The Patriots placed Edelman (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Phil Perry of CSN New England reports. With his placement on IR, Edelman's season is officially over due to an ACL tear in his right knee. In his stead, Tom Brady is expected to lean on reliable options like Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks, but Chris Hogan and James White are also prime candidates to experience significant usage in 2017.
An MRI on Saturday confirmed that Edelman tore the ACL in his right knee, which means he will miss the 2017 season in its entirety, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edelman and quarterback Tom Brady shared an on-field chemistry that will not be easily replicated. However, the Patriots do at least have the depth needed to adequately deal with this situation. Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan will take on additional targets, while Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell will compete for snaps in three-wide formations. The 31-year-old Edelman will look to bounce back in 2018.
An MRI Saturday has reportedly confirmed that Edelman tore the ACL in his right knee, and will miss the entire 2017 season as a result, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. The on-field chemistry shared between Edelman and quarterback Tom Brady will not be easily replicated, but the Patriots do have the depth and specific personnel needed to adequately deal with this situation. Both Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks now figure to be in line for additional targets, while Danny Amendola should see an increased role out of the slot, which profiles him as an option in deeper PPR formats. Edelman will look to bounce back in the 2018 season.
Edelman is slated to undergo an MRI on Saturday to assess the damage in his right knee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. At this stage, it is suspected that that Patriots' starting wideout suffered a torn ACL, but we'll await confirmation of that outcome, either way, pending the results of his medical exams Saturday. The 31-year-old is coming off a 2016 season in which he logged 98 catches for 1,106 yards and three TDs. While the on-field chemistry that Edelman enjoys with QB Tom Brady can't be easily replicated, the Patriots do have the depth and specific personnel required to adequately cope with this potential season-ending situation. In such a scenario, Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks would likely be in line for added targets, while Danny Amendola, who can do some damage out of the slot, would profile as an option in deeper PPR formats.
The Patriots suspect Edelman tore his ACL in Friday's preseason game against the Lions, but have an MRI scheduled for Sunday in order to determine the full extent of the injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edelman went down in a non-contact situation after his knee buckled in the first quarter of Friday's contest. The Patriots have a plethora of capable wide receivers behind the veteran, so it remains to be seen how their roles will be affected should an ACL tear ultimately be confirmed. Expect more clarity on the situation following Sunday's MRI.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/29||Los Angeles Chargers||27||24.00|
|17||12/31||New York Jets||13||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||127||84||923||5||47||10.99||125|