Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Emmanuel Sanders

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
 
 
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ECR# 35# 33-
Best Rank# 24# 25-
Worst Rank# 59# 65-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.067.5-
Avg Game5.6-
Avg Projection101.8115.5-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2221-
    
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  Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. SEA
Week 2 at JAC vs. OAK
Week 3 at DET at BAL
Week 4 vs. MIA vs. KC
Week 5 vs. IND at NYJ
Week 6 vs. KC vs. LAR
Week 7 at CHI at ARI
Week 8 at BUF at KC
Week 9 vs. GB vs. HOU
Week 10 at TENBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 12 at NYJ vs. PIT
Week 13 vs. MIN at CIN
Week 14 at MIA at SF
Week 15 at PIT vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. BUF at OAK
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. LAC
  Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Receiving
   
Receptions66.469.7
Rec Yards761.7886.1
Rec TDs4.34.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.70.1
Rush Yards22.44.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points101.8115.5
   
  Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
2017 Points 
Week 12.6
Week 218.2
Week 37.5
Week 42.7
Week 5
Week 67.6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 93.0
Week 1013.7
Week 111.5
Week 121.2
Week 131.1
Week 141.6
Week 156.8
Week 16
Week 17
  Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
2017 Targets 
Week 16
Week 28
Week 315
Week 45
Week 5
Week 68
Week 7
Week 8
Week 95
Week 1011
Week 118
Week 126
Week 137
Week 144
Week 159
Week 16
Week 17
  Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
If Edelman's four-game suspension holds up, he is of course going to lose value. Still, he would quickly move back into being the most-targeted Patriots receiver on his return.I really like Sanders' ability, and the upgrade at quarterback should help him get back into better stats. With no tight end to speak of and just Demaryius Thomas to compete for targets with, I expect Sanders to have a strong season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Don't just automatically assume that just because Edelman is returning to the field, that he's going to be the same player. He's now 32 years old and coming off a torn ACL last preseason. It's not to say he can't return and produce, but he finished as the WR22 while playing all 16 games in his age-30 season. A lot of the targets have evaporated in the Patriots offense and you have to figure that Edelman will still get every opportunity to succeed, so you don't want to write him off completely. He's obviously someone who would benefit in a PPR format. He's now been suspended for the first four games, so it's going to be difficult to hang on to him because the first month is the most important time to acquire waiver wire players. He shouldn't be drafted as a top-50 wide receiver at this point. It's very possible that Sanders outperforms my ranking of him, but he's now 31 years old and has started to show signs of slowing down, whether it be age or injuries. His yards per target has declined each of the last three seasons, bottoming out at 6.0 yards in 2017. The upgrade in quarterback should help, though, as he was still averaging 7.7 targets per game, which ranked 17th among wide receivers. He should be considered a solid WR4 with some upside.