Tom Brady, who is on a two-year deal in Tampa Bay, made the push for Brown, though Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports this will be a one-year agreement. Brown is out until at least Week 9 due to his suspension, and the 32-year-old wideout runs the risk of having his ban increased as the league is still investigating Britney Taylor’s sexual assault case against him.
Brown joins Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski, arguably giving Brady the greatest set of weapons in his career. For fantasy purposes, don’t expect Brown to be his old All-Pro self, though he’s worth rostering in every league.
Brown’s presence damages both the fantasy value of Evans and of Godwin. Evans’ stock was already plummeting. He posted just one catch on two targets for 10 yards in Tampa Bay’s win over the Bucs and he’s seen just 37 targets across his first six games with Brady. Fantasy Pros has him as No. 18 overall WR for the remainder of the year (0.5 ppr) and that’s surely before the news of Brown’s signing hit. Godwin is listed as No. 11 and his value will take a hit as well.