RB Jonas Gray - New England Patriots
|5-10, 225||Born: 6-27-1990||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Everything could change, but for last week, Gray was ahead of Brandon Bolden, and perhaps underused because the Patriots just chose to not challenge the Jets stout run defense very often. That could easily change against the Bears, giving Gray the opportunity for significant touches. He had live legs and run with great power on his few touches, enough to be worth a flier in deeper leagues and waiver wire speed dial entry in shallow leagues.
Week 8: vs Chicago Bears
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2014 Week 7 vs NYJ (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jonas Gray made his Patriots debut, rushing 3 times. He played a mere handful of snaps, and looked decent against a tough Jets run defense. A bigger sample size will be needed as he earns his way to more touches.
Latest NewsPatriots | Jonas Gray barely used (Fri Oct 17, 12:53 PM) - New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray was the team's 'inside' runner behind RB Shane Vereen in Week 7 against the New York Jets Thursday, Oct. 16, but Gray only had three carries on the night. Our View: Gray ran pretty hot on his carries and seemed disappointed that he didn't get longer gains. Against a lighter run defense like Chicago's next week, he could break through. Of course, the team could always go back to Brandon Bolden, although Gray looks more roster-worthy than Bolden in fantasy leagues.
link to story Patriots | Jonas Gray playing tonight (Thu Oct 16, 07:07 PM) - New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray will be active tonight and is currently listed ahead of James White on the team's depth chart. White is inactive for the contest. Our View: Interesting move for the Patriots here. Fantasy owners need to see how these carries/touches are split between Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and Gray.
link to story Patriots | Brandon Bolden to be more involved? (Mon Oct 13, 06:06 PM) - New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden was the fill-in for RB Stevan Ridley (knee) in Week 6 as the 'big back.' Bolden has been a core special teams player this year, and something will have to give if he's to start being more of a factor at running back with Ridley out for the year. RB Jonas Gray could be promoted from the practice squad. Our View: The Patriots need a large back to wear down opponents, and that's where Bolden comes in. We'll see more touches for Bolden, Vereen and maybe even rookie James White now that Ridley is done for the season.
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|8||vs Chicago Bears|
|9||vs Denver Broncos|
|10||--- BYE WEEK ---|
|11||@ Indianapolis Colts|
|12||vs Detroit Lions|
|13||@ Green Bay Packers|
|14||@ San Diego Chargers|
|15||vs Miami Dolphins|
|16||@ New York Jets|
|17||vs Buffalo Bills|