Julian Edelman Fantasy News

Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:44pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. Amendola says he’s in for Week 3. In the 8 games that Julian Edelman has missed since 2013, Amendola has averaged 5.4 catches for 54 yards and 0.12 touchdowns per game.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:42pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Amendola is on track to play in Week 3. In the 8 games that Julian Edelman has missed since 2013, Amendola has averaged 5.4 catches for 54 yards and 0.12 touchdowns per game.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:42pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks like Amendola is on track to play in Week 3. In the 8 games that Julian Edelman has missed since 2013, Amendola has averaged 5.4 catches for 54 yards and 0.12 touchdowns per game.

WR Brandin Cooks ready to be bigger part of Pats offense

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 8:09am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Patriots are obviously going to have to adjust after the injury to wide receiver Julian Edelman, but newcomer Brandin Cooks already figured to be a big part of their offensive plan.

Acquired in a trade with the Saints this offseason, Cooks said the job got tougher without Edelman (who suffered a torn ACL in their most recent preseason game), but he knew he was walking into an environment where adaptability was key.

“Very unfortunate, a guy like that; a warrior who works so hard,” Cooks said of Edelman, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “At the same time, we know we have to get ready, to keep the wheels turning and do what we have to do to make up for that.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cooks says he feels fresh but is still learning the demands of the Pats offense. We have Cooks ranked 12th on our list of WRs.

Pats Beat: QB Tom Brady has trust level with WR Danny Amendola

Monday, August 28, 2017, 11:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

It was notable to me that Tom Brady mentioned veteran receiver Danny Amendola first when assessing where the Patriots go from here, without Julian Edelman. Brady has a similar level of trust with Amendola, as was evidenced in Super Bowl LI.

The Patriots have managed Amendola's playing time carefully in recent years -- hoping to keep him healthy for the long haul -- with the 2016 season a good example of it.

Through the first 12 games of 2016, Amendola had averaged 22.1 offensive snaps per game. That ranked behind Edelman (57.2 percent), Chris Hogan (49.3) and Malcolm Mitchell (29.9).

Fantasy Impact:

The Pats are still going to monitor Amendola's workload. This writer feels 40-50 percent of the snaps are a realistic range. The story added in 2015, Amendola played 51.5 percent of the snaps and totaled a line of 65-648-3. The writer went on to say getting Mitchell healthy to fill some of the void is the team's best-case scenario at this point.

Patriots confirm WR Julian Edelman tore his ACL, out for the season

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1:33pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

Fears confirmed via MRI, Patriots WR Julian Edelman has a complete ACL tear in his right knee, per source.

Related players: Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, Danny Amendola

Fantasy Impact:

Hogan likely steps in and replaces most of his production in the offense. To this point, he's been more of a late-round flier thanks to the addition of Brandin Cooks, but he has the receiving chops to play in the slot or outside. In 18 games last season (including the postseason) he played at a 49-catch, 900-yard, 5.3-touchdown pace, which equates to fantasy WR4 numbers in PPR formats and low-end WR3 numbers in standard (thanks to his 18.4 yards per catch). Hogan will likely run more shorter routes causing his receptions to increase while the yardage and touchdowns stay about the same. He's our No. 42 receiver in PPR scoring, which would make him an 8th-round value on draft day. Most owners will probably be able to get him in the 10th or later.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman carted off with a knee injury

Friday, August 25, 2017, 7:42pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

Patriots WR Julian Edelman with what looked like a non-contact knee injury. Limping to the bench now.

Update from Ian Rapoport: "Patriots WR Julian Edelman has suffered what is believed to be a torn ACL, per sources. MRI tomorrow to confirm."

Related players: Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola.

Fantasy Impact:

We'll update as more information becomes available, but the injury appeared to be non-contact, which usually isn't good. We should know tomorrow if there's ligament damage. If he were to miss time, it would boost the other Patriot receivers, but Chris Hogan is the best of the rest and should benefit the most.

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 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.

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.

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.

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