Julian Edelman Fantasy News

Pats WR Danny Amendola's playing time down

Monday, September 26, 2016, 8:26am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Through three regular-season games, the snaps played by New England Patriots wide receivers have provided early-season insight on how the coaching staff views the group.

Chris Hogan -- 175 of 215
Julian Edelman -- 169 of 215
Malcolm Mitchell -- 87 of 215
Danny Amendola -- 51 of 215

Fantasy Impact:

It's notable that Hogan is leading the way and Edelman is trailing by a significant amount. The story said Amendola's time is down but his impact hasn't been significant with a couple of key third down catches to go along with two touchdowns catches. The story added Amendola usually plays in three-WR sets but sometimes the team opts to have Hogan, Edelman and Mitchell together instead. Keep in mind, Amendola missed all of training camp so it's possible the numbers even out a bit going forward.

Pats Beat: WR Julian Edelman lights up Bears

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 3:00pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

Julian Edelman did not receive much work in 11-on-11s, but he roasted the Bears secondary in one-on-ones and seven-on-sevens. Edelman's quickness is unparalleled. Bears corners Tracy Porter and Joel Ross might as well have been blindfolded.

Fantasy Impact:

The story added it's the first Edelman has practiced since Aug. 9. He also took a pass over the middle and turned it upfield, taking an unexpected hit that nearly led to another fight. It's good sign Edelman is back and his quickness seems to have returned as well.

Pats Beat: TE Rob Gronkowski's injury doesn't appear serious

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:48am

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

Whatever forced Rob Gronkowski out of Monday's joint practice between the Patriots and Bears does not appear to be a serious injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

No details on Gronkowski's situation have emerged, but it's possible that he simply felt the early signs of a muscle cramp. Temperatures reached the 90s Monday, and Gronk has many muscles to cramp.

In all likelihood, Gronk will sit in the preseason, as will Julian Edelman.

Fantasy Impact:

The story was mostly about just how cautious can the Pats be with Gronk. After a healthy 2016, hopefully for owners this was just a cramping situation. At some point, Gronk and Edelman will have to get back out there.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) back at practice

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 12:13pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

A day after tweaking his foot in practice and violently spiking his helmet in frustration, Patriots WR Julian Edelman was back on the field wearing shorts and shells, catching passes and even leaving his feet cleanly.

The return confirms that Edelman's injury wasn't serious, which NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. The receiver underwent offseason surgery on his left foot.

That the Patriots were comfortable with Edelman returning a day after leaving practice early, especially in the rain, speaks volumes about his health. We needn't worry that Tuesday's injury will keep the team's top wideout off the field to start the season.

Fantasy Impact:

In 28 games over the past two seasons (including the playoffs), Edelman has averaged 7.0 catches for 75 yards and 0.43 TD on 10.3 targets per game. That works out to low-end WR1 numbers in PPR formats, so as long as he's healthy -- a serious caveat, obviously -- he should provide good value in the 4th round of fantasy drafts.

Pats Beat: Questions surround Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:56pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

Bill Belichick's toughest task in 2016 is not readying Jimmy Garoppolo, or figuring out the best offensive line combination, or figuring out a semi-functional offensive line grouping. His toughest task is figuring out how to best approach the injuries that lingered into the offseason.

And there are several factors in play here. The Pats want to preserve guys like Julian Edelman and Dion Lewis for late in the season, but they also want to give Garoppolo the best chance at winning in Weeks 1-4. They don't want to be in a position where Garoppolo goes 1-3 and Brady needs to go 11-1 to secure a first-round bye.

Fantasy Impact:

The author goes through some options the team has with both players. While Edelman's injury may not be serious, the fact is he didn't make it through many practices since being declared healthy. The story also talked about the possibility of the team keeping Lewis on the PUP list into the season through Week 7. Edelman can't go back on the PUP list, but he can go to IR and come back at any time. This is just one opinion of course, but it's something for potential owners to keep in mind.

Report: Julian Edelman injury not believed to be serious

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:53pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Julian Edelman left Tuesday's practice after suffering another leg injury, but the New England Patriots got some positive news.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that based on initial exams, the injury is not believed to be serious, per a source.

Edelman's status will be updated as more news leaks.

The receiver injured himself during a one-on-one drill, then took himself off the field, slamming his helmet on the ground. He then had his lower leg examined by Pats trainers on the field before walking off under his own power, NFL Media's Courtney Fallon reported.

Fantasy Impact:

Encouraging news. Edelman came back from the PUP list earlier than expected, but as the story said, the Pats likely won't take a lot more chances with Edelman before the season starts.

Julian Edelman injured at practice

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:52am

Courtney Fallon on Twitter - [Full Article]

Patriots WR Julian Edelman took himself out of a drill and left the field.

Fantasy Impact:

This is disappointing news. Of course Edelman is fresh off the PUP list as of Sunday. The tweet also said Edelman slammed his helmet in anger. This particular report said Edelman left on a cart, while others said he took his left shoe off on a cart before walking off the field. It's the same foot that gave him issues last season. Until more details emerge, we recommend avoiding Edelman in fantasy drafts until the 6th or 7th round (PPR), where the reward begins to meet the risk.

Julian Edelman back at practice

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 3:43pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Julian Edelman is back.

The Patriots' best wide receiver, who underwent a minor corrective foot surgery back in May and started the training camp on the physically unable to perform list alongside six of his of his teammates, returned to the practice field in pads Sunday, according to multiple reporters attending practice.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Edelman was taken off PUP, which was earlier than expected.

Fantasy Impact:

Edelman did not take part in the team's scrimmage. Edelman broke his foot back in November, a massive setback for a Patriots team that seemed destined to storm back into the playoffs and return to the Super Bowl. Edelman caught 61 balls for 692 yards and seven scores over nine games a year ago.

Pats Beat: Team's WR5 hardest spot to fill

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12:23pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

The hardest spot to fill on the roster? The No. 5 receiver position behind Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell.

A case can be made for Keshawn Martin (who signed a contract extension in January), Aaron Dobson (who is healthy), Chris Harper or DeAndre Carter. Or even Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

The author didn't really say his opinion on who could emerge in that spot, but did say Carter and Harper can be placed on the practice squad while Dobson and Martin cannot. The author did say Carter is in the Edelman/Amendola mold which could provide some insurance since both are currently hurt.

Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman close to returning

Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:12pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

New England Patriots receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman remain on the PUP list, but both appear close to returning to the practice field.

Amendola reportedly underwent knee and ankle surgeries in the offseason, while Edelman had a cleanup procedure performed on his left foot. He had suffered a Jones fracture in Week 10 against the Giants, an injury that kept him out until the AFC divisional round playoffs.

Fantasy Impact:

Both players warmed up and did some jogging. Neither player wore a helmet or pads. Midway through the practice, Edelman and Amendola left the practice field and headed to the lower field, presumably for conditioning, the story said. While Edelman and Amendola continue to be sidelined, receivers Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Harper have seen additional reps.

Pats Beat: Julian Edelman should be ready soon

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:55pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Pats wide receiver Julian Edelman (offseason foot surgery) should be removed from the physically unable to perform list very soon. Doctors uncovered a small break over the spring, and sources indicated all along it should be a quick recovery.

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out Edelman looked good while fielding ground balls and taking batting practice last week at Fenway Park.

Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman start out on PUP list

Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis, who is recovering from a torn ACL from last November, is one of seven players the club placed on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list on Monday.

Lewis had returned to practice for the final day of June’s mandatory minicamp and said that things were progressing nicely in his recovery.

“The trainers wouldn’t have put me out there if they didn’t think I was ready,” he said at the time.

The Patriots could be taking a more cautious approach with Lewis for the start of training camp, which unlike spring practices includes full pads and contact.

In addition to Lewis, wide receivers Julian Edelman (left foot) and Danny Amendola (knee/ankle) were other notable offensive players.

Fantasy Impact:

We've been hearing Lewis' recovery was ahead of schedule so this is a bit of a surprise. However the Pats may just be a little extra cautious at this point. Lewis was New England’s best fantasy back through the first eight weeks of the season before tearing his ACL in Week 9. In six healthy games in that span, Lewis averaged 12.8 touches for 95 yards and 0.67 TD. On a per game basis, he was #10 in standard and #5 in PPR at the time of his injury. Edelman is coming off foot surgery.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) spotted without walking boot

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:08pm

Mass Live - [Full Article]

Patriots WR Julian Edelman missed minicamp and every OTA open to the media. He was in a bulky walking boot for Tom Brady's annual Best Buddies flag football game on June 3. He did not play in the game.

According to one photo from Patriots.com, though, it appears Edelman did not wear the boot to the MGH event Wednesday.

This would be a sign of progress for Edelman, who, according to a May 12 report from ESPN's Mike Reiss and Adam Schefter, was "on track" to return for training camp.

The Jones fracture suffered by Edelman can be a tricky injury. Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who also underwent a second surgery following his Jones fracture, needed five months to gain clearance for running and cutting. As CSNNE's Tom Curran pointed out, Edelman wouldn't be back until November if he followed the same timeline.

Fantasy Impact:

In 28 games over the past two seasons (including the playoffs), Edelman has averaged 7.0 catches for 75 yards and 0.43 TD on 10.3 targets per game. That works out to low-end WR1 numbers in PPR formats, so as long as he's healthy, he should provide good value in the 3rd round of fantasy drafts.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman underwent foot surgery

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 4:20pm

Patriots.com - [Full Article]

According to ESPN, citing a source, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman recently had surgery on his left foot. This relates to the injury that sidelined the slot receiver for seven games to close out last regular season before he returned to play in each of New England’s playoff games.

Though he’s going to reportedly “return for training camp,” it will be interesting to see what Edelman’s participation is as the OTA program transitions to mini-camp and then the start of training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

In 28 games over the past two seasons (including the playoffs), Edelman has averaged 7.0 catches for 75 yards and 0.43 TD on 10.3 targets per game. That works out to low-end WR1 numbers in PPR formats, so as long as he's healthy, he should provide good value in the 3rd round of fantasy drafts.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. Edelman played a significant role last week in his first game back, and should be a featured part of the New England passing game this week.

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