Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Keenan Allen (2015)

Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
 
Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
42%
Expert Pick %
58%
22
ECR
19
16
Best Rank
16
30
Worst Rank
41
139.1
Ave Projection
135.7
145.1
Best
146.3
130.3
Worst
127.6
42%
Expert Pick %
58%
 
42%
Expert Pick %
58%
22
ECR
19
16
Best Rank
16
30
Worst Rank
41
9.6
Ave Targets / Game
8.6
134.0
Total Targets
121.0
We know the Patriots will be a top-5 team in plays run, and you don't have to worry about Edelman being bogged down by a sputtering offense. He was the 16th-ranked receiver in PPR leagues last season while missing two games. I think you will have trouble not getting value from Edelman this season at his ADP, and even lower than his ADP.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Allen was a target magnet last season when healthy, but had trouble getting into the end zone. I think this season will show some TD regression upward for Allen.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

 
Not sure which Allen you get. The one that took the league by storm his rookie season or the one that struggled for much of last season.

- Adam Inman, FFLockerRoom

Edelman is a PPR monster with 92 receptions, but posted only 972 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns. He is a WR3 in standard leagues and a WR2 in PPR leagues. Even if Brady serves his suspension this season, it should not significantly impact Edelman's fantasy value.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
Nothing fancy about this pick; nearly 1,000 yards so solid for PPR, but TDs will be around 5.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

He disappointed everyone last year, but this is his bounce back year. Expect delivery of 1,000 yards and 8 TDs.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

 
Despite a down year, Allen saw a higher amount of targets per game. Still a chance for him to bounce back.

- Edward Gorelik, RotoBaller

He's a PPR dynamo but not so much in standard leagues.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

I was fearful of Allen last year and he bottomed out. He has the role but he's just not an elite WR.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Reception machine finished 17th WR overall in PPR scoring last season, but just 27th in standard settings. Brady suspension hurts.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Not feeling a major bounce-back like some experts are, but Gates 4 game suspension is a plus.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times