By Matt Muller, Patriots Correspondent, Fri, May 22nd 6:21pm EDT
Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.
While Goodell still could step aside as arbitrator, he would be doing so against the advice of his lawyers (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: As a surprise to exactly nobody who has followed Goodell's reign over the NFL, it appears that he will likely exercise his typical level of tight control over this appeals process.
It remains to be seen whether Brady will receive a reduced or eliminated suspension. Until then, he remains a later round QB who is an excellent pickup for the last 12 games of your fantasy season.
By Matt Muller, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, May 19th 1:27pm EDT
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has announced that the team will not appeal the penalties levied at the organization for the Deflategate scandal. Those penalties include the loss of draft picks (including the Patriots' 2016 first round pick) and Tom Brady's 4 game suspension. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This is unlikely to affect the NFLPA appeal against Brady's suspension, so there is still hope that Brady could have his suspension shortened or eliminated.
By Clinton, Patriots Correspondent, Thu, May 14th 4:19pm EDT
As expected, Tom Brady's suspension will be appealed and the NFL now has 10 days to name an arbitrator to oversee the case. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: There is significant impact for fantasy players as Brady currently stands to miss a quarter of the fantasy season should his suspension stand. At least one source predicted to ESPN's Adam Schefter that the suspension will eventually be overturned.
By Matt Muller, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, May 11th 5:45pm EDT
The NFL has suspended Tom Brady for four games as a result of the Deflategate investigation. The Patriots also lose draft picks - a 2016 1st rounder, and a 2017 4th rounder, and the team will be fined one million dollars. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This hurts Brady's fantasy value a great deal - he was a great midround value, but now he'll likely slip into later rounds, or even go undrafted in shallow leagues.
By Matt Muller, Patriots Correspondent, Fri, May 8th 4:25pm EDT
Sources within the Patriots organization fear that Tom Brady may receive a lengthy suspension, perhaps in the 6-8 game range, following his possible involvement in the Deflategate scandal. (Source: CSNNE.com
Fantasy Impact: Bad news for the Patriots, and bad news for fantasy players in general. This would tank Brady's 2015 fantasy value, and that of his receivers as well. Backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo has looked promising but isn't worth rostering until proven. The Patriots' running backs may get a boost, but it's difficult to predict which back will have the lead role week-to-week.
By Matt Muller, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, May 6th 2:33pm EDT
The Wells report following the investigation into the "Deflategate" incident has been released, and it appears that the NFL is considering handing down some form of punishment to Tom Brady (among others). (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Brady firmly reestablished himself as a solid fantasy quarterback after a slow start in 2014, but if he faces a suspension, expect his fantasy value to take a hit.
By John Aubin, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, May 3rd 6:38am EDT
On day three the Patriots drafted two offensive linemen. In round four with pick 111 they drafted guard Tre Jackson out of Florida State. And in round five they drafted center Shaq Mason out Georgia Tech with the 131st pick.
Fantasy Impact: The Patriots addressed their offensive line needs later in the draft. Tre Jackson was good value in round four as he was ranked to go in the second round. Jackson has a chance to slide right into the starting lineup with the hole at left guard created when Dan Connolly went into free agency. Shaq Mason looks to be more a project. It could be a year or two before he makes an impact with the Patriots.
By Gregory Costabile , Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Jan 28th 11:11am EST
Tom Brady had an easy string of questions at Super Bowl XLIX Media day. Brady's media conference could almost put Patriots fans at ease on the thought of the teams QB losing focus going into the biggest stage in the NFL. Questions that Brady had answered where simplistic to the type of snack he earns for when walking into a gas station. When Brady was asked about dealing with distractions he had said it's nothing the Patriots haven't dealt with before. Brady was then questioned about a certain surveillance video of a Patriots employee taking two bags of football into the bathroom, Brady replied with "I have no reaction to that, that all will play itself out after the season." Brady was also questioned about the recent allegations of starting the trash talk between him and Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman. Tom implied "I think we have different memories of how that happened." (Source: Boston Globe
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady should have a good game through the air. Postseason, Brady has always been on point and the question lies with the match-up against one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. According to ESPN Stats Tom Brady is searching for his 4th Super Bowl win, which would tie Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for the most by a starting QB. Brady will need Edelman and Gronlowski to have impact performance for the Patriots to edge out the Seahawks.
By Gregory Costabile , Patriots Correspondent, Thu, Jan 22nd 5:00pm EST
The recent allegations of the New England Patriots altering the footballs have brought the worlds attention and focus to the teams staff and potential players. Both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick expressed they had no knowledge of these allegations until Monday morning and both felt surprised and shocked emotions. "I was shocked to learn of the footballs on Monday. I had no knowledge until Monday morning," Belichick said. Brady went on to add in his press conference "I think everyone's trying to figure out what happened. ... I was as surprised as anybody." Brady feels as if this situation has taken from the great AFC Championship win. He is focusing on rallying his troops in these next two weeks to prepare for Super Bowl XLIX. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately the deflated ball situation will be a burden all the way to Glendale, but Brady is ready to put these allegations behind him and prepare for Seattle in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady Leading a powerful offense against a superior defense will pose for a great match-up in Arizona.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Jan 19th 6:28pm EST
Tom Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 226 yards with three touchdown passes and one interception in Sunday's 45-7 victory over the Colts in Sunday's AFC Championship.
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady became the NFL's all-time leading passer in postseason passing yards surpassing his rival Peyton Manning. Brady continued to shine Sunday against the Colts taking check down passes at will all game with only one mistake by trying to force the ball to Gronkowski for an int. With the victory Brady will be going to his 6th Super Bowl, where Brady will face the vaunted Seattle Seahawks "Legion of Boom" defense. Brady will look to join his idol Joe Montana as well as Terry Bradshaw by winning his 4th Super Bowl in his stellar career.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Jan 12th 6:27pm EST
Tom Brady completed 30 of 50 passes for 367 yards, throwing for 3 touchdowns and one interception in the Patriots 35-31 victory over the Ravens.
Fantasy Impact: Brady also rushed for a touchdown in addition to his 3 touchdowns through the air. The Patriots leaned on Brady as they did not have a rushing attempt in the second half. Brady threw the ball 50 times in Saturday's match-up with the Ravens, leading his way to his ninth AFC Championship. Brady will battle Andrew Luck in Sunday's AFC Championship match-up against the Colts. Brady will look to guide his team to a victory over Luck on Sunday on his way to his sixth Super Bowl. Where Brady will look to join Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw's 4 Super Bowl wins as a Quarterback.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, Dec 30th 9:46pm EST
Tom Brady played just the first half in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Bills. Brady was 8 of 16 for 8- yards to finish off the regular season.
Fantasy Impact: Brady had a nice short day to remain healthy as the Patriots enter the AFC playoffs as the #1 seed. Brady was without Edelman as well as Gronkowski as they rested as well in Week 17. Brady will enjoy a bye week and get ready for home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
By Gregory Costabile , Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 3:23pm EST
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are coming off a Week 15, 41-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Brady completed 21 of 35 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. The Patriots have clinched their sixth consecutive AFC East title heading into Week 16 to take on the New York Jets. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady is 19-6 in his career vs. the Jets. Last year Brady completed 19 of 39 through the air adding 185 yards and one touchdown in that 13-10 win over the Jets. However the Patriots faced a loss last October, when Tom Brady had 22 completions on 46 attempts, zero touchdowns and one interception. Brady has found confidence in throwing in the direction of Gronkowski and Edelman. Tom Brady should be played and expected to have an impact performance against the Jets with momentum coming off a big win in Foxboro.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 4:47pm EST
Tom Brady completed 21 of 35 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Patriots Week 15 victory over the Dolphins. Brady also ran for his longest rush of the season with a 17 yard run. Sunday was Brady's fifth game in a row with two touchdown passes. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady had an up and down first half with an interception and a lot of poorly thrown balls. The second half was a tale of two different worlds as Brady went on to throw two touchdown passes, one each to his favorite targets Gronkowski and Edelman.. Brady looked determined in the second half to avenge the Patriots Week 1 loss to the Dolphins. Next up for the Patriots is their AFC rival New York Jets, Brady should be played in all formats in Week 16.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 6:52am EST
Tom Brady completed 28 of 44 passes for 317 yards, two touchdowns and one interception Sunday evening. 16 of Brady's completions went to Gronkowski and Edelman. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Although 317 yards are nothing to ever be upset with for owners, Brady struggled for most of the evening moving in the pocket while under pressure. Brady's interception came at the end of the first half on an under thrown ball to Gronkowski. While under pressure Brady stuck to his security blankets in Gronkowski and Edelman connecting for 228 of his 317 yards. Next up for the Patriots is avenging an early season defeat to the Dolphins at home.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Dec 3rd 12:00pm EST
Week 14 brings an important AFC match-up with the Patriots vs. the Chargers. Tom Brady is 4-2 in 6 career games vs. the Chargers. In those 6 games Brady has completed 163 for 242 passes for 1802 yards for 12 touchdowns to 4 interceptions. (Source: Pro-football-reference.com
Fantasy Impact: After the Patriots last loss in Week 4, they came out in Week 5 and blew out the Bengals with a score of 43-17, behind Brady's 2 TD's and 292 yards passing. Starting Brady in Week 14 after a loss seems like fantasy gold for owners. Week 14 brings a Chargers defense that his given up 21+ points in 6 of its last 7 games. Brady will look to stay on track with another QB1 upper tier projection.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Nov 30th 8:15pm EST
Tom Brady was 22 for 35 for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Week 13 showdown with Rodgers and the Packers. Both of Brady's touchdowns were to Brandon LaFell. During the press conference after the game Brady was quoted: "21 points isn't going to be enough against a good team like that. Gotta figure out how to score more points." (Source: WEEI)
Fantasy Impact: In the first round of Brady vs. Rodgers, the victory went to Rodgers and the Packers. Brady did fare well with his 2 touchdowns and 245 yards against the packers. Throughout the day Brady was forced to move out of the pocket with pressure rushing throws. Next up for Brady is the Chargers who just gave up 225 and 2 Touchdowns to Joe Flacco. Start Brady with confidence in Week 14 in a rebound game for the Patriots.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 7:33am EST
Exactly 14 years to the day a young Tom Brady made his pro debut, which resulted in a 34-9 loss to the Lions. 14 years later Brady leads his Patriots to a 34-9 victory. Against a top rated Lions defense, Brady continuously found the open man. Brady completed 38 of his 53 passes for 349 yards and two Touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady did not disappoint this week with his performance against a solid Lions defense. Throwing the ball 53 times leading to 2 touchdowns and 349 yards, the game plan was to attack that secondary. Next up for Brady, a matchup with Aaron Rodgers. Start Brady with confidence in this matchup pitting two of the best quarterbacks playing today!
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 3:29pm EST
Brady has 24 Touchdowns to 5 interceptions on the year for 2014. He is unbeaten this year at home boasting a 5-0 record. In those games Brady has thrown for 1,474 yards with a 15:1 ratio TD:INT. Week 12 brings a Lions Defense who just gave up 306 yards passing to the Cardinals Drew Stanton. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Brady is an unquestioned QB1 at this point right now performing well week after week. In three of his last five games he has thrown for more than 300 yards. Look for Brady to continue this pace against a tough Lions defense that will challenge Brady but ultimately yield to the New England game-plan.
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 11:39pm EST
Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 19-of-30 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 11 win over the Colts. Taking what the Colts defense gave him all night, Brady led his team to not only a successful passing attack, but oversaw a balanced approach with Jonas Gray rushing for a team record 4 TDs. Tom Brady is now 3-0 vs. Andrew Luck, who is generally regarded as the best young QBs in football.
Fantasy Impact: Although Brady did throw 2 interceptions, he proved why he belongs in the top QB tier. Next up for Brady is a Lions defense that gave up 306 yards through the air to the Cardinal's Drew Stanton. Start Brady with confidence in Week 12!
By Charlie Finn, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 12:05pm EST
As Karen Guregian (Boston Herald) wrote about this week, Tom Brady can not only perform in "bad" weather games, but indoors as well. Brady's regular-season record indoors is 11-3. Oh, and his Superbowl wins? Both indoors. He'll look to keep that success going in another great indoor match-up against Andrew Luck and the Colts on Sunday night. (Source: Boston Herald
Fantasy Impact: Since the Week 4 disaster in Kansas City, Brady has been fantasy gold. Now a shoot out with Luck is on tap. Look for "Father Time," as Reggie Wayne referred to Brady this week, to keep his momentum and top tier QB1 play going!
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 4:06pm EST
Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady completed 33-of-53 passes for 333 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the team's Week 9 win over the Broncos.
Fantasy Impact: The interception came on a tipped pass, and Brady has been in truly elite form since the team's Week 4 loss to the Chiefs. He'll continue to be a top QB1 when the Patriot's return from their bye week to face the Colts in Week 11.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 5:37pm EDT
Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady completed 30-of-35 passes for 354 yards and five touchdowns in the team's Week 8 win over the Bears.
Fantasy Impact: Since the Patriot's Week 4 loss to the Chiefs, Brady has returned to truly elite form. He tore the Bear's less-than-stellar defense, and tossed three TDs to a healthy Rob Gronkowski. He'll be a QB1 for Week 9's showdown with Denver.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 6:32pm EDT
Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady completed 20-of-37 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 7 win over the Jets.
Fantasy Impact: For the third consecutive week, Tom Brady put up QB1 numbers. While at times he looked shaky, throwing some questionable passes, he's gone 70-for-119 with 914 yards, nine touchdowns, and zero interceptions since Week 4, and is solidly a QB1 again. He'll face the Bears in Week 7.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 8:57pm EDT
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 27-of-37 passes for 361 yards and 4 touchdowns in the team's Week 6 win over the Bills.
Fantasy Impact: With the team's run-game struggling following Stevan Ridley's early exit with an injury, Brady lead the team through the air. He's looked good the past two weeks, and is back in the QB1 discussion.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 12:44am EDT
Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady went 14-of-23 for 159 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the team's Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.
Fantasy Impact: Brady also lost a fumble in the blowout loss. Working behind a shaky offensive line, and with a seriously-lacking receiver core to throw to, Brady is a questionable QB2 prospect for the time being.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 4:03pm EDT
Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady completed 24-of-37 attempts for 234 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 3 game against the Raiders.
Fantasy Impact: While Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola both dropped TD passes in the end-zone, the Raider's defense performed well for most of the game. Brady has been unable to connect on his deep passes, and the team needs to get their offensive line in order for Brady to reclaim his true QB1 status.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:49pm EDT
Patriots QB Tom Brady went 29-of-55 for 249 yards and a TD in the team's Week 1 game against the Dolphins. He also lost two fumbles on the day.
Fantasy Impact: It was a struggle for the QB, especially in the second half, and the offensive line looked horrible. Brady was able to connect with TE Rob Gronkowski for a TD in the second quarter, but until the Patriots get their offensive line under control, Brady will be a low-end QB1.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:21am EDT
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went 17-for-21 with 204 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 30-7 win over the Panthers on Friday night.
Fantasy Impact: Brady continues to look like a great bounce-back candidate this year, and barring a surprise appearance next week, will finish the preseason going 25-for-31 for 285 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. His ADP currently sits at #71/QB9.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 6:00pm EDT
Brady went 8-for-10 for 81 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in Friday's preseason match up against the Eagles.
Fantasy Impact: Brady looked great, and the interception was the result of TE Steve Maneri running an incorrect route. He disappointed last year, but with the return of Rob Gronkowski to his arsenal of receivers, Brady is a great bounce-back candidate for 2014.
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Who's No. 1 overall after the NFL Draft? How does the Tom Brady suspension affect Fantasy values? Jamey Eisenberg says this 12-team mock draft gives some answers.
ESPN | May 13th
Assuming Tom Brady's suspension stays at four games, Matthew Berry says that Brady falls from the 6th-best fantasy QB in 2015 to 11th.
Razzball | May 13th
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Rotoworld | May 12th
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Dynasty League Football | May 12th
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EDSFootball | May 12th
Less than one week since Ted Wells released his findings, the NFL announced its punishment and it was much stiffer than expected. Not only was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suspended for four games, which is the top end of the range most expected, but the Patriots will lose a first-round pick in 2016 and a fourth-round pick in 2017. In addition, the Pats were fined $1 million. Don Yee, Brady's ag...
Yahoo! Sports | May 11th
The Buzz: As anticipated, the NFL levied a weighty four-game suspension on Tom Brady in wake of the Deflate Gate scandal and subsequent obstructions described in the Wells Report. That's double what Ray Rice received for a far more heinous offense. "Logical." To no one's surprise, Brady is expected to appeal, which could reduce missed time to a measly two games.
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SoCalledFanEx | May 8th
A change in the guard is under way in football. Even with the Super Bowl rings, Hall of Fame talk and superhuman powers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and the old veterans are clearly aging and it was evident in 2014. A new crop of young gunslingers is rising up the ranks and preparing to lead their […]
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