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Drew Brees | Quarterback

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
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Drew Brees said he's willing to restructure his contract this offseason.
Don't interpret this the wrong way and assume Brees will take a pay cut to help out the organization. He said he'd restructure, a process of moving money around to kick salary cap concerns down the road. It happens constantly on every salary cap-strapped team in the league. Brees, who will turn 35 on Wednesday and is set to count $18.4 million against the 2014 cap, knows his championship window is getting smaller. "Whatever I can do to help this team," he said. Jan 14 - 10:22 AM

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Drew Brees completed 24-of-43 passes for 309 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' 23-15, Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

Brees' final stats aren't indicative of the way he played. Brees entered halftime just 5-of-12 for 34 yards. The Seahawks dropped two readymade picks in the fourth quarter. Brees was certainly better after the break, but had trouble with the wind and rain, and couldn't find No. 1 option Jimmy Graham before New Orleans' futile final drive. It was a dismal ending to an otherwise stellar season, one that will fuel the narrative that he's not an elite quarterback outside of the Superdome. Either way, Brees' 5,162 regular-season passing yards were fifth most all time. He'll remain a top-three fantasy option for 2014.
Jan 11 - 7:52 PM

The forecast for Saturday's Saints-Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field is calling for a 70 percent chance of rain throughout and high winds ranging from 28-30 MPH.

Temperature won't be a problem -- it's in the 40s all day in Seattle -- but it's going to be rainy and very windy at the "Clink," which favors the hometown Seahawks versus the pass-happy Saints. The wind is expected to involve gusts even stronger than 30 MPH, a concern for passing. Seattle's defense already posed a physical mismatch for New Orleans' offense, and now has an extra advantage.
Source: weather.com
Jan 11 - 9:48 AM

Drew Brees completed 20-of-30 passes for 250 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Wild Card win at Philadelphia.

The narrative coming in suggested that Brees wasn't the same on the road in cold weather, and it turned out to be true again. Outside of a pretty 24-yard touchdown to Lance Moore on a backside read and a 40-yard strike to Robert Meachem on a double move, Brees struggled to even manage the game. Both of the interceptions came on bad reads and the 250 yards were his third-lowest total of the season. Still, on the backs of the running game, Shayne Graham and the defense, the Saints have advanced to play at Seattle in the Divisional Round. When these two teams met in Week 13, Brees was held to 23-of-38 passing for 147 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions as the Seahawks won 34-7.
Jan 5 - 12:30 AM

Drew Brees completed 24-of-31 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns in New Orleans' 42-17, Week 17 smashing of the Bucs.

Brees and the Saints came storming out of the gates as they typically do at home. Brees completed his first 11 passes and hooked up with Lance Moore, Jimmy Graham, Robert Meachem, and Kenny Stills for first-half touchdowns. Brees later added a nine-yard rushing touchdown to his stat line in the fourth quarter. He and the 11-5 Saints are locked in as the No. 6 seed in the NFC for the playoffs and will travel to the winner of the NFC East. Brees wraps up his regular season completing 446-of-650 passes (68.6 percent) for 5,162 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He added three more scores on the ground, and it was Brees' fourth time passing for 5,000 yards in a season.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:56:00 PM

Drew Brees (knee) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Brees was limited on Wednesday for rest purposes. He'll be all systems go for Sunday's matchup with the Bucs.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Drew Brees (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Brees is dealing with a bruised right knee. It's not considered a concern for his Week 17 status.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Drew Brees was limited in Saints practice with a knee injury Wednesday.

Brees' injury was not mentioned by himself or coach Sean Payton during their Wednesday media interviews, which suggests it's of little or no concern for Week 17. Look for Brees to shred the Buccaneers in the regular season finale.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 08:19:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 30-of-44 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in New Orleans' 17-13, Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Brees got battered in the rain, taking six sacks behind turnstile LT Terron Armstead. The Saints were often reduced to going with three tackles on a wet, windy afternoon in Charlotte. Both of Brees' picks were thrown to linebackers. Neither was a good pass, but both required amazing plays, one from Thomas Davis, the other from Luke Kuechly. Today will further the "Saints can't win on the road" narrative, but New Orleans was in position to win late. Leading 13-10 with 1:57 left, coach Sean Payton opted to play things safe, attempting to drain clock. It resulted in a three-and-out, and 0:55 for Carolina to win the game. Brees should pick apart the Bucs at home in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Drew Brees had his right (throwing) hand wrapped in ice following Sunday's loss at St. Louis.

Brees played the entire game without issue and said his hand is fine. We're only noting this because there might not be a more valuable body part in the entire league. Brees should be fine to practice come Wednesday ahead of a difficult and pivotal Week 16 game at Carolina.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:51:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 39-of-56 passes for 393 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Saints’ Week 15, 27-16 loss to the Rams.

Brees and the Saints got off to a horrible start before picking on the Rams in the fourth quarter of a 27-3 game. Brees was picked off by T.J. McDonald on the opening possession, and he then threw his second interception in the end zone while trying to hit Jimmy Graham in triple coverage. The end-zone one was a terrible decision. Brees found Marques Colston for his lone touchdown. The two have rekindled their strong connection in recent weeks. Colston drew a couple other end-zone targets, as well. The Saints are simply a different team on the road. Brees will be an obvious QB1 play next week in Carolina, but it will almost certainly be a different story than the Week 14 meeting.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:19:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 30-of-42 passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 14 win over the Panthers.

Brees was highly effective in the short passing game, completing the majority of his passes by exploiting soft spots in the Panthers' zone defense. He connected with Marques Colston for a six-yard touchdown in the second quarter and later hit him on a post route over the middle from 15 yards out at the end of first half. Both of his other touchdowns went to Jimmy Graham inside the red-zone. Brees was coming off a game where he passed for just 147 yards against the Seahawks, so it was a strong bounce back performance. He'll remain a top-three QB1 in a Week 15 matchup with the Rams.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 23-of-38 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 13, 34-7 blowout loss to the Seahawks.

Brees' 3.87 YPA was his worst single-game average since Week 17 of the 2003 season when he was a member of the Chargers. He failed to reach 200 yards through the air Monday night, ending a streak of 43 consecutive games he'd accomplished that feat. Brees was harassed all night by Seattle's pass rush and missed a number of throws. His receivers also didn't help him much by not attacking a couple balls and failing to hold onto a few others. Brees also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Michael Bennett in the first quarter. The Saints went three-and-out on their first three possessions. After 12 games, Brees is on pace to complete 67.7 percent of his passes for 5,058 yards, 38 touchdowns, and ten interceptions. He's a top-two fantasy quarterback most weeks. The 9-3 Saints host the 9-3 division-rival Panthers on Sunday Night Football next week.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:59:00 PM

The Week 14 Panthers at Saints game has been flexed into NBC's Sunday Night Football.

The matchup of NFC South Super Bowl contenders replaces Falcons at Packers. That game will now kick off at 1pm ET on FOX. It's a no-brainer for NBC, as the 8-3 Panthers are on a seven-game winning streak and the 9-2 Saints desperately need home-field advantage in the playoffs. This game could end up deciding the division title and a bye in the Wild Card round.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:26:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-33 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' 17-13, Week 12 win over the Falcons.

Thanks to a bizarre late-game play designed to help drain the clock, Brees finished with -6 yards on four rushes. It was a far from scintillating effort for fantasy's No. 2 quarterback, but efficient enough for a victory. Brees missed some easy throws, but stuck the ones that mattered, including a 44-yard bomb on play action to Jimmy Graham for a second-quarter touchdown. The yards were Brees' second fewest of the season, but the two-touchdown effort was his ninth in 11 games. Brees will face his toughest test of the year in Week 13, where the Saints will venture to Seattle for Monday Night Football.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
2Austin Johnson
WR11Marques Colston
2Nick Toon
3Andy Tanner
WR21Kenny Stills
2Joe Morgan
3Chris Givens
4Charles Hawkins
WR31Joe Morgan
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham
2Derek Dimke