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Postby nsulham » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:48 am

Just through looking at rankings and whatnot over the last couple months, is Brady the most "name" player who's fantasy status is nowhere near his "real" status?

I mean the guy's a 2-time SB MVP, led his team to the SB 2 times in the last 3 years and one of the top QB's in the league.

It's just strange that his fantasy status, is almost pedestrian. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying he deserves to be the #1 ranked fantasy QB or anything at all.

I'm just saying I can't think of anyone who is as big a star and gets as much pub in the real game but who is at best a serviceable fantasy guy.

Anyone else like this because Brady's the only one off the top of my head (helps that I'm a Pats fan too ;-) )
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:23 am

Brady doesnt get a ton of yards or tds, he just doesnt make mistakes. I dont feel like researching so im gonna provide you with an example. Peyton threw for 29? TDs, with 10? INTs. I have no idea of Bradys #, but i bet its something like 20 TDs with 8Ints. So his real life value is very similiar to Peytons, but his Fantasy value isnt even close.

Other guys like this: Mcnair, an average Fantasy starter, one of the best in real life.

Delhomme: Ever see him starting on a fantasy team? Took his real team to the superbowl.
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Postby CKY_ROX » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:28 am

this is really only evedent at QB becasue it is not neccesary to have the best arm, its more of a mental position than the others. if the QB dont make manmy mistakes then he is good for a team but not a FF team. these QBs usually have a good running game and/or defence that can take some of the load off
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:37 am

I think he is slightly underrated as a fantasy QB however he doesnt throw for elite yds, and obviously doesnt run. His INTs arent as bad as many others, but his fumbling could be a concern.

This yr, with a good RB, I think he could have a breakout fantasy yr and could be a bargain depending on where he is drafted.
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Postby CC » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:26 pm

He wouldn't be considered such a great QB if he didn't have the NE defence to keep them in all of those games.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:51 pm

Hes a fine backup, but I wouldn't really trust him as my starter. That may get ugly. last year he had 23 TDs and 12 INT, which is a good ratio. He wont put Peyton numbers up, but not many do.
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Postby Adlaw » Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:02 pm

I admit I am biased but I hate him! :-t
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Postby moochman » Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:47 pm

I wonder if the addition of Dillon will take numbers away from Brady. He didn't have much of a running game last season and had to be the focal point of their offense. If Billick is successful in re-establishing the run, Brady will not get as many yards or TDs, IMO.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:32 pm

Thats true. Brady did lots of short dump off passes because they had no running game. They used those passes like a running game. Dillon will take away some of that yardage, but he will also catch passes out of the backfield.
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Postby bagobonez » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:35 pm

Why does everyone insist that Brady is only an average fantasy QB? 3,600 yards is hardly something to sneeze at. That's more passing yards than Culpepper or Favre put up last year.

His 23 passing TD's weren't phenomenal, but they won't hurt you. That's only one less TD than McNair, Aaron Brooks, and Trent Green put up. Only two less than Culpepper. It was more than Donovan McNabb and Marc Bulger put up.

Yet all the other guys I mentioned are supposed to be "elite" fantasy QB's but Brady isn't?

Two years ago Brady put up 28 TD's, which was tops in the league. Who says he can't do it again?

Now granted, Brady isn't much of a scrambler, but neither is Peyton manning, Trent Green, Brett Favre, etc.

Will Dillon's arrival hurt Brady's numbers? Absolutely not. Charlie Weis is still the offensive coordinator in New England, and they will still be a pass-heavy team. If anything, it will help Brady's numbers because it will take some pressure off him, and they will probably be making more trips to the red-zone.

I just don't get why everyone's so sour on Brady! Stats are stats!
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