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- Josh McDaniels
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- Joe Judge
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New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (ankle, knee) missed a second straight practice on Friday. Tight ends Ryan Izzo (concussion) and Matt LaCosse (knee) also sat out. Gordon looks unlikely to play on Monday night against the Jets, so fantasy owners should make plans to be without him. If that's the case, it's likely that Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett will be the team's top two receivers in a good matchup against Gang Green. Dorsett has sneaky flex and DFS appeal after missing last Thursday's game. LaCosse is out multiple weeks and Izzo is in danger of sitting out Monday, leaving the Pats dangerously thin at tight end. It's why they re-signed veteran Benjamin Watson earlier this week.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (knee) and tight end Matt LaCosse (knee) were not at practice on Thursday. Gordon was injured last Thursday night and didn't return to the game. He's in serious danger of sitting out on Monday night against the Jets, and he's even more difficult to trust with the game being on Monday. With Phillip Dorsett also banged up, it could be Julian Edelman, rookie Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski in three-receiver sets for the Pats. Edelman would obviously be a must-start, while Meyers would simply be a dart throw as a flex in deeper formats. LaCosse will miss at least a few weeks. Ryan Izzo should perform as the team's primary tight end, but he should be faded in fantasy.
New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), who missed last Thursday's game, was moving around well at practice on Thursday. Dorsett is on track to play on Monday night against the Jets. It's welcomed news, too, as Josh Gordon (knee) is questionable to play after getting injured last Thursday. It's looking like Julian Edelman and Dorsett will be New England's top two receivers for this week. Dorsett will have sneaky flex appeal for fantasy owners in a good matchup if Gordon doesn't play.
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel will look to atone for totaling only 11 rushing yards in Week 3 when the Patriots take on the Jets for a second time this Monday night. Michel's arrow is slowly tilting upward, averaging 80 rushing yards a game with one touchdown over his last three games. He will face a Jets Defense that is allowing the 17th fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. The Jets don't give up a lot of yards on the ground but they have surrendered five rushing touchdowns to running backs since Week 2. With the Patriots wide receiving group a bit banged up right now, Michel should be in line for 15-20 touches in Week 7.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will take on a Jets Defense this Monday night that has allowed the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Brady this season is completing 65.4% of his passes this season for 1,743 yards with 12 total touchdowns and three interceptions for the undefeated Patriots. But the future Hall of Famer has looked mortal during stretches of games and has an interception in each of his last three games. The Patriots offense also is dealing with injuries at the wide receiver position and are still sorting out the pecking order at the tight end position. But Brady will have top-12 QB potential against a Jets defense that he threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns against in Week 3.