2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 163.9
Avg Pts: 27.32
Rank: 1 D/ST
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New England Patriots DL Michael Bennett received a one-game suspension Tuesday, Oct. 15, for conduct detrimental to the team.
New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore had three tackles (two solo), five passes defensed and an interception in Week 6 against the New York Giants.
The New England Patriots Defense recovered a fumble for a touchdown and returned a blocked punt for another score in the Patriots 35-14 win over the Giants. The unit also picked off the Giants quarterback Daniel Jones three times in another impressive effort. The Patriots special teamer Chase Winovich recovered a deflected punt for a 6-yard touchdown and linebacker Kyle Van Noy took a fumble recovery 27 yards to put the game on ice. The Patriots defense continues to be an elite option, making game-changing plays every week.
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is questionable to return against the New York Giants in Week 6 after a suffering a shoulder injury.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (chest) will not return to the Week 6 game against the New York Giants after suffering a chest injury.
New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (chest) is questionable to return to the Week 6 game against the New York Giants after suffering a chest injury.
New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (heel), FS Nate Ebner (groin) and LB Shilique Calhoun (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and are listed as questionable for Week 6.
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) did not practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 8. RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee) and LB Shilique Calhoun (ankle) were limited.
Free-agent TE Rico Gathers, DL Mike Pennel and DL Sylvester Williams worked out for the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
The New England Patriots Defense will have a strong matchup against rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants on TNF. The Giants have committed 11 turnovers this season and the Patriots already have eight interceptions this season. New England has not allowed an opponent to throw for more than 153 yards since Week 1 and are allowing an average of only 8.38 fantasy points to quarterbacks. The Patriots defense is, perhaps, the best in the league and should be able to dominate this Thursday to kick off Week 6.
New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (heel) and FS Nate Ebner (groin) were limited during practice Monday, Oct. 7. The Patriots did not hold a practice Monday, so these are estimations.
The New England Patriots Defense recorded six sacks one interception and one fumble recovery as the Patriots cruised past the hapless Redskins 33-7. The defense was on its heels in the first quarter after Redskins wide receiver Steven Sims took an end-around 65 yards for a touchdown. But the good times did not roll for Washington as the Patriots defense took firm control from there. The unit held quarterback Colt McCoy to only 119 yards passing and continues to look like the best defense in the NFL. The Patriots defense will have a quick turnaround in Week 6 as they immediately begin to prepare for the Giants this coming Thursday night.
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower posted eight total stops with 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, a pass defensed and two quarterback hits in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins.
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (heel) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 5 game.
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is expected to be available to play Sunday, Oct. 6.
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (heel) and DB Nate Ebner (groin) non Saturday, Oct. 5, were downgraded to out for Week 5.
The New England Patriots Defense will be one of the top fantasy plays of Week 5 when the unit takes on an abysmal Redskins offense. The Patriots defense has been nothing short of fantastic through the first four games, racking up 10 interceptions, 18 sacks and allowing only 61.2 rushing yards a game. They will go up against a Redskins offense that has tossed seven interceptions over their last two games and have struggled running the football. New England's defense should thrive against an offense in flux and have held opponents to a miniscule 13% success rate on third downs. Start the Patriots defense with confidence.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 5 versus the Washington Redskins. DL Michael Bennett (shoulder) fully participated in practice all week, while WR Josh Gordon (knee) was upgraded to full practice Friday, Oct. 4; both players no longer appear on the injury report. WR Gunner Olszewski (hamstring) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day Friday but was also removed from the injury report.