New England Patriots Depth Chart 2021 New England Patriots Depth Chart

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This is not a pretty picture for the New England Patriots, who have usually had a hold of their weaknesses. After a down year offensively, it will likely get worse losing Tom Brady and failing to bring in any sort of offensive weapons. They will bring back the same set of wide receivers, which is headlined by an older Julian Edelman. They also have N'Keal Harry and Mohamed Sanu, who both failed to make much of a difference later in the year. Sony Michel and James White will operate as the one-two punch in the backfield, while Jarrett Stidham projects to be the starting quarterback.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Wide Receiver WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Dalton Keene D. Keene (2)
67
#70 TE
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Dalton Keene D. Keene (2)
67
#70 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Wide Receiver WR

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End DE
79
#30 DE
Nick Thurman N. Thurman (3)
67
#108 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley (1)
75
#57 LB
Raekwon McMillan R. McMillan (2)
70
#104 LB
67
#144 LB
Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
J.C. Jackson J. Jackson (1)
88
#35 CB
Dee Virgin D. Virgin (4)
67
#134 CB
Right Cornerback CB
Left Defensive End DE
79
#30 DE
Nick Thurman N. Thurman (3)
67
#108 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley (1)
75
#57 LB
Raekwon McMillan R. McMillan (2)
70
#104 LB
67
#144 LB
Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
J.C. Jackson J. Jackson (1)
88
#35 CB
Dee Virgin D. Virgin (4)
67
#134 CB

New England Patriots Depth Chart FAQ

The New England Patriots depth chart got a bit more exciting once Cam Newton signed a one-year deal. This was a team that struggled to score last season as the weapons around Tom Brady were not ideal. With him now in Tampa Bay, it put an urgency on the quarterback position. Defensively this team is still going to be in the top five in NFL rankings for defense, especially with the secondary they have. Stephon Gilmore is the headline of this defense and is coming off of a season where he took home Defensive Player of the Year.

Who Are The Patriots Running Backs?

The Patriots running backs are Sony Michel, James White, and Damien Harris. Michel and White are used the most, as White is a passing-down back who has had big fantasy football success hauling in passes.

Is Cam Newton Starting?

Cam Newton is the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. He was signed in the offseason and is the best quarterback on their roster. Newton looks to be 100% healthy and ready to play football.

Who Is The Best Patriots Wide Receiver For Fantasy?

Julian Edelman is the best Patriots wide receiver for fantasy football, especially in PPR leagues. Edelman will see a high dose of targets in comparison to his teammates and projects for the most fantasy points.

What Position Does Stephon Gilmore Play?

Stephon Gilmore is a cornerback for the Patriots, playing most of the time on the right side. Gilmore will shadow opposing number ones at times but fits in a defensive system that limits passing production.

Do The Patriots Start Any Rookies?

The Patriots had a typical draft where they traded back and also picked a lot of small school players. New England will not be starting any rookies early in the season as they are still more veteran based and will rely on some second-year players too.

Who Are The Patriots Starting Cornerbacks?

Stephon Gilmore and Jason McCourty are the two starting cornerbacks for the New England Patriots. This secondary ranked top-three against the pass last season, and Gilmore is coming off an award-winning season.