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
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
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
76 Wynn, Isaiah T6-231012/09/19952Georgia