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The Patriots list WR Julian Edelman (foot) as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Titans. He put in 3 limited practices this week but obviously isn’t at 100% yet. ESPN’s John Clayton reports that Edelman might still be 2 weeks away, although we wouldn’t be surprised to see him return for Week 16 against the Jets.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman participated in a padded practice on Wednesday for the 1st time since suffering a broken bone in his foot a month ago.  He also got on the field last Friday before missing Sunday's game.  We're still betting against Edelman playing in an easily winnable home game against the Titans this weekend, but a Week 16 return vs. the Jets seems plausible.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman suffered a Jones fracture in Sunday's win over the Giants, according to insider Mike Garafolo.  It's the same exact injury that cost Cowboys WR Dez Bryant 6 weeks earlier this season.  Six weeks would sideline Edelman until Week 17.  New England is likely targeting a return in the postseason (a 1st-round bye would give him 8 weeks to heal up).  Edelman currently leads the Patriots with 61 catches and sits 2nd in receiving yards and TDs.  It's another big blow to an offense that lost RB Dion Lewis and is banged-up on the offensive line.  WR Danny Amendola figures to see the biggest spike in targets with Edelman out.  He looks like at least a weekly WR3 the rest of the way.  WR Brandon LaFell and TE Rob Gronkowski will also likely see more action.  We'll see if WR Aaron Dobson, TE Scott Chandler, RB James White and/or RB Brandon Bolden can emerge as fantasy assets.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman injured his left foot in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game.  He headed back to the locker room and is considered questionable to return.  We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: New England ruled Edelman out for the rest of the game at halftime. 

Patriots WR Julian Edelman is active for tonight’s game against Pittsburgh. A leg injury sidelined him for the entire preseason, but he should be a full go for the season opener. Edelman belongs in fantasy lineups.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (leg) "should be ready to go" for the opener against the Steelers, according to insider Mike Reiss.  Edelman has been sidelined since early August with an injury we don't know much about.  We'll see what he's able to do in practice this next couple of days.  If he's active on Thursday night, he should see plenty of targets vs. a shaky Pittsburgh secondary.

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) has been placed on the PUP list to open the season.  That knocks him out for at least the first 6 games.  New England still hasn't provided any details on LaFell's injury, but he's been sidelined the entire offseason.  He's not a lock to make an impact at any point this season and isn't worth rostering outside of deep leagues.  The Patriots will begin the season with Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson and Chris Harper behind Julian Edelman, who is still dealing with a leg injury.

Judge Richard Berman has ruled in favor of Patriots QB Tom Brady and overturned his 4-game suspension.  It means he'll be on the field for the season-opener against the Steelers next Thursday night and play a full 16-game season (barring injury).  Fantasy owners who have been rolling the dice on Brady in the 9th and 10th rounds of drafts should be pumped.  He now sits safely inside QB1 territory in our rankings, although his banged-up WR corps is still a concern.  TE Rob Gronkowski is also a winner here and makes even more sense anywhere in Round 1.  WR Julian Edelman also gets a bump up the rankings, despite his leg injury.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (leg) wouldn't commit to being ready for Week 1 when asked on Tuesday.  "Ask Bill [Belichick]," Edelman said. "I’m taking it day by day and I think I’m 10 seconds better than the last 10 seconds, so we’re good."  We wouldn't expect much different from a Patriot.  But Edelman has been sidelined since early August and admits that he's not sure if he's in playing shape: "It’s one of those things where I don’t have an answer to -- I don’t know. We’ll see."  Edelman is an extremely risky pick at his 4th-round ADP until we have more clarity on his injury situation.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman has missed the last 8 practices with a leg injury.  And, not surprisingly, that's the only info we have about his status.  There's been nothing to suggest that Edelman's injury is serious, or that he's in any danger of missing regular-season action.  We'll continue to keep an eye on him, but his fantasy stock is unaffected for now.

The NFL announced that Patriots QB Tom Brady has been suspended 4 games for his role in DeflateGate. Ted Wells' report concluded that it's "more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware" of the purposefully under-inflated footballs used in last season's AFC Championship Game. He also refused to supply cell-phone records to the investigation. In addition to Brady's ban, the Patriots have been stripped of a 1st-round pick in the 2016 draft, a 4th-rounder in 2017 and been fined $1 million. But the big fantasy football story is clearly the suspension of Brady. The decision is expected to be appealed, so we'll see if the ban is reduced. As it currently stands, Brady would miss games against the Steelers, Bills, Jaguars and Cowboys -- with a Week 4 bye in between. He'd return in Week 6 against the Colts. Losing 4 games will certainly knock Brady down our 2015 rankings when they're released next month, but it won't be difficult to find a fill-in for the 1st month. It could turn Brady into a value pick. QB Jimmy Garoppolo will start while Brady is out. The 2014 2nd-rounder completed 19 of 27 passes for 182 yards and 1 TD last year, with most of that coming in the season finale against the Bills. He'll be tough to trust in fantasy and will also downgrade the early-season outlooks for Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (concussion) is active for today’s matchup with Baltimore. He hasn’t suited up since Week 15, but he’ll be a full-go for this must-win game. The 28-year-old has snagged 5+ balls in each of his past 6 outings and makes for a fine DFS option.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (concussion) put in a limited practice Wednesday after missing the season's final 2 games with the injury. But Edelman told the team website that he's ready to play. “Any time you don’t get to go out and play with your teammates it’s really tough,” he said. “But all that’s in the past, and I’m looking forward to today and preparing for the Ravens, getting ready for this playoff game.” WR Brandon LaFell (toe), RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) and RB Jonas Gray (ankle) were all limited Wednesday as well. None of the 4 seems in danger of missing Saturday afternoon's game, however. We'll certainly keep an eye on their status heading into the weekend.

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