James Develin
James Develin
31-Year-Old FullbackFB
New England Patriots
IR
Injury Neck
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Develin finished the 2018 campaign with six carries for eight yards and four rushing TDs to go along with 12 catches on 17 targets for 61 yards in 16 games. In his role as the Patriots' starting fullback, Develin makes most of his impact as a blocker, but his occasional TDs last season put him on the fantasy radar in ultra-deep formats. Develin remains under contract with New England through the 2020 campaign, setting the stage for him to make random trips to the end zone once again in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $3.8 million contract with the Patriots in June of 2018.
Hits injured reserve
FBNew England Patriots
Neck
September 23, 2019
The Patriots placed Develin (neck) on injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Develin sat out Sunday's win over the Jets due to an undisclosed neck injury suffered Week 2 versus Miami. It's possible that Develin could return midseason if he gets healthy, but that would restrict New England to bringing back only one of Isaiah Wynn (toe) or N'Keal Harry (ankle). The Patriots are a candidate to add another fullback to the roster, as the position plays an integral role in the team's running game.
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How do James Develin's 2019 advanced stats compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
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Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Develin's limited touches in the Patriots' offense caps his fantasy value. On the other hand, the fullback's versatility and blocking ability are valuable assets to the ground game. Develin logged six receptions for 38 yards during the 2017 season.
Given his limited touches in the Patriots' offense, Develin's fantasy value remains limited. That said, his versatility and blocking are valuable assets to the ground game. The fullback played in 30 percent of New England's offensive snaps in 2016, en route to logging three receptions for 18 yards.
Given his limited touches in the team's offense, Develin's fantasy value remains limited as the team's starting fullback. That said, his versatility and blocking are valuable assets to the Patriots, and Develin's healthy return to the mix in 2016 should be a boost to the team's ground game this coming season.
Develin will return as the Patriots' starting fullback, but it's a role that carries minimal fantasy value, after he recorded just nine touches during the 2014 regular season.
Develin, who played in all 16 regular season games for the Patriots in 2013, doesn't see enough touches in the team's offense working as a fullback to be much of a fantasy factor.
Will try to stick with the Patriots as a fullback, but that's not really a fantasy-friendly assignment in the team's current offense.
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Out for Week 3
FBNew England Patriots
Neck
September 20, 2019
Develin (neck) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.
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Not practicing Wednesday
FBNew England Patriots
Neck
September 18, 2019
Develin (neck) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Andrew Callahan of MassLive reports.
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Earns first touches of season
FBNew England Patriots
September 17, 2019
Develin ran twice for three total yards during Sunday's 43-0 win over Miami.
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Effective blocker in Super Bowl
FBNew England Patriots
February 4, 2019
Develin played 30 of the Patriots' 72 offensive snaps Sunday and didn't log any touches during the team's 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
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Scores four TDs this season
FBNew England Patriots
December 31, 2018
Develin finished the 2018 season with six carries for eight yards and four rushing TDs and 12 catches on 17 targets for 61 yards in 16 games.
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