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 - #15 80.80 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

Sep-03-15 Patriots QB Tom Brady wins in court, suspension is nullified

New England Patriots quarterback wins his case against Roger Goodell and the NFL. His four-game suspension has been completely nullified by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman. Brady will face no suspension and will be suiting up for the season opener next Thursday. Initial word is he does not even have to pay a fine.

Fantasy Analysis:

Goodell could not look like more of a bumbling, incompetent fool. It's time for him to go. The rest of the league can thank him for firing up Brady and not costing him any time. In the end, justice did prevail, but what an obnoxious route it took to get here. Brady's value obviously now skyrockets. If you've been listening and drafted Brady, as we've continued to suggest, you really got a steal. You could see this coming from a mile away.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/3 - Patriots QB Tom Brady wins in court, suspension is nullified
9/3 - NFL not expected to seek injunction to keep Patriots QB Tom Brady off the field
9/3 - The NFL will appeal U.S. District Judge Richard Berman's 'Deflategate' decision
9/3 - Report: Many NFL owners do not want the league to appeal ruling in Patriots QB Tom Brady's case
9/3 - NFL formally appeals the decision to nullify Patriots QB Tom Brady's suspension
9/1 - Federal judge Richard Berman expects a decision this week in Patriots QB Tom Brady's case
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

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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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