New England Patriots Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

New England Patriots Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Patriots DE Shilique Calhoun, CB J.C. Jackson, DE John Simon and DE Deatrich Wise are active for tonight's game against the Jets. New England previously downgraded CB Stephon Gilmore, DE Lawrence Guy and LB Ja'Whaun Bentley to out for the game.

49ers WR Kendrick Bourne has been placed back on the COVID list. He landed there last week and missed the Packers game before it was discovered that he was a false-positive. It's unclear if he tested positive this time or was in contact with someone who did. If it's the latter, he has a chance to be cleared in time for this Sunday's game against the Saints.

7:11pm EST 11/9/20

Patriots K Nick Folk (back) is active for tonight's game against the Jets. He's fine to get into fantasy lineups if you were waiting on him.

The Patriots list a bunch of defensive players as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets. That includes DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder, elbow, knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (knee), DE Shilique Calhoun (knee), LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (groin), DE Deatrich Wise (knee, hand), CB J.C. Jackson (knee) and DE John Simon (elbow). None of those guys is a high-level IDP option, so they're likely not worth waiting on in setting your fantasy lineup. But we'll see who's in and who's out Monday evening.

Patriots K Nick Folk was added to the injury report on Saturday with a back. He didn't practice and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets. Look elsewhere for your fantasy kicker this week.

49ers WR Kendrick Bourne has returned 2 consecutive negative COVID tests, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Bourne, Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams can re-join the team immediately. It's a tough break that all 4 guys were forced to miss Thursday night's loss to the Packers, but they'll be eligible to play Week 10.

Patriots RB Sony Michel (quad) returned to practice on Thursday. He's eligible to play against the Jets on Monday night, although it's still unclear if he's ready. Michel's return would make it tough to trust rookie RB Damien Harris in fantasy lineups. Stay tuned.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers WR Kendrick Bourne has tested positive for COVID. That means he'll miss at least this week's game against the Packers and probably Week 10 (at New Orleans) as well. San Francisco then gets a Week 11 bye. We'll see when WR Deebo Samuel returns to the field. He has continued to miss practice this week with his hamstring injury. Trent Taylor and Richie James look next in line for WR targets. Taylor would be in play for deep PPR lineups if Samuel remains out vs. Green Bay.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley left Sunday's loss to the Bills early with a groin injury. We'll see about his status heading into Monday night's visit to the Jets.

Ravens OLB Matt Judon got ejected in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers for making contact with an official. He said after the game that the contact was accidental, coming when Judon tried to free his arm amid some post-play fighting -- but also took responsibility. We don't expect to see Judon suspended from any further game action.

Patriots DE John Simon (shoulder) and CB J.C. Jackson (knee) are active for today's game against the Bills. Each entered the day questionable but presents some upside in deep IDP formats.

11:11am EST 11/1/20

Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He’s the best bet for carries in the backfield in what figures to be a run-heavy game plan in shoddy weather conditions.

The Patriots have downgraded CB Stephon Gilmore (knee) to out for today's game against the Bills. That improves the matchup for Buffalo's lead wideout, Stefon Diggs.

The Patriots expect RB Damien Harris (ankle) to play against the Bills today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's officially questionable, so we'll confirm his status with the inactives come out, but you should have Harris available as a fantasy option.

Patriots CBs Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson are both questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after suffering knee injuries during the practice week. Gilmore's injury happened Thursday. An MRI came back negative, but he sat out Friday's practice. Jackson left Friday's workout early with his ailment after not showing up on the injury report the previous 2 days. Missing either or both would obviously hurt an already struggling defense and improve the matchup for Buffalo WRs Stefon Diggs and/or John Brown -- as well as QB Josh Allen. DE John Simon is also questionable with a shoulder issue that limited him in practice all week.

Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bills. With WR Julian Edelman (knee) also out, Jakobi Meyers and Damiere Byrd are left as New England’s top 2 WRs. Neither is an exciting fantasy play in a struggling passing game.

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore left Thursday's practice after he "tweaked" a knee, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The injury was apparently deemed minor after an MRI, but it's not yet clear whether it will keep him out of Sunday's game against the Bills. Losing Gilmore would improve the matchup for Buffalo WR Stefon Diggs.

Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday. He's no better than 50/50 to get cleared in time for this weekend's game against the Bills. With just 1 catch on 4 targets over his last 2 games, Harry has fallen off the fantasy radar anyway.

Patriots QB Cam Newton was pulled with his team trailing 33-6 in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. He was abysmal in this one, completing 9 of 15 passes for 98 yards, 0 TDs and 3 INTs. Newton has 0 TDs and 5 INTs in 2 games since returning from the COVID list We imagine the Pats will go back to him, but we'll see what we hear over the next couple of days.

Update: HC Bill Belichick said, "Yeah, absolutely," when asked after the game if Newton remains his starting QB.

Patriots WR N'Keal Harry left to get a concussion check during the 1st half of Sunday's game against the 49ers. We'll update his status when we know more.


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