New England Patriots Depth Chart
- AFC East
- Gillette Stadium
- Head Coach
- Bill Belichick
- Offensive Coordinator
- Josh McDaniels
- Defensive Coordinator
- Steve Belichick & Jerod Mayo
- Special Teams Coach
- Cameron Achord
- Defensive Scheme
New England Patriots wide receiver Damiere Byrd has come alive over the last few weeks. He hauled in six of his seven targets for 132 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the Houston Texans last week. The Pats have continued to get Byrd involved their offense all season long. He will get targets, but it's unclear if he'll draw elite defensive back Patrick Peterson in this one. The Arizona Cardinals struggle to stop the passing game, but Peterson would likely shut down Byrd. Byrd would have solid flex appeal, assuming he doesn't face Peterson in Week 12.
New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry returned last week against the Houston Texans after a three-game absence due to a concussion. He hauled in five of his eight targets for 41 yards in the loss. Fantasy owners always have to worry about Harry because he continues to lack consistency. He does have a favorable matchup in Week 12, but that doesn't mean a whole lot with Harry. The Arizona Cardinals Defense has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Fantasy owners should consider Harry a low-end flex option, because honestly you never know what you're going to get with him.
New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers was red-hot earlier this month, but has cooled down lately. He hauled in all three of his targets for 38 yards in the loss to the Houston Texans last week. It appears N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd have surpassed Meyers on the depth chart. Although, Meyers does have a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. A secondary that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. However, there is a chance that Meyers draws elite defensive back Patrick Peterson on Sunday. A matchup with Peterson would basically kill all of Meyers value this week. Fantasy owners should play Meyers at your own risk, but be prepared for a possible dud.
New England Patriots running back James White has struggled to produce consistent fantasy value this season. However, his value should be on the rise with Rex Burkhead (knee) out for the rest of the season. That means, White should be the main receiving back going forward. He hauled in six receptions for 64 yards in the loss to the Houston Texans last week. White should have a significant role against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. Fantasy owners should be able to lean on him as a strong flex option.
New England Patriots running back Damien Harris has looked solid as the lead back for this offense. He's already produced three performances of 100 rushing yards or more this season. He'll head into a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals who are average at stopping the run. Harris is going to get touches, but it really depends on if he can find the end zone in Week 12. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Harris as a RB2 this week.