News: 6 days agoStevenson rushed 19 times for 59 yards and caught one of four targets for three yards in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.
Spin: Stevenson finished with three more rushing attempts than Ezekiel Elliott, but Zeke had 21 more rushing yards in the veteran running back's best game as a member of the Patriots. After catching all nine of his targets through two games, Stevenson had trouble catching passes in slick conditions. The versatile Stevenson can play in all situations, and he should continue to lead New England's backfield in touches against the Cowboys in Week 4.
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.