The value of Tom Brady has been a hot topic this off-season. Many believe that Brady is no longer a fantasy football powerhouse. Most experts feel as though he has fallen out of the list of top 5 quarterbacks in 2010. Let’s see if that is truly the case.
- Wez Welker, Brady’s favorite receiver, will return sometime around Week 4
- Julian Edelman and the Patriot’s Rookie TEs will make up for the loss of Ben Watson
The graph above depicts Brady’s weekly breakdown of fantasy value for the 2010 fantasy season. Click on the graph to uncover where Brady will accumulate all of his 260 predicted fantasy football points. Brady’s projection is smaller than years passed due to reduced talent (Welker, Watson) and a more difficult schedule. The good news is the Patriots still lack a all-star threat at runningback, which means Brady will continue to throw the ball frequently in 2010.
The Verdict: 260 points under standard fantasy football scoring means Tom Brady will not be top 5 quarterback in 2010. Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Schaub, Peyton Manning, and Tony Romo are all scheduled to do better than Brady. Brady is probably the eighth best fantasy quarterback, meaning he would be a great starter for a team dedicated to addressing runningbacks and receivers first.