Pats WR Welker gets reduced workload

ESPN Boston - [Full Article]

Receiver Wes Welker's reduced workload stood out, playing 43-of-67 offensive snaps.

After playing in 89.2 percent of the team's total offensive snaps in 2011, he split time with Julian Edelman. Welker had a quiet game (3 catches for 14 yards) and this type of plan -- and his playing time -- makes one wonder if it's the potential beginning of a less Welker-centric attack.

Fantasy Impact: 

This is something you will want to follow. TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were in for all 67 plays and even WR Brandon Lloyd had 57. Welker has been a mainstay stud in PPR formats, but could be in-line for a reduced workload. Don't panic just yet. We want to see another game or two.

Filed Under: 2012, W1

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