Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
|QB - #13||87.53||NE||Active||15 years||38||6'4||225|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-30-2015 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
Patriots' running back LeGarrette Blount was placed on the active/NFI list after failing his conditioning test. He has apparently since passed the test because he's back on the field and in uniform. Blount projects to be the Pats' primary back between the tackles this season. However, will be suspended for Week 1 against the Steelers.
It was pretty much a given that Blount would make his return to the field much sooner than later. He's projected by many experts to have a big year and be the biggest beneficiary of a Tom Brady suspension. His current ADP has being drafted as the RB35. He certainly has the upside to outperform his ADP. Although, Bill Belichick has been known to produce extremely inconsistent running backs due to his unpredictable rotations.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/1 - Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount returns to the field
7/30 - Report: Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount placed on active/NFI list due to failed conditioning test
7/29 - Patriots QB Tom Brady stands firm on his innocence
7/29 - Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount surprise add to the active/NFI list
7/28 - ESPN's Stephen A. Smith claims Patriots QB Tom Brady's suspension will be upheld within 24-48 hours
7/28 - Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension has been upheld
7/28 - NFL has asked the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to 'confirm' Patriots QB Tom Brady's suspension
7/28 - The New York Daily News confirms that Patriots QB Tom Brady will 'definitely' file for an injunction
7/27 - NFLPA and NFL have had talks regarding a settlement in Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal
7/27 - Patriots WR Brandon LaFell placed on the active/PUP list
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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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