Who Should I Draft?

Julian Edelman or Sammy Watkins

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sammy Watkins
WR - BUF
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
86 of 90 experts
4%
Recommended by
4 of 90 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 28
Best Rank# 8# 15
Worst Rank# 30# 48
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total55.0132.3
Avg Game6.98.3
Avg Projection144.0129.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3027
   
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  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
   
Receptions69.385.9
Rec Yards1,033.6955.3
Rec TDs6.95.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.34.5
Rush Yards1.328.3
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points144.0129.0
   
  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 
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.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I just don't trust this dude to stay healthy 
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
A reportedly healthy foot and free agency looming are the reasons why you should be cautiously optimistic about Watkins this season. Auction Value $20 Edelman had a quiet 98 receptions in 2016 to go along with a meager three touchdowns. The catch totals will go down with Cooks in the offense. Auction Value $13
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.
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 14 games with Tyrod Taylor: 110 targets, 67 receptions, 1,236 yards, 9 touchdowns. If you were to carry that pace over 16 games, it would amount to more fantasy points than Antonio Brown scored in 2016. 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.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Lots of questions here, but Buffalo is making some good moves to solidify the offense overall. More first-downs equal more opportunity for the whole offense. Please stay healthy this year Watkins...He's a better NFL receiver than fantasy, with so many options on this team the fantasy points will be spread around. With Gillislee, Burkhead, and the other backs crushing it on the goaline Edelman isn't getting the targets and TD's he was back in 2015.
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.