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Drake Maye

QB · New England Patriots

Height 6'4" Weight 223
DOB 2002-08-30 Age 21.8
College North Carolina

2024 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 205 · QB # 28 (Tier 5) · ADP (12-team PPR): 20.05, 233rd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 4
26Deshaun Watson, CLE1028.813.0516.0
Tier 5
27Bryce Young, CAR1122.917.0511.9
28Drake Maye, NE1421.820.05
29Bo Nix, DEN1424.319.11
30Daniel Jones, NYG1127.118.0512.0
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2023 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Patriots' rookies report to training camp this week: Why TE Jaheim Bell is one to watch

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    Pats rookies will start camp on Friday, officially opening the 2024 campaign for Drake Maye, Ja'Lynn Polk and more.

    Jul 14 · ESPN New England Patriots Jaheim Bell Drake Maye Ja'Lynn Polk
  • Patriots QB Drake Maye To Enter Camp As Backup?

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    Since selecting North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye with the No. 3 overall pick of this year's draft, the Patriots have made it clear that they will take their time before giving Maye the keys to the offense. Part of that decision is due to the acquisition of veteran backup Jacoby Brissett, who, in an eight-year [...]

    Jul 6 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Drake Maye Jacoby Brissett
  • 'I sound like I know what I'm doing': Where has Patriots QB Drake Maye made strides this spring?

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    Minicamp ended on a high note, Tom Brady is now a Patriots Hall of Famer and eight other notes from this past week.

    Jun 17 · ESPN New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Drake Maye Elevating The Offense

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    New England Patriots rookie first-round quarterback Drake Maye continues to make strides at mandatory minicamp this week. Maye nearly matched veteran Jacoby Brissett in repetitions for the second consecutive open practice on Monday, and there's more juice to the offensive operation when Maye is at the controls. His arm talent and athleticism allow him to, in flashes, elevate players around him. It's exactly what the Patriots want to hear of the No. 3 overall pick, who has the playmaker gene, but they understandably don't seem to be in a rush to start Maye as their QB1 to open the regular season, especially with the remaining pieces of the offense being a work in progress in a new offensive scheme. Maye's early impressiveness will make him an even more popular draft pick in dynasty/keeper leagues, but he's probably not going to be much of a redraft target.

    Jun 13 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • No Timetable For Patriots QB Drake Maye To Enter Starting Lineup

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    The Patriots are hoping they found their QB of the future in third-overall pick Drake Maye. However, after signing veteran Jacoby Brissett as a seat-warmer, the organization isn't in any rush to throw their rookie quarterback into the fire. While speaking with reporters, offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said there's no specific timetable to elevate [...]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Drake Maye Jacoby Brissett
  • Drake Maye Receives Praise From Offensive Coordinator

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    New England Patriots rookie quarterback Drake Maye, the third overall pick of this year's NFL draft, has been impressing offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt this offseason. "He's been impressive," Van Pelt said. Maye took snaps as the top backup in Tuesday's organized team activities after previously working as the No. 3 option. While Van Pelt has praised Maye early on, he's also preaching patience with the rookie. Maye has quickly adapted the footwork chances the coaches have taught him, allowing him to play more in rhythm. Van Pelt reiterated that veteran Jacoby Brissett remains the starter and has had an "exceptional spring" by showing "great command of the offense." The Pats are hoping Maye is the starter of the future, but all indications are that he'll begin the year holding a clipboard for Brissett on the sideline. "There is no timetable" for Maye to be the starter, Van Pelt said.

    Jun 5 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Patriots, QB Drake Maye Agree To Terms

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    As expected, three quarterbacks came off the board to begin the 2024 draft. Neither Caleb Williams nor Jayden Daniels have inked their rookie contracts, but that is now the case for Drake Maye. New England came to terms with the latter on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Maye will now be under contract for the next four years, [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Patriots Sign Drake Maye To Rookie Deal

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    The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with quarterback Drake Maye on his rookie deal on Tuesday, according to a source. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft is now under contract and ready to compete with veteran signal-caller Jacoby Brissett in training camp and the preseason for the starting job under center in New England. The 21-year-old former Tar Heel has plenty of high-end, long-term upside in fantasy at the QB position, but he wasn't quite seen as NFL-ready as much as Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels, who went one and two, respectively, in the draft to the Bears and Commanders. Maye had only 26 starts in college and could benefit from sitting and learning for a year, and he doesn't turn 22 until August. Especially given the lack of standout weapons on the Patriots offense, Maye is much more of a dynasty asset than a redraft one in 2024 fantasy circles.

    May 28 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Start of something new? Patriots' Drake Maye bonding with his two rookie receivers

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    Maye's relationship with Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker was one key takeaway during organized team activities.

    May 26 · ESPN New England Patriots Drake Maye Javon Baker Ja'Lynn Polk
  • Antonio Gibson Flashing Speed, Receiving Skills At OTAs

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    New England Patriots running back Antonio Gibson signed a three-year contract to join the organization this offseason, and early reviews from Patriots beat writer Brian Hines are encouraging. "Antonio Gibson's speed was evident in the no-contact setting, as well as his wide receiver background," Hines wrote for PatsPulpit.com. "Gibson should have a role for himself in this offense." It's the first day of organized team activities, and fantasy managers shouldn't be too high on the former Washington Commander yet, but he has a path to fantasy relevance as a pass-catcher behind or alongside Rhamondre Stevenson. The 25-year-old played wideout in his college career at Memphis and posted 172 receptions for 1,283 yards and seven receiving touchdowns through his first 61 NFL games. He's a solid late-round flyer in PPR leagues, as veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett or rookie Drake Maye could utilize him as a checkdown option often given the lack of high-end pass-catchers on the New England roster. Gibson's 13 fumbles since entering the league rank third-most since 2020, but if he can clean that part of his game up, he should be worthwhile on fantasy rosters.

    May 20 · Source via New England Patriots Antonio Gibson Jacoby Brissett Drake Maye Rhamondre Stevenson
  • Cole Strange "Month-To-Month" With Knee Injury

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    New England Patriots guard Cole Strange (knee) is considered "month-to-month" with a knee injury, according to head coach Jerod Mayo. The 2022 first-round pick out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga injured his left knee in the Week 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. Strange has made 27 starts in his first two seasons with the organization, and his recovery from the injury will be key as the team breaks in rookie quarterback Drake Maye. With the season set to kick off in roughly 15 weeks, there will be further updates on his status as Week 1 approaches.

    May 20 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Jerod Mayo faces big decision this offseason: When will QB Drake Maye start for Patriots?

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    Now that the schedule is out, the questions begin. Will we see the rookie QB in prime time in Week 3?

    May 20 · ESPN New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • David Andrews Agrees To Contract Extension With Patriots

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    The New England Patriots signed center David Andrews to a contract extension through the 2025 season, according to NFL insider Field Yates. The new deal gives Andrews a base salary of $12 million over the next two seasons with a maximum value of $13 million. He also gets $8 million guaranteed. Despite the organization's regression following the departure of Tom Brady, Andrews has remained one of the better centers in the league. He was named to the New England Patriots All-2010s Team and has been given a 71.2 or better PFF grade in each of the last three seasons. Protecting rookie quarterback Drake Maye will be a key priority for New England moving forward, so locking up Andrews is a good step in doing so.

    May 16 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Pats QB Maye 'has a lot to work on,' says coach

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    First-year head coach Jerod Mayo says Patriots quarterback Drake Maye "has a lot to work on" following Saturday's practice at rookie minicamp.

    May 13 · ESPN New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • 'Too much talent' to pass up: Why the Patriots drafted QB Joe Milton III in the sixth round

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    Even after drafting Drake Maye at No. 3, the Pats took another QB. Here's why, plus notes out of New England.

    May 13 · ESPN New England Patriots Joe Milton Drake Maye
  • Drake Maye "Has A Lot To Work On"

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    New England Patriots first-year head coach Jerod Mayo said that rookie quarterback Drake May, who was taken third overall in last month's NFL draft, "has a lot to work on." Saturday's practice featured a heavy emphasis on footwork fundamentals, with Maye spending the first few periods of practice taking snaps directly under center instead of the shotgun, which he mostly used the last two years at North Carolina. "The guy can sling it, man," said wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk, the second-round pick from the University of Washington. "He's very confident. He's a leader, very vocal; he's setting the tone in practice, trying to get guys moving around and operating at a high level." Maye is expected to compete with veteran Jacoby Brissett for starting duties in 2024. The Patriots aren't going to rush Maye's development, so he's more of a dynasty/keeper asset in fantasy this year than a redraft one.

    May 12 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Drake Maye, Jacoby Brissett To Compete For Patriots' QB1 Job

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    Even before the Patriots pulled the trigger on Drake Maye with the third-overall pick, it was assumed that free agent acquisition Jacoby Brissett would keep the seat warm for most (if not all) of the 2024 campaign. However, it sounds like the organization is willing to give their rookie quarterback every chance to compete for [...]

    May 5 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Jacoby Brissett Drake Maye
  • Brissett eager to battle Maye for Pats' QB1 job

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    Veteran QB Jacoby Brissett, who signed a one-year contract with the Patriots in March worth a base value of $8 million, said Wednesday that he looks forward to competing with No. 3 pick Drake Maye for the team's starting job.

    May 2 · ESPN New England Patriots Jacoby Brissett Drake Maye
  • Patriots' draft: Drake Maye's leadership, intel on Ja'Lynn Polk and Caedan Wallace

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    The NFL draft is over and the Patriots selected eight players including QB Drake Maye.

    Apr 28 · ESPN NFL Draft New England Patriots Drake Maye Ja'Lynn Polk
  • Patriots Select QB Joe Milton At No. 193

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    New England already added at the quarterback spot at the top of the first round, but the team has doubled down at the position. The Patriots have selected Tennessee QB Joe Milton with the 193rd pick. Drake Maye - selected with the third overall pick on Thursday night - is in place as New England's signal-caller [...]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft New England Patriots Joe Milton Drake Maye
  • Patriots Add Another Wideout In Javon Baker

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    The New England Patriots continue to try and beef up their receiving corps for new franchise quarterback Drake Maye, taking Central Florida wide receiver Javon Baker with the 110th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL draft on Saturday. The Pats also added wideout Ja'Lynn Polk with the 34th overall pick early in the second round on Friday. Before starring at Central Florida, the 22-year-old spent two years trying to make a name for himself at Alabama before eventually transferring. He showed his big-play abilities when he finally got playing time at Central Florida, catching 108 passes for 1,936 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last two seasons. Baker will have to overcome his mediocre speed at the NFL level and will merely be a receiver project for a team looking for players to step up at the position.

    Apr 27 · Source via NFL Draft New England Patriots Javon Baker Drake Maye Ja'Lynn Polk
  • Giants Sent Patriots Offer For No. 3, Aimed To Land Drake Maye

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    The pre-draft reporting that pointed to Drake Maye pulling ahead of J.J. McCarthy for the Giants turned out to be accurate. Despite McCarthy being on the board at No. 6, New York passed and went with Malik Nabers. As the LSU-developed wideout becomes (by far) the highest-ceiling receiver paired with Daniel Jones, it looks like [...]

    Apr 26 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft New York Giants New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Drake Maye To Compete With Jacoby Brissett

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    Rookie quarterback Drake Maye, who was taken third overall in this year's NFL draft by the New England Patriots on Thursday night, will initially compete with veteran Jacoby Brissett for the starting job in 2024. The Patriots also have former fourth-rounder Bailey Zappe and Nathan Rourke on their QB depth chart. "To go back to Bill [Belichick's philosophy], I don't think many rookies are ready to just jump in and play," first-year head coach Jerod Mayo said. "At the end of the day, our philosophy is the best players will play. We will compete and the best player will start." The 21-year-old started 26 games over the last two years for the Tar Heels and threw for 8,018 yards, 63 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Maye was more productive in 2022 and has plenty to work on. Meanwhile, he has a pretty weak supporting cast in the receiver room, so fantasy managers taking the leap on him in dynasty/keeper leagues will want to be patient.

    Apr 26 · Source via NFL Draft New England Patriots Jacoby Brissett Drake Maye
  • Patriots Go With Drake Maye Third Overall

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    The New England Patriots selected North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye with the third overall pick of the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night. The Patriots will open the Jerod Mayo era with a new franchise QB in Maye after the team traded former first-rounder Mac Jones to the Jaguars this offseason. The 21-year-old has prototypical size at 6-foot-4, 223 pounds, plenty of arm strength and the intangibles that coaches like. However, he's much more of a project than Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels, and may need to sit for a year behind Jacoby Brisset and Bailey Zappe before New England is comfortable naming him the unquestioned starter under center. Long-term, though, Maye has the talent to be a great QB in the NFL. The problem in New England, though, is that they're lacking in offensive weapons around him right now.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Patriots Expected To Stay At No. 3 And Take Drake Maye

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    Per a league source, the current expectation is that the New England Patriots will sit tight at No. 3 overall in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night and take North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye. The New York Giants (No. 6) and Minnesota Vikings (No. 11) had been linked to a potential trade up to No. 3, but the Patriots unsurprisingly have been asking for a lot in return. If the Patriots do stay in the third spot, their next challenge will be getting Maye ready after he showed plenty of inconsistencies and shaky mechanics in his final year with the Tar Heels. In an ideal world for the Pats, Maye would sit and learn behind veteran Jacoby Brissett and Bailey Zappe in 2024 and then be ready to go as the team's starter under center in 2025. The Patriots traded former first-rounder Mac Jones to the Jaguars this offseason.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Vikings Tense As They Look To Trade Up For Drake Maye

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    ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports that the Minnesota Vikings are very tense with the first round of the 2024 NFL draft just hours away from starting on Thursday night as they look to trade up to No. 3 with the New England Patriots in an effort to take a quarterback of the future. The Vikings currently sit at the No. 11 pick and were unable to re-sign quarterback Kirk Cousins in the offseason. The player that has fascinated them throughout the pre-draft process has been North Carolina QB Drake Maye, but there is serious competition for the No. 3 pick, including the Patriots themselves. If Minnesota can't get Maye at No. 3, they'd likely need to jump the Giants at No. 6 in order to get Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy. If they whiff on Maye and McCarthy, Washington's Michael Penix Jr. could be the fallback option for the Vikes.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Minnesota Vikings Drake Maye
  • Giants Trying To Trade Up For Drake Maye

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    The New York Giants have been trying to trade up to No. 3 overall with the New England Patriots in the first round of Thursday night's NFL draft, with the belief being that they want to select North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, according to multiple league sources. The prevailing thought is that it's a long shot to happen, though, but the Patriots are listening to all calls. The Giants and Vikings appear to be the most aggressive teams that are trying to trade into the top five in order to take a QB of the future in this year's draft. The Patriots have been open to trading down, but so far they've reportedly not received any serious enough offers, and they are also looking for a QB of their own after trading away Mac Jones this offseason. Most pundits are expecting New England to stand pat and take Maye if LSU's Jayden Daniels goes to the Commanders at No. 2.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Drake Maye
  • Patriots Want To Draft A Quarterback In The First Round

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    New England Patriots ownership seems to have a strong preference to come out of the first round of this year's NFL draft with a quarterback, so moving back to, say, No. 11 with the Minnesota Vikings or No. 13 with the Las Vegas Raiders might be too far of a drop for the team to still ensure their ability to do that. But if they move back only three spots to No. 6 in a trade with the New York Giants, they could still be in position to pick a QB in the first round and add multiple extra premium picks. The Patriots gathered information on Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. in the pre-draft process in case they decide to trade down. The Pats appear to be high on him, but ESPN's Dan Graziano doesn't think he'll be in consideration if they stay at No. 3. Most pundits believe New England will take North Carolina's Drake Maye if they stick in the third spot.

    Apr 24 · Source via NFL Draft New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Drake Maye Pegged To Go To Patriots At No. 3

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    The Athletic's Jeff Howe thinks No. 3 to the New England Patriots in Thursday night's NFL draft feels like the spot for North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, although a couple executives made a case for Michigan's J.J. McCarthy. Maye has prototypical size, arm strength and athletic ability, but there's genuine concern about his inconsistencies in 2023, and his tape shed light on some erratic throws and tendencies. He has a reputation as a high-character person with great leadership abilities. Maye would be the more traditional pick at No. 3 to the Pats, with McCarthy being viewed as more of a surprise. If Maye is still available at No. 3, one executive thinks the Minnesota Vikings "would move heaven and Earth" to try and move up to draft him. If Maye lands in New England, he could sit and learn behind veteran Jacoby Brissett in 2024.

    Apr 24 · Source via NFL Draft New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Giants To Pass On QB If Drake Maye Is Gone?

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    The New York Giants are in an interesting predicament at the quarterback spot. The organization signed Daniel Jones (knee) to a four-year, $160 million deal last offseason, but he didn't play well in 2023, and he is coming off a torn ACL. There has been plenty of buzz surrounding New York selecting a quarterback in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, but Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports that they could pass on a quarterback if North Carolina's Drake Maye isn't available at pick No. 6. "Most teams believe if Maye is off the board, the Giants' most likely scenario is to go wide receiver to land a player who can help an offense that was last in the league in yards after the catch in 2023," Russini wrote. If the reports are true, look for New York to target LSU's Malik Nabers in that draft slot. That said, Washington's Rome Odunze is likely in consideration as well.

    Apr 24 · Source via NFL Draft New York Giants Daniel Jones Drake Maye Malik Nabers Rome Odunze
  • Vikings High On Drake Maye; Latest On Giants' Interest

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    With the Bears all but certain to start the draft with Caleb Williams and the Commanders pointing toward taking Jayden Daniels at No. 2, the Patriots have the inside track to Drake Maye. If the Pats felt comfortable enough with the two-year North Carolina starter, trade buzz would be moot. Three days away from the [...]

    Apr 22 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Minnesota Vikings New York Giants Drake Maye
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