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Julian Edelman goes down with a torn ACL, and this one hurts. Aside from the fact that you can book him for 100 reception/1,000 yard pace when he’s on the field, he is the heart and soul of the Patriots.
Including the playoffs, no one saw more passes their way last year than Julian Edelman pic.twitter.com/YTuG9WG13A
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 13, 2017
Watch the mic’d up moments from the last two Super Bowls. It’s Edelman telling everyone that he loves them, he’s the one motivating in the huddle, and he’s the tone setter with the physicality of his play. In the moments that Welker failed, Edelman has been brilliant. Patriots are still the favorite, but they are now closer to the pack.
Between Edelman, Meredith, and Ware….something has to be done. I hate offering up a problem with out a proposed solution, but I’m a hypocrite. I don’t have the answer. But the past few years it feels like more and more guys are going on the IR before September, and that’s a problem. Imagine if we hadn’t avoided the OBJ scare and had to add him to this list.
This week’s Fantasy Sleeper. Doug Martin is carrying an ADP of 58 right now. 58! Conversely, Elliot is still going at #11 on average. Doug Martin will put up slightly less production than Elliot, but he’ll miss half the amount of the time (appeal pending) and you can take him as your RB2 (I was even able to grab him as my RB3 in two different leagues). Draft Doug Martin! Do not reach for Elliot who will only play 6 Fantasy games for you this year.
Bucs running back Doug Martin was injured early in 2016, which saw his grade drop from 84.8 in 2015. Can he rebound in 2017? pic.twitter.com/yvDxJy36Bs
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 24, 2017
My College Football Spotlight this week –
DE Dorance Armstrong Jr. – Kansas
6-4 / 241 LBS
He tallied 56 tackles, 20 TFL and 10 sacks in 2016. He’s currently projected for a 1st or 2nd Round draft slot according to walterfootball.com. He’s explosive, strong and disciplined with his pass rush. He shows an ability to set the edge, hold his assignment and sniff out the ball. He pops on tape, and has playmaking ability, with three forced fumbles last season.
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