WR Matt Slater - New England Patriots
|6-0, 198||Born: 9-9-1985||College: UCLA||Drafted: Round 5|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 28): Slater (foot injury) was listed as out on Friday's injury report, didn't practice at all last week, and he was inactive on Sunday as expected.
General News (Fri Dec 2): did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 1): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Nov 30): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 13: vs Los Angeles Rams
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Tom Brady out dueled Ryan Fitzpatrick (again) last week, with 30/50 for 286 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown. He did this without Rob Gronkowski (out due to a back injury), and still found eight different receivers during the contest. Julian Edelman (11 targets for 8/83/0 receiving) led the team in receiving, followed by Chris Hogan (five for 4/70/0) and Malcolm Mitchell (seven for 5/42/2). Behind the wide receivers, running backs Dion Lewis (seven for 4/34/0) and James White (nine for 4/22/0) also drew a lot of targets, while Martellus Bennett (five for 3/22/0) had a relatively quiet game from the tight end spot. As is usual, Brady found a way to win no matter his personnel situation. The Rams' pass defense was tangled in the bushes of the Bayou last weekend, unable to do anything to slow down the Saints' wildfire - Drew Brees threw 28/36 for 296 net yards passing, four TDs and zero interceptions (with two sacks taken for -14 yards) while Willie Snead added 1/1 for 50 yards passing and another TD. 346 net yards and five passing TDs allowed later, the Rams were 21-49 losers in the Superdome. They also lost a game to Ryan Tannehill (24/34 for 142 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, with four sacks generated by L.A. for -30 yards) two games ago - From Week Nine to Week 12 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 14 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), L.A. has averaged 20.8 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (15th-least in the NFL); and 22.9 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (15th-most); with 7.2 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (12th-least). We see this as a neutral matchup for Brady and the Patriots.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsPatriots | Friday injury report for Patriots (Fri Dec 2, 06:04 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) and SS Jordan Richards (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13. FSS Nate Ebner (concussion), DE Trey Flowers (shin), DT Woodrow Hamilton (illness), WR Matthew Slater (foot) and LB Elandon Roberts (jaw) are listed as questionable. Gronkowski, Richards, Hamilton and Slater did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2. Ebner, Flowers and Roberts were limited during practice. link to story Patriots | Patriots injury report for Thursday (Thu Dec 1, 08:24 PM) - New England Patriots Ss Nate Ebner (concussion), Jordan Richards (knee) and DT Woodrow Hamilton (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 1. Meanwhile, WR Matthew Slater (foot) and DE Trey Flowers (shin) were limited. Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots (Wed Nov 30, 08:24 PM) - New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner (concussion) and SS Jordan Richards (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. WR Matthew Slater (foot) was limited during practice. link to story Patriots | Week 12 Patriots inactives (Sun Nov 27, 03:01 PM) - The New England Patriots have declared CB Cyrus Jones, WR D.J. Foster, CB Justin Coleman, OT LaAdrian Waddle, TE Matt Lengel, WR Matthew Slater, DL Woodrow Hamilton inactive for Week 12. Our View: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are active as expected.
Patriots | Friday injury report for New England (Fri Nov 25, 05:41 PM) - New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and has been ruled out for Week 12. CB Cyrus Jones (illness) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DE Rob Ninkovich (non-injury) missed practice but is not on the injury report. link to story More News
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