Despite the big win in Green Bay last week, it’s hard not to wonder if Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady could be in for more struggles against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on February 7. Brady did throw three touchdowns and 280 yards against the Packers in the NFC Championship game, but his stat line also included three interceptions. That makes his fantasy outlook for the big game a little cloudy.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs QB Tom Brady, $15,000
Brady has yet to complete more than 55.6 percent of his passes in any of the Buccaneers’ three playoff games so far. He stayed out of turnover trouble in the first two games, against Washington and New Orleans, and he didn’t look great throwing the ball against the Saints in the Divisional round.
The Chiefs defense allowed the league’s fourth-lowest completion rate in the regular season. They’ve managed to intercept both quarterbacks they’ve seen in the postseason so far.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Patrick Mahomes is obviously a better pick in fantasy this week, but that’s also where most of the action is going to be in DFS. This is a difficult matchup for Brady. I wouldn’t write him off completely, however, because if he can keep the ball safe, he’ll likely find a way to score, even if it’s not apt to happen on big plays. Brady’s a risk, but he’s also the kind of risk that could pay off for you.