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GSOFFL Est. 2010
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

QB NWE

College: Michigan | 21 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1977
2020 Bye Week: 13

Total Pts: 190
Avg Pts: 11.88
Rank: 13 QB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Brady had another so-so fantasy season last year, finishing 13th in fantasy quarterback scoring for the second straight season. He was consistent but didn't have those huge numbers of past seasons. A lack of top options in the passing game really seemed to hold Brady back. He only had four three-touchdown games and five 300-yard performances. Those numbers are way down for his standards. Brady turns 43 before the start of this season. He keeps himself in top shape, but you have to wonder if his age is finally catching up with him, especially considering his numbers the past two seasons. But even with that said, a move to Tampa is a good one for Brady. He gets to play with some of the top receivers in the game and a top passing offense. He is going to get plenty of chances to air it out. Brady has 12 4,000-yard seasons for his career and thrown fewer than 10 interceptions five of six seasons. Brady does a great job of distributing the ball and rarely turns the ball over. He still has a pretty strong arm and is extremely accurate. Brady knows the offense well and has made the most of his abilities throughout his career.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Brady is an elite option in this offense despite his numbers being down in recent years. Jameis Winston was a top-five fantasy quarterback last year for the Bucs and was a turnover machine. Brady can be a top-10 fantasy quarterback once again. Brady can get around 5,000 yards and 35 touchdowns with minimal interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

In what proved to be his final season with the Patriots, Tom Brady managed to finish as fantasy QB11, but he did not help owners win their leagues with his second half performance. Struggling to overcome a mediocre supporting cast around him, Brady had only two outings with more than 17 fantasy points after Week 8. Bradys 4,057 passing yards were his lowest over a full season since 2010, and his 24 TD passes were his lowest in a full campaign since 2006. His 6.6 Yards Per Attempt were his lowest since 2002. The end of a marvelous era with the Patriots came to an end in the offseason as Brady signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers. Now the fantasy outlook for Brady has improved as he works with arguably the best pair of wideouts in the NFL. Having Chris Godwin and Mike Evans as his primary playmakers can boost Brady back into solid back-end QB1 territory. The Buccaneers were eighth in pass/run ratio last season, but likely wont sling the ball around the yard as frequently as Jameis Winston did. But the move to Tampa Bay is promising enough for the RotoBaller staff to rank him 12th at QB, which is very fair. The ADP of 79 indicates more confidence that he is set to better last years totals in 2020. Brady is capable of throwing for 4,400 yards and can approach 30 TDs this season. If you do not grab a Top 10 QB and wait for your starter at the position, grab Brady with some confidence that is deservedly reflected in his ranking and ADP.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 119Tom Brady 3 passing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 20 yd TD pass to Josh Gordon
. . . Tom Brady 25 yd TD pass to Phillip Dorsett II
. . . Tom Brady 58 yd TD pass to Phillip Dorsett II
Tom Brady 341 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 341 passing yds (5 pts)
Tom Brady 58 yd TD pass (1 pts)
Week 220Tom Brady 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 1 yd rushing TD
Tom Brady 1 rushing yd (1 pts)
Tom Brady 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 20 yd TD pass to Antonio Brown
. . . Tom Brady 10 yd TD pass to James White
Tom Brady 264 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 264 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 314Tom Brady 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 25 yd TD pass to Phillip Dorsett II
. . . Tom Brady 3 yd TD pass to Julian Edelman
Tom Brady 306 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 306 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 42Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 150 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 150 passing yds (2 pts)
Week 517Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 3 passing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 6 yd TD pass to Julian Edelman
. . . Tom Brady 29 yd TD pass to Brandon Bolden
. . . Tom Brady 10 yd TD pass to Ryan Izzo
Tom Brady 348 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 348 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 618Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 1 yd rushing TD
. . . Tom Brady 1 yd rushing TD
Tom Brady 6 rushing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 334 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 334 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 78Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 26 yd TD pass to Phillip Dorsett II
Tom Brady 249 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 249 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 813Tom Brady 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 8 yd TD pass to Julian Edelman
. . . Tom Brady 14 yd TD pass to Julian Edelman
Tom Brady 259 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 259 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 98Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 4 yd TD pass to Mohamed Sanu
Tom Brady 285 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 285 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 10
Week 114Tom Brady 216 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 216 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 128Tom Brady 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 10 yd TD pass to N'Keal Harry
Tom Brady 190 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 190 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 1318Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 13 rushing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 3 passing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 12 yd TD pass to James White
. . . Tom Brady 11 yd TD pass to James White
. . . Tom Brady 20 yd TD pass to Julian Edelman
Tom Brady 326 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 326 passing yds (5 pts)
Playoff Week 18Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 20 rushing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 20 rushing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 37 yd TD pass to Julian Edelman
Tom Brady 169 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 169 passing yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 211Tom Brady 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 23 yd TD pass to James White
. . . Tom Brady 7 yd TD pass to N'Keal Harry
Tom Brady 128 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 128 passing yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 311Tom Brady 4 rushing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 8 yd TD pass to Matt LaCosse
Tom Brady 271 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 271 passing yds (4 pts)
Tom Brady 1 passing 2XP (1 pts)
Playoff Week 411Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Tom Brady 38 yd TD pass to Elandon Roberts
. . . Tom Brady 13 yd TD pass to James White
Tom Brady 221 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 221 passing yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 53Tom Brady 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Tom Brady 209 passing yds (1 pts)
Tom Brady 209 passing yds (3 pts)
Player Notes
May 19 4:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady and approximately eight of his new teammates took part in a two-hour throwing session at Berkeley Preparatory School Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Spin: It's unknown when the Buccaneers will be able to begin offseason programs and official workouts and practices at the team facility. There should be little worry about the veteran Brady getting up to speed ahead of his first season with the Buccaneers, and he'll be a high-upside late-round option in redraft leagues.

From TheHuddle

May 19 1:10pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and around eight of his teammates conducted a two-hour throwing session on Tuesday at Berkeley Preparatory School. Bucs receivers, tight ends and running backs were present, including wideouts Mike Evans and Scotty Miller, tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard, quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin and running back Dare Ogunbowale. The lack of an offseason program and organized team activities due to COVID-19 will be a big hurdle for Brady as he tries to learn the new offense under head coach Bruce Arians. But even after a down 2019 season in New England, Brady could easily bounce back to QB1 heights with his supporting cast on offense in his new home.

From RotoBaller

May 19 12:23pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady conducted an on-field throwing session Tuesday, May 19, with several teammates at a local-area prep school. The session lasted about two hours, and Brady was seen walking through routes, including demonstrations of precise foot placement for making breaks. Brady was joined by WR Mike Evans, TE O.J. Howard, TE Cameron Brate, QB Blaine Gabbert, C Ryan Jensen, QB Ryan W. Griffin, WR Scott Miller and RB Dare Ogunbowale.

Fantasy Spin: During the current atmosphere of COVID-19 having shut down facilities, it's good to see Brady and Co. get in some practice work. Barring any wild turn of events, TB12 is a fringe No. 1 fantasy quarterback in upcoming drafts.

From TheHuddle

May 15 6:10pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians will stick mostly to the offense that he ran in 2019, meaning new quarterback Tom Brady will have to adjust to the team's scheme while also implementing some of the stuff he ran in New England to make him comfortable. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks expects Tampa to run more multi-tight end packages, with a heavy emphasis on 12 personnel (one RB, two TEs, two WRs). The Bucs featured 12 personnel on just 20 percent of their offensive snaps in 2019, per Next Gen Stats, but they now have tight ends Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate in the fold. When you add that to the stellar receiving duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Brady will be operating with a stacked group in the passing game. Considering his weapons, Brady should be able to rebound from his poor 2019 season to become a QB1 for fantasy owners, despite his age.

From RotoBaller

May 13 9:40pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen said that head coach Bruce Arians "wants to keep the offense the same" despite the addition of quarterback Tom Brady. Christensen coached both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck in his 14 years with the Indianapolis Colts. Brady isn't too concerned with learning Arians' offense, although this strange offseason impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will certainly make transitioning to a new team and new offense more of a challenge. Tom Terrific has all the weapons in place in his new home, including buddy Rob Gronkowski, so he theoretically should improve on last season's disappointment. However, fantasy owners are taking a bigger risk using him as a QB1 as he nears the end of his career.

From RotoBaller

May 11 12:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said new Bucs QB Tom Brady is a 'franchise changer' and added he believes Brady is 'the greatest of all-time.'

From TheHuddle

May 7 7:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will have his team in the NFL spotlight in 2020, as the Bucs are scheduled to play in five prime-time games this season. They'll visit the Chicago Bears Thursday, Oct. 8, the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Oct. 25, New York Giants Monday, Nov. 2, and host the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Nov. 8 and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Spin: The games against the Raiders, Saints and Rams particularly standout as potential offensive shootouts. Brady topped 300 yards passing in just one of his final 10 regular-season games with the New England Patriots last season, but he'll have plenty of pass-catching weapons that should allow him to keep up with the likes of QB Drew Brees and Jared Goff.

From TheHuddle

May 2 1:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's over/under total on his 2020 passing yards has been set at 4,099.5 by Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Fantasy Spin: Last season, in his final year with the Patriots, Brady threw for 4,057 yards -- his lowest 16-game total since 2010 -- all while totaling the fourth most attempts (613) of his career. With better weapons in Tampa, looks for Brady's totals to see bump, and expect him to finish as a low-end fantasy QB1 for the second straight season.

From TheHuddle

Apr 28 4:40pm ET

Amidst a report last week of teams complaining to the league office about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady violating offseason work policies and social distancing guidelines by going to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich's house (and another one too) to pick up documents, the league has concluded there were no violations. Because of the pandemic, the NFL offseason will be virtual, so Brady was just going to pick up a playbook. With this mishap behind him, the QB can now look to have a solid offseason--albeit virtual--in hopes of making the Buccaneers true NFC contenders for the first time in over a decade.

From RotoBaller

Apr 28 12:23pm ET

The NFL looked into Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady recently visiting with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich at Leftwich's house. The league determined Brady and Leftwich didn't violate any offseason work rules, as Brady was there for a brief personal visit to pick up his new team playbook. It occurred during the dead period before the virtual period of the offseason began.

From TheHuddle

Apr 27 12:20pm ET

The New England Patriots are not interested in signing the 2015 MVP quarterback Cam Newton. The Pats seemed like a potential fit for Newton after Tom Brady departed for Tampa Bay this offseason. However, New England will move forward with Jarrett Stidham at quarterback and veteran Brian Hoyer behind him. Unfortunately, Newton hasn't been healthy in over a year due to severe shoulder and foot problems. It remains to be seen if Newton will land on an NFL roster, but it doesn't sound like New England will be his team.

From RotoBaller

Apr 25 3:40pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers revamped offense will be getting another new member after the team used the 161st overall pick on Minnesota wide receiverTyler Johnson. This is a great value pick for Tampa and yet another weapon for newly acquired quarterbackTom Brady. Johnson will replace the departed Breshad Perriman as the third WR in head coach Bruce Arians' offense and will learn from the best playing with Brady and fellow receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. He will be a very attractive dynasty pick and could have redraft value as well if he can get snaps out of the slot, which is where he thrives.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 3:10pm ET

Amidst the coronavirus stay-at-home orders in place for the country, newly acquired Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has made headlines for essentially violating social distancing guidelines. In two separate incidents, Brady was found to be working out in a Tampa park by himself, along with accidentally entering another home instead of offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich's to pick up some documents. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, many other NFL teams are annoyed with the Bucs organization and their decision to not clamp down on social distancing guidelines with players, which has led to many complaints being made to the league office. Some sort of punishment is likely coming for the Buccaneers in the near future and the possibility of it being serious is realistic.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 10:30am ET

New England Patriots center David Andrews, who missed all of the 2019 season due to a pulmonary embolism, passed along positive news on his health on his Instagram account. "As to the future I'm excited that I'll have the opportunity to play the game I love again. When and whatever the NFL season looks like I'm just thankful that I'll be able to get back to competing with my teammates and coaches," Andrews wrote. It's good news for whoever is under center for the Pats in 2020 with Tom Brady now in Tampa. New England traded out of the first round of the draft on Thursday night, so all signs point to Jarrett Stidham being the best option to start under center in Week 1 of the 2020 season.

From RotoBaller

Apr 23 10:00pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up with the San Francisco 49ers and selected Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday. The 49ers move back one slot to No. 14 overall with the swap. Wirfs is also a very fast offensive lineman for his size, and he's expected to play right tackle for the Buccaneers in helping run block and keep quarterback Tom Brady's jersey clean in his first year in Tampa. The offensive lineman is explosive and strong at over 320 pounds. Wirfs is an impressive right tackle and also held his own at left tackle. When he plays with proper leverage, he can manhandle opposing defensive lineman. It makes sense that the Bucs would give Brady more help right away.

From RotoBaller

Apr 22 4:10pm ET

Amidst more rumblings of disgruntled Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams finally being traded, Central Florida is not the likely destination. This comes after Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has reported that a trade is not likely going to happen between Washington and Tampa Bay. The Bucs have significantly upgraded on offense this offseason with the addition of QB Tom Brady and most recently TE Rob Gronkowski and could have been strengthened more by the addition of a seven-time Pro Bowler. A trade featuring now-expendable Bucs tight end O.J. Howard and Trent Williams makes sense, but that is not expected to happen now. ESPN's Jenna Laine did report the same trade nearly went through just a few months ago. The Redskin has been on the trading block for quite some time now and with other teams expressing interest in him aside from the Bucs, the saga may end soon.

From RotoBaller

Apr 21 4:40pm ET

The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a trade to send tight end Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-rounder, according to sources. Gronk already took a physical with the Buccaneers, so he's headed to Tampa after retiring for a year. He will reunite with quarterback Tom Brady and should be the team's top pass-catching tight end over Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard. Expect Tampa to trade one of Brate or Howard during this week's draft as a result of this trade for Gronk. Gronkowski will turn 31 years old and nagging injuries slowed him down in 2018, but he'll return to at least midrange TE1 status now that he's back.

From RotoBaller

Apr 21 4:20pm ET

Retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has made it clear that he's leaving the door open for a return to football. He has informed the Patriots, who still hold his rights, that he would like to come back and play again, but only for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady. Multiple sources say this is something that has been discussed for the last 24 hours, and Gronkowski could make an announcement soon. A trade would have to be worked out for Gronk to be shipped to Tampa, and it could involve O.J. Howard being sent to New England. This would be a wild development and would hurt Cameron Brate's fantasy value the most. Gronk didn't play at all in 2019 and has plenty of injury concerns, but he'd immediately be on the TE1 radar if he landed back with Brady. He has been putting on weight in anticipation of a return, so it sounds like he's serious about playing in 2020. Stay tuned.

From RotoBaller

Apr 20 1:40pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would love to grab a complete running back who can catch the football consistently to complement quarterback Tom Brady in this year's draft, but they are also looking for a top cornerback. The fact that the Bucs aren't satisfied with Ronald Jones II is bad news for his fantasy potential in 2020 with Peyton Barber now out of town. Jones will still be plenty involved in the team's running game, but probably more as an early down, short-yardage and goal-line back. The Bucs could be hesitant to trust his pass-blocking skills heading into his third season, and that's even more important with Brady now under center. Some may assume that Jones will break out now that Brady is his QB, but you shouldn't be so overly optimistic.

From RotoBaller

Apr 9 4:10pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said that, "We have a lot of faith in Ronald Jones II. We have more faith in him than we ever have." Jones had a dreadful rookie season in 2018, but he was much better last year in a timeshare with Peyton Barber, running the ball 172 times for 724 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts). Barber is now gone, so theoretically Jones should have a bigger workload. However, he still leaves a lot to be desired with pass protection, and the Bucs must keep the pocket clean for new quarterback Tom Brady. Dare Ogunbowale is next up behind Jones, and the Bucs could address the position further in the draft. Jones' value will depend on who else is splitting time with him and if he can improve in pass protection, which will give him a chance to be on the field more during third downs.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 20-Mar-2020: TAM - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2021)
  • 18-Mar-2020: TAM - Signed, Unrestricted FA
  • 18-Mar-2020: NWE - Declared Free Agent
  • 04-Aug-2019: NWE - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2021)
  • 03-Oct-2016: NWE - Suspension Lifted
  • 25-Apr-2016: NWE - Suspended - 4 games (Conduct detrimental to league)
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