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Julian Edelman | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Kent State
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Julian Edelman had 10 catches for 84 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over Oakland.
Edelman's 13 targets led the Patriots, and he was the clear No. 1 option. It was his fourth career game with at least 10 receptions. Edelman's only downside is he that continues to lose looks to Rob Gronkowski and Shane Vereen in the red-zone. He's a WR2 with upside in PPR formats. Sep 21 - 5:02 PM

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Julian Edelman (back) is probable for Week 3.

Edelman is ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders. He has 12 catches, 176 yards, and a touchdown through two games.
Sep 19 - 5:05 PM

Julian Edelman (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

As is often the case with Patriots injury report designations, there's nothing to see here. Edelman is fine to fire up as a WR2 for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 6:40 PM

Julian Edelman (back) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Patriots are likely just managing his reps. Edelman played 52-of-67 offensive snaps in Week 2.
Sep 17 - 5:59 PM

Julian Edelman caught six-of-seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings Week 2.

Edelman's seven targets paced the Patriots, and his 81 yards made up 54 percent of Tom Brady's total output. Edelman has established himself as the top receiver in New England, and looks to be well on his way to another big season. He is a WR2 in PPR formats.
Sep 14 - 4:18 PM

Julian Edelman caught 6-of-8 targets for 95 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

All six of Edelman's grabs came before halftime. He was actually third on the Pats in targets, checking in behind Rob Gronkowski and Kenbrell Thompkins, but is clearly a player who's going to see the ball early and often again this season. A WR2 in PPR leagues, Edelman is best deployed as a WR3 in standard formats, Especially with Gronk back, his touchdown upside is vanishingly small.
Sep 7 - 5:39 PM

Julian Edelman caught all eight of his targets for 99 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.

With Aaron Dobson (foot) and Rob Gronkowski (knee) both out, Edelman looked like the player that hauled in 105 passes in 2013. A healthy Gronkowski should siphon targets away from Edelman, but it is clear he is the No. 1 wideout in New England. He could easily top 80 catches this season. Edelman has 10 catches for 118 yards this preseason.
Aug 22 - 11:46 PM

Julian Edelman played on all 23 of Tom Brady's snaps in Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles.

While Brady was on the field, we had 23 snaps for Edelman, 21 for Kenbrell Thompkins, 12 for Danny Amendola and 7 for Brandon LaFell. While this wideout corps is somewhat muddled by the impending returns of Aaron Dobson (foot) and Rob Gronkowski (knee), it's clear Edelman is locked in as the No. 1 wideout. He's coming off a 105-catch season, is having a big camp and plays in every offensive formation. Don't expect another 100 catches, but 75-85 are within reach. Edelman had two grabs for 19 yards on two targets Friday night.

Julian Edelman has put together a "strong camp" as Tom Brady's "go-to guy."

With Rob Gronkowski (knee) limited and Aaron Dobson (foot) sidelined, it's no surprise that Brady is peppering Edelman with targets. That's what happened last year and the result was 105 catches, fourth-most in the league. We don't doubt Edelman is capable of something like that again, but Gronk's impressive rehab and healthy returns by Shane Vereen and Danny Amendola will lead to more balance. Something closer to 75 catches for Edelman is realistic.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 31 - 7:54 AM

The Boston Globe's Erik Frenz said Julian Edelman "is the clear-cut top receiver on the field" at Patriots OTAs.

Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski are not participating, but even so Edelman is showing no signs of slowing down after signing a four-year deal this March. That does not mean he will repeat his 2013 fantasy performance, though. Edelman will remain one of Tom Brady's favorite targets, but a healthy Danny Amendola, Gronkowski and Dobson almost assures Edelman will not see the 151 targets he saw last year. Edelman is still a reasonable WR3 option with WR2 upside in PPR formats.
Jun 14 - 10:05 AM

Julian Edelman's new deal with the Patriots has a base value of $17 million over four years.

It's a much better deal for the Pats than their five-year, $28.5 million commitment to Danny Amendola appears through one season. Amendola got $10 million guaranteed. Edelman has $8 million guaranteed, and the four-year pact has a max value of $19 million that can be reached through incentives. Amendola is locked into a roster spot for 2014, but the Patriots could save $2.1 million in salary cap space by releasing him next offseason. The Edelman deal magnifies that 2015 is a make-or-break year for Amendola in New England.
Mar 18 - 12:58 PM

Patriots re-signed WR Julian Edelman to a four-year contract.

Sanity wins out for both sides, though only after Edelman didn't hear the price he wanted on the open market. A slot dynamo coming off a career year where he caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns, Edelman means more to the Patriots than he possibly could to any other team. However, his market likely would have been hotter if not for his injury history. Edelman was a secret weapon in 2013, but had just 69 previous career catches. With Danny Amendola returning and Aaron Dobson another year older, Edelman could be hard pressed to match last season's numbers. He'll be a WR3 in standard leagues, and WR2 in PPR.
Mar 15 - 3:00 PM

The Patriots and Julian Edelman are working on a new deal.

With several of the wide receiver needy teams now off the market, Edelman may be best served returning to New England. The 49ers are still out there, however, and could make a serious run at the slot-man. Edelman posted 105-1056-6 line last season.
Mar 15 - 10:14 AM

The Sacramento Bee reports the Patriots are "trying hard" to re-sign free agent Julian Edelman, and that the Browns remain interested.

The slot man is currently visiting the 49ers. We'd imagine the Browns' "interest" will disappear once the Bengals officially decline to match Andrew Hawkins' offer sheet. Per reporter Matt Barrows, Edelman's decision is expected to come down to money. That's understandable considering how little of it, relatively speaking, Edelman has made to this point in his career.
Mar 13 - 10:29 PM

Free agent Julian Edelman will visit the 49ers on Friday.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 49ers are also interested in Hakeem Nicks. The Niners have slow-played the market, but are one of the more receiver-needy teams in the league. Edelman would represent a true slot threat that hasn't really been present during the Jim Harbaugh era. Provided the money is right, it would be a good signing for a team in the toughest division in football.
Mar 13 - 9:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Stevan Ridley
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1Stevan Ridley
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski