Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
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Tom Brady (JAN ADP: 130.0, QB14)
Tom Brady is New England’s quarterback of both the present and the future. The certainty of the all-time legend’s Patriots career was cemented with the trade of Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco. Nobody knows exactly how much longer Brady will play, but he’s among the better fantasy starters still playing.
The 40-year-old MVP led the NFL with 4,577 passing yards, throwing for 32 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He had just two games without a touchdown and protected the ball well as usual, although he threw at least one interception in each of the last five games of the fantasy season and playoffs. Brady had been dealing with an Achilles issue, which may have hindered his ability to drive the ball deep rather than a byproduct of his aging.
With a January ADP of 130, Brady ranks 14th among quarterbacks. Our composite staff QB rankings pit Brady 13th. Nobody knows how much longer he will play for, but now the Patriots traded Garoppolo away, Brady should have at least a couple of years left. He will continue to be a buy for contenders because of his discounted price and advanced age.