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Fantasy Football Outlook: Another year of greatness is in store for Tom Brady as the Patriots finally given him a vertical presence in Brandon Lloyd, coming over from St. Louis with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

One would figure McDaniels will still incorporate use of two tight end sets, but this team has been known for changing things up in the past.

What has held true over the years is no matter who the OC seems to be, Brady has always excelled, in fact, his best fantasy season was with McDaniels.

While Brady is likely to be a top three fantasy quarterback, he could be slowed down if the Patriots defense starts playing better, or they decide to mix in the power running game more with Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.

This brings to question if fantasy owners are willing to go with young quarterbacks over Brady, those being Matthew Stafford and Cam Newton?

Both could outproduce Brady, but fantasy owners have to decide whether they feel better about taking a youthful player with one elite season, or a veteran who is going to put up great numbers in his own right?

Can’t fault you either way you go, but this is something to think about before you land a quarterback in the first few rounds of your draft.

Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 5,077 41 10 30 0
2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
Year Age G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Y/G Rate Sk
2000 23 1 0 1 3 33.3 6 0 0 6.0 42.4 0
2001* 24 15 14 264 413 63.9 2843 18 12 189.5 86.5 41
2002 25 16 16 373 601 62.1 3764 28 14 235.3 85.7 31
2003 26 16 16 317 527 60.2 3620 23 12 226.3 85.9 32
2004* 27 16 16 288 474 60.8 3692 28 14 230.8 92.6 26
2005* 28 16 16 334 530 63.0 4110 26 14 256.9 92.3 26
2006 29 16 16 319 516 61.8 3529 24 12 220.6 87.9 26
2007*+ 30 16 16 398 578 68.9 4806 50 8 300.4 117.2 21
2008 31 1 1 7 11 63.6 76 0 0 76.0 83.9 0
2009* 32 16 16 371 565 65.7 4398 28 13 274.9 96.2 16
2010*+ 33 16 16 324 492 65.9 3900 36 4 243.8 111.0 25
2011* 34 16 16 401 611 65.6 5235 39 12 327.2 105.6 32
Career 161 159 3397 5321 63.8 39979 300 115 248.3 96.4 276
Information is constantly changing in the NFL and fantasy player values can change at any moment. Having updated, informative news can help you not just at your fantasy football draft but during the regular season. Feel free to glance at our recent articles to make sound decisions throughout the year.

To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Tom Brady here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.

Welcome to Tom Brady fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Brady’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

Another year of greatness is in store for Tom Brady as the Patriots finally given him a vertical presence in Brandon Lloyd, coming over from St. Louis with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

One would figure McDaniels will still incorporate use of two tight end sets, but this team has been known for changing things up in the past.

What has held true over the years is no matter who the OC seems to be, Brady has always excelled, in fact, his best fantasy season was with McDaniels.

While Brady is likely to be a top three fantasy quarterback, he could be slowed down if the Patriots defense starts playing better, or they decide to mix in the power running game more with Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.

This brings to question if fantasy owners are willing to go with young quarterbacks over Brady, those being Matthew Stafford and Cam Newton?

Both could outproduce Brady, but fantasy owners have to decide whether they feel better about taking a youthful player with one elite season, or a veteran who is going to put up great numbers in his own right?

Can’t fault you either way you go, but this is something to think about before you land a quarterback in the first few rounds of your draft.

Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 5,077 41 10 30 0

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

Tom Brady seemed untouchable in the second half of last season and while he posted a league hit 36 touchdowns, he failed to reach 250 yards passing per game. It seems ridiculous but Brady is probably the sixth best quarterback to select at fantasy football drafts this season and in large part because of his yardage numbers.

The Patriots added two rookie running backs this off-season and while I fully expect them to let Brady run the show, his yards will be a problem in various stretches. When you have quarterbacks like Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers throwing for 290 yards a game and over 30 touchdown passes Brady doesn’t stack up as a better option to select.

Couple in that Michael Vick is a beast in the running game to go with solid passing stats and Aaron Rodgers isn’t too shabby on the ground, and Brady won’t compete in that area as well.

In the end, Brady will should probably go after those five quarterbacks listed above and if Tony Romo stays healthy, he will probably out produce the Patriots super star as well. Simply put, Brady is a great quarterback but with a balance team attack, he’s slipping in the golden age of fantasy quarterbacks.

8/2011 Update - Brady received added fire power in the passing game with the addition of Chad Ochocinco. While it remains to be scene what Ochocinco has left as a down the field threat, he will help the Patriots offense and pad Brady’s stats. Look to Brady as a top five quarterback for fantasy leagues as Peyton Manning has a concerning neck injury.

Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 4,117 35 10 33 0

2010 Preview

With Wes Welker probably out or limited this up coming year, rumors is that the Patriots may play more conservative on offense. Truthfully, the Patriots won their Championships with that style of play, rather than the fun and gun style we saw in 2007. Still, Tom Brady should be a clear fantasy starter and will come off draft boards in the three to five rounds of most drafts.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Tom Brady was the talk of the 2009 offseason as questions loomed about his health and playing status for the up coming season. Brady was shaky (for his standards) at times, but he played from week one and finished out the season in the playoffs.

For the season Brady did manage to throw for over 4,000 yards, but he failed to reach 30 total touchdowns on the season. Considering that last year had a solid amount of productive fantasy quarterbacks, Brady was somewhat of a disappointment for fantasy owners.

Audio: QB Tom Brady | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Expect Brady to have a better season in 2010 as he is now two years removed from his knee injury. Last year he had trouble at times with his accuracy and his physical recovery was the reason why. This season Brady should return to over 30 touchdown passes even without Wes Welker around for most of the season.

In the draft, the Patriots gave Brady a couple solid tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Brady loves to use his tight ends and this can only help his overall numbers.

Assets

- Accuracy

- 30 Touchdowns / 4,000 Yards

- Great No.1 Receiver

- Good All Around Offense

Liabilities

- Not A Runner

- Bad Weather In December

- Wes Welker Injured : (

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