Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Edelman hauled in five of 13 targets for 87 yards, misfired on his sole pass attempt, and gained 40 yards on three punt returns in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman's game was a mixed bag, as he was unable to connect with Tom Brady as efficiently as usual and had multiple drops throughout the game. Edelman was also the target on a Brady overthrow with 1:43 remaining in the second quarter and the Patriots trying to secure points before halftime. However, the dynamic veteran still checked in second in targets overall and made one of the most spectacular catches in Super Bowl history on New England's game-tying drive, securing a tipped ball off the leg of the Falcons' Robert Alford and managing to prevent it from hitting the ground before the gained full control of it. The reception put the Patriots in Atlanta territory at the 41-yard line, and James White scored a one-yard touchdown four plays later t set up the game-tying two-point conversion by Danny Amendola. Edelman also made a 15-yard reception down to the Falcons' 25-yard line in the game-winning drive in overtime, capping off a 2016 season in which he tallied a career-best 1,106 receiving yards.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Edelman hauled in eight of 13 targets for 137 yards in Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round victory over the Texans. He also gained 26 yards on four punt returns.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman notched a six-yard catch on New England's first offensive play, his 69th postseason reception, which tied him with Wes Welker in franchise history. However, he was shut out from that point forward until hauling in a 48-yard bomb from Tom Brady on the Patriots' final possession before halftime. That seemed to reignite their prolific connection, as the future Hall of Fame quarterback proceeded to find Edelman six more times for 83 yards in the second half. Danny Amendola's return to the lineup from a high-ankle sprain did nothing to dilute Edelman's involvement, as his 13 targets were the most he'd seen since Week 11 against the 49ers. The eight-year veteran will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in next Sunday's conference championship showdown against either the Chiefs or Steelers.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Edelman hauled in eight of 13 targets for 151 yards and a TD in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman and the Patriots will now have a bye week before embarking on their postseason run and with the wideout having appeared to make it through Week 17 unscathed, he'll maintain strong value pick in fantasy playoff leagues and competitions.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Edelman caught five of his eight targets for 89 yards in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Edelman logged 36 snaps Saturday, while fellow wideout Chris Hogan was on the field for 64 snaps and Malcolm Mitchell was out there for 59. Edelman has been an injury report regular this season and if the Patriots head into Week 17 with the No. 1 seed in the AFC locked up -- which they would, in the event of an Oakland loss -- Edelman could potentially be limited or rested next weekend.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Edelman caught six of 12 targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 16-3 win at Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman didn't have a catch in the first quarter, but had three receptions for 44 yards on New England's first drive of the second period. Considering Tom Brady completed just 16 of 32 passes for 188 yards Sunday, Edelman actually had a strong fantasy game. The veteran wideout has been somewhat inefficient over the last two weeks, but is still seeing tons of volume in general, with double-digit targets in each of the last five games. He'll take on the Jets in Week 16.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Edelman caught seven passes (on 15 targets) for 73 yards in Monday night's win over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman led the Patriots in both targets and receptions Monday, helping New England move the sticks from his usual slot position. A favorite of quarterback Tom Brady, Edelman has now caught at least seven passes in five straight games. He's also totaled 64 targets over that span, making him particularly effective in PPR formats. Although Edelman has still scored just twice this season, he should provide a reliable safety blanket for Brady against a tough Broncos defense this Sunday.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
3 months ago

Edelman (foot) is not listed on the Patriots' Week 14 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman had been an injury report regular of late, but it appears as though he's moved past the foot issue that landed him on it. Supporting that notion is that the wideout has recorded three straight eight-catch efforts on a combined 40 targets over that span. Edelman thus approaches the last quarter of the Patriots' regular season slate as a high-volume receiving option in the team's Tom Brady-helmed offense.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
3 months ago

Edelman (foot) caught eight of 12 targets for 101 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Having logged three straight eight-catch efforts, fueled by a combined 40 targets over that span, Edelman heads into the stretch run as a high-volume wideout option in the New England offense. That's not likely to change as long as the wideout avoids any injury setbacks, in particular pertaining to the foot issue that has made Edelman an injury report regular of late.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
3 months ago

Edelman (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman will continue to remain heavily-targeted in the Patriots offense down the stretch, on the heels of consecutive eight-catch efforts, propelled by a combined 28 targets over his last two outings. Tight end Rob Gronkowski's season-ending back injury shouldn't significantly impact Edelman's already-high target volume, but the development does figure lead to New England employing more three-wideout sets moving forward.

Julian Edelman
WR NE (9)
3 months ago

Edelman (foot) has been cleared to play in the Patriots' Week 13 tilt with the Rams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Edelman was limited in practice throughout the week, that's mostly been the case for the last several games, yet the wideout hasn't been forced to miss any action. Edelman has taken on more volume in the Patriots' attack the past three weeks with 7.7 receptions on 12.3 targets per contest, and both numbers could conceivably tick up in the games to come with star tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) landing on IR.