4. DUD: Rhamondre Stevenson
We sort of alluded to it above, but what’s wrong with Stevenson?
Fans had high hopes for him after he ran for 1,040 yards last year in just his second season. Heading into Year 3, he looked like New England’s best offensive player.
Instead, his first three weeks have been completely underwhelming. His slow start continued in Week 3 as he averaged just 3.1 yards per carry and was held out of the end zone, finding little room to run against a Jets defense that had trouble containing Elliott.
Stevenson has 134 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown through 3 games, averaging just 44.7 rushing yards per game (down from 61.2 YPG last year) and 2.9 yards per carry (down from 5.0). While the Patriots have faced some tough run defenses thus far, Stevenson’s sluggish start is growing increasingly concerning, putting a lot of pressure on him to break out in Week 4.