Tom Brady

Tom Brady

QB - NE
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 40College: MichiganDrafted: #199 (6th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #35
Best / Worst #8 / #73
ADP #18

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What needs to be said here? He's the most accomplished QB in the history of the game, and 2 of his top 5 fantasy campaigns (based on PPG) have come in each of the past 2 seasons - and his stable of receiving weapons for '17 is among the most talented that he's ever worked with

Brady will be 76 this season, but since he's a system quarterback, I expect he'll be fine. Plus, the addition of Brandin Cooks and hopefully a healthy Rob Gronkowski should make give Brady plenty of upside, even at his ripe old age.

Some have Brady ranked as high as this year's QB2. I find that hard to justify since he's going to be breathing the rarefied air of the quadragenarian this year. In other words, he old. This concern should not be taken lightly. There have only been a handful of quarterbacks in the history of the NFL who have even taken the field at 40 years old. Of those, only Brett Farve who produced at a high level. That's it. Brady is attempting something that has only ever been done once in the history of the NFL . I get that Brady is special, he's the best quarterback who has ever played the game. Still, being good at football has no bearing on the fact that there is a very real limit to how long a player can continue to produce. Peyton Manning is also a good player. He had the best single season by a quarterback ever in 2013 at age 37. In 2014 at age 38, he threw for almost 1000 fewer yards than he had the year before. In 2015 at age 39, he barely crossed the line as the QB32! The numbers do not lie. There is a very real cliff - a point at which a quarterback's body and mind say 'No more!'. Is Brady at that point? I don't know, but it is worth mentioning that he is one year older than Manning was when he imploded. In any case, when extrapolated to sixteen games, Brady's 2016 production would still have only been good enough for a QB5 finish. True, he's getting Rob Gronkowski back, and Brandin Cooks is certainly a fun new toy, but will they be enough to significantly improve on last year's totals?

Brady had only 3,554 yards and 28 passing touchdowns in 2016, but that was in only 12 games. Those numbers should go up if he can play 16 games this year. The only concern is that he turns 40-years old this year, but he is in great health and the addition of WR Brandin Cooks should help this offense.

No signs of slowing down entering his age 40 season; YPA was his best since 2011 and his completion percentage his highest since 2007; Brandin Cooks will be the deep threat he's been lacking since Randy Moss left.

Brady will be 76 this season, but since he's a system quarterback, I expect he'll be fine. Plus, the addition of Brandin Cooks and hopefully a healthy Rob Gronkowski should make give Brady plenty of upside, even at his ripe old age.

Brady was his normal excellent self in 13 games last season. A full schedule this year may make him the top quarterback in Fantasy. Auction Value $25

Brady may be turning 40 years old before Week 1's kickoff, but he put together the single most efficient 12 games in NFL history last year then proceeded to add Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen to an already loaded depth chart. Brady doesn't throw as much of Brees and Luck, especially in the red zone, so even though he may be the best QB in football, his ADP should not reflect that.

He's a top 5 QB every year, with all of the new weapons he could put up astronomical numbers.

While everyone else tries to figure out who he'll will throw to and which running back will get the majority of the carries, just take Brady and enjoy your points.