Edelman is dealing with a back injury. It's unclear whether the injury is serious. If Edelman shows improvement during the week, he should play Week 3.
Edelman leads New England and ranks 11th in the NFL with 176 receiving yards. Only tight end Rob Gronkowski, with 17 targets, has had more passes thrown his way by Brady.
"I'm going to go out there and do my job and that's to get open and catch the ball," Edelman told ESPN.com. "I'm not the quarterback, so I'm sure -- it's only two games, there's a lot of season left -- there are going to be games where other guys are going to get more rocks than me. But I'm just going to continue to try to get better and do my job."
Edelman also has 30 rushing yards this season.
Edelman will look to keep it rolling in Week 3 when the Raiders come to Foxboro.
Edelman was unstoppable in the first half, hauling in six of seven passes thrown his way for 95 yards, including a long reception of 44 yards. He also ran the ball twice for 21 yards before halftime, but wasn't heard from again from that point on. Edelman was targeted just once in the second half, a pass he was unable to haul in as the Patriots' offense fell apart in the loss.
Edelman finished in a tie for third on the team in targets, as the Dolphins focused more of their defensive pressure on him as the game went on. The Patriots will take on the Vikings in Week 2.
Edelman was an unstoppable part of the Patriots' passing attack in a Week 15 loss to the Dolphins last season, as he hauled in 13 of 19 passes thrown his way for 139 yards, a career-high total. He also found the end zone in the game, as he ended up with a massive 19 Fantasy points in the loss.
The Dolphins were actually solid against the pass last season, and Edelman managed just two catches for 7 yards in the lone game Rob Gronkowski appeared in against them a year ago. With Gronkowski healthy, Edelman is a bit less of a sure thing than he otherwise might be, but he still figures to see a hefty number of targets.
Both of our experts have Edelman ranked among the top-24 wide receivers for Week 1, making him a solid starting option in both PPR and standard formats this Sunday.
|4||9/29/14||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/16/14||@ IND||8:30 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ SD||8:30 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||7||37||359||9.7||29||1||3||0||19|
|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||16||11||105||1056||10.1||44||6||9||2||54|
|2014||New England Patriots||2||2||12||176||14.7||44||1||3||2||8|
|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||16||11||2||11||5.5||7||0||0||2|
|2014||New England Patriots||2||2||3||30||10.0||17||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||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||2||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||16||35||23||374||10.7||43||0||4|
|2014||New England Patriots||2||6||1||81||13.5||34||0||2|
|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|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||3||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||1||1||1||0||1||22||1||1|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||6||0||0||5||0||0||5||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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