Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Keenan Allen (2016)
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Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen
SD - WR
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Expert Pick %
100%
22
ECR
12
14
Best Rank
5
36
Worst Rank
18
138.5
Ave Projection (?)
157.8
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Expert Pick %
100%

No experts recommend Julian Edelman over Keenan Allen

 
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
22
ECR
12
14
Best Rank
5
36
Worst Rank
18
138.5
Ave Projection (?)
157.8
89
Receptions
103
972
Rec Yards
1,184
7
Rec TDs
7
172.5
Total Points
161.5
19.2
Ave Points
20.2
21.6
Week 1
31.6
33.9
Week 2
1.6
16.5
Week 3
37.3
Week 4
17.2
22.0
Week 5
11.7
17.2
Week 6
29.7
10.4
Week 7
17.9
27.1
Week 8
14.5
14.5
Week 9
9.3
Week 10
Week 11
BYE
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
9.8
Ave Targets / Game
11.1
88.0
Total Targets
89.0
12.0
Week 1
17.0
19.0
Week 2
4.0
11.0
Week 3
18.0
Week 4
7.0
5.0
Week 5
10.0
10.0
Week 6
15.0
9.0
Week 7
13.0
9.0
Week 8
5.0
8.0
Week 9
5.0
Week 10
Week 11
BYE
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Week 17
Edelman only played nine games in 2015, but did average in the Top-10 for fantasy points per game. When he was on the field, he was often the whole offense, as the Patriots were weak in receivers due to depth and injuries

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Allen is a tough player to get a good read on after his big sophomore slump and then a mid-season injury in 2015, but his 2015 campaign showed us that he is the player we thought he was after his big rookie year. In his eight games of 2015, Allen caught 67-of-89 targets for 725 yards and four touchdowns. With eight more games, all you have to do is double those numbers to extrapolate what a full season might have been for him. Allen is San Diego's No. 1 receiver by a wide margin as seen by his 11-plus targets per game, and there is nobody ready to usurp him anytime soon. He may be more valuable in PPR leagues, but I believe we'll see a nice bounce-back season from him and Philip Rivers, at least in fantasy, during 2016

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

 
Dude was on pace to catch 130 balls last season.

- Ryan Hodge , ProjectRoto

He's a PPR dynamo, but he's also a 30 year old coming off foot surgery with a style of play that won't age gracefully

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

QB Rivers said Allen turned the corner to being a true No. 1 WR in '15, and numbers back it up (top 10 in FAN PPG at WR), but kidney injury cost him half the season - my only qualm is lack of red zone success (4 TDs on 20 RZ targets past two seasons)

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

Avoids major disaster with surgically repaired foot, but a reminder nonetheless of Edelman's wear.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Was on pace for a monster year before week 8's unfortunate season ending injury.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

In 28 games over the past two seasons (including the playoffs), Edelman has averaged 7.0 catches for 75 yards and 0.43 TD on 10.3 targets...

- John Paulsen, 4for4.com

Allen racked up 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns in eight games, so he was on pace for a mega 134-1550-8 season prior to lace...

- John Paulsen, 4for4.com

 
Allen should push for a career year with a very weak depth chart behind him

- Raju Byfield, Win My Fantasy League

Julian Edelman underwent 2 foot surgeries since November of 2015. He is currently on the PUP list and may not be ready until week 1. With a late start and Brady suspended for the first 4 games of the season, Edelman will be a player I'm avoiding in the first 3 rounds of my fantasy football league drafts this season. Julian Edelman has only played in all 16 games once in the past 7 seasons. He only played in 9 games last season.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

Keenan Allen has more fantasy value in PPR format than in Standard League format. 15 --> 14 --> 8 equals the number of games that Keenan Allen has played over the past three seasons. Conditioning has been lacking in the past. With all that said, if he can stay healthy, he is a PPR target monster with Rivers as his QB. I currently have him ranked as my 13th WR overall and a WR2 with WR1 upside.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

 
Allen had 67 receptions for 725 yards and four touchdowns in just eight games last year. He is a PPR WR1 and a Standard scoring WR2, due to a high amount of targets, but mediocre touchdown numbers.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax