Edelman finished last season as the No. 14 half-PPR receiver, but he’s another year older (34) and lost his BFF Tom Brady, so the passing game is bound to regress even though the Patriots signed Cam Newton to replace him. Brady threw for 4,057 yards and 24 touchdowns last year, and Newton has only cleared 3,600 yards once in the last seven seasons and has averaged 22.8 touchdown passes per season in his first eight seasons. Edelman should be the top target in the Patriots’ talent-deprived receiving corps. Rob Gronkowski is gone, so Edelman’s main competition is James White, N’Keal Harry and Mohamed Sanu (barring another surprise signing--Antonio Brown?!?). Edelman is currently being drafted as a high-end WR4, but that’s bound to change now that Newton is in tow.
Jan 03 · 7:11 PM EST