The New England Patriots have been a fantasy football gold mine ever since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick joined forces. In 2001 Troy Brown and Antowain Smith made their mark. In 2004 Corey Dillon posted the best numbers of his career. In 2007 Brady, Randy Moss and Wes Welker set the record books on fire and paved the way for epic fantasy seasons ever since.
Of course the defense played its part as well and was among fantasy football’s best during the championship years.
As good as the Patriots have been on the field, they’ve been just as good in the fantasy score sheets. Of course that was then and this is now. It’s June, which means it’s almost July, which means it’s almost time for preseason fantasy rankings and this year's first fantasy drafts.
So which Patriots will have the biggest fantasy impact in 2013? Keep reading to get a head start on some (very) preliminary fantasy insights. Players are ranked quite simply in the order in which they should be drafted.