New England Patriots 11-3 at New York Jets 3-11
Play ‘Em If You Got ‘Em
There are several guys on the Patriots that are MUST STARTS every week. No need to write about these guys that we have ranked #1 or #2 in their positions.
Notables: Rob Gronkowski - #1 Ranked Tight End, New England Defense - #1 Ranked Defense, Tom Brady - #2 Ranked Quarterback, and Stephen Gostkowski - #1 Ranked Kicker
Julian Edelman - #18 Ranked Wide Receiver
Sorry fantasy owners. Edelman has been ruled out with a concussion. Make sure to change your lineups!
Brandon LaFell - #25 Ranked Wide Receiver
LaFell continues to be listed as Questionable from the same shoulder injury he has been playing throw. He will still play and you should start him against the Jets that give up the 12th most fantasy points to Wide Receivers. Now with Edelman out, Brady will be relying on LaFell even more and his stock goes up.
You are either playing them or not in New England.
Shane Vereen - #31 , LeGarrette Blount - #19 , and Jonas Gray - #51 Ranked Running Back
First of all the Jets are tough against the run. Secondly no one knows what is going on in that backfield. One week it is Vereen, then Blount, and then the silent Gray comes out to play. Vereen rushed 6 times, Blount 8 times and Gray had 11 carries last week. The week before Blount had 20 carries while both Vereen and Gray only had one. Belicheck is trying to keep their opponents on their toes but that is not much fun for fantasy owners. One of these guys could have a big game but there is no way to tell.
*Blount has been ruled out for Week 16 with a shoulder injury.