- Stephen A. credits Brady for Bucs' win vs. Packers
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News: 3 days agoBrady isn't practicing Wednesday, but he's out on the field with his teammates and the team has confirmed his lack of participation isn't related to injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Spin: A Brady absence of any kind is naturally always newsworthy, but Laine's report assuages any fears of the future Hall of Famer being beset by injury. Brady is coming off his lowest passing yardage total of the season (166) in a win over the Packers, but one that was complemented by two touchdowns and no interceptions in a comfortable 38-10 win for the Buccaneers.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: In case you were living under a rock during the offseason, Tom Brady is now on the Buccaneers. The 43-year-old hasn't been much of a fantasy force in recent seasons, having finished 12th or worse among QBs in fantasy points in three of the past four seasons and four of the past seven. He's also coming off arguably his worst professional season (24 pass TDs, 61% completion rate, 6.6 YPA). Of course, there's plenty of reason to expect a bounce-back in Tampa, as his top targets go from Julian Edelman, James White and Mohamed Sanu to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and old friend Rob Gronkowski. Brady adds very little with his legs but avoids turnovers and figures to push the ball downfield more in Bruce Arians' high-volume, pass-first attack. Consider the GOAT a back-end QB1.