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Julian Edelman Injury Update Solidifies Terrific Fantasy Outlook in Week 15

Jason Schandl
Julian Edelman during pre-game warmups against the Texans.
Julian Edelman during pre-game warmups against the Texans. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Julian Edelman has been banged up this week, nursing both knee and shoulder injuries, but that shouldn't keep you from starting him in your fantasy football playoff matchup.

Will Julian Edelman Play Today?

Edelman is officially active for this afternoon's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, giving him an outstanding Week 15 fantasy outlook.

As a general rule of thumb, when Edelman plays you want him in your starting lineup for fantasy football. He has recorded double-digit targets in eight consecutive games, averaging 11.8 targets and 19.6 PPR fantasy points per game in that stretch.

This week's matchup also goes a long way to erasing any concerns you might have about his efficiency given the injury. The Bengals rank 30th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings, and they're allowing the NFL's 10th-most points per game (25.0).

Bringing his elite volume into such a soft matchup, Edelman checks in at WR6 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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