A combination of age and the newfound love in the Fantasy community for QBs with rushing upside has kept Tom Brady's offseason ADP down in early offseason drafts, but the lack of love is perplexing. Brady returns all of his key weapons and his rapport with stars like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should improve in Year 2. More importantly, he should take a step forward in Year 2 of Bruce Arians' system -- the same system he caught fire in over his final 11 games in 2020. Brady finished with a 30:8 TD to INT ratio over his final 11 (including the playoffs), showing signs of locking in to a Fantasy-frinedly offensive system that is based on the vertical passing game. He's an excellent target in Rounds 7-11 of one-QB leagues for those who want to wait.
Brady adjusted to a new team about as well as fantasy owners could have hoped. He finished as the QB7 with help from high volume — and a stacked supporting cast. Now, the Bucs run it back with the same 11 (and coaching staff) on offense.Starting off with favorable matchups vs. Dallas and vs. Atlanta, Brady’s poised for another QB1 campaign.
Brady's first season with Tampa Bay resulted in a top-3 finish among QBs in pass attempts, passing yards and touchdowns, his best fantasy campaign since 2017 (eighth) and another Super Bowl MVP trophy. Is that good? It seems good. Brady's numbers benefit from Tampa Bay's pass-heavy scheme and he has an outstanding supporting cast led by Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski, but note that minimal contributions with his legs barely allowed him to crack the top 10 in fantasy points in 2020. It's fair to wonder if he'll be able to sustain weekly QB1 numbers if his passing production slips even slightly, but the 44-year-old nonetheless remains a fringe starter.
Tom Brady enters his 22nd season in NFL and second with Tampa Bay, fresh off another Super Bowl victory. Brady saw little to no erosion in his play in 2020 with arguably the best collection of talent around him on offense in his career. Brady his 40 passing touchdowns for the first time since 2007 and the most passing yards since 2015. The Buccaneers kept the team together for another projected deep run in 2021 with potential departures of Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, Antonio Brown, and Rob Gronkowski all returning. Look for Brady to be near the NFL lead in attempts with the surrounding talent and Bruce Arians-minded offense.