New England
Patriots
Stadium Gillette Stadium
12-4-0 Overall | 5-1 AFC EAST 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense106.4259.626.3
Defense95.5200.914.1
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
W30-14
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Bills
W16-10
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Redskins
W33-7
Week 6Thu  10/10
vs
Giants
W35-14
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Patriots are one of 2 teams tied for having the best chance to win the Super Bowl based on the odds (6/1, 14.3%). They win the Super Bowl in 16.5% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the AFC at 11/4, 26.7%. Their sim chance is 29.2%. The Patriots are averaging 11.1 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 11 wins. At -800 the Patriots are a good value to make the playoffs with a 92.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 2/9, 81.8%. They win the division in 86.5% of simulations. 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

Their 11-5 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 72%. 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 Pittsburgh Steelers. 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, despite a lower offensive TD per play rate. 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 #13 QB. 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
--- Adeboyejo, Quincy WR6-320005/26/19952Ole Miss
--- Allen, Beau DT6-332711/14/19917Wisconsin
60 Andrews, David C6-330007/10/19926Georgia
7 Bailey, Jake P6-220506/18/19972Stanford
51 Bentley, Ja'Whaun LB6-225508/24/19963Purdue
29 Bethel, Justin DB6-020006/17/19909Presbyterian
38 Bolden, Brandon RB5-1122001/26/19909Ole Miss
--- Bower, Tashawn DE6-525002/18/19953LSU
25 Brooks, Terrence DB5-1120503/02/19927Florida State
34 Burkhead, Rex RB5-1021507/02/19908Nebraska
70 Butler, Adam DT6-530004/12/19944Vanderbilt
--- Byrd, Damiere WR5-918001/27/19935South Carolina
54 Cajuste, Yodny T6-531002/21/19961West Virginia
90 Calhoun, Shilique DE6-426003/20/19925Michigan State
61 Cannon, Marcus T6-633505/06/198810TCU
49 Cardona, Joe LS6-324504/16/19926Navy
23 Chung, Patrick SS5-1121508/19/198712Oregon
--- Copeland, Brandon OLB6-326307/02/19916Pennsylvania
99 Cowart, Byron DT6-330005/20/19962Maryland
74 Cunningham, Korey T6-631105/17/19953Cincinnati
--- Davis, Cody DB6-220306/06/19898Texas Tech
46 Develin, James FB6-325507/23/19888Brown
11 Edelman, Julian WR5-1019805/22/198612Kent State
65 Eluemunor, Jermaine G6-433512/13/19944Texas A&M
55 Froholdt, Hjalte G6-531008/20/19962Arkansas
66 Gant, Malik SAF6-220305/29/19972Marshall
24 Gilmore, Stephon CB6-120209/19/19909South Carolina
93 Guy, Lawrence DT6-431503/17/199010Arizona State
68 Hall, Terez LB6-223511/18/19961Missouri
37 Harris, Damien RB5-1121302/11/19972Alabama
15 Harry, N'Keal WR6-422512/17/19972Arizona State
54 Hightower, Dont'a OLB6-326003/12/19909Alabama
--- Hoyer, Brian 6-221610/13/198512Michigan State
85 Izzo, Ryan TE6-525512/21/19953Florida State
27 Jackson, J.C. DB6-119811/17/19953Maryland
47 Johnson, Jakob TE6-32501Tennessee
31 Jones, Jonathan DB5-1019009/20/19935Auburn
6 Kessler, Cody QB6-121505/11/19935USC
36 King, Brandon LB6-222006/08/19936Auburn
83 LaCosse, Matt TE6-625509/21/19925Illinois
69 Mason, Shaq G6-131008/28/19936Georgia Tech
32 McCourty, Devin FS5-1019508/13/198711Rutgers
30 McCourty, Jason CB5-1119508/13/198712Rutgers
22 Melifonwu, Obi DB6-422404/05/19943Connecticut
16 Meyers, Jakobi WR6-220011/09/19962NC State
26 Michel, Sony RB5-1121502/17/19953Georgia
80 Olszewski, Gunner WR6-019011/26/19962Bemidji State
--- Phillips, Adrian DB5-1121003/28/19926Texas
--- Pickett, Adarius DB5-1119809/05/19961UCLA
--- Pipkins, Lenzy CB6-019611/07/19932Oklahoma State
95 Rivers, Derek DE6-525005/09/19944Youngstown State
70 Ross, D'Angelo CB5-919010/29/19962New Mexico
--- Ross, Devin WR5-919208/12/19951Colorado
14 Sanu, Mohamed WR6-221008/22/19899Rutgers
55 Simon, John OLB6-226010/14/19908Ohio State
18 Slater, Matthew WR6-020509/09/198513UCLA
4 Stidham, Jarrett QB6-321508/08/19962Auburn
62 Thuney, Joe G6-530811/18/19925NC State
86 Thurman, Nick DE6-430506/12/19951Houston
--- Toran, Najee G6-230511/15/19951UCLA
--- Vitale, Danny RB6-023910/26/19935Northwestern
28 White, James RB5-1020502/03/19927Wisconsin
33 Williams, Joejuan CB6-321212/06/19972Vanderbilt
50 Winovich, Chase DL6-325004/19/19952Michigan
91 Wise, Deatrich DE6-527507/26/19944Arkansas
76 Wynn, Isaiah T6-231012/09/19953Georgia