Tom Brady Fantasy News

Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:37pm

CBS Cleveland - [Full Article]

After nearly 5 months of rehab from a torn right ACL, Browns QB Brian Hoyer is ready to prove himself yet again to a new coaching staff led by Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer, knowing full well that they are considering replacing him with a rookie quarterback in May.

Fantasy Impact:

Hoyer threw for five TDs in two-plus games before getting hurt for the season. The Browns had liked him heading into last year, but needed to give Brandon Weeden a chance as the starter. But when Weeden got hurt, Hoyer moved past QB2 Jason Campbell on the depth chart to start against the Vikings in Week 3. Hoyer threw 3 TDs that game but also 3 INTs. However, there's a new coaching staff in town and the Browns appear poised to draft a QB in April, so the former Tom Brady backup is going to have to earn the job.

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Pats open to trading Danny Amendola
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:34pm

Bleacher Report - [Full Article]

NFL teams say the name of Danny Amendola has been floated in trade talks. The Patriots signed the wide receiver to a five-year, $28.5 million contract last offseason, but Amendola struggled to stay healthy and did not have the kind of impact the team envisioned him having. Amendola caught 54 passes for 633 yards with Tom Brady throwing to him. He had two better seasons when he played in St. Louis with Sam Bradford throwing to him. There has been speculation the Patriots could cut Amendola if a deal cannot be worked out.

Fantasy Impact:

If the Patriots are able to move Amendola, or choose to cut him, it would boost the chances that the team would re-sign Julian Edelman, who was the superior receiver in 2013.

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Tom Brady (illness) did not practice on Wednesday
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:48pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bill Belichick won’t reveal why Patriots QB Tom Brady wasn’t at practice today. Source says he’s just sick.

Fantasy Impact:

Brady is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Rob Gronkowski tears ACL, also has MCL damage
Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:25am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

As expected, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL when hit low by Browns safety T.J. Ward on Sunday.

Per a league source, an MRI confirmed the damage. Gronkowski will miss the rest of the season. Surgery and rehab will affect his preparation for 2014.

The MRI also shows damage to the MCL. It’s not currently believed that surgical repair will be needed of the MCL.

That provides a bit of a silver lining. In 2008, Tom Brady tore an ACL and an MCL, and surgical tinkering with the MCL reportedly resulted in an infection.

For Gronkowski, who battled an infection following forearm surgery earlier this year, the prospect of future complications looms over the ACL repair.

Fantasy Impact:

PFT is also reporting Gronk suffered a slight concussion on the same play. He was placed on IR Monday. Obviously bad news for owners, but a terrible break for Gronk, who is coming off arm and back issues. As for next year in terms of fantasy, we could be looking at a similar situation as this season where he is a question mark heading into fantasy drafts, and also the start of the regular season. His ADP would likely drop leaving him a risky, early pick with more value the later you can select him. However, we're a long way from that point... As for this season, it looks like the Pats will go back to more three WR sets featuring Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman with Shane Vereen part of that package. Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins could also creep back on the fantasy radar.

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