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12 Tom Brady QB
Height/Weight: 6-4/225 | Birthdate: 8/3/1977 | Birthplace: San Mateo, CA, USA | Team: New England | College: Michigan | NFL Experience: 15 | Owned/Started%: 94/44 | Average Draft Position: 35.33
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No elixir for Tom Brady's woes


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady realizes there's no quick fix to the team's offensive problems. New England's offensive line is in disarray, the team lacks explosive receivers, and Brady is making a surprising number of poor decisions.

"There’s no magic play, there’s no magic scheme," he told WEEI. "It’s us as players playing a lot better than we’re playing. This hasn’t been an isolated incident. I don’t think offensively we’ve played well all year. I don’t think we’ve played well for a long time. We’ve got to figure out the reasons why we’re not playing as well as we’re capable and try to improve them."

Brady is averaging under 200 passing yards per game and has accounted for more turnovers (5) than touchdowns (4).


It is time to sit Tom Brady


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) We all mostly assumed Tom Brady's 2013 season was an aberration, right? Sure, he posted his lowest touchdown total and yards per attempt mark since 2006, but hey, he didn't have Rob Gronkowski to throw to! So, what's the excuse now?

With Gronkowski playing a higher percentage of the snaps than any game prior, Brady still put up a dud on Monday night against the Chiefs, in the worst showing of an already disappointing season. He has now failed to even reach 15 Fantasy points in his first four games this season, and is off to the worst start of his career.

Even in his disappointing 2013 campaign, Brady had 75 Fantasy points through four games, compared to 43 after Monday's 6-point effort. It isn't all on Brady of course, as the Patriots' receiving corps beyond Gronkowski and Julian Edelman is pretty much a disaster -- though, of course, it isn't likely to get any better moving forward.

At this point, what looked to be an aberration is settling into the new reality. Brady's skills have slipped just enough that he can no longer make up for the subpar talent the organization has surrounded him with. And things won't get any easier for Brady in Week 5, with the Bengals on the schedule. No team has been stingier against opposing quarterbacks than the Bengals, who have allowed just two touchdowns through three games, with six total interceptions.

At this point, sitting Brady is a pretty easy call. In fact, the more pertinent question is whether the 26th-ranked Fantasy quarterback is still worth owning in 99 percent of CBSSports.com leagues. 


Tom Brady puts on disastrous performance


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was removed from the loss at Kansas City with his team trailing 41-7 early in the fourth quarter and replaced by rookie Jimmy Garoppolo. Brady turned in a horrific performance, completing 14 of 23 throws for 159 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions and a lost fumble.

Brady felt heavy pressure from a revved-up Chiefs defense. Linebacker Tamba Hali came in untouched for a strip-sack in the third quarter, then Brady got picked off on two of his next three drives. Receiver Julian Edelman cut his route short on the first interception, but Brady had thrown into double coverage anyway. Brady's second pick was returned 39 yards for a touchdown, ending his night.

Brady's lone highlight came Brandon LaFell turned a third-quarter slant into a 44-yard touchdown.

Having accounted for four touchdowns and five turnovers this season, Brady will face the Bengals on Sunday night.


Tom Brady again short of electric in win


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady again had trouble moving his team down the field in Week 3, this time at home against a highly suspect Raiders defense that allowed 30 points to the Texans last time out. The Patriots, going without the big defensive plays that propelled them to a 30-7 win over the Vikings last time out, put up only 16 points in Week 3, but it was just enough for the win.

Brady played mistake-free for the most part and still has yet to throw an interception this season, but without the benefit of a big play -- his longest pass went for only 22 yards -- he again had just one touchdown pass, a 6-yarder to tight end Rob Gronkowski late in the second quarter.

In all, he completed 24 of 37 passes for 234 yards, an improvement over the 149 he had at Minnesota in Week 2. His line would have looked better if Gronkowski hadn't dropped what looked like a 2-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.

Brady will look to get the Patriots passing game back firing on all cylinders Week 4 at Kansas City.


Tom Brady doesn't do much in easy win at Minnesota


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had another weak day statistically, but unlike in Week 1, he didn't have to do much. New England took advantage of Minnesota turnovers and built a big lead, leaving Brady to attempt just 22 passes in a 30-7 rout. He completed 15 of those passes for just 149 yards along with a touchdown to Julian Edelman from 9 yards out. Brady had no turnovers.

It's entirely possible he plays a good game but still doesn't rack up stats in the Patriots' home debut in Week 3 against the Raiders.


Tom Brady struggles in season-opening loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not at his sharpest in Week 1 against the Dolphins Sunday, a 33-20 loss.

Brady threw the ball 56 times in the game, completing 29 of those passes for just 249 yards. That is his lowest yardage total for any game with 50-plus attempts in his career; his previous low was 288 yards on 52 attempts against Buffalo a year ago.

Brady did toss one touchdown in the game, a 6-yarder to Rob Gronkowski in the second quarter, but managed little else from that point on. He was under constant pressure and lost a pair of fumbles in the second half, while completing just 10 of 27 passes for 62 yards after halftime.

The offensive line had trouble keeping Brady upright for long stretches Sunday, which hurt his effectiveness. He will hope for better protection in Week 2 against the Vikings next Sunday.


Calf injury can't keep Tom Brady out for Week 1


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active and in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Week 1, despite being listed as questionable for the game with a calf injury.

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski expected to play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (calf) and Rob Gronkowski (knee) are both expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, despite being list on the official injury report as questionable, NESN.com reports.

Gronkowski is expected to see a limited number of snaps in his first game back from ACL surgery, but should still be on the field for about half of the team's offensive players. Brady is not expected to be limited at all. 


Patriots unveil injury report for opening week of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Patriots have listed five players on their final injury report leading up to Sunday's opener against the Dolphins in Miami. Defensive tackle Chris Jones (ankle) and Michael Buchanan (ankle) were the only players ruled out for the game.

Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (hand) was a limited participant in practice all week and has been ruled as questionable. Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski were listed questionable but both are expected to play Sunday.

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski officially listed questionable for Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Patriots have officially listed quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable for Week 1 against the Dolphins in Miami, per the Boston Globe. Brady missed Thursday's session because of a calf injury, but returned to practice on Friday. His injury is not considered to be serious. Gronkowski has been limited throughout the week in practice, as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL.

Tom Brady returns to practice Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) As expected, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his return to the practice field on Friday, NESN Sports reports. Brady, who missed Thursday's session because of a calf injury, is not expected to be in danger of missing Sunday's season opener at Miami.

Brady has compiled at least 280 yards through the air in four of his last six games against the Dolphins.

Tom Brady: 'I'll be ready to go Sunday'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady does not believe a calf injury will keep him out Week 1, according to CSNNE.com.

Brady missed Thursday's practice due to a calf injury, but downplayed the severity of the issue. "Physically I had the day off but I got a lot of extra film, mental reps walkthroughs and such," Brady said. Brady admitted anything can happen between now and Sunday, but added "I’m looking forward to playing Sunday."


Report: Patriots being cautious with Tom Brady


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) The Patriots are being cautious with Tom Brady, according to the Boston Globe

Brady missed practice Thursday due to a calf injury. The issue is not believed to be serious. Brady doesn't often miss practices, but there's still a sense he'll play Sunday.


Tom Brady sits out due to calf injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) The Patriots listed Tom Brady as not participating in practice Thursday due to a calf injury. The Patriots play AFC East foe Miami Week 1.

Tom Brady not at Thursday practice; reason yet to be given


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is neither on the injured list or at practice Thursday. The team has yet to reveal why he is absent, according to several media reports.

Tom Brady looking to start fast vs. familiar foe


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is looking to bounce back from a subpar season a year ago, and he has a good chance to get started on the right foot as he opens the season against Miami in Week 1.

Brady faced the Dolphins twice in 2013 and had mixed results. He racked up 24 Fantasy points in a Week 15 showdown, but had just 8 in his first matchup earlier in the season. The Dolphins were actually one of the stingiest defenses in the league against quarterbacks a year ago, allowing just 14.5 Fantasy points per game, but Brady's most recent performance should be indicative of what he can do in Week 1.

Though the Dolphins were tough against quarterbacks a year ago, they did allow at least 15 Fantasy points to five of the last seven faced a year ago. Brady has passed for at least 280 yards in four of his last six games against the Dolphins, and should have his full complement of weapons available for Week 1, a luxury he didn't enjoy often a year ago.

Brady has been the fifth quarterback taken, on average, in CBSSports.com leagues, and should be considered a sure-fire No. 1 option for his first game. 


Report: Tom Brady 'not happy' with Logan Mankins trade


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "not happy" with the trade of guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers, reports Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. He added that Brady had an "emotional reaction" to the move, which landed New England tight end Timothy Wright and saved the team more than $5.7 million.

Tom Brady strikes twice in preseason tuneup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady found the end zone twice despite sitting out a series Friday night against the Panthers.

Brady worked the first two drives before head coach Bill Belichick pulled him out of the game in favor of Ryan Mallett with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter. The move was part of an experiment for Belichick, who wanted his backups to be prepared for emergency situations throughout the season.

Through two series he compiled 24 yards through the air while completing 4 of 6 passes. Mallett worked only one series with the first unit. Brady returned and found Shane Vereen on a wheel route for a 40-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He hooked up again with Vereen for a 6-yard strike early in the third.

Brady played into the third quarter and finished with 204 yards through the air while completing 17 of 21 passes. He added two touchdowns and no interceptions, registering a 138.9 passer rating.

Tom Brady picked off once, throws TD in first preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finally got his first taste of preseason action Friday night at home against Philadelphia.

Brady was sharp early on until he was intercepted by Cary Williams for a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. He bounced back with a 15-yard back-shoulder pass to Kenbrell Thompkins in the end zone. He worked two series with the first-team offense and completed 8 of 10 pass attempts for 81 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.


Tom Brady to sit, Ryan Mallett to start at Washington


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/7/2014) The Patriots will rest quarterback Tom Brady tonight at Washington and will start backup Ryan Mallett instead, a source told the Boston Herald. This will be only the fourth time in Brady's career as the Pats' starter where he'll sit out the team's opening preseason game. Brady is not believed to be injured.  

The paper believes that if Mallett looks good this preseason that he could end up being part of a trade. 


Tom Brady's favorite receiver is still Julian Edelman


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hit 11 of 14 passes in Monday's joint practice with the Redskins, and his favorite receiver was Julian Edelman, reports the Boston Globe. At one point Brady found Edelman on three straight throws.

Edelman caught a team-high 105 passes last year. Tight end Rob Gronkowski did not participate in the joint practice as the team manages his comeback from an ACL tear.


Tom Brady relies on Gronkowski


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/26/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady relies quite heavily on tight end Rob Gronkowski, reports ESPN. It will help Brady tremendously if Gronkowski plays 16 games coming off last year's torn ACL.

Gronkowski played seven games last season. The report says Brady completed 64.1 percent of his passes in the games Gronkowski played and 57.6 percent in the others.

Brady also targeted Gronkowski 66 times during that period, 17 more than any other Patriot.


QB coach working on Tom Brady's mechanics


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Tom Brady's private coach, Tom House, said he noticed several mechanical flaws in the veteran's performance last year.

"As he’s getting a little older you lose a little strength, you lose a little flexibility," House told the Boston Globe. "And what was happening was he was noticing that his accuracy and his long ball weren’t what they were three or four years ago. So we ran him through the computer, compared him to the models we have created for movement efficiency, and there were really, really small things that were causing his issues."

Brady was decent but not spectacular for the Patriots last year, completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 4,343 yards and 25 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.

"His front side was a little too rotational," House said. "He wasn’t maintaining his torque long enough.

"One of the things that we’ve learned about quarterbacking -- it’s not the length of the stride, it’s the timing of the stride. Tom is long and lanky," House said. "If Tom has an issue, he gets a little long. ... That’s one of the things that we focus on when we analyze Tom every year and we maintain during the season, is how quick does he get into the foot stride?"


Tom Brady says he feels better than he did at 25


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has started 89 straight games, said he's feeling better at age 36 than he did at 25, reports Sports Illustrated.

"It’s hard to explain this to people, but the commitment I make, in terms of keeping my body in shape and my nutrition right, should make me healthy," he said. "I feel better today than when I was 25, and I know that’s hard for people to believe, but I do. I work at it. Basically, I work all offseason to prepare my body to not get hurt. I can’t help the team if I’m on the sidelines. I’ve got to be durable."

Brady ranked 13th in Fantasy scoring among quarterbacks last season.


Patriots draft QB Jimmy Garoppolo


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) With the No. 62 pick in the NFL Draft, the Patriots selected quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from Eastern Illinois.

Garoppolo will be No. 3 on the depth chart for the Patriots behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett. He could be the eventual replacement for Brady if Mallett isn't with the Patriots beyond 2014 when he's a free agent.

A four-year starter, Garoppolo ran a unique offense that combined an up-tempo approach with a pure read philosophy at Eastern Illinois. The end result was a slew of plays week after week -- and the stats to match. Garoppolo threw for 13,156 passing yards and 118 touchdowns over four seasons and impressively had just nine interceptions over 568 pass attempts.

He's considered a smart, big enough quarterback with a good arm and a very fast release, but questions about his experience playing in the FCS rather than the FBS cloud his future. The Patriots have time to find out with Brady not going anywhere any time soon.