• Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/22/19 9:08am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could retire if the Patriots win Super Bowl LIII.

    Huddle Up: Of course, we've been saying this for the past five years or so, but with time marching on, it's inevitably growing closer to coming true.

  • Sony Michel - RB
    Posted 1/21/19 1:32pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is the first rookie running ever to run for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in a championship game.

    Huddle Up: Michel has been on fire in his first postseason, amassing 242 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in his first two games. That's with Rex Burkhead and James White taking away snaps, too. Michel's value is weaker in PPR leagues, but he's a quality RB2 prospect going forward.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 1/21/19 6:05pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was on the field for all 97 offensive snaps during the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski has struggled at times during second half of the season but is coming off a solid performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. It is believed that he will consider retirement this offseason, so owners should monitor the situation. He could still be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues if he plays.

  • Sony Michel - RB
    Posted 1/20/19 9:07am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has his sights on another big outing Sunday, Jan. 20, in the AFC Championship Game after rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. The Chiefs ranked 27th in rushing yards allowed and 31st in yards per carry during the regular season. 'It's like taking a test,' Michel said Friday. 'If you walk into the class and you're prepared for it, you're going to ace it. If you walk in not prepared, now you're nervous and you feel like you're going to fail. It's all about what I did this week, and I'm ready for ... this Sunday.'

    Huddle Up: Michel rolled up 129 yards and three TDs on 24 carries in last weekend's divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but that was with the Patriots comfortably ahead most of the game. Much of the same can be said about the Week 6 meeting with the Chiefs. Facing K.C.'s improved defense and high-scoring offense on the road is a whole other challenge, and that script might lend itself more to a bigger fantasy day for fellow RB James White.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 1/20/19 10:25am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will mull retirement this offseason, and instead of pursuing a WWE wrestling career, movies/acting would be a likelier choice.

    Huddle Up: Gronk matched his career season low with three TD receptions, finished ninth among tight ends with 6.63 fantasy points per game and, most notably, didn't look close to being the Gronk of old -- especially late in the season. So even before age 30, Gronk's Hall of Fame career may be at the end.

  • Julian Edelman - WR
    Posted 1/20/19 10:58am ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman has 54 first downs on 83 receptions over his last 10 postseason games. Both are NFL highs for a 10-game postseason span.

    Huddle Up: With Josh Gordon gone and TE Rob Gronkowski not himself these days, Edelman has become Tom Brady's go-to target. He has drawn 10 or more targets in seven of his last 10 games this season, including a season-high 13 last weekend against the L.A. Chargers, resulting in nine receptions for 151 yards -- also season highs. Look for more of the same until a defense makes a concerted effort to take Edelman away.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/20/19 7:52pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed 12 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime, and caught four passes for 23 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead often takes a backseat to Sony Michel and James White, but he still is capable of delivering when his number is called and is up to three touchdowns this postseason.

  • Sony Michel - RB
    Posted 1/20/19 7:49pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 29 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Michel has been a monster in the postseason, logging 53 carries for 242 yards and five scores in two games. He will try to add to those numbers in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/20/19 7:45pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 30 of his 46 passes for 348 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't the prettiest game of Brady's playoff career, and he had a third in interception that would have ended the game wiped out by a penalty. Still, he made enough big throws to put New England back in the Super Bowl, and he will try to add his incredible legacy in a couple of weeks.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 1/20/19 8:06pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught six of his 11 targets for 79 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: There have been rumblings that Gronkowski may hang it up after the season, but for now he has to prepare for another trip to the Super Bowl. He isn't the overwhelming force he was a few years ago, but he is still capable of putting up big numbers compared to a majority of the other tight ends in the league.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 1/20/19 8:01pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White rushed six times for 23 yards and caught four of his six targets for 49 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: It was a relatively quiet game for White, but you only need to look back one week at his 15-catch performance against the Los Angeles Chargers for a reminder of the type of production he is capable of providing.

  • Julian Edelman - WR
    Posted 1/20/19 7:57pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught seven of his 10 targets for a team-high 96 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Edelman was particularly clutch on third downs throughout the game, and he has been Tom Brady's favorite target this postseason. Heading into the Super Bowl, Edelman has 16 catches on 23 targets for 247 yards in two games.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/19/19 4:41pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has averaged 251.7 passing yards and thrown eight touchdowns and eight interceptions in seven career postseason road contests.

    Huddle Up: Those numbers don't take into account weather, but tomorrow night's game is supposed to be brutally cold. The Patriots could be focused on running the ball in order to limit mistakes and keep Patrick Mahomes and company off the field. Either way, the weather and the road playoff history don't bode well for Brady.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/17/19 10:02am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is 24-4 playing in sub-30-degree weather and 5-1 when the temperature is below 20 degrees. An arctic cold front in expected Sunday, Jan. 20, in Kansas City, Mo., where the Patriots will face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

    Huddle Up: Brady threw for 340 yards and a TD and ran for another score when the Pats outlasted the Chiefs 43-40 in Week 6. But that was a home game, and the Chiefs' underrated defense allows an average of 17.2 fewer points at home than on the road, so that's perhaps the biggest reason to temper your expectations for a big Brady statistical outing Sunday at Arrowhead.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/17/19 10:32am ET

    New England Patriots RBs Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead combined for 47 rushing attempts/targets and 254 yards from scrimmage in the divisional-round playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The Kansas City Chiefs, the Patriots' opponent in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20, surrendered the third-most total yards (2,709) to opposing running backs during the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Among other things, the Patriots are notorious for relentlessly attacking an opponent's weakness, and with the New England pass-catching corps not in top shape (no Josh Gordon, a diminished TE Rob Gronkowski) look for plenty of work again for Michel, White & Co., on Sunday.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 1/13/19 6:44am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is expected to consider retiring at the end of the season.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski, who turns 30 in May, had his worst statistical performance since his rookie year during the 2018 campaign. In 13 games, he caught 47 passes for 682 yards while reaching the end zone just three times. That being said, he can still be viewed as a low-end TE1 in playoff fantasy contests.

  • Sony Michel - RB
    Posted 1/13/19 2:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Michel has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of the last three games and has four touchdowns during that span. He will continue to be the main option in the running game and should be a starting option in all leagues next week.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 1/13/19 2:23pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady went 34-for-44 for 343 yards and one touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Brady had some troubles during the second half of the season but has played well in the last two games. He should be part of a high-scoring game next week and can be a No. 1 option in playoff fantasy leagues.

  • Julian Edelman - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 2:34pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 151 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Edelman has been the top option for the Patriots for several years and will continue to receive plenty of targets in the passing game. He is a must-start option in all playoff fantasy leagues.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 1/13/19 2:29pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 12 yards and one touchdown on four carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game. He also caught one pass for seven yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead is third on the depth chart and likely will only receive a handful of touches during games. He probably should be avoided in fantasy leagues next week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 1/13/19 2:54pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught one pass for 25 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski has had a disappointing season and has been held to three receptions or less in eight of the last nine games. He can still be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in playoff fantasy leagues, but owners should not expect a big performance.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 2:49pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett caught four passes for 41 yards and one touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett has caught a touchdown in back-to-back games and has been targeted 10 times in the two games. He could be a flex option in some leagues next week but is not a must-start option.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 1/13/19 2:42pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White caught 15 passes for 97 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: White has been one of the top running backs in point-per-reception leagues this season and will continue to be a main option in the passing game for the Patriots. He should be a No. 2 running back or flex option in all leagues next week.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 3:01pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for three yards on one carry against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game. He was targeted once in the passing game but finished with zero receptions.

    Huddle Up: Patterson has been involved in the running and passing game this season and has posted at least 50 total yards in three of the last five games. He could be a flex option in some playoff fantasy leagues since there are not a lot of options available but is not a must-start option.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 2:58pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan caught three passes for 13 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Hogan was not a big factor during the second half of the regular season but has been targeted 16 times over the last two games. He could be a possible flex option in some fantasy leagues next week.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 1/10/19 2:47pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 10, and has been removed from the injury list for the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Patterson could be involved in the running and passing game this week but likely will only see a handful of touches. He could be a flex option in some leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 1/9/19 2:51pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 9.

    Huddle Up: During the regular season Patterson wasn't much of a fantasy option, but in postseason pools he has some WR4 or flex appeal, especially as he battles Phillip Dorsett for the No. 3 duties with Josh Gordon no longer in the picture. Patterson could also have an impact in the return game this weekend.

  • Sony Michel - RB
    Posted 12/30/18 1:39pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries against the New York Jets in Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Michel continues to be the main option in the running game and received at least 10 carries in 12 of the 13 games during the regular season. He can be considered a solid No. 2 running back in playoff fantasy leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 12/30/18 1:32pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady went 24-for-33 for 250 yards and four touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Brady has been inconsistent over the last month but is entering the playoffs after playing one of his better games of the season. He likely will be facing a tough defense in the Divisional Round of the playoffs but can be still be a starting fantasy option.

  • Julian Edelman - WR
    Posted 12/30/18 1:52pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught five passes for 69 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Edelman continues to be the top option in the passing game for the Patriots and will be a must-start option in all playoff fantasy leagues.

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