Guest of the League
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: 7

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

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Brady played fine last year but didn't produce his usual fantasy numbers, finishing 13th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He wasn't quite as consistent as past seasons, having one or no scores seven games. He still had his usual huge games but was a little more inconsistent for his fantasy owners. This could be a trend for Brady, who turns 42 years old before the start of the season. Brady has 10 4,000-yard seasons for his career and thrown fewer than 10 interceptions four of five seasons. Brady does a great job of distributing the ball to all his options and rarely turns the ball over. He has a 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 isn't quite the elite option of past years. He doesn't have the top options in the passing game as past year and his numbers suffered some last year because of this. His age also is a concern as well as his interception total (11) rising last year. Consider him a low-end No. 1, finishing with similar numbers to last season. Brady can get around 4,300 yards and 30 touchdowns with minimal interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues defy the concepts of age and time. Brady's 2018 season included: his 10th 4,000-yard season, his 14th season of 25-plus touchdowns and, of course, his sixth Super Bowl. Brady has proven time and time again that he is, perhaps, the greatest quarterback of all time. But for fantasy owners, Brady will be one of the biggest buyer beware cases of 2019. The first statistic to keep in mind is that Brady finished 14th among quarterbacks in fantasy points last season. The 41-year-old threw for one or fewer touchdowns in eight games in 2018, including a five-game stretch when he only threw for four touchdowns. He also feasted on the lesser competition of his division, tossing 12 touchdowns to only two interceptions in four games against the Jets and Dolphins. It would be unwise to completely write Brady off for 2019 but fantasy owners need to draft him appropriately. Brady should certainly be drafted (albeit the later rounds) and will still put up some elite performances, especially against his own division. But ideally Brady is merely a matchup-based play at this point in his career and fantasy teams would be wise to roster two quarterbacks if Brady is drafted in 2019.

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
Mar 31 12:20pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said that the team doesn't think quarterback Tom Brady's skills have diminished or that he'll have any trouble playing in head coach Bruce Arians' vertical passing scheme. "Well, the tape to us showed that he had plenty of arm," Licht said. "We felt that he had the ideal arm for Bruce and his system. He can still throw it deep." The GM also said that they think Brady could play for them for over two years. No. 12 had one of the worst statistical seasons of his career in 2019, but in all fairness to him, he didn't have much to work with in the passing game outside of Julian Edelman. With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his new top receivers, Brady has a real chance to bounce back, even at his age. However, don't just assume he'll return to his glory days either. He'll be a great fantasy backup with the chance for some nice QB1 games along the way.

From RotoBaller

Mar 29 4:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady was charged with 116 'bad throws' in 2019, six fewer than league leader Jameis Winston - his predecessor in Tampa Bay.

From TheHuddle

Mar 27 12:20pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that the team will look to bring in a "pass-catching back" in free agency and/or the draft to complement running back Ronald Jones II. Jones was brutal in his rookie season but stepped up in his sophomore campaign to run 172 times for 724 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts). He was splitting time with Peyton Barber, although he was the much better back for most of the season. He corralled 31 passes for 309 yards in the passing game, but his pass blocking still leaves a lot to be desired, and Tampa can't afford mistakes with Tom Brady under center in 2020. If Jones is sharing touches once again, especially through the air, it'll significantly lower his fantasy ceiling. Just because Brady is in town won't necessarily mean that Jones will break out. Don't overpay.

From RotoBaller

Mar 26 11:20pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians shut down the possibility of free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown landing with the Bucs on Thursday. "Theres no room and probably not enough money. Its just not going to happen here. Its not a fit here," Arians said. New quarterback Tom Brady is close with Brown and reportedly wanted him to follow him to his new home in Tampa, but that won't be happening. For one, it's not even known if the NFL will have Brown back amid all of his off-field issues and ongoing investigations. It was mostly a pipe dream all along after Brady and Brown played in one game together for the Patriots in 2019. Having Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two receivers is already a huge upgrade on what Brady was working with in Boston last year.

From RotoBaller

Mar 20 12:40pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady announced on Friday that he's signed a two-year deal worth $50 million guaranteed with up to $4.5 million each year in incentives. Brady said goodbye to the Patriots earlier this week, leaving behind a team that he won six Super Bowls with over 20 years. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will give Brady the best receiver duo he's had in years. There are questions about Brady's arm strength entering his age-43 season, but his improved supporting cast from what he worked with in 2019 should help him bounce back in 2020. Brady can surely still have big games despite his age, but fantasy owners shouldn't overpay for him as a high-end QB1.

From RotoBaller

Mar 20 11:43am ET

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's two-year deal is worth a fully guaranteed $50 million. It includes $9 million in incentives, and it also prohibits franchise tags or trades.

From TheHuddle

Mar 20 9:13am ET

Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) officially signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 20. Official financial terms weren't disclosed.

Fantasy Spin: The deal is expected to be worth $30 million per year, and Brady is expected to attract other free agents to join the party. There hasn't been a lot out there about former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. Could he be in play? Either way, the weapons Brady has at his disposal should be close to an all-time high. He'll be a lower-middle QB1 to target.

From TheHuddle

Mar 19 2:30pm ET

There was a sense that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady would want to bring free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown with him to Tampa, but head coach Bruce Arians isn't in favor of such a move. Arians coached Brown for a few years in Pittsburgh and it doesn't sound like they had a very good relationship. It might even be a long shot that Brown is reinstated into the NFL, as the league is still investigating his sexual-assault case, among other off-field incidents. Brady and Brown remain close apparently, but it remains a pipe dream that he'll have a receiving group of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Brown in 2020.

From RotoBaller

Mar 18 12:10pm ET

Suitors of quarterback Tom Brady in free agency were under the impression that Brady wanted free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown to come with him to his next team. The NFL says that Brown's status remains under review while he's investigated for sexual misconduct and battery. It's unclear how long that process will play out, and if he's even cleared to play again in the NFL, there's no telling whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or any other team would even entertain signing him. Brown was released from the Raiders last year before the Patriots picked him up. He played in one game with Brady, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown before he was released for a second time. It might be a long shot that he plays in the NFL again, but a wide receiver room of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Brown would almost be unfair.

From RotoBaller

Mar 17 7:50pm ET

Updating an ongoing story, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Tom Brady have an agreement in principle that is believed to be for around $30 million per season, according to a source. It came down to the Bucs and the Chargers, and Brady wanted to remain on the East coast to keep his family in the same time zone. It doesn't hurt that Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will be his top two receivers either. Head coach Bruce Arians is a bright offensive mind and Brady should have an excellent shot to bounce back from 2019, although he will be 43 years old this year and prefers the safe throws underneath over airing it out deep like Jameis Winston did. It's a nice landing spot for Brady, but it doesn't mean he should be drafted as a QB1.

From RotoBaller

Mar 17 7:23pm ET

Updating a previous report, impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is expected to sign a multi-year contract worth 'roughly $30 million per year,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

From TheHuddle

Mar 17 7:10pm ET

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be the landing spot for quarterback Tom Brady, barring anything unforeseen, according to sources. There is no signing date or official announcement, but Brady is ultimately expected to take his talents to Tampa. The future Hall of Famer will be 43 years old this year and looked washed up with limited weapons in New England in 2019. However, he could definitely bounce back with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two receivers in 2020. Jameis Winston will be sent packing on the free-agent market. It's good news for everyone involved in Tampa's offense, as Brady typically makes those around him much better.

From RotoBaller

Mar 17 6:53pm ET

New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the new league year opens Wednesday, March 18, 'barring anything unforeseen,' sources told Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN Tuesday, March 17.

Fantasy Spin: Brady has been trending downhill the last several seasons from a fantasy perspective, but he'll be a viable low-tier QB1 with WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and TE O.J. Howard.

From TheHuddle

Mar 17 6:50pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are believed to have made New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady an offer for around $30 million per season. They are the only known team to make an offer, and with the Chargers reportedly out of the running for Brady, Tampa looks like the overwhelming favorite to sign him now that he won't be returning to the Patriots. An official announcement of Brady's decision could come on Wednesday. If he lands with head coach Bruce Arians in Tampa, No. 12 will have the best one-two combo at receiver in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, giving him clear QB1 upside after one of his worst statistical seasons in 2019.

From RotoBaller

Mar 17 6:40pm ET

The Los Angeles Chargers are being led to believe that they are out of the running for New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady because he wants to stay back East because of family considerations, according to sources. LA made a serious run for No. 12, but they're likely out of the running, barring a change of heart by Brady. At this point it seems like it's down to just the Buccaneers, so they're the current favorites to land the future Hall of Famer. Brady would have obvious QB1 upside in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two wide receivers. Back in Los Angeles, Tyrod Taylor sits atop the QB depth chart for the upcoming season.

From RotoBaller

Mar 17 6:13pm ET

The Los Angeles Chargers are believed to be out of the running for New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady.

From TheHuddle

Mar 17 10:40am ET

Free-agent quarterback Tom Brady announced on Instagram that he will not be returning to the New England Patriots for the 2020 season. In Brady's announcement, he thanked the New England organization, including his teammates and Bill Belichick before going on to state, "I don't know what my football future holds but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career." Brady's departure leaves a huge hole at the quarterback position in New England, one that they are expected to address either via the draft or free agency. Brady is reportedly drawing the most interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

From RotoBaller

Mar 17 9:03am ET

New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady posted on social media Tuesday, March 17, that he would not be re-signing with the Patriots.

Fantasy Spin: There was no indication where he would sign, the odds-on favorite was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He'll need a lot of support around him to be a stable, low-end QB1 option in fantasy after his struggles last season with little around him.

From TheHuddle

Mar 16 5:10pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a strong push to lure New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady away from the Patriots, but the Las Vegas Raiders aren't totally out of the running. It seems to be down to the Patriots and Buccaneers, but the Raiders and Chargers could jump in at any moment. It's ultimately most likely that Brady will return to New England, but nothing can be ruled out right now. He'll turn 43 years old in August and had one of his worst statistical seasons in 2019, but he was lacking for aerial weapons. He'd certainly have those in spades in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, which would give him an opportunity at a bounce-back season.

From RotoBaller

Mar 16 3:13pm ET

Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is reportedly one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' top priorities in free agency, and the team has made its intentions toward the quarterback 'loud and clear.'

From TheHuddle

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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