Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
|QB - #3||7.00||NE||Probable||16 years||37||6'4||225|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-23-2014 by Daniel Kalles
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.
Patriots QBs coach Jeff Christensen spoke very highly of backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo. He started by saying how head coach Bill Belichick often compares him to a linebacker, both on and off the field. Christensen added, "I think he did very well," he said of Garoppolo's rookie campaign. "Over the first two weeks of camp he didn't look good, but I think over the third and fourth week of the preseason, he made real improvement, and that's what Bill wants to see. Jimmy is a smart kid who just wants to learn, and he's well aware of how good a situation he's in right now."Fantasy Analysis:
This is obviously for dynasty owners only. Nonetheless, Tom Brady will be 38 years old this season and can't play forever. Garoppolo could be the air to the throne in New England. Many argue after Matt Cassel's stellar year when Brady went down, the system may create stars. It may be time to add Garoppolo in dynasty leagues if he is still available.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/24 - Patriots QB coach Jeff Christensen speaks very highly of Jimmy Garooppolo
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|12.09||FFMagicMan - I'm not a huge Brady-guy but really? In the 12th round? I'm quite fine with that, especially if Gronk plays 10+ games.|
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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