Why fantasy owners should fade Tom Brady in drafts

Yahoo Fantasy espert Dalton Del Don weighs in on the fantasy outlook for the 42-year-old Bucs quarterback

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DALTON DEL DON: The main fantasy question for this year's Bucs is whether to buy Tom Brady, who likely has his best supporting cast ever, or whether to fade the 43-year-old. And to me, he's a strong fade coming off last year's second half that saw him get just 5.9 YPA. You look at the advance stats-- CPOE. It's bottom of the barrel stuff.

Hell, Peyton Manning won MVP at age 37. 18 months later, he was out of the league. Tom Brady's four years older than that. He'll now be having to switch conferences, switch coaching staffs, switch systems. Yes, it'll be terrific teammates and awesome weapons. But man, history suggests at his age at that position, not to mention the short off-season, I would just be very, very cautious given the Bucs ADP in fantasy leagues and given his decline over the second half last year.