In a story via Boston Magazine that was published Friday, it was revealed that Alex Guerrero, a longtime health and wellness advisor to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has been accused of fraud on several

In a story via Boston Magazine that was published Friday, it was revealed that Alex Guerrero, a longtime health and wellness advisor to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has been accused of fraud on several occasions by the Federal Trade Commission for hawking suspect products, including ones that “could cure cancer and concussions.”

The FTC apparently was drawn to Guerrero because he was initially pushing something called “Supreme Greens” in an infomercial. In the video, Guerrero spoke about his father-in-law, who died from skin cancer saying that nobody in his family “would ever suffer from that disease again.” The FTC has accused Guerrero has been accused of impersonating a doctor, and barred him from attaching the word “doctor” to his name. (The story also indicates that Guerrero earned a master’s degree in Eastern medicine from a school that no longer exists.)

Brady and Guerrero have been linked for several years — Guerrero is a partner in TB12,  a sports therapy center headquartered at Patriot Place next door to Gillette Stadium. In a New York Times feature on Brady earlier this year, Guerrero was described as Brady’s “spiritual guide, counselor, pal, nutrition adviser, trainer, massage therapist and family member,” as well as the godfather to Brady’s son, Ben. In an media session in 2014, Brady fairly gushed about Guerrero, saying he had a sizable impact on his life and career.

“More than anyone could ever realize. He’s been someone I’ve been very lucky to work with for a long time,” Brady said. “He’s my best friend, and he’s phenomenal at what he does — probably the best in the world — so I’m pretty lucky.”

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I hope everybody had some success in Week 4. The massive offensive numbers we saw in Week 3 were not repeated and the winning scores in most tournaments dropped dramatically. It will be interesting to see what Week 5 brings. I’ve done my best to isolate some of the options that I think you’ll want to consider as you fill out your lineups. As usual, I have broken them down into three cost categories.

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BIG-MONEY OPTIONS ($7,000 and up)

Tom Brady, Patriots at Cowboys, $7,800

While I am unlikely to pay that much for a quarterback, Brady is the one to spend on this week if you are going with a big-money option. He’s clicking with his receivers, and the Patriots have had two weeks to scheme-up the Cowboys. He’s also buoyed by the presence of Dion Lewis, who pads Brady’s passing yards in dumps and screens.

Jamaal Charles, Chiefs vs. Bears, $7,800

Le’Veon Bell is another great high-priced option, but I am giving the nod to Charles because I save 700 units. Charles gets five receptions almost every week and 100 plus total yards seems like a near given. Of course, the upside is a lot higher, and this is a week to chase that upside because the Bears are a team already in rebuilding mode. The big risk in this game is that Charles gets pulled early in a blowout. I’ll take my chances there.

Julian Edelman, Patriots at Cowboys, $7,000

I love the fit with DraftKings PPR format because of the way this guy is being targeted. I mean, Edelman is averaging 10 receptions per game, and he’s been targeted a whopping 42 times! And, I expect these trends to hold, which makes Edelman a very nice purchase, even at 7,000 units. He’s a great way to play a stack with Brady this week, and so is Rob Gronkowski for that matter.

MID-LEVEL OPTIONS ($4,000-$6,900)

Jordan Matthews, Eagles vs. Saints, $6,400

He’s still very involved. He just didn’t make the big play. The good news is that the Eagles have really moved the ball around, and that will loosen things up for Matthews, who still is the top option in the passing game. He was open for a long score last week but Bradford overthrew him by a few feet. Big plays are coming, and I doubt Matthews is heavily owned this week after two relatively quiet games.

Devonta Freeman, Falcons vs. Washington, $6,300

I am really not sure how he’s this cheap after what he’s done. He’ll be heavily owned this week, but I will have some Freeman shares spread out amongst all my lineups. It’s just good business, especially in head-to-head play and 50/50 contests. The matchup is not scary, and it helps that it’s at home.

Sam Bradford, Eagles vs. Saints, $6,000

I saw a lot of good things from Bradford last week despite the tough loss in Washington. He’s moving better than I expected considering what his knee has been through. He is using all his weapons, which is important because the Eagles want to be as tendency-free as possible. This home matchup with the Saints should provide plenty of fantasy opportunity. The fact that Bradford is getting the ball out quicker will help him against the Saints’ blitz packages. Another plus here is the Saints offense. I expect New Orleans to score plenty of points, and that will push the Eagles to stay on the offensive themselves.

Brandin Cooks, Saints at Eagles, $5,900

The price is right for Cooks, and I love this week’s matchup because the Eagles really don’t have anybody to deal with his quickness. Cooks’ redraft owners are praying for a breakout game, and this could be it. His lack of any big 2015 success may also keep his ownership down, which is an added plus.

Blake Bortles, Jaguars at Buccaneers, $5,100

He’s just 100 units over the minimum, and that opens up a lot of lineup possibilities elsewhere. Bortles has been solid so far, and this represents his best matchup of the year. He has some good chemistry going with his top two receivers. I like Allen Robinson as a stack option with Bortles, but Allen Hurns also is viable. The lack of a stud corner for Tampa makes me lean to Robinson, who clearly is the team’s No. 1 option.

Dion Lewis, Patriots at Cowboys, $4,800

He’s still healthy and fresh, so I am sticking with him. Yes, LeGarrette Blount now is locked in at the goal line, but Lewis still will be active in the red zone and will get some goal-line love at times. He’s a good receiver, and the Patriots are taking advantage of it, so he’s a great fit for DraftKings’ full PPR format and a nice Week 5 value at 4,800 units.

Todd Gurley, Rams at Packers, $4,300

He’s a big part of the game plan now, and it’s obvious that the Rams will need to lean on him so they can possess the football and keep Aaron Rodgers off the field as much as possible. At 4,300 units, I am having a hard time keeping Gurley out of my lineups this week. I doubt you will see him this cheap ever again.

BARGAIN BASEMENT (below $4,000)

Thomas Rawls, Seahawks at Bengals, $3,800

Rawls is a potential steal in both tournaments and in head-to-head or 50/50 contests. Marshawn Lynch already has been ruled out and Fred Jackson has a high-ankle sprain. Rawls should be looking at a lot of touches. He’s worth a good 1,200 units more than you have to pay this week. He’ll be in more than a few of my lineups.

C.J. Spiller, Saints at Eagles, $3,800

He’s more of a tournament option because his usage is not yet predictable. Having said that, you get huge upside with Spiller, who could become a huge part of a come-from-behind effort this week. He can do a ton of damage with just a few quality touches, and the Eagles do not match up very well with him if the Saints can get him in space, and they probably can.

Charles Sims, Buccaneers vs. Jaguars, $3,600

You want a cheap option who fits the PPR format? Sims could be your guy. He’s a great receiver out of the backfield and he could be featured if the Bucs fall behind. He’s a tournament dart throw and not a safe play in 50/50 or head-to-head games.

Owen Daniels, Broncos at Raiders, $2,700

He is a potential steal this week. The price is outstanding, but the matchup is even better. The Raiders have constant breakdowns against tight ends and there is no way this has gotten past Peyton Manning in the film room. If you want a more contrarian play, you can also consider Virgil Green at 2,500 units. The Broncos tight ends are going to do some damage this week, and I am using them both in tournaments. In 50/50 and head-to-head games, I am using Daniels.

Derek Carrier, Washington at Falcons, $2,500

If you want an option at the price floor, Carrier makes sense. He’s going to be a nearly every-down player due to Jordan Reed’s injury, and he’s a very underrated talent. I love him this week as a tournament dart throw with nice upside relative to the cost.

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Rob Gronkowski is going for his 60th career touchdown Sunday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski is going for his 60th career touchdown Sunday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Following their bye week, the Patriots will travel to Dallas to take on the 2-2 Cowboys Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys aren’t at full strength, as they will be without quarterback Tony Romo and wide out Dez Bryant.

Here are 10 facts you should know heading into the game:

(As always, special thanks to the Patriots media relations staff for the help with some of these from this week’€™€™s media guide.)

1. Since realignment in 2002, the Patriots are 42-10 against NFC teams, which is by far the best inter-conference record in the NFL. The next closest team is the Steelers at 37-16-1.

2. Since Bill Belichick took over as head coach in 2000, the Patriots are 45-16 in the month of October, which is the best mark in the league. The Steelers are the next closest again, at 42-17.

3. Only two starters in the league haven’t thrown an interception this season — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The last regular-season interception Brady threw was Dec. 21, 2014 against the Jets — 145 pass attempts. Rodgers has the current active streak record of 191 passes without an interception.

4. The Patriots have won 11 straight regular-season games when scoring first. The last time they scored first and lost was December 15, 2013 against the Dolphins. Under Belichick they are 121-25 when scoring first.

5. Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are tied for third in the NFL for percentage of catches for first downs, as both come in at 87.5 percent. Of Amendola’s eight catches, seven have been for first downs, while 14 of Gronkowski’s 16 have been for first downs.

6. This will be the Patriots fourth straight game on turf this year. Since 2013, they are 25-3 in games on turf (regular-season only).

7. Gronkowski is going for his 60th career touchdown. It would come in his 69th game, the fewest games ever to reach that mark by a tight end and only the fifth tight end in NFL history to do so.

8. This will be Brady’s 100th straight start, which is the fourth-longest active streak among quarterbacks. Eli Manning (171), Phillip Rivers (149) and Joe Flacco (116) are ahead of him.

9. If the Patriots win, Brady will become just the third quarterback in NFL history with at least four, 4-0 starts to a season. Peyton Manning has seven, while Frank Tarkenton has four.

10. This one will appear here until it ends. The Patriots are 163-12 when scoring 23 or more points under Belichick, which includes going 14-0 last year, including the playoffs. Including the playoffs, it’€™s been 25 straight games.

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A recent poll taken between Oct. 1 and Oct.

A recent poll taken between Oct. 1 and Oct. 4 by Public Policy Polling asked 1,338 Americans, “Who do you think is the better quarterback: Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers?”

Rodgers came out on top at 34 percent, while Brady was at 32 percent. The other 34 percent said, “Not sure.”

Through three games this season Brady is 96-for-133 (72 percent) passing for 1,112 yards and nine touchdowns. Through four games, Rodgers is 89-for-123 (72 percent) passing for 995 yards and 11 touchdowns. The two are the only starting quarterbacks not to throw an interception this season.

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FOXBORO — When it comes to comparing tight ends, Rob Gronkowski and Jason Witten often come to mind as two of the very best in the game.

But to players on the Patriots defense, it’s more about contrast than comparison.

“Gronk obviously, he’s Gronk,” edge rusher Rob Ninkovich said. “He’s a different species [with] his length and the things he’s able to do. That’s what makes him so special.

“[They’re] two great great tight ends that have different characteristics in terms of build and the things they’re able to do.”

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower figures to cross the path of Witten a few times on Sunday.

“He’s just a good tight end,” Hightower said. “He’s does what’s asked of him and he does it well. There’s not too many things that you can point out about his game that’s not elite. He’s been playing for a long time and he’s always been one of the very premier tight ends in the league. So we definitely respect him and what he does for the Cowboys.

“He’s just really good at what he does, that’s blocking, that’s getting out down the field. Honestly, there’s not that many real tight ends in the league that can actually do both. You don’t see ones that block and [catch]. You just see one or the other. He’s good at both.”

To Hightower, comparing Gronk and Witten is like comparing Tom Brady with another great quarterback in the league.

“They’re different players,” Hightower said. “That’s hard. It’s like Tom and Aaron Rodgers, those are two different guys. But it definitely helps going against somebody like Gronk, that’s big like Witten and that can move just as good or better than Witten. We have a lot of good guys that help us out and give us looks like that.”

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Tom Brady is looking to put a hurt on the Cowboys. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is looking to put a hurt on the Cowboys. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Here’s what you have to know when it comes to Sunday’s Patriots-Cowboys contest:


Over the course of the first three games, New England hasn’t had a back hit the 100-yard mark, but when asked to respond, the group as a whole has done well when it comes to moving the chains. Dion Lewis (30 carries, 146 yards, 2 TDs) hasn’t been overwhelming, but has done well when it comes to taking it outside or going between the tackles. And in the Week 3 win over the Jags while the Patriots were looking to churn the clock and grind down their opponent, LeGarrette Blount executed as well as any back could in that circumstance, finishing with 18 bruising carries for 78 yards and three touchdowns. The two have a nice complementary relationship, and should get the bulk of the carries against the Cowboys. Dallas is slightly better than average when it comes to stopping the run — the Cowboys allow an average of 91.8 rushing yards per game, 9th in the league. (Those numbers are slightly skewed because DeMarco Murray and the Eagles only got seven yards on the ground against them in Week 2. The other three games, Dallas’ opponents all got at least 99 rushing yards as a team.) The guy who did the best job gashing them was Devonta Freeman in Atlanta, who had 30 carries for 141 yards and three touchdowns against the Cowboys. While they may not be in the same neighborhood, there are plenty of similarities between Freeman and Lewis — both are undersized backs who thrive as multidimensional options in both the running and passing game. If the Patriots can spring Lewis like the Falcons did two weeks ago against Dallas, it could be a big day for the New England ground game.


Make no mistake — Tom Brady (96-for-133, 72 percent, 1,112 yards, 9 TDs, 0 INTs) wants to scorch the Cowboys. The quarterback obviously wanted to win before, but his reaction to the comments from Greg Hardy this week (including the fact that he cut his weekly presser short) was an indication that if he and the rest of the New England passing game has the opportunity, he’ll look to embarrass Dallas for what happened. (The fact that Jerry Jones came out as a big supporter of Roger Goodell in the wake of Deflategate is also a pleasant coincidence, one which also figures into the discussion here.) While there’s always an obviously emphasis on getting the ball in the hands of difference-makers like Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman every week — and this is no exception — this contest sets up to be a big opportunity for the likes of Lewis as a potential pass catcher. As we wrote here, the Cowboys are one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to slowing backs in the passing game, and given the fact that Lewis was one of the best pass-catching running backs in the game over the first three contests of the year, this is a winnable matchup for New England. Look for the Patriots to try and get Lewis in space as much as possible with two-back sets that feature him in the slot or split wide against a linebacker. Given Dallas’ issues in this area the first four games of the season, it’s certainly a point of emphasis for the Patriots’ offense this week.


This is probably the best chance Dallas has when it comes to winnable matchups. The Cowboys have an excellent offensive line, and while some of the stats need to be placed in context — many of the yards were against nickel and dime packages — through three games, the Patriots have yielded an average of 117 rushing yards per game, 24th in the league. (That includes a league-worst 4.9 yards per carry.) Dallas is averaging 107.8 rushing yards per game, 16th in the league. While the Cowboys don’t necessarily have an elite stable of running backs, Joseph Randle will get the majority of the touches for the Dallas running game against the Patriots. The 6-foot, 204-pounder has averaged 3.9 yards per carry on 59 chances in four games this year, as well as four rushing touchdowns. Veteran Darren McFadden doesn’t bring the thunder like he used to, but he’s been a decent backup for the Dallas running game through the first four games (32 carries, 113 yards, 1 TD). Dallas wants to be able to run the ball, control the clock and keep the game a relatively low-scoring affair. That starts with a steady and consistent performance from its ground game, especially in the early going.


The happiest guy in Massachusetts this week? Bradley Fletcher. Not that he’d be going head to head with Dez Bryant on Sunday, but the fact that Bryant isn’t in the lineup will allow the New England secondary to breathe a little easier. (For some backstory, Google “Bradley Fletcher” and “Dez Bryant.” Just make sure the kids are out of the room when you watch that old Cowboys-Eagles footage.) In his place, the Cowboys don’t really have a default No. 1 wide receiver, but they’ve relied pretty heavily on the great tight end Jason Witten, who is still rolling at 33 years old. The 6-foot-5, 257-pounder, who had a nine-year stretch between 2004 and 2012 when he averaged 86 receptions and almost 1,000 yards a season, has always been key to the success of the Dallas offense, but even more so now with Bryant and Romo on the shelf. Through four games this year he has 25 catches on 31 targets for 238 yards and a pair of touchdowns. On Sunday, expect linebacker Jamie Collins to spend a lot of time trying to nullify the impact of Witten in the passing game. Terrance Williams is probably the closest thing they have to a lead dog at the receiver position right now, as the 6-foot-2, 208-pounder out of Baylor has 12 catches on 27 targets for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns. (While their matchup won’t be exclusively man-to-man throughout the contest, Williams and Malcolm Butler will likely line up opposite each other for much of the afternoon.) Undersized Cole Beasley (18 catches, 21 targets, 174 yards) has also done well picking up some extra targets in the wake of the recent stretch of injury. But at the end of the day, it’s still Brandon Weeden (45-for-59, 76 percent, 551 passing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) at the controls. Measuring a quarterback with wins and losses and can be a dicey proposition, but there’s a reason he’s lost 10 in a row. Unless he gets a big performance out of his running game on Sunday, that streak should stretch to 11 in a row.


Other than Stephen Gostkowski — who is 7-for-7 on field goal attempts, including 3-for-3 from 40 to 49 yards, and is 14-for-14 on extra points — the Patriots haven’t really utilized their specialists. Ryan Allen is on pace to punt less than any starting punter in the history of the game, while New England only has one kick return all season. When it comes to coverage on punts and kicks, it’s been good, and the same should be the case on Sunday against Dallas. The Cowboys’ specialists can be described as above average: Dallas kicker Dan Bailey is 6-for-6 on field-goal attempts and 11-for-11 on extra-point attempts. Meanwhile, punter Chris Jones is 14th in the league in punting average (46.5 per attempt) and 10th in net average (41.9 per attempt). Nine of his 17 punts have been dropped inside the 20-yard line. After the injury to Lance Dunbar, it’s expected that rookie receiver Lucky Whitehead and McFadden will be in the mix when it comes to working as a kick returner Sunday against the Patriots, while Beasley (3.6 yards per return) will work as the primary punt returner. (Given the fact that he’s second in the league in fair catches with nine and that the Patriots punt coverage units are one of the best in the league, don’t expect a ton of action here.)

THE PATRIOTS ARE IN TROUBLE IF … Dallas is able to get things cranked up early on the defensive side of the ball, get the huge crowd into it and get some sort of offensive traction. The return of Hardy and linebacker Rolando McClain from suspension will provide the defense with a boost, and if Hardy is able to get after the quarterback in the early going via pressure up the middle against the young interior of the New England offensive line, that would be the first step in allowing the Cowboys to pull the upset. If Dallas is then able to complement that with some steady and sustained drives behind what Bill Belichick referred to as the best offensive line in football, that would certainly set the stage nicely for the Cowboys.

THE COWBOYS ARE IN TROUBLE IF … the Patriots are able to take command right out of the gate, build a double-digit lead and force Dallas to throw to get back into the game. At this point, the strength of the Cowboys’ offense is in the run game, and if they have to abandon that because of an early deficit, the Patriots will have them exactly where they want them. Bottom line? If Weeden ends up throwing the ball more than 25 times, that should bode well for New England.

BY THE NUMBERS 100 — Sunday will mark the 100th consecutive regular-season start at quarterback for Brady. Brady will become the first quarterback in the history of the game to twice start at least 100 consecutive games — his initial string ran from 2001 through the 2008 opener, when he went down with a knee injury that would ultimately sideline him for the rest of that year. He picked it up again at the start of the 2009 season, starting a streak that still stands. For the record, his string is currently the fourth longest among all signal-callers: Eli Manning (171 consecutive starts), Philip Rivers (148) and Joe Flacco (116) are the only ones who top Brady.

UNDER-THE-RADAR PERFORMER: Let’s get the obvious out of the way — on Sunday, you are going to hear a lot about how Beasley and Edelman are similar for a few reasons, not the least of which is the fact that they are both white, undersized slot receivers who wear No. 11. (For the record, Edelman was a seventh-round pick, while Beasley was undrafted.) The 5-foot-8, 174-pound Beasley doesn’t have the impact of someone like Edelman, but he’s seen an uptick in targets this season for a few reasons, not the least of which is that he’s one of the few Dallas skill position players who has managed to stay healthy. He has 18 catches on 21 targets for 174 yards through four games. While he isn’t an overwhelming offensive presence, he needs to be accounted for, regardless of who is under center for the Cowboys.

QUOTE OF NOTE: “I don’t really care about his personal feelings.” — Brady, responding to questions about Hardy’s comments on his wife and her sister from earlier in the week.


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