Week 6 Fantasy Football: QB Tom Brady Will Benefit From Shootout

By Adam McGill
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Through five weeks of the fantasy football season there have been several players that have failed to live up to expectations. Probably the most shocking player among these fallen stars is QB Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

Brady only has one 300-yard passing performance throughout the 2013 season and Tom Terrific is averaging a meager 242.2 yards per game. Brady has thrown just two touchdowns in three of his games and has not looked like the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback that fantasy owners have relied on.

Brady was most recently held without a single touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday afternoon, in what was the worst fantasy performance to date for the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback. Needless to say, many fantasy owners have lost faith in his weekly fantasy production.

However, Brady has a very strong matchup this Sunday afternoon. He will face off against QB Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints this weekend, in a game that will obviously be dubbed the Brees-Brady Bowl. Every time these two quarterbacks meet, though, it always ends in a relatively high scoring affair. A 6-3 defensive battle is impossible with these two squads, so expect a lot of points from both teams and a much better fantasy performance from Mr. Brady.

Even more promising is that Brady will get his supposed number one receiver, Danny Amendola, back this week. Brady has desperately needed a reliable receiving option all year and the fact that his weapons are finally beginning to get healthy will only help his fantasy numbers.

If you own Brady and are starting to lose faith in him, fear not. This is one week to keep him in the top spot, because he has a bounce back performance in his future.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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