New England
Patriots
Stadium Gillette Stadium
2-0-0 Overall | 1-0 AFC EAST 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense112.5318.538
Defense372311.5
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
@
Lions
W31-3
Week 3Sat  8/17
@
Titans
W22-17
Week 4Thu  8/22
vs
Panthers
W10-3
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Giants
L29-31
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Steelers
W33-3
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Dolphins
W43-0
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Jets
CBS1:00pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Bills
CBS1:00pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Redskins
CBS1:00pm
Week 6Thu  10/10
vs
Giants
NFLN8:20pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Patriots not only have no flaws they arguably only have strengths. They have separated themselves with a nearly 75 percent neutral win percentage (the % of sims they win vs every other team healthy on a neutral field). They are 5 percentage points ahead of the Chiefs and with an easier path towards home field advantage in the AFC they should get this likely matchup at home. Oddsmakers have the Patriots as the favorite to win the Super Bowl. They are a good bet to win the Super Bowl (31.1 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the AFC at 6/5, 45.5%. Their sim chance is 47.1%. They are projected to win 13 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 11. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs. Their chances of winning their division stand at 0%. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on the money lines, the Patriots had an expected win percentage of 80% after 2 games. At 2-0, they are beating expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up 45 units. They are 2-0 against the spread for a 200 profit. Their under-over record is 2-0. Their 11-5 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their game-by-game odds projected record was 11.5-4.5. They were solid against the spread going 9-7 for (+130 profit). More of their games came in under (11) than went over (5). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the New York Jets. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are an elite scoring defense, despite a relatively low yards per play allowed rank.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Tom Brady who is projected to be the #3 QB the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
7 Bailey, Jake P6-220506/18/19970Stanford
--- Benenoch, Caleb G6-530508/08/19944UCLA
77 Bennett, Michael DE6-427411/13/198511Texas A&M
51 Bentley, Ja'Whaun LB6-225508/24/19962Purdue
38 Bolden, Brandon RB5-1122001/26/19908Ole Miss
12 Brady, Tom QB6-422508/03/197720Michigan
25 Brooks, Terrence DB5-1120503/02/19926Florida State
17 Brown, Antonio WR5-1018507/10/198810Central Michigan
34 Burkhead, Rex RB5-1021507/02/19907Nebraska
70 Butler, Adam DT6-530004/12/19943Vanderbilt
90 Calhoun, Shilique DE6-426003/20/19924Michigan State
61 Cannon, Marcus T6-633505/06/19889TCU
49 Cardona, Joe LS6-324504/16/19925Navy
23 Chung, Patrick SS5-1121508/19/198711Oregon
58 Collins, Jamie OLB6-325510/20/19897Southern Miss
99 Cowart, Byron DT6-330005/20/19960Maryland
74 Cunningham, Korey T6-631105/17/19952Cincinnati
46 Develin, James FB6-325507/23/19887Brown
13 Dorsett, Phillip WR5-1019201/05/19935Miami (FL)
43 Ebner, Nate DB6-021512/14/19888Ohio State
11 Edelman, Julian WR5-1019805/22/198611Kent State
65 Eluemunor, Jermaine G6-433512/13/19943Texas A&M
66 Ferentz, James C6-230006/05/19894Iowa
24 Gilmore, Stephon CB6-120209/19/19908South Carolina
10 Gordon, Josh WR6-322504/13/19914Utah
3 Gostkowski, Stephen K6-121501/28/198414Memphis
93 Guy, Lawrence DT6-431503/17/19909Arizona State
21 Harmon, Duron SS6-120501/24/19917Rutgers
37 Harris, Damien RB5-1121302/11/19970Alabama
54 Hightower, Dont'a OLB6-326003/12/19908Alabama
85 Izzo, Ryan TE6-525512/21/19952Florida State
27 Jackson, J.C. CB6-119811/17/19952Maryland
31 Jones, Jonathan CB5-1019009/20/19934Auburn
75 Karras, Ted C6-430503/15/19934Illinois
83 LaCosse, Matt TE6-625509/21/19924Illinois
69 Mason, Shaq G6-131008/28/19935Georgia Tech
32 McCourty, Devin FS5-1019508/13/198710Rutgers
30 McCourty, Jason CB5-1119508/13/198711Rutgers
16 Meyers, Jakobi WR6-220011/09/19960NC State
26 Michel, Sony RB5-1121502/17/19952Georgia
72 Newhouse, Marshall G6-433009/29/198810TCU
80 Olszewski, Gunner WR6-019011/26/19960Bemidji State
52 Roberts, Elandon OLB6-023804/22/19944Houston
71 Shelton, Danny DT6-234508/20/19935Washington
55 Simon, John DE6-226010/14/19907Ohio State
18 Slater, Matthew WR6-020509/09/198512UCLA
4 Stidham, Jarrett QB6-321508/08/19960Auburn
62 Thuney, Joe G6-530811/18/19924NC State
53 Van Noy, Kyle MLB6-325003/26/19916BYU
28 White, James RB5-1020502/03/19926Wisconsin
33 Williams, Joejuan CB6-321212/06/19970Vanderbilt
50 Winovich, Chase DE6-325004/19/19950Michigan
91 Wise, Deatrich DE6-527507/26/19943Arkansas