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Jakobi Meyers Emerging as Tom Brady’s “Favorite Target” in Early Camp, Fantasy Sleeper

Former NC State WR Jakobi Meyers may have gone undrafted, but he’s rapidly rising up Tom Brady’s totem pole (and our fantasy rankings). He’s been showered in praise nearly every day, to the point Meyers has reportedly emerged as “Brady’s favorite target.Meyers has made “several acrobatic” and “leaping grabs,” with the Herald gushing Meyers “makes at least one highlight reel play” a practice.

Beyond circus catches and more importantly, he’s been incredibly reliable. Meyers “knows how to get open… runs great routes… and is in the exact place Brady needs him to be.” AKA the recipe for long-term success in this uffense. Ultimately, this has led to Meyers hauling in 12/14 looks from the GOAT in early camp. 

On a roster devoid of proven pass-catchers beyond Julian Edelman and James White, Meyers could emerge with true fantasy value. He needs to be on every owner’s late round radar.

Though beat writers originally cautioned against overrating “Camp Highlights,” most came away especially encouraged after joint practices with the Lions. Here, Meyers was Brady’s preferred option, hauling in a team-high four looks during a “validating” performance in 11-on-11s. Particularly of note, “Brady immediately went to Meyers” in no-huddle drills, who proved to be “tough on any defender who attempted to cover him.”

Beyond reporters, Brady himself noted how impressive Meyers has been, while suggesting he could be carving out a meaningful role here:

“He’s done a great job and he’s taken advantage of his opportunities. I think that’s really what we try to stress to anybody. It really doesn’t matter – the football doesn’t care how old you are, whether you were drafted or not. The football doesn’t care how much experience you have.”

Belichick also raved about Meyers football IQ as a former QB:

“He’s a smart kid and he understands, and has versatility, understands the offense,” Belichick said.

“Whether that comes from his quarterback background, or his experience, or his intelligence, or his learning, I’m not really sure. But that’s not really an issue. He’s a smart kid, and he learns well.”

e he knows how to get open. He also knows how to read coverages well. (Former QB)

 

 

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