Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
1 week ago

Bolden was on the field for just two of the Patriots' 64 snaps on offense in Thursday's win over the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Power back LeGarrette Blount saw 46 snaps Thursday, while pass-catching RB James White was on the field for 16. Bolden is versatile enough to back up both Blount and White, though as long as they remain healthy, Bolden's biggest contributions will come on special teams.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bolden was on the field for just three of the Patriots' 71 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals, logging one carry for four yards, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, power back LeGarrette Blount recorded 42 snaps and the team's top change-of-pace option James White logged 26. With Tyler Gaffney no longer in the mix and D.J. Foster inactive Sunday, Bolden essentially backed up the two aforementioned backs. In the event that injuries hit either Blount or White, it's quite possible that either Foster (in a pass-catching role) or even practice squadder Bishop Sankey could overtake Bolden, whose weekly active status is tied to his special teams prowess.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
1 month ago

Bolden carried twice for seven yards and caught one pass for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Bears. He also lost a fumble in the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Though Dion Lewis (when healthy) and LeGarrette Blount still top the team's running back depth chart, Bolden seems bound, despite Thursday's fumble, to reprise his role in 2016 as a versatile depth back, who is also a core special teams contributor for the Patriots.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Bolden had four carries for 34 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

With Dion Lewis (knee) out, Bolden split snaps with James White and LeGarrette Blount throughout the first half. Tyler Gaffney then handled most of the work after halftime, taking nine carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. Blount is still the favorite to serve as New England's top power back, but he could face pressure from both Bolden and Gaffney this preseason.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
8 months ago

Bolden was on the field for 16 of the Patriots' 83 offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In the process, Bolden carried five times for 12 yards and caught two passes for 29 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old Bolden finished up the 2015 regular season with 63 carries for 207 yards to go along with 19 catches for 180 yards and two TDs in 15 games. Bolden remains under contract with the Patriots in 2016, which puts him on track to reprise his role with the team next season as a versatile depth back, who is also a valuable special teams contributor.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
9 months ago

Bolden was on the field for 17 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Steven Jackson was on the field for 24 snaps, while pass-catching back James White saw 23 snaps. Bolden did carry nine times for 31 yards in the game and caught two passes for five yards, but his reduced workload in the Patriots' offense Sunday corresponded to him playing a key role on special teams, something that will likely carry into the playoffs, with Jackson the prime candidate to see early-down work for the team on that front.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
9 months ago

ESPN's Mike Reiss relays that Bolden, who didn't play on special teams the last two weeks, worked on the Patriots' punt unit during warm-ups in advance of Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden is out there Sunday as an option to see some touches in the Patriots' backfield, but with pass-catching back James White on hand, and special teams duty potentially on tap for Bolden, we could see more of newcomer Steven Jackson in Week 17.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
9 months ago

Bolden was on the field for 27 of the Patriots' 56 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In the process, Bolden ran a team-high nine times for 30 yards and caught five passes on seven targets for 30 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The report adds that for the second week in a row, Bolden didn't see any special teams work because of his expanded role in the Patriots' backfield. Looking ahead to Week 17, Bolden should continue to work in a committee with pass-catching back James White (22 snaps Sunday) and newcomer Steven Jackson, who saw just nine snaps in his debut with the team, but could see his role increase in the coming weeks. It's an arrangement that hampers Bolden's fantasy ceiling in the Patriots' regular season finale.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
9 months ago

ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that the Patriots' signing of Steven Jackson will will allow the team to play Bolden "more on special teams, where he is most valuable."

EDGE Analysis

Bolden rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards during Sunday's win over the Titans, while newcomer Joey Iosefa led the team with 14 carries for 51 yards. Meanwhile, the addition of Jackson -- an experienced power back -- to the mix, appears to further hinder Bolden's fantasy upside down the stretch, though he retains plenty of utility to the Patriots, thanks to his versatility.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
9 months ago

Bolden rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught two of three targets for 18 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots split their running back snaps fairly evenly, with Bolden leading the way with 29, while James White was on the field for 23 and Joey Iosefa 19, according to ESPN.com. However, Bolden was the least productive of the trio, as White caught seven passes for 71 yards and a touchdown and Iosefa rushed 14 times for 51 yards, both team-highs. It won't get any better in Week 16, as the Patriots will face a Jets defense allowing the fewest rushing yards per game and have given up the fewest rushing touchdowns in the league this season.