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QB Tom Brady - New England Patriots

6-4, 210Born: 8-3-1977College: MichiganDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

We all know Tom Brady will return from his suspension (whatever length it ends up being) and be the starting quarterback, no matter how well Jimmy Garoppolo plays. Further, we know that Brady will continue to put up tremendous and fantastic numbers with the Patriots, especially as they have the same core group of receiving targets for a second straight season. Brady is currently suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season, but is appealing. We don't know how much - if anything - it gets reduced, but even if he serves the whole thing, he's still one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and will give you top quarterback fantasy numbers the rest of the way. If you draft carefully, you should survive that first stretch. After a rough start last year, Brady put up top ten quarterback numbers the rest of the way. Also keep in mind that Brady is going to come back with a rather sizable chip on his shoulder after all this Ballghazi/Deflategate nonsense. An angry Brady is a productive Brady. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 10, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23
Overall Redraft - 80, 46, 52
QB Dynasty - 15, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 21
Overall Dynasty - 93, 54

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 NE 16 401 638 4827 34 8 23 32 4
2013 NE 16 380 628 4343 25 11 33 18 0 3
2014 NE 16 374 583 4109 33 9 36 57 0 3
2015 PROJ-Dodds 14 335 530 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 13 319 500 * * * 26 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 13 317 486 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 12 301 464 * * * 31 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 82
QB: 11

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Footballguys Articles

Tom Brady: Four Games? Maybe.
  Ari Ingel - May 14
10 Things We Learned in 2014
  Sigmund Bloom - May 22
Dynasty State of the Union: AFC East
  Jeff Tefertiller - May 18
Fantasy Impact: Tom Brady Suspended for 4 Games
  Sigmund Bloom - May 15
Tremblay's Notebook
  Maurile Tremblay - May 11
2015 Post-Draft Redraft QB Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - May 7

Articles from around the web

NFL's Best Quarterback Situations
  Patrick Daugherty - May 21
The Deflategate Aftermath
  Jesse Pantuosco - May 12
QB Tiers
   - May 6

Latest News

Patriots | Commissioner to hear from Tom Brady (Wed May 20, 02:41 PM) - Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal will not be affected by the team's decision to accept their sanctions. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants to hear from Brady directly in regards to the deflation of footballs in the AFC Championship.

Our View: The league seems very open to a reduction of Brady's suspension...if they get a little cooperation from the superstar quarterback. This whole situation is far from over, but we'd be shocked if Brady ended up serving all four games of his suspension. Two games sounds about right, and there are some who think he's going to get the suspension completely eliminated.
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Patriots | Tom Brady's appeal to continue (Tue May 19, 01:39 PM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will continue to appeal his four-game suspension, despite owner Robert Kraft saying the team will not appeal the discipline levied against them.

Our View: The NFLPA is going to continue with Brady's appeal. The announcement about the Patriots not appealing the NFL's ruling could work in Brady's favor. There's a general feeling that Brady will not serve the entire four-game suspension. In fact, some think he will not serve any games on the suspended list. We think two games sounds about right...stay tuned.
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Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo ready to succeed? (Sun May 17, 08:41 PM) - New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo's quick decision making and accuracy fit well with New England's playbook that includes quick-rhythm passes as part of the foundation, and Bucky Brooks of NFL.com believes the Patriots will continue to use the diverse aerial attack that is used when QB Tom Brady is under center when Garoppolo starts.

Our View: We'll have to wait and see if Brady's suspension sticks before getting too excited about Garoppolo. He's looked good in preseason reps and limited regular season action, but we'd like to see what he looks like when teams have more film of him to study. We feel a simplified offense that leaned on the ground game would be a wiser approach with a young quarterback who used to go into a shell in college when under duress.
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Patriots | Tom Brady taking part in workouts (Sun May 17, 09:45 AM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has not missed any of the workouts this offseason.

Our View: He's only suspended for the time being. The suspension is being appealed, and we may see Brady's sentence reduced to just a couple of games or zero games. There's no need for him to be skipping workouts.
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Patriots | Commissioner to hear Tom Brady's appeal (Thu May 14, 11:18 PM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension will be presided over by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, a league spokesman confirmed Thursday, May 14.

Our View: This is a bit out of the ordinary and shows the odd nature of the NFL appeal system, where the body that handed down the original punishment decides whether it was too harsh. There is at least some chance that Brady's suspension is reduced or eliminated altogether, but the Patriots response and attempt to show up the league could hurt his chances.
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