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Julian Edelman or Chris Carson

 
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  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
 
 
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  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CIN vs. PIT
Week 2 at PIT at MIA
Week 3 vs. NO vs. NYJ
Week 4 at ARI at BUF
Week 5 vs. LAR at WAS
Week 6 at CLE vs. NYG
Week 7 vs. BAL at NYJ
Week 8 at ATL vs. CLE
Week 9 vs. TB at BAL
Week 10 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at PHI
Week 12 at PHI vs. DAL
Week 13 vs. MIN at HOU
Week 14 at LAR vs. KC
Week 15 at CAR at CIN
Week 16 vs. ARI vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. SF vs. MIA
  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2018 Points 
Week 15.9
Week 22.4
Week 318.4
Week 4
Week 512.75.7
Week 65.912.1
Week 79.6
Week 818.411.7
Week 94.011.4
Week 1010.6
Week 1112.3
Week 1212.314.4
Week 1310.86.0
Week 1415.014.6
Week 1520.89.0
Week 1623.613.0
Week 1718.915.3
  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
R. Penny apologists need to understand that Carson is exactly the kind of between the tackles, chain-moving workhorse that SEA wants to hitch its wagon to - and now it wants to use him more in the passing game tooIn Half-PPR formats, he delivered 12+ FAN PTS in 10 of 12 games - He was WR14 in FAN PPG, a level he should be able to sustain in a now Gronk-less offense
Kevin Wheeler
DraftWize
SEA RBs scored 352 FP (Std), 385 (half-PPR), 418 (PPR) last year. If Carson sees 67% = 236 (RB6 last year), 258 (RB6), 280 (RB6) If he sees 60% = 211 (RB8), 231 (RB9), 251 (RB9) 55% = 194 (RB11), 212 (RB12), 230 (RB12) Last year he scored 53%, 51% and 49% respectively. @4for4_John 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The big concern for Carson is going to be 2018 first round pick Rashaad Penny's role in the offense. The Seattle offense runs the ball enough to support two running backs, but Carson is hardly a guarantee to keep the bell cow role for the entire 2019 season.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.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Only six RBs had more rushes than Carson last season - behind Zeke, Barkley, DJ, Gurley, AP, and Jordan Howard (Very unlikely a lot of those guys make that list this year). In Seattle, Carson only received 55% of the team's carries. In comparison, Penny and Davis saw 19% and 26% last year. With Davis gone and not a real third option, why are we assuming Penny is going to take all of Davis' work? Or that He'll take Carson's job? If this becomes a 60-65/35-40 split, Carson will see MORE work than he saw last year. He's a steal at his ADP. 
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.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
Assuming he's healthy going into Week 1, I had to bump him up a few spots. He could easily be a top-10 RB if he plays 14-16 games. 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Carson is the ultimate boom or bust running back this season. Seattle may very well lead the league in carries again this season and Carson is about as efficient as they come. The concern, however, is that his knee will allow Penny to pass him on the depth chart. If that happens, Carson will still be a solid flex play, but if Carson holds onto the starting job, don't be shocked if he finishes top 10 or perhaps even higher this year.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There are a lot of reasons to like Carson. Looking at how he finished the season, it's hard not to. From Week 12 on, he finished as the No. 4 fantasy running back behind only Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, and Saquon Barkley. While Rashaad Penny is still there (and a former first-round pick), Mike Davis exited town, leaving behind plenty of touches for Penny. While Carson may not have the upside of others who are used in the pass-game consistently, he should be a solid RB2 provided he's healthy. This, of course, is a concern after hearing Carson "had a little work done" on his knee this offseason, so stay tuned for updatesThere 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
knee surgery is OK. may hold Penny off again. massive upside still in heavy run scheme Brian Schottenheimermisses 3.2 games a season not including 2017 ACL year
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Chris Carson put together an excellent second season last year, posting a 247/1151/9 stat line and finishing as the RB 15 in half ppr scoring. Had he played a full 16 weeks then he likely would have finished as a RB 1. This season I do expect him to get less carries. The Seahawks used a first round pick on Penny, and they're going to use him. He was better than people think last season, and teams love to be right with their early round picks. That by no means makes Carson a bad pick. The Seattle is going to run the ball a ton, so he can still pay off his ADP even if Penny gets a lot of work. I just prefer waiting and grabbing Penny later in drafts if I'm targeting this backfield.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.