New England Patriots: Fantasy projection for Tom Brady in Week 1

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We'll see if the Patriots can overcome the loss of wide receiver Julian Edelman (suspended for the season's first four games) against a risky defense, and if their offensive line can hold off the pressure of J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney.

"Once you stop, you're done and I think that I'm not ready to say I'm done, because I don't feel like I am". "I'm just trying to avoid those the best ways I can". Obviously the last two years we've said the same thing.

It's time to move past the Facebook Watch documentary on 41-year-old Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - Wednesday's release of the epilogue reiterating his desire to play five more years - and move on to his anticipated 2018 regular-season debut against Houston at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. "Phillip (Dorsett) and Chris (Hogan) obviously I played a lot with them past year, Cordarrelle (Patterson) is new and he's done some good things, obviously, the reason why he's here". "It's always a good challenge and so for us to open up the season against a team like that and a player like Tom, it's a great challenge right out the gate". "He's very talented. He's got a great motor and is very instinctive". Watt did not miss a start over his first five seasons in the league. I still feel that there's things to accomplish.

"I actually didn't wear a knee brace back then", said Brady. Watt broke his left leg in Week 5 against Kansas City, his season-ending surgery capping the number of games Watt played over the 2016-17 seasons at eight.

According to an ESPN bombshell report, the presence of his trainer/health food guru/business partner caused a rift among players and between Brady and Coach Bill Belichick. He's a really good player and he's been productive in the league. He has a lot of company up there, too. They hope that group is a big difference in getting this season off to a good start. DE Adrian Clayborn had career-high 9 1/2 sacks with Falcons last season as was signed as free agent.

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"The biggest thing that I've learned over the last two years is taking everything one day at a time". He also developed such a knack for using his huge hands to swat down passes at the line that he earned the nickname "J.J".

It was more of the same in late August, this time with Boston radio station WEEI, leading football followers to wonder why Brady was so touchy about the topic. Patriots have won last five regular-season meetings and are 4-0 at home vs. Texans.

Watt, who Texans fans booed on 2011 draft night, used to worry about proving people who doubted him wrong.

"I've realized there's people that doubt the best players in the history of the game", he said. And maybe just caring about things that really matter like my family, like people's health. "I'm really excited for where we're at, where we're going, what we got to do". It was a very strong year for Brady, and he certainly helped his fantasy owners last year.

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