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QB Tom Brady - New England Patriots

6-4, 210Born: 8-3-1977College: MichiganDrafted: Round 6

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Tom Brady will be suspended for four games for his role in air pressure discrepancies in balls used in the AFC Championship game. There is a chance that he'll be able have the suspension overturned in court, but it is small.


Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension was denied, so as of now (and depending on whether he decides to take it to court), Brady is out for the first month of the season. We all know that he will return from his suspension and be the starting quarterback, no matter how well Jimmy Garoppolo plays. Further, we know that Brady will continue to put up tremendous and fantastic numbers with the Patriots, especially as they have the same core group of receiving targets for a second straight season. Brady is currently suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season, but is appealing. We don't know how much - if anything - it gets reduced, Even if Brady loses a court case - or decides not to go to court - he's still one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and will give you top quarterback fantasy numbers after he returns. If you draft carefully, you should survive that first stretch. After a rough start last year, Brady put up top ten quarterback numbers the rest of the way. Also keep in mind that Brady is going to come back with a rather sizable chip on his shoulder after all this Ballghazi/Deflategate nonsense. An angry Brady is a productive Brady. (July 28)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 14, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 18, 18, 20
Overall Redraft - 94, 50
QB Dynasty - 14, 10, 13, 14, 14, 18, 21

Stats and Projections

2012 NE 16 401 638 4827 34 8 23 32 4
2013 NE 16 380 628 4343 25 11 33 18 0 3
2014 NE 16 374 583 4109 33 9 36 57 0 3
2015 PROJ-Dodds 14 315 480 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 14 343 540 * * * 30 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 12 316 486 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 14 333 518 * * * 34 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 78
QB: 10

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Footballguys Articles

10 Things We Learned in 2014
  Sigmund Bloom - May 22
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady Suspended for 4 Games
  Sigmund Bloom - May 15
2015 Post-Draft Redraft QB Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - May 7
Dynasty State of the Union: AFC East
  Jeff Tefertiller - May 18
Tremblay's Notebook
  Maurile Tremblay - May 11
Target Practice: Players to Target at Different Stages of the Draft
  Ari Ingel - August 28
Coming Down to the Wire: Deflategate Continues
  Ari Ingel - August 20
2015 ADP Busters: Undervalued Options
  Scott Bischoff - August 3
The Saga Continues: Tom Brady's Suspension Upheld
  Ari Ingel - July 28
32 Teams and 32 Fantasy Questions Examined As We Head Into Training Camp
  Ari Ingel - July 24

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  Steve Schwarz - May 18
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  John Paulsen - May 19
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  Steve Palazzolo - May 20
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  Don Davenport - May 20
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  Patrick Daugherty - May 21
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  Steve Palazzolo - May 21

Latest News

Patriots | No talks between Tom Brady, league (Wed Sep 2, 04:26 PM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady doesn't look like he'll reach a settlement with the NFL. The league and the NFL Player's Associated have not had any talks regarding a settlement since Monday, Aug. 31.

Our View: We look at DeflateGate like we do Nickelback. We don't want to hear it, and we just hope it would stop. Hopefully, we get an answer later this week.
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Patriots | Tom Brady decision coming this week (Tue Sep 1, 04:57 PM) - Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will know his fate by the end of this week. Judge Richard Berman said he will issue his decision and order by that time.

Our View: Thank you Lord, we've been waiting for this.
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Patriots | Tom Brady hearing over, decision looming (Mon Aug 31, 11:18 AM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not have a settlement with the NFL on his four-game suspension. The judge is expected to rule in the next couple of days.

Our View: Thank goodness. We just want to get this "DeflateGate" business in the rear-view mirror. There's a good chance that Brady sees no suspension....stay tuned.
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Patriots | Tom Brady struggles in win (Sat Aug 29, 01:15 PM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed just 7 of 13 passes and threw two interceptions Friday, Aug. 28, in a win against the Carolina Panthers.

Our View: We're not concerned. Brady is going to be a QB1 for fantasy owners when he's on the field in the regular season.

Patriots | Former WR talks Tom Brady (Thu Aug 20, 07:02 PM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is being affected by his situation with the NFL and the alleged deflation of football in last season's playoffs, according to former Patriots WR Randy Moss. 'Not only does it affect him, it affects everybody in his circle,' Moss said. 'It's just something as a professional, you just have to live with it and just move on from it.'

Our View: We expect Brady to come out of any suspension he has on fire, with a large chip on his shoulder. Right now many have him as a borderline QB1/QB2 but even if he misses four games, the production he gives you upon his return will be QB1 quality so don't fret.
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