Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances policy. Edelman is appealing the suspension.
A shocking development for the veteran wide receiver coming off of an ACL tear, Edelman will likely miss the first four games of the season. Since becoming a full-time starter in 2013, Edelman has seen 25.8 percent of the targets from Tom Brady. In his absence, expect Chris Hogan to see a bump in target share, while Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell, and Kenny Britt fight for an opportunity to start in two-wide sets. Of those players, Matthews has the best fantasy finish in a given year, completing 2015 as the No. 16 scoring fantasy wide receiver in PPR formats.