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WR NWE

College: Kent State | 10 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 198 lbs
Birth Date: 5/22/1986
2019 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 207.85
Avg Pts: 12.99
Rank: 10 WR

2019 RTSports Outlook

Edelman was suspended the first four games of the season but was the top receiver in the offense once he returned to the lineup. He had 74 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns. If he plays a full season, Edelman has 99 receptions for 1,133 yards and eight touchdowns. Edelman was 21st overall in fantasy receiver scoring despite missing four games. He had two 100-yard games and at least five receptions nine games. Edelman was a consistent force in the Patriots pass-heavy offense. He should continue his high-volume role this year. Edelman has 90-plus receptions three of five seasons and two 1,000-yard seasons during that stretch. Edelman is a small target, but has good speed and hands. He does well on crossing routes and makings plays after the catch. Tom Brady trusts him in the passing game and throws his way often, especially when he needs to move the chains. Fantasy Outlook: Edelman just gets it done on a weekly basis. He might not score many touchdowns but his reception and yardage totals make him a top-20 fantasy receiver. He will get around 90 receptions for 1,000 yards and six or so scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

The 62 230-pound Harry has become the most likely candidate to lead this years rookie class in most major categories at the wide receiver position. He captured 213 receptions while accruing 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns during his three seasons at Arizona State., which includes the output that he delivered in 2018 (73 receptions/1,088 yards/9 touchdowns/14.9 YPC). Harry has demonstrated his prowess for confiscating contested throws, and this ability to track passes that are launched in his vicinity combine with his size and competitive approach to provide a highly favorable blend of attributes. He also became the beneficiary of an opportunity to become an immediate contributor for a New England offense that is largely devoid of both dependable and dynamic receiving weapons, as Julian Edelman is the only Patriot receiver who is cemented into an integral role for the team. Harry can quickly emerge as productive presence for both the New England offense and the fantasy owners who select him. This justifies his current standing as the first overall selection in many rookie drafts. He should also exceed the current expectations of his eighth round ADP in redraft leagues.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
No Playoff Match Up
Week 224.80Julian Edelman 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Julian Edelman 151 receiving yds (15.10 pts)
Julian Edelman 9 receptions (9.00 pts)
Week 316.60Julian Edelman 96 receiving yds (9.60 pts)
Julian Edelman 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Week 424.90Julian Edelman 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Julian Edelman 141 receiving yds (14.10 pts)
Julian Edelman 10 receptions (10.00 pts)
Player Notes
Aug 19 9:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been removed from the non-football injury list and is cleared to practice. Edelman has missed the first month of training camp after injuring his thumb but he is ready to get back into the action. Fantasy owners should breathe a sigh of relief, for now, as the Patriots most potent passing weapon should be ready to roll by Week 1. Edelman's fantasy value should thrive in PPR-formats and last season caught 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns through only 12 games.

From RotoBaller

Aug 19 9:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (thumb) practiced for the first time on Monday, passed his physical and was removed from the Non-Football Injury list. Edelman broke his thumb in July and hasn't played since the Super Bowl win over the Rams. The 33-year-old had 74 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games last year -- he missed four games due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. If healthy, Edelman should approach 1,000 yards receiving as Tom Brady's go-to target in this offense. He's a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 in PPR leagues, but this injury could cause him to start out slowly.

From RotoBaller

Aug 19 5:43pm ET

Updating a previous story, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) has been activated from the Non-Football Injury list, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: This allows fantasy managers to comfortably draft Edelman as a WR2 in the middle of the fourth round in standard leagues. His ADP rises slightly in PPR formats. He's expected to lead a group including Demaryius Thomas, Josh Gordon, rookie N'Keal Harry and training camp standout Jakobi Meyers.

From TheHuddle

Aug 19 3:03pm ET

New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (thumb) and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) were spotted warming up for practice Monday, Aug. 19. ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests it's a sign both players are being activated from the Non-Football Injury and Physically Unable to Perform lists, respectively.

Fantasy Spin: The Patriots' receiving corps is beginning to fill out, with Josh Gordon soon to rejoin the team, as well. Edelman is the team's top target as a WR2, but Thomas is worth late-round consideration.

From TheHuddle

Aug 14 3:50pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is doing everything he can to help the team from the sidelines as he recovers from a broken thumb. Edelman's return date is up in the air at this time but is trying to bring something to the table for the team for the time being. The veteran has been an excellent voice in the film room and has been spotted helping younger receivers out on the practice field. When healthy, Edelman is a top-20 receiver in fantasy, a PPR-monster who will gobble up targets.

From RotoBaller

Aug 7 6:50pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (thumb) watched the beginning of practice on Wednesday, and he was also able to play catch with running back Rex Burkhead while using his right hand. He continues to wear a splint on his healing broken left thumb. He is on the mend and expected to be ready for the start of the regular season barring any setbacks. At this point he remains solidly in the mix for a spot as a WR2 in most fantasy formats, especially those rewarding points per reception (PPR).

From RotoBaller

Jul 25 8:23am ET

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) suffered a broken thumb playing catch three weeks ago. He's expected to recover in a few weeks, but he'll likely miss most of the preseason.

Fantasy Spin: Edelman doesn't really need to play much in the preseason anyway because he and Tom Brady connect so well on the field. He's a low-end WR2 in PPR leagues that catches a high volume of passes, but his yardage and touchdowns usually suffer from the short-yardage plays.

From TheHuddle

Jul 24 5:03pm ET

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) will start training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury list because of his thumb injury, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Edelman is expected to be sidelined for several weeks because of the injury but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point in the passing game and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jul 22 4:00pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (thumb) could miss the first three weeks of camp after being spotted with a brace on his left thumb. The source of the injury is a bit unknown but this is just another offensive weapon for the Patriots that will not be ready for camp. Outside of quarterback Tom Brady, Edelman is perhaps the most important piece of the Patriots offensive scheme. At this point, the injury shouldn't hamper his ability to begin the season but certainly will keep him from participating in preseason games.

From RotoBaller

Jul 22 10:03am ET

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) is wearing a small brace over his left thumb, which is expected to sideline him for about three weeks.

Fantasy Spin: Edelman isn't likely to lose anything from the time off as he and Tom Brady have such a rapport. Edelman is a low-end WR2 in PPR formats as he catches a lot of passes, but they don't usually result in a ton of yardage or scoring potential.

From TheHuddle

Jul 16 1:40am ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is in line to, once again, be quarterback Tom Brady's favorite target as the beginning of training camp looms. The 33-year-old caught 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns through 12 games last season, including 26 receptions for 388 yards in three playoff games. Edelman racks up targets thanks to his kismet chemistry with Brady and sneaky route running. Age may one day catch up to Edelman but the only thing that could stifle the veteran's production in 2019 would be injury. He will be a solid, mid-round WR2 come fantasy draft day.

From RotoBaller

Jun 30 12:33pm ET

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman had a rift with his father, Frank Edelman, resulting from his four-game PED suspension in 2018. 'Frank was very upset,' Angie Edelman, Julian's mother, said in the Julian Edelman documentary that debuted Friday, via Boston.com. 'Jules didn't want his dad a part of this process. He was handling it with his attorneys, and my husband doesn't understand that sometimes.' 'Me and my dad talk every day,' Edelman said. 'And after that, we didn't talk for a while (81 days).'

Fantasy Spin: In missing four games, Edelman still averaged 17 PPR fantasy points per game last season -- 14th among WRs. He's stronger WR2 fantasy option this year with no looming suspension and no Gronk to share targets with as Tom Brady's top weapon.

From TheHuddle

May 25 2:23pm ET

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has been working out with WRs Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry this offseason.

Fantasy Spin: Brady is not participating in offseason workouts but is able to work with his newest receiver. Brady and Edelman will be weekly starting options in fantasy leagues in 2019, while Harry could be a No. 4 fantasy receiver that starts against favorable matchups.

From TheHuddle

May 22 7:10pm ET

The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Julian Edelman to a two-year extension on Tuesday, according to a source. It could allow Edelman to finish his career with the Patriots. He'll receive an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed. He was suspended the first four games in 2018 and finished with 74 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. Over a full season next season, Edelman could easily return to the 1,000-yard mark if he can stay healthy. Quarterback Tom Brady should lean on his safety blanket heavily with limited options around him in the passing game.

From RotoBaller

May 21 11:23am ET

Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's two-year extension includes $12 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. The deal runs through the 2021 season.

From TheHuddle

May 21 11:03am ET

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman received a two-year extension Tuesday, May 21. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Fantasy Spin: The Super Bowl MVP turns 33 Wednesday and receives a nice birthday gift. He had a 74-850-6 season in 12 games last season. In PPR leagues he is a very solid WR2 with some injury risk. His tendency to catch an abundance of short passes shines in PPR.

From TheHuddle

May 10 2:00pm ET

The New England Patriots agreed on an undisclosed deal with free-agent wide receiver Dontrelle Inman on Friday, according to a source. Inman had 28 catches for 304 yards and three touchdowns in nine games with the Colts in 2018 and adds more depth to the receiver-needy Pats this year. With Julian Edelman and rookie N'Keal Harry likely atop the depth chart, Inman will compete for targets with Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios and Demaryius Thomas. If Inman does carve out a role in this offense, he might be worth a look in deeper leagues.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 21-May-2019: NWE - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2021)
  • 01-Oct-2018: NWE - Suspension Lifted
  • 07-Jun-2018: NWE - Suspended - 4 games (NFL Policy on PEDs)
  • 05-Feb-2018: NWE - Off IR - torn right ACL
  • 02-Sep-2017: NWE - On IR - torn right ACL
  • 09-Jun-2017: NWE - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2018)
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