Player News

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Tom Brady NE - QB
News: Brady has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season for "violations of the NFL Policy on Integrity of the Game," according to NFL.com. (May 11)
Impact: Monday's ruling follows the release of independent investigator Ted Wells' report, which noted that it was "more probable than not" that Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" pertaining to the reported deflation of Patriots' game balls during the AFC Championship Game. The report further relays that the team will also be fined $1 million and will lose a 2016 first-round draft pick, as well as a 2017 fourth-round choice. It remains to be seen if an appeal could result in a reduction of Brady's suspension, but as it stands, Jimmy Garoppolo is now in line to start at QB for the first quarter of the Patriots' 2015 regular season slate. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 8
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Tom Brady NE - QB
News: According to the New York Daily News, Brady will be suspended for his alleged role in New England deflating footballs. (May 9)
Impact: Reporter Gary Myers writes that Roger Goodell will likely announce his decision on Brady next week. Myers added that "It is no longer a matter of if the NFL commissioner will suspend Brady, but for how long he will suspend him," and that Goodell could choose to discipline Brady for both the cheating allegations and also Brady's refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the matter. If Brady misses time, 2014 second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo will start. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:48a ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 8
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Melvin Gordon SD - RB
News: The Chargers selected Gordon in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, 15th overall. (Apr 30)
Impact: The Chargers coughed up a fourth- and fifth-round pick to jump ahead of the Texans to secure Gordon, the consensus No. 2 running back in the draft. The Chargers have a few bodies at running back -- Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead perhaps most notably -- but a true starting talent like Gordon completes the picture. The main knock on Gordon has always been his pass-catching ability, but Oliver and Woodhead will be able to pick up the slack if Gordon should need further development there. Meanwhile, it's hard to see what will stop Gordon from earning a true No. 1 running back role early on in his rookie season, if not right away. In a Philip Rivers offense, Gordon should have access to touchdown opportunities. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:50p ET)
Overall Rank: 789 Position Rank: 182
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