Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
4 days ago

Edelman secured four of six targets for 38 yards and added 14 yards on three rushes in Thursday's 27-0 victory over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

The jack-of-all-trades was also officially the emergency QB on a night where the Patriots were forced to give 2016 third-rounder Jacoby Brissett his first NFL start. Edelman helped play the role of security blanket underneath for the rookie and also made a solid downfield block on LeGarrette Blount's 41-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The Patriots game plan clearly called for playing it safe Thursday, so Edelman's modest production should be kept in perspective. With Jimmy Garoppolo potentially available for Week 4 and Tom Brady set to return thereafter, the veteran receiver's numbers are poised to see a boost in coming weeks.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
1 week ago

Edelman hauled in seven of 11 targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

After Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a shoulder injury Sunday and rookie Jacoby Brisset took over at QB, Edelman (a signal-caller in college) was probably the next man up at the position for the Patriots. Looking ahead to Week 3, Edelman figures to be catching passes from Brissett on Thursday against the Texans. It's a scenario that cuts into Edelman's short-term fantasy upside, though fortunately top QB Tom Brady is slated to return to the team's lineup in Week 5.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Edelman caught all seven of his targets for 66 yards and added three carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

No one player truly took advantage of Rob Gronkowski's (hamstring) absence, as six Patriots had between four and seven targets. Edelman did have a big first half to help the team take an early 10-0 lead, but the Cardinals clamped down on him after halftime. He'll have a somewhat more favorable matchup Week 2 against the Dolphins, though it's possible Gronkowski could return

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
4 weeks ago

Edelman caught three of five targets for 28 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman was used sparingly in the game and appeared to emerge unscathed, which sets the stage for him to serve as the Patriots' top wideout to start the season, an assignment that carries with it fantasy utility (especially in PPR formats) as long as Edelman is able to stay healthy.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Edelman (foot) caught one pass for six yards on three targets in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first appearance of the preseason, Edelman played limited snaps with the first-team offense, taking a backseat to Chris Hogan. Edelman's uneventful night consisted of three short targets, with the last of those going for a six-yard gain from Tom Brady (suspension) midway through the second quarter. Edelman is unlikely to play in the final preseason game, as Friday's showing seemingly proved that he's healthy enough for Week 1. He should be ready for a much larger workload once the games count, though he won't get to work with Brady until Week 5.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Edelman (foot) is not expected to see action in Thursday night's preseason game against the Bears, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman, who suffered a minor foot issue in practice last Tuesday, did not play in the Patriots' preseason opener this past Thursday. He's been practicing since then -- and has looked sharp in doing so -- with his anticipated inactivity in the team's second preseason tilt merely a precaution.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Edelman (foot) was a full participant in Sunday's practice, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman missed the Patriots preseason opener after tweaking his surgically repaired foot last week. The team was expected to exercise caution with their No. 1 wide out, so his quick return to practice seems to indicate the tweak was not a big cause for concern. The Kent State product will continue looking to build a rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo who will be under center for the first four games of the season.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Edelman (foot) will likely be out for Thursday's preseason matchup against the Saints, Thomas Kane of Boston.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman is dealing with a short-term injury after tweaking his surgically repaired left foot Tuesday, so the team has no reason to risk the health of their No. 1 receiver during the first preseason game. Other notable names not slated to play include quarterback Tom Brady (suspension) and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Though Edelman (foot) practiced Wednesday, he wasn't a full participant, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still, after leaving Tuesday's practice which led to Edelman having his surgically-repaired left foot examined, his return to the field in short order confirms that his issue did not represent much of a setback, and rather it can be filed away as simply a short-term injury scare.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Edelman (foot) returned to practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman had a scare on Tuesday when it appeared he had re-aggravated a left foot injury, however tests indicated that his foot is fine. It is unclear whether head coach Bill Belichick will be cautious with the wide receiver or let him play as the Patriots head into the preseason.