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Matthew Judon

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186 FPTS

RANK: 48





30 yrs


6'3'' / 261 lbs


Grand Valley State


Shifts to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-14

The Patriots placed Judon (biceps) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Judon underwent surgery on Oct. 4 after tearing his biceps in Week 4 against the Cowboys, with Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reporting that the star edge rusher was expected to be out for at least two months. Rookie Marte Mapu and Anfernee Jennings should both see increased workloads in Judon's absence.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 16 14undefinedNaNth75824381457%302610.500undefinedundefined
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Away Retractable Dome 6 6undefinedNaNth2891013460%10114.500undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2016 to 2022

2016 24 BAL 14 0 65 366th308151240%201040001
2017 25 BAL 16 12 170 43rd7848491763%301880021
2018 26 BAL 16 8 116 174th67015271064%302070010
2019 27 BAL 16 16 149 81st78611391473%00339.50040
2020 28 BAL 14 13 115 160th5601831988%202160100
2021 29 NE 17 16 160 88th87622381450%102512.50001
2022 30 NE 17 15 186 48th85424361464%302815.50021

Needs surgery, may miss two months

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-03

Judon (biceps) is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss at least two months, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Judon underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed he suffered a right lower bicep tendon tear in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Cowboys. With rest and rehab not deemed a viable option, Judon will go under the knife, and the Patriots will have a clearer idea following the procedure whether or not the star edge rusher will be able to play again this season. A two-month absence would keep Judon sidelined until around Week 15.

Torn biceps tendon feared

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Judon is believed to have suffered a right lower bicep tendon tear in the fourth quarter Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Cowboys and could be facing a long-term absence, Mark Daniels of The Springfield Republican reports.

He will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, but if the bicep tear is confirmed, Judon could be at risk of missing multiple months, if not the remainder of the season. Since joining New England on a four-year deal in 2021, Judon has accrued 32 sacks while playing in all 38 of the team's games while earning Pro Bowl nods in both of his first two seasons with the Patriots. Marte Mapu and Anfernee Jennings would likely be thrust into larger roles at outside linebacker if Judon is out long term.

Getting MRI on biceps

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-01

Judon is being evaluated for a biceps injury and will have an MRI to determine the severity, but he's expected to miss time either way, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Judon exited in the second half of Sunday's 38-3 loss to Dallas with what was initially termed an elbow injury, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the injury was actually a lower bicep tendon tear. Losing Judon for any period could have devastating effects for New England's defense, as he had 15.5 sacks last season and has four sacks through four games in 2023.

Hurts elbow in Week 4

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-01

Judon (elbow) is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Judon sustained an elbow injury in the second half, adding further bad news to a game in which the Patriots benched starting quarterback Mac Jones and are getting blown out. If Judon's unable to return in Dallas, another update on his status will surface before the Patriots host the Saints in Week 5.

Two more sacks in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-25

Judon registered four tackles (two solo) including two sacks in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.

Judon's second sack of the game came in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter when he sacked Zach Wilson in the end zone for a safety to extend the Patriots' lead to five. Judon is up to four sacks on the season and will look to continue terrorizing opposing quarterbacks as the Patriots visit Dak Prescott and the Cowboys in Week 4.

Impressive Sunday night

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-19

Judon logged four tackles (four solo) and a sack during the Patriots' 24-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Judon registered the team's only sack of Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday night and has now recorded a sack in each of his first two games. The 31-year-old is on pace for double-digit sacks once again after having logged 28 across his first two seasons in New England.

Gets a sack Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-12

Judon recorded three tackles and a sack in Sunday's 25-20 loss versus Philadelphia.

The four-time Pro Bowler did what he does best in Week 1, sacking the notoriously-elusive Jalen Hurts on a crucial third-and-goal to force a field goal on the first drive of the game. He's on pace for his third consecutive double-digit sack season, and he should have plenty of opportunities to rush the passer in Week 2 versus Tua Tagovailoa and a high-flying Miami offense.

Adjusts contract

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-04

Judon and the Patriots agreed to a contract adjustment Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Judon is now guaranteed $14 million in 2023 -- up from $2 million -- and can make up to $18 million this season. Judon led the defense with a career-high 15.5 sacks to go along with 60 tackles, three pass deflections, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery while playing in all 17 games. He's registered 28 sacks over the last two seasons with New England and will continue to be a lynchpin for a Patriots defense that finished eighth in yards allowed per game (322.0) last season.

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