Phillip Dorsett
Phillip Dorsett
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New England Patriots
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Dorsett didn't make much of a splash in his first season with New England, notching just 12 catches for 194 yards in 15 games. He did, however, enter the league as a highly-touted first-round pick, so there's some untapped potential here. With Julian Edelman now facing a four-game suspension out of the gate, Dorsett has a chance to carve out a role opposite Chris Hogan early on. Dorsett has some competition, though. The group jostling for snaps and targets includes Eric Decker, Cordarrelle Patterson and Braxton Berrios. Dorsett's speed remains an asset, so it's not out of the question that he could blossom in 2018 as a downfield threat replacing Brandin Cooks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $8.14 million contract with the Colts in May of 2015. Traded to the Patriots in September of 2017. Patriots declined $9.39 million team option for 2019 in May of 2018.
Catches five passes Sunday
WRNew England Patriots
September 17, 2018
Dorsett was on the field for 56 of the Patriots' 61 snaps on offense in Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Jaguars.
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In doing so, Dorsett caught five of his seven targets for 44 yards. That marks back-to-back seven-target games for Dorsett, who continues to see added opportunities while Julian Edelman serves a four-game suspension. With Edelman still out for two more weeks, Dorsett remains on the fantasy radar as this coming Sunday night's tilt against the Lions approaches.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    113
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
795
3
2017
377
0
2018
113
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   192 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.33 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.11 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.70 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   30.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   122 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   13 reps
WEAK
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
It's hard to believe Dorsett was a first-round pick only two years ago, but even when Donte Moncrief missed time, Dorsett failed to take advantage, despite being the clear No. 2 and having Andrew Luck as his QB. Perhaps part of the problem is an overlap in skill set with the Colts' top receiver, T.Y. Hilton. Both are slightly built, speedy downfield threats. Dorsett is 5-10, 185, with blistering 4.33 40 speed, while Hilton is 5-9, 180 with 4.34, and you can't have two players running the same route. Moreover, Dorsett actually put up good per-play numbers -- 16 YPC, 8.9 YPT -- and had four catches of 40-plus yards, so it was more the lack of opportunity than failure to convert when he saw the ball. After losing out in a competition for the No. 3 job in Indianapolis, the speedy Dorsett was traded to New England in early September in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Dorsett merely profiles as the No. 4 or 5 receiver for the Patriots, joining a group that includes Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell.
Dorsett's rookie season was derailed by injury. He missed five weeks with a broken ankle, and when he came back quarterback Andrew Luck was already out for the year. As such, we can throw out his 39-target sample and give him more or less a clean slate heading into 2016. At 5-10, 185, Dorsett is small, but he's one of the faster receivers in the league (4.33 40) and has exceptional quickness. With Andre Johnson gone, he should slot in as the team's No. 3 target, but he'll have competition on deep routes from T.Y. Hilton. Dorsett is never likely to be much of a red-zone threat, especially with the larger Donte Moncrief and TE Dwayne Allen around. Still, Dorsett's likely to have a significant role on the pass-happy Colts, and with Luck healthy again, he has upside should anything happen to Hilton or Moncrief.
Dorsett was a surprise first-round draft pick for the Colts in 2015 and will compete for playing time among a deep wide receiver corps. Dorsett is small -- he checks in at about 5-foot-10, 185 pounds – but has outstanding 4.33 speed and exceptional quickness. His value may be higher in keeper leagues as he'll begin the season as the fourth receiver, but could be a top target by next season.
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Snatches seven passes
WRNew England Patriots
September 9, 2018
Dorsett nabbed all seven of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans.
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Making case for key role early on
WRNew England Patriots
August 25, 2018
Dorsett, who caught all four of his targets for 36 yards in Friday's 25-14 preseason loss to the Panthers, appears on track to begin the season as a key cog in the Patriots' passing attack.
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Catches four passes with starters
WRNew England Patriots
August 24, 2018
Dorsett caught all four of his targets for 36 yards in Friday's 25-14 loss to the Panthers in the third preseason game.
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Could see snaps early on
WRNew England Patriots
August 22, 2018
Dorsett could have a path to consistent snaps on offense early in the season following the release of fellow wideout Kenny Britt (hamstring), Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Targeted thrice
WRNew England Patriots
August 16, 2018
Dorsett nabbed one of three targets for four yards during Thursday's 37-20 win over the Eagles.
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