Tom Brady is suspended, no more. Per the Associated Press, the New England Patriots star quarterback had his four-game ban wiped out by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman and should be eligible to play in 2015 – specifically in week one at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BREAKING: Tom Brady beats NFL in ‘Deflategate’ court case, judge nullifies league’s 4-game suspension.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 3, 2015
We don’t care about the boring courtroom stuff or the fact that the NFL will certainly appeal and ultimately lose. What we care about is that Tom Brady is going to play in 2015. That has huge fantasy football ramifications, as Brady was already still a top-10 fantasy quarterback with the four-game ban, but with no suspension, could creep into the top-five.
Brady is specifically going to hold a good amount of fantasy value to start the season, as he’ll be playing with a chip on his shoulder, on his home field, against a pretty weak Pittsburgh defense. The NFL’s scheduling of the Patriots and Steelers just turned into what figures to be a very explosive (and entertaining) shootout. Draft accordingly.