Aaron Dobson injury update: Quiet last couple weeks limits fantasy value

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Dobson has a minor hamstring issue. We break down the fantasy implications.

Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson (hamstring) is listed as questionable to face the Bills on Sunday. He was limited in practice all week and is not expected to play.

Dobson started out hot this preseason and was making all sorts of plays in camp on the outside. He's a gifted receiver with his size, leaping ability and speed, but he's lacked the knack for getting open in his young career. Kenbrell Thompkins has put some distance from Dobson and should be number two in snaps among receiver behind Danny Amendola. Josh Bryce has also been in the mix and has looked better in the last two weeks of the preseason.

Fantasy impact: Dobson was a popular sleeper about a month ago, but a lot has changed. Tom Brady did throw the ball 637 times last season, so even if Dobson can work his way back to being even the third option, he could have some value. On the other hand, the encouraging signs of Rob Gronkowski making it back will make it tough for the Marshall product to do so. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.

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