News: 2 days agoHasty (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Steelers, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.
Spin: Hasty appeared to have a chance to play with Rhamondre Stevenson out with an ankle injury, but instead he is a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. The running back signed with New England in Week 13 after being let go by the Jaguars on Nov. 11. The fourth-year pro did not carry the ball on six offensive snaps with Jacksonville.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hasty is back with Jacksonville and will compete with third-round rookie Tank Bigsby for No. 2 RB duties behind lead back Travis Etienne. Hasty was serviceable in the role last season, and that included a Week 12 game in which Etienne left after five snaps and Hasty was asked to handle a career-high 79% of the snaps. The journeyman showed well (95 yards and a TD on 17 touches) and delivered a top-five fantasy outing. The 26-year-old has never cleared 46 carries or 30 targets in a season and, even if Etienne were to miss time, Hasty would likely share work with Bigsby. He's not on the fantasy radar.