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Tom Brady's return will have a huge effect on NFL fantasy football

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Deflategate is done. It is finallly over. Tom Brady is officially not suspended anymore after that whole affair and all is right in the NFL.

This is very good news for the New England Patriots and all of their fans. It is also very bad news for literally everyone else in the National Football League that is not associated with the Patriots. 

Tom Brady is coming, and he is coming for you with great fury and vengeance. So, with Brady back in the fold, what does this mean for fantasy football this year.

For starters, players who drafted Brady as their QB1 a month or so ago can finally stop streaming the likes of Philip Rivers and Carson Wentz, so that's a big relief.

And then there's the fact that you're getting back a guy who could legitimately go from now till the end of the season and never finish lower than QB6 on any given week. That 4-game hit Brady owners took will seem completely worth it.

It's not just Brady owners who will get a boost, but basically everyone with a Patriots offensive skill player. The big beneficiaries will likely be Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, his most trusted targets. Unfortunately, both of them are on the injury report right now.

Then we move on to the running game in Foxboro. LeGarrette Blount has made an incredible start to the season with 352 yards and four touchdowns through four games. However, the Patriots could well start to favour the passing-down back more and more, which - with Dion Lewis out injured - is James White. 

White is definitely a name you should be snapping up right now if he is on waivers in your league.

If Brady does go off and become a star, it also means offensive players going against the Patriots could receive a boost through those sweet, sweet garbage time points. Terrelle Pryor of the Browns is a great example of this. 

Brady and the Patriots face the Browns on Sunday. With a point to prove, the Patriots could be up big by half time, forcing Cleveland into an aerial attack, with Pryor being the number one beneficiary of that. Just something to think about.

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