Fri, Jul 22nd 6:27pm EDT
By Fabio De Simone
Starting September 3rd and through Tom Brady's four-game suspension, the QB will no longer be able to appear at the Patriots' Gillette Stadium or attend road games. He also will not be allowed to watch or participate in practice, or exchange any game-plan related conversations with Patriots' players or personnel until his suspension is over. (Source: CSNNE.com)
Fantasy Impact: While Brady will surely be a relevant fantasy QB in 2016, his restrictions for the first four weeks of the season will likely leave him rusty in his first start or two. Brady is still a great value at his current ADP, although it is advised to draft a second QB that can be trusted to fill in for longer than just four games.
This season, I expect more of the same from Brady. The Patriots most likely won't have a running back they can lean on, but Dion Lewis should be back to help in the receiving game. Brady doesn't seem to be slowing down with age, so there shouldn't be too much holding him back in New England's dynamic, up-tempo offense.
Brady currently is suspended for the first four games of the season. When he returns I expect him to play Top-5 fantasy football, so grabbing a filler for those first four games late, along with Brady makes for a good plan.