New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 10-4-0
Avg PTS
26.3
Rank: 8th
Avg Yds
362.5
Rank: 18th
Avg PYds
256.6
Rank: 14th
Avg RYds
105.9
Rank: 17th
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Posted 4/09/2020 9:58 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman won't be prosecuted after being cited by police for misdemeanor vandalism earlier this year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The owner of a car Edelman damaged informed the DA's Office he doesn't want Edelman charged, and he was fully compensated for the repairs.
Huddle Up: While this was never expected to keep Edelman off the field in 2020, he now is fully cleared to be ready whenever the 2020 NFL season starts. He heads into the 2020 NFL Draft as the Patriots' No. 1 receiver, but he'll be handcuffed by the team's shaky quarterback situation following the free-agent departure of Tom Brady.
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Posted 4/04/2020 5:16 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman was rumored to be heading to the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, April 1, and those rumors were given some life when they were discussed live by national media members Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd. But the rumors were later traced back to a Patriots fan account as part of an April Fool's Day joke.
Huddle Up: Edelman finished eighth among fantasy wideouts in terms of total PPR points last season, but with Tom Brady now gone and Edelman's 34th birthday coming up in May, his days as a PPR WR1 appear over. He remains the primary weapon for whoever the next New England QB is, but value him in as a low-end PPR WR2 at the highest.
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Posted 4/03/2020 6:20 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham and WR N'Keal Harry are planning to meet to go over the offense and work out if OTAs are cancelled this spring by the coronavirus.
Huddle Up: Sound plan for the two second-year players, who could be counted on heavily as starters in 2020, but Tom Brady-Julian Edelman they obviously aren't and both are off the fantasy re-draft radar in standard-sized leagues for the time being.
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Posted 4/03/2020 2:06 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is not expected to be traded this offseason, according to Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston.
Huddle Up: There was some recent speculation that Edelman might get traded to the Detroit Lions, but it always seemed unlikely in that New England would part with the one proven receiver on its roster. Assuming he remains a Patriot, Edelman figures to go from a high-end WR2 to a WR3 with Tom Brady no longer around.
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Posted 3/29/2020 1:19 pm UTC
The New England Patriots' starting quarterback job appears to be QB Jarrett Stidham's to lose, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston. The team is not expected to pursue a mid-tier veteran quarterback this offseason.
Huddle Up: Although Stidham is an unproven commodity, he could be worth a speculative add in two-quarterback fantasy leagues for 2020 if he is officially named the starter. Brian Hoyer, who was signed last week, will likely serve as the Patriots' No. 2 quarterback.
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Posted 3/19/2020 7:33 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) likely will not be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even though he has a good relationship with QB Tom Brady. Head coach Bruce Arians coached Brown when they were both with the Pittsburgh Steelers and do not appear to have a good relationship.
Huddle Up: Brown has not played since the early part of the 2019 season and may be facing a suspension if he signs with a team. Fantasy players can monitor his situation during the offseason but should not count on him next season.
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Posted 3/18/2020 1:50 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) could be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Rival suitors for free-agent QB Tom Brady were under the impression he wanted Brown to come with him.
Huddle Up: The NFL is still reviewing AB's status, and he could have to serve a suspension for possible violations of the personal conduct policy. Brown still has WR2 clout in fantasy, but the cloud of uncertainty should push him to an upside WR3 pick.
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Posted 3/04/2020 3:42 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) had successful ankle surgery Tuesday, March 3.
Huddle Up: If Sanu can get healthy, and quarterback Tom Brady sticks around, Sanu could wind up being a bargain receiver with upside late in drafts. Keep an eye on this situation.
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Posted 2/28/2020 6:55 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) will need offseason surgery on his high-ankle sprain that he incurred in the 2019 season, per a source Friday, Feb. 28.
Huddle Up: Sanu caught 10-of-14 targets for 81 yards and a TD in his second game (Week 9) with the Patriots but only had 14 receptions for 103 yards and no scores over his final six games, and it's looking as if the injury was hampering Sanu more than most knew down the stretch.
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Posted 2/17/2020 7:04 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is not an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Brown is expected to meet with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, but his playing status is still in question. He likely will serve a suspension once he signs with a team and would be a risky fantasy option.
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Posted 2/15/2020 9:15 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) said Saturday, Feb. 15, he's 'excited and looking forward to' meeting with NFL teams at the 2020 Scouting Combine. 'I'm (going to) be out there ready to get things back on the right page,' Brown told TMZ.com.
Huddle Up: Brown remains a longshot to be on an NFL roster for Week 1 of the 2020 season. It's obviously a situation worth monitoring, but this information does little to resurrect his fantasy value.
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Posted 2/01/2020 10:05 pm UTC
New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore was named the 2019 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Gilmore led the NFL with six interceptions, with two being returned for touchdowns. He also led the league with 20 passes defensed and made 53 combined tackles. He'll again be a top fantasy corner in 2020.
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Posted 2/01/2020 7:06 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) on Friday, Jan. 31, told ESPN in an interviews that he is remorseful about his recent behavior and actions. 'I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior,' Brown said. 'I think I could have done a lot of things better.'
Huddle Up: Brown, who turns 32 in July, is still in his prime but it's become clear he's going to need to stay out of the negative headlines for an extended period this offseason to have a shot at resuming his career next season, and even then he'll likely have to get the OK from the league.
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Posted 1/28/2020 9:49 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) said he is optimistic about playing in the NFL again.
Huddle Up: Brown is dealing with multiple off-field issues and likely will receive a suspension from the NFL at some point. Fantasy players can monitor the situation during the offseason, but Brown would be a risky fantasy option if he signs with a team.
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Posted 1/24/2020 12:54 am UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is expected to turn himself in to police but hadn't done so as of the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 23, according to a public information officer for the Hollywood Police Department in Florida. 'I believe they've given him ample opportunity to turn himself in,'' Christian Lata told USA TODAY Sports. An arrest warrant was issued against Brown following an incident with a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21. 'I'm sure it's going to be within today or tomorrow, but I'm not sure exactly when,'' Lata said late Thursday afternoon. 'I would assume it would be sooner than later.''
Huddle Up: There's less and less reason to hold out hope of Brown finding his way onto an NFL roster and becoming fantasy relevant in 2020. Dynasty owners should be looking to move on.
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Posted 1/23/2020 2:57 am UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had an arrest warrant on a felony charge of burglary and battery issued against him Wednesday, Jan. 22, by Hollywood, Fla. police. A moving truck driver claimed he was assaulted by Brown and his trainer. Brown also was charged with one count of burglary of an occupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief.
Huddle Up: Dynasty owners should be preparing to move on from Brown before finalizing their rosters ahead of 2020 drafts.
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Posted 1/22/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) has been accused of battery after Brown and his trainer allegedly battered a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to the Hollywood Police Department. Brown is a suspect in the incident, but the police have not been able to contact him.
Huddle Up: Brown has dealt with multiple off field issues over the last year and there is no timetable for his return to the field. Fantasy players can monitor the situation over the next few months because Brown may not be a fantasy option next season.
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Posted 1/21/2020 6:18 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (shoulder) had a minor shoulder surgery last week, but he's expected to be ready for the offseason program.
Huddle Up: Edelman's fantasy value will hinge largely on whether Tom Brady returns to the team. Edelman should be a low-end WR2 in PPR formats.
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Posted 1/19/2020 2:37 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham said he isn't worrying about impending free-agent QB Tom Brady's future with the team. 'Right now, I can't really think too much about all of that,' Stidham said. 'I have to worry about what I need to do to prepare to enhance my game, to learn as much as I possibly can. That's the biggest thing I've focused on, making a big stride from Year 1 to Year 2.'
Huddle Up: If Brady's run as New England's quarterback were to come to an end, Stidham could end up under center in 2020. He's an unknown, unproven commodity, but he would be worth a speculative add in two-quarterback leagues if he ends up starting for the Patriots.
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Posted 1/16/2020 7:29 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had his relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated Thursday, Jan. 16, until the wide receiver seeks counseling, per a source.
Huddle Up: While the talent remains alluring, it's become clear Brown is going to have to make some personal changes before he gets a chance to play again the league.
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Posted 1/12/2020 7:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (rib) played most of 2019 season with a partially torn rib cartilage, according to sources. Edelman suffered the injury during the Week 3 game but did not miss any time.
Huddle Up: Edelman has been the main target in the Patriots passing game for many years but may be playing with a new quarterback in 2020. Fantasy players can monitor the situation because Edelman's fantasy value will depend on the Patriots quarterback.
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Posted 1/10/2020 9:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) will undergo surgeries on his knee and shoulder this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Edelman probably will not do much during offseason workouts but probably will be ready for the start of the regular season. He likely will be the No. 1 receiver for the Patriots again next season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 1/04/2020 11:50 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is active Saturday, Jan. 4, for the Wild Card Round game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Edelman will be the No. 1 option for QB Tom Brady and needs to be in fantasy lineups in all formats.
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Posted 1/02/2020 10:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 2, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card Round matchup with the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Edelman caught three of seven targets for 26 yards in the Week 17 finale against the Miami Dolphins. It's tough to see him missing a playoff game due to the injuries, and he'll be a starting option as long as he takes the field.
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Posted 1/02/2020 2:28 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) said he feels better than he has in weeks, and he feels good enough to compete at a high level.
Huddle Up: Edelman has still been a solid performer in what was his first 100-catch season in five years. He'll be a solid WR2 against the Tennessee Titans in PPR playoff pools.
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Posted 12/31/2019 11:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Edelman probably will be a limited participant all week but should be ready to play in the Wild Card playoff game. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game and should be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/29/2019 5:07 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Michel likely will receive most of the carries this week against the Miami Dolphins and should be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/29/2019 4:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Edelman likely will continue to be the main target in the passing game for the Patriots and should be a starter in all fantasy leagues.
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