Phillip Dorsett Injury Update Creates Potential Fantasy Value for Mohamed Sanu and N'Keal Harry

Max Staley
Corey Perrine/Getty Images

Phillip Dorsett has quietly put together a pretty strong season as the No. 3 wideout for the New England Patriots. He's already set a new career high with five receiving touchdowns, and his 332 yards in nine games played are the second most he's ever had over a full season.

Dorsett made an impressive TD catch on a 15-yard strike (from Julian Edelman), but he took a brutal hit and was knocked out of the game with a concussion.

His status for next week's clash against the Dallas Cowboys is still up in the air, but if Dorsett is forced to miss any time, Mohamed Sanu and the recently-activated N'Keal Harry stand to be the primary beneficiaries.

Sanu got a little banged up as well, but he was able to stay in and finish the game. He played 100 percent of the team's snaps in Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens, but that dropped to a 55 percent share in Week 11.

Sanu only saw four targets, down from 14 in his last game, but if Dorsett misses time it's fair to expect a lot more targets to come his way.

Additionally, N'Keal Harry saw his first action of the year, and he surprisingly played 43 percent of the team's snaps. He caught three passes for 18 yards (on four targets), but like Sanu, his role could continue to expand in Week 12 if Dorsett is sidelined.

While neither receiver was particularly effective this week, Tom Brady won't be held below 220 passing yards too often. Brady and the Patriots' passing attack will look to rebound in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys, and if Dorsett can't suit up, both Sanu and Harry should see an increase in their fantasy value.

Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today. New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.

Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.