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WR Julian Edelman - New England Patriots

6-0, 198Born: 5-22-1986College: Kent StateDrafted: Round 7

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Edelman stands a good chance in 2014 of again seeing most of the punt returns for New England. While the points cannot hurt in a league that gives fantasy points for return yards, punt returns yield fewer yards than do kickoffs making it a slight increase at best.

Week 3: vs Oakland Raiders

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at MIA 2 21 0 8 6 95 0 0
2 at MIN 1 9 0 7 6 81 1 0
3 vs OAK PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs MIA (8 / 6 / 95 / 0 rec, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)

As we saw many times in 2013, Julian Edelman was a bright spot in a fairly dismal day for the Patriots passing offense. All of his catches came in the first half, where he routinely beat coverage, most notably on a long 44 yard gainer that came off play action. Edelman was also involved in two trick plays where he ran the ball on jet sweep plays, and broke one of them off for 17 yards. Edelman looks to be picking up where he left off his solid 2013. The question is whether the rest of the Patriots passing attack will catch up.

2014 Week 2 vs MIN (7 / 6 / 81 / 1 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Surprise surprise - Julian Edelman was the Patriots' top dog in the passing attack. At this point, it almost feels repetitive, but Edelman did all the little things - dove for catches, returned punts, showed his usual grittiness, and ran great routes. Edelman's touchdown score was an audible that allowed him 1 on 1 coverage. Edelman simply beat Xavier Rhodes on a corner route in the endzone and make it look easy. Edelman also caught a 44 yard deep toss, and almost had another huge gain that was barely overthrown by Tom Brady. It's clear that Edelman is the target Brady trusts more than any other, and this isn't likely to change as long as he stays healthy.

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Staff Dynasty Rankings

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Footballguys Articles

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How to Project Receiving Yards In 2014
  Chase Stuart - May 14
Gut Check No.316: Week 2 - Sifting Through The Wreckage
  Matt Waldman - September 16
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  Matt Waldman - August 13
Week 2 Wide Receiver Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - September 11
Returner Recap and Latest News: Week 2
  Greg Russell - September 10
Forensics Report: Week 2
  Kyle Wachtel - September 10
Roundtable #1
  FBG Staff - September 4

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Schedule

3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Kansas City Chiefs
5vs Cincinnati Bengals
6@ Buffalo Bills
7vs New York Jets
8vs Chicago Bears
9vs Denver Broncos
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Indianapolis Colts
12vs Detroit Lions
13@ Green Bay Packers
14@ San Diego Chargers
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ New York Jets
17vs Buffalo Bills