2015 New England Patriots Offseason Update

Fantasy Fuel: The New England Patriots put together a great 12-4 season commencing with a Super Bowl Championship; the team's forth over the last 14 years. With a great roster on both sides of the ball, Coach Belichick continues to put together winning teams albeit with another competitive edge. One major impact on the 2015 season is QB Tom Brady's four game suspension for Deflategate. Currently, Brady will not be on the field until week 6. Brady has appealed the suspension and NFLPA sources suggest a ban for any amount of games will result in a federal court battle to overturn the decision. TE Rob Gronkowski projects as the #1 fantasy tight end in 2015, but Tom Brady's suspension may play a role in Gronk's fantasy value. Backup quarterback Garoppolo has only thrown 27 pass attempts in the NFL. Further, the Patriots lost CB Darrelle Revis and CB Brandon Browner during the offseason along with NT Vince Wilfork, RB Stevan Ridley, and RB Shane Vereen. The Pats added CB Bradley Fletcher, CB Robert McClain, WR Brandon Gibson, WR Kevin Dorsey, and TE Scott Chandler among others to the new roster. It'll be interesting to see if Belichick can pull off another outstanding performance with the revamped New England Patriots. Look for TE Gronkowski, RB Blount, WR Edelman, and K Gostkowski during your fantasy football drafts. Current sleepers include QB Tom Brady and RB Jonas Gray.

Depth Chart

Head coach: Bill Belichick
General manager: Bill Belichick
Offensive coordinator: Josh McDaniels
Defensive coordinator: Matt Patricia
QB: (1) Tom Brady; (2) Jimmy Garoppolo
RB: (1) LeGarrette Blount; (2) Jonas Gray; (3) James White
WR: (1) Julian Edelman; (2) Brandon LaFell; (3) Danny Amendola
TE: (1) Rob Gronkowski; (2) Tim Wright
K: (1) Stephen Gostkowski

2014 Win : Loss Record

2014 Offensive Season Scoring

 

Offense

Points per game: 29.2 (4th)
Yards per game: 365.5 (11th)
Passing yards per game: 257.6 (9th)
Rushing yards per game: 107.9 (18th)

Defense

Points per game: 19.6 (8th)
Yards per game: 344.1 (13th)
Passing yards per game: 239.8 (17th)
Rushing yards per game: 104.3 (9th)

2015 NFL Draft Picks

Rd 1: DT Malcom Brown
Rd 2: SS Jordan Richards
Rd 3: DE Geneo Grissom
Rd 4: DE Trey Flowers
Rd 4: OG Tre' Jackson
Rd 4: C Shaq Mason
Rd 5: LS Joe Cardona
Rd 6: LB Matthew Wells
Rd 6: TE AJ Derby
Rd 7: CB Darryl Roberts
Rd 7: OLB Xzavier Dickson