Fantasy Football Week 7: Projection for Tom Brady
By Nick Ziegler
With Week 7 of the fantasy football season here, what can we expect from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady against the Atlanta Falcons?
On Sunday Night Football in Week 7, we will be treated to one of the best matchups of the year. The New England Patriots will be hosting the Atlanta Falcons in a Super Bowl rematch. This rematch will certainly be a dream for fantasy football owners.
This, of course, will be the first time that the two teams have played since the great comeback win by the Patriots. In that game, Tom Brady was able to have a great second half, and ended up being named Super Bowl MVP.
Despite being 40-years-old, Brady hasn’t missed a step this season. So far in 2017, Brady has totaled 1,959 passing yards, 13 touchdown passes, and just two interceptions. Brady has been great for fantasy owners so far this year as one of the top fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL.
Last week, the Jets did a pretty good job limiting Brady, as he totaled 257 passing yards, two touchdown passes, and one interception. By Brady standards, this was a mediocre week. However, most fantasy owners were likely pleased with the performance of Brady.
This week, Brady will have a golden matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Even though the Falcons rank in the middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, they aren’t a team that is going to slow down Brady.
In the past few weeks, the Falcons have struggled against the AFC East. With losses to both the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, the Falcons are in need of a win. This will surely be an emotional game for the Falcons after the choke in Super Bowl.
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With this game being expected to be one of the highest scoring games of the week, the Patriots will likely be scoring in the upper 20s to low 30s. If the Patriots are going to put up around 30 points in this game, expect to see a good game from Brady.
Projection: 330 passing yards and three passing touchdowns.