Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

WR Julian Edelman - New England Patriots

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Geoff Burke, US Presswire

Edelman is facing a suspension for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the league performance-enhancing drug policy

Summary

Edelman is coming off a massive knee injury which robbed him of the 2017 NFL season. At 32 there is some concern about him rebounding from an ACL tear, and the Patriots will take it easy on him this summer. Prior to 2017, Edelman led the team in targets for four years and while we may not see him much this summer, we expect him to be one of the most targeted players here again this season and next to Rob Gronkowski, there is nobody who is more relied upon in big moments than Edelman. Expect WR3 numbers from him in his 2018 return to action. (June 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 38, 26, 29, 34, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 43, 43, 47, 51, 62
WR Redraft PPR - 35, 27, 28, 29, 31, 31, 31, 32, 37, 37, 37, 40, 40, 41, 45, 49
WR Dynasty - 52, 28, 33, 47, 49, 51, 54, 60, 61, 73, 84

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2015 NE 9 3 23 0 88 61 692 7 1
2016 NE 16 12 57 0 159 98 1106 3 2
2018 PROJ-Dodds 11.1 3.0 * * 53.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 11.0 0.0 * * 53.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 12.0 0.0 * * 65.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 12.0 1.0 * * 55.5 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 75
WR: 29
Overall-PPR: 65
WR-PPR: 27

New England Patriots Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Dynasty Trade Value Chart: April
  Dan Hindery - April 1
The Week in NFL News - 4/5
  Sigmund Bloom - April 5
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: July - Footballguys
  Dan Hindery - July 2
Sammy Watkins' Career Year - Footballguys
  Matt Waldman - June 29
Injury Rounds: Post Mini-Camp Updates - Footballguys
  Jene Bramel - June 26
Overvalued Players: Wide Receivers - Footballguys
  FBG Staff - June 21
Deep Sleepers: Wide Receivers - Footballguys
  FBG Staff - June 21
Should You Draft Suspended Players? - Footballguys.com
  Sigmund Bloom - June 18
Dynasty News Offseason 1 - Footballguys
  Jeff Tefertiller - June 10
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: June - Footballguys
  Dan Hindery - June 1

Articles from around the web

Fantasy football breakout players for 2018
  Cory Bonini - July 17
Top-250 Fantasy Football Rankings
  Mike Tagliere - July 16
How PPR Should Change the Way You Draft
  Mike Tagliere - July 6
Patriots Fantasy Preview
  Evan Silva - July 5
Available Target Analysis: AFC
  Jody Smith - June 29
2018 Fantasy Football - 15 Sleepers
  Chet Gresham - June 20
2018 Fantasy Football - 10 Busts
  Chet Gresham - June 20
Preseason Preview: Receivers
  David Dorey - June 18
9 Undervalued Players in Fantasy Football Based on Expected Win Totals
  Jim Sannes - June 12
Panthers Fantasy Preview
  Evan Silva - June 11

Latest News

Patriots | Julian Edelman's suspension upheld (Tue Jul 3, 07:20 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's appeal to his four-game suspension was denied Tuesday, July 3. He will officially serve the suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Our View: Whatever Edelman tested positive for was reportedly a substance that wasn't immediate recognizable, but that and whatever else Edelman's team presented in his defense didn't get the suspension reduced. He'll miss games against Houston, Jacksonville, Detroit, and Miami. Chris Hogan could get more targets, but also more attention from defenses. Jordan Matthews has a shot to get his time in New England off on the right foot as the slot receiver in place of Edelman, but there will be a stiff competition for roster spots at wide receiver even with Edelman giving up an extra one for four weeks.
link to story   

2018 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Detroit Lions
4vs Miami Dolphins
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6vs Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Chicago Bears
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New York Jets
13vs Minnesota Vikings
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs New York Jets