RB Brandon Bolden - New England Patriots
|5-11, 222||Born: 1-26-1990||College: Mississippi||Drafted: ---|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Jan 20): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Thu Jan 19): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Jan 18): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 20: vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. New England defeated the Steelers 27-16 at Heinz Field back on October 23rd, 2016. However, in that game Ben Roethlisberger sat out due to his torn knee meniscus cartilage that had been surgically repaired just prior to the Week Seven game. LeGarrette Blount trampled the Steeler's defensive front back then, with 24/127/2 rushing and one target for 1/7/0 receiving to his credit. James White didn't carry the football that day, but had five targets for 2/32/1 receiving from Tom Brady. Blount missed two practices last week due to illness, and a side effect of his illness was that the Patriots preferred Dion Lewis (13/41/1 rushing with seven targets for 2/23/1 receiving) over Blount (8/31/0 rushing) vs. Houston on Saturday night. James White also caught a TD pass (one target for 1/19/1) during the 16-34 rout of Houston. At Miami in the season finale, Blount had 14/51/1 rushing, while Lewis handled 11/48/0 (with two targets for 2/4/0 receiving) and White saw 2/9/0 rushing (with four targets for 4/21/0 receiving). This three-headed monster will be employed again against the visiting Steelers on Sunday. Pittsburgh limited the Chiefs to 14/61/0 rushing in the Divisional round of the playoffs. Even so, they needed a holding call on a two-point conversion try to fend off the Chiefs 18-16, but when the final gun went off it was Pittsburgh with a sloppy 'W' (the Steelers kicked six field goals last weekend, never finding the end zone in 60 minutes of play). Pittsburgh gave up just 21/52/0 rushing to Miami in the Wild Card round of the playoffs - from Week 15-17 of regular season (the last three weeks, with no teams on bye), Pittsburgh averaged 17.7 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (15th-least in the NFL). Their post-season average of 56.5 rushing yards allowed per game is much better than the season average of 100 rushing yards allowed per game (13th in the NFL over regular season). This is a tough matchup for the Patriots' committee of backs, as the Steelers' rush defense has clamped down on opposing backs in the post-season.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 4 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
The notable play of Brandon Bolden's day was a horrible dropped would-be touchdown. Bolden is a special teams ace, but is a liability on offense. He shouldn't have much of a role going forward.
Latest NewsPatriots | Brandon Bolden limited Thursday (Thu Jan 19, 09:48 PM) - New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday, Jan. 19. link to story Patriots | Patriots injury report for Thursday (Thu Jan 19, 09:30 PM) - New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and DE Jabaal Sheard (ankle) all were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 19. link to story Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots (Wed Jan 18, 05:23 PM) - New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18. link to story
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