New England Patriots Depth Chart 2018 Patriots Depth Chart

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New England shuffled around their depth chart quite a bit this season. You had the Josh Gordon trade, and then release towards the end of the year. Julian Edelman was also suspended the first four games of the season. The Patriots also love to carry four viable running backs that they can give run to at any time. Going back to the wide receivers, Julian Edelman finished as the WR1 on the depth chart, with Chris Hogan behind him. Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson both fluctuated as the WR3. Rob Gronkowski was the TE1 on the team, yet his play was a bit off this year. This has to be a concern for New England looking ahead at next season, as they might be in serious needs of pass-catching options. Dwayne Allen is someone that backs him up, but not a long term option by any means. The Patriots shuffled backs around, but James White and Sony Michel both had their times as RB1s this season. Rex Burkhead was injured most of the year, which helped clear up snaps and touches at times. Look for the committee approach moving forward as New England uses that strategy most often.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

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Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Rex Burkhead R. Burkhead
80
RB 1 18.9 1 RB 1 18.9 1 20 14 131 9.4 25 1 57 186 12 0 3.3 23.2
Sony Michel S. Michel
76
RB 2 24.8 1 RB 2 24.8 1 11 7 50 7.1 13 0 209 931 34 6 4.5 71.6
James White J. White
85
RB 3 37.5 0 RB 3 37.5 0 123 87 751 8.6 42 7 94 425 27 5 4.5 26.6
James Develin J. Develin
78
RB 5 24.8 0 RB 5 24.8 0 18 12 61 5.1 11 0 6 8 2 4 1.3 0.5
Henry Poggi H. Poggi
69
RB 6 RB 6
Shane Wimann S. Wimann
66
RB 9 RB 9
WRs
Player Rating
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
81
Julian Edelman J. Edelman
89
Phillip Dorsett P. Dorsett
74
Cordarrelle Patterson C. Patterson
77
Matthew Slater M. Slater
68
Devin Lucien D. Lucien
64
Cody Hollister C. Hollister
67
Kenny Britt K. Britt
75
Braxton Berrios B. Berrios
69
Darren Andrews D. Andrews
69
Eric Decker E. Decker
83
KJ Maye K. Maye
65
Malcolm Mitchell M. Mitchell
73
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
81
LWR 1 50.2 55 35 532 60 15.2 63 3 0 0 0 0 0
Julian Edelman J. Edelman
89
RWR 3 62.3 108 74 850 70 11.5 36 6 9 107 0 11.9 8.9
Phillip Dorsett P. Dorsett
74
RWR 4 25 42 32 290 80 9.1 20 3 4 29 0 7.2 1.8
Cordarrelle Patterson C. Patterson
77
LWR 5 15.4 28 21 247 80 11.8 55 3 42 228 1 5.4 15.2
Matthew Slater M. Slater
68
RWR 6 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Lucien D. Lucien
64
WR 8
Cody Hollister C. Hollister
67
WR 8
Kenny Britt K. Britt
75
WR 10
Braxton Berrios B. Berrios
69
LWR 10
Darren Andrews D. Andrews
69
WR 11
Eric Decker E. Decker
83
WR 13
KJ Maye K. Maye
65
WR 13
Malcolm Mitchell M. Mitchell
73
WR 36

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
New England Patriots Patriots
73
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
New England Patriots
73
20.3 359.1 246.4 112.7 30 10 18
Special Teams Rating
New England Patriots Patriots
95
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
New England Patriots
95
1 0 0 0 0 1
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Malcom Brown M. Brown
84
RDT 1 30.5 39 0.5 0 0 0
Lawrence Guy L. Guy
80
LDT 1 32.4 59 2.5 1 0 0
Trey Flowers T. Flowers
87
LDE 1 48.6 57 12 2 0 0
Deatrich Wise Jr D. W. Jr
75
RDE 1 27.2 30 5.5 0 0 0
Adam Butler A. Butler
75
RDT 2 23.6 17 5 2 0 0
Derek Rivers D. Rivers
74
RDE 2 13 2 1 0 0 0
Adrian Clayborn A. Clayborn
85
LDE 2 23 11 4.5 0 0 0
Danny Shelton D. Shelton
87
LDT 2 24.9 21 1 0 0 0
John Simon J. Simon
80
RDE 3 16.7 17 2 0 0 0
Keionta Davis K. Davis
68
LDE 3 30.7 6 3 0 0 0
Ufomba Kamalu U. Kamalu
65
RDT 3 10.5 1 1 0 0 0
Caleb Kidder C. Kidder
69
DL 12
David Parry D. Parry
69
DL 13 16.7 4 1 0 0 0
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Dont'a Hightower D. Hightower
85
LB 1 51.5 48 3.5 0 1 0
Kyle Van Noy K. V. Noy
77
LB 1 59.1 92 8 1 1 1
Elandon Roberts E. Roberts
73
LB 2 27.1 65 8 0 0 0
Ramon Humber R. Humber
70
LB 2 4.2 9 0 0 0 0
Albert McClellan A. McClellan
74
LB 3 2.5 7 0 0 0 0
Brandon King B. King
60
LB 3 0 12 0 0 0 0
Christian Sam C. Sam
67
LB 7
Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley
66
LB 8 46.3 14 1 0 1 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Stephen Gostkowski S. Gostkowski
82
PK 1 130 27 84.4 52 49 0 11 10 4 2
Punters Rating
Ryan Allen R. Allen
79
Punters Rating Depth Position
Ryan Allen R. Allen
79
P 1

Last Week's Patriots Starting Lineup

2018 Patriots Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week SB: 2/3/19 at LAR 13-3 W Tom Brady (QB), Sony Michel (RB), Josh Gordon (WR1), Rob Gronkowski (TE), Shaq Mason (G), David Andrews (C), Marcus Cannon (OT), Trenton Brown (OT), Joe Thuney (G)
Week 17: 12/30/18 vs NYJ 38-3 W Tom Brady (QB), James Develin (RB), Julian Edelman (WR1), Chris Hogan (WR2), Dwayne Allen (TE), Shaq Mason (G), David Andrews (C), Marcus Cannon (OT), Trenton Brown (OT), Joe Thuney (G)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs BUF 24-12 W Tom Brady (QB), James Develin (RB), Julian Edelman (WR1), Chris Hogan (WR2), Dwayne Allen (TE), Marcus Cannon (OT), Trenton Brown (OT), Shaq Mason (G), David Andrews (C), Joe Thuney (G)
Week 15: 12/16/18 at PIT 10-17 L Tom Brady (QB), Rex Burkhead (RB), Josh Gordon (WR1), Julian Edelman (WR2), Rob Gronkowski (TE), Shaq Mason (G), Trenton Brown (OT), Joe Thuney (G), David Andrews (C), Marcus Cannon (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at MIA 33-34 L Tom Brady (QB), Sony Michel (RB), Julian Edelman (WR1), Cordarrelle Patterson (WR2), Josh Gordon (WR3), Rob Gronkowski (TE), Shaq Mason (G), Marcus Cannon (OT), Joe Thuney (G), Trenton Brown (OT), David Andrews (C)

Preseason Analysis: Patriots Are Loading Up for Another Run

While a lot of reports have come out about retirements within this team, they will likely be the same old Patriots. Tom Brady continues to be a league leading quarterback, and Brian Hoyer isn’t the worst backup in the world if anything was to happen. The running back scenario here is as jumbled as always, despite losing Dion Lewis to Tennessee. They drafted Sony Michel out of Georgia in the first round, which came as a surprise to everyone, but who are we to judge the Patriots moves. They still have Rex Burkhead, James White, and Mike Gillislee, but also added Jeremy Hill. Let the roulette wheel do its thing here as usual. New England continues to pick up the Buffalo Bills scraps, and did that with Jordan Matthews, who should slide into a top three role among the wide receivers. He would join Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan. After some rumors of retirement, Rob Gronkowski is likely to return for another season. Dwayne Allen remains in New England for some depth, and Ryan Izzo was drafted to add a bit of depth at tight end. Things could clear up over time, but this New England team has a lot of logjams at various positions.

The New England Patriots have created one of the most impressive dynasty in sports history over the last 17 years. The team has appeared in eight Super Bowls during this time, which is a feat that is absolutely astonishing in a league built around parity. New England is coming off an excellent season in 2017, but they are surely disappointed after their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. This disappointment is only going to fuel Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and rest of the organization to another great year in 2018. No team is able to deal with roster turnover better than the New England Patriots, and they will have to do it again in 2018. The Patriots will look a completely different team this season at several key positions, but that will not hinder their ability to succeed. The biggest changes on offense will come at the wide receiver position. After trading Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams and losing Danny Amendola to the Dolphins in free agency, the Patriots added Jordan Matthews and Cordarrelle Patterson. Matthews has the size and quickness to be a great receiver, but his young career has been derailed by injuries. His ability to make tough catches will make him a prime target for Tom Brady.

New England will also have a new running back in 2018. Dion Lewis left to join the Tennessee Titans in the off-season, so the Patriots decided to sign Jeremy Hill. James White will be asked to replace Lewis as the top receiving threat out of the backfield. Hill is a powerful runner, so he will be utilized as the short-yardage and goal line back. It would not be shocking to see Hill lead the team in touchdowns this season. In addition to overhauling the offense, the Patriots also made several big changes to their defense. The additions of Danny Shelton and Adrian Clayborn instantly upgraded the defensive line. Clayborn is simply one of the best pass rushers in the NFL right now. New England loves to pressure the quarterback with exotic blitzes. These blitzes should be a lot more effective in 2018 with Clayborn creating havoc at defensive end. A lot of people were surprised when the Patriots decided to release Malcolm Butler in the off-season, but the team quickly filled the hole by acquiring Jason McCourty in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. Patriot fans will not miss Butler for long because McCourty is a much better coverage corner. Getting to play with Stephon Gilmore should only improve McCourty's game because he will not be asked to cover the best receiver on the field for the first time in his career. The New England Patriots made a lot of changes in the off-season, but they will once again be one of the best teams in the league. Winning the AFC East division looks like a lock at the moment, but the Patriots will not be satisfied unless the 2018 season ends with a Super Bowl title.