QB Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

6-1, 220Born: 1-15-1979College: PurdueDrafted: Round 2, pick 32 (2001)

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Summary

Brees finished as a low QB1 last year, although his numbers rebounded a bit from his 2017 low point. He was still a severe feast/famine fantasy quarterback whose reputation is probably a bit ahead of his reality at this point. He did get an upgrade at tight end and has potential growth from some young wide receivers to harvest along with hopefully better health from Cameron Meredith. He's not going to be a great value unless Latavius Murray goes down, but Brees has a lot of NFC South matchups in November, which often yield shootouts. There's more upside than downside here, but his floor games can be lethal for your week. (May 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 9, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 16, 19
Overall Redraft - 79, 51
QB Dynasty - 21, 13, 15, 19, 23, 23, 26

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2016 NO 16 471 673 5208 37 15 23 20 2 4
2017 NO 16 387 537 4334 23 8 33 12 2
2018 NO 15 364 489 3992 32 5 31 22 4 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.5 361.0 520.0 * * * 26.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 381.0 520.0 * * * 28.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 380.0 555.0 * * * 30.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 394.0 593.0 * * * 36.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Drew Brees's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 79
QB: 8

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Latest News

Saints | Drew Brees was tops on third downs (Tue Jun 25, 01:48 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees paced all quarterbacks in 2018 with a adjusted third-down completion rate of 78.7 percent, according to Pro Football Focus.

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Saints | Saints have no timeline for Drew Brees (Tue Jun 18, 01:36 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees turned 40 in January, but the team is dealing with the situation on a year-to-year basis. 'I think we look at it in terms of, 'Hey, this year,' you know? And man, he had a great season last year, and we expect a great season this year,' Saints general manager Loomis said recently. 'And so for as long as he wants to play and can play, he's going to have that opportunity.'

Our View: Thanks to restructured contract that pushes a $10-million-plus cap hit to 2020, Brees will count more than $21 million against the cap that season (whether or not he's on the team), and number will increase if Brees isn't signed to a new deal that will kick some of that hit over future seasons. Saints GM Mickey Loomis says that Brees can be the quarterback of the Saints 'as long as he wants to.'
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2019 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Los Angeles Rams
3@ Seattle Seahawks
4vs Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ Jacksonville Jaguars
7@ Chicago Bears
8vs Arizona Cardinals
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Atlanta Falcons
11@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12vs Carolina Panthers
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15vs Indianapolis Colts
16@ Tennessee Titans
17@ Carolina Panthers