Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Keenan Allen (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
49 of 63 experts
22%
Recommended by
14 of 63 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 25
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 36# 36
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total6.3132.3
Avg Game6.38.3
Avg Projection123.4131.7
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3127
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 22# 25
   
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The Football Girl
# 27# 29
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
# 24# 29
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 18# 35
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 14# 20
   
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Fantasy Football Maniax
# 21# 36
   
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Fox Sports
# 20# 22
   
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EDSFootball
# 18# 20
   
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Pressbox
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ScoutFantasy
# 15# 28
   
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5th Down Fantasy
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FantasyPros
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CBS Sports
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Gridiron Experts
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Yahoo! Sports
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theScore
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Sundays Are For Football
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Get Sports Info
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RotoExperts
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Fantasy Couch
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Daily Fantasy Cafe
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The Washington Post
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FantasyPros
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ESPN
# 30# 28
   
  Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN vs. KC
Week 2 vs. MIA at NO
Week 3 vs. KC vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. PHI vs. CAR
Week 5 at NYG at TB
Week 6 at OAK at NYJ
Week 7 vs. DEN vs. ATL
Week 8 at NE vs. LAC
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at JAC at DEN
Week 11 vs. BUF at OAK
Week 12 at DAL vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. CLE at BUF
Week 14 vs. WAS at MIA
Week 15 at KC at PIT
Week 16 at NYJ vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. NYJ
  Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Receiving
   
Receptions84.485.8
Rec Yards958.8974.0
Rec TDs5.65.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.06.8
Rush Yards0.042.6
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points123.4131.7
   
  Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2016 Points 
Week 16.38.2
Week 27.6
Week 35.2
Week 41.7
Week 53.5
Week 63.8
Week 74.0
Week 89.7
Week 9
Week 107.9
Week 1114.9
Week 128.3
Week 1310.1
Week 147.3
Week 157.5
Week 168.9
Week 1723.7
  Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2016 Targets 
Week 177
Week 211
Week 36
Week 44
Week 510
Week 67
Week 710
Week 88
Week 9
Week 109
Week 1117
Week 1211
Week 1312
Week 1415
Week 1512
Week 168
Week 1713
  Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
In 27 career games with 10 or less targets, Allen has averaged just 3.96 receptions and 49.2 yards per game, compared to the 11 games where he's seen 11 or more targets and averaged 10.36 receptions and 117.8 yards per game. With all the mouths to feed, it's hard to see him getting more than 10 in many games.When the Patriots traded for Brandin Cooks, I was legitimately concerned about Edelman's role going forward. That was until they extended him for another two years. You can't expect anywhere near the 9.7 targets per game that he's seen over the last four years, but he's obviously part of their plans. He was never a touchdown scorer, so it's hard to rely on him as anything more than a low-upside WR3.
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
Allen is progressing well from last season's ACL surgery. Further injury concerns remain an issue, but a healthy season will produce a top fantasy wide out. Auction Value $22 Edelman had a quiet 98 receptions in 2016 to go along with a meager 3 touchdowns, the catch totals will go down with Cooks in the offense. Auction Value $13
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
If Allen could keep from getting injured, he would have been one of the top fantasy receivers over the last two seasons, but, alas, he hasn't been healthy. Injuries are impossible to predict, just as if a player will stay healthy. Allen is a guy I will be targeting if his ADP doesn't get out of control.Edelman's value took a blow when Brandin Cooks was added. Cooks could beat him out for targets this year, and if Rob Gronkowski stays healthy, he will also take away a big chunk of looks.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Allen is the best receiver on the Chargers team, but he has struggled with health the last two years, so I cannot rank him as a WR1. He also will lose some targets with the Chargers drafting WR Mike Williams with the 7th pick.