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The Raiders activated WR Rod Streater Sunday morning from the non-football injury list, in time for him to take part in Sunday's practice. According to CSN Bay Area, Streater dealt with an undisclosed illness that caused him to lose some weight and require some conditioning work. He returns to WR corps with buzz coming from rookie Amari Cooper and free-agent addition Michael Crabtree this offseason. Even Kenbrell Thompkins has reportedly performed well as the 3rd receiver. Streater has proved to be a solid short to mid-range target in the past, though. We'll see what kind of role he can carve out in the coming weeks.

The Raiders have claimed WR Kenbrell Thompkins off waivers.  It's a good landing spot for Thompkins' chances of quickly earning a role, but it's tough to imagine him emerging as a fantasy asset this season.  Oakland currently ranks 26th in passing yards per game.

The Patriots waived WR Kenbrell Thompkins. He simply failed to take a step forward in year 2. The 2013 UDFA appeared in just 2 games this season, snagging 6 balls for 53 yards. Look for Aaron Dobson to be active Sunday night against Cincinnati. NFL insider Albert Breer passes along word that Thompkins could be brought back if he clears waivers. Still, he’s not worth rostering in fantasy leagues. Dobson is merely a speculative add. 

The Patriots have deactivated both WR Aaron Dobson and WR Kenbrell Thompkins for tonight's game against the Chiefs.  They're both healthy scratches.  Thompkins has hauled in just 6 of 10 targets for 53 yards in 2 games.  Dobson was 1 of 2 for 13 yards in his lone appearance this year.  New England has only 3 WRs active tonight: Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola.

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Raiders.  New England seems to be rotating Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins, waiting for 1 of them to step up.  Dobson remains the better bet but isn't a must-hold in fantasy football.

Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Vikings.  He played 54% of the snaps in the opener, catching 5 of 9 targets for 37 yards.  It looks like New England will go with WR Aaron Dobson over Thompkins in Week 2.  Dobson isn't a recommended fantasy play this week but is a great bench stash.

Patriots QB Tom Brady praised WR Kenbrell Thompkins after Friday night's preseason game.  "I've got so much confidence in him and what he's been able to do, and continue to achieve for us," Brady said. "So hopefully there will be a lot more of those." Thompkins played almost every snap with the 1st-team offense, hauling in 3 balls for 32 yards and a score.  Brady's words are important because Thompkins struggled with route-running and drops throughout his rookie year.  He's taken advantage of WR Aaron Dobson's absence this offseason and appears primed to open the season in New England's starting lineup.  That makes him an intriguing late-round flier.

Patriots insider Jeff Howe reports that WR Aaron Dobson's March surgery placed a permanent screw in his foot.  Howe adds that Dobson didn't even begin running until July.  He's still not doing much change of direction.  The initial 2-3 month timetable for Dobson's return was obviously optimistic.  At this point, we can only guess that he'll be ready in time for Week 1.  Dobson is already well behind the 8-ball after missing all of spring practices and the start of training camp, though.  He's not a good bet to make an early-season impact.  We'll see if either Kenbrell Thompkins or Brandon LaFell can take advantage of Dobson's absence and emerge as New England's top outside WR.

Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins is taking advantage of WR Aaron Dobson's absence early on in training camp.  Thompkins "stole the show" on Thursday, according to's Chris Wesseling.  He also drew praise from QB Tom Brady and HC Bill Belichick.  "He made some great plays," Brady said.  "It's fun to be out there with him. I have a lot of confidence in him, a lot of trust. He's a great guy."  Added Belichick, "Hard-working kid, hard-working kid. One of our hardest workers. Really tries hard to do everything right. Very attentive, very coachable."  Of course, Thompkins impressed last summer before struggling with drops during the season.  But he's still in the mix for a significant 2014 role, especially if Dobson remains sidelined.  We just bumped Thompkins up our WR Rankings.

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson underwent surgery on March 10 to repair a stress fracture in his foot.  The hope was that the issue would heal with rest, but that wasn't the case.  Now Dobson is looking at a 2-3 month recovery period.  It figures to keep him sidelined for most or all of the offseason program.  Dobson should be fine for training camp, but the missed practice time is still a concern for a young player being counted on to play a significant role in 2014.  We'll see if Kenbrell Thompkins or Josh Boyce can take advantage of Dobson's absence this spring.

Insider Field Yates calls WR Aaron Dobson "a critical part of the development of the Patriots’ passing game going forward."  Yates, a former NFL scout, says Dobson has "intriguing raw skills."  Dobson was overshadowed by Kenbrell Thompkins early in the season, but the 2nd-round pick began to emerge as the superior player starting in October.  In a 5-game stretch from Week 6 to Week 11, Dobson compiled 22 catches, 325 yards and 3 TDs.  He was fantasy's #22 WR during that span.  A foot injury limited the rookie down the stretch, but it won't impact his offseason.  Consider Dobson the favorite to emerge as New England's top outside WR in 2014.  He could be a value pick in drafts this summer -- and a potential WR3 for your fantasy squad.

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) is active for today's game against the Broncos.  WR Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) is out.  That should mean plenty of snaps for Dobson.  The rookie hasn't topped 38 yards since early November, though, leaving him as just a flier in daily fantasy lineups.

Patriots WRs Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) and Aaron Dobson (foot) are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.  Both guys were limited in practice all week, and not surprisingly, New England hasn't revealed anything about their chances of playing.  We do know that Thompkins and Dobson both traveled with the Pats to Denver.  

Patriots WRs Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) and Aaron Dobson (foot) were both listed as limited participants in Wednesday's practice.  Thompkins sustained his head injury last weekend.  The fact that he was able to get on the field today at least gives him a chance to get cleared ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship.  Dobson's practice was his first since reinjuring his foot in the regular-season finale.  His status for Sunday's game is unclear.

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against the Colts.  It'll mean more snaps for WR Kenbrell Thompkins, but he remains a low-end fantasy option.  We're expecting a run-heavy attack from New England, with WR Julian Edelman dominating the targets.

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) missed his 2nd straight practice on Wednesday.  He's yet to get back on the field after reinjuring that foot in the regular-season finale.  Dobson's likely absence will mean more playing time for WR Kenbrell Thompkins against the Colts on Saturday night.

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson reinjured his foot in the 1st half and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.  He missed Weeks 13-15 with that foot injury and now looks questionable for the playoffs.  WR Kenbrell Thompkins will move back into the starting lineup if Dobson misses time.

Patriots rookie WRs Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) are both active for today's finale against the Bills.  Neither wideout played in Week 16.  Each carries some fantasy upside but also plenty of risk into this afternoon's game.  If you need 1, we'd take Dobson.

Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) did not travel with the team to Baltimore and won't play against the Ravens Sunday.  WR Aaron Dobson (foot), meanwhile, made the trip and is expected to play.  He'll see plenty of action with both Thompkins and WR Josh Boyce out, but Dobson is still just a WR3 flier for Week 16.  Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Shane Vereen figure to pace New England in targets.

Patriots WRs Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) and Aaron Dobson (foot) are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.  We won’t find out whether they’re playing until inactives are announced around 3 pm ET on Sunday.  It’s a situation to avoid in fantasy.  WR Josh Boyce (ankle) has been ruled out.

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