Tom Brady not likely playing more than half of Sunday’s game vs. Bills
Tom Brady won’t play the entire game on Sunday. We take a look at the fantasy implications.
Tom Brady started the season off slow. Throwing just one touchdown in each of his first four weeks, and an average of 197 passing yards through the same time frame, Brady finally began to heat up after the first quarter of the season. After his first four games, Brady finished the remainder of the season with an average of 297 passing yards and just under three touchdowns per game.
It appears as though Brady has little time to add to those numbers in Week 17. Brady is reported to only play the first half of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo bills.
@evansilva I mis-read that guy’s question. Think Brady plays a half, but Gronk little-to-no playing time
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) December 27, 2014
Fantasy impact: Fantasy owners that have been riding the success of Brady for most of the season are finally in a position of looking into other options. There’s simply no reason to start Brady on Sunday. Buffalo’s defense has been improving late in the season. While he did throw for 361 yards and four touchdowns against them in Week 6, it’s simply too risky to consider starting Brady for half of a game. Consider that the New England Patriots will want to get an early lead, but it’s very possible they limit Brady’s workload in the pocket as much as possible.