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WR Julian Edelman - New England Patriots

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 24): If this (9-60) is what it looks like when Edelman is featured in the passing game, he is truly just a low ceiling WR3/Flex after putting up WR1 numbers before going down last year.

Week 8: at Buffalo Bills

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs BUF 50 1 1 0 4 1 16 0 0 0.7
5 at CLE 59 0 0 0 10 5 35 0 0 3.5
6 vs CIN 58 1 8 0 7 4 30 0 0 3.8
7 at PIT 51 0 0 0 10 9 60 0 1 5
8 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 7 vs PIT (10 / 9 / 60 / 0 rec)

Edelman had an up and down day at the office, running free on several short routes but committing a couple of severe errors. His first error was a fumble on a punt return that probably wouldn't have happened had he held the ball as he normally does. He also dropped a huge 3rd down pass from Tom Brady with green in front of him on a short cross. As has been the case this season, most of his catches were near the line of scrimmage, but none of them went for a touchdown or were converted for a long gain, something we have seen in years past.

2016 Week 6 vs CIN (7 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

With James White and Gronk dominating targets for the most part, Edelman once again had a quiet game. Tom Brady narrowly missed him on an end zone route, but other than that, Edelman did not have any notable plays to speak of. He should have bigger days with more volume going forward, but it's clear he won't be the double digit target machine he has been at times given the wealth of weapons the Patriots have.

2016 Week 5 vs CLE (10 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

With Tom Brady spreading the ball around liberally, Edelman didn't have a huge day. In fact, his best play was probably taking out 3 defenders at once with a cut block on James White's long screen. He did have a drop with space in front of him, but other than that, his catches were short ones that occasionally moved the chains.

2016 Week 4 vs BUF (4 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

With the offense sputtering, Julian Edelman only caught one of a handful of targets. He also had 1 designed run out of the Wildcat formation, and handed off the ball once in the same formation. Perhaps the biggest missed opportunity was a 90 yard touchdown called back by an offensive penalty. Edelman will immediately regain his former status with Tom Brady coming back in Week 5.

2016 Week 3 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)

Amidst speculation the Patriots could run some Wildcat packages with Edelman, they did nothing of the sort. Instead, Edelman was involved, but didn't get big production, as his number was called on a few sweeps and short passes. He didn't have any huge gains, though he did drop a diving touchdown grab in the end zone. Unless the Patriots go down big next week, he may again have a smaller ceiling with Brissett at the controls.

2016 Week 2 vs MIA (10 / 7 / 76 / 0 rec)

Edelman was involved early, catching his usual complement of short and some intermediate passes. He was showing good rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo prior to Jimmy G's injury, but with Jacoby Brissett likely playing, his production is a question mark in the short term.

2016 Week 1 vs ARI (7 / 7 / 66 / 0 rec, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)

Edelman had a hot start to the game, as he caught 5 passes in the first half and several on the first couple drives. Nothing he did was different from last season, as he caught passes and generally ran into defenders with reckless abandon. He didn't have any huge plays or huge errors, but did play the most snaps of any Patriots wide receiver.


Latest News

Patriots | Julian Edelman active for Week 7 (Sun Oct 23, 03:22 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.

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Patriots | Questionable tag for Julian Edelman (Fri Oct 21, 05:10 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Our View: Edelman has been marginalized to a secondary option in the Patriots passing game, which is now oriented around their all-world tight end combination. He's a high ceiling WR3/Flex against the Steelers this weekend.
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Patriots | Julian Edelman limited (Wed Oct 19, 05:47 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Our View: The Patriots should have no problem with the Steelers on Sunday. Edelman is a WR3/flex play because of this injury.
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Patriots | Julian Edelman limited to 30 yards (Mon Oct 17, 01:23 AM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) posted four receptions for 30 yards on seven targets in the Week 6 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Patriots | Julian Edelman will play Sunday (Sun Oct 16, 10:13 AM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) will be active for Week 6's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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