Last week it was Dion Lewis, this week it was Julian Edelman. This marks the second straight week the Pats have suffered a critical loss on offense.
The Patriots suffered a devastating blow to their WR corps with the recent injury to Julian Edelman. Edelman’s foot injury in New England’s intense, one point win over the Giants will require surgery, but the Patriots remain optimistic that he will return before the season’s end.
Edelman has been a pivotal piece of New England’s undefeated run, and his presence will surely be missed on that offense. The Patriots will look to Danny Amendola to pick up the slack left behind by Edelman. Amendola caught 10 of his 11 targets this past week in their win over New York – he is 3rd on the team in receiving yards.
Another guy they’ll look to is the veteran, Brandon LaFell.
While Edelman has played an instrumental role so far in the Patriots season, no need to worry, they still have Tom Brady. Brady has proven time and time again that no matter who you insert in that offense, he’ll continue to produce and win games.
The Patriots put their undefeated record on the line this week at home against Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills.
With the injury to Edelman, Danny Amendola will be one of the hottest trending waiver wire pickups of the week. Amendola will shine as Brady’s top receiving target and serves as a solid FLEX start until Edelman returns. He will catch a lot of balls making him a lethal PPR play.
Rob Gronkowski remains an elite TE, and will likely see even more targets now with Edelman out. I also look to LeGarrette Blount to be more productive, especially at the goalline. Edelman leaves a lot of TD production which very well can be eaten up by Blount.