QB Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

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

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Summary

Brees is returning for his 20th NFL season and 15th with the Saints. He remains a viable fantasy quarterback even if he isn't the elite option he once was. The Saints have become a more balanced offense in his later years, but Brees was actually better than you think in fantasy leagues last year. After he returned from a thumb injury, Brees had three or more touchdown passes in 7 of 9 games. This year he gains Emmanuel Sanders and has continuity throughout his offense in a year that will marred by the lack of an offseason. He should come out of the gate hot and is a potential early season bargain a low QB1 (QB10-12) ADP. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Dynasty - 24, 18, 24, 24, 25, 26

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2017 NO 16 387 537 4334 23 8 33 12 2
2018 NO 15 364 489 3992 32 5 31 22 4 1
2019 NO 11 281 378 2979 27 4 9 -4 1
2020 NO 9 219 298 * * * 15 * * *
2020 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 372.0 514.0 * * * 16.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 15.0 376.0 510.0 * * * 22.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 16.0 383.0 545.0 * * * 20.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 15.0 365.0 542.0 * * * 25.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 15.3 374.0 521.5 * * * 20.1 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 76
QB: 8

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Latest News

Saints | Week 15 return for Drew Brees? (Sun Nov 22, 11:03 AM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs, lung, shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks because of his injuries, and the team believes Week 15 is a realistic return date for him, according to sources. Brees hopes to be ready for the Week 14 game.

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Saints | Drew Brees making progress (Sat Nov 21, 09:51 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs, lung) said his doctors have been encouraged by his progress, and he added that additional scans have revealed six more rib fractures than initially diagnosed.

Our View: Brees could return for the fantasy playoffs but he doesn't have the upside to merit holding him while you could be using that spot to help elsewhere.
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Saints | Drew Brees to miss at least three games (Fri Nov 20, 04:09 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs, lung) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Nov. 20.

Our View: Brees is out for at least the next three games, but there's no certainty that he will play again this year. Taysom Hill is reportedly going to start and maybe even play all of the snaps over Jameis Winston, but Sean Payton would not name a starter today.
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2020 Schedule

1vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2@ Las Vegas Raiders
3vs Green Bay Packers
4@ Detroit Lions
5vs Los Angeles Chargers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Carolina Panthers
8@ Chicago Bears
9@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ Denver Broncos
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17@ Carolina Panthers