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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:24:08 -0700
New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (undisclosed), DT Chris D. Jones (calf), WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed), DT Vince Taylor (undisclosed), C Ryan Wendell (shoulder) and LB Chris White (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 27.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:18:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: LaFell was able to shed his walking boot earlier this month, so hopefully he'll be healthy enough to practice with the team soon after training camp begins. LaFell still has more than a month to fully recover. Assuming he does so, he should be drafted as a high-end WR3.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:58:15 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension still has not been announced, and the NFL is now open to talking with the NFL Players Association about a possible settlement in the case, according to sources. Brady is not expected to accept any suspension in a settlement with the NFL but is willing to accept a fine.
Fantasy Tip: This situation could be coming to end soon, so owners should continue to monitor the situation to see if Brady will be sitting out any games. Brady should be a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues this season if he is not suspended but his value will suffer if he is suspended, but he would still be a No. 1 option.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:20:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chandler averaged 50-576-5 lines the last two years, and he has significant upside in the red zone in this offense. Chandler is a name that might be forgotten on draft day and could be a nice find as a midrange TE2.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:03:18 -0700
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:24:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brady is a low-end QB1 with his four-game suspension looming, but if games are knocked off, he'll creep back to the middle of the position.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:55:23 -0700
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:31:25 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was the subject of a settlement offer from the NFL Players Association to the league last week, but the offer was met with silence by the NFL, according to a source. It is believed Brady is holding firm on his refusal to accept any suspension, though he would consider accepting a fine. If the NFL upholds any part of his four-game suspension, he is expected to go to federal court to fight the decision.
Fantasy Tip: Brady is a low-end QB1, but if his suspension is reduced, he could creep back into the middle of the pack of starting fantasy QBs.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:01:41 -0700
New England Patriots RBs James White, Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis aren't far apart in the battle to take over the pass-catching role vacated by New York Giants RB Shane Vereen, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
Fantasy Tip: This position battle should begin to have a clearer picture once training camp commences. Cadet has more experience, but White and Lewis have the talent to win the position as well. Stay tuned to this situation as training camp progresses.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:16:29 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal on his four-game suspension does not have a specified timeline, according to commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said the league is being thorough with the appeal process, adding that a decision will be made as quickly as possible.
Fantasy Tip: Brady should be viewed as a QB2 if the suspension is not rescinded. If it is not upheld, he'll be back in QB1 territory. Brady has thrown for at least 3,900 yards and 25 touchdowns in each of his last seven full seasons. Those numbers would obviously dwindle a little bit if he misses four games, but he should still be considered a QB1 in Weeks 5-17.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:26:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wayne could be worth a WR5 flyer if he's picked up.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:30:58 -0700
Updating previous reports, the camp for New England Patriots QB Tom Brady believes an appeal decision could come this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Brady appealed a four-game suspension ruling for his involvement in deflating footballs last postseason. Litigation is likely to follow if the outcome is not favorable for him.
Fantasy Tip: The possibility exists that Brady could still play in the season opener even if he is ultimately suspended if he and the NFLPA seek an injunction to continue playing while litigation proceeds. He should be viewed as a QB2 if the suspension is upheld but should be considered as a QB1 if the suspension is reduced or eliminated altogether. Keep checking back for updates on Brady's status.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:51:04 -0700
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:31:49 -0700
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he is focusing on preparing for training camp, not worrying about the looming decision regarding QB Tom Brady's suspension. "I'm not really thinking about that right now," Edelman said. "I have 10 more days to get ready for camp and I'm going to worry about what I can do to put myself in the best situation to help this team."
Fantasy Tip: Edelman should produce no matter who's at quarterback, but his value could diminish some if Brady's four-game suspension is upheld. Edelman's specialty is catching passes, and he should be drafted as a WR2 in point-per-reception leagues.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:52:48 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal decision is unlikely to come Friday, July 17, according to a source. Brady appealed a four-game suspension ruling for his involvement in deflating footballs last postseason.
Fantasy Tip: The long-lasting determination for Brady's fantasy value continues. If the suspension is upheld, he likely becomes a QB2. If it is reduced to two games or rescinded completely, he should still be considered a QB1. Stay tuned.
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