NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS UPDATE 

lBRADY LIMITED WEDNESDAY; SHOULD HE BE IN YOUR LINEUP?

Following up on this week's Team Notes. ... For the second straight Wednesday, Tom Brady didn’t get a full practice in. The veteran quarterback was limited with a knee injury.

It matches his official status from last week’s first official practice in advance of a win over the Jets.

Brady eventually was listed as questionable for the Week 12 game due to an illness.

Healthy or not, is Brady a "must-play" for fantasy owners this week?

ESPN's Mike Clay says he's not.

"Brady has not been a good fantasy quarterback this season," Clay wrote earlier this week. "Consider that he put up 283 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns on Sunday and that still wasn't enough to allow a top-15 fantasy week."

In fact, Clay continued, Brady has finished top 10 in only 27 percent of his starts this season, which ranks 22nd at the position.

Clay went on to explain that play calling has been a major reason for his fantasy struggles, as New England is calling a run-heavy offense for the first time since 2013 and only the second time over the past decade.

Meanwhile, Minnesota hasn't allowed a top-15 fantasy week since Week 5, with opposing quarterbacks averaging a 22.7 finish during the span. ...

This week's Staff Cheatsheet backs Clay's contention with Brady ranked well outside the top-12. ...

Also worth noting. ... Tight end Dwayne Allen (knee) missed practice on Wednesday. Safety Nate Ebner (knee) was limited, and receiver Julian Edelman (foot) fully participated.

Rob Gronkowski and Sony Michel are both off the injury report this week.

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