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QB Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

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

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Summary

Free Agent Drew Brees gave the Saints a home town discount signing back with the team on a two-year $50 Million contract, with only $27 Million guaranteed. It was reported that at least one team offered $60 Million. He is very comfortable in the City of New Orleans and fits exceedingly well in Sean Payton's offense. It is going to be an exciting season in New Orleans as he approaches and likely sets the NFL record for career passing yards. Brees again led the NFL last season in completion percentage (72%) and averaged 8.1 yards per attempt, but dropped back to the pack with only 537 pass attempts (9th), 4,334 yards (4th) and 23 touchdowns (11th). His 537 attempts were the lowest in his twelve seasons in New Orleans, when he played all 16 games. In fact, over the previous seven seasons, he had averaged 656 passing attempts or 7 more passes per game than he threw last year. Brees' 23 passing touchdowns and 4,334 passing yards were also season lows for him with the Saints. He finished as QB10 in Footballguys.com scoring, his lowest ranking since 2004. Even with his decreased production, Brees still led the NFL last season in completions. He remains an iron man for the Saints and has missed only 2 games in 12 years. Even though he turned 39 in January, his play has remained elite. The 2018 season will mark the first time in the past four seasons that Brees has not lost his top receiver. In successive years beginning in 2015, he lost Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, and Brandin Cooks. Last season's decreased reliance on the passing game was the by-product of both a stronger running game and a greatly improved defense. The Saints ranked 5th in rushing a year ago, where they had finished no higher than 13th and three times below 24th over the previous five seasons. The defense had finished no better than 27th over that same period and rose to 17th last season. Perhaps the Saints heavy reliance on their passing game was mandated more than preferred. (May 4)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 6, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9
Overall Redraft - 72, 46, 53, 60
QB Dynasty - 17, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18, 20, 22, 24

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2015 NO 15 428 627 4870 32 11 24 14 1 2
2016 NO 16 471 673 5208 37 15 23 20 2 4
2017 NO 16 387 537 4334 23 8 33 12 2
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.6 381.0 545.0 * * * 27.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 400.0 565.0 * * * 28.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 380.0 550.0 * * * 25.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 403.0 602.0 * * * 31.0 * * *

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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: 65
QB: 7

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2018 Schedule

1vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2vs Cleveland Browns
3@ Atlanta Falcons
4@ New York Giants
5vs Washington Redskins
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Baltimore Ravens
8@ Minnesota Vikings
9vs Los Angeles Rams
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12vs Atlanta Falcons
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Pittsburgh Steelers
17vs Carolina Panthers