With the proliferation of committee backs across the NFL, the impact of a fantasy RB is no longer what it used to be. Of course there are exceptions to this such as if you are lucky enough to snag a Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, or Maurice Jones-Drew but as a whole, the NFL more than ever are using two backs a scheme to keep everyone fresh for a potential postseason run. So what we are seeing this fantasy draft season is that more than in recent memory, owners are getting are making the decision to grab their QB when slotted at the end of the first round instead of taking a RB that is less that the top of the heap. And as far as my opinion goes, I think this is a smart move. Let me explain:
With the widespread use of the committee with regards to running backs, the position is deeper than ever before and solid starters like Jonathan Stewart or Ronnie Brown can be hand as late as the sixth round based on mock draft central numbers. The QB position however is very shallow this season as there is a clear drop off after the top eight of Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Matt Schaub, and Tony Romo. That makes it more imperative to get a top QB before the third round is over or else you are looking at solid but not as steady names like Eli Manning, Kevin Kolb, Jay Cutler, etc.
So today in THE PLAYER ANALYZER, we look at Patriots QB Tom Brady who is falling a bit under the radar this drafting season. Brady on average is being selected 4th or 5th in drafts behind Manning, Rodgers, Brees, and sometimes Romo. This after two years ago being the NFL MVP when Brady broke the NFL record for most TD passes in a year. Is is the gruesome knee injury in 2008 that is making owners look the other way? Was ufabet ทีเด็ดบอลสเต็ป it the ragged play in the first half of last season before he went nuts the rest of the way??? Either way Brady is being undervalued so lets take a look at what we can expect from him this season.
For starters, there is this misconception that Brady has a bad year in 2009 when he made him comeback from the knee injury. That couldn’t be further from the truth as Brady finished with over 4,300 passing yards with 28 TD’s and 13 INT’s. That’s not 2008 numbers but top of the line fantasy QB numbers for sure. In fact Brady threw 2 more TD’s than Romo did. So the fact of the matter is that Brady made his way all the way back from the injury and looked like his old excellent self the second half of 2009. The injury is also something that owners shouldn’t think about as that was the only time that Brady has ever missed a game and he remains one of the toughest passers in the league. He certainly is more trustworthy in that department than Schaub and Romo who have had numerous injuries in their pasts and the injury issue is huge when it comes to the QB position; even more than at RB or WR. If a fantasy team loses their top QB, than the season most likely will turn into a disaster in a hurry. The loss of a top RB is no longer a death sentence due to all the committee backs flooding the market and WR is always the deepest position in fantasy. QB however is the shallowest and as we said after the top eight guys, things drop off in a hurry. That’s why Brady is so valuable and makes such a great pick. You know he will be there in the lineup come Sunday.