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How to Win in Fantasy Football After Drafting Tom Brady

Tom Brady's Suspension Revoked!

Original 7/28

You should still feel confident drafting Tom Brady, at a nice value actually, but have to do some SERIOUS homework and have five weeks worth of backup QBs in mind.  Brady would have been a 4th or 5th round pick if not suspended and can now be had in the 8th round.  In order to get him, you will have to pass up on:
  • QBs like Ryan Tannehill and Matthew Stafford
  • RBs like Joique Bell and Tre Mason
  • WRs like Larry Fitzgerald and Markus Wheaton
  • TEs like Julius Thomas and Owen Daniels

Let's assume that you play in a 12 team league and that the top 15 QBs are drafted.  That leaves Brady's owner with the opportunity to draft Ryan Tannehill, Phillip Rivers or Sam Bradford as a 2nd QB, or play the waiver wire each week, picking from the following QBs:

We are going to ignore the Bills (Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor), Browns (Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel), and Texans (Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett) QB situation for now. 

Week 1

Will be updated continuously
  1. Palmer vs Saints 
  2. Dalton @ Raiders
  3. Flacco @ Broncos
  4. Cutler vs Packers
  5. Bridgewater @ 49ers - MNF
  6. Kaepernick vs Vikings - MNF
  7. Carr vs Bengals
  8. A. Smith vs Texans
  9. Cousins vs Dolphins
  10. Jimmy Garoppolo vs Steelers - TNF
  11. Winston vs Titans
  12. Foles vs Seahawks
  13. Fitzpatrick vs Browns
  14. Mariota @ Bucs
  15. Bortles vs Panthers
Not many good matchups available for those that will most likely be available. Palmer is coming back from injury but could put up big numbers with quality WRs in Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown

Dalton and A.J. Green could go off for a long TD or two, but the Raiders defense is much improved and the Bengals feature two RBs that will get their touches in Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.  The return of Marvin Jones helps.

Flacco is going to continue developing some chemistry with rookie Breshad Perriman and Kamar Aiken is going to have prove he can play in the slot for Flacco to be successful in Week 1.  Just pray Steve Smith Sr. doesn't get ejected from the game, going up against Aqib Talib!

Cutler is just so bad against the Packers for his career. 

I really like Bridgewater with Adrian Peterson back and Mike Wallace as an added weapon, but who know what the 49ers defense will play like in 2015 plus it's Teddy's 1st season opener.

We will create a new post for each of the first 5 weeks of NFL and fantasy football action as the season progresses!

Suspension update - 7/28

The NFL has upheld its four game suspension of the New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.  The NFL claims Brady destroyed the cell phone containing over 10,000 text messages worth of evidence.  Brady will be eligible to return to the Patriots and fantasy football teams in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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