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Julian Edelman or Keenan Allen (2016)

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Experts' Pick
 
 
Keenan Allen
WR - SD
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert
Recommendation
99%
Recommended by
139 of 140 experts
1%
Recommended by
1 of 140 experts
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Keenan Allen
WR - SD
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC at ARI
Week 2 vs. JAC vs. MIA
Week 3 at IND vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. NO vs. BUF
Week 5 at OAK at CLE
Week 6 vs. DEN vs. CIN
Week 7 at ATL at PIT
Week 8 at DEN at BUF
Week 9 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. MIA vs. SEA
Week 11BYE WEEK at SF
Week 12 at HOU at NYJ
Week 13 vs. TB vs. LA
Week 14 at CAR vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. OAK at DEN
Week 16 at CLE vs. NYJ
Week 17 vs. KC at MIA
 
Keenan Allen
WR - SD
Keenan Allen
, Sat 6am EDT
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
, Sat 6am EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions104.687.7
Rec Yards1,219.6966.3
Rec TDs7.16.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.04.7
Rush Yards0.027.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points161.9135.8
   
 
Keenan Allen
WR - SD
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2015 Points 
Week 131.621.6
Week 21.633.9
Week 337.316.5
Week 417.2
Week 511.722.0
Week 629.717.2
Week 717.910.4
Week 814.527.1
Week 914.5
Week 109.3
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
 
Keenan Allen
WR - SD
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
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 2016Edelman 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
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Allen should push for a career year with a very weak depth chart behind himNot expecting him to play all 16 games hence the ranking, will be very productive when healthy with Brady under center
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. 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.
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
The Chargers' young wide receiver is being drafted way too late thus far. At least, that's what 90% of our experts say. Yes, Allen was shut down for the season with an injury so there are lingering concerns, but this is a 24-year-old who was on pace for 134 receptions before the injury. Do not let him slip past pick 20.Nothing against the man's talent or the Patriots' system, but Edelman just isn't on the same level as the wideouts being drafted around him. He has never been able to stay healthy, is now 30 years old and hasn't put up a 150 point fantasy season in his career, so there is no reason to think he will produce one for you now.
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
Dude was on pace to catch 130 balls last season. 
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
Was on pace for a monster year before week 8's unfortunate season ending injury.Avoids major disaster with surgically repaired foot, but a reminder nonetheless of Edelman's wear.
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)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
Bill Latin
Dynasty Football Warehouse
He was on a crazy pace before getting hurt. Rivers loves him. 
TJ Kaczan
Dynasty Football Factory
He will see an increase in targets this year after missing time last year. He is extremely valuable this year, especially in PPR formats. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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.