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Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson totaled 9 carries for 34 rushing yards in Week 7’s surprise win vs. the Bills. Though his numbers on the ground weren’t impressive, Stevenson did manage to haul all 6 targets for 51 receiving yards as a pass-catcher in the contest. Those contributions were enough for Stevenson to post a respectable 14.5 PPR points on Sunday. His teammate Ezekiel Elliott logged 11 carries for 31 rushing yards and a score in the upset victory. We’re not about to get too excited about this New England offense after how poorly they’ve played over the course of October, but their resurgent effort today makes Stevenson more appealing for next week’s AFC East showdown vs. the Dolphins.

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Patriots S Kyle Dugger (foot) and CB Jonathan Jones (knee) are active for today's game against the Bills.

Patriots TE Hunter Henry (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Bills. Between the ankle injury and a matchup against the No. 5 TE defense, Henry is not a recommended Week 7 fantasy starter.

Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Bills. WR Demario Douglas (concussion) is active but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.

Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is not expected to play vs. the Bills today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith-Schuster suffered his fifth documented concussion back in Week 5 and still hasn't been cleared. WR Demario Douglas, who was also concussed in Week 5, is expected to play today, according to Rapoport. WR Kendrick Bourne is the only viable fantasy play in New England's WR corps.

Patriots TE Hunter Henry (ankle) "should play" vs. the Bills today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Henry only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it's safe to assume that he won't be at 100% today. He's not a recommended Week 7 fantasy start.

Patriots WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Demario Douglas (concussion) are questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Bills. They both remained limited in practice all week and still have multiple stages of the protocol to clear. Neither should be in your Week 7 fantasy plans. Smith-Schuster and Douglas’ absences would be a boost to WR Kendrick Bourne’s fantasy stock.

Patriots TE Hunter Henry (ankle) is questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Bills. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. Henry was able to play through this injury last week, so he has a chance to be active on Sunday. But he’d be a weak fantasy play at far less than 100%.

Patriots TE Hunter Henry (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. He got banged up vs. the Raiders last week but was able to return to that game. We're still tentatively expecting him to play against the Bills on Sunday, but we'll keep you updated on his status.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson logged 10 carries for 46 yards and 1 TD in Week 6 vs. the Raiders. He also added 5 catches on 6 targets for 24 yards as a pass-catcher in the contest. Stevenson and WR Kendrick Bourne (10 catches, 89 receiving yards) were the only bright spots from the Pats’ offense to speak of on Sunday. This is a team that’s lost three games in a row and feels directionless given the poor play of QB Mac Jones. We’re not particularly enthusiastic about starting anyone other than Stevenson next week vs. the Bears.

Patriots TE Hunter Henry injured an ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update Henry's status when we know more.

Update: Henry returned after missing just a handful of plays.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn ran even with WR Jordan Addison in Sunday's win over the Bears, the first game since WR Justin Jefferson's hamstring injury. Osborn led the position by four total snaps, tying Addison for the team lead with 33 routes and 5 targets. Osborn beat Addison in receptions (4-3) and receiving yards (48-28). Neither player, of course, posted an actually impressive line. And Minnesota totaled just 181 yards passing; 227 total. Addison remains the higher-ceiling fantasy option between the WRs. Neither looks attractive for a Week 7 home date with the 49ers.

Patriots DB Kyle Dugger (foot), CB Jonathan Jones (ankle), and DT Davon Godchaux, DT, New England Patriots (ankle) are active for today's game against the Raiders. Dugger should be the only one considered for IDP lineups in most cases.

Patriots WR Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) is active for today’s game vs. the Raiders. He has a chance to step in as New England’s No. 3 WR with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas out. But Thornton should not be in fantasy lineups in his 2023 debut. WR Kayshon Boutte is a healthy scratch.

Patriots WR Tyquan Thornton has been actiavted from IR, setting him up to make his 2023 debut vs. the Raiders on Sunday. It's good timing for New England, with WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas out with their concussions. But Thornton should not be in Week 6 fantasy lineups. The Patriots also elevated WR Jalen Reagor from the practice squad.

Patriots S Kyle Dugger is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after a foot injury popped up during the practice week. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status Sunday.

Patriots WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Demario Douglas (concussion) are out for Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders. WR Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) is listed as questionable. We’ll see if Thornton is ready to make his 2023 debut, but DeVante Parker and Kendrick Bourne will serve as New England’s top two WRs this weekend.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson is not listed on the Week 6 injury report. He was limited in practice all last week and listed as questionable for the Saints game with a thigh injury. Stevenson wound up playing but set season lows with a 50% snap rate, eight carries, and two targets. At least he's healthier heading into this weekend's game vs. the Raiders, but it's tough to consider Stevenson more than a RB3 or flex at this point.

Patriots WR Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) has been designated to return from IR. He'll practice this week and is eligible to play on Sunday vs. the Raiders. New England could use Thornton with WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas in concussion protocol. But Thornton showed nothing last year or this offseason to make him a legitimate fantasy option right now.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley left Sunday's loss to the Saints with a shoulder injury. We'll watch for more details and whether he's expected to miss more time.

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