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The New England Patriots have always been able to weather the storm of injuries that usually seem to come their way. However, life is much more enjoyable in Foxborough when the Patriots have all their weapons at their disposal. 


Tight end Rob Gronkowski, and running backs Sony Michel and James White all practiced on Wednesday, marking the first time in a while all three of the Patriots' primary weapons have been on the practice field this early in the week. 

Gronkowski has been dealing with a series of issues all season, specifically around his back, so to see him on the practice field this early in the week is a sign all Patriots' fans should be giddy about. He has missed four of the Patriots' nine games this season, and fantasy owners need a big finish from him to pay dividends on his second-or-third round draft position. 


Michel has missed the last two games after hurting his ankle in the Week 7 matchup against the Chicago Bears. That came a week after he rushed for at least 98 yards in three-straight games, but he'll have a tough matchup on Sunday against a Tennessee Titans defense that hasn't allowed a running back to post more than 85 yards this season. 

White is the most healthy of the bunch, as he's not even listed on the Patriots injury report. He did, however, briefly leave last week's game but did return to post a nice stat line of six catches for 72 receiving yards and an additional two rushing touchdowns. Facing a tough rushing defense, look for the Pats to utilize White more out of the backfield in the passing game. 


All in all, the Patriots do face a stingy Titans defense, so adding these weapons will do nothing but help their chances on Sunday. 


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