Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman

WR - NE
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 32College: Kent StateDrafted: #232 (7th Rd. by New England)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
22nd easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #84
Best / Worst #49 / #147
ADP #66

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If Edelman's four-game suspension holds up, he is of course going to lose value. Still, he would quickly move back into being the most-targeted Patriots receiver on his return.

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.