WR Julian Edelman - New England Patriots
|6-0, 198||Born: 5-22-1986||College: Kent State||Drafted: Round 7|
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 13 vs LA (12 / 8 / 101 / 0 rec)
Operating as the go-to with Gronk out for the season, Edelman was Brady's preferred target, catching balls short and long. His highlight play was a jumping deep gain for 32 yards. It was more of the same for Edelman in terms of routes and formations, and he will be a high volume target funnel going forward.
2016 Week 12 vs NYJ (11 / 8 / 83 / 0 rec)
Edelman is finding his groove again, as he has finally strung together multiple games with a high catch count. With Gronk exiting with an injury, Edelman took over as the top passing game option, often moving the chains and coming up with key catches to extend drives. Edelman's two biggest plays of the game came on the Patriots' game winning drive, as both were first down conversions, including a 24 yard catch and run. Depending on Gronk's injury, Edelman may be called upon for similar workloads going forward.
2016 Week 11 vs SF (17 / 8 / 77 / 1 rec, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)
Edelman dominated the New England targets in a rain-soaked game against San Francisco in Week 11. Edelman exceled after the catch, breaking tackles on two second half receptions for additional yardage. Tom Brady's pinpoint accuracy fueled Edelman's third down touchdown reception on the goal line for an opening drive score. Edelman's lone deep opportunity came as Edelman broke open down the sideline and one of Brady's few inaccurate deliveries took place. Edelman's 17 targets were by far a season high (previously 10) and he found the end zone for just the second time all season. Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan both missed the game and with Dion Lewis returning to the lineup, expect Edelman's target ceiling to regress back to earth in future weeks.
2016 Week 10 vs SEA (9 / 7 / 99 / 0 rec)
Though he didn't score, Edelman had a fairly productive day outside of one backbreaking error. Edelman fumbled after a reception to give the Seahawks the ball on a play where he likely shouldn't have been fighting for extra yards. In fact, from the time he made contact with a defender to the time the ball was stripped, he didn't gain any extra yardage. The Seahawks went on to score on the next few plays. Edelman seems to be finding his groove with Brady, but will need to ensure sometimes he just goes to the ground instead of fighting for yards he doesn't have.
2016 Week 8 vs BUF (8 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Though the ball was once again spread around, Edelman finally got his first touchdown of the season. Tom Brady threw a short pass to Edelman, who created yards after catch and dove into the end zone for a narrow score. It was a great effort play, something Edelman is known for. Edelman also had a 45 yard pass play taken away after a holding call on the offensive line. It's clear Edelman won't have huge games like he did last year with the Patriots in balance.
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 NewsPatriots | Julian Edelman cracks century mark (Sun Dec 4, 07:15 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) pulled down eight receptions for 101 yards in the Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was targeted a game-high 12 times. link to story Patriots | Julian Edelman to play Sunday (Sun Dec 4, 10:15 AM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) will play in Week 13's game against the Los Angeles Rams. link to story Patriots | Julian Edelman questionable again (Fri Dec 2, 05:30 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) has been limited in practice each of the last two days after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 30, but he is fully expected to play against the Los Angeles Rams despite being listed as questionable on the Week 13 injury report. link to story Patriots | Julian Edelman limited Thursday (Thu Dec 1, 08:16 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was a limited participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 1. Patriots | Julian Edelman expected to be fine (Thu Dec 1, 12:57 AM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was listed as having missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, due to a foot injury. However, a source said there is nothing to worry about. Our View: Fantasy owners shouldn't be worried here. In fact, consider Edelman a low-end WR1 against the Rams in Week 13.
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