Touchdown Tommy!: World Championships of Fantasy Football: Draft Round 5

John GustafsonContributor IMay 7, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the huddle against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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1. No Mercy - Hines Ward, Pit WR
2. L.A. CONNECTION - Tony Gonzalez, Atl TE
3. CSACMA - Brent Celek, Phi TE
4. Did this dude just did this? - Santana Moss, Was WR
5. Fantasy Assassins MF - Vernon Davis, SF TE
6. - Tom Brady, NE QB
7. HAWKNATION - LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ RB
8. JerrysJets - Mike Sims-Walker, Jac WR
9. Ficitional Thugs - Steve Breaston, Ari WR
10. purestrength3 - Beanie Wells, Ari RB
11. EarlyBird - Percy Harvin, Min WR
12. Bills Are Back - Jonathan Stewart, Car RB


My Pick: I was really looking to get Jonathan Stewart here, but I could not pass up on the value of Tom Brady. Last week when I was following the other WCOFF satellite draft, Brady and Romo fell to the 5th round. I thought that was too good to be true and would jump all over it if given the opportunity in my draft. Romo went last round, but Brady made it to this round. This is a classic case why I usually wait on a QB. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are coveted this year and no doubt they are great QBs, but over the course of last season Rodgers averaged 3 more points than Brady and Brees 2 more. I’m willing to give up a few points a week in order to address other positions like I have. Some people are likely down on Brady because they feel he and Moss are getting older and that Welker may not return 100% from his knee injury. I was concerned about those issues too until the NFL draft. Since the NFL draft, the Patriots have added 3 young targets and Torry Holt. All 4 of those options may or may not work, but my feeling is collectively they can provide Brady with enough options to keep this offense clicking. Brady does have a difficult schedule, but this team is built on the pass and Brady should be solid. This is probably my best pick of the draft so far.

Current Roster:

-QB - Tom Brady
-RB1 - Joseph Addai
-WR1 - Andre Johnson
-WR2 - Miles Austin
-WR3 - Michael Crabtree