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News: 2 days agoStevenson rushed 10 times for 54 yards and brought in six of eight targets for 24 yards in the Patriots' 24-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night. He also fumbled once but recovered.
Spin: Stevenson was in line for an expanded workload with Damien Harris (thigh) inactive, but that never quite materialized thanks to the Bills building a 21-7 lead by halftime. The second-year pro still had a robust presence in the passing game as has recently been the norm, posting at least six catches for the third straight game and fifth time in the last six contests overall. Disappointing as his night was on the ground relative to pregame expectations, Stevenson's rushing yardage tally was actually his highest since Week 9. The 2021 fourth-round pick could be back to working in a split backfield in a Week 14 Monday night road matchup against the Cardinals on Dec. 12 if Harris gets healthy over the extended time ahead of that contest.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Stevenson was selected in the fourth round of the 2021 draft and was on the field for 24% of New England's offensive plays as a rookie. He played his first significant snaps in Week 5 and was 40th in fantasy points from that point forward, though most of his damage came in two games (both 100-yard, 2-TD efforts). Unless Damien Harris was sidelined due to injury, Stevenson worked in a three-man committee, and that may not change this season. Harris is the team's lead rusher and goal-line option and New England could utilize Ty Montgomery as a passing-down specialist. Perhaps Stevenson will secure enough carries and targets for consistent flex value, but his ceiling will likely be limited in this scheme.