Tom Brady Fantasy News

Monday, April 6, 2015, 8:03pm

Newsday - [Full Article]

In an attempt to improve his game, Jets QB Geno Smith turned to Tom Brady's quarterback guru.

The Jets quarterback has spent time in California this offseason working out with former major-league pitcher-turned-quarterback tutor Tom House, who also has worked with Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Matt Cassel and former Jet Tim Tebow.

"It wasn't a thing where I needed to change things," said Smith, who is 11-18 in two seasons. "It was basically just going out there to work out and get better, and that's what we accomplished."

"As of right now, I'm just focusing on getting better every single day and relishing every single opportunity that I have," Smith said on a conference call Monday after the team's first day of voluntary workouts. "Today's only Day 1, Phase 1."

Fantasy Impact:

Smith said he is "very pleased" with the progress he's made, but it remains to be seen what his new coaching staff thinks of him compared with the other quarterbacks on the roster, the story added. The Jets traded for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and the team has hinted they may want to add another quarterback.

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QB Ryan Mallett re-signs with the Texans

Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:09am

Albert Breer, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Texans have agreed to terms with QB Ryan Mallett, source said.

Update: Mallet signed a two-year, $7 million contract.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like the Texans are going to move forward with Mallett and Brian Hoyer, who is also reportedly set to sign with the team (though it's not a done deal). In two games, Mallett completed 41 of 75 passes (54.7%) for 400 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions before tearing his pectoral muscle. He served as Tom Brady's understudy for three seasons so there is some optimism that he can turn into a quality NFL starter. He'll likely have to beat out Hoyer for the starting job.

Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:45pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. No worries here. Brady will continue to play through the ankle injury.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. No worries here. Brady has a nice matchup against Baltimore (#24 in QB aFPA).

Tom Brady and Julian Edelman 'working overtime' to re-establish their connection

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:14pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

When New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman takes the field in Saturday’s divisional-round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, it will mark his first game in almost a month. No one is more excited about that than Edelman, although quarterback Tom Brady probably isn’t far behind.

The two are working overtime to re-establish and fine-tune the connection that helped Edelman produce a team-high 92 receptions before he was shut down during the final games of the season with a concussion.

“We’ve been practicing the last week and a half or something; I know Tom a little bit here now, these last few years. He knows me. There’s a foundation,” Edelman relayed in his first remarks to the press since Dec. 14 following a victory over the Dolphins. "But even if whatever happened didn’t happen, we still have to continue to try to get better. That’s what we’re trying to do -- staying after, throwing a couple extra routes, bouncing ideas off each other. Like any other week, I guess, but the stakes are a little higher.”

Fantasy Impact:

Edelman should hit the ground the running against a shaky Baltimore secondary. He was the #13 WR in PPR formats before missing the final two games with a concussion.

Monday, December 29, 2014, 6:06pm

Providence Journal - [Full Article]

According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tom Brady has agreed to a contract restructuring that will give the Patriots additional flexibility to keep some key pieces around next season.

According to the report, the contract was filed to the NFL on Monday. In the new deal, Brady changed the $24 million “skill” guarantee in his contract to “injury” guarantee. By doing that, Brady will get the guaranteed money only if he is injured. The Patriots will now be able to release the Brady at any time, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, in which case there would likely be plenty of teams interested.

Fantasy Impact:

The Patriots entered Monday with $5,713,472 in cap space that can be rolled over to next season. The most immediate effect of Brady’s new deal is to allow the Patriots to be more competitive in trying to retain some of their core free agents, especially Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty.

Patriots Beat: Tom Brady will play a half

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:57am

Ben Volin on Twitter - [Full Article]

Pats beat writer Ben Volin tweeted he thinks Patriots QB Tom Brady plays a half in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact:

Brady is listed as probable with an ankle issue, but we don't think it will limit him. But with nothing to play for, Volin thinks Brady gets about a half worth of action in Week 17. Any Patriot will be a risky fantasy start as the team already has the top seed wrapped up.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Brady’s ankle won’t be the limiting factor this week. He may only play a few series against the Bills, though we’re expecting 2-3 quarters from most of the Patriot starters.

Patriots may rest starts after they 'develop a little momentum on offense'

Friday, December 26, 2014, 11:16am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss on the possibility that the team rests its starters: I view this game as being similar to a fourth preseason contest when the third preseason game doesn’t go as well as planned. I could envision a scenario where the Patriots want to develop a little momentum on offense, and if that comes early, they start making some personnel changes such as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski taking a seat. On defense, key players such as cornerback Darrelle Revis and linebackers Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower, among others, figure to be "protected" as well. The team also has the luxury of allowing some of its injured players extra time to recover, which I’d expect them to do. So their approach preparation-wise won’t change, but I do believe their personnel-related approach will be different than the norm. How significant, and if Brady and Co. play at all, is obviously something we'll be watching closely.

Fantasy Impact:

New England has locked up the #1 seed, but the offense isn't exactly clicking, so they may want their starters to play extensively to see if that momentum returns. It's a guessing game as to how long they'll play. At this point were expecting 2-3 quarters from Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 8:18pm

Mercury News - [Full Article]

The 49ers rank 31st in passing yards, which would be their worst finish in Jim Harbaugh’s four-year tenure, though they were 30th last season.

QB Colin Kaepernick said Tuesday he’s intent on improving his mechanics and all-around game in the offseason.

Why wait?

“It’s hard to break habits in-season,” Kaepernick said. “You don’t want to completely change something because it can throw off everything else you’re doing.”

Fantasy Impact:

Kaepernick may seek out a mechanics coach, saying “that’s still in the works.” It’s also something that Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Alex Smith and others have done in their offseasons, the story said.

Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:07am

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

The Patriots escaped with a 17-16 win over the New York Jets Sunday in a game in which they struggled to move the ball at times. Although they struggled, the Patriots improved to 12-3 and clinched a first-round bye.

Either way, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, coming off an uneven game against the Jets, doesn't really want to take the week off and use the Bills game to rest up.

“After the last few weeks of football, I’d love to go out there and see if our offense can put together the best 60 minutes of football that we’ve put together in a long time," Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show. "We’ve been up and down as of late. We’ve got to start really putting some great football together here in these next [few weeks]. We got the bye. We’ve got to be able to win this week then we get the bye and then play at home. Hopefully we can take care of business the first week of the playoffs and then go from there.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Pats will have a chance to own the No. 1 overall seed if the Broncos lose to the Bengals tonight. Barring that, they can still seize the honor with a win over the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. If the Broncos lose Monday, it's very possible Brady sits at least part of Week 17.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. No worries here. Tom Terrific won’t miss a matchup with the Jets.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. No worries here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. No worries here.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. no worries here.