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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.

Summary

Edelman signed a new four-year deal after notching his first 1,000 yard season--an astounding 821 yard increase over his 2012 totals. While Edelman has had some injury issues, he was healthy for the entirety of 2013 and we expect the same this year. However, whereas Edelman was almost the last man standing last season, he has more healthy--and more experienced-- receivers around him now. As the team moves towards more three-wide sets (per ESPN Boston), Edelman will see some of his targets fall. We don't expect the 105 catch season of 2013 to replicate itself. That will limit his impact a little, though we still see him as productive enough to warrant consideration as a WR3. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 34, 26, 29, 30, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 35, 36, 38, 38, 39, 42, 45, 46, 46, 53
WR Redraft PPR - 29, 19, 19, 22, 22, 24, 24, 27, 27, 28, 30, 30, 31, 31, 34, 34, 36, 38, 42, 45, 46, 53
Overall Redraft PPR - 73, 44, 47, 52, 55, 56, 59
WR Dynasty - 49, 39, 41, 45, 47, 64, 66

Stats and Projections

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2011 NE 13 4 8 0 13 4 34 0
2012 NE 9 4 45 0 32 21 235 3
2013 NE 16 2 11 0 151 105 1056 6
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 2 * * 78 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 2 * * 78 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 90 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 1 * * 85 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 70
WR: 26
Overall-PPR: 62
WR-PPR: 25

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Footballguys Articles

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Latest News

Patriots | Julian Edelman hopes to be returner (Sun Jul 27, 09:24 PM) - New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he would like to be a punt returner for the team this upcoming season in addition to having a role on offense. 'That's a part of the game [punt return] that gave me an opportunity to make this team,' Edelman said. 'I love returning punts. I want to do that and if they ask me to do that, I'm going to do it.'

Our View: Using Edelman as a part-time return man would make sense. However, there's no need to risk an injury by having him out there as a full-time special teams player.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Miami Dolphins
2@ Minnesota Vikings
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