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Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman

Wide Receiver #11
ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 6
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 198 lb.
College:Kent State
Age:34
Born:May 22, 1986
Drafted:2009 / Rd. 7 (232)
Draft Team:NE

Julian Edelman: Catches one of three targets

Edelman caught one of three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Edelman struggled as Cam Newton endured perhaps the worst outing of his career, coming away with one modest gain despite his team playing from behind for virtually the entire game. He's now recorded fewer than three receptions in three of his last four games and has totaled just 21 yards over his last two contests. Edelman's fantasy value is virtually nonexistent at the moment due to poor quarterback play and he'll look to take a step in the right direction next Sunday against the Bills.

October 25, 2020 6:40 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Suits up Sunday

Edelman (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Edelman is out there as usual, as he continues to manage a knee issue. He's a Week 7 bounce-back candidate on the heels of reeling in just two catches (on six targets) for eight yards and completing both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in last week's 18-12 loss to the Broncos, a contest in which New England's passing attack fell flat. Working in favor of a possible rebound Sunday is that the 49ers will be without the services of their starting safeties, Jaquiski Tartt (groin), and Jimmie Ward (quad).

October 25, 2020 12:07 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Listed as questionable

Edelman (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.

Analysis: Edelman's official Week 7 availability will confirmed upon the release of the Patriots' inactives prior to Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff, but we fully expect him to be available as usual this weekend. The veteran pass catcher continues to manage a knee issue, but he hasn't missed a game to date. He'll look to bounce back along with his teammates Sunday after hauling in just two of his six targets for eight yards and completing both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in the squad's Week 6 loss to the Broncos. Working in favor New England's passing attack this time around is the fact that the 49ers will be minus the services of their starting safeties, Jaquiski Tartt (groin), and Jimmie Ward (quad).

October 23, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Logs another limited practice

Edelman (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Edelman continues to manage a knee issue, but he's played in all five of the Patriots' games to date. The veteran pass-catcher brought in two of his six targets for eight yards and completed both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in the team's Week 6 loss to the Broncos. Edelman and his teammates will thus look to rebound this weekend against the 49ers, who beat the Rams 24-16 on Sunday night.

October 21, 2020 3:49 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Throws two completions in loss

Edelman (knee) caught two of six targets for eight yards and completed both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in Sunday's 18-12 loss to Denver.

Analysis: Edelman was largely a non-factor as a receiver while playing through a knee injury, but the former Kent State quarterback provided a spark in the passing game with passes of 22 yards to James White and 16 yards to Cam Newton on the Patriots' final possession. Coach Bill Belichick reached deep into his bag of tricks with the Patriots in search of the go-ahead touchdown in the final minutes, but the drive ultimately stalled at Denver's 24-yard line despite Edelman's contributions. The veteran receiver will hope to take on a larger role in Week 7 against the 49ers.

October 18, 2020 3:02 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Suits up Sunday

Edelman (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Analysis: As expected, Edelman is a go Sunday and his Week 6 fantasy prospects should be bolstered by the return of starting QB Cam Newton, who came off the Patriots' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday following a one-game absence. Edelman has yet to score a TD through his first four games this season, but he retains PPR utility by staying steadily involved in the team's passing attack, with his 30 targets having yielded 18 catches for 294 yards.

October 18, 2020 8:38 AM EST

Julian Edelman: Draws questionable tag for Week 6

Edelman (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's scheduled game against the Broncos.

Analysis: Edelman being listed as a limited practice participant (as he was Friday) and then listed as questionable by the Patriots has become the norm, but there's no reason to believe that his Week 6 availability is in any danger. However, the status of Sunday's 1:00 ET contest remains worth monitoring after New England's practice was cancelled Friday following a positive COVID-19 test. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the game is currently on pace to take place as scheduled.

October 16, 2020 1:33 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Listed as limited on practice estimate

Edelman (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimation.

Analysis: The Patriots have been managing Edelman's practice reps, so we'll assume this is a routine listing for the team's top pass-catcher, who's suited up for all four of New England's games to date, en route to logging an 18/294-0 stat line in that span.

October 14, 2020 1:13 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Week 5 game postponed

Edelman (knee) and the Patriots will have a bye in Week 5 following the postponement of Monday's scheduled game against the Broncos, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New England/Denver contest is now in line to be played next Sunday, though at this stage rescheduling details have yet to be officially announced by the NFL.

October 11, 2020 6:24 AM EST

Julian Edelman: Monday game on for now

Monday's scheduled Patriots/Broncos game is still in line to proceed at this stage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Schefter adds that there will be "further testing (Sunday) morning in New England (and) it takes a few hours to get back those results." Therefore, "the league expects to have more answers later" Sunday. The NFL shut down the Patriots' team facility Sunday morning after one new positive COVID-19 test was reported.

October 11, 2020 4:49 AM EST

Julian Edelman: Monday game in question

The status of Monday's scheduled game between the Patriots and Broncos is reportedly in question after New England's team facility was shut down by the league Sunday morning, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Analysis: Per the report, the Patriots "are testing (Sunday) morning and awaiting further direction from the NFL." The game, which had been originally scheduled for 4:25 ET on Sunday, was subsequently rescheduled for Monday at 5:00 ET.

October 11, 2020 4:11 AM EST

Julian Edelman: Questionable for Monday

Edelman (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Broncos, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

Analysis: Edelman was a limited participant in practice Saturday, the team's only true practice of the week, so it certainly seems as if the veteran should be able to go Tuesday. It's unclear, however, who would throw Edelman the ball should he be available as coach Bill Belichick neglected to address the team's starting quarterback situation. It's possible Cam Newton, who Jim Nantz reported on last week's CBS broadcast is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19, could actually play depending on the outcome of a number of tests throughout the next 48 hours, although fantasy managers likely won't have that information available ahead of Sunday's afternoon contests.

October 10, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Game moved to Monday

Edelman (knee) and the Patriots are now slated to face the Broncos on Monday night, ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The game was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but the contest will now take place Monday, with Jeff Howe of The Athletic relaying that the Patriots plan to conduct virtual meetings Friday and then take the practice field Saturday. Edelman was listed as limited Wednesday and Thursday on the Patriots' practice estimations, but there's nothing to suggest that he won't be available for Week 5 action.

October 8, 2020 4:14 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Listed as limited on practice estimate

Edelman (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimation, Andrew Callahan of The Boston Herald reports.

Analysis: The Patriots elected not hold a practice Wednesday due to Stephon Gilmore's recent positive COVID-19 test, but Edelman being listed as a limited practice participant has been a routine occurrence, as the team has been managing his reps. At this stage, however, Edelman's availability for Sunday's game against the Broncos does not appear in danger.

October 7, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Quiet night in loss

Edelman (knee) brought in three of six targets for 35 yards in the Patriots' 26-10 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night.

Analysis: Edelman's forgettable night was punctuated by his fifth drop of the season, with the ball ending up in the hands of Tyrann Mathieu for a pick-six that essentially sealed the fate of both quarterback Brian Hoyer and the Patriots on the night. The veteran wideout had a standout Week 2 against the Seahawks with a 8-179 line, but he's otherwise posted no more than five receptions or 57 yards in his other three games. He'll look to atone for Monday's poor effort against the Broncos in a Week 5 home matchup.

October 5, 2020 7:11 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Suits up for Monday night game

Edelman (knee) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Though Edelman has been limited in all but one of the Patriots' practices this season, he's been able to suit up for all three of the team's games to date, and it's no surprise that he'll continue to play through the knee issue he's been managing in that span. With starting QB Cam Newton on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list, Edelman is slated to catch passes from Brian Hoyer on Monday. It's a scenario that carries less obvious fantasy upside than working with Newton does, but Edelman should nonetheless serve as one of Hoyer's primary targets in Week 4.

October 5, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Current plan is to play Monday

The current plan for Edelman (knee) and the Patriots is to play the Chiefs on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Such an outcome is pending the results of point of care COVID-19 tests, but at this stage the game -- which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon -- is trending toward a Monday kickoff. Edelman is officially listed as questionable for the contest by the Patriots after logging limited practices this past week.

October 4, 2020 7:41 AM EST

Julian Edelman: Game in limbo

Edelman (knee) and the Patriots will not play the Chiefs in their scheduled Sunday matchup and the NFL instead hopes to move the game to Monday or Tuesday after players from both sides tested positive for COVID-19.

Analysis: If the game does indeed go forward with merely a slight delay, that would give Edelman extra time to rest his banged-up knee, though he's been listed as questionable throughout the season and has continued to play, so the extra days may not make much of a difference. Additionally, he'll be paired with backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, as Cam Newton was one of the players whose positive tests caused the postponement. It's also worth noting that original reports surrounding the Steelers/Titans game were that it would merely be delayed by a day or two due to the Titans' positive tests, but that game eventually got cancelled entirely and will be played during a later week. The same thing could happen here as well.

October 3, 2020 10:18 AM EST

Julian Edelman: Listed as questionable for Week 4

Edelman (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: As Cox notes, Edelman has been limited in all but one Patriots practice this season, but he's been able to suit up for all three of the team's games to date, logging a 15/259/0 stat line (on 24 targets) in the process. Edelman's status for Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff is worth verifying, but we expect him to be a go and continue to serve as a key target for QB Cam Newton in a game versus undefeated Kansas City that could well feature a more pass-oriented attack than the Patriots employed in their run-heavy Week 3 win over the Raiders.

October 2, 2020 2:03 PM EST

Julian Edelman: Limited at practice Wednesday

Edelman (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Edelman has been managing a knee issue of late, but after logging 56 of 69 snaps on offense in Week 3's win over the Raiders, there's no reason to think he'll miss Sunday's game against the Chiefs, given that there's been no reported setbacks for the Patriots' top pass-catcher. After hauling in just two of his six targets for 23 yards this past Sunday, Edelman will look to bounce back this weekend in a game that could well feature a more pass-heavy New England attack versus 3-0 Kansas City.

September 30, 2020 3:11 PM EST

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