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News: 4 days agoStevenson rushed 21 times for 98 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Giants. He added five receptions on seven targets for nine yards.
Spin: Stevenson was the bright spot of the New England offense and was relied upon heavily to move the ball. As a result, both his carry and yardage total on the ground were his highest marks of the season in a performance highlighted by a long gain of 15 yards and a seven-yard rushing score. Though Stevenson was inefficient as a pass catcher, he was heavily involved as a receiver, and he did enough to top 100 total yards for the third consecutive game. The Patriots' offense is likely to continue to run through Stevenson, so he should remain productive despite the overall poor state of the unit.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After playing a situational role as a rookie back in 2021, Stevenson took control of New England's feature back gig in his second season. The former fourth-round pick finished no lower than 10th among backs in touches (279), yards (1,461) and fantasy points, with his passing-game chops the primary driver of success (his 89 targets and 69 catches were both top five among RBs). Stevenson hasn't seen much work near the goal line, but he was unlucky in the TD department last season (six TDs, 8.0 expected). Ex-running mate Damien Harris was replaced by Ezekiel Elliott, who figures to be more of a complement than he will be a serious threat to Stevenson's workload. Perhaps new playcaller Bill O'Brien will lean more on a committee attack, but 25-year-old Stevenson's floor should be that of a mid-range RB2.