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Patriots WR Julian Edelman had his shoulder surgery last week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A previous report said the procedure would repair a separated AC joint in Edelman's left shoulder. The rehab isn't expected to be lengthy, per Schefter, and Edelman is expected to be ready for the start of the offseason program. He also reportedly needs knee surgery this offseason. We'll keep an eye on that.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman will undergo surgeries on his left shoulder and left knee this offseason, according to the Boston Herald. The shoulder surgery will repair a separated AC joint; the knee will be scoped to remove a loose body. Neither procedure should have a big impact on Edelman's offseason. But they're 2 more bullet points to add to the 33-year-old's lengthy injury history. Edelman also dealt with a rib cartilage injury throughout most of the 2019 campaign -- but actually played all 16 regular-season games for just the 3rd time in his career.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) says his health is on the rise heading into Saturday night's Wild Card game against the Titans. “I feel better than I have in the last few weeks, and I feel good enough to go out and compete at a high level," he said. Edelman struggled down the stretch, totaling just 18 targets, 10 catches and 107 scoreless yards over his last 3 games. It's worth noting, though, that he's been a monster in the playoffs, averaging 8.2 catches and 103 yards across his last 13 games.

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He entered questionable for the 2nd week in a row but played through it last week. Collins should be fine for normal IDP use.

11:12am EST 12/29/19

Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He was added to the injury report on Saturday, but we’ve heard nothing about him being limited today. Michel boasts plenty of upside with the Pats big 17-point home favorites.

Patriots RB Sony Michel was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with an illness. We'll get his official game status by noon ET today. If active, Michel will be worth sticking with in an ideal matchup at home for the Dolphins' 25th-ranked RB defense.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman left in the 3rd quarter against the Bills for concussion testing. He collided head first with a Buffalo defender while running a route and left shortly thereafter. We'll watch to see if he makes it back. Jakobi Meyers appears to be picking up extra snaps in Edelman's absence.

Update: Edelman returned in the 4th quarter.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is active for today's game against the Bills. He was never in danger of missing this one. But Edelman was limited in practice all week and won't be at 100% today. Consider him more of a WR2 in Week 16 fantasy lineups.

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Bills. He entered questionable but is OK to use in IDP lineups if you planned to. We have Collins as merely a low-LB3 option.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bills. He's fully expected to play, but that knee injury is a real concern. Edelman played just 62% of the offensive snaps and finished with 2 catches for 9 yards last week. Downgrade him to lower-end WR2 status for Week 16.

11:12am EST 12/15/19

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. He’s not at 100% but remains a strong fantasy play. Edelman has tallied 10+ targets and 5+ catches in 8 straight games.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman is "optimistic" about playing through knee and shoulder issues against the Bengals today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but he adds that "the team wants to see [Edelman] work out in the AM to be sure." As long as Edelman is active for the game, he should be in most fantasy football lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Patriots QB Tom Brady's elbow injury is "a thing." We haven't heard much about the issue, but Brady has been listed on the injury report for the past 3 weeks now. "His practice time has been pretty limited as he nurses that elbow injury," Rapoport adds. Brady was sporting a huge wrap on the throwing elbow after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. The 42-year-old has completed just 51.5% of his passes and averaged 5.4 yards per attempt over his last 4 games. Despite a plus matchup against the Bengals, Brady isn't a recommended QB1 for Week 15.

The Patriots expect WR Julian Edelman (shoulder) and WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) to play through their "questionable" tags against the Chiefs today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Play them in fantasy as you normally would.

The Patriots have re-signed K Nick Folk. He missed last week's game after undergoing an appendectomy but is ready to kick again. Folk isn't a great fantasy option in a struggling New England offense.

Patriots WRs Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion) are active for tonight’s game against the Texans. Dorsett should be a full-go after clearing the protocol on Wednesday. Sanu comes with a bit more risk, although he did put in 3 limited practices this week.

Patriots WRs Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) are expected to play against the Texans tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Dorsett news was expected after he cleared the protocol Wednesday, but Sanu is surprising after we heard last week that he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Consider both guys risk/reward WR3s in tonight's plus matchup. Rookie WRs N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers are no longer fantasy options.

Patriots WRs Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion) are listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Texans. Both guys were limited in practice all week. Sanu is reportedly dealing with a high-ankle sprain, so consider him no better than 50/50 for this one. Dorsett said Wednesday that he cleared the concussion protocol, but the fact that he remained limited all week is slightly concerning. We’ll look for updates on both guys Sunday morning.

6:11pm EST 11/28/19

Patriots K Nick Folk is out for Sunday night's game against the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy. New England has signed Kai Forbath to kick vs. Houston. He's a decent option if you need to replace Folk in your fantasy lineup.

Update: Folk has been released

Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett has cleared the concussion protocol. Barring a setback, he'll return for Sunday night's game against the Texans. Dorsett figures to slide back into the starting lineup and will carry some fantasy upside vs. Houston's 20th-ranked WR defense.

 
 
 

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