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11 Julian Edelman WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 5/22/1986 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA, USA | Team: New England | College: Kent State | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 100/65 | Average Draft Position: 66.55
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Questionables dominate injury report issued by Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:22 pm ET) Eleven Patriots are on their injury report for their Sunday game against Green Bay, but none have been deemed any worse than questionable.

Eight have been given that designation, including running back Shane Vereen (ankle). The others are long snapper Danny Aiken (concussion), offensive linemen Dan Connolly (ankle) and Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger), defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Dominique Easley (knee), wideout Brandon LaFell (shoulder) and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

The probables are headlined by quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh). The other is offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (hip).


Julian Edelman back to being PPR stud


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/23/2014) Maybe for some PPR owners, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman never lost must-start status, but with his role limiting his scoring potential and capping his yardage from week to week, he needs to have bunches of catches to keep that distinction. And for a while there, he wasn't getting them.

To be more specific, during a five-game stretch spanning Weeks 4-8, he averaged 4.6 catches for 41.4 yards. And considering he had a nine-catch, 91-yard performance mixed in there, you can imagine how yucky the other four were.

But in three games since, he has averaged 8.3 catches for 76.0 yards, looking more like the player we saw the first three weeks of the season. His performance Week 12 against Detroit was especially encouraging. He was targeted 15 times, catching 11 passes for 89 yards.

Now, if you play in a standard Fantasy league, the occasional 80-yard game isn't going to do much for you, but if you play in a PPR league, a consistent 5-10 catches, which Edelman has gotten back to delivering recently, is a pretty big deal. Time to get him active again.


Patriots WR Julian Edelman racks up 89 yards in Week 12 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman turned in another impressive performance, falling 11 yards shy of the century mark in his team's 34-9 victory over Detroit in Week 12.

Edelman came down with four receptions for 10-plus yards, including a 16-yard grab in the second quarter. He came down with 11 of the 15 passes thrown his way for 89 yards. He has 695 yards with two touchdowns on the season.

He'll look to keep rolling Week 13 against Green Bay.


Brady, Edelman, Gray among notable Patriots actives Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) As expected, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh) and running back Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as active for Week 12. All three players entered Sunday as probable. Gray is the only player of the three that isn't expected to start.

Brady, Edelman, Gray among notable Patriots probables Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday.

Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.


Pats WR Julian Edelman banged up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was limited with a thigh injury in Wednesday's practice after getting banged up against the Colts, reports the Boston Herald. New England hosts the Lions on Sunday.

Brandon LaFell leads Patriots WR corps in Week 11


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell led his position group with 62 yards on three catches in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

The Patriots ran roughshod over the Colts, and when Tom Brady hooked up with his teammates on passing touchdowns, they went to the tight ends. LaFell did his damage on just four targets. Julian Edelman led all Patriots players with five catches and eight targets but managed just 50 yards in the game. Danny Amendola kicked in 13 yards while catching both of his targets.

The Patriots are set to face the Lions at home in Week 12.


Patriots WR Julian Edelman finds the end zone Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Patriots wideout Julian Edelman managed to find the end zone Week 9 against the Broncos.

Edelman didn't even need Tom Brady in order to have a big game. At the beginning of the second quarter, Edelman managed to run back a punt 84 yards for a score. It was the fourth punt return touchdown of his career. With Brady, though, Edelman also turned in a strong game. He caught nine passes for 89 yards and a score. Edelman and Brady hooked up on a 5 yard strike in the second quarter. 

Edelman is on a bye Week 10.


Julian Edelman bounces back with touchdown


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) After a few disappointing efforts, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman put up a vintage performance in Week 9's 43-21 win over the Broncos.

Edelman, who had gone six straight weeks with a touchdown, found the end zone for the second time all season Sunday, on a 5-yard pass from Tom Brady, and then scored on an 84-yard punt return touchdown shortly after. He hauled in nine of 10 passes thrown his way for 89 yards overall, his best performance since Week 6.

Edelman is just short of the pace needed for his second 1,000-yard season in a row, but has largely been a disappointment this season, with just four double-digit Fantasy efforts in nine games. He will try to build on his Week 9 outing when the team returns from its bye in Week 11 against the Colts. 


Brandon LaFell not the only Patriots WR to consider


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) It's time to give Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell a shot in Fantasy -- as in not just owning him, but starting him. If his 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown Week 8 against the Bears weren't enough to convince you, his matchup Week 9 against Denver should be.

It's not that the Broncos are so bad against the pass. They rank in the middle of the pack, allowing 242.9 yards per game. It's just that the Patriots' only hope against them is to beat Peyton Manning at his own game. Their passing attack -- at least the version they've shown in the last four weeks -- is good enough to beat anybody when they're motivated to use it.

LaFell appears to have leapfrogged Julian Edelman in the pecking order, but frankly, Edelman might not be such a bad play either. Tom Brady is going to need every weapon at his disposal to outscore Manning and company. Edelman is more of a desperation play than LaFell, I think, advisable only if you're short on startable wide receivers, but Dave Richard likes him enough with this matchup to rank him 24th at the position.


Brandon LaFell pushing Julian Edelman out?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) Tom Brady had a new favorite target Week 8 against Chicago, and I don't mean tight end Rob Gronkowski. He may have led the Patriots with 149 yards and three touchdowns, but wide receiver Brandon LaFell actually had more targets and catches, finishing with 11 of both for 124 yards and a touchdown of his own.

So where was Julian Edelman in all of this? He was suddenly an afterthought in the passing game, making just one grab for 14 yards. The poor production has been going on for a while now, but he also had just four targets in this one, nearly half his previous low of seven.

We may have witnessed a changing of the guard here. Though LaFell consistently trailed Edelman in targets the previous four weeks, he averaged 72.8 yards during that stretch to Edelman's 48.3. True, because of his role, Edelman will never average many yards per catch, but now that Brady has some trust in LaFell, he may not have much incentive to target Edelman, who has also struggled with drops recently. His comparatively small gains are even harder to justify when they're not cinch completions.

With this performance, I'd consider LaFell a must-add. He has a growing role in an explosive offense. And though it would have seemed like blasphemy just a few weeks ago, I don't know that Edelman is beyond dropping in standard (as in non-PPR) leagues.


Patriots backup pass catchers do little Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Patriots backup pass catchers did little Week 8 against the Bears.

Tight end Timothy Wright actually turned in a strong performance, hauling in seven receptions for 61 yards and a score. He caught all seven of his targets. Julian Edelman only hauled in one pass, gaining 14 yards. Danny Amendola was able to catch two balls, but only gained 5 yards.

The three will look for more Week 9 against the Broncos. 


Patriots' Julian Edelman catches four passes Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Patriots wideout Julian Edelman hauled in four passes Thursday against the Jets.

Edelman finished with just 44, which ranked fourth on the club. He was targeted nine times, which was second behind Rob Gronkowski. Tom Brady was able to spread the ball around to a number of offensive players, which helped lead to Edelman having a less-than-stellar yardage game.

He'll look for more Week 8 against Chicago.


Patriots WR Julian Edelman has nine catches in Week 6 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman totaled a season-high nine catches for 91 yards during a 37-22 win Week 6 at Buffalo. His longest catch went 20 yards and he was targeted a team-high 12 times.

Edelman has surpassed 90 yards twice in six games and has totaled more than 10 targets twice as well. The Patriots are back in action Thursday against the Jets.


Julian Edelman becoming a matchups play?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/7/2014) Week 5 continued a discouraging trend for Julian Edelman. For the second straight game, he didn't deliver on the yardage, picking up 35 on five catches.

I'm not going to overreact -- the targets are still there and haven't let up over the course of five weeks -- but with Rob Gronkowski, Timothy Wright and even Brandon LaFell getting more involved in the Patriots' passing attack, quarterback Tom Brady is no longer so dependent on his slot receiver. We might have to start using him more judiciously in Fantasy.

For other major takeaways from Week 5, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Julian Edelman takes a back seat Week 5


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) With Patriots quarterback Tom Brady targeting his tight ends 16 times, wideout Julian Edelman took a back seat in the win over Cincinnati. Edelman still ranked second on the team with eight targets, but he finished with five catches for 35 yards.

Edelman has 58 receiving yards over his past two games. He'll visit the Bills in Week 6.


Julian Edelman quiet on MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) After three straight strong outings, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was held to 23 receiving yards in Monday's loss at Kansas City. Edelman caught four of his eight targets and is up to 26 grabs this season.

Edelman cut his route short on Tom Brady's first interception, and he was unable to hang onto at least one catchable throw. Edelman will try to bounce back Sunday night against Cincinnati.


Julian Edelman still a pass-catching machine


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Even though the Patriots offense wasn't clicking Week 3 against Oakland, putting up just 16 points, wide receiver Julian Edelman continued to pile up the receptions, hauling in a season-high 10 for 84 yards. Brandon LaFell and Shane Vereen tied for second-most on the Patriots with four. Edelman's 13 targets also led the team.

Of course, Edelman wasn't able to get many yards after the catch, which is part of the reason why he had so many receptions. His longest was only 15 yards. Still, with quarterback Tom Brady relying on short, high-percentage passes while the offense tries to find its rhythm, Edelman has proven to be the go-to guy.

He'll look to keep it going Week 4 at Kansas City, a team that struggled against the pass in its first two games.


Julian Edelman active for Week 3


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was limited in practice all week by a back injury, is active for Week 3 against the Raiders. He was considered probable going into the game.

Two Patriots standouts probable for clash against Raiders


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Patriots prime pass-catchers Julian Edelman (back) and Rob Gronkowski (knee) have been listed as probable for the Week 3 game against Oakland. They are all but set to start.

Julian Edelman limited due to back injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was limited in practice Wednesday.

Edelman is dealing with a back injury. It's unclear whether the injury is serious. If Edelman shows improvement during the week, he should play Week 3. 


Julian Edelman most efficient Pats receiver by far


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has accounted for more than 44 percent of Tom Brady's passing yards through two games. He's caught 80 percent of his targets (12 of 15), and 27 percent of Brady's completions overall.

Edelman leads New England and ranks 11th in the NFL with 176 receiving yards. Only tight end Rob Gronkowski, with 17 targets, has had more passes thrown his way by Brady.

"I'm going to go out there and do my job and that's to get open and catch the ball," Edelman told ESPN.com. "I'm not the quarterback, so I'm sure -- it's only two games, there's a lot of season left -- there are going to be games where other guys are going to get more rocks than me. But I'm just going to continue to try to get better and do my job."

Edelman also has 30 rushing yards this season.


Julian Edelman helps pile on the Vikings in Week 2


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Julian Edelman's first touchdown of the year came from 9 yards out and he snared 6 of 7 targets for 81 yards (all team highs) in the Patriots' dominant win at the Vikings in Week 2. Edelman also had 9 yards on a rush. 

Edelman will look to keep it rolling in Week 3 when the Raiders come to Foxboro. 


Julian Edelman silent after halftime in opener


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman got off to a fast start in Week 1 against the Dolphins, a 33-20 loss Sunday.

Edelman was unstoppable in the first half, hauling in six of seven passes thrown his way for 95 yards, including a long reception of 44 yards. He also ran the ball twice for 21 yards before halftime, but wasn't heard from again from that point on. Edelman was targeted just once in the second half, a pass he was unable to haul in as the Patriots' offense fell apart in the loss.

Edelman finished in a tie for third on the team in targets, as the Dolphins focused more of their defensive pressure on him as the game went on. The Patriots will take on the Vikings in Week 2. 


Julian Edelman looking for history to repeat itself


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has history on his side in Week 1 against the Dolphins, as he returns to the site of his best career performance this Sunday.

Edelman was an unstoppable part of the Patriots' passing attack in a Week 15 loss to the Dolphins last season, as he hauled in 13 of 19 passes thrown his way for 139 yards, a career-high total. He also found the end zone in the game, as he ended up with a massive 19 Fantasy points in the loss.

The Dolphins were actually solid against the pass last season, and Edelman managed just two catches for 7 yards in the lone game Rob Gronkowski appeared in against them a year ago. With Gronkowski healthy, Edelman is a bit less of a sure thing than he otherwise might be, but he still figures to see a hefty number of targets. 

Both of our experts have Edelman ranked among the top-24 wide receivers for Week 1, making him a solid starting option in both PPR and standard formats this Sunday.