Tom Brady has always been a force in the Fantasy Football landscape. Why wouldn’t he be? He is one of the great quarterbacks of all time who works in an offense revolved around him and the passing game.
In every year Brady has played all 16 games, he has thrown for at least 3,500 yards. In his last two seasons, he has thrown for a combined 10,062 yards and 73 touchdowns.
The question of whether he still has it or not is irrelevant, but can this man remain in the top five of fantasy quarterbacks in 2013?
Brady obviously has the ability to be a top five quarterback. We have seen him put up incredible stats recently, but over the years he has had great wide receivers to help him achieve the numbers he has put up. This year, Brady is not going to have Wes Welker. Welker has been Brady’s go to guy for years now, and with his departure, there spells trouble for Brady.
Brady still has Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski to throw to, which is never a bad thing. The bad thing about those two tight ends is their injury trouble. It is always uncertain whether they will be playing, which doesn’t help Brady’s case.
The only thing working for Brady this offseason was when they signed slot receiver Danny Amendola, who has been compared to Welker, but it is very hard to expect Amendola to produce like Wes. If he can stay on the field, which is a big if, he does have a very high skill level.
The fact is, you can’t bet against Brady heading into 2013. He will find a way to continue to be a top five fantasy quarterback.