Posted: 9/08/2019 10:09 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught six of his 11 targets for 83 yards, ran one time for eight yards and completed his only pass attempts for 32 yards in Week 1 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The only thing missing from his resume was a touchdown. Most of Edelman's fantasy owners are likely fearful of what Antonio Brown's arrival means for the 33-year-old slot receiver, but New England's offense has been about controlling the middle of the field for about as long as Bill Belichick has been on the sidelines. If anything, Brown's presence might actually open things up for him even more. Edelman should remain a high-end WR2 next week against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 8/30/2019 5:08 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) landed on his injured thumb and left the final preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 29. However, he is fine and didn't re-injure himself.
Huddle Up: Edelman is a solid WR2 to have in PPR, but he loses luster in non-PPR formats. Expect a lot of short receptions from him with varying yardage totals game to game.
Posted: 8/19/2019 2:08 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) has been activated from the Non-Football Injury list, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This allows fantasy managers to comfortably draft Edelman as a WR2 in the middle of the fourth round in standard leagues. His ADP rises slightly in PPR formats. He's expected to lead a group including Demaryius Thomas, Josh Gordon, rookie N'Keal Harry and training camp standout Jakobi Meyers.
Posted: 8/19/2019 11:08 am UTC
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (thumb) and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) were spotted warming up for practice Monday, Aug. 19. ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests it's a sign both players are being activated from the Non-Football Injury and Physically Unable to Perform lists, respectively.
Huddle Up: The Patriots' receiving corps is beginning to fill out, with Josh Gordon soon to rejoin the team, as well. Edelman is the team's top target as a WR2, but Thomas is worth late-round consideration.
Posted: 7/25/2019 12:07 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) suffered a broken thumb playing catch three weeks ago. He's expected to recover in a few weeks, but he'll likely miss most of the preseason.
Huddle Up: Edelman doesn't really need to play much in the preseason anyway because he and Tom Brady connect so well on the field. He's a low-end WR2 in PPR leagues that catches a high volume of passes, but his yardage and touchdowns usually suffer from the short-yardage plays.
Posted: 7/24/2019 8:07 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) will start training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury list because of his thumb injury, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Edelman is expected to be sidelined for several weeks because of the injury but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point in the passing game and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 7/22/2019 1:07 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) is wearing a small brace over his left thumb, which is expected to sideline him for about three weeks.
Huddle Up: Edelman isn't likely to lose anything from the time off as he and Tom Brady have such a rapport. Edelman is a low-end WR2 in PPR formats as he catches a lot of passes, but they don't usually result in a ton of yardage or scoring potential.
Posted: 6/30/2019 4:06 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman had a rift with his father, Frank Edelman, resulting from his four-game PED suspension in 2018. 'Frank was very upset,' Angie Edelman, Julian's mother, said in the Julian Edelman documentary that debuted Friday, via Boston.com. 'Jules didn't want his dad a part of this process. He was handling it with his attorneys, and my husband doesn't understand that sometimes.' 'Me and my dad talk every day,' Edelman said. 'And after that, we didn't talk for a while (81 days).'
Huddle Up: In missing four games, Edelman still averaged 17 PPR fantasy points per game last season -- 14th among WRs. He's stronger WR2 fantasy option this year with no looming suspension and no Gronk to share targets with as Tom Brady's top weapon.
Posted: 5/21/2019 2:05 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman received a two-year extension Tuesday, May 21. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Super Bowl MVP turns 33 Wednesday and receives a nice birthday gift. He had a 74-850-6 season in 12 games last season. In PPR leagues he is a very solid WR2 with some injury risk. His tendency to catch an abundance of short passes shines in PPR.
Posted: 2/04/2019 9:02 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman became the second player in Super Bowl history to catch at least 10 passes for at least 140 yards. The other was former Patriots WR Deion Branch in 2004.
Huddle Up: Edelman was deservedly the MVP in a largely forgettable Super Bowel 53. He's been Tom Brady's go-to man for years now and will be in the PPR WR2 conversation going into the 2019 season. A potential Rob Gronkowski retirement would obviously raise Edelman's ceiling.