| Edelman, LaFell listed as Probable -- Fri Jan 9 6:10 pm --|
Pats receivers expected to play
|RB Jonas Gray (ankle), QB Tom Brady (ankle); WRs Brandon LaFell (toe)/Julian Edelman (concussion) listed as probable on final injury report. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: LaFell was limited in practice this week but should be in the starting lineup along with Edelman who was also limited this week and hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Week 15. Edelman will be a nice daily league play as it's likley the Patriots will go with a pass-heavy approach against the Ravens who allowed the fewest fantasy points to running backs on the season.
| Edelman expected to be ready for Ravens -- Wed Jan 7 12:30 pm --|
Patriots wideout missed last two weeks with concussion
|Wide receiver Julian Edelman said he is ready to put his concussion in the past as he gears his attention toward Saturday's playoff opener against the Ravens. (Boston Herald)|
FF Today's Take: Expect the Patriots to find a way of list Edleman as Questionable later in the week but all signs point to him returning for the Divisional game against the Ravens. Edelman missed Week 16 with a concussion then sat out the meaningless Week 17 game against the Bills. Edelman's return would mean Danny Amendola would once again take a back seat in the receiving rotation.
| Gronkowski, Edelman inactive for Patriots -- Sun Dec 28 11:35 am --|
Tim Wright expected to start at TE
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Julian Edelman are both inactive today. Expect starters to be out in the second half, anyway (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Patriots are playing it safe with their star TE in a meaningless game. Expect Tim Wright to get the start and Danny Amendola should see more targets with Edelman out. Expect to see Jimmy Garoppolo replace Tom Brady at some point during the game.
| Julian Edelman out with concussion -- Sat Dec 20 4:00 pm --|
Didn't make the trip to New York
|Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will not play tomorrow against the Jets due to a concussion, according to two sources. (Boston Herald)|
FF Today's Take: With Edelman out of the lineup it's reasonable to assume Danny Amendola will see more snaps. RB Shane Vereen could also see increased usage in the passing game. Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell get a bump in value.
| Blount in Pittsburgh dealing with legal matters -- Wed Dec 10 3:48 pm --|
Ankle injury keeps Shane Vereen limited
|FOXBOROUGH ó The Patriots were without two high-profile players at practice on Wednesday, but for very different reasons.
Defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee) missed practice, as did running back LeGarrette Blount (not injury related). Blount, according to reports, was in Pittsburgh in court to appeal an August charge for possession of marijuana.
As usual, the Patriots had a laundry list of limited participants in practice. Long-snapper Danny Aiken (concussion), left guard Dan Connolly (ankle), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), and linebacker Chris White (ankle) were all limited in practice
FF Today's Take: Blount was given 50 hours of community service stemming from his marijuana possession charge early this year. Nonetheless, he remains the most fantasy worthy running back heading into Sunday's tilt with the Dolphins. Shane Vereen, who was limited in practice Wednesday, has only had eight touches over the past two weeks and will be a risky fantasy start if cleared to play.