New England Patriots
New England Patriots
AFC East | 10-4-0
Avg PTS
26.3
Rank: 8th
Avg Yds
362.5
Rank: 18th
Avg PYds
256.6
Rank: 14th
Avg RYds
105.9
Rank: 17th
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Posted 2/17/2020 7:04 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is not an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Brown is expected to meet with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, but his playing status is still in question. He likely will serve a suspension once he signs with a team and would be a risky fantasy option.
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Posted 2/16/2020 6:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady has not made any progress in contract talks with the Patriots at this point.
Huddle Up: The two sides have about a month to negotiate until Brady becomes a free agent. Several of teams will pursue Brady if he hits the free-agent market, so the Patriots may need to sign Brady in the next few weeks. He likely will be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2020.
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Posted 2/15/2020 9:15 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) said Saturday, Feb. 15, he's 'excited and looking forward to' meeting with NFL teams at the 2020 Scouting Combine. 'I'm (going to) be out there ready to get things back on the right page,' Brown told TMZ.com.
Huddle Up: Brown remains a longshot to be on an NFL roster for Week 1 of the 2020 season. It's obviously a situation worth monitoring, but this information does little to resurrect his fantasy value.
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Posted 2/15/2020 5:32 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a pending free agent, will receive a two-year, $60 million offer from the Las Vegas Raiders, according to Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the Minnesota media.
Huddle Up: It's definitely a different kind of offseason for the soon-to-be 43-year-old Brady, and it'll be more than intriguing to see if he lured by the big $$$ of a new team or decides to finish his career with the only franchise he's ever known. Even if he stays in New England, Brady is now a QB2 consideration for fantasy.
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Posted 2/12/2020 2:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is expected to have serious contract discussions with the team before the March 18 new league year. Brady hasn't had talks with the team yet, but he would cost them a $13.5 million salary cap charge if he's not on the roster by then. The Patriots project to have about $29 million in cap space, per sources. If Brady's contract is extended before the 2020 league year begins, it would lessen the dead money on the team's 2020 cap because it could be accounted for over multiple years.
Huddle Up: Brady could wind up being a low-end QB1 target in fantasy, but he'll need significant upgrades around him.
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Posted 2/04/2020 11:58 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is not expected to receive much interest from the Miami Dolphins if he hits the free-agent market, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins likely will select a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and can use Ryan Fitzpatrick as a bridge quarterback, so they do not need to sign Brady this offseason. Brady should receive interest in several teams and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues depending on his situation.
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Posted 2/03/2020 2:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is not seeking $30 million per year, according to a source. Brady feels adding weapons to the offense is a priority, though.
Huddle Up: TB12 really plummeted as the talent around him started to dissolve. He'll be a QB2 in drafts, but he could be a low-end QB1 with the right setup.
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Posted 2/02/2020 5:36 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady likely will be a target for the Oakland Raiders if he hits the free-agent market, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Raiders have Derek Carr on the roster but likely would move on from him if they are able to sign Brady. Brady would have a decent group of pass catchers if he joins the Raiders but probably would still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/01/2020 10:05 pm UTC
New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore was named the 2019 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Gilmore led the NFL with six interceptions, with two being returned for touchdowns. He also led the league with 20 passes defensed and made 53 combined tackles. He'll again be a top fantasy corner in 2020.
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Posted 2/01/2020 7:06 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) on Friday, Jan. 31, told ESPN in an interviews that he is remorseful about his recent behavior and actions. 'I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior,' Brown said. 'I think I could have done a lot of things better.'
Huddle Up: Brown, who turns 32 in July, is still in his prime but it's become clear he's going to need to stay out of the negative headlines for an extended period this offseason to have a shot at resuming his career next season, and even then he'll likely have to get the OK from the league.
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Posted 1/28/2020 9:49 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) said he is optimistic about playing in the NFL again.
Huddle Up: Brown is dealing with multiple off-field issues and likely will receive a suspension from the NFL at some point. Fantasy players can monitor the situation during the offseason, but Brown would be a risky fantasy option if he signs with a team.
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Posted 1/25/2020 11:39 am UTC
The New England Patriots want to know if impending free-agent QB Tom Brady will return to the team for the 2020 season before the legal tampering period for free agency begins March 16, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: Schefter reasoned that the Patriots want a quick decision so they can pursue other quarterbacks in free agency in case Brady chooses to leave the only organization he has ever played for. New England wants to avoid a situation similar to last season when Rob Gronkowski waited until late-March to announce his retirement, meaning that the best free-agent tight ends had already been signed by other clubs. From a fantasy standpoint, Brady should be viewed as a QB2 in most formats at this stage of his career but he could merit consideration as a low-end QB1 if he has plenty of offensive weapons surrounding him.
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Posted 1/24/2020 12:54 am UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is expected to turn himself in to police but hadn't done so as of the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 23, according to a public information officer for the Hollywood Police Department in Florida. 'I believe they've given him ample opportunity to turn himself in,'' Christian Lata told USA TODAY Sports. An arrest warrant was issued against Brown following an incident with a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21. 'I'm sure it's going to be within today or tomorrow, but I'm not sure exactly when,'' Lata said late Thursday afternoon. 'I would assume it would be sooner than later.''
Huddle Up: There's less and less reason to hold out hope of Brown finding his way onto an NFL roster and becoming fantasy relevant in 2020. Dynasty owners should be looking to move on.
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Posted 1/23/2020 2:57 am UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had an arrest warrant on a felony charge of burglary and battery issued against him Wednesday, Jan. 22, by Hollywood, Fla. police. A moving truck driver claimed he was assaulted by Brown and his trainer. Brown also was charged with one count of burglary of an occupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief.
Huddle Up: Dynasty owners should be preparing to move on from Brown before finalizing their rosters ahead of 2020 drafts.
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Posted 1/22/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) has been accused of battery after Brown and his trainer allegedly battered a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to the Hollywood Police Department. Brown is a suspect in the incident, but the police have not been able to contact him.
Huddle Up: Brown has dealt with multiple off field issues over the last year and there is no timetable for his return to the field. Fantasy players can monitor the situation over the next few months because Brown may not be a fantasy option next season.
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Posted 1/21/2020 6:18 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (shoulder) had a minor shoulder surgery last week, but he's expected to be ready for the offseason program.
Huddle Up: Edelman's fantasy value will hinge largely on whether Tom Brady returns to the team. Edelman should be a low-end WR2 in PPR formats.
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Posted 1/19/2020 4:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady appears unlikely to agree to a new contract with the team before free agency begins in mid-March, according to multiple sources. He is expected to take a methodical approach to determine where he will play next season, since this is the first time in his career that he will be eligible for free agency.
Huddle Up: Brady, who will turn 43 in August, should be viewed as a QB2 in most fantasy formats at this stage of his career but if he lands in the right situation, he's worthy of consideration as a low-end QB1 in next year's drafts.
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Posted 1/19/2020 2:37 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham said he isn't worrying about impending free-agent QB Tom Brady's future with the team. 'Right now, I can't really think too much about all of that,' Stidham said. 'I have to worry about what I need to do to prepare to enhance my game, to learn as much as I possibly can. That's the biggest thing I've focused on, making a big stride from Year 1 to Year 2.'
Huddle Up: If Brady's run as New England's quarterback were to come to an end, Stidham could end up under center in 2020. He's an unknown, unproven commodity, but he would be worth a speculative add in two-quarterback leagues if he ends up starting for the Patriots.
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Posted 1/16/2020 7:29 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had his relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated Thursday, Jan. 16, until the wide receiver seeks counseling, per a source.
Huddle Up: While the talent remains alluring, it's become clear Brown is going to have to make some personal changes before he gets a chance to play again the league.
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Posted 1/12/2020 7:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (rib) played most of 2019 season with a partially torn rib cartilage, according to sources. Edelman suffered the injury during the Week 3 game but did not miss any time.
Huddle Up: Edelman has been the main target in the Patriots passing game for many years but may be playing with a new quarterback in 2020. Fantasy players can monitor the situation because Edelman's fantasy value will depend on the Patriots quarterback.
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Posted 1/10/2020 9:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) will undergo surgeries on his knee and shoulder this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Edelman probably will not do much during offseason workouts but probably will be ready for the start of the regular season. He likely will be the No. 1 receiver for the Patriots again next season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 1/08/2020 2:41 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady hinted on his Instagram that he wasn't ready to retire. 'In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You don't always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that's right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove,' Brady wrote.
Huddle Up: It would have been a shocker if TB12 hung them up after the Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans. The question that remains is: Where will he play? Who will he be coached and surrounded by? In a perfect situation, Brady will be a low-end QB1 in fantasy. However, it's more likely he'll be a QB2.
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Posted 1/06/2020 8:52 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) played in the Wild Card playoff game despite suffering a foot injury at some point in December.
Huddle Up: Brady still posted decent numbers this season despite limited options in the passing game and finished with 4,057 yards and 24 touchdowns. It is not known who Brady will play for next season, but he can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
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Posted 1/06/2020 4:03 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady returning to the Patriots is far from a guarantee, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
Huddle Up: The San Francisco 49ers have been kicked around by conspiracy theorists, but the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders might also be an option. The Patriots don't have second or fifth-round picks next year, and their roster isn't optimal. Brady's relationship with head coach Bill Belichick is also rocky, but Belichick might be more likely to leave than Brady. Either way, this figures to be the one of the most hyped free agencies in a while. Brady is probably a QB2 at this stage of his career, but in the right setup, he could be a low-end QB1 come draft time.
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Posted 1/05/2020 5:27 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said retirement is 'pretty unlikely' following a loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round Saturday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Although Brady indicated he wants to keep playing, there are questions as to whether he will continue his career in New England. At this stage in his career, he's probably no more than a QB2 no matter where he plays in 2020.
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Posted 1/04/2020 11:50 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) is active Saturday, Jan. 4, for the Wild Card Round game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Edelman will be the No. 1 option for QB Tom Brady and needs to be in fantasy lineups in all formats.
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Posted 1/02/2020 10:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 2, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card Round matchup with the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Edelman caught three of seven targets for 26 yards in the Week 17 finale against the Miami Dolphins. It's tough to see him missing a playoff game due to the injuries, and he'll be a starting option as long as he takes the field.
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