Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
|QB - #12||84.79||NE||Active||15 years||36||6'4||225|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-23-2014 by Daniel Kalles
With a revolving door of receivers going in and out of the lineup, Tom Brady was forced to make the best of it last season. While the Pats won 12 games, his numbers did drop (especially his touchdown passes). Brady finished 2013 with 4,343 passing yards, but was only able to throw 25 TDs -- his lowest total in a full season since 2006. Despite not having his best season, he is still a Top 10 fantasy QB. The good news for Brady is that he has basically the same set of receivers back and he should be more comfortable with them. As long as the Patriots receivers can stay healthy, Brady should have another good season. Expect 4,000 or more passing yards and look for Brady to once again pass for at least 30 TDs.
Three seasons as a backup quarterback in New England have really rubbed off on Brian Hoyer. At least, that's the simple conclusion from Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas' words from Monday.
"He's a lot like Tom Brady,'' Thomas said of Hoyer. "When you look at the way he competes and the way he demands the most out of everybody around him, it's no coincidence that those guys played together. (Hoyer) has a lot of those same mental attributes and that's a great thing for a quarterback to have.
"He's the ultimate competitor, and no matter if we drafted a quarterback No. 1 overall, I knew that in his mind he expects to win the job because that's the type of competitor he is and the type of quarterback."
Thomas also said Hoyer has the swagger and attitude that demands respect in the huddle, and he gets it.
One person would say this is just teammate-on-teammate hyperbole, a common speech at this time of year.
Another person could say Thomas doesn't sound like a Johnny Manziel fan.
For what it's worth, Hoyer is clearly in front in the QB competition with Mr. J. Football, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. Barring injury, Hoyer is going to open the season as the Browns' starter. Plenty will still be counting the minutes until Manziel gets into the game, but he may be just a gimmick player early on.
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|4.08||DLF.com - TheFFGhost - The true core of a strong team is a strong QB. Brady just flat out finds ways to win and with several of the super-elite QBs off the board I needed to take Brady here. This pick occurred before the Hernandez trouble and may hurt Brady's production some but I still stand by it.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|6.06||The Huddle - There are definite concerns about Brady this season, but the last time his receiving corps was gutted he still managed to finish as a top-7 fantasy quarterback so there's also little risk here. I might have considered Steve Smith or Cecil Shorts here, but they were plucked shortly after my last selection so that wasn't even an option.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|7.01||FantasyTaz - This draft is a perfect example of why you should wait on QB. There is no doubt that there are many questions for the Patriots offense, but how many of you really believe that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady can't make it work? Brady has worked with plenty of lessor name WRs in the past and made them work. The pieces may change but Brady will continue to be a top fantasy producer and by waiting on QB you can really build up your other skill positions before going for one.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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