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Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (shoulder), LB Kyle Van Noy (groin) and S Kyle Dugger (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. All 3 put in limited practices each day this week. Dugger looks most iffy after his injury arose Thursday. The Sunday night kickoff means you probably shouldn't wait for any of them in your IDP lineup.

Patriots RB James White is expected to miss the rest of the season with his hip injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's a significant loss, as White had racked up 13 targets through the first 2 weeks of the season. We're intrigued to see who steps into the all-important pass-catching back role for the Patriots. It was special-teamer Brandon Bolden after White exited last week.

Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (shoulder) has been activated from IR and practiced on Wednesday. The former 1st-round pick was reportedly having a strong camp before going down. We'll see how big a role he can earn for himself, but Harry remains off the fantasy radar for now.

The Lions have released LB Jamie Collins. The team tried to trade him, but teams were likely scared off by the big contract. The veteran will now be free to sign with whomever, and will likely find a suitor. We'll see if he can recapture IDP value.

Patriots RB James White is "out indefinitely" after suffering a hip subluxation in Sunday's loss to the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's the same injury Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered in Week 1. We'll look for a more concrete timetable for White's return, but it sounds like he's at least headed to short-term IR. White is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Brandon Bolden stepped in as New England's lead passing-down back in Week 3, but we'll see what the Patriots do this coming week. RB Damien Harris could pick up more passing-game work -- or New England could use a bit more of RBs J.J. Taylor or Rhamondre Stevenson.

Patriots RB James White was carted off the field in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Saints. He was announced with a hip injury and ruled out for the rest of the game. We'll update White's status when we know more.

Patriots S Adrian Phillips is active for today's game against the Saints. He missed Thursday and Friday practices for personal reasons but appears good to go for the game. Phillips is a low-level IDP option, though.

Patriots S Adrian Phillips is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, but it's listed as "not injury related." The team (of course) has provided no further details, but Phillips missed practice Thursday and Friday for what must be some sort of personal issue. Phillips climbed from 61% playing time in Week 1 to 75% last Sunday. He still opened Week 3 at the bottom of our DB rankings, though.

Patriots RB Damien Harris (finger) isn’t listed on the final injury report. He was limited in practice this week, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that the finger will be an issue against the Saints on Sunday.

Lions HC Dan Campbell confirmed Thursday reports that the team is trying to trade LB Jamie Collins. That makes sense as Detroit tries to go younger at the position. The Lions reportedly plan to increase playing time for rookie LB Derrick Barnes beginning this week. Alex Anzalone still looks like the best bet for snaps for the time being, though we'll see just how much Detroit is looking to change things up. No Lions LB is especially attractive for IDP use right now. Collins could be a low-cost upside option in a new setting.

Patriots RB Damien Harris was limited in Wednesday's practice with a finger issue. It's the 1st we've heard of it. At this point, there's no reason to believe Harris is at risk of missing Sunday's game vs. the Saints. But we'll keep an eye on him.

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Patriots TE Jonnu Smith (hip) is active for today’s game vs. the Jets. He was added to the injury report on Thursday, limited in the final 2 practices of the week and listed as questionable. So Smith carries elevated risk in fantasy lineups today.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson is a healthy scratch for today’s game vs. the Jets. The rookie fumbled and blew a blitz pickup in the opener. RB J.J. Taylor is active in Stevenson’s place, but RB Damien Harris should dominate carries for New England.

Patriots TE Jonnu Smith (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Jets. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited in the final 2 practices of the week. Smith ran a route on just 45% of pass plays in the opener, so he was a shaky fantasy play even before this injury. TE Hunter Henry’s Week 2 projection will get a big boost if Smith is out.

The Patriots added TE Jonnu Smith to the injury report Thursday. He was limited by a hip issue. We'll see whether that's something to worry about heading into Sunday's visit to the Jets.

Patriots CB Jalen Mills (ankle) is active for today's game against the Dolphins, despite entering the day questionable.

Patriots WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Dolphins. He only got in 2 limited practices this week, so he figures to be operating at less than 100%. Agholor isn’t a recommended Week 1 fantasy starter.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson will be available for Sunday’s opener against the Dolphins, despite dislocating a thumb in practice last week. The rookie figures to be 2nd in line for carries behind RB Damien Harris but isn’t a viable Week 1 fantasy play.

Patriots WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s opener vs. the Dolphins. He was limited on Wednesday, sidelined on Thursday and limited again on Friday. If Agholor plays, he’ll be doing so at less than 100%. Avoid him in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Patriots WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. That comes after a limited workout on Wednesday. So he appears to be in real danger of missing this weekend's opener against the Dolphins. Agholor's absence would vault Kendrick Bourne into the #2 WR role behind #1 Jakobi Meyers.

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