3. Rhamondre Stevenson
Speaking of Stevenson, what’s wrong with that guy?
So far he’s looked nothing like the stud RB1 who ran for over 1,000 yards last year. Through three games, he’s averaging a career-low 44.7 rushing yards per game on an anemic 2.9 yards per carry. He’s also found the end zone only once.
Granted, New England’s lackluster offensive line hasn’t done him any favors, but it’s telling that Elliot out-rushed him in Week 3 despite getting fewer carries. Stevenson’s explosiveness just hasn’t been there.
If that doesn’t correct itself soon, the Patriots may need to think about moving on from him. Perhaps another team can fix him with a better offensive line or a different offense, but right now he just doesn’t look like himself.
Bad weather in two games so far hasn’t helped, and neither is the fact that New England was playing from behind in two games as well, so maybe he’ll get back to normal in better weather or with a more favorable game script. If he doesn’t, Belichick may resort to dangling him at the deadline.
Better to move on from a player one year too early than one year too late, after all.