The last time Edelman was in the lineup was Week 7, and he’s been on the IR after undergoing knee surgery ever since. That said, head coach Bill Belichick said that Edelman is now considered day to day, which suggests that a return is possible over the season’s final three weeks.
It will be interesting to see what role Edelman plays if he does return to the lineup. He was operating as the Patriots’ top wide receiver before his injury, but Jakobi Meyers has filled that role admirably in his stead. Meyers has logged at least six targets in six of his past eight games, and he’s averaged 13.33 FanDuel points per game over that time frame. He’s also led the Patriots’ receiving corps in snaps over that time frame, and he played on a perfect 100% of the offensive snaps in Week 14.
Of course, it’s tough to trust any pass catcher for the Patriots at the moment. They have hardly passed the ball at all recently, with Cam Newton attempting 19 passes or fewer in four of his past five games. Unsurprisingly, he’s logged 119 passing yards or fewer in all four of those contests, which limits the fantasy appeal for every receiver on the roster.
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