Brady showed up for his 14th battle with Peyton Manning. Despite a tough matchup with Houston, he should be universally started.
Thanks to his prowess as a pass catcher, Vereen is the only running back on the Patriots you can trust for fantasy purposes. I have him as a low-end RB2 this week.
Bolden could benefit greatly from the recurring fumbling issues of Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount. Since this is New England, though, we can never be sure.
Ridley fumbled early in the game against Denver last week and never saw the field again. There's no telling if Bill Belichick will trust him this week, and that makes him a risk.
Amendola is no better than a WR3 against the tough Houston defense this week.
Edelman had a big game against the Broncos, but they're one of the league's friendliest to opposing receivers. The same cannot be said of the Texans.
Thompkins doesn't have a large enough role in this offense to consider him in fantasy leagues.
Dobson should only be considered in deep leagues going up against Houston this week.
Gronk is the one Patriot with a clear-cut starring role in the offense, other than Tom Brady, of course.
Gostkowski remains as efficient as ever and is tied to an ever-improving offense. Start him with confidence.
Houston has come apart at the seams, but the Patriots have struggled against the run since losing Vince Wilfork, and the Texans can still do that.
Keenum struggled mightily in a great matchup with the Jaguars last week. The luster may be starting to come off just a bit.
Johnson picked up 74 yards on 13 carries in relief of Ben Tate last week. He's hard to start this week, but could be a guy who swings fantasy titles if he gets a shot to be the feature back.
Tate got benched for Dennis Johnson last week, and though Gary Kubiak insists he'll remain the starter, he is no more than a RB3 because of the uncertainty.
Johnson has managed to have another strong season amidst all the tumult in Houston. Play him with confidence this week.
Hopkins could be a factor for fantasy owners in 2014, but his usefulness this year is dubious at best.
Graham came back to earth last week and should be considered outside the TE1 class this week.
Bullock's spotty performance and Houston's struggling offense make the kicker an untrustworthy play for fantasy owners.
Houston limited Jacksonville to 13 points last week, but the defense failed to make any big plays. I wouldn't feel great about playing them against the hot Patriots.