PRESENTED BY Clone490146562_893660388_logo_stb

Tom Brady delights fantasy owners as he connects with receivers

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady put together a solid performance in Week 4, throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns. We break down the fantasy implications.

Two weeks into the 2013 NFL season, fantasy football owners were growing concerned about Tom Brady's performances. Brady and his wide receivers were struggling to get on the same page, and it was costing people who drafted Brady early on. There is still work to be done, but Brady and his receivers are slowly getting on the same page. Brady had his best performance of the season in Week 4, as he threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

Brady focused his efforts on wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Julian Edelman. Of Brady's 31 pass attempts, 20 were to those two receivers. He targeted Aaron Dobson three times, but the rookie receiver departed in the third quarter with a neck injury.

Fantasy impact: Brady owners are likely breathing a sigh of relief after this performance. The Falcons secondary is weak, but getting the big performance nonetheless is still important. Brady was teetering on the brink for fantasy owners to consider other options. After back-to-back two touchdown performances, Brady is back to being a slightly safer play.

He faces the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5. It is a tough matchup, but there is a decent chance he has Rob Gronkowski back in the fold. Danny Amendola is still a question mark, but even just having Gronk back would be a huge lift.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.