Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Tom Brady, QB, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #13 82.08 NE Active 15 years 38 6'4 225

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


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In his career 207 starts, Brady has a 160-47 record. He has the third-most wins in league history, trailing only Peyton Manning (179) and Brett Favre (186). His .773 winning percentage is the NFL's all-time best. A big part of Tom's 2014 success should be credited to improved pass protection. He was sacked just 21 times last year as opposed to 40 times in 2013. This led to a bounce back in his completion rate (64.1) after he approached his career low in 2013 (60.5 percent). He threw more than 30 TDs for the fifth time in his last seven full seasons. His passing yards total has regressed in each of the past three years. Brady's biggest asset is his ability to minimize mistakes. Last year, he threw fewer than 10 interceptions for the fourth time in his last seven complete seasons. He finished the season as fantasy's No. 9 QB.

When you look at his receiving options, Brady has an obviously huge edge at tight end with Rob Gronkowski, and Julian Edelman is one of the top possession receivers in the league. WR Brandon LaFell is coming off the best season of his five-year career and showed some value in the end zone. A healthy Aaron Dobson would be a nice bonus for New England. Plus, Danny Amendola played his best ball in the playoffs. On the surface, Tom has below-average receiving options out of the backfield, but the Patriots have a long history of winning with less than elite talent at the skill positions. The AFC East is getting a lot tougher on the defensive line, which will force the Patriots to throw the ball more than 600 times in 2015. Although he may be suspended for the season's first four games as punishment for his role in Deflategate, pending an appeal, Tom has a reasonable schedule late in the year when fantasy championships are on the line. The suspension, which may be reduced, could turn Brady into a value draft pick who can buoy your team down the stretch.

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady

Latest Update

Aug-31-15 Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL made no progress in court, a decision is expected by Wednesday

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met in court today in front of U.S. District Judge Richard Berman today. Nothing was accomplished and the hearing was over in less than five minutes. The two sides have reached no sort of agreement. A decision is expected to be handed down by Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis:

It appears this whole ridiculous Deflategate saga may mercifully be coming to a long-awaited conclusion. Not before it made Goodell look like even more of a bumbling fool. Just when you think this guy's credibility can't sink any lower, there is an eight month scandal about a player possibly knowing that somebody else may have slightly deflated footballs in a blowout. Then said player is suspended for twice as long as players that violently assault females on public cameras. How long can this guy keep his job?

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/31 - Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL made no progress in court, a decision is expected by Wednesday
8/25 - Patriots QB Tom Brady's next hearing is scheduled for August 31
8/25 - Patriots WR Julian Edelman nearing a return Injury
8/24 - Free agent WR Reggie Wayne has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots
8/23 - Free agent WR Reggie Wayne is taking a physical in New England today
8/19 - Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady 'open to accepting some sort of suspension'
8/18 - Patriots QB Tom Brady plans to attend Wednesday's court hearing
8/18 - Patriots QB Tom Brady present at settlement talks Tuesday, will not attend hearing on Wednesday
8/13 - Patriots QB Tom Brady may play tonight
8/13 - Patriots QB Tom Brady will start tonight

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
11.03 FFToolbox - Brady as a backup QB in Round 11? Too sweet to pass up. He's not dead yet!
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