New England Patriots Depth Chart
- Gillette Stadium
- Head Coach
- Bill Belichick
- Offensive Coordinator
- Josh McDaniels
- Defensive Coordinator
- Special Teams Coach
- Joe Judge
- Defensive Scheme
New England Patriots Roster
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel(knee) is slowly working his way back into the Patriots offensive fold and remains the unquestioned lead back. Michel did not begin training camp on the field and the Patriots have been cautious to keep his knee healthy. Michel ran for 931 yards in his rookie season with six touchdowns. The second-year player was a non-factor in the passing game last season but has 10-plus touchdown potential in 2019. As long as Michel is healthy, he will carry solid RB2 value heading into drafts.
New England Patriots running back James White is not in line to play Saturday against the Titans in the team's second preseason game. The veteran White doesn't need preseason reps to get ready for the season. White last season made a huge impact for the Patriots offense, catching 87 passes for 751, rushing for 425 yards and racking up 12 total touchdowns. White's touchdown total may regress this season but should remain very active in the passing game. White will once again provide excellent value, especially in PPR-leagues, a mid-round selection in upcoming drafts.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordonhas been conditionally reinstated by the NFL and can begin practicing with the Patriots. The NFL has slowly begun to soften its stance on recreational marijuana use and its players, as evidenced by Gordon's return. The talented wide receiver is currently under contract with the Patriots and can join them at their practice facility soon. This is a huge win for both the player and the Patriots offense as Gordon was just beginning to come into his own catching passes from quarterback Tom Brady. Gordon caught 40 passes last season for 720 (18.0 yards per catch) with three touchdowns. It is unsure whether Gordon is in game shape but immediately becomes a fantasy factor in upcoming drafts.
New England Patriots wide receiver Cameron Meredith will have a long road to travel in hopes of contributing to the Patriots offense in 2019. Meredith has struggled to stay on the field the past two seasons after tearing his ACL in 2017. The wideout played for the Saints last season but eventually was let go and picked up by the Patriots. New England's receiving position is a bit in flux right now but the impending return of Josh Gordon should certainly help matters. Meredith is simply trying to make the final roster and is currently not fantasy viable.
New England Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas(Achilles) has resumed sprinting as he works his way back from an Achilles injury. The veteran was signed in the offseason with the understanding that beginning the season healthy would be a long shot. Thomas' numbers have been on the decline for several seasons now, but he could still be a productive player in the Patriots offense. Whether Thomas will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list is still under consideration. You can likely ignore him in standard-sized leagues until he proves he's healthy and productive with his new team.