Fantasy Player Projections

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Thursday , Nov. 22 | 08:20 PM EST (NBC)
QBTom Brady

Tom Brady

305 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

It was just another day at the office for Brady against the Colts, as he threw for more than 300 yards for the sixth time this season and for three touchdowns for the second time in three games. He threw two touchdown passes against the Jets in Week 7, though.

RBStevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley

75 rush yards, rush TD

While Ridley had the most carries (13) for the Patriots in Week 11, he averaged just more than two yards per carry. However, he did score for the third consecutive game and remains a solid fantasy starter. He had 65 rushing yards in Week 7 against the Jets.

RBShane Vereen

Shane Vereen

20 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Vereen had 11 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown against the Colts in Week 11. It was his best fantasy day of the season, but it was mostly because the Patriots were blowing out Indianapolis. Vereen should return to his average numbers this week.

WRWes Welker

Wes Welker

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Welker caught seven passes for 80 yards against the Colts in Week 11, but he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 6. He's still a star in PPR leagues, but non-PPR leagues need more from their No. 1 wide receiver. That may not happen against the Jets, who limited Welker to six catches for 66 yards in Week 7.

WRBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

5 rec, 40 yards

Lloyd caught four passes for 45 yards against the Colts in Week 11 and hasn't exceeded 45 yards receiving since Week 6. With tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) sidelined, Brady could go to Lloyd a little more than usual this week.

WRJulian Edelman

Julian Edelman

3 rec, 35 yards

Edelman came out of the blue to register 15 fantasy points against the Colts, rushing once for 47 yards and catching five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a punt for a touchdown. With tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) sidelined, Edelman could see more touches.

TEAaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

4 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

Hernandez's ankle continues to trouble him, and he missed his second game in a row despite also having a bye week to recover. Rob Gronkowski (forearm) is out, so the Patriots need Hernandez to play, but the early Thanksgiving game makes him a risk.

KStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

3 PATs, 3 FGs

While Gostkowski was a disappointing one-for-two on field goals in Week 11, he did kick eight extra points. He now has 10 or more fantasy points in seven of 10 games this season.


2 INTs, 4 Sacks

The Patriots harassed rookie Andrew Luck into three interceptions, including two that were returned for touchdowns. They also scored on a punt return for their biggest fantasy day of the year. The party should continue against the Jets on Thursday.

QBMark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

205 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Sanchez rebounded from one of his worst games of the season to play one of his best, throwing for 178 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Despite throwing for 328 yards against the Patriots in his last game against him, Sanchez is still not a recommended start.

QBTim Tebow

Tim Tebow

8 pass yards

Tebow had three touches for a total of minus-six yards against the Rams. There's no getting around it: He's not worth owning in fantasy right now.

RBBilal Powell

Bilal Powell

35 rush yards, rush TD

Powell had his best fantasy game of the season, scoring twice on 11 carries for 42 yards against the Rams. He shook off a concussion suffered a few weeks ago, and he's looking like a possible flex play in Week 12 against the Patriots.

RBShonn Greene

Shonn Greene

60 rush yards

Greene ran 18 times for 64 yards against the Rams, but he was unable to score a touchdown. That's basically what he's averaging over his past three games, too. Bilal Powell scored twice for the Jets on the ground, so Greene's owners should be green with envy.

WRJeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Kerley caught three passes for 43 yards at St. Louis, but could be in line for a rebound against the Patriots. He caught seven passes for 120 yards against New England in Week 7, making him a nice WR3 in fantasy this week.

WRChaz Schilens

Chaz Schilens

5 rec, 55 yards

Schilens caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 at St. Louis. He's a hit-or-miss wide receiver each week, and fantasy owners should remain cautious with Schilens -- and many of his teammates.

TEDustin Keller

Dustin Keller

5 rec, 54 yards

Keller had two catches for 16 yards against the Rams. While he has been disappointing of late, he's about to face the Patriots again, who allowed him to have his best game of the season in Week 7 (seven receptions, 93 yards, one touchdown).

KNick Folk

Nick Folk

2 PATs, FG

After recording just one point in his past two games, Folk connected on two field goals, including a 51-yarder, and three extra points against the Rams in Week 11. Even so, he doesn't see enough scoring opportunities to start in Week 12.


2 Sacks

The last time the Jets and Patriots met up, Tom Brady and Co. scored 29 points, and the Jets were only able to register one sack and one turnover. Look elsewhere for fantasy help in Week 12.
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