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Wide Receiver, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2009 Round 7 (23)
College: Kent State
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1986-05-22 Age: 32
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#43 5 7.05

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2009 NE 11 54 37 359 9.7 1 2 5 2.5 0 42.4 3.9
2010 NE 15 14 7 86 12.3 0 2 14 7.0 0 10.0 0.7
2011 NE 13 8 4 34 8.5 0 4 8 2.0 0 4.2 0.3
2012 NE 8 32 21 235 11.2 3 4 45 11.3 0 46.0 5.8
2013 NE 16 151 105 1,056 10.1 6 2 11 5.5 0 142.7 8.9
2014 NE 14 134 92 972 10.6 4 10 94 9.4 0 130.6 9.3
2015 NE 9 88 61 692 11.3 7 3 23 7.7 0 113.5 12.6
2016 NE 16 160 98 1,106 11.3 3 12 57 4.8 0 134.3 8.4
2018 (Projected) NE     59 692 11.7 4 5 36 7.2 0 96.8  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
A torn right ACL in the third preseason game cost Edelman the entire 2017 season. The 32-year-old slot receiver worked his way back over the offseason and appeared primed to regain his place as Tom Brady's favorite WR target before news broke of a four-game suspension for PED use.

When active, Edelman has been a volume beast in the Patriot passing game, with over 150 targets in two of his last four seasons. Assuming he is back to full speed and will not be in Belichick's doghouse for missing time, Edelman will likely slide back into the slot receiver role and the 8 to 10 targets that come along with that position.

The four-game suspension will chase away risk-adverse owners who are not comfortable using an eighth-round pick on a player who will miss a quarter of the season. But for those willing to take the hit, adding Edelman as a reserve or Flex WR, especially in PPR formats, could be a league-winning move.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR2 Chris Hogan
WR2WR3 Phillip Dorsett
WR3WR4 Josh Gordon
WR4WR5 Cordarrelle Patterson
WR5WR1 Julian Edelman
WR6WR6 Matt Slater
WR7WR7 Chad Hansen
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Eric Decker announces retirement
Revolving door continues for New England WRs
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 26, 1:00 pm

New England Patriots
Veteran wide receiver Eric Decker, who had signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on Aug. 3, announced his retirement on Instagram Sunday afternoon. Decker appeared to be on the roster bubble despite the Patriots' needs at receiver; he didn't play in the first half of Friday's preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The wide receiver group in New England has been a revolving door as the Patriots have said goodbye to Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt earlier this off-season. With Decker headed toward retirement, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson remain the top four options with Edelman severing a four-game suspension.


Patriots release WR Malcolm Mitchell
Knee still an issue
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 6, 1:33 pm

New England Patriots
Patriots have released WR Malcolm Mitchell. Really flashed as a rookie but has battled injury problems (Jason La Canfora on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mitchell played 12 games in his rookie season but has battled knee issues ever since. The Patriots attempted to trade the third-year wide receiver but couldn't get a deal done. The wide receiver depth chart is still in flux with Chris Hogan, Julian Edelman, Kenny Britt, Eric Decker, Cordarrelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett all vying for targets.


Patriots sign Eric Decker
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 2, 11:25 am

New England Patriots
Patriots expected to sign former Titans’, Jets’ and Broncos’ WR Eric Decker to a one-year deal, per sources. And it’s neither here nor there, but is there now a better looking QB-WR combo in the NFL than Tom Brady and Decker? (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jordan Matthews suffered a hamstring injury in last Sunday's practice and the Patriots felt the need to bring in another wideout into a crowded group. Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson, Eric Decker, Kenny Britt and Malcolm Mitchell fill up the top of the depth chart. He's a late-round dart throw in redraft leagues.


Injury Patriots release Jordan Matthews
Suffered significant hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 1, 1:00 pm

New England Patriots
According to a league source, the #Patriots have released WR Jordan Matthews. He had suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s practice. (Jim McBride on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Reports surfaced that Matthews had suffered a significant hamstring injury and would likely miss most of training camp. The Patriots ultimately decided to cut the wide receiver who was working in a rotation opposite Chris Hogan. With Matthews released and Julian Edelman scheduled to miss the first 4 games of the season, the door is open for Kenny Britt, Malcolm Mitchell and Phillip Dorsett to earn more opportunities.


Julian Edelman appeal denied
Will server 4-game suspension
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jul 3, 5:22 pm

New England Patriots
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's appeal was denied Tuesday, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. His four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs stands. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: There's some particulars to this case surrounding the exact substance that was flagged and the handling of results that may continue to garner headlines but as it stands now, Edelman will miss the first 4 games of the season. Chris Hogan and the Patriots running backs should see some increased opportunities during Edelman's absence while Edelman's current ADP in the middle of the 6th round should continue to fall.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at ARI W 23-21 7 7 66 9.4 0 3 16 5.3 0 8.2
2 MIA W 31-24 11 7 76 10.9 0 0 0 - 0 7.6
3 HOU W 27-0 6 4 38 9.5 0 3 14 4.7 0 5.2
4 BUF L 0-16 4 1 16 16.0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1.7
5 at CLE W 33-13 10 5 35 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.5
6 CIN W 35-17 7 4 30 7.5 0 1 8 8.0 0 3.8
7 at PIT W 27-16 10 9 60 6.7 0 0 0 - 0 6.0
8 at BUF W 41-25 8 4 37 9.3 1 1 0 0.0 0 9.7
10 SEA L 24-31 9 7 99 14.1 0 0 0 - 0 9.9
11 at SF W 30-17 17 8 77 9.6 1 2 12 6.0 0 14.9
12 at NYJ W 22-17 11 8 83 10.4 0 0 0 - 0 8.3
13 LAR W 26-10 12 8 101 12.6 0 0 0 - 0 10.1
14 BAL W 30-23 15 7 73 10.4 0 0 0 - 0 7.3
15 at DEN W 16-3 12 6 75 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
16 NYJ W 41-3 8 5 89 17.8 0 0 0 - 0 8.9
17 at MIA W 35-14 13 8 151 18.9 1 1 6 6.0 0 21.7
DP HOU W 34-16 13 8 137 17.1 0 1 12 12.0 0 14.9
CC PIT W 36-17 10 8 118 14.8 1 0 0 - 0 17.8
SB at ATL W 34-28 13 5 87 17.4 0 1 2 2.0 0 8.9
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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