College: Kent State | 10 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 198 lbs
Birth Date: 5/22/1986
Depth Chart: WR1.2
2018 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 27
Avg Pts: 4.50
Rank: 36 WR
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (heel) is on the injury report this week and was limited in practice on Wednesday. The Pats usually list most of their playmakers on the injury report, but they usually play. Edelman didn't appear to be injured on Sunday night, so he should be fine for his third game of the season this Sunday against Chicago. He's caught 11 of his 16 targets the past two weeks for 111 yards and a touchdown, so he'll be a must-start in fantasy leagues, especially in PPR formats.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has 11 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown through the first two games he's played this season. Edelman will have a favorable matchup this Sunday against a Bears secondary that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. They have allowed six receiving touchdowns and five different receivers have posted more than 88 yards against them through five games. Edelman has been a positive addition to the Patriots offense, adding a new dynamic for quarterback Tom Brady to choose from. Edelman should have WR2/3 appeal, especially in PPR-leagues, in Week 7.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman turned seven targets into four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fantasy Spin: Edelman posted 54 yards on seven receptions in his season debut last week. Given the influx of weapons in New England and Tom Brady's heavier reliance on James White as an option in the short passing game, the catch and yardage totals are probably the types of performances owners can expect from Edelman going forward. He'll be a serviceable WR3 in PPR leagues again in Week 7 versus the Chicago Bears.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman enjoyed a successful return to the lineup in Week 5 with seven receptions for 57 yards. Edelman's legs looked fresh and didn't appear to miss a beat functioning in the Patriots complicated offense. The veteran receiver will go up against a Chiefs defense that is allowing the 16th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. After a tough start to the season the Chiefs secondary has played better in the past few weeks but they have not played a potent offense like New England's since Week 2. Edelman's value is best utilized in PPR-leagues but should be able to produce in other fantasy formats for Week 6.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman caught seven passes for 57 yards in the Patriots triumph over the Colts 38-24. In his first game back from a four-game suspension, Edelman got right in the mix with a catch on the first offensive play of the game. The veteran did have one drop that could have gone for a huge gain but otherwise looked like the player that tore apart defenses in 2016. Edelman will have WR2/3 status in Week 6 against a Chiefs defense that has been getting torched in the passing game.
New England Patriots Julian Edelman was targeted nine times against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Oct. 4, catching seven for 57 yards.
Fantasy Spin: New England didn't ease Edelman back in, deploying him in his customary underneath role. While his numbers weren't eye popping, they topped all other Pats wideouts in catches, yards and targets. Edelman is at his best in PPR formats and should be a steady WR3 that'll punch up as an WR2 some weeks.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman was activated from the Reserve/Suspended list Thursday, Oct. 4. The team also released RB Kenjon Barner.
Fantasy Spin: Edelman will play in the Week 5 game but may not see his normal workload since he missed the first four games. He can still be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver this week because of the favorable matchup.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who will return on Thursday night from his four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, spent time training with the Boston Celtics during his time away from the team, according to sources. While it remains unclear how much Edelman will play on a short week in his season debut, he should be in good shape. Edelman's chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady could go a long way to putting him back into a significant role right away. There's more risk than ever with Edelman against the Colts, but he's still an option as a WR3/flex in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will play in his first game since the 2016 season when the Patriots take on the Colts on Thursday. Edelman will go up against a Colts defense that has allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. The Texans, however, were able to burn the Colts in the air last week but Edelman may also have to shake off some rust. Edelman has three, 90-plus reception seasons in his career and has been one of quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets. The Colts matchup, on paper, appears to be tough but Edelman should be in lineups against a secondary that just allowed 57 combined fantasy points to wide receivers in Week 4.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is now eligible to play after serving a four-game PED suspension. However, Edelman's workout partner and former teammate Rob Ninkovich said the Patriots should take it easy in working Edelman back in after the slot receiver missed the 2017 season with an ACL tear. 'I just hope that he doesn't have too much,' Ninkovich said on this week's Ex-Pats Podcast. 'Everyone's like, 'Julian's back! Feed him the ball!' Yeah, Julian's back. Give him the football. But let's not over-run him into the ground and overdo it when he does have an ACL last year . . . Yeah, it's been a year, but it's still an ACL just like everyone else who has an ACL. It's not easy to come back and just take a guy flying at your knees, your legs, take these hits. When you're coming off an ACL, you didn't really play that much, you didn't really play last year because you had an ACL, and now they're going to give you 15 balls a game? And now you're going to take all those hits and run every route?'
Fantasy Spin: The Pats could use the pass-catching help with Tom Brady and the aerial game off to a sluggish start, but it's definitely not wise to expect too much from Edelman early as he is 32 now and hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2016. He's a WR4 for now, with flex upside if you're desperate.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is excited about the return of wide receiver Julian Edelman from his four-game suspension and is confident that he'll be able to contribute right away this Thursday against the Colts. Brady has excellent chemistry with Edelman, and the receiver gains a lot of separation from defenders getting in and out of his breaks because of his speed and quickness. "Theres a lot that he does well, and hopefully its a smooth transition. Got to prepare this week its going to be a big week of prep and then well go out there and play Thursday night and see where were at," Brady said. Edelman may have his snaps limited as he gets back up to peak conditioning in his first week back, but he should still be started in most fantasy lineups, especially in PPR leagues. With tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) likely to be questionable, the Pats may need Edelman more than they realize.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman returned Monday from his four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. "You know, he hasn't changed a bit," said quarterback Tom Brady, who is one of Edelman's closest friends. "Four weeks off, he looks good." Edelman is also Brady's favorite target, but head coach Bill Belichick said "we'll see how it works out" in terms of whether Edelman plays on a short week against the Colts this Thursday. We'd be surprised if Edelman wasn't active this Thursday, but he could have his snaps limited as he gets back into football shape. If he's active, it would be hard to bench him in fantasy, but expect his ceiling to be a little lower.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) said he doesn't have his 'football legs' yet and isn't in the best shape following practice Friday, Aug. 3.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee) is still a work in progress in his recovery from a torn right ACL that kept him out all of last year. "I feel like I got to get my legs under me a lot more. I don't have my camp legs, I don't have football legs, and it's evident out there," Edelman said Friday after the team's eighth practice of training camp. Maybe it's a good thing that Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the season. With Brandin Cooks out of town, Edelman should be the overwhelming favorite for the majority of the passes aside from Rob Gronkowski. His four-game suspension knocks him down to more of a low-end WR2 in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman won't take his four-game suspension to federal court as he has decided not to file suit, according to sources.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's four-game suspension was upheld by the NFL on Tuesday, meaning he'll miss the first four games of the season against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions and Dolphins. It's surely a blow to Edelman's 2018 fantasy value, but he should still be selected as a strong WR2 in PPR leagues. In his absence to begin the year, tight end Rob Gronkowski will see heavy usage, as will receiver Chris Hogan on the outside. Running back Rex Burkhead could see a boost in passing situations as well, while receivers Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Phillip Dorsett could see more usage.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's appeal to his four-game suspension was denied Tuesday, July 3. He will officially serve the suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's appeal of his four-game suspension will be heard Monday, June 25, and sources say he plans to mount a vigorous defense that questions the NFL's handling of his case. The substance for which Edelman tested positive wasn't one the league's drug testers recognized. According to sources, he's also contesting the way the documentation and delivery of Edelman's test results were handled.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was triggered by a substance that wasn't immediately recognizable, and scientists are currently analyzing it. It's unclear if this will affect his pending four-game suspension, but we'll keep you posted with any updates. As of now, expect Edelman to be banned for the first four games of the season, which obviously hurts his fantasy value in all formats.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman has not had the appeal of his impending four-game suspension heard by the NFL at this point.