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Sun, 24 May 2015 06:35:16 -0700
The New England Patriots are unlikely to sign a veteran quarterback such as Michael Vick or Matt Flynn to serve as QB Jimmy Garoppolo's backup in the event QB Tom Brady is suspended. The only other active quarterback the Patriots have on the roster as of Sunday, May 24, is QB Garrett Gilbert. The Patriots could become interested if either QB Brian Hoyer or QB Ryan Mallett were to become available.
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:26:19 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will have the appeal of his four-game suspension heard by commissioner Roger Goodell after the NFL rejected a motion by the NFL Players Association to have Goodell remove himself from the appeal, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Goodell is willing to reduce Brady's punishment, so owners should continue to keep an eye on the situation. Brady likely will be a starting fantasy quarterback in most leagues, but owners may want a strong backup in case Brady does miss four games.
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:30:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There are a few more months before the start of training camp, so there is still time for the appeal to be heard before the start of the season. Brady has a chance to have his suspension reduced or eliminated, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. Brady should be a starting fantasy quarterback against most teams next season.
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:05:54 -0700
Wed, 20 May 2015 11:41:01 -0700
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal will not be affected by the team's decision to accept their sanctions. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants to hear from Brady directly in regards to the deflation of footballs in the AFC Championship.
Fantasy Tip: Brady could still see a reduction in his current four-game suspension. If the suspension is cut in half, he's still in the QB1 conversation. If the suspension is upheld, his total numbers may not reach QB1 status.
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:39:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brady's suspension could still be reduced, which would put him even more comfortably in the QB1 tier and give him top-five fantasy quarterback consideration, depending on the length of the reduction, if there is a reduction at all.
Mon, 18 May 2015 16:20:35 -0700
Sun, 17 May 2015 17:41:14 -0700
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo's quick decision making and accuracy fit well with New England's playbook that includes quick-rhythm passes as part of the foundation, and Bucky Brooks of NFL.com believes the Patriots will continue to use the diverse aerial attack that is used when QB Tom Brady is under center when Garoppolo starts.
Fantasy Tip: Garoppolo will have some big shoes to fill, but the Patriots will no doubt put him in the best position to succeed. He could make a nice sleeper at FantasyScore while Brady is serving his suspension, and if you draft Brady in a seasonal league, Garoppolo is worth targeting as a handcuff.
Sun, 17 May 2015 06:45:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brady's fantasy value will be determined by what happens with his four-game suspension. Brady should be a starting quarterback in all leagues this upcoming season, but owners may want a strong backup quarterback in case Brady does miss the first four games of the season.
Thu, 14 May 2015 20:18:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When Brady does return to the field, he should still be considered a QB1 at FantasyScore against most opponents. If you draft him in seasonal leagues, make sure you add a decent backup to use for the duration of his suspension.
Thu, 14 May 2015 12:38:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This situation may linger for several more months, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. Brady's fantasy value would be affected if the suspension stays at four games, but it would improve if the suspension is reduced. Brady should still be a starting option in most weeks next season.
Wed, 13 May 2015 10:04:21 -0700
Wed, 13 May 2015 06:55:40 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension could be reduced significantly, and possibly overturned, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Brady has put together a renowned legal team to appeal his suspension.
Fantasy Tip: Brady is in the low-end QB1 range if the suspension stands. If it's significantly reduced, he creeps back into the midrange of starting quarterbacks.
Tue, 12 May 2015 11:21:51 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady did not cooperate with the Ted Wells investigation concerning the deflation of footballs in last year's AFC Championship. Wells said Brady did not turn over his text and email information.
Mon, 11 May 2015 18:37:53 -0700
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to start while QB Tom Brady serves his suspension for 'DeflateGate'. Brady was suspended four games by the National Football League Monday, May 11, but intends to appeal the penalty.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Garoppolo would start four games, and he would be worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues, especially if you primary option has an early bye or difficult schedule. He is also an obvious must-have for those who intend to draft Brady, as well as fantasy owners in leagues which require two starting signal callers.
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