New England Patriots Depth Chart
- AFC East
- Gillette Stadium
- Head Coach
- Bill Belichick
- Offensive Coordinator
- Josh McDaniels
- Defensive Coordinator
- Special Teams Coach
- Cameron Achord
- Defensive Scheme
New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne finished with seven catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns during the blowout loss to the Bills on Saturday night. It was a frigid affair for all involved, and while the rest of the Pats' offense struggled, the wideout was the only bright spot. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old, former San Francisco 49er wasn't the most potent fantasy option this season. However, if Mac Jones can keep progressing and Jakobi Meyers, who is a restricted free agent, doesn't return, Bourne could see an uptick in production during the 2022-23 season.
New England Patriots running back Damien Harris had nine carries for 30 yards during Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Bills. He also added a catch for seven yards. Buffalo dominated this one right out of the gate, so considering Harris has been dealing with a hamstring ailment over the recent weeks, it opened the door for Rhamondre Stevenson to get some work. Overall, the 24-year-old had a fantastic year, finishing just shy of the 1,000-yard mark while accumulating 15 rushing touchdowns, with Jonathan Taylor the only player to have more. It's safe to assume Harris will have some uneventful outings next season. However, he exceeded expectations and should be taken seriously in fantasy drafts heading into the 2022-23 campaign.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he plans to return for the 2022 season after the 47-17 blowout loss to the division-rival Buffalo Bills in the wild-card game on Saturday night. In Belichick's 22-year reign as the head coach in New England, he had never before lost by more than 19 points in the playoffs. After missing the playoffs last year, the Patriots returned in 2021 despite losing four of their first six games with rookie quarterback Mac Jones running the offense. But they rebounded, rattling off seven straight wins in the middle of the season before losing four of their last five contests. "We have to take a good long look again not just at one game, but all 18," Belichick said Sunday morning in his season-ending presser. "You could argue there were elements in last night's game in some other games."
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 24-of-38 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Saturday's 47-17 AFC Wild Card loss to the Buffalo Bills. He threw a costly interception in the end zone during the team's opening drive. The 23-year-old salvaged his fantasy day by connecting with wide receiver Kendrick Bourne twice as the Patriots were in catch-up mode the entire game. Jones flashed upside during his rookie campaign after throwing for 22 touchdowns over 17 games and is considered a low-end fantasy QB2 in 2022 fantasy drafts.
New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (thigh) is active for Saturday night's wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills. Meyers practiced all week and wasn't in any real danger of sitting out this weekend. He was tops among all Patriots receivers in targets from rookie quarterback Mac Jones, but he was only able to find the end zone twice all year. It makes Meyers a low-ceiling fantasy wideout, and he'll be facing a tough Bills defense on the road in frigid temperatures on top of it. Buffalo's defense allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to WRs in 2021, and Meyers had only six catches on eight targets for 59 yards in two games against the Bills this year, although one of those games came when Jones attempted only three passes all game. Receiver Kristian Wilkerson is a healthy scratch for the Pats.