With the quarterback position being one of the most over saturated in all of fantasy football, you may be thinking that you should just avoid drafting New England Patriots passer Tom Brady altogether. But if you can get Brady in the right round then he could be the steal of your draft that could help get you a championship.
Because of Brady’s 4-game suspension related to the #deflategate scandal in last season’s AFC championship game, and because of an inconveniently placed week four bye, Brady won’t be seeing any action until week six of this season. But another way to look at that is that Brady will play every game from week 6 through week 17 of this season.
So, if you can get a guy that can help you through the first six weeks, like a Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Eli Manning or Matt Ryan, then you are in golden shape. Not to mention you will have some serious trade bait for someone in your league who may be struggling at the quarterback position early on.
When you really think about it, the real question isn’t if you should draft Tom Brady. It’s when should you draft Tom Brady. I think that drafting Tom Brady any time after the start of round 8 in a standard 10-team format is an appropriate spot to take him. Just make sure that you will be able to grab a guy sometime after that can start the first five weeks for you. It is extremely possible and downright likely that you will be able to fill up your RB & WR roles for rounds 1-7 and still be able to get Brady in the 8th, and a high level fantasy passer like Eli or Rivers in the 9th/10th.
Like I said, the quarterback position is over saturated right now, so the key when drafting is to make sure you don’t take a fantasy passer too early. If you see guys coming off the draft board early don’t panic! Just collect RB’s, WR’s and maybe even a TE. When drafting a fantasy quarterback, remember this simple rule – Wait late, draft great!