Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 198 lbsAge: 32College: Kent StateDrafted: #232 (7th Rd. by New England)

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #22
Projection 8.1 pts


Julian Edelman scores first TD of 2018

Julian Edelman caught four passes for 54 yards and a score as the Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday Night Football in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact

Edelman also rushed once for 7 yards. The score was his first of the year after the slot receiver missed four games with a suspension. Edelman remains Tom Brady's most trusted target, which keeps him as a low-end WR2 moving forward. The Patriots visit the Chicago Bears in Week 7.

Julian Edelman eligible to return Week 5

Julian Edelman's four-game suspension has ended, and he's eligible to return Week 5.

Fantasy Impact

Edelman's return can't come quickly enough for the Patriots, who continue to see inconsistent play from their wide receivers. With Edelman back and Josh Gordon becoming more and more familiar with the playbook, the Patriots offense could take on a new look starting Week 5.

Blaine Blontz2 weeks ago
Julian Edelman with three catches against the Panthers

Julian Edelman hauled in three of his five targets for 23 yards on Friday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

Edelman showed no ill effects from his ACL injury, which was a great sign considering his comments earlier this preseason. With extra time to recover thanks to his suspension, he should make a fine WR2 after he finishes his suspension. With a reasonable ADP, he's an excellent target in any league that rewards any sort of bonus for catches.

Dan Harris8 weeks ago
Julian Edelman solid in preseason action vs. Eagles

Julian Edelman caught four passes for 26 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in preseason action.

Fantasy Impact

Not much to see here -- Edelman is still suspended for the first four weeks of the season, and will be a vital part of the offense upon his return, as long as he remains healthy. An aging WR coming off of a major injury is concerning, but Edelman has immense upside, especially in PPR formats. Don't be too scared to draft him, just have a bridge plan for the first month of the season.

Julian Edelman loses appeal; four-game suspension upheld

The NFL denied Julian Edelman's appeal of his four-game suspension on Tuesday. He will miss the first four games of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Although there was some thought that Edelman could have his suspension at least reduced, it was not to be. He will miss games against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions, and Dolphins. Chris Hogan will likely benefit substantially, but Rob Gronkowski should see an even higher share of targets in Edelman's absence. Edelman should return as a WR2 immediately after his suspension ends, so don't dock him too far in your draft rankings.

Dan Harris15 weeks ago