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How to handle Julian Edelman’s injury in Week 9 fantasy football

Sure, he’s on the injury report, but that doesn’t mean much for Tom Brady’s favorite target.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Julian Edelman is listed as questionable this week. That means, officially, there’s a roughly 50-50 chance he will actually play. Realistically, however, there is zero chance he will sit this week. Edelman has shown up on the injury report as questionable most weeks this season; that hasn’t stopped him from play in all eight of the New England Patriots games so far this season.

Tom Brady isn’t the only one on this team making an absolutely mockery of basic human physiology.

A questionable Edelman scored twice last week and racked up 78 yards in the process. He’s been targeted 38 times in the last three weeks on the Patriots’ ho-hum march to inevitability.

Fantasy football analysis, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman

The Ravens should present a little tougher matchup than the teams the Patriots have been facing (Washington, the Giants, Jets, and Browns in their last four). That said, it’s not so difficult of an opponent that Edelman won’t get his from Brady.