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Fantasy Football 2011: Tom Brady Ranked 4th In ESPN's QB Rankings

Preparing for your looming fantasy football draft? Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is a quarterback you'll want to aim for if you're looking to win your league title - or so says The Worldwide Leader.

ESPN's 2011 Fantasy Football Quarterback rankings lists Brady as the fourth best quarterback. The rankings project Brady to throw for 32 touchdowns and 4,110 passing yards, good for a whopping 280 fantasy points using ESPN's standard points accumulation settings.

Who are the three quarterbacks better to draft than Brady? Reigning Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles's comeback kid Michael Vick and former Super Bowl champ Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. While Vick, Brees and Brady are a mere point apart in projected points, ESPN projects that Rodgers could amass 311 points - 29 more points than Vick at number two.

ESPN's rankings also include a few quarterbacks with Massachusetts ties. Former Boston College QB turned Atlanta Falcons starter Matt Ryan comes in at spot number 11, with a projected 242 points. Harvard's own Ryan Fitzpatrick is the 24th best on the list, though the Buffalo Bills QB is ranked fifth if you're looking for a signal caller who will gain you some rushing yards as well. BC's Matt Hasselbeck is ranked 29th as he starts a new chapter in his career with the Tennessee Titans.

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