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Drew Brees | Quarterback | #9

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (32) / LAC
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Drew Brees completed 26-of-35 passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' 20-17, Week 14 loss to the Falcons.
As has been the case all season, Brees looked fine, but there was the feel of something not being quite right. Brees' worst throw of the night was his game-ending pick to Falcons MLB Deion Jones with 1:25 remaining. Going for a jump ball to Josh Hill in the end zone, Brees couldn't get the pass elevated enough. Jones made a spectacular play, but it's a ball Brees should not have thrown. Brees was too often tentative, at one point holding onto the ball so long he took a DeShone Kizer-esque sack. Brees has 10 days to get ready for an exploitable matchup with the Jets. Dec 7 - 11:30 PM

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Drew Brees completed 25-of-34 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' 31-21, Week 13 win over the Panthers.

The one-score game was Brees' second straight. He probably also should have thrown at least one pick. Brees' arm didn't look as wobbly as it has at times this season, but it was another week of relying on the running game. That's not going to change down the stretch as the Saints gun for a division title. Brees will be a bottom-barrel QB1 for next week's game against the Falcons, a contest that could obviously be high-scoring.
Dec 3 - 7:39 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-32 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 26-20, Week 12 loss to the Rams.

Brees was nearly shut out of the end zone but found Alvin Kamara for a 15-yard score with 1:45 remaining. It ended up being the Saints' final play on offense. Brees was lucky to escape without multiple interceptions, as he threw a number of balls almost right to the Rams. Brees seemed to be overestimating his down-field arm strength, something that's been the case more than once this season. The future Hall-of-Famer has not had a three-touchdown game since Week 3. He's game managing a run-first offense. Brees will be a bottom-barrel QB1 for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Nov 26 - 7:55 PM

Drew Brees completed 29-of-41 passes for 385 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' 34-31, Week 11 overtime win over the Redskins.

The 385 yards were a new season high. Brees appeared to end the Saints' wild comeback bid late in the fourth quarter, but an awful pick was called back by an illegal hands to the face penalty. Both of Brees' scores came in the final 2:53 of regulation. The game had appeared long over, but Brees ripped apart the Redskins' late soft coverage. Brees' pick came on the game's opening drive. He made a poor throw down field, and D.J. Swearinger swooped in for the easy takeaway. Brees continued to struggle to drive the ball, but it's scarcely mattered with the Saints' running game overwhelming opposing defenses. Brees will be a mid-range QB1 for Week 12 against the Rams.
Nov 19 - 5:24 PM

In an interview with XTRA 1360 AM, Drew Brees said he plans to remain with the Saints beyond the 2017 season.

This comes on the heels of an NFL Network report that the Saints are "uncertain" of Brees' future in New Orleans. "I feel like we’ve got a great opportunity ahead of us and I don’t plan on leaving New Orleans ever," he said. Brees is in the last year of his contract and admitted he has not "approached" the team about a new deal. Though some in the organization feel Brees has lost a step, the 38-year-old still leads the league in completion percentage and is fourth in quarterback rating behind only Alex Smith, Tom Brady and Carson Wentz.
Nov 14 - 1:19 PM

Drew Brees completed 18-of-25 passes for 184 yards and rushed twice for six yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 10 win over the Bills.

The rushing score helped, but Brees’ fantasy owners will be disappointed with this outing. That is not because he played poorly, however. He was on point all day, especially when targeting Michael Thomas, but the Saints’ dominant running game handled most of the heavy lifting in the blowout win. In fact, the Saints at one point in the second half ran the ball on 24 consecutive plays. Unfortunately for Brees backers, that has been happening all too often as of late, and it would not be surprising to see it continue next week against Washington. At this point, Brees is more of a low-end QB1.
Nov 12 - 3:56 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Drew Brees' future with the Saints beyond this season is "uncertain."

Due to a clause in Brees' contract, the Saints cannot place the franchise tag on him when he hits the market this offseason. Per Rapoport, the two sides have yet to discuss a contract extension. Another concern has been Brees' on-field performance, which the Saints feel has slipped this year. Brees has told people close to him that he'll only play for New Orleans. If that's the case and the Saints choose to move on, this could turn into a repeat of the Tony Romo situation in Dallas.
Nov 12 - 12:40 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-27 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

It was another solid game for Brees in which he wasn't needed to do much passing in the victory. He had a 33-yard touchdown on a screen pass to Alvin Kamara in the 2nd Quarter in which Kamara did the heavy lifting and then connected with Ted Ginn on a 36-yard score to put the Saints up 30-3 early in the 3rd Quarter. Despite Brees remaining surgically efficient passing, the Saints' newfound defense and running game have dampened his weekly fantasy ceiling a bit as he has thrown for fewer than 300-yards in six of eight games on the season. Despite the lack of supreme weeks, he remains a starting-caliber option next week at Buffalo.
Nov 5 - 4:40 PM

Drew Brees completed 23-of-28 passes for 299 yards in Week 8 against Chicago.

Brees was efficient, but didn't throw any touchdowns for the first time all season. He didn't need to do much with the Saints playing with a lead the entire game. Brees has been trending down with only one touchdowns and two interceptions over the last two weeks. He has a get-right matchup with the Bucs in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 4:19 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-38 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Saints' 26-17, Week 7 win over the Packers.

Brees got off to an awful start, tossing a pair of first quarter interceptions. Both throws were awful mistakes, the kind rarely made by New Orleans' ageless starter. He forced the ball to enveloped wideouts. They weren't inaccurate passes or jumped routes, just bad decisions. Relying on screens and Ted Ginn, Brees slowly rallied for a 300-yard day. It's worth noting that Brees' arm strength appeared to be diminished today. The ball didn't go as far as he expected on multiple occasions. Brees gets the Bears' daunting defense in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 4:01 PM

Drew Brees completed 21-of-31 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Lions.

Even though things got interesting late, Brees was not asked to do much of anything in a game the Saints were up big most of the day and were able to dominate with their running game. Even his touchdowns came on simple passes. One was a dump off on a shallow crossing route Ted Ginn took 20 yards to the house, and the second was to a wide-open Michael Hoomanawanui in the end zone. Brees also threw a pick-six late with the Lions rallying, although it was more of a great play by A'Shawn Robinson than a bad one by Brees. With the Packers up next, Brees will have a good shot to get back on the right fantasy track next week.
Oct 15 - 5:07 PM

Drew Brees completed 29-of-41 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 4 win over the Dolphins in London.

Brees was not as sharp as usual early in the game. He should have been intercepted in the end zone on the first drive, and he was uncharacteristically off target on several throws. He came out hot after the break, however, completing 5-of-6 passes on a half-opening touchdown drive, and he finished off the game with a shovel pass to Alvin Kamara for a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. The Saints are on bye next week, but Brees will be a high-end QB1 at home against the Lions in Week 6.
Oct 1 - 12:48 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-29 passes for 220 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Saints' 34-13, Week 3 win over the Panthers.

It was a surprisingly easy, efficient day for Brees, who routinely took advantage of excellent field position set up by Panthers turnovers. The Saints also leaned on their running game to a surprising degree, making life simple for Brees after a dispiriting 0-2 start. With Willie Snead due back for Week 4, Brees' fortunes will only continue to increase. He's going to dismantle the Dolphins' horrendous passing defense in London next week.
Sep 24 - 4:31 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-45 passes for 356 yards and two scores in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

The Saints lost big on Sunday, but it was not Brees' fault. He played better than 27-of-45 would suggest, and the offense racked up over 425 yards. With the Patriots seemingly able to score at will, however, they would have had to get in the end zone every drive to stick around. On the bright side, the Saints' inability to play anything resembling defense should give Brees good volume all season. He will be a high-end QB1 next week in Carolina.
Sep 17 - 4:23 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-37 passes for 291 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' 29-19, Week 1 loss to the Vikings on Monday night.

The Saints didn't score their lone offensive touchdown until their last possession of the night. They entered the red zone four different times before that, but had to settle for a number of short Wil Lutz field goals. Brees only had 71 yards passing at halftime and was pressured quite a bit by a dominant Vikings defensive line. He's also playing with two backup tackles after RT Zach Strief (knee) was hurt in the first half. Brees and the Saints will head home to host the Patriots in Week 2. It has the makings of a massive shootout. Alex Smith tore up the Patriots for 368 yards and four TDs in Week 1.
Sep 11 - 10:18 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Trey Edmunds
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Josh Hill
2Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz