Patriots news: WR Aaron Dobson flourishing with QB Tom Brady; TE depth chart update
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Patriots news: WR Aaron Dobson flourishing with QB Tom Brady; TE depth chart update

It seems like Aaron Dobson has gained Tom Brady's trust. Dobson has been making impressive plays and tough catches throughout camp, and according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, "Brady's willingness to allow Dobson to make tough plays has become a noticeable trend over the past two weeks."
At the tight end position, Zach Sudfeld has reportedly moved to the lead of the team's competition to take over for however long Rob Gronkowski is out. Jake Ballard @TheJakeBallard has fallen behind Sudfeld and Daniel Fells.

Fantasy Analysis:

Dobson is one of a handful of players competing to be the Patriots' No. 2 WR on opening day, and it sounds like he has a sizeable edge right now. However, he has an entire preseason to get through. He's a late-round pick right now, but his draft stock should jump up if he continues on his current track.
Ballard got some sleeper buzz a few months ago, but it's clear he hasn't come back to full strength following multiple knee operations. Sudfeld, who has drawn comparisons to Gronk because of the ability he possesses in his 6-foot-7, 255-pound frame, is a very capable receiver. He's worth watching but not drafting yet.

Boston Herald

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Big Zach is a beast.

He should be drafted in all drafts.

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sutterra 08/11/13 04:49 PM

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