The place Patriots gamers are ranked in fantasy soccer


Rhamondre Stevenson is broadly considered the very best guess on the roster.

Rhamondre Stevenson is poised to construct on a powerful 2022 season. Barry Chin/Globe Employees

The NFL common season is sort of right here, which additionally means it’s nearly time for fantasy soccer.

Likelihood is you’re in method too many leagues as soon as once more, convincing your self that “that is the yr” you lastly win one.

For many who like to perform a little research forward of their draft, right here’s a have a look at the place Patriots gamers stand. Does it make sense to draft Mac Jones as a backup? How about Rhamondre Stevenson as an RB1? Will Hunter Henry bounce again within the purple zone?

Right here’s what Yahoo and ESPN specialists need to say:

Rhamondre Stevenson

Yahoo rating: thirty first general, 14th amongst operating backs

Yahoo projected stats: 1,146 speeding yards, 7 speeding TDs, 338 receiving yards, 1.1 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “Stevenson’s model breeds elusiveness with the ball in his palms, and he’s confirmed to be a superior pass-catcher as properly.”

ESPN remark: “Maybe new playcaller Invoice O’Brien will lean extra on a committee assault, however 25-year-old Stevenson’s ground needs to be that of a mid-range RB2.”

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Yahoo rating: 111th general, forty third amongst broad receivers

Yahoo projected stats: 81.1 receptions, 866 receiving yards, 4.3 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “The Patriots noticed match to seemingly swap out Jakobi Meyers for Smith-Schuster, presumably setting as much as deal with an identical big-slot position, which does bode properly, however manufacturing could also be tougher to come back from whereas catching passes from Mac Jones as an alternative of Patrick Mahomes.”

Ezekiel Elliott

Yahoo rating: one hundred and twenty fifth general, forty fifth amongst operating backs

Yahoo projected stats: 429 speeding yards, 3.9 speeding TDs, 68.5 receiving yards, 0.7 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “Rhamondre Stevenson is the lead again, however Elliott might no less than lower right into a share of his carries, particularly in brief yardage.”

Hunter Henry

Yahoo rating: 153rd general, nineteenth amongst tight ends

Yahoo projected stats: 37.6 receptions, 436 receiving yards, 3.2 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “New offensive coordinator Invoice O’Brien might spark some life into the passing sport, although the contemporary arrival Mike Gesicki might threaten Henry’s domination of offensive snaps.”

ESPN remark: “Henry has restricted upside (his greatest fantasy end was ninth in 2019), and the 28-year-old is not more than a fringe TE2.”

Patriots protection

Yahoo rating: 168th general, seventh amongst defenses

Yahoo projected stats: 396 factors allowed, 41.4 sacks, 13.8 interceptions, 8.9 fumble recoveries, 3 TDs

Yahoo remark: “Coach Invoice Belichick’s potential to take advantage of out of his expertise on protection is past reputation.”

Mike Gesicki

Yahoo rating: 203rd general, twenty sixth amongst tight ends

Yahoo projected stats: 40.3 receptions, 434 receiving yards, 3.3 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “Gesicki is a uniquely athletic pass-catcher for a good finish, however for the primary time in his NFL profession, he’ll need to take care of one other competent No. 1 choice on the identical place.”

DeVante Parker

Yahoo rating: 214th general, 78th amongst broad receivers

Yahoo projected stats: 41.3 receptions, 561 receiving yards, 3.1 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “The 30-year-old is the very best contested-catch choice in New England’s broad receiver room.”

ESPN remark: “Parker is properly off the fantasy radar.”

Nick Folks

Yahoo rating: 242nd general, twelfth amongst kickers

Yahoo projected stats (might be changed): 5.8 additional factors made, 4.2 discipline objectives made

Yahoo remark: “Regardless of his achievements, the staff didn’t appear too impressed and opted to make use of a fourth-round decide in 2023 on Maryland kicker, Chad Ryland, who possesses a stronger leg and should finally take over Folks’s position.”

Mac Jones

Yahoo rating: 262nd general, thirty first amongst quarterbacks

Yahoo projected stats: 4,042 passing yards, 24.8 passing TDs, 16.2 INTs, 130 speeding yards, 1 speeding TD

Yahoo remark: “If Jones is to succeed, it could need to be with effectivity slightly than quantity because of his pass-catching corps.”

ESPN remark: “Maybe the arrival of recent playcaller Invoice O’Brien will reignite Jones’ profession, however he’s an extended shot to search out his method into the QB1 dialogue this season.”

Pierre Sturdy Jr.

Yahoo rating: 274th general, 79th amongst operating backs

Yahoo projected stats: 306 speeding yards, 3.1 speeding TDs, 93.9 receiving yards, 0.8 receiving TDs

Yahoo remark: “To overhaul Elliott for the No. 2 gig, he’ll have to show he’s developed a extra full deal with on the place.”

Tyquan Thornton

Yahoo rating: 282nd general, ninety fifth amongst broad receivers

Yahoo projected stats: 43 receptions, 570 receiving yards, 3.2 receiving TDs,

Yahoo remark: “Neither newcomer JuJu Smith-Schuster nor holdover DeVante Parker can stretch the sphere fairly like Thornton, that means he might additionally see play in two-TE units.”

ESPN remark: “The 23-year-old has a path to main the Patriots in targets (JuJu Smith-Schuster is his prime competitors) and is an apparent candidate for a step ahead in 12 months 2.”