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What to do with Tom Brady in the 2021 NFC Championship

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Tom Brady ahead of the Bucs matchup up against the Packers in the NFC Championship.

Brady or Rodgers? Who to start at QB this weekend

So far, Tom Brady’s playoff performance has been solid, if unspectacular. He’s not exploding for fantasy points, but he is putting up solid numbers and has been mostly mistake free through the first two rounds. He has a chance to put up a similar performance in Green Bay on Sunday in the Divisional round. While his play may not be exciting, he does offer some solid fantasy football value this weekend.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs QB Tom Brady, $6,100

Brady threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns last week against the Saints. His completion percentage was an underwhelming 54 percent, and he only averaged six yards per attempt. Don’t let those numbers fool you; the Bucs were playing a tough defense that takes away a lot of the field for quarterbacks. He added another touchdown on a one-yard sneak. It’s also worth pointing out that he hasn’t turned the ball over since Week 12.

The Packers defense isn’t a pushover. However, even Jared Goff was able to muster 174 yards and a touchdown last week, without throwing an interception. The last time Brady took on the Packers, he had two touchdowns and 166 yards, back in Week 6, but Tampa’s defense helped out with the scoring in that one.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Brady’s the least expensive all four starting quarterbacks in action this week. No, he doesn’t have the ceiling that Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen, but he’s playing smart football and has an attractive two-touchdown floor that makes him a sneaky play to avoid the crowds flocking to Allen and Mahomes as well as guy who can save some money in DFS lineups. I’d think about stacking him with Mike Evans or Chris Godwin.