Tom Brady
Tom Brady
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Thu, Jun 30th 1:59pm EDT
Do you want to win a fantasy championship? Well then don't hesitate to draft a top three quarterback in round eight. Yes, he is missing the first four games, but if you are worth your salt as a head coach, you can start Garrappolo during the suspension and still sneak into the playoffs, and when those playoffs do roll around, you have a tremendous value for a player who is expected to score 19 points per week.

Tom Brady completed three of nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Brady's performance on Friday was a mixed bag. He made a nice 33-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hogan but also looked rusty and had an interception dropped. This should be Brady's only appearance before Week Five as he serves out his four-game suspension for his role in deflate-gate. At that point he should be slotted back in as the starting QB and will be a must own in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Tom Brady is on track to play in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, CSN New England reports. It's unclear whether Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo will start Friday's contest -- or how many series either player will be out there -- but the plan is evidently for Brady to get some live tune-up reps in the Patriots' preseason dress rehearsal. (Source: CSNNE.com)

Fantasy Impact: Brady was to play in the second preseason game but had to miss it due to a cut on his hand. This will probably be the only action he sees before Week Five of the regular season as typically the Patriots rest their best players in the fourth game of the preseason.


Tom Brady who missed Thursday's preseason game against the Bears after he sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors -- will not practice Sunday or Monday, CSN New England reports. The report adds, however, that Brady's slated absences are excused and are not injury-related. (Source: csnne.com)

Fantasy Impact: Even if Brady missed practices due to the cut it would not matter greatly as he is missing the first four games of the season due to suspension. Also, the veteran QB will not see a great deal of time in preseason games as the Patriots are devoting more time to their young backups.

Category: Injury Updates


SoCalledFanEx | Aug 27th
There are a couple of reasons why I really like Eli for the first four weeks. One being his schedule in those weeks. At Dallas, home against the Saints, home against Washington and at Minnesota. It doesn’t really get any better than that. Three out of those fours defenses last year were in the bottom […] The post How to Survive the First 4 Weeks During Tom Brady’s Suspension app...
WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Brady started last season with a healthy contingent of receivers, running backs and linemen, and of course, attrition sniped many, like with every team, but it was severe for the Patriots' offense. Julian Edelman, Nate Solder, Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell stick out to me as major contributors whose losses pushed Brady's numbers down as the season went on. But at peak efficiency, Brady held Cam Newton off for most of the season as the No. 1 fantasy quarterback, averaging a crazy 26 fantasy points through the first seven games and 23 through 14 games before two extremely down games in the final two weeks, while the Patriots played conservatively and tried to keep Brady alive by running more. This season, I expect more of the same from Brady. The Patriots most likely won't have a running back they can lean on, but Brady doesn't seem to be slowing down with age, so there shouldn't be too much holding him back in New England's dynamic, up-tempo offense. Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season. When he returns, I expect him to play Top-5 fantasy football, so grabbing a filler for those first four games late, along with Brady makes for a good plan
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
The NFL has suspended Tom Brady for the first 4 games of the season due to deflategate. Fantasy Football league managers need to devise a strategy if they want to own Brady this season and have him for the playoff run. Options such as Tony Romo, Eli Manning, or Kirk Cousins would be likely choices as they have favorable scheduled for the first 4 games of the season. Don't wait too late on Brady as it may compound the issue of not only missing out on drafting Tom Brady, but also having to go with an inferior starting quarterback for the entire 2016 season.
FanSided | Aug 21st
When it comes to his fantasy football value, should owners worry about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady? Is his four-game suspensionsomething to consider not taking a chance on him? After a very long timeof controversy over deflated footballs, quarterback Tom Brady will be serving a four-...
ProjectRoto | Aug 14th
Remember Tom is a great Target since you are getting a top 4QB and only paying for a top 8ish. Pair him with Late Round QB such as Mariota or, Carr, or Cousins whom have a fairly good strength of schedule for the first 4 weeks.
SoCalledFanEx | Aug 10th
Regardless of your opinion on the deflategate fiasco (he’s obviously not guilty), Tom Brady was a Fantasy success in 2015.  At age 38, Brady had one of the best seasons of his illustrious career. Brady, seemingly fueled by his contempt for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, threw for 4,770 yards, 36 TDs and only six interceptions. […] The post What To Do With Tom Brady In Dynasty Le...
The NY Times | Aug 9th
4 game suspension & last yrs struggles without Edelman keep Brady from the elite tier.
Gridiron Experts | Aug 8th
The Ultimate strategy for drafting Tom Brady. Find out what the strategies are and how to implement them for your upcoming draft. Mitchell Renz | Where to Draft Tom Brady in Fantasy Football 2016 - Gridiron Experts [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
ESPN | Jul 20th
If you're willing to wait until Week 5 for Tom Brady, Ken Daube lists five QBs you can target in fantasy drafts to pair with him.
ESPN | Jul 20th
If you're willing to wait until Week 5 for Tom Brady, Ken Daube lists five QBs you can target in fantasy drafts to pair with him.
Coach Esser | Jul 17th
Tom Brady is a really nice gamble for the owner who wants to wait a bit longer for a QB1. He may be ranked down here, but for the 12 weeks he actually plays he's my 6th overall QB.
Breaking Football | Jul 16th
The legal battle behind “Deflategate” has finally ended. Tom Brady stopped the grueling 18-month ordeal after a Facebook post on Friday stated that he would,…
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
The 4 game ban kills his 16-game appeal, but you won't mind reaching for Brady when it's all said and done. He's a weekly top-5 passer.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
It's hard to know what a 4-game suspension will do to Brady's value, but last year Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger missed 4 games and was the 20th ranked fantasy quarterback. I think that is a fair starting point for Brady, I will move him up if the 2nd circuit decides to have an en banc hearing and his suspension is stayed pending the appeal.