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Thursday, June 7, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL ISSUES: CHRIS HOGAN LOOKS LIKE A MAJOR PPR SLEEPER WITH JULIAN EDELMAN DOWN 4 GAMES DUE TO PED'S

While we are in a dead period when it comes to fantasy football and the NFL for that matter now that the draft is out of the way, we still got a major piece of news Thursday when it was revealed that New England Patriots slot receiver Julian Edelman will be suspended four games by the league due to a PED violation.  While Edelman is appealing, he is unlikely to get any games knocked off as other PED offenders have failed to do so in the past.  Now that Edelman is out for the first four games (and thus delaying his return to the field after missing all of 2017 due to a torn ACL), Chris Hogan looks like a major sleeper for 2018 fantasy football at least for the first four weeks.  This would mark the third straight season Hogan was a sleeper candidate as he was prior to both 2016 and 2017 but so far he has failed to break through into even WR 2 status due to injuries and Tom Brady spreading the wealth.  Be that as it may, Hogan has little competition for receptions as Danny Amendola signed with the Miami Dolphins in free agency and Brandin Cooks was traded to the Los Angeles Rams.  So while tight end Rob Gronkowski will continue to be a major target while he is healthy, Hogan needs to be elevated in terms of the 2018 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.  


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