Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Keenan Allen (2016)

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Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen
SD - WR
23%
Expert Pick %
77%
17
ECR
16
11
Best Rank
7
24
Worst Rank
28
0.0
Ave Projection (?)
0.0
0
Ave Projection (?)
0
0
Receptions
0
0
Rec Yards
0
0
Rec TDs
0
172.5
Total Points
161.5
19.2
Ave Points
20.2
21.6
Week 1
31.6
33.9
Week 2
1.6
16.5
Week 3
37.3
Week 4
17.2
22.0
Week 5
11.7
17.2
Week 6
29.7
10.4
Week 7
17.9
27.1
Week 8
14.5
14.5
Week 9
9.3
Week 10
Week 11
BYE
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
9.8
Ave Targets / Game
11.1
88.0
Total Targets
89.0
12.0
Week 1
17.0
19.0
Week 2
4.0
11.0
Week 3
18.0
Week 4
7.0
5.0
Week 5
10.0
10.0
Week 6
15.0
9.0
Week 7
13.0
9.0
Week 8
5.0
8.0
Week 9
5.0
Week 10
Week 11
BYE
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Edelman only played nine games in 2015, but did average in the Top-10 for fantasy points per game. When he was on the field, he was often the whole offense, as the Patriots were weak in receivers due to depth and injuries. If the Patriots don't bring in some free agent receivers and draft a few early, I will probably move Edelman up, as he will be on track for another heavily targeted season.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Allen is a tough player to get a good read on after his big sophomore slump and then a midseason injury in 2015, but his 2015 campaign showed us that he is the player we thought he was after his big rookie year. In his eight games this year, he caught 67-of-89 targets for 725 yards and four touchdowns. With eight more games, all you have to do is double those numbers to extrapolate what a full season might have been for him.

He is San Diego's No. 1 receiver by a wide margin as seen by his 11-plus targets per game, and there is nobody ready to usurp him anytime soon. He may be more valuable in PPR leagues, but I believe we'll see a nice bounce-back season from him and Philip Rivers, at least in fantasy, next season.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Edelman had only 61 receptions for 692 yards and seven touchdowns, but he played in only 9 games due to injury. At 30-years old, he should be able to play close to 16 games and be a borderline WR2 in standard leagues and a high WR2 in PPR leagues.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Allen had 67 receptions for 725 yards and four touchdowns in just eight games last year. He is a PPR WR1 and a Standard scoring WR2, due to a high amount of targets, but mediocre touchdown numbers.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax