Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Sammy Watkins (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
45 of 50 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 24
Best Rank# 8# 14
Worst Rank# 30# 47
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total55132.3
Avg Game6.98.3
Avg Projection140.7137.5
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3027
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 22
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 12# 27
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 14# 29
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 17# 27
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 14# 26
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 13# 34
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 19# 20
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 26# 36
   
John Halpin
Fox Sports
# 13# 22
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 19# 20
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 16# 28
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 13# 26
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 17# 25
   
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ESPN
# 15# 20
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 24
   
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
# 13# 19
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 11# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 15# 21
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 17# 29
   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
# 29# 42
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 13# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 20
   
Justin Boone
theScore
# 13# 27
   
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
# 19# 28
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 13# 27
   
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
# 15# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 20# 22
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 15# 24
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 15# 21
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 11# 25
   
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Daily Fantasy Cafe
# 17# 24
   
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DataForce Fantasy Football
# 16# 21
   
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The Washington Post
# 15# 25
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 23
   
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Athlon Sports
# 12# 19
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 15# 16
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 16# 34
   
Liz Loza
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
George Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
# 14# 20
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 13# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
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Pyromaniac
# 13# 25
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 17# 33
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 16# 14
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 14
   
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Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 19# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 19
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 21
   
 
Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ vs. KC
Week 2 at CAR at NO
Week 3 vs. DEN vs. HOU
Week 4 at ATL vs. CAR
Week 5 at CIN at TB
Week 6BYE WEEK at NYJ
Week 7 vs. TB vs. ATL
Week 8 vs. OAK vs. LAC
Week 9 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. NO at DEN
Week 11 at LAC at OAK
Week 12 at KC vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. NE at BUF
Week 14 vs. IND at MIA
Week 15 vs. MIA at PIT
Week 16 at NE vs. BUF
Week 17 at MIA vs. NYJ
 
Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Receiving
   
Receptions69.287.6
Rec Yards1,019.5991.2
Rec TDs6.66.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.07.3
Rush Yards0.044.9
Rush TDs0.00.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points140.7137.5
   
 
Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2016 Points 
Week 14.38.2
Week 22.07.6
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 128.08.3
Week 133.810.1
Week 1411.47.3
Week 151.07.5
Week 1621.48.9
Week 173.123.7
 
Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2016 Targets 
Week 167
Week 2511
Week 36
Week 44
Week 510
Week 67
Week 710
Week 88
Week 9
Week 109
Week 1117
Week 12311
Week 13912
Week 14615
Week 15412
Week 16108
Week 17913
 
Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There's most definitely some risk built into Watkins, but here's the silver-lining. If you were to remove the two games that Watkins played at the start of the 2016 season (foot was still hurting), here are his last 15 games with Tyrod Taylor: 115 targets, 71 receptions, 1,284 yards, 10 touchdowns. Despite missing one game, those would have totaled to be the No. 5 wide receiver last year. 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Watkins has all the ability in the world, but of course, his injury history is a real concern. At this point in a fantasy draft, I think it's worth grabbing him if he falls though.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
Watkins was never 100% healthy withe foot issues this year, if he is healthy and he has a quarterback to throw him the ball, he has WR1 upside.