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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.
Mon, 11 May 2015 16:08:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners should continue to monitor the situation to see if Brady will have his suspension reduced. Brady should still be a starting quarterback in most leagues next season, but his value will take a hit if he has to sit out four games.
Mon, 11 May 2015 15:48:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brady likely will appeal the suspension and there is a chance that the suspension is reduced or eliminated. Owners should continue to monitor the situation to see how many games Brady will be able to play. Brady likely will be a starter in most fantasy leagues next season.
Mon, 11 May 2015 14:43:37 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has been suspended four games for his involvement in the deflated-football incident in the AFC Championship. In addition, the Patriots will lose their 2016 first-round pick, a 2017 fourth-round pick and will be fined $1 million, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Brady could still very well appeal, but his fantasy value will take a good hit if this decision stands. If Brady appeals and the suspension is reduced, say to two games, he'll still be in the QB1 conversation. If he does miss four games, he'll only play in Weeks 6 through 17, as the Patriots have a Week 5 bye this year. Regardless of the outcome of his suspension if he appeals, you'll need to draft a backup quarterback with plenty of upside and a favorable schedule early in the year if you roster Brady in 2016.
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