Monday, October 2, 2017

POLL: Passing yards and TDs for Jameis Winston in Week 5?

As you already know, Tom Brady is pretty good at football.

Despite the slow start in Week 1, Brady currently leads all quarterbacks in fantasy football points scored (97.66, 24.42 per game). Through a quarter season, Brady has a total of 1,399 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.

While no individual quarterback has been better over a four-game stretch, his (i.e., New England's) opposing quarterbacks have collectively been better.

All four opposing quarterbacks -- Alex Smith, Drew Brees, Deshaun Watson and Cam Newton -- have scored a total of 106.44 fantasy points (26.61 per game) in their matchups against the Patriots.

Not only have all four of these quarterbacks scored a minimum of 20 fantasy points per game, they have all thrown for 300-plus yards and multiple touchdowns. The Patriots have already allowed more 300/2 passing games this season than they did in all of 2016 (three such games).

This week, the Patriots will head to Tampa to face Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers.

Going into this game, Winston brings a two-game streak of 300-plus yards and two-plus scores against two good pass defenses -- 328 yards and two TDs at Minnesota in Week 3 and 332 yards and three TDs vs. NY Giants this past week.

Will Winston extend his streak (and that of New England's defense) with another 300/2 performance on Thursday night?