New England
Patriots
Stadium Gillette Stadium
8-1-0 Overall | 4-0 AFC EAST 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense92.9286.930
Defense99.117410.9
    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
    7 Bailey, Jake P6-220506/18/19970Stanford
    51 Bentley, Ja'Whaun LB6-225508/24/19962Purdue
    29 Bethel, Justin DB6-020006/17/19908Presbyterian
    38 Bolden, Brandon RB5-1122001/26/19908Ole Miss
    12 Brady, Tom QB6-422508/03/197720Michigan
    25 Brooks, Terrence DB5-1120503/02/19926Florida State
    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
    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
    2 Folk, Nick K6-122211/05/198412Arizona
    24 Gilmore, Stephon CB6-120209/19/19908South Carolina
    93 Guy, Lawrence DT6-431503/17/19909Arizona State
    21 Harmon, Duron SS6-120501/24/19917Rutgers
    37 Harris, Damien RB5-1121302/11/19970Alabama
    15 Harry, N'Keal WR6-422512/17/19970Arizona State
    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
    6 Kessler, Cody QB6-121505/11/19934USC
    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
    14 Sanu, Mohamed WR6-221008/22/19898Rutgers
    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
    84 Watson, Benjamin TE6-325512/18/198016Georgia
    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