With Shane Vereen expected to be out several weeks with a broken left wrist, Zach Sudfeld nursing a sore hamstring, Danny Amendola dealing with a groin injury and Rob Gronkowski still working his way back to full strength, now is a great time for Julian Edelman to rise to the top.
Edelman caught seven passes on nine targets for 79 yards while catching Tom Brady‘s only two touchdowns on the day in the Patriots’ 23-21 win over the Bills.
Bill Belichick was asked during his conference call Monday morning about Edelman’s versatility.
“We’ve seen Julian do a lot of different things for us: he’s returned kicks, he’s covered kicks, he’s played defense, he’s run with the ball, he’s caught the ball,” Belichick said. “He has a lot of different skills and we’ve used him in a lot of different ways with the ball in his hands. He’s an aggressive blocker and also as I said, in the kicking game and on defense. Versatility is definitely one of his strengths. He’s a tough kid, he’s a good competitor, he has good body strength, he’s got some speed and he’s got quickness. He’s got a lot of things going for him.”
If you haven't yet added Julian Edelman to your fantasy team, why? The New England Patriots play the New York Jets on a short week. Danny Amendola is questionable, Rob Gronkowski has yet to return, and Zach Sudfeld's groin hurts. Edelman is healthy. Short week and sure hands make for a sure fantasy pick-up.
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