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Julian Edelman | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Kent State
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Julian Edelman caught 4-of-5 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 5 win over the Cowboys.
It was an unusual day for Edelman, who failed to reach eight catches for the first time this season, but posted a 2015 high in yardage. He averaged 30 yards per grab after entering Week 5 with a 9.3 YPC. The Pats got away with a blatant pick on Edelman's 59-yard touchdown, but he showed some nice moves after getting freed, cutting from the outside to in as he ran past the entire defense. At the season's quarter pole, Edelman is on pace for 136 catches, 1,596 yards and 12 touchdowns. Oct 11 - 7:45 PM

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Julian Edelman caught 8-of-11 targets for 85 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

The Patriots scored six touchdowns in the 51-17 stomping of Jacksonville, but Edelman wasn't part of the group that visited the end zone. Tom Brady only threw two passing scores, while Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount combined for four touchdowns on the ground. Edelman entered Week 3 leading the league with 31 targets. With 11 more on Sunday, he's setting himself apart. Edelman is locked in as a WR1 in PPR. The 3-0 Patriots are heading into their bye week.
Sep 27 - 5:20 PM

Julian Edelman blew up for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 11 catches while adding a 12-yard rush in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Bills.

Edelman was heard from early and often, beginning New England’s scoring with a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Bills brought their usual amount of pressure, forcing Tom Brady to look to his check-down man, which was usually Edelman. He did have two drops but Edelman's massive workload and explosiveness after the catch made up for his rare miscues. Edelman is locked in as WR2 next week against the Jags.
Sep 20 - 5:14 PM

Julian Edelman caught 11-of-12 targets for 97 yards in New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers.

Edelman spent the night curling and slanting, catching perfectly-placed passes from Tom Brady. The Steelers' "new look" secondary could contain neither Edelman nor Rob Gronkowski. The 10-plus catch effort was the sixth of Edelman's career. The sailing won't be quite as smooth against the Bills in Week 2. Edelman is an every-week WR2 in standard leagues.
Sep 10 - 11:59 PM

Julian Edelman (ankle) is absent from the Week 1 injury report.

Edelman missed the entire preseason and nearly all of camp with an ankle issue, but the Pats were just being cautious with their No. 1 wideout. Again set to soak up targets as Tom Brady's safety valve, Edelman is locked in as a WR2.
Sep 9 - 10:23 PM

Julian Edelman (ankle) remains sidelined at Patriots practice, but the "feeling" is he's close to returning.

Although he was spotted in shorts and shells Tuesday, Edelman hasn't practiced since August 2. He deferred questions about his status to coach Bill Belichick. "I think I’m 10 seconds better than the last 10 seconds," Edelman cheekily added. His status along with Brandon LaFell's (foot, PUP) is one of the reasons the Pats signed Reggie Wayne. LaFell's ailment is shrouded in mystery, but there's little reason to believe Edelman won't be ready for Week 1.
Aug 25 - 3:33 PM

Julian Edelman hasn't participated in team drills since August 2.

He's been limited to individual work since returning to practice on Monday. As usual, the Patriots have provided no information on the nature of his injury. Obviously Edelman won't compete in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Packers. The Patriots are pretty banged up at receiver right now with Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and Brian Tyms all dealing with injuries.
Aug 12 - 9:41 AM

The Associated Press reports Julian Edelman passed a concussion test in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl victory.

Making a 21-yard grab on 3rd-and-14 with 10:58 remaining, Edelman took a helmet-to-helmet shot from Kam Chancellor. He appeared staggered, struggling to pull himself up off the field on three-straight targets. He was not immediately tested, so it's unclear when the test was administered. Some of the assembled media believed Edelman seemed a bit fuzzy post-game, but the Pats apparently did their due diligence. At the very least, however, Edelman should have been immediately tested following Chancellor's hit. Edelman was one of the heroes of the game, catching nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. His score provided the difference.
Feb 2 - 1:44 PM

Julian Edelman secured 9-of-12 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for seven yards in the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seahawks.

The Pats went heavy on shotgun, three-receiver formations, attacking Seattle with short passes. Edelman is Tom Brady's go-to target in the short passing game. Edelman broke off a 23-yard gain on a third-and-nine crossing route in the second quarter. The play set up Brandon LaFell's 11-yard TD. Edelman took over the game in the fourth quarter, ripping off chain-moving gains and what proved to be the game-winning touchdown catch with 2:02 left. Brady's most trusted wideout, Edelman will again be a safe bet for 90-plus catches in 2015. Turning 29 this May, Edelman is signed through 2017.
Feb 1 - 10:57 PM

Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 98 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

Edelman couldn't be stopped by the Colts or a hip injury that briefly sent him to the locker room. He was especially dominant on third down, consistently finding openings underneath and getting to the sticks with his underrated YAC ability. Edelman now has at least seven catches in six straight games, piling up 50-538-2 during that span. He'll be a featured player in the Super Bowl, especially with the Legion of Boom far more susceptible to smaller inside receivers than the bigger outside ones.
Jan 18 - 11:43 PM

Julian Edelman left Sunday's AFC Championship Game in the second quarter with a hip injury, but later returned.

Edelman got up gingerly following a third-down catch on the sideline. He was able to jog across the field under his own power to meet with Patriots trainers and then walked to the locker room. He returned after missing just one drive.
Jan 18 - 7:44 PM

Julian Edelman caught 8-of-14 targets for 74 yards in New England's Divisional Round win over the Ravens, adding a 51-yard touchdown pass.

A college quarterback for Kent State, Edelman uncorked his first career pass in the third quarter, and it changed a game that was in danger of getting away from the Patriots. Edelman also led the Pats in targets, drawing one more than Rob Gronkowski. He nearly cost the Pats dearly in the second quarter, losing a fumble that he miraculously managed to recover amongst 4-5 Ravens. Edelman will offer about as much floor as you can get in DFS cash games in conference championship week.
Jan 10 - 8:49 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is active for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Ravens.

Edelman was listed as probable, so his status was never in doubt. He's expected to draw Ravens S/CB Matt Elam in coverage, and is a strong bet to lead the Patriots in targets. Brandon LaFell (toe, shoulder) is also active.
Jan 10 - 3:25 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is listed as probable for the Divisional Round against the Ravens.

If there was any remaining doubt about whether Edelman has been cleared, this locks it in. He'll start against Baltimore and could be the Pats' primary means of ball movement in a game where New England is unlikely to lean on its power run game. Rotoworld's Evan Silva is high on Edelman as a Week 19 DFS start. You can read Silva's Divisional Round breakdown at the link below.
Jan 9 - 4:12 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) remained limited on Thursday.

Edelman is fully expected to return for Saturday's game against the Ravens, but hasn't gotten in a full practice since going down in Week 15. Of course, practice designations are usually worthless with the Patriots. Edelman will be out there for the Divisional Round.
Jan 8 - 5:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
WR11Julian Edelman
2Matt Slater
3Keshawn Martin
WR21Danny Amendola
2Aaron Dobson
3Brandon LaFell
WR31Aaron Dobson
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
LG1Josh Kline
2Shaq Mason
C1David Andrews
2Ryan Wendell
RG1Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski