Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #27 65.40 NE Active 6 years 28 5'10 200 @Edelman11

2014 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Last updated on Jun-23-2014 by Daniel Kalles

HIGH VOLUME OR BUST: During the 2013 offseason, Julian Edelman had a hard time getting a new contract. He eventually signed a one year with the Patriots and wasn't even assured at cracking the final roster. He did crack the final roster and had an unbelievable season, playing in all 16 games for the first time in his career and setting career- highs in most categories -- 105 receptions for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns -- becoming Tom Brady's go-to guy. This led to a four-year contract and he goes into 2014 as the clear-cut number one option. While the Patriots hope to have Gronk and Amendola healthy for a full season to take some of the load off, Edelman should have no problem catching at least 85 passes (if not more) this season. His value is obviously significantly higher in PPR leagues, so draft accordingly.

Editor's note: The planets aligned for Edelman in 2013. Injuries were abound at the position and he was thrust to the forefront due to necessity, not overwhelming must-start talent. Without the benefit of high-volume targets and receptions, Edelman is just another average receiver. If the targets decline at all, they will go to the Patriots' younger and upside-rich receivers.

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6/23 - Patriots QB Tom Brady trying to improve accuracy, especially down the field

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
15.04 FFToolbox - George Bissell 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
12.03 Fantasy Football QB - It could be qualified as a reach, but if I barely care about the ADP in the first few rounds, I certainly don't care about the ADP in the late rounds. The way I see it is this: Edelman is the only WR option left in NE who actually has an established rapport with Brady, he knows the system, he played well in Welker's spot before, and he can have real PPR value when he is on the field. That last bit is what will make him a value or not.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
15.09 FFMagicMan - Edelman has had some fluky injuries, but outside of Gronkowski he is pretty much the only receiver in New England with any sort of rapport with Tom Brady. Edelman showed flashes of excellence at times in 2012, I think things are aligning for him to be a key part of the Patriot attack in 2013. Love him as a late-round pick.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
11.07 RotoExperts - Scott 
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