New England Patriots Depth Chart 2018 Patriots Depth Chart

9-4, 1st AFC East

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9:25 pm UTC, 12/16

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.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart

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
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)

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
Sony Michel S. Michel
76
RB 1 25.1 1 RB 1 25.1 1 11 7 50 7.1 13 0 164 706 34 5 4.3 70.6
James White J. White
85
RB 2 39.9 0 RB 2 39.9 0 107 76 674 8.9 42 6 80 342 27 4 4.3 26.3
Rex Burkhead R. Burkhead
80
RB 3 18.6 0 RB 3 18.6 0 10 6 55 9.2 19 0 35 108 12 0 3.1 21.6
James Develin J. Develin
78
RB 4 24.2 0 RB 4 24.2 0 15 9 41 4.6 10 0 6 8 2 4 1.3 0.6
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Josh Gordon J. Gordon
80
LWR 1 52.5 68 40 718 60 18 55 4 0 0 0 0 0
Julian Edelman J. Edelman
89
RWR 2 63.8 81 56 621 70 11.1 36 4 7 83 0 11.9 9.2
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
81
SWR 3 49.2 41 27 400 70 14.8 42 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cordarrelle Patterson C. Patterson
77
LWR 4 16.1 23 17 224 70 13.2 55 3 38 162 1 4.3 12.5
Phillip Dorsett P. Dorsett
74
RWR 5 25.5 37 27 256 70 9.5 20 2 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Slater M. Slater
68
SWR 6 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
18.3 302.6 210.8 91.8 24 6 14
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 1 0 1
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
K 1 112 24 82.8 52 40 0 10 8 4 2
Punters Rating
Ryan Allen R. Allen
79
Punters Rating Depth Position
Ryan Allen R. Allen
79
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Last Week's Patriots Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Julian Edelman J. Edelman
89
WR 1 75 12 9 86 80 9.6 20 1 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Gordon J. Gordon
80
WR 2 71 8 5 96 60 19.2 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
81
WR 3 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cordarrelle Patterson C. Patterson
77
WR 4 18 3 2 51 70 25.5 37 1 0 0 0 0 0
Phillip Dorsett P. Dorsett
74
WR 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Slater M. Slater
68
WR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Patriots Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
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)
Week 13: 12/2/18 vs MIN 24-10 W Tom Brady (QB), James Develin (RB), Josh Gordon (WR1), Julian Edelman (WR2), Rob Gronkowski (TE), David Andrews (C), Trenton Brown (OT), Marcus Cannon (OT), Shaq Mason (G), Joe Thuney (G)
Week 12: 11/25/18 at NYJ 27-13 W Tom Brady (QB), Sony Michel (RB), Chris Hogan (WR1), Julian Edelman (WR2), Josh Gordon (WR3), Rob Gronkowski (TE), Shaq Mason (G), Trenton Brown (OT), Joe Thuney (G), Marcus Cannon (OT), David Andrews (C)
Week 10: 11/11/18 at TEN 10-34 L Tom Brady (QB), James White (RB), Cordarrelle Patterson (WR1), Josh Gordon (WR2), Julian Edelman (WR3), Dwayne Allen (TE), Marcus Cannon (OT), Ted Karras (G), Trenton Brown (OT), David Andrews (C), Joe Thuney (G)
Week 9: 11/5/18 vs GB 31-17 W Tom Brady (QB), James White (RB), Chris Hogan (WR1), Josh Gordon (WR2), Julian Edelman (WR3), Dwayne Allen (TE), Trenton Brown (OT), Joe Thuney (G), David Andrews (C), Ted Karras (G), Marcus Cannon (OT)

Patriots Are Loading Up for Another Run

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.