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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NE @ MIA

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NE @ MIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    OAK @ NE

  • Week 4 - Sep 29

    NE @ KC

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CIN @ NE

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    NE @ BUF

  • Week 7 - Oct 16

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    CHI @ NE

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    DEN @ NE

  • Week 10 - Nov 09


  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    NE @ IND

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DET @ NE

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NE @ GB

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NE @ LAC

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIA @ NE

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    NE 34 @ TEN 13

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NE 30 @ BAL 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NE 52 @ BUF 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    DEN 21 @ NE 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    NE @ SEA

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NE @ LAR

  • Week 9 - Nov 04


  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    IND @ NE

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    NE @ MIA

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    NE 38 @ MIA 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    LAC 21 @ NE 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NE 31 @ BUF 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NE 31 @ OAK 19

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NYJ 21 @ NE 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    DAL 16 @ NE 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 23


  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NE 17 @ PIT 25

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    NYG 24 @ NE 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NE 37 @ NYJ 16

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    KC 3 @ NE 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    NE 38 @ PHI 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    IND 24 @ NE 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NE 34 @ WAS 27

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NE 41 @ DEN 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    MIA 24 @ NE 27

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CIN 24 @ NE 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    NE 14 @ NYJ 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    BUF 30 @ NE 38

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    NE 41 @ MIA 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10


  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    BAL 20 @ NE 23

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    NE 23 @ LAC 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIN 18 @ NE 28

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NE 14 @ CLE 34

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    NE 39 @ PIT 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    IND 28 @ NE 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NE 45 @ DET 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    NYJ 3 @ NE 45

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NE 36 @ CHI 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    GB 27 @ NE 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NE 34 @ BUF 3

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIA 7 @ NE 38


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LaFell placed on PUP and Wayne Cut

Brandon LaFell was placed on the PUP list today, making him ineligible for the first six games of the season. With a bye in Week 4 LaFell will first be available in Week 8. If your league has an IR spot stash him, if not let him go to waivers. Reggie Wayne was also cut from the team leaving a big hole to fill on the outside. Dobson should be an immediate add to a roster that had either Wayne or LaFell.

Pyro's take: Brandon LaFell was placed on the PUP list today, making him ineligible for the first six games of the season. With a bye in Week 4 LaFell will first be available in Week 8. If your league has an IR spot stash him, if not let him go to waivers. Reggie Wayne was also cut from the team leaving a big hole to fill on the outside. Dobson should be an immediate add to a roster that had either Wayne or LaFell.

09/05/15, 04:50 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: twitter.com


Aaron Dobson will be inactive tonight, making it back-to-back weeks of being scratched from the line-up. New England will go with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell as their top three receivers.

Pyro's take: The Patriots offense just gets worse. A lack of offensive protection, an elderly Brady and no running game, just looks ugly. New England will have to rely on the defense tonight.

09/29/14, 07:26 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.bostonglobe.com

Dobson in, Thompkins out

New England Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson is active against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is inactive after playing in Week 1.

The Patriots flip-flopped the two last week, giving Dobson the day off as a healthy scratch and inserting Thompkins into the lineup. Thompkins only caught five of his 10 targets for 37 yards, so the move was expected all week.

Pyro's take: Dobson should see a bevy of targets this week as Thompkins received a healthy 10 last week. The Vikings were terrible against the pass last season so Dobson could have a big game this week. If looking for a late flex option check the waiver wire for Dobson as he could be available after being inactive in week 1.

09/14/14, 11:20 AM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: www.sbnation.com

Dobson has a permanent screw in his foot

Before practice began this morning, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported a new detail about Aaron Dobson's surgery from back in March. According to Howe, the surgery required the insertion of a permanent screw to aid the healing process. As a result, Dobson's recovery has been moving slower than originally expected.

"Dobson didn't even begin running until July, and that progression ultimately leads to aggressive planting and cutting," says Howe. "The Patriots medical staff is making sure Dobson is able to handle the rigors of the job before allowing him on the field."

Pyro's take: This news hurts, and means that the Patriots have yet another fragile member of their receiving corps. When Dobson gets back on the field he will have a chance to make an impact in the offense, but injury is a real risk. We all saw what happened to Julio Jones last season, who also has a screw in his foot. There are a lot of other options for New England, so it is imperative that he gets back as soon as he can. It will be important to see him play in actual games and make cuts before I feel comfortable drafting him as WR3 or Flex.

07/29/14, 10:08 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.patriots.com

Dobson and Thompkins fitting for starting spot

The New England Patriots still haven’t found a starter at one of the most important offensive skill positions.

The battle for the starting “X” wide receiver in the Patriots’ offense rages on this offseason. The “X” receiver typically is a bigger player who can use size and speed to beat pressing cornerbacks. He should be the “big-play” receiver in the Patriots’ offense.

Last year, the position was held by 2013 rookies Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce at different times in the season. Now, veteran Brandon LaFell has joined the mix, and training camp and preseason will dictate who starts in Week 1.

Julian Edelman still will start in the “Z” role, and Danny Amendola is expected to hold down the slot for the second consecutive season.

Pyro's take: Aaron Dobson would have the inside track, but he is still be hampered by a foot injury. He has better speed than Thompkins, and as the big play receiver in the offense, that speed should be the difference maker. Dobson was also starting to get on the same with Brady. The addition of Brandon LaFell also throws a wrench into this situation.

Dobson still has the best chance to come out on top of this battle, but in a Bill Belichick offense there is a high probability that he will go with the hot hand once the season starts.

06/29/14, 06:41 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: nesn.com

Aaron Dobson not content with rookie season

"I'm never going to be content about anything," Dobson said of the state of his game. "I just got to get better, improve and learn to have a better overall understanding of the game and be a better player. As a rookie, Dobson said adjusting to the NFL learning curve proved to be the biggest test, but he's dedicated to apply himself in all phases of the game.

"Me as a player, I'm trying to get better every day, just improve all areas of the game: blocking, catching, running routes, everything," he said. "I'm just going to try to do whatever I need to do." With a tough playoff loss to finish his first NFL season, Dobson said he's ready to get back to action. "It's a new year, it's going to be a whole different team," he said. "I'm just excited to get back and start working."

Pyro's take: Dobson finished fourth in receiving yards on the Patriots last season with 519 yards while missing five games. Even though it was a statistically miserable season for the whole team, Dobson, still finished a respectable 7th in receiving amongst all rookie WRs.

With Edelman being a free agent and Amendola possibly being a salary cap casualty, Dobson is one of the few constants in the patriots WR group. But unless Dobson becomes the number one option, it’s hard to see him being more than a FF WR3; the last WR duo to both go over 1000 yards on the Patriots was Randy Moss and Wes Welker. The potential is out there of course; Dobson was a second rounder in last year’s draft and had a couple of nice games last year.

02/21/14, 03:26 PM CST by SUITS
Source: www.charlestondailymail.com

Aaron Dobson back at practice, could suit up Sunday

Dobson was unable to play in last week's Divisional Round game due to a foot injury and in fact, hasn't even practiced since suffering a setback with it during the Patriots Week 17 game... that is, until now.

The rookie wide receiver reportedly got in a limited session with the team on Wednesday and could be targeting a Sunday return.

Pyro's take: It's possible the Patriots are pushing for Dobson to fight through his injury due to the concussion Kenbrell Thompkins sustained last weekend. At this point, it's unknown if Thompkins will be cleared in time to suit up, but if he isn't, then Dobson might be forced into action regardless of how his foot feels in practice this week.

Stay tuned to this story, as either Dobson or Thompkins could end up being a vital element in the Pats' game-plan for Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

01/15/14, 10:01 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.patriots.com

Dobson looking doubtful for Sunday

The Patriots will likely be without a starting receiver on Sunday.

Rookie Aaron Dobson missed practice for the second straight day with a foot injury on Thursday. Dobson got hurt against the Broncos. He missed Sunday’s game against the Texans.

Pyro's take: The Patriots seem to be pretty sure that Dobson will not play this week, as they re-signed Austin Collie today. I do not expect Collie to be an impact player for the Patriots, but it shows just how far away Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are from being game ready.

The big winner in this is going to be Julian Edelman, who should see a lot of targets if Dobson and Thompkins are out.

12/05/13, 06:15 PM CST by Houdini
Source: nesn.com

Dobson has locked down 2nd receiver role

The back-shoulder catch is one of the most difficult for a wide receiver, relying on both hand-eye coordination and timing.

Patriots’ rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson picked an opportune time to come down with one.

It was a key part of a banner day for Dobson, who finished with five catches for 130 yards and two scores.

“It was a good time to catch one, I think it is my first back-shoulder catch,” Dobson said, smiling. “It feels really good, it shows that the hard work is paying off. It’s good to have confidence like this going into the bye week.”

Dobson’s ability to make the difficult back-shoulder catch for a score could very well be a sign that he is getting on the same page with Brady more often. The two failed to connect in a key situation against the Jets a few weeks back, and Brady’s unhappiness was visible to all. Dobson himself admits the play is one of the toughest for a wide receiver because of the intangibles involved.

“I just feel like (it’s tough) adjusting to it and just seeing it quick,” he said. “You just got to get your head around and when you see the back throw, you just got to adjust to it.”

Pyro's take: Dobson started the season not being on the same page as Tom Brady, and dropping a lot of passes. Well, the rookie from Marshall has been working hard in practice and over the past few weeks has taken over for Kenbrell Thompkins, who many thought would lock down this role in the offense.

Sunday Dobson was a force, scoring 2 touchdowns, inclduing the 81-yard bomb from Brady. The key to being successful in the Patriots offense is having the trust of Tom Brady, and this performance will go a long way to strengthening that bond. The rookie is available in over 50% of leagues, so do yourself a favor and pick him up.

11/04/13, 05:03 PM CST by Houdini
Source: bostonherald.com

Aaron Dobson avoids major injury

While Patriots rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson is dealing with back and neck pain from a hit to the head suffered Sunday at Atlanta, he has avoided “major damage,” Nick Underhill of MassLive.com reported Tuesday.

Dobson was injured in a collision with Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud in the third quarter of the Patriots’ victory against the Falcons.

According to MassLive.com, Dobson’s status for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati is to be determined.

Pyro's take: Dobson will most likely not play this week, or be limited if he does. He is not a recommended play this week, but fellow rookie Kenbrell Thompkins is probable for the game and developing a nice chemistry with Tom Brady.

10/05/13, 12:56 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Dobson working with starters

Aaron Dobson was lining up as the #2 wide receiver during practice on Friday, and was very impressive.

Dobson, the rookie second-rounder caught pretty much everything thrown his way, including a few impressive catches in traffic.

Dobson has been the most impressive of the receivers looking to fill the open starting job this season.

Pyro's take: We like Dobson a lot, and if he continues to show this kind of ability to catch the football he will have a great chance to put up some nice fantasy numbers this season. We will be keeping our eye on Dobson and see how he performs in preseason games.

07/27/13, 03:00 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.bostonglobe.com