64-second 40. Vanderbilt didn't exactly possess a shutdown pass defense, either, so Williams doesn't really project as a consistent man coverage option at corner. He might be viewed as a candidate for safety snaps or some other sub-package function, but it would probably take some accommodation to turn him into a three-down player at corner.
Barnett was a longshot to make an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent, and now he'll remain on IR unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Patriots.
Guy doubled his previous season high of four tackles in Week 12, but the starting defensive end still owns just one sack through 11 games.
Asiasi has yet to be targeted through five games this season and is a healthy scratch Sunday. As a result, fellow third-round tight end Dalton Keene is slated to make his NFL debut.
Mason was placed on the list after he apparently came into close contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus. Now officially back with the team, Mason will likely assume his usual starting role at right guard for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Cowart tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 11, but, as evidenced by this news, he's turned in two negative test results 24 hours apart. The Maryland product has supplied eight tackles (three solo) in four games this season, so he'll likely assume his usual rotational role across the Patriot defensive line for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
The Patriots cut Kinsey from the practice squad Oct. 2, but he's back with the team following news that they let Devin Ross go. Kinsey will add depth at wide receiver but likely won't get promoted unless there's an injury.
The 26-year-old missed Week 6 while on the COVID-19 list and was questionable for Sunday with the back issue, but he's good to go against San Francisco. Rivers should play his usual reserve role in New England's linebacker rotations.
Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, coach Bill Belichick noted that he took Newton out of Sunday's game (with the Patriots trailing by 27 points) in order to give Stidham more experience, adding that he's "absolutely" staying with Newton as the team's starting QB heading into Week 8 .
Rohrwasser and Folk were both cut Saturday after having spent training camp competing for the starting kicker gig. Now with both back with New England on the practice squad, it's likely that if one is able to impress more over the next week, he'll be activated for Sept. 13's season opener against Miami. Of course, the Patriots could always opt to bring in another kicker before Week 1.
Bower sustained the Achilles injury over the summer while working out away from the team and has been on the NFI list since the start of the season. It's unclear where in his recovery the 24-year-old currently is.
White, who didn't log a carry in the contest, was only on the field for 10 snaps Sunday after missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday for non-injury reasons. The Patriots offense was out of sync for most of the contest and White, who had logged 15 catches over his previous two games, was surprisingly a non-factor. He'll look to bounce back in Week 8 against the Bills, but New England's offense looked so sluggish against the 49ers that it can't be assumed a strong bounce-back is in order for the change-of-pace ace.
Thurman was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, but has already found his way to the Patriots' 90-man roster. The Houston product didn't appear in a regular-season game last season after going undrafted, but will now have another opportunity to fight for a roster spot.
Simon avoided missing his first game of the year, and he's slated to start at defensive end in this contest. The 29-year-old has recorded 22 tackles, three sacks and four pass breakups this year.
Jackson was dealt from the Lions to the Patriots back at the beginning of August for a conditional 2022 draft pick, but he clearly was less than impressive with his new club. The cornerback played in one game last season for the Lions, contributing only on special teams.
For a second straight week, Folk made two field goals but didn't attempt an extra point. The New England offense's sudden turn toward lethargy instead of the high-powered attack we witnessed over the first three weeks hasn't affected Folk too much, as he's connected on five field goals, including four from beyond 40 yards, over the last three games. However, that could be his ceiling, especially in games where the Patriots start trailing quickly. Folk carries some risk as a result, but he should be a fine fantasy option next week against the Bills, which have let up 25.4 points per game this year.
Butler practiced in a limited fashion all week to earn the questionable tag, but he's good to go for Week 7. The 26-year-old should play his usual role up front for New England's defense.
The rookie second-rounder has yet to make his NFL debut, as he was a healthy scratch for the season opener and battled ankle and foot injuries after that. Uche spent three weeks on IR, however, and he's eligible to return Sunday against the 49ers. If he ends up being active, Uche is expected to stick to a reserve role.
Davis returned to practice Wednesday, marking the beginning of his 21-day evaluation period to be activated from IR. If the practice week goes well, Davis could return Sunday against the Bills. The Texas Tech product still leads the team with three special-teams tackles despite missing three games.
Herron wasn't able to retake the field Sunday, and the severity of his injury remains at this time. The Patriots will hope to get the rookie sixth-round pick back against the Bills on Nov. 1.
Wynn missed Thursday's practice but was back out there in full Friday. He should get the start against Cincinnati.
It's unclear how Cajuste suffered the injury, but he missed the last two practices with the issue. The West Viriginia product will be eligible to return after the first three games of the regular season. In his stead, Justin Herron and Korey Cunningham will operate as the team's depth tackles.