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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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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

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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

Julian Edelman (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday.

There's been no concern surrounding Edelman's availability for the Divisional Round against the Ravens. He suffered the injury in Week 15 and practiced ahead of Week 17 before being inactive for the meaningless game. Edelman should be fine for Saturday. He'll see plenty of Matt Elam and Lardarius Webb.
Jan 7 - 3:59 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) has been declared inactive for Week 17 against the Bills.

A Saturday report said any Patriot carrying even the slightest of injuries would be inactive in the meaningless season finale, so Edelman appears to be a victim of that policy. He got in limited practices this week and should be good to go following the Patriots first-round bye. New England also declared TE Rob Gronkowski, RB Jonas Gray, OG Dan Connolly, OT Sebastian Vollmer, LB Donta Hightower and CB Brandon Browner inactive against the Bills.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Patriots.com believes "anyone dealing with any sort of injury could very well be inactive" Week 17 against the Bills.

Bill Belichick said earlier in the week the Patriots "will do what we feel is best for our football team, period." That could include resting players dealing with nagging injuries like Julian Edelman (concussion) and LeGarrette Blount (shoulder). Both are listed as questionable for this week, and it would not be surprising if both are inactive.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Edelman was limited in practice throughout the week. He needs just 28 yards to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but is still in the final stage of the concussion protocol. Edelman would be a risky DFS play with the Patriots having already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is practicing Wednesday.

Edelman also practiced throughout last week, but could not clear the final part of the concussion protocol. Danny Amendola stepped up against the Jets with a 8-63-0 line on 11 targets. Edelman figures to be cleared for Week 17, although he's a risky play as the Patriots have already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:38:00 PM

The Patriots have ruled out Julian Edelman (concussion) and LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) for Week 16 at the Jets.

Neither made the trip to New York. Edelman figures to be replaced by Danny Amendola, who could be a slightly intriguing "punt" play in DFS this week, although the majority of Tom Brady's targets figure to go to Rob Gronkowski, Brandon LaFell, and Shane Vereen. With Blount on the shelf, Jonas Gray will operate as New England's primary power runner between the tackles.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Julian Edelman (concussion) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Jets.

Edelman was only able to practice on a limited basis this week. He didn't travel with the team and hasn't been cleared to play. Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell will see an increase in targets, with Danny Amendola a candidate for an expanded role.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Matt Flynn
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3Jonas Gray
4James White
5Travaris Cadet
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brandon Gibson
4Brian Tyms
5Jonathan Krause
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Chris Harper
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Scott Chandler
4AJ Derby
5Jake Bequette
K1Stephen Gostkowski