Julian Edelman Fantasy News

Pats use more three-WR sets without TE Rob Gronkowski

Monday, December 5, 2016, 9:47am

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

The Patriots' first game since Rob Gronkowski's season-ending back injury went as expected.

The Pats relied on the running back trio of LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, and James White. Tom Brady fed the ball to Julian Edelman. And the team put a heavy emphasis on three-receiver formations.

But the Pats' reliance on "11 personnel" (3 WR, 1 RB, TE) was not a radical departure from what we have seen in previous games. The idea that the Patriots were using Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett together a ton was not accurate.

Related players: Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Mitchell

Fantasy Impact:

The Patriots used three receiver sets with a TE and an RB on 32 snaps and three receiver sets with two RBs and no TE on six snaps. They used a full back with two receivers on 16 snaps and four WRs on eight snaps.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 13. Edelman should continue to play through the injury.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. And so it goes. Edelman should continue to play through the injury.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. Edelman should continue to play through the injury.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Edelman should continue to play through the injury.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Edelman should continue to play through the injury.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (chest, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. We doubt Gronkowski suits up this week, making Martellus Bennett a terrific start against the 49ers. Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell also get a bump.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Edelman should continue to play through the injury.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. Edelman should continue to play through the foot injury.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Edelman should be fine for Sunday night.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. Edelman should continue to play through the foot injury, but he’s not having a good year.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. There was a report that he sat out on Friday, but according to the official injury report he was limited all week. We probably won’t know until inactives are released whether or not Bennett will play. The Patriots play in the early round of games on Sunday. If he’s out, it’s a bump for James White, Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman, since there will be more targets to go around.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. This is normal for Edelman.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This is normal for Edelman.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7. Edelman’s foot issues will likely continue throughout the season. He should be fine to play against the Steelers, but the Patriots do play late. If he’s questionable, owners should have a fallback option.

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