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Kendrick Bourne injury: What status means for Week 8 fantasy football

Kendrick Bourne is on the Patriots final injury report for Week 8. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Kendrick Bourne #84 of the New England Patriots lines up against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is officially listed as questionable on this week’s injury report. Bourne is dealing with a shoulder issue. He was a limited participant in practice for all three sessions this week. The Patriots are on the road to take on the Los Angeles Chargers. Kickoff is at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Fantasy football impact: Kendrick Bourne (shoulder)

Bourne has been a big play machine over the last two games. Last week against the Jets, he caught all four passes that came his way for a total of 68 yards, but his real contribution was a 25-yard touchdown pass. The week before that he only caught one pass, but it was a 75-yard touchdown.

If Bourne can’t play this week, Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor will have a little more fantasy appeal than usual. So far this season, the Chargers defense has been the most effective at limiting fantasy points for opposing wide receivers.