2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 280.3
Avg Pts: 23.36
Rank: 1 D/ST
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New England Patriots DE Byron Cowart (head) and C Ted Karras (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), OT Marcus Cannon (illness), SS Patrick Chung (heel) and CB Jason McCourty (groin) were limited during practice.
The New England Patriots Defense recorded three sacks and zero turnovers in the team's 28-22 loss to the Texans in Week 13. The defense was put on their heels early after quarterback Tom Brady threw a costly interception that set up a short-field for the Texans. The Patriots defense was on pace for all-time numbers in fantasy the first eight weeks of the season but they have come back to earth recently. Even more troubling, the unit has really struggled against playoff-probable teams in the Ravens and Texans. They will get a similar test next week against quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Week 14.
The New England Patriots have declared S Jason McCourty, OT Jermaine Eluemunor, DL Byron Cowart, QB Cody Kessler, RB Damien Harris, OT Korey Cunningham and TE Ryan Izzo inactive for Week 13.
New England Patriots CB Jason McCourty (groin) and OL Byron Cowart (head) were ruled out for Week 13 on Saturday, Nov. 30.
New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) has been ruled out for the second straight game for Week 13 against the Texans on Sunday night. It's a downgrade for New England's defense against a Houston wideout corps featuring DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Kenny Stills. The Pats defense has been strong all year, but they won't have as much upside on Sunday night against a Texans offense that can put up points quickly. McCourty has 40 total tackles, and one interception in 10 games this season.
New England Patriots TE Ryan Izzo (illness) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Houston Texans. LB Kyle Van Noy (illness) did not practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as questionable. S Patrick Chung (illness, heel, chest), LB Jamie Collins (illness), OL Jermaine Eluemunor (illness), CB Stephon Gilmore (illness), LB Dont'a Hightower (illness), CB Joejuan Williams (illness), OT Isaiah Wynn (illness), LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), OT Marcus Cannon (illness), WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion), S Nate Ebner (ankle, back), WR Julian Edelman (shoulder), CB Jason McCourty (groin), WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) and OL Byron Cowart (head) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (elbow) returned to a full practice Friday and has been removed from the injury report. DE John Simon (elbow) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but also no longer appears on the injury report.
New England Patriots PK Nick Folk (appendix), LB Dont'a Hightower (illness), TE Ryan Izzo (illness), CB Joejuan Williams (illness) and OT Isaiah Wynn (illness) didn't practice Thursday, Nov. 28. S Patrick Chung (illness/heel/chest), LB Jamie Collins (illness), OL Jermaine Eluemunor (illness), CB Stephon Gilmore (illness), LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), OT Marcus Cannon (illness), S Nate Ebner (shoulder), CB Jason McCourty (groin), DE John Simon (elbow) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited.