QB Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

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

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Brees left the Week 2 game with a thumb injury. He's having surgery and could miss six or more weeks.

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 21): There's an outside chance Brees will be ready to face the Cardinals this week, and he's almost sure to return in Week 10, getting Atlanta and then Tampa and Atlanta again in two of the next three weeks.

General News (Mon Oct 21): will return to practice this week with an eye on returning for Week 8, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett. "We'll see how it goes. I'd love to. It's a goal," Brees told ESPN after the New Orleans Saints won their fifth straight game without him on Sunday at Chicago. When asked if he considers it a realistic goal, based on the medical evaluations of his thumb injury and how he has felt throwing the ball in recent weeks, Brees said, "I hope so."

Week 8: vs Arizona Cardinals

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 vs TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 at JAX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 vs ARI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 3 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

The verdict is in and Brees is hoping to only miss 6-8 weeks after having surgery on his thumb. The Saints will look to Teddy Bridgewater in his stead and hope to still be in playoff contention when he returns.

2019 Week 2 vs LAR (3 / 5 / 38 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Continuing with the theme of not being the game that everyone was expecting, Brees had a very rough outing. On the first drive of the game he gave up a fluke interception where it looked like Jared Cook had come down with the catch before the ball was jarred loose by a big Eric Weddle hit and landed on top of a few bodies on the ground before being picked up by John Johnson. Brees was then hit in the hand by Aaron Donald on the next series and his day was done. He remained dressed on the sideline with a wrap on his hand for the rest of the game, but it was reported that he could not grip a football and never got the chance to come back in. Brees even had his helmet on when the teams came back out after half time, but he did not see the field. There is no current time table for his return.

2019 Week 1 vs HOU (32 / 43 / 370 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

The legend of Drew Brees continues to grow with every late 4th quarter comeback. The first half was rough for Brees as he threw an uncharacteristic red zone interception and only managed to put 3 points on the board before half. The interception came when the pocket collapsed and Brees scrambled to his right before trying to find Murray in the flat. The play was read perfectly by the defense that knew he was not a threat to run the ball and the linebacker was able to drop back in coverage for the interception. Brees made up for it later with his 2 touchdowns and the game winning drive was only 35 seconds left. The first touchdown came to Taysom Hill and was an easy read up the middle. Brees dropped back and found his quarterback/tight end across the middle for the score. The second touchdown came on the first play of the 4th quarter to TreíQuan Smith and was because Brees fled the collapsing pocket and created more time for himself, Brees was able to find Smith open after the receiver saw his quarterback in trouble and worked back towards him in the end zone. Brees let loose a low pass that only Smith could catch by going into a slide. In the 4thquarter, Brees hit Ginn for 41 yards on a 3rd and 2 play, and moved the ball 35 yards in 30 seconds to setup the game winning field goal. Look for Brees to have another big year in the high powered Saints offense.


Latest News

Saints | Drew Brees aiming to return this week (Mon Oct 21, 08:22 AM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) will return to practice this week with an eye on returning for Week 8.

Our View: The team is winning with Teddy Bridgewater, so there's no need to rush Brees back especially the way the schedule shakes out. If Brees can't make it back this week, he should be back after the Week 9 bye week.
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Saints | Week 7 New Orleans Saints inactives (Sun Oct 20, 03:03 PM) - The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Alvin Kamara, QB Drew Brees, CB Ken Crawley, WR Tre'Quan Smith, DE Trey Hendrickson, OT Ethan Greenidge and TE Jared Cook inactive for Week 7.

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Saints | Week 7 injury report for Saints (Fri Oct 18, 05:59 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 7. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited during practice but has been ruled out.

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Saints | Thursday injury report from New Orleans (Thu Oct 17, 06:07 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Oct. 17. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited.

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Saints | Drew Brees continues to make progress (Thu Oct 17, 03:06 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) said he has started working with a regular NFL football as part of his rehab.

Our View: We're getting closer to a return for the veteran quarterback. Brees said he will have to wear a brace on his thumb when he returns to the lineup. Teddy Bridgewater remains a solid starter for the Saints while Brees continues to miss time.
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