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WR Matt Slater - New England Patriots

6-0, 198Born: 9-9-1985College: UCLADrafted: Round 5

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

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General News (Fri Nov 24): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Nov 23): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Nov 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins

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FBG says: Great matchup. Packed to the gills with playmaking weapons - even with Chris Hogan still sidelined by a shoulder injury - Tom Brady continues to pick apart opposing defenses and throw touchdowns seemingly at will. His numbers have rebounded back to early-season levels, with 7 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and a 312.7-yard per-game average over his last 3 games. Brady remains the league's premier pure passer, and week to week he's a matchup-proof play in the mix for 300 yards and multiple touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski remains a matchup-proof dynamo of his own, producing huge plays and/or drawing valuable downfield coverage every week, and Brandin Cooks has truly found his footing as Brady's top playmaker. Cooks has been quieter than expected thus far, but has produced 74+ yards in 6 of 10 games and remains a threat to score at any moment. Brady is having buckets of fun sending Cooks on deep routes, which opposing secondaries struggle to manage even with safety help. There isn't a compelling reason to expect Brady and company to slow down in Week 12; he remains the top quarterback in fantasy on any given week. It was certainly discouraging to see the Dolphins defense roll over against Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 34-year-old backup, fresh off a faceplant in his first relief start of the year in Week 10, looked rejuvenated in picking apart this shaky-at-best secondary. Fitzpatrick was allowed to complete a stunning 8 of his 11 deep attempts (15+ yards downfield), and it was disturbing just how easily it all came to him. The Dolphins continued to struggle to generate a pass rush, and in coverage they flailed mightily against not only Mike Evans but a host of supporting Buccaneers. DeSean Jackson and rookies Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard all recorded catches of 24+ yards of their own. All told, on the year Miami has allowed the league's 10th-most net yards per attempt, and their last 3 opposing quarterbacks have averaged a healthy 276.3 yards against them. This is a borderline-targetable unit, one that can be beaten badly by downfield passing games. Tom Brady and Brandin Cooks are licking their chops.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs LAC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 at DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Latest News

Patriots | Week 12 injury report for Patriots (Fri Nov 24, 04:53 PM) - New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and have been ruled out for Week 12. TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. WR Danny Amendola (knee), DT Malcom Brown (ankle), SS Patrick Chung (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (Achilles') and TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) were limited but are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for Patriots (Thu Nov 23, 04:35 PM) - New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness) and OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 23. DT Malcom Brown (ankle), FS Patrick Chung (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Wednesday's practice report for New England (Wed Nov 22, 04:30 PM) - New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), QB Tom Brady (Achilles'), OL Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring), DL Malcom Brown (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were listed as limited participants.

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Patriots | Week 11 Inactives (Sun Nov 19, 03:09 PM) - The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, CB Eric Rowe, DL Malcom Brown, OT Marcus Cannon, WR Matthew Slater, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 11.

Our View: With Gillislee inactive again, Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis continue to be solid flex plays and RB2 considerations in fantasy lineups.

Patriots | New England injury report for Friday (Fri Nov 17, 05:21 PM) - New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17, and are ruled out for Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring), DL Malcom Brown (ankle), DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited and are listed as questionable. DE Alan Branch (neck) was limited, too, but he was removed from the injury report.

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