Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
@ 4 16
@ 5 16
vs 19 19
vs 31 23
vs 30 22
@ 20 20
@ 9 18
vs 29 21
vs 3 16
vs 18 19
BYE
- -
@ 10 19
vs 5 16
@ 13 19
vs 14 19
@ 11 19
vs 9 18
@ 30 22
Player Outlook
All Brady has done since arriving in Tampa Bay is produce, averaging over 25 Fantasy points per game. He even averaged 1.1 more points per game in 2021 than in 2020. You could argue he's too old to succeed, but you'd be relying on an argument that's been wrong for the better part of the past five years. You could complain that he won't have his full allotment of pass-catchers, which might be a realistic problem in September, but Brady's done more with less in the past and deserves the benefit of the doubt. You could point out his tough schedule, but you'd only be half-right because the Bucs have it tough early on and then have a mostly favorable slate from Week 10 on. Besides, Brady's posted big numbers on everyone except New Orleans. Brady remains not just a reliable Fantasy starter but a Draft Day bargain (we like him after 60th overall) because as many as five other quarterbacks will get chosen before him. That's also the case in Superflex and two-QB leagues, although he'll be a top-20 choice in those formats, so it won't feel quite like a bargain.

Fantasy Stats

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Year yds
Passing Yards
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Touchdown Passes
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Interceptions Thrown
yds
Rushing Yards
td
Rushing Touchdowns
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2022
2021 5316 43 12 81 2 46027.1
2020 4633 40 12 6 3 41726.1
3y Avg. 4669 36 11 40 3 39824.9
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Fantasy Performance by Week
98%
Roster
90%
Start
#5
QB Rank

Fantasy News

  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Away for personal reasons

    Coach Todd Bowles said that Brady will remain away from the team for personal reasons until after Tampa Bay's preseason matchup against the Titans on Aug. 20, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bowles confirmed that Brady's absence is due to personal reasons when asked if the veteran was dealing with any health issues, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com, and he noted that the matter was discussed before the start of training camp. Until Brady's return, quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Kyle Trask and Ryan Griffin will lead Tampa Bay's offense. As Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports, Bowles only committed to saying his confidence is "pretty high" that Brady will start in Week 1, so this is a situation fantasy managers will need to monitor.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Returns to practice Saturday

    Brady was back in practice Saturday after being absent for the Buccaneers' last two training camp sessions, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Brady had Wednesday's practice off due to his birthday, and he'd been excused from Friday's session for personal reasons. However, the future Hall of Famer was back on the field and participating in full Saturday, throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller in a red-zone drill and also continuing to build impressive chemistry with newcomer Russell Gage, according to Brianna Dix of the team's official site.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Won't play in preseason opener

    Brady and some of the Buccaneers' other starters will be held out of the team's Aug. 13 preseason opener against the Dolphins, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Brady didn't play in the 2020 preseason but then attempted 16 passes in two games in his second year with Tampa Bay in 2021. His 2022 projection has gotten a bit better in recent weeks with Chris Godwin (knee) avoiding the PUP list to start training camp and with the Bucs signing Julio Jones shortly thereafter. Blaine Gabbert likely will start at quarterback in Tampa's preseason opener.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Finally past MCL issue

    Brady noted Wednesday that he feels his left knee is finally back to full health after the MCL surgery he underwent in June 2021, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Brady originally suffered an MCL tear in the knee back in 2019 while still with the Patriots, but he never addressed the issue that following offseason due to his belief the injury would heal on its own. That led to the future Hall of Famer playing his 2020 debut, Super Bowl-winning campaign with the Buccaneers while managing the injury, and the knee reportedly still didn't feel all the way back to full strength throughout last season after the surgery. Consequently, Brady notes this offseason has been the first time he's felt unrestricted with respect to his leg in three years, which has allowed him to engage in sprint work for his mobility and other similar workouts that weren't possible before.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Restructures contract

    The Buccaneers have restructured Brady's 2022 contract, a move that creates $9 million in salary cap space for the team, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports. The report notes that prior to restructuring Brady's deal, the team had just shy of $4.4 million in cap space ahead of next week's NFL draft. Now the Bucs have added resources to sign rookies, as well as potentially add more veteran free agents, with tight end Rob Gronkowski an intriguing option on that front if he decides to play in 2022. In any case, Brady -- who turns 45 in August -- remains on track to become an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Should have continuity on offense

    Brady should remain in what is now a familiar offensive system despite the retirement of Bruce Arians, as he'll still be working under offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The future Hall of Famer's brief retirement came to an end shortly before Arians' sudden decision to call it a coaching career himself. However, Brady certainly won't have to adapt to a new offensive system, despite the architect of the one he's thrived in the last two seasons no longer donning a headset. In Leftwich, Brady will still be working under the same coordinator that's helped the legendary signal-caller rack up 9,949 yards and 83 touchdown passes across his last 33 regular-season games. Moreover, with new head coach Todd Bowles almost certain to give Leftwich significant autonomy over the offensive side of the ball, it's highly conceivable Brady will have an even bigger voice in the overall scheme during the coming season.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Makes retirement official

    Brady announced Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he has retired from the NFL after 22 seasons. Brady spent time mulling a decision on his future after rumors of his retirement were pre-emptively floated Saturday, but the seven-time Super Bowl champion has ultimately decided to hang up his cleats following an age-44 season in which he compiled over 5,000 passing yards and 43 touchdowns. The three-time league MVP will leave the game as the NFL's all-time leader in passing touchdowns (624), passing yards (85,520), career wins (243) and Pro Bowl selections (15), and he's a lock to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when first eligible. Brady's decision to step away from the NFL leaves major questions at quarterback for a Buccaneers roster that could see a lot of other talent depart in free agency this offseason.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Still contemplating future

    Brady relayed on his Let's Go podcast on SiriusXM on Monday that he hasn't made a decision on his future, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. "I'm still going through the process I said I was going through," Brady said. "When the time is right, I'll be ready to make a decision one way or the other." On Saturday, Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Brady was poised to retire after 22 seasons, but his agent Don Yee later noted in a statement that the quarterback had yet to reach such a conclusion. Members of the Buccaneers, including GM Jason Light and coach Bruce Arians, later backed up Yee, per Michael Silver of Bally Sports. Brady's own comments Monday are consistent with that line of thinking, with no determination imminent on his playing status.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Not officially retired yet

    Brady's agent, Don Yee, said in a statement Saturday that his client hasn't yet formally decided to retire from the NFL, Adam Schefter of ESPN report. Meanwhile, Michael Silver of Bally Sports reports that the veteran quarterback has not informed general manager Jason Licht or head coach Bruce Arians about his decision to retire, though the matter seems likely a formality after Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN reported earlier Saturday that Brady was bringing an end to a Hall of Fame career. Considering Brady's own company posted on its Twitter account a career achievement rundown in celebration of the seven-time Super Bowl winner -- which has since been deleted -- it would be a surprise if the 44-year-old elected to play in 2022. Expect more news to eventually come from Brady's camp in the coming days.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Set to retire

    Brady plans to announce his retirement Saturday from the NFL, Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The greatest quarterback of all time will officially end his career after 22 seasons. The seven-time Super Bowl champion led the NFL in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns in 2021, but after the Buccaneers' divisional-round loss to the Rams last weekend, various reports pointed in the direction of the five-time Super Bowl MVP likely calling it a career. The three-time league MVP will leave the game as the NFL's all-time leader passing touchdowns (624), passing yards (85,520), career wins (243) and Pro Bowl selections (15).
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Won't join new team, might retire

    Brady isn't likely to make his way to a new team this offseason, instead deciding between retirement and another year with the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Brady is 44 and at one point went on record saying he'd like to play until he's at least 45, but a number of recent reports suggest he's considering retirement over a third year with Tampa. He's technically signed through 2022 on a deal that pays him well below his open-market value even after incentives are added, though it doesn't seem compensation will be a sticking point this offseason, as Brady could've earned more when he left New England if that had been his goal. While the Bucs surely prefer he makes a decision sooner than later, Brady's status and importance to the team should afford him time to decide. He'll likely take at least a few weeks to mull things over in the aftermath of a dramatic loss to the Rams in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Comes up just short in wild loss

    Brady completed 30 of 54 passes for 329 yards with a touchdown and an interception during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday. He also rushed once for no gain and lost a fumble. Taking the field hours after some sudden rumblings about his future surfaced, Brady didn't exactly put together a convincing body of work in a first half during which the Buccaneers punted on three possessions and ended two others with a missed field goal and an interception. The offense largely remained stuck in the mud for a good chunk of the second half as well, but Brady and his teammates gave the Tampa faithful one final thrill in the team's title-defense season when he connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans with 3:20 remaining to bring the Bucs within a touchdown and then led a seven-play drive following a Cam Akers fumble that culminated in a Leonard Fournette game-tying nine-yard touchdown run. Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp would go on to crush the Buccaneers' hopes on the Rams' ensuing game-winning drive, but Brady finished with a strong stat line for fantasy purposes after looking like he'd seriously underwhelm from that perspective for much of the afternoon. The focus will now undoubtedly turn to the Hall of Famer's future, which may take some time to become clearer following the abrupt end to a quest for a second straight Super Bowl title.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Could retire after postseason

    Brady plans to take time after Tampa Bay's postseason run concludes before deciding whether he'll return for a 23rd NFL season in 2022 or retire, Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com report. Brady, 44, has previously spoken of his goal being to play through his age-45 season, but the possibility of his departure following the season is a topic that has started to gain traction within the Tampa Bay organization over the past three weeks, according to the report. Despite playing at a high level in 2021 -- he started all 17 regular-season contests and completed 67.5 percent of his throws for 7.4 yards per attempt and a 43:12 TD:INT ratio -- the seven-time Super Bowl champion wants to take a month or longer after the playoffs to assess how he feels physically and mentally while also gauging his family's desires. After a dominant win over the Eagles in the wild-card round, Brady and the Buccaneers will host the Rams in the divisional round Sunday.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Solid showing to open postseason

    Brady completed 29 of 37 passes for 271 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Sunday. Brady and the Bucs ended up enjoying a tune-up game in the opening salvo of their postseason, with Tampa Bay jumping out to a 31-0 lead relatively early in the second half to essentially remove any doubt as to the outcome. Brady was even more efficient than usual, averaging 7.3 yards per attempt in a mistake-free performance and navigating four sacks. The future Hall of Famer unsurprisingly focused on Mike Evans the most when taking to the air to the tune of nine completions, 117 yards and a touchdown, but he also leveraged the presence of Giovani Bernard and Rob Gronkowski on 10 additional occasions for the bulk of the rest of his production. Brady and teammates now await their divisional-round opponent, with Tampa Bay set to take on either the Rams or Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium next weekend.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Clean effort in finale

    Brady completed 29 of 37 passes for 326 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 41-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Working with a particularly short-handed receiving corps, Brady still found a way to generate a very fantasy-friendly effort, tossing a touchdown pass to Le'Veon Bell and two to Mike Evans. The future Hall of Famer finished the regular season with a career-high 5,316 passing yards across 17 games, an astounding figure he complemented with a 43:12 TD:INT. While he was able to get by in fine fashion with a makeshift pass-catching corps against a Panthers secondary missing Stephon Gilmore (reserve/COVID-19) on Sunday, it remains to be seen how Brady and the air attack will stack up against a much higher caliber of competition in the upcoming postseason.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Leads team to adversity-filled win

    Brady completed 34 of 50 passes for 410 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Buccaneers' 28-24 win over the Jets on Sunday. While it had to have been the diametric opposite of how the Buccaneers planned to start the new calendar year, the defending champions were able to persevere through an unexpectedly difficult game replete with adverse circumstances thanks in large part to Brady's coolness and effectiveness when it mattered most. Down by four points after an afternoon full of uneven offensive play, the future Hall of Famer helmed a memorable nine-play, 93-yard drive that began just before the two-minute warning and which he capped off with a game-winning 33-yard touchdown pass to Cyril Grayson. Earlier in the second half, Brady had lost a key pass catcher when Antonio Brown opted to leave the field due to some sort of sideline dispute and never returned, and he also had to deal with a feisty Jets secondary that was able to keep him and his receiving corps off balance for long stretches of the contest. Brady's yardage total actually was only his third highest of the season, as he'd already put together another pair of 400-yard efforts over the first five games. Brady's steady and talented hand undoubtedly will be key in pushing the Buccaneers forward past the Brown controversy and into a Week 18 finale against the Panthers before the postseason begins.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Steady effort in win

    Brady completed 18 of 30 passes for 232 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He also rushed once for 11 yards. Considering he was playing without Mike Evans (hamstring), Chris Godwin (IR/knee) and pass-catching back extraordinaire Leonard Fournette (hamstring), Brady cobbled together a solid, albeit modest, performance. The future Hall of Famer unsurprisingly bestowed an avalanche of attention on Antonio Brown, who brought in 10 of 15 Brady attempts for 101 yards. Brady could have Evans back in the fold for a Week 17 road trip to the Big Apple to face the Jets, which would give him a very good chance of boosting his production against what has been a vulnerable secondary for the majority of the season.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Hounded in shutout loss

    Brady completed 26 of 48 pass attempts for 214 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 9-0 loss to the Saints. Brady lost his two top outside threats in the first half of this contest, but it may not have made much of a difference with how relentless the Saints' defense performed. The ageless wonder was outmatched by a defensive unit for what felt like the first time this season, getting sacked a season-high four times and losing a fumble on his lone rushing attempt. It was the first time a Brady-led offense has been shut out since 2006, which is even more surprising when you consider that Tampa Bay had the highest-scoring offense heading into Week 15. The superstar quarterback has shown the ability to bounce back from poor performances in the past, but he will have to earn it against the Panthers -- who allow the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks -- next Sunday, especially if Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (knee) are unable to suit up.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Navigates tough matchup in win

    Brady completed 25 of 34 passes for 226 yards with a touchdown and an interception while adding two yards on two rushes in the Buccaneers' 38-31 win over the Colts on Sunday. The Colts have been effective limiting wide receiver production for most of the season, and with that coming to fruition again Sunday, Brady was forced to seek out alternative paths to success through the air. It led to relatively muted numbers overall for the future Hall of Famer, as he largely focused on Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette when dropping back and didn't complete a pass longer than 32 yards. Brady did throw his sixth interception over Antonio Brown's (ankle) four-game absence as well, with Sunday's matchup likely one where he particularly missed the playmaking dynamic he offers as the third receiver. Brady may have a chance to have a fully healthy receiving corps and will draw an easier matchup on paper overall in a Week 13 road divisional clash against the Falcons.
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  • Buccaneers' Tom Brady: Tops 300 yards with two TDs

    Brady completed 30 of 46 passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 30-10 win over the Giants. Brady opened the game with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin on a screen. Although he subsequently had another screen glance off Mike Evans' shoulder and get intercepted deep in Bucs' territory, Brady went back to Evans for a five-yard score in the second half. Overall, he comfortably picked apart the Giants defense with four different targets catching six passes, three of whom reached at least 65 receiving yards as well. In doing so, the 44-year-old's night was over midway through the fourth quarter in the blowout, affording him a little extra rest ahead of an enticing Week 12 matchup versus the Colts.
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