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Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Quarterback #12
ADP:Round: 9, Pick: 1
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 225 lb.
College:Michigan
Age:43
Born:August 3, 1977
Drafted:2000 / Rd. 6 (199)
Draft Team:NE

Tom Brady: Efficient in divisional-round win

Brady completed 18 of 33 passes for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday. He also rushed five times for two yards and another score and fumbled once but recovered.

Analysis: Leading an impressive balanced attack against a stingy all-round defense, Brady managed to stay away from any turnovers and managed the limited presence of Antonio Brown to help the Buccaneers notch the tough road win. Brady was able to turn in serviceable numbers despite top targets Chris Godwin and Mike Evans combining for just five receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown (Evans), with the future Hall of Famer improvising by heavily relying on Cameron Brate and Leonard Fournette (nine combined catches). Fournette and Ronald Jones also helped keep New Orleans' defense honest, and Brady himself was able to notch the game-sealing score with a one-yard sneak with just under five minutes remaining. Consequently, Tampa Bay is set for a conference-championship showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Lambeau Field on Sunday.

January 17, 2021 7:05 PM EST

Tom Brady: Hits big plays in playoff win

Brady completed 22 of 40 passes for 381 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.

Analysis: The veteran of so many postseasons in New England unsurprisingly looked right in his element Saturday, showing good command against a tough Washington defense and remaining aggressive throughout. Brady completed at least one pass of over 20 yards to five different pass catchers, and he worked around some uncharacteristic drops on the part of Chris Godwin to still pile up an impressive yardage total on just 22 completions. Dating back to Week 10 of the regular season, Brady has now eclipsed 340 passing yards in six of his last eight games while throwing multiple touchdown passes in all eight contests in that sample. The future Hall of Famer will look to put together another impressive performance in a divisional-round contest next weekend.

January 9, 2021 8:44 PM EST

Tom Brady: Sensational tune-up for postseason

Brady completed 26 of 41 passes for 399 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also gained three yards on five rushes.

Analysis: Despite losing Mike Evans to what might be a serious knee injury in the first quarter, Brady was undeterred, pivoting to frequently targeting Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown for yet another spectacular statistical haul. The future Hall of Famer ultimately racked up a season-high yardage total, eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the fourth time in the last five games. His rapport with Brown -- who hauled in 11 of 14 targets for 138 yards and half of Brady's four touchdowns -- was especially encouraging, considering the elevated role the former Steeler star could be in line for in the postseason. Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports Evans will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injury, but as Brady demonstrated Sunday, he's capable of compiling stellar numbers with his remaining healthy pass-catching weapons.

January 3, 2021 1:20 PM EST

Tom Brady: Fully expected to play Week 17

Brady is fully expected to start Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Falcons despite the Buccaneers already having clinched a postseason spot, as there is still playoff positioning at stake for Tampa Bay, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The future Hall of Famer could certainly call his record-setting Week 16 effort against the Lions a fitting conclusion to a successful first Buccaneers regular season, considering Tampa Bay's 47-7 victory also allowed the team to punch its playoff ticket. However, a Week 17 loss would bump the Bucs down to the No. 6 seed in the NFC, a slotting that would entail a trip to the undesirable locale of either Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle for a wild-card round contest. Conversely, a win gives Brady and teammates the No. 5 seed and triggers a visit to the home of the NFC East winner (Dallas, Washington or New York), certainly a much more palatable and winnable proposition. Auman does note the fact Brady starts certainly doesn't lock in a full-game appearance for the 43-year-old signal-caller, who could well make an early exit akin to Week 16 if the game is firmly in hand at some point during its latter stages.

December 30, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Tom Brady: Record-setting effort in one half

Brady completed 22 of 27 passes for 348 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday. He was replaced by Blaine Gabbert to start the second half.

Analysis: The dominance of Brady and his offensive teammates was such that the future Hall of Famer's presence was only required for one record-setting half. Brady's passing yards were the most of any first half in his career and spearheaded a new Buccaneers' team record of 410 total first-half yards as well. Additionally, the 43-year-old became the only other quarterback besides Baker Mayfield with four scoring tosses in a half this season, and his 36 touchdown passes on the season is a new personal best. Brady notably spread the wealth as well, with his end-zone connections occurring with the quartet of Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. With a postseason berth now officially in hand, Brady will look to tune up for what he and the Bucs hope will be a deep playoff run in a Week 17 home divisional battle against the Falcons.

December 26, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Tom Brady: Racks up numbers in second half

Brady completed 31 of 45 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on two rushes.

Analysis: Down 17-0 at the half, the Buccaneers unsurprisingly came out aggressive after halftime to the benefit of Brady's numbers. The future Hall of Famer finished with a season-high yardage figure while throwing multiple touchdown passes for the fifth consecutive contest. Brady finally connected with Antonio Brown for a score as well, with their 46-yard connection with 6:19 remaining proving to be the difference in the contest. The 21-year-veteran now has five 300-yard efforts on the campaign and will look to carry over the momentum in a Week 16 Saturday afternoon matchup against the Lions.

December 20, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Tom Brady: Efficient, mistake-free in win

Brady completed 15 of 23 passes for 196 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on three rushes.

Analysis: Coming out of a bye week where Brady and head coach Bruce Arians had to deal with plenty of questions about the future Hall of Famer's uneven performance thus far in the offense, Brady didn't exactly dispel his doubters with his numbers, and he missed a couple of open receivers by a fairly wide margin in the first half as well. However, the 21-year veteran progressively settled in and eventually connected with Scotty Miller and Rob Gronkowski for his pair of scoring tosses. Brady curiously didn't target any pass catcher more than five times while putting up a season-low number of pass attempts, but he still extended a streak of multiple touchdown passes to four games. Having righted the ship to an extent on both an individual and team level after losing two straight, Brady will look to parlay the momentum into even better numbers in a favorable matchup against the division-rival Falcons in Week 15.

December 13, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Tom Brady: Hangs tough in losing effort

Brady completed 27 of 41 passes for 345 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. He also lost a yard on his one rush.

Analysis: Brady's final line was solid from a fantasy perspective, although he only began to really hit his stride in the latter stages of the first half. The 21-year veteran broke the ice with a 37-yard scoring toss to Ronald Jones, and he then made things interesting with a pair of touchdown passes to Mike Evans in the fourth quarter. However, ball security also continued to be an issue, with Brady short-circuiting a pair of third-quarter drives with interceptions. The future Hall of Famer did at least finish the game with some momentum by spearheading 75- and 73-yard scoring marches, and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to carry over the momentum into a Week 14 home battle against the Vikings following a Week 13 bye.

November 29, 2020 4:59 PM EST

Tom Brady: Struggles in close loss

Brady completed 26 of 48 passes for 216 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Monday night's 27-24 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Brady struggled stretching the field and dealing with pressure over the course of Monday's contest against an impressive Rams defense. Along with having another would-be interception dropped, Brady set new season lows in yards per passing attempt (4.5) and completion percentage (54.2). That came while throwing it more times than any other game this term, as the Bucs were stymied on the ground as well. On the bright side, Brady showed continued chemistry with Antonio Brown and got both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin touchdowns, representing building blocks ahead of an enticing Week 12 meeting with the Chiefs.

November 23, 2020 9:35 PM EST

Tom Brady: Atones with massive numbers

Brady completed 28 of 39 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He also rushed twice for two yards and another score.

Analysis: Looking to put an embarrassing 38-3 loss to the Saints quickly behind them, Brady and his teammates got off on the wrong foot when Ronald Jones lost a fumble on the Buccaneers' second play from scrimmage. However, the future Hall of Fame signal caller eventually got his team settled down with a 10-play, 75-yard scoring march, and he spearheaded another pair of 70-plus-yard drives that culminated in 10 additional points before halftime. Brady appeared to have a bit too much mustard on the ball on a few occasions -- perhaps a byproduct of some extra adrenaline after the Week 9 debacle -- but he still managed to record at least four touchdowns for the third time on the campaign. The 21-year veteran also encouragingly distributed the ball around effectively to his top receiver trio, hitting Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Antonio Brown for 19 of his 28 completions. Brady and the Bucs will look to carry over Sunday's momentum into a Week 11 Monday night showdown against the Rams.

November 15, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Tom Brady: Forgettable performance on SNF

Brady completed 22 of 38 pass attempts for 209 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: This was quite possibly the worst performance of Brady's illustrious career. Coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich could not scheme up anything against the Saints' defense. The handful of times a Buccaneer receiver beat his assignment, Brady simply failed to hit his targets in stride, resulting in ugly drops and three interceptions. The ageless one entered the contest with a 66.2 completion percentage and a 20:4 TD:INT ratio, so as his former coach always says, it's "on to the next game" for those with shares in any Tampa Bay offensive players. Brady will get an ideal opportunity to makeup for this dud in a favorable matchup against Carolina's 20th ranked passing defense Sunday.

November 9, 2020 1:14 AM EST

Tom Brady: Throws two touchdowns

Brady completed 28 of 40 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 25-23 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Brady and the Bucs endured a slow start but picked things up after halftime. The quarterback found long-time target Rob Gronkowski for a three-yard touchdown midway through the third, then took the lead again with an eight-yard score to Mike Evans in the fourth. In doing so, Brady brought his season touchdown tally to 20 while going a fourth straight game without an interception. With now three consecutive wins as well, Brady is in stellar form ahead of Sunday's night's showdown against Drew Brees and the Saints.

November 2, 2020 8:39 PM EST

Tom Brady: Racks up TD passes in win

Brady completed 33 of 45 passes for 369 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 45-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday. He also scored a one-yard rushing touchdown on his only carry.

Analysis: Brady was masterful in putting together his second 369-yard effort of the campaign, completing a season-best 73.3 percent of his attempts in the process. The future Hall of Famer spread the wealth Sunday, hitting Rob Gronkowski, Scotty Miller, Chris Godwin and Tyler Johnson from five, 33, four and one yard, respectively. Prior to his aerial assault, he opened the scoring for the Buccaneers with his one-yard sneak to cap off a 10-play, 77-yard first-quarter drive. Brady won't yet have the services of Antonio Brown (suspension) in a Week 8 Monday night, Nov. 2 matchup against the Giants, but given how he's proven capable of thriving with his existing weapons when they're at full strength, the fantasy ceiling for the 21-year veteran and the Tampa offense in general may be virtually limitless if the mercurial receiver lives up to his stellar on-field reputation.

October 25, 2020 4:44 PM EST

Tom Brady: Practice absence not injury-related

Brady isn't practicing Wednesday, but he's out on the field with his teammates and the team has confirmed his lack of participation isn't related to injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A Brady absence of any kind is naturally always newsworthy, but Laine's report assuages any fears of the future Hall of Famer being beset by injury. Brady is coming off his lowest passing yardage total of the season (166) in a win over the Packers, but one that was complemented by two touchdowns and no interceptions in a comfortable 38-10 win for the Buccaneers.

October 21, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Tom Brady: Quiet day in big win

Brady completed 17 of 27 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Packers.

Analysis: The highly anticipated shootout between Brady and Aaron Rodgers never materialized as the Bucs' defense ended up dominating the game. Brady still tossed multiple TD passes for the fourth time in six games even though Tampa spent most of the second half running the ball and chewing up clock, and he'll take a strong 14:4 TD:INT into Week 7's trip to Las Vegas.

October 18, 2020 7:55 PM EST

Tom Brady: Comes up short on final drive

Brady completed 25 of 41 passes for 253 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 20-19 loss to the Bears on Thursday. He also netted zero yards on three rushes and fumbled once but recovered.

Analysis: Brady was working with a short-handed pass-catching corps missing Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (shoulder), but he was able to partly make up for their absences by connecting with Tyler Johnson, Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate for nearly half (12) of his 25 completions. Brady also connected yet again with Mike Evans (ankle) for his sixth touchdown pass of the season to the Pro Bowl receiver, but the future Hall of Fame quarterback notably came up short in a scenario he's so often thrived in. Getting the ball back with 1:13 remaining at his own 20-yard line and needing to only get into field-goal range, he was able to get the ball down to his own 41-yard line before misfiring to Gronkowski and Brate, the latter coming on a fourth down where it was clear Brady was a down behind. The Buccaneers remain in good position at 3-2 despite the disappointing loss, but they'll now have some extra time to prepare for Week 6 showdown with the Packers on Sunday, Oct. 18.

October 8, 2020 8:46 PM EST

Tom Brady: Excels in comeback win

Brady completed 30 of 46 passes for 369 yards with five touchdowns and one interception in the Buccaneers' 38-31 win over the Chargers on Sunday. He also netted minus-3 yards on three rushes.

Analysis: Everything about the interconference battle seemed to go opposite what was expected, with Brady's final line a byproduct of the unpredictable nature of the contest. The future Hall of Famer ended up having to put the game on his shoulders despite being down Chris Godwin (hamstring), as the Chargers owned a surprising 24-14 lead at halftime. Brady was especially stellar in the second half, leading four scoring drives and capping three of them with touchdown passes to O.J. Howard (Achilles), Scotty Miller and Ke'Shawn Vaughn. Those scoring tosses were preceded by a pair to Cameron Brate and Mike Evans in the first half, making it Brady's second straight multi-touchdown game and third in his first four games as a Buccaneer. The future Hall of Famer is clearly getting increasingly comfortable in coach Bruce Arians' offense, and he'll look to follow up his season-best effort against the Bears in a Thursday night Week 5 road showdown.

October 4, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Tom Brady: Best game yet as Buc

Brady completed 25 of 38 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 28-10 win over the Broncos on Sunday. He also netted zero yards on five rushes and had one fumble, but it was recovered by the offense.

Analysis: Brady unsurprisingly appears to be getting more comfortable in coach Bruce Arians' offense with each passing week, with Sunday's performance his most efficient yet in his three-game Buccaneers tenure. The future Hall of Famer continued to display excellent chemistry with MIke Evans near the goal line, hitting the Pro Bowl receiver for a pair of one-yard touchdown tosses. He also found Chris Godwin, who'd missed Week 2 with a concussion, for another score, and he connected most often with Rob Gronkowski, hitting his long-time tight end on six occasions. All told, it was a comfortable win for the now 2-1 Bucs, who will look to stay hot in a Week 4 home battle against the Chargers.

September 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

Tom Brady: Solid but unspectacular in Week 2

Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 217 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Buccaneers' 31-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He also netted zero yards on his one rush and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Following a season-opening loss to the Saints in which he threw two interceptions, including a pick-six, Brady checked into Sunday's second straight divisional matchup looking to right the ship. Despite being hampered by the absence of Chris Godwin (concussion), the future Hall of Famer was able to put together a solid effort that nevertheless saw him commit two turnovers once again. However, as opposed to his miscues against New Orleans, the mistakes didn't come at critical moments for the Buccaneers. Brady also commemorated his first touchdown pass to Mike Evans in style, hitting his top wideout for a 23-yard score in the latter portion of the first quarter to up Tampa Bay's lead to 13-0 pending Ryan Succop's extra point. Brady clearly still has some more kinks to work out while adapting to coach Bruce Arians' scheme, and having Godwin potentially back at his disposal in a Week 3 inter-conference road battle against the Broncos would certainly help in that regard.

September 20, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Tom Brady: Shaky in Bucs debut

Brady completed 23 of 36 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Saints. He also ran three times for nine yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: While accounting for three scores, including a surprising two-yard TD scamper in the first quarter, is far from a terrible performance, Brady also did his best Jameis Winston impression in the third quarter when he tossed a pick-six to Janoris Jenkins, putting the Bucs in a 24-7 hole they were never able to climb out of. Brady is still adjusting to his new system and new teammates, so some initial hiccups should probably be expected. He should be able to put together a better result in Week 2 against the Panthers defense that got lit up for 34 points by the Raiders in its opener.

September 13, 2020 5:23 PM EST

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