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Edelman started the season hot, then cooled off, but has now achieved back-to-back 100-yard performances. He has caught 18 passes for 211 yards and two touchodwns in his last two games.
It's difficult to judge what Edelman will do in Week 14 against the Jekyll-Hyde Cleveland pass defense. The Browns rank fifth in the NFL in passing yards allowed (2,494), but 19th in touchdowns yielded through the air (21). Edelman will likely be covered by Joe Haden, whose Pro Bowl credentials have taken a hit in recent weeks. And the Browns rank 30th in the league in red zone defense.
Another factor to consider is that the Cleveland quarterback situation is a mess, especially if Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell are sidelined with concussions. That could result in a blowout that would keep Tom Brady from throwing the ball late.
Edelman is a fine No. 2 receiver or flex option. Fantasy owners should not shy away from playing him this week, but his production can't be easily predicted.
Edelman had a quiet first half, totaling three catches for 27 yards. Edelman was then much more active in the second half, which included four targets on the second offensive drive in the third quarter. He had six catches for 74 yards after halftime.
Edelman finished with 12 targets, which tied Rob Gronkowski for the team lead. Edelman has four 100-yard games in his career -- three this season. The Patriots are back in action Week 14 vs. Cleveland.
After a lackluster first half, the Patriots bounced back by scoring in the first four series after the half. Edelman played a huge role, as he hauled in a 5-yard pass from Tom Brady for a touchdown in the third quarter. He then grabbed a 14-yard pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. He caught nien of the 11 passes thrown his way for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-31 overtime win.
Edelman had not scored a touchdown since the opening week of the season. He scored twice in a Week 1 win over the Bills. He has 610 receiving yards and four touchdowns on the year. He'll look to bounce back in Week 13 at Houston.
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|2010||New England Patriots||15||3||7||86||12.3||40||0||2||1||3|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||0||4||34||8.5||11||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||21||235||11.2||56||3||1||1||12|
|2013||New England Patriots||12||7||70||711||10.2||44||4||6||2||35|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||7||2||5||2.5||5||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||3||2||14||7.0||13||0||0||1|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||0||4||8||2.0||6||0||0||2|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||4||45||11.3||47||0||1||2|
|2013||New England Patriots||12||7||2||11||5.5||7||0||0||2|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||11||241||21.9||32||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||12||284||23.7||37||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||38||12.7||32||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||12||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||6||1||63||10.5||35||0||1|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||21||6||321||15.3||94||1||4|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||28||7||296||10.6||72||1||1|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||17||1||263||15.5||68||1||4|
|2013||New England Patriots||12||30||17||349||11.6||43||0||4|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||18||13.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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