Is Julian Edelman Poised for the Best Fantasy Football Season of His Career?

Aug 19, 2019 06:16 PM EDT

Photo credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Julian Edelman

  • Julian Edelman has been one of the Patriots' top pass-game weapons for years, but 2019 will be different without Rob Gronkowski. What should we expect from Edelman?

It’s officially time to start fantasy football prep. I’ll be answering the biggest questions heading into the 2019 season; this is part of that series.

The Patriots have consistently established themselves as one of the league’s highest-scoring offenses for the better part of the 21st century. The constant factors have been Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and the results have been nothing short of remarkable.

2019 will present a new challenge of replacing one of the most matchup-proof weapons the game of football has ever seen. No single tight end on the Patriots roster has anything close to the ability to replace the GOAT, Rob Gronkowski, so they’ll instead need to rely on a cast of characters to pick up the slack and win in numbers.

Enter: Julian Edelman.

Last season’s Super Bowl MVP has been one of Brady’s most-trusted targets for a long time, and he’ll be needed more than ever in 2019 without Gronk to consistently draw away the attention of the defense.

What follows is a breakdown on what to expect from Edelman next season, as well as what to make of his fantasy football value.

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