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

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.

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