1. Tom Brady (NE, 40)

Talent Overview: Brady’s amazing career is a result of great coaching, short-passing acumen that got better as he got older, Brady continues to play at a remarkably high level for his age, and he really hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down just yet. He’s going to fall off one of these years, but we’re going to continue to treat him like the stud that he is until he shows some signs of regression.and his outstanding ability before the snap. He’s fantastic at the line of scrimmage, controlling the tempo of the game, and making pre-snap reads that can throw a defense off-balance. Brady does a great job finding the open man by confirming what he saw before the snap and going through his reads in the proper sequence. We’ve known all that for years, and while he’s been able to overcome shaky receiving corps in the past, the Patriots have a very good mix on their current roster still led by TE Rob Gronkowski. In recent years, Brady has shown some dents when under pressure, and at times he missed makeable throws that had nothing to do with his receiving corps, but that also came with a transitional period for the OL. From a talent standpoint, Brady is still one of the most reliable QBs in the game. Brady continues to play at a remarkably high level for his age, and he really hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down just yet. He’s going to fall off one of these years, but we’re going to continue to treat him like the stud that he is until he shows some signs of regression.

2016 Season/Stats Review: With seven top-12 (QB1) weeks from Week 5-16 (11 games), Brady continued to show he is an elite fantasy quarterback with an uncanny ability to elevate his surrounding talent. Despite missing the first four games of the season to suspension, he threw for 12 TDs and 0 INTs and averaged 29.6 FPG (2nd at QB) in his first four games back. Brady took a hit in Week 12 with Rob Gronkowski (back) going down for the year, and he averaged just 21.6 FPG (11th at QB) in Weeks 13-17. He also came up small in the fantasy playoffs in Week 15, throwing for just 188 yards and 0 TDs against a stingy Broncos secondary. As a whole though, Brady played as well as ever in his 17th season at 39 years old. He completed 291/432 passes (67.4%) for 3554 yards (8.2 YPA), 28 TDs, and 2 INTs in 12 games. Brady averaged 24.7 FPG, ranking 5th at the position behind Matt Ryan. Brady averaged an...