Week 10 - Tom Brady draws a juicy matchup against one of the leagues worst passing defenses in the Buffalo Bills for week 10. Consider Brady a must start no matter your choices. The Bills tend to keep this matchup close meaning Brady will continue to throw throughout the game.
Week 6 – Week 5 saw Tom Brady throw for 223 yards and a TD against the Broncos. He is his normal solid self, and remains a top 5 QB in fantasy. Keep him active in all formats.
Week 5 - Against the Bills in week 4, Brady threw for 340 yards and 3 TD’s with no picks. Those are the sort of games that fantasy owners had expected when drafting Brady in the first round, and he takes on the Denver Broncos in week 5. Keep Brady active in all formats through thick and thin in 2012.
Week 4 - Tom Brady hasn’t been producing like the elite QB he was drafted to be so far in 2012, but week 3 was a good sign as he threw for 335 passing yards and 1 TD. Owners would clearly like to see more passing TD’s out of their first round draft pick, and a week 4 matchup with the Buffalo Bills should be a good place to start. Keep Brady in the lineup as a must start for all leagues in week 4.
Week 3 – Something just isn’t quite right with the Patriots and their play calling this season, as Brady isn’t amassing the fantasy points we have come to expect from the stud QB. It may be Josh McDaniels, or it may be the lack of production from Wes Welker, but with Aaron Hernandez sidelined for the next 6 weeks, expect Brady to be looking for his WR more often in week 3. This should be a tough matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, but chances are you drafted Brady with not much of a backup at QB figuring you were already set, and he should still be started in most formats.
Week 2 – This is a situation where one game doesn’t make or break a QB’s season, and Brady’s 17.54 points from week 1 were due in large part to a heavy emphasis on the running game which surprised many owners. Against the Cardinals, Brady will have plenty of opportunities to exploit the secondary as they attempt to contain Stevan Ridley, and Brady remains a must start in all fantasy football leagues for week 2.
Week 1 – Brady enters the first week of the NFL season as our #1 QB. He draws a favorable matchup against the Titans, a team that allowed an average of 226.8 passing yards per game last season. With Jake Locker officially at the helm, this should be more of an uptempo game as CJ2K runs wild on the Patriots poor run defense, and the Brady bunch will be looking to counter through the air. If you have Brady in your league, chances are you took him in the first round, and he is a horse you should ride all the way to the finish line in 2012.
Tom Brady had another terrific year in 2011 as he threw for over 5,000 yards and nearly 40 TD’s. He was the foundation of many championship teams last season in fantasy football, and will still be regarded as a top option heading into 2012. After a strong preseason showing by Brady and the Patriots, we have bumped him up to our #1 QB to own for 2012, as it looks like the Brady Bunch will be picking up right where they left off
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