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What to do with Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett in Week 7 fantasy football [UPDATE]

The Patriots are short-handed at wide receiver in Week 7. We break down the fantasy decisions to be made with Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett with Josh Gordon sidelined.

Tom Brady talks with Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots prior to the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins on December 9, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett injury status update

The Patriots released their game day inactives and Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett are both ACTIVE. Edelman is a must start, and if you were waiting to see what would happen with Dorsett, you can start him. They face a New York Jets secondary that is not good, and with Josh Gordon and Rex Burkhead inactive, both are great starts on Monday Night Football.

Julian Edelman update 10/21, 5:13 p.m.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has arrived at MetLife Stadium for Monday Night Football. He’s going through pre-game workouts, but he is all but certain to play in spite of his questionable designation. He’s dealing with a chest injury, but should be active. He has a great matchup against the shaky Jets secondary and is a must start in fantasy football.

The New England Patriots will be without wide receiver Josh Gordon in Week 7 against the New York Jets due to a knee injury, and that results in some scrambling for fantasy football owners. Add in Phillip Dorsett and Julian Edelman both listed as questionable, and it’s a messy Monday evening.

Edelman seems a strong bet to play given the way he works through injuries. Dorsett is a tougher call, and if he does not play, that opens the door for Jakobi Meyers to get slot snaps. In Gordon’s place, Gunner Olszewski is likely to get a bump into the starting lineup.

Fantasy football analysis, Patriots WRs Julian Edelman & Phillip Dorsett

Meyers and Olszewski are not viable fantasy options outside of the deepest of leagues. The question comes down to Edelman and Dorsett — well, Dorsett. Edelman is all but certain to play, even as a questionable player, and he’s a must start in all formats. You will likely want to pass on playing Dorsett given his injury status and the game taking place on Monday.