Patriots.com writer John Rooke suggests Tom Brady doesn't have to be an offensive playmaking leader, but that to be effective he just has to manage the game writing, "It is over-simplifying things, but literally all Brady needs to do...to still be terrific...is get the ball in the hands of the playmakers at the right time. Should the offensive line regain some similar form from a few seasons ago and give Brady the time, this offense can be as dynamic and as dangerous as you find in the NFL this season." Rooke goes on to say the offense will be in prime shape if Ridley can hold on to the ball, and Amendola and Gronk can stay healthy. With a healthy Gronk and mastermind coach Bill Belichick calling plays, all signs are pointing up for New England heading into training camp.
Everyone sees a little regression from Tom Brady from previous years, but that doesn't mean he still isn't elite. I tend to agree that if Brady has the weapons available to him, he can have an amazing season, however, for fantasy purposes you'd be relying on Gronk and Amendola to stay healthy which comes with risk. Our ADP currently has Brady going in the eighth round as a QB11 and you can consider him a QB1 option with plenty of upside.