New England Patriots: Week 5 fantasy projection for Tom Brady
By Nick Ziegler
With Week 5 of the fantasy football season here, what can we expect from Tom Brady against the Indianapolis Colts?
The New England Patriots were able to bounce back in Week 4 after a few tough weeks with an impressive performance against the Miami Dolphins.
During the two-game skid for the Patriots, the offense was one of the reasons why they struggled. While the matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars was not an easy one, there was no excuse for the poor showing against the Lions.
The matchup against the Lions looked like a golden one for fantasy owners, but it ended up being one of Brady’s worst games in recent memory. Fortunately for owners of Brady, he was able to bounce back with the rest of the team against the Dolphins.
In the win, Brady totaled 274 passing yards and three touchdown passes. However, Brady was intercepted twice in the game, which knocked him down a few points. Overall, it was a much better showing for Brady and his fantasy owners should have confidence in him heading into Week 5 against the Colts.
So far this season, the Colts have been in the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. However, the Patriots will certainly get a boost playing at home on Thursday Night Football in this one.
For Brady, he will also be getting one of his favorite targets back in Julian Edelman. After serving his four-game suspension, Edelman will be making his season debut against the Colts. This could very well be the first time that we see Edelman, Josh Gordon, and Rob Gronkowski on the field together. If that’s the case, we could see a great game for Brady.
Since this is a Thursday night game, the Patriots might look to lessen the workload of Sony Michel a bit. After totaling 25 carries, Michel will not be as fresh for Thursday, and the Patriots might look to throw the ball a bit more to save his touches.
With the Patriots being a big favorite and with a high implied total, this could be one of the best fantasy games for Brady this season.