Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, and is the reigning Super Bowl MVP. Despite that, his excellent performances on the field don’t always translate into big fantasy numbers. 

Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the field prior to facing the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, he finished with 278.06 points, which was good for ninth among quarterbacks.

He completed 373 passes for 4,109 yards and 33 touchdowns with nine interceptions. As ever, Brady posted impressive numbers.

Barring the 2008 season when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1, Brady has only failed to surpass 4,000 passing yards twice in his past nine seasons.

What you get with Brady is consistency. You could argue that Brady is the best quarterback to ever play the game, and there are no signs of him slowing down.

Whereas a player like Tannehill or Manning bring certain risks, you know what you’re going to get with Brady. He rarely turns the football over, he elevates his teammates and he rarely loses.

Now, here’s why he’s so low on this list. At the time of writing, Brady will miss the opening four games of the season due to ‘Deflate-gate’. I’m expecting this suspension to be reduced somewhat, possibly to two games.

For now though, he falls this far. If he does indeed miss the opening four games, then you would be relying on your backup to carry you through a quarter of your season.

Adding in the fact that Brady isn’t regularly among the top-5 quarterbacks for fantasy football points, he falls on this list.

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