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Brandin Cooks or Julian Edelman

 
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  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
 
 
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ECR# 15# 17-
Best Rank# 9# 10-
Worst Rank# 33# 32-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total163.2133.4-
Avg Game10.911.1-
Avg Projection156.2155.9-
    
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SOS Rank918-
    
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  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. NO at MIA
Week 3 at CLE vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. TB at BUF
Week 5 at SEA at WAS
Week 6 vs. SF vs. NYG
Week 7 at ATL at NYJ
Week 8 vs. CIN vs. CLE
Week 9BYE WEEK at BAL
Week 10 at PITBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. CHI at PHI
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. DAL
Week 13 at ARI at HOU
Week 14 vs. SEA vs. KC
Week 15 at DAL at CIN
Week 16 at SF vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. MIA
  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Receiving
   
Receptions74.691.9
Rec Yards1,134.71,100.1
Rec TDs6.16.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts7.68.3
Rush Yards46.476.5
Rush TDs0.40.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points156.2155.9
   
  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2018 Points 
Week 19.3
Week 215.9
Week 39.0
Week 418.6
Week 55.7
Week 65.312.1
Week 713.19.6
Week 88.311.7
Week 917.411.4
Week 1016.910.6
Week 1110.7
Week 1214.4
Week 136.26.0
Week 142.214.6
Week 155.99.0
Week 166.213.0
Week 1718.215.3
  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2018 Targets 
Week 18
Week 29
Week 38
Week 48
Week 509
Week 667
Week 758
Week 8810
Week 9810
Week 101212
Week 1112
Week 125
Week 1368
Week 14712
Week 15711
Week 16310
Week 1796
  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
DraftWize
- 4 straight 1,000 yard seasons. - 4 straight seasons playing all 16 games. - 5,147 yards and 32 touchdowns. 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Despite the age, Julian Edelman is lined up for what could be a career year. He was on pace to eclipse 150 targets last season if he were to play in all 16 games, and that was with Josh Gordon for some time and Gronk for some time. The Pats did not make any real splashes to boost their position players this offseason, so it is going to be all Julian Edelman again for the wideouts.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Most wouldn't believe it, but 2018 was Cooks' most consistent season from a fantasy standpoint. That's impressive considering it was his first year in the offense, while the other receivers had more experience. He finished as a WR2 or better in 53.3 percent of his games, which ranked 14th among wide receivers. With Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods getting theirs, it'll be hard for Cooks to get into elite territory, but knowing he was this consistent should give drafters confidence in taking him as a high-end WR2There are not nearly as many familiar faces for Tom Brady to look at nowadays, but Edelman remains as his favorite target. With Rob Gronkowski ailing last year, Edelman stepped up and finished as a WR2 or better in 75 percent of his games, a new career-high. With Gronkowski and Chris Hogan gone, Edelman's role isn't going to shrink in 2019. He's a sturdy WR2 presence
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 misses 3.2 games a season not including 2017 ACL year
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Cooks has now been a top 13 fantasy receiver in four straight seasons so if you are suddenly expecting that to change, you might be disappointed. He will have to split the target share with Woods and Kupp, of course, but Cooks has managed to produce these big numbers despite averaging just 119 targets per season in that time.Those expecting Edelman to outperform his ADP might be in for a surprise as he has never finished higher than WR19 in fantasy. Part of this has to do with his inability to stay on the field and at 33 years old, reversing that tendency may prove a difficult task. He comes with reliability while healthy but perhaps with a price tag too steep.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I absolutely love Cook's 4th round ADP. This is guy who's posted four consecutive 1,100 yard seasons, even after playing with 3 different QB's! In fact, there have been just 5 players with at least 5,000 receiving yards and 30+ TD's before their age 26 season. Their names are Randy Moss, Larry Fitz, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Evans, and Brandin Cooks (Pat Thorman). We know for a fact that Cooks is going to have a massive role on an elite offense, and that's not even considering that Kupp won't be 100% to start the seasons. He's and elite WR, with an elite opportunity share, on an elite offense. Cooks is a lock in the 4th round. He should absolutely be going in the early third in all formats.Since becoming a full-time starter in 2013, Edelman has averaged 2.5 more targets, 1.25 more receptions and 15 more yards per game without gronk in the lineup. His stats sans Gronk, regressed over a full season, comes out to 181 targets / 116.8 receptions / 1,289 yards / 4.8 TD's. That stat line would have finished 10th last season. Edelman has the 13th highest projection according to my model and his projection is extremely reasonable. The biggest risk with Edelman is with his health. He's really struggled to stay healthy over his career and he's got one of the highest projections for games missed due to injury this season. Fortunately, that's the only risk he carries. He's going to produce every game he plays, and he very rarely has down games. Since 2015 he has just three total games with less than 6 targets. In those games, his stat lines were, 4/84/1, 4/53/0, 4/120/1. Edelman is coming off the board as the WR 15 in the 4th round. The only way he doesn't finish as a value is if he gets hurt, and even then, he'll still get there on a per game level, So if he's hurt for 4 weeks, then just slide in one of the million under valued receivers going late in drafts. You won't be taking a 0 for the games he misses.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cooks is one of the best deep-ball threats in the NFL, but he is similar to Cooper in that he is a little hit or miss in a run-heavy offensive scheme.Edelman had 74 receptions for 850 yards and 6 touchdowns in 12 games last year. He sees a ton of short passes and he should maintain WR3 value this year.