By Michael Vincent, Patriots Correspondent, Thu, Jul 16th 1:32pm EDT
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com listed his top slot receivers heading into 2015. Julian Edelman was listed at three, behind only Randall Cobb and Emmanuel Sanders. Regarding Edelman, Brooks said, "Edelman has mastered the art of changing tempo/speeds within routes to create separation from defenders out of the break. Most impressively, he is an explosive runner capable of turning short passes into big gains on the perimeter." (Source: Bucky Brooks
Fantasy Impact: Over the past two seasons, Edelman has racked up 197 catches for 2,028 yards and 10 touchdowns. Edelman has more value in PPR leagues but is a top 25 WR in either scoring format. His fantasy impact will be tied to how many games he and Tom Brady will get to play together, a number that should be determined shortly after Brady's suspension appeal. He currently projects as the 22nd WR off of the board, and 51st player overall, making him a low end third round pick or early fourth round pick.