NFL fantasy football: Tom Brady more confident than ever

Brady ‘never felt better': They are the words that make defensive coordinators cringe and fantasy owners rejoice. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he has “never had more confidence” throwing the football. That’s a big statement for a man who is a sure thing for the Hall of Fame once his career is done. It’s also potentially a vote of confidence for a guy who is going into 2013 with some of his best weapons either hurting or possibly missing. There’s no reason to believe he won’t be among fantasy’s top QBs yet again, but it’s hard to be quite as high on him if he doesn’t have his full complement of pass-catchers.

Vick gets running tips: After 12 seasons in the National Football League, you’d think a player will have learned just about everything there is to know about the game. So it’s a surprise when Michael Vick says new Eagles coach Chip Kelly taught him the proper way to hold a football. Huh? That statement is probably more of an indictment of Vick’s previous coaches than the player himself. But it provides hope that the veteran QB can curb some of the fumbling problems that have plagued him during his career. Last season, Vick fumbled 11 times — fourth-most in the league — and lost five of them. Hopefully Kelly’s instruction brings that number down.

Goodson future in limbo?: Three and Out generally stays away from the police blotter, but after Mike Goodson’s arrest on multiple gun and drug charges last week, it becomes noteworthy for fantasy owners. While Chris Ivory was likely to win the starting running back job for the Jets, Goodson was likely to see some time in third-down situations and possibly around the goal line. Now Goodson’s future with the team could be in jeopardy. The Jets haven’t suggested anything publicly about what they plan to do with the running back, but one would have to imagine that his footing is a lot less sure than it was a week ago.

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