Complements Harris in Year 1

Stevenson finished the 2021 regular season with 133 carries for 606 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 14 catches (on 18 targets) for 123 yards in 12 games.

He added eight carries for 27 yards and four receptions for 33 yards in last weekend's blowout loss to the Bills in the wild-card round. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Stevenson, who wasn't much of a factor in the Patriots offense until Week 5, finished the regular season with an overall 24.7-percent snap share. He emerged as an early-down factor alongside No. 1 back Damien Harris, who handled a 36.2-percent share over the course of the season. As the 2022 campaign approaches, the two will continue to form a solid 1-2 backfield punch, while the team's change-of-pace options have yet to be cemented, given that both James White (hip) and Brandon Bolden are eligible to become free agents this offseason. Though Harris continues to profile as New England's top back, there should be enough touches available for Stevenson in 2022 to have a degree of weekly fantasy utility, even when both backs are available. If and when Harris is out or limited for any reason, however, Stevenson would be in line for an uptick in his workload and fantasy production.

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James White

James White

RB | NE

Bouncing back from hip issue

White (hip) isn't expected to be ready for the Patriots' upcoming voluntary offseason workouts, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. "I still have a little while to go [after] a pretty rough injury," White acknowledged after the 2022 NFL Draft.

Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor

WR | NE

Added competition for targets

Following the team's trade for DeVante Parker, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic suggests that the Patriots could consider using Agholor more out of the slot.

DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker

WR | NE

Bolsters Patriots' WR corps

The addition of Parker gives the Patriots "a physical boundary receiver with No. 1 potential," according to Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic.

N'Keal Harry

N'Keal Harry

WR | NE

Likely on the move

ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that the Patriots' trade for DeVante Parker foreshadows the team parting ways with Harry.

DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker

WR | NE

Dealt to New England

The Dolphins have traded Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.