WR Phillip Dorsett - New England Patriots
|5-10, 185||Born: 1-4-1993||College: Miami||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2015|
2019 Week 1 vs PIT (4 / 4 / 95 / 2 rec)
It may be his high watermark for the year, but Dorsett had himself a game, including two touchdowns on deep throws. His first was a go route where he ran past defenders on a great throw by Tom Brady. His second touchdown was semi-broken coverage against the zone, and he simply ran straight ahead for an easy touchdown. His snap share is likely to go down with Antonio Brown in the fold, but he showed he still has value to the Pats.
2019 Week 3 vs NYJ (7 / 6 / 53 / 1 rec, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)
Another week, another touchdown for Dorsett. Apparently he's Tom Brady's new Gronk. Kidding aside, Dorsett showed up on the field and in the stat sheet once again with a solid day that included a 25 yard touchdown on an easy crossing route. Brady's trust with Dorsett has definitely grown this year, and with Antonio Brown, he's locked in as the third receiver on this team.
2019 Week 4 vs BUF (9 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Tom Brady looked and threw Dorsett's way plenty, but Dorsett was unable to get separation on most of his targets, and many were questionable throws and decisions from his quarterback. This is one case where the stat sheet did the performance justice: 2 catches for 10 yards on 9 targets is wholly awful. Dorsett's depth of target was also in chunk areas, which meant Brady forced or was inaccurate on a lot of those throws thanks to pressure and generally great defense. Any game where Dorsett is the most targeted Patriot either means something went very wrong or there was nonexistent coverage. On the plus side, maybe this means more trust is being developed between QB and WR.
2019 Week 7 vs NYJ (4 / 3 / 46 / 1 rec)
Though he only had 4 targets, he made one count on a deep touchdown with a nice sluggo route. It's worth noting gamescript didn't favor the passing game even though Josh Gordon was out, and the Pats purposely played a quick passing game. It remains to be seen how the return of Gordon, NKeal Harry and the addition of Mohamed Sanu affect him.
2019 Week 8 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Dorsett's highlight was a chunk back shoulder catch from Tom Brady early in the game. He did get 6 targets, but wasn't able to do much else with them.
2019 Week 11 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec)
Dorsett's highlight was catching a touchdown pass from Julian Edelman early in the 3rd quarter, but he was knocked out of the game after the catch with a head injury. Beyond that, there wasn't much to speak of since he missed nearly half the game, but he was still seeing good snaps.
2019 Week 14 vs KC (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Dorsett's only highlight was getting absolutely mugged on a play that should have been defensive pass interference with a no-call from a referee crew that couldn't get anything right. Beyond that, he barely saw any targets, and it's clear he may be losing Tom Brady's trust.
2018 Week 1 vs HOU (7 / 7 / 66 / 1 rec)
Surprisingly, Philip Dorsett was a main vein in the passing game against the Texans, moving the chains several times. The Texans defensive backs weren't exactly world beaters, but he did what he had to do as Tom Brady searched for weapons. His touchdown was a nice out route that thoroughly beat his covering defender. He may show inconsistency week to week, but his snap and target count showed that he's towards the top of the WR pecking order while Julian Edelman is out.
2018 Week 2 vs JAX (7 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Once again, Dorsett was involved in the Pats passing attack, though almost all his targets were short throws beyond one deep shot. He did adequately on his opportunities, though he didn't have much to work with. We will likely see a bit more inconsistency once Julian Edelman returns, but for now, he's actually carved out a useful role in this offense.
2018 Week 3 vs DET (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Pats used Dorsett like they did Brandin Cooks last season, and Phillip Dorsett isn't Brandin Cooks. As a result, he caught 0 passes on 5 targets. Tom Brady's interception went Dorsett's way, but should never have been thrown, as Dorsett was smothered in double coverage.
2018 Week 4 vs MIA (7 / 4 / 55 / 1 rec)
Dorsett's big play was his nifty touchdown catch, which saw him do a front flip in midair as he caught the ball. His big blemish was a dropped deep ball that would have easily seen him over 100 yards on the day. He played a decent role against the Dolphins, but that could change with Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman.
2018 Week 5 vs IND (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
As expected, with Edelman back, Dorsett's role on the team diminished, and he didn't have much to show for his efforts.
2018 Week 17 vs NYJ (5 / 5 / 34 / 1 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
As expected, Dorsett's role increased with Josh Gordon gone. Though he primarily caught short passes, his touchdown was a very nice catch, running with his rolling QB for an on-the-move score. Dorsett will definitely have a playoff role.
2018 Week 19 vs LAC (5 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)
With James White, Julian Edelman, and Sony Michel dominating in their respective areas, Dorsett wasn't called upon much. However, he did score Tom Brady's lone touchdown on a medium length score. Dorsett ran right past his man in coverage, and it could have been a case of coverage or communication breakdown. Still, he made a nice catch on the run, and will still see a good complement of snaps going forward.
2018 Week 20 vs KC (3 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)
He wasn't very involved in the game plan with Gronk and Edelman seeing heavy targets, but Phillip Dorsett's one catch was a crucial deep touchdown. Dorsett caught the ball in his lap, but he was covered well and the catch took immense concentration. As per usual, he didn't play as much as Edelman and Hogan, but he will still be important as an option on passing plays.
2017 Week 2 vs NO (3 / 3 / 68 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Dorsett's big play was a 38 yard deep shot with defenders around him, as he flashed why he was a high draft pick a couple years ago. However, it also appears Dorsett may have been dealing with a minor injury, which is something to watch going forward.
2017 Week 16 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Phillip Dorsett caught his lone target in the flat and flashed some agility making two defenders miss for a 24-yard gain. Dorsett was not otherwise involved the offense.
2017 Week 17 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Phillip Dorsett is a maddening player. Blessed with great deep speed, Dorsett ran by New York's corners with ease, but missed a few big play opportunities by slowing down at the top of his route. He had a long gain of 11 yards on a sideline route, but could have had so much more. It'll be interested to see how much Brady trusts him in the playoffs.
2016 Week 1 vs DET (6 / 4 / 94 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett made a huge play one on one with Darius Slay. Dorsett beat Slay with his speed then shielded the pass from Luck with good body position before leaping and securing the 51 yard gain. Luck targeted Dorsett deep as he scrambled but the two were unable to connect. Dorsett made another big catch downfield this time on a crossing route. Dorsett again used his body to shield the defender and secured the leaping reception gaining 33.
2016 Week 2 vs DEN (5 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett was unable to capitalize on his opportunities in the wake of Donte Moncrief's shoulder injury that forced him out of the game. On Dorsett's first target Luck took a deepshot to Dorsett but tight coverage from Chris Harris forced the pass to fall incomplete. Dorsett made his first catch beating Harris and working back to Luck as a he scrambled for a 30 yard gain.
2016 Week 3 vs SD (4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett had a disappointing game against the Chargers. Dorsett did not see an increase in targets as many expected with Donte Moncrief out of the lineup. Dorsett beat Brandon Flowers on a double move and picked up 18 yards before ducking out of bounds. Dorsett was shut down outside of this one reception early in the game. Dorsett got a matchup with a linebacker down the sideline but pressure forced a bad throw from Luck. Dorsett made a 6 yard catch on curl route. Dorsett made a 3 yard catch on a comeback route covered by Jason Verrett.
2016 Week 4 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 64 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Philip Dorsett came wide open on a blown coverage and Luck hit him in stride for a 64 yard touchdown. Dorsett was the Colts leading receiver on an abysmal day for the Colts offense. Dorsett was not involved in the Colts offense aside from the one big play.
2016 Week 5 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett created separation on a corner route and Luck hit him in stride for a 21 yard gain. Luck took a shot to Dorsett in the end zone but the pass was well defended and Dorsett tried to draw a flag. Dorsett is not seeing an increase in targets with the absence of Donte Moncrief.
2016 Week 6 vs HOU (5 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett saw his first target fall incomplete on a slant route in tight coverage. Luck took a deep shot to Dorsett that fell just out of his reach but Dorsett could have made a play. Dorsett made a 6 yard catch running an out route. Dorsett had a deep target skip off his finger tips with a defender in coverage. Dorsett again made a 6 yard catch on an out route.
2016 Week 9 vs GB (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett saw increased downfield targets from Luck against the Packers. Dorsett picked up 15 working to get open as Luck scrambled. Dorsett found the soft spot in zone coverage over the middle and gained 13.
2016 Week 11 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 50 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett saw two deep targets early. Luck was hit as he released and Dorsett's first target was well off the mark. Dorsett drew a 33 yard pass interference penalty on Jason McCourty on the second. Dorsett came wide open in the middle of the field and went almost untouched for a 50 yard gain.
2016 Week 12 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett made his first catch after Hilton left the game with a back injury. Dorsett made a 16 yard catch beating Ross Cockrell to convert a 3rd and 15. Dorsett dropped what would have been a 4 yard touchdown with Laurence Timmons in coverage. Dorsett was targeted deep but looked tentative when he had a chance to make a play and the pass was intercepted by Mike Mitchell. Dorsett gained 3 yards running a curl. Dorsett picked up 10 more beating his man on a comeback route.
2016 Week 15 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 50 / 1 rec)
Philip Dorsett showed off his speed and ran a very nice corner route beating the safety over the top for a 50 yard touchdown.
2016 Week 17 vs JAX (4 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Philip Dorsett made his first catch running an out route for a 7 yard gain. Dorsett beat his Prince Amukamara running an out route for a gain of 22. Dorsett made a 19 yard catch in front of Jalen Ramsey running an in route. Dorsett picked up 9 yards running a curl route against zone coverage.
2015 Week 1 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)
It was a rough debut for Phillip Dorsett, who muffed two punts, losing one, and didn't receive an offensive snap until T.Y. Hilton went down with an injury in the second half. Dorsett did look like he fit in the offense well during those snaps, but it may be a while before he carves out a full-time role. The bright side for the Colts' first-round pick is that more opportunities will come. The Colts are not quick to bench promising young players after mistakes, as evidenced by Dorsett getting a second chance to return punts after the first muff. Luck also tends to target receivers who get open over receivers who thrive on contested catches, which should favor Dorsett. With Hilton potentially missing a week or two with a bruised knee, Dorsett should have a chance to redeem himself.
2015 Week 2 vs NYJ (6 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
The Colts' first-round pick clearly has talent, and speed, when he's on the field, but his lack of chemistry with Andrew Luck is startling. Dorsett and Luck aren't even in the same book at the moment, and it reared its ugly head on Monday. Luck continually threw to the opposite shoulder Dorsett expected on Monday, and the results have been a complete lack of production. The Colts might have to consider using Dorsett in more run-after-catch situations until Luck and he get more meaningful repetitions in.
2015 Week 3 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 43 / 1 rec)
The Colts finally saw some fruit from their first-round pick on Sunday, as Dorsett went up in the air to pluck a 35-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck on 3rd-and-20 in the fourth quarter to kickstart the Colts' comeback. Dorsett still isn't seeing the field all that often, seeing just 15 snaps on Sunday. But we could start to see more from him if he and Luck's chemistry (which was awful in the first two weeks) continues to improve.
2015 Week 4 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
The Colts have a history of playing ineffective veterans over rising rookies at the receiving position under this coaching staff, going all the way back to T.Y. Hilton in 2012. Dorsett did receive the most snaps he's seen all year (25), but still watched Andre Johnson rack up more than double his time on the field. Dorsett was not particularly efficient on Sunday, but Matt Hasselbeck's limited downfield attack was the biggest reason for that. Dorsett won't be a viable fantasy option until he overtakes Johnson full-time, which may or may not come later in the year, but we'll get a better idea of how he's progressing as a player when Andrew Luck returns.
2015 Week 5 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
The Colts' rookie receiver has yet to pick up enough of a presence in the Colts' offense to be a fantasy asset, and that didn't change on Thursday. With Andrew Luck out, Dorsett's downfield threat was minimized, and he saw just two targets. When Luck returns, Dorsett's speed will make him a boom-or-bust option, but he won't be consistent an injury occurs or he completely overtakes Andre Johnson, unlikely after Johnson's 77-yard, two-touchdown performance in Houston.
2015 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
The Colts' first round pick got on the field for 30 snaps on Sunday, but with the Patriots dropping eight defenders into coverage regularly, there simply wasn't much room down the field. Dorsett has been effective down the field this season, and he drew a key defensive pass interference penalty in the first half to set up a touchdown. Dorsett hasn't gotten the underneath work he'll need to be a consistent threat in the offense, but if Andre Johnson continues to underwhelm, Dorsett might see more of that opportunity.
2015 Week 7 vs NO (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The Colts' rookie speedster has flashed some positive signs in the last few weeks on offense, but his season took a huge negative turn on Sunday after a lower body injury took him out for the game. It was later released that Dorsett had fractured his ankle and will be out 4-6 weeks, further limiting the Colts' options in the passing game. Dorsett was already irrelevant in fantasy, but this drops him even further.
2015 Week 14 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Despite being on the field for 26 snaps in his return from injury, the Colts' first-round pick saw just two targets and zero receptions. Dorsett's injury and the Colts' shaky quarterback situation has hurt his development, and he's currently little more than a deep threat, something that's completely wasted with Matt Hasselbeck running the offense.
2015 Week 15 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
It was another disappointing day for the Colts' 2015 first-round pick, who was in the game well-into the third quarter before exiting with an ankle injury. However, Dorsett only played 10 snaps in those three quarters, and his lone target was a one-yard reception on third-and-2, a route run short of the sticks for no reason. Dorsett's health for next week will be in question, and while he isn't a usable fantasy asset for the end of this year, his play for the next two weeks could be critical for the Colts' faith in him as the look for a new coaching staff next season. With Griff Whalen going on the injured reserve list, he could see a significant increase in snaps.
2015 Week 16 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
The Colts smartly gave Phillip Dorsett a few key snaps against the Dolphins on Sunday, and the rookie responded with the most yards from scrimmage he's had since Week 3. While 31 yards is nothing to write home about, it's interesting to note that they came on just 14 total snaps. For some reason, the team brought Johnson in for most of the second half, and Dorsett's impact was limited. Hopefully the team can get the rookie a few more snaps to test his healthy capabilities in their Week 17 matchup against Tennessee, but the team's odd snap counts all season doesn't inspire confidence.
2015 Week 17 vs TEN (9 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Though an injury-plagued rookie season was a disappointment for first-round pick Phillip Dorsett, the rookie had a promising game in Week 17. The Colts used Dorsett mainly as first-down machine in the middle of the field, and he was relatively effective. The team also used him on an end-around in the first half that went for an easy 11 yards with Dorsett's speed. Totaling 39 yards from scrimmage isn't anything to write home about, but it was encouraging to see Dorsett used in a variety of ways Sunday, and it could be a boosting point for his sophomore year, when Andre Johnson's potential absence could lead to a much bigger role.