News: 2 days agoAgholor finished the 2021 regular season with 37 catches (on 64 targets) for 473 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games.
Spin: As Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site points out, Agholor, who logged regular snaps alongside Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne, showed flashes in his first season with the team but lacked consistency. With that in mind, Perillo suggests that the 28-year-old's contract (which calls for a cap hit of almost $15 million next season) makes him a candidate for a restructure this offseason. At this stage, we'd expect Agholor, Meyers (who is a pending restricted free agent) and Bourne (signed through 2023) to all be back in 2022, but it wouldn't surprise if New England looks to add a playmaking wideout or two via trade, free agency or the draft in the coming months.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Agholor signed with the Patriots after enjoying a bit of a resurgence during his lone season with the Raiders. Following an up-and-down five years in Philadelphia, Agholor put together a strong 48-896-8 receiving line on 81 targets last season. He struggled with drops (seven) but was heavily targeted down field (15.4 aDOT was third highest among WRs) and answered the bell with plenty of explosive plays (his 18.7 YPR ranked second and his 11.1 YPT fourth). Agholor is entering his seventh NFL season at age 28 and has yet to post a top-20 fantasy campaign (he has finished better than 34th once: 2017). Agholor very well could lead New England in targets, but consistent flex production may be a lot to ask in a run-heavy scheme that will throw to its RBs and TEs often. Agholor is a fine bench option.