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Julian Edelman or Pierre Garcon

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  Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
 
 
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  Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN vs. HOU
Week 2 vs. DET at JAC
Week 3 at KC at DET
Week 4 at LAC vs. MIA
Week 5 vs. ARI vs. IND
Week 6 at GB vs. KC
Week 7 vs. LAR at CHI
Week 8 at ARI at BUF
Week 9 vs. OAK vs. GB
Week 10 vs. NYG at TEN
Week 11BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 12 at TB at NYJ
Week 13 at SEA vs. MIN
Week 14 vs. DEN at MIA
Week 15 vs. SEA at PIT
Week 16 vs. CHI vs. BUF
Week 17 at LAR vs. NYJ
  Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Receiving
   
Receptions68.160.9
Rec Yards866.1701.9
Rec TDs4.14.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.14.3
Rush Yards0.222.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points110.895.7
   
  Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Points 
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  Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Targets 
Week 110
Week 25
Week 310
Week 48
Week 511
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  Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
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Jody Smith
FantasyPros
 Suspended for the first four weeks but Edelman is a target hog who has weekly WR1/2 value in PPR leagues.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Garcon was the PPR WR26 (standard WR35) through Week 8 before suffering a season-ending neck injury. That was without scoring a single TD. Only Terrance Williams (568) compiled more receiving yards (568) without crossing the sticks than Garcon, who was exactly midway to notching his second-straight 1,000-yard campaign. A full year as Jimmy Garoppolo's top target could make Garcon a draft-day steal if he stays healthy and gathers a few end-zone appearances.If missing all of 2017 with a torn ACL wasn't enough to curtail his stock, Edelman's return must wait until he serves a four-game suspension for a PED violation. Extend 2016's 14.4 PPR PPG to a dozen bouts, and his 172.8 points would have made him last year's WR30. That matches his current ADP, so the price barely bakes in any risk of a 32-year-old possession receiver returning from a major knee injury.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
He's an old but Garcon can still play and could actually thrive in Shanny's offenseThe suspension hurts, but he's going to play 13 games still and a healthy Edelman carries value - esp in PPR formats
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Garcon wasn't able to find his way on the field last year to play with Jimmy G, but he was a useful receiver before then with a far less competent quarterback. This season, he could see 80 receptions if the 49ers choose to throw the ball as much as everyone seems to be expecting. That upside doesn't come without risk, however.Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the season, so his draft stock has fallen, but when he is on the field, he tends to give WR2 numbers. If you can afford to play without him for the first four weeks then you might want to make him a target around round 10.
Christopher Ventra
RotoExperts
 *Suspended First 4 Games*
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After seemingly walking into 140 targets with the 49ers when he signed in free agency, Garcon all of a sudden has plenty of competition for targets. From Marquise Goodwin, to George Kittle, to Jerick McKinnon, and now recently-drafted Dante Pettis. He totaled 67 targets over the first eight games last year which would have put him on pace for 134, though you shouldn't be expecting more than 110 this season, and possibly less. He's a very boring option in an area of the draft where you should be looking for potential league-winners. 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.
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In a tier of solid contributors and lotto tickets, Garcon falls squarely into the former camp. Prior to going down with a broken neck in Week 8 (yikes that sounds painful), Garcon was on pace for an even 80 receptions and 1000 yards WITHOUT our handsome savior Jimmy G chucking passes to him. Although serious concerns remain as just how much Garcon will be involved in the offense AND just how healthy he is, Garcon remains a solid bet to end the season with 75+ receptions and 800 + yards while adding a few TD's here and there, within a presumably potent 49ers passing attack.Consistently a security blanket for Brady and without a clear challenger for his role upon his return, Edelman could be the prime stash to win you your league this year if you have the luxury to do so. However, be warned: he is still coming off of an ACL injury and Belichick is known for being wildly inconsistent with his players' target share and time. All in all, just another lotto ticket for y'all.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
If Garcon is healthy and still the same player he was, he gets a nice upgrade at quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. I feel like he has too much risk to go all-in on him this season, but if he falls, there should be value there.Edelman will miss the first four games, which is a big chunk of the fantasy season.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 NE moved on from Welker at age 32. Edelman will be 32, off knee surgery/suspension. I like the odds JMatt takes the slot and doesn't give it back. @ClutchFantasy
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Should shine once again with Jimmy G now at the helmShould remain rock solid PPR asset when back from PED suspension