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RB Brandon Bolden - New England Patriots

5-11, 222Born: 1-26-1990College: MississippiDrafted: ---

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Week 21: at Los Angeles Rams

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Patriots bring in a running game that is seemingly humming along led by the late-season emergence of Sony Michel. Michel has been a volume workhorse this postseason as he has 53 carries in his last two games and Rex Burkhead has complimented Michel nicely with an additional 16 carries over those two games. This is an offensive line that struggled for most of the first half but has become a unit that is working together to becoming one of the top units in football. Guards Shaq Mason and Joe Thuney have been dominant for the Patriots in the second half of the season and have been a big factor into the success that has allowed Michel to rush for over 100 yards in three of his last four games with the only game that he did not accomplish this was Week 17 in which he only had 14 carries. The Rams rushing defense has stepped up when they need them to as they have faced the Cowboys and Saints in consecutive weeks and shut down both teams holding them to just 2.5 yards per carry in those two games. The defense has played up to their potential after struggling for most of the season as linebacker Cory Littleton who has struggled for most of the season has stepped up in a big way over the last two games with 19 tackles. This is Littleton's first year as a regular starter, and while he struggled early on this season has played up to the potential that allowed the Rams to trade Alec Ogletree in the offseason.

Recent Stats and Projections

17 at BUF 7 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0.9

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Brandon Bolden's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 16 vs JAX (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)

It was not a great all-around game for Bolden, but he did account for the only meaningful play on offense for the Dolphins. He had 4 carries and 7 of his 9 yards came on a single rush. He was not very effective on the ground, but neither was anyone else. His important play came on a 4-yard shovel pass that he took into the end zone for a touchdown. Bolden took the pass a ran down the back side of the offensive line before finding a hole to dart through for the score. He did not have another target in the passing game and had about the same success on the ground as everyone else for the Dolphins. Bolden also lost a fumble this week and then was not trusted with the ball after that. It has been a rough stretch for Bolden since his break out against the Patriots.

2018 Week 14 vs NE (2 / 60 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

It must be nice going up against your former team and having your best game of the season. Bolden carved up the Patriots for 60 yards and 2 touchdowns. He had a 54-yard scamper off tackle for a touchdown and then a 6-yard power run up the middle. He does not figure to cut into the crowded back field too much but should see more carries down the stretch. He currently has 3 carries for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. The split between Gore and Drake has been tough to predict and this is only going to make things more difficult.


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