The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.
High Side: Devin Knotts
Drew Brees is heading into his 17th season as an NFL player and is coming off of a tremendous 2016 where he showed no signs of slowing down. Brees last season ranked second in completion percentage, first in passing yards, and first in passing attempts. This is a quarterback who continues to show that he has no signs of slowing down. Brees represents everything that you could ask for in a fantasy quarterback as you not only want a high scoring player at the highest scoring position, but you want high scoring consistently. Last season, Brees finished in the top five of fantasy points for quarterbacks six times which ranked him second behind Aaron Rodgers and tied with Russell Wilson and Tom Brady. However, where Brees separates himself is consistency. Brees has thrown for 4,870 yards or more in each of his last six seasons and has thrown for 32 or more touchdowns in each of his last nine seasons.