Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Although Brady, who turns 36 in August, has lost a little juice and accuracy on his deep ball, the Patriots triggerman still finished as the NFL's third-most productive fantasy passer for the second straight year. Coming off two of the most productive seasons of his career while leading New England's more-balanced-than-you-think offense, Brady averaged 314 passing yards and 2.3 scoring strikes per contest, and he amassed a 73:20 touchdown-pass-to-pick ratio. Even though Brady, a prototypical pocket passer, lacks mobility, he has racked up a combined seven rushing touchdowns in the last two seasons. On the downside, there are some worries about Brady's supporting cast. His longtime favorite target, Wes Welker, left via free agency, and Welker's replacement, Danny Amendola, has been injury prone. Brandon Lloyd was released. Aaron Hernandez is talented, but he has missed 10 games in three NFL seasons. And heading into training camp, Rob Gronkowski will have to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. A potentially Gronk-less receiver corps could spell trouble for Brady's fantasy production. However, keep in mind that Brady, unlike most quarterbacks, Brady has a gift for elevating the players around him. "Tom Terrific" remains an elite fantasy passer.
Preseason - IR - Put on official NFL IR list 09/08/2008
2008 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Round 1, Pick 11
Positives Top player on a great team. Brady has proven to be top of the list of QB at last. I think he will have another year with over the top stats. Negatives Very minor concern over injury risk. Draft Strategy I hate to take a QB this early but drafting # 11 I he was the top player on my board. I figured he would get me more than any of the backs and receivers on the board. (Contributed by: GUESS_WHOM)
Round 2, Pick 6
Positives What's not to like about Tom Brady? He makes all the players around him better. He scores TDs and he wins games. Negatives Brady has stayed very healthy in his career. But the one concern I have is the health of his offensive line. If he is on the ground, he can't throw the ball down the field. Draft Strategy I almost took Brady with my 1st round pick, so when he was still there in the 2nd I had to take him. I will be scoring a lot of points when Brady throws 4 TDs, 2 of them to Moss. I expect my squad to be unstoppable expect in week 4 when Brady/Moss are on bye. (Contributed by: Greg_Allen)