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Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are known for frustrating fantasy owners. It seems like every week a new player, whether it's a wide receiver or a running back, leads the team in receiving.


Josh Gordon is averaging 8.6 targets per game since Week 6 and Julian Edelman has averaged 9.4 during that same span. But outside of those two, the other Patriots receivers have disappeared.

The numbers above are from New England's recent loss to the Tennessee Titans. Albeit, it wasn't a very "Patriots" game, but wideouts like Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett are officially non-factors in the team's offense. Plus, Cordarrelle Patterson's run as a useable fantasy option, either at RB or WR, is likely coming to an end with the return of Sony Michel to Patriots' backfield.


James White's involvement in the passing game has made things even more convoluted as he leads the team with 89 targets. 


Plus there's another former target monster in tight end Rob Gronkowski whose return is looming. Even though he's been banged up all season, making rumors of his retirement this past offseason fairly reasonable, once Gronk returns there will be even less to go around for the team's wideouts.


With the Patriots' offense seemingly stuck in neutral, Edelman and Gordon remain WR2s, but the rest of the receivers on the roster should be left on the waiver wire.


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