It doesn’t matter how many years Tom Brady goes without another Super Bowl ring, he’s always going to be a consistent quarterback and an asset to any fantasy football team.
He may be behind quarterbacks in the league on your draft board, but he should be available one or two rounds past QBs like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. I’d rather have Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones and Brady on a fantasy team than Aaron Rodgers, Julio Jones and some random receiver.
Wes Welker is gone, so many of Brady’s critics assume he’s going to have a down season. However, Brady racks up yardage no matter who his receivers are. He’s just that consistent of a quarterback.
The New England Patriots still have a formidable run game and offensive line, so Brady should be able to continue to play the game the way he does best.
The defenses in the AFC East are, at least when it comes to pass defense, pretty bad. The New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills shouldn’t stand a chance against Brady or the Patriots. Your only worry is that Bill Belichick won’t want to run up the score on the badly-outmatched opponents and take Brady out of the game.
Brady being undervalued in most fantasy drafts can work to your advantage. He’s going to once again have a great season, and will be a steal after some of the predicted top quarterbacks are gone.
Why waste an early pick on a quarterback when you could pick another star receiver or running back and get Brady later on?