New England Patriots
|By Daniel Kalles, Saturday, July 26, 2014|
QB Tom Brady - Solid/Safe Pick
With a revolving door of receivers going in and out of the lineup, Tom Brady was forced to make the best of it last season. While the Pats won 12 games, his numbers did drop (especially his touchdown passes). Brady finished 2013 with 4,343 passing yards, but was only able to throw 25 TDs -- his lowest total in a full season since 2006. Despite not having his best season, he is still a Top 10 fantasy QB. The good news for Brady is that he has basically the same set of receivers back and he should be more comfortable with them. As long as the Patriots receivers can stay healthy, Brady should have another good season. Expect 4,000 or more passing yards and look for Brady to once again pass for at least 30 TDs.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo - Dynasty Only
Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted in the second round as long term insurance for the Patriots. With Tom Brady healthy and still playing at a very high level, the Patriots hope they don't have to use Garoppolo anytime soon. He is not worth owning in standard leagues, but is worth a look in keeper & dynasty leagues (he has very high upside, just might take a few years to see if he can actually fulfill them).