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Phillip Dorsett ruled OUT for Week 5 return due to hamstring injury

Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett suffered a hamstring injury in Week 5, and has been ruled out for the rest of the game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Phillip Dorsett of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the third quarter of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

The New England Patriots have ruled out wide receiver Phillip Dorsett due to a hamstring injury. He was initially ruled questionable, but the team decided to shut it down. Dorsett had no catches or targets at the time of the injury.

Julian Edelman, James White, and Josh Gordon have been Tom Brady’s favorite targets in Week 5, combining for 14 receptions on 21 targets. Edelman has a touchdown and running back Brandon Bolden just scored another touchdown to open the third quarter.

Fantasy football analysis, Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett

The Patriots have a short week this coming week as they face the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. A hamstring injury is always tricky, but we’ll find out early in the week what to make of Dorsett’s status. Edelman and Gordon are the big gainers, with Jakobi Meyers potentially getting a little extra work if Dorsett has to miss any time.