Julian Edelman was on his way toward another big year when a foot injury in Week 10 ended his regular season (he returned for the playoffs). He finished with 61 catches for 692 yards and seven touchdowns, and he scored double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league in four of the eight healthy games he appeared in and less than eight points just once over that span. If you project his stats over a full season he would have had 108 catches for 1,230 yards and 12 touchdowns, which makes him a candidate to be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues. Unfortunately, his foot injury isn't going away after he reportedly had a second surgery in the offseason, which was still an issue in May. He is expected to be fine for training camp, but keep an eye on his recovery. When healthy, we would draft him as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in Round 5 in standard leagues and Round 4 in PPR.
Edelman (foot), who was spotted running routes off to the side while his teammates practiced Thursday, was "moving at a good clip," CSN New England reports. Edelman, who underwent surgery on his left foot in April, has opened training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list. While the team has not offered a timetable for Edelman's possible return to practice, the wideout appears to be moving in the right direction and trending toward being on the field in Week 1, when the Patriots take on the Cardinals, with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.
Edelman, who underwent surgery on his left foot this offseason, is slated to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. The same applies to fellow wideout Danny Amendola, with both players eligible to be activated from the list and return to practice at any time during training camp. Though Edelman's status is clearly worth tracking, there's been positive indicators suggesting that he is on track in his injury recovery, including his recent presence at Fenway Park, where the wideout reportedly moved around well while taking batting practice and fielding ground balls.
Though Edelman is progressing in his recovery from a Jones fracture in his left foot, he remains unsure when he'll be full-go on the field, the Boston Herald reports. That said, per the report, things are "trending in the right direction" for the wideout, who noted Saturday that he's "feeling a day better than yesterday" and "feeling a second better than the last second." At this stage, the expectation is that Edelman will be available when the Patriots play in Week 1, though with QB Tom Brady set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, Edelman and the rest of the team's receiving corps are on track to catch passes out of the gate from Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Patriots are highly optimistic Edelman (foot) will be ready for training camp, CSN New England reports. Edelman broke his left foot Nov. 15 and missed the rest of the regular season, but he returned for New England's two playoff games, catching 17 passes for 153 yards on a whopping 29 targets. He then had a minor clean-up procedure on his foot during the offseason, and while he was recently spotted wearing a protective boot, the Patriots reportedly aren't too concerned. Assuming he recovers as expected, Edelman could spend a good portion of camp working with Jimmy Garoppolo, who's in line to replace Tom Brady (suspension) for the first four games of the season. Though facing long odds, Brady may file further appeals in an effort to have his suspension overturned or delayed.
Though Edelman underwent surgery on his left foot this offseason, the wideout is reportedly on track to be ready for training camp, ESPN.com reports. Per the report, Edelman was recently spotted in New York City sporting a "big boot" on his foot, after undergoing what is described as a "cleanup procedure" that is not expected to affect his status for the coming season. In the absence of any setbacks, Edelman is set to reprise his role as the Patriots' top receiver in 2016, with Danny Amendola and Chris Hogan next up in the team's wideout pecking order.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/20||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|12||11/28||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|16||12/24||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|3 Year Avg||124||86||907||6||47||10.55||132|