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7:10pm EDT 10/14/18

Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Chiefs. We never heard any concern over the knee, so Michel seems safe to use as you normally would in fantasy lineups.

7:10pm EDT 10/14/18

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (thigh) is active for tonight’s game against the Chiefs. He only put in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, so don’t expect him to be at 100%. That only adds more downside to a guy who’s yet to top 3 catches in a game this season.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) a game-time decision for tonight's tilt with the Chiefs. Rapoport went on to say that Michel is expected to play. The rookie was limited in practice all week, but this is the 1st time we've heard that his status is at all in doubt. We'd still lean toward keeping Michel in fantasy lineups unless you're stacked at RB.

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (thigh) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. He was held out of Thursday's practice but returned to a limited workout on Friday. We're expecting him to play, but Hogan is just a fantasy flier -- despite what should be a high-scoring affair.

The Patriots have listed RB Sony Michel (knee) as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. He was limited in practice all week. We’ve heard nothing to suggest Michel is in danger of missing this one, but it’s a situation to keep an eye on considering his history of knee issues. We’ll look for an update on Sunday morning.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially active for tonight's game against the Colts. We haven't heard anything about a snap count -- although we wouldn't expect to considering this is the Patriots. Gronk comes with significantly more risk than usual on a short week at less than 100%. But he remains a virtual must-start at the razor-thin TE position.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is expected to be active for tonight's game against the Colts. We heard the same from NFL Network's Michael Giardi on Tuesday. Gronk's ankle injury isn't serious, but this short week isn't helping him. It's still possible that he's on a snap count and/or in a decoy role tonight. That said, Gronk belongs in fantasy lineups unless you somehow also own Zach Ertz or Travis Kelce.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Colts. He put in a limited practice on Wednesday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Gronk might come down to a game-time decision. We'll look for updates on him tomorrow and will find out whether he's active by 7 pm ET.

The Patriots expect TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) to be on the field for Thursday night's game against the Colts, according to NFL Network's Michael Giardi. Gronk's ankle injury is "not that big of a deal," Giardi adds. We heard the same from ESPN's Adam Schefter yesterday. Gronkowski will obviously come with more risk than usual in Week 5. But if he's active, he belongs in season-long fantasy lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's ankle injury is not considered serious. It's been lingering for a couple of weeks now, though, and Schefter calls Gronk "questionable" for Thursday night's game against the Colts. We'll keep a close eye on him over the next few days.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is officially questionable to return to Sunday's game against Miami with an ankle injury. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable for this one with an ankle. With New England up 31-0, we doubt Gronk will return. We'll look for updates on his status.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He was limited in practice all week, but there’s been no concern about his status. Gronk remains an elite fantasy play.

Patriots S Patrick Chung and DE Trey Flowers (concussions) are both active for today's game against the Dolphins. Both make sense as IDP options depending on league size and your other available options.

11:09am EDT 9/30/18

Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He was limited in practice all week and figures to be on some type of snap count in his Pats debut. Gordon is just a fantasy flier.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's a "good chance" WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) makes his Patriots debut against the Dolphins today. We'll find out for sure by noon ET. If active, Gordon figures to play a limited number of snaps after joining the team just 2 weeks ago. Consider him just a fantasy flier for Week 4.

Patriots S Patrick Chung and DE Trey Flowers are questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Each guy missed Week 3 with a concussion. They put in limited practices this week, and Flowers told reporters Wednesday he expected to be ready to play Sunday. We'll see about the status of each starter on Sunday.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He was limited in practice all week. Gronk might not be at 100% but is fully expected to play on Sunday. New England listed a whopping 11 players as questionable for Week 4.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. It’s unclear if he’s ready to make his Pats debut, but we’ll find out by noon ET. If active, Gordon will be just a fantasy flier.

The Patriots will place RB Rex Burkhead on IR with the neck injury he suffered in Week 3, according to the Boston Globe's Jim McBride. No word yet on Burkhead's exact injury or whether he's a candidate to return after 8 weeks. We'll look for more details, but Burkhead can be dropped outside of deep leagues and leagues with an IR spot. New England's once deep backfield has now lost Burkead and Jeremy Hill to injuries. That leaves Sony Michel as the clear lead ball-carrier and James White as the primary pass-catching back. Both guys look like weekly fantasy starters at this point.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead injured his neck in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Lions and did not return. He played just 7 snaps before exiting, carrying 0 times and catching 2 of 3 targets. He's fallen behind Sony Michel and James White in the backfield pecking order.

 
 
 

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