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Julian Edelman injury update: WR will likely play, but fantasy value limited

Rob Carr

Julian Edelman (hand) is listed as questionable, but is expected to play Sunday in London when the Patriots take on the Rams. We break down the fantasy implications.

Julian Edelman is listed as questionable, but expected to play Sunday in London when the New England Patriots take on the St. Louis Rams. Edelman has been dealing with a hand injury since Week 3, and was a limited participant in practice throughout this past week.

Edelman's first game back from injury was Week 7 against the New York Jets. He played just five snaps in the win, recording two receptions for seven yards. It is unclear how much the Pats will increase his role against the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: As long as Edelman is gimpy, he is a very risky fantasy option going forward. Prior to the injury, he seemed poised to assume a major role within New England's offense. At this point, however, there is no reason to assume Tom Brady will target him over Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd.

Edelman could see a late season fantasy surge, but until then you should leave him on waivers. He shouldn't even be a fantasy consideration as long as he isn't seeing the field full time.

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