Fantasy Football: Forecasting the Future of Julian Edelman

May 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Wes Welker went to injury in Week Two, Edelman got his chance and seized the day, catching eight passes for 98 yards against the Jets.  When Welker went down again in Week 17, Edelman stepped in and logged a 10-reception, 103-yard game, and then posted a two-touchdown performance game in the Patriots’ playoff loss to the Ravens. 
With Welker’s health in question, one has to be excited about Edelman’s potential in Tom Brady’s offense.  Is the hype real and justified or is it just smoke and mirrors?
When one discusses Edelman, the first thing that comes to people’s mind is that he’s the next Wes Welker. They both have similar frames; Edelman is 5’10”, 198 pounds, to Welker’s 5’9”, 185 pounds. 
They are both steady, reliable possession receivers for Tom Brady to go to extend drives and move the chains.   However, while their playing s...

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