The Patriots offense regularly ranks among the best in the league, but trying to secure fantasy points from their running game is always tricky since Bill Belichick rotates backs and plays matchups as well as any coach in the NFL. There is definitely value to be had in the New England backfield, but finding it isn’t always easy.
Like with all running backs, you need to understand how your leagues scores performances to find exactly the right back for you, but I think regardless of your scoring Shane Vereen is going to be the most productive of the Patriots rushers. Vereen has big-time upside especially in PPR leagues but will need to stay healthy to give Tom Brady and the Pats as many weapons as possible.
Here’s my quick take on all the Patriots running backs headed into the season including each of their rankings from my top 80 RB which came out last week and which will be updated later this week.