» Gray, meanwhile, has a chance to emerge this season after being banished to the bench late in the 2014 campaign. This is the worst running back depth chart we've seen in New England since Sammy Morris and LaMont Jordan led the team in 2009. LeGarrette Blount will return in Week 2, but the Patriots will need a surprise to emerge from guys like James White, Tyler Gaffney or Travaris Cadet.
» It doesn't matter if the Patriots are listed as a 3-4 or 4-3 team. They change their formations based on matchup more than any team, although that might be tougher to pull off this year with a weaker secondary. I decided to start them out as a 3-4 just to get their best players up front on the field. Ultimately, free-agent pickup Sheard will be rushing from the outside more often. They are still thin at defensive tackle despite drafting Brown, with Alan Branch and Sealver Siliga their top options.