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Drew Brees | Quarterback | #9

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (32) / LAC
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Impending free agent Drew Brees says he has no plans to test the market, and that he hopes to re-sign with the Saints before the start of the new league year.
"I'm not in the mood to make anything secretive," Brees said. "It's the same way I felt two days ago. It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. That is that I'll be here as long as they'll have me, hopefully." Brees, who turned 39 on Monday, cannot be franchise tagged, giving him a little leverage even if he insists he doesn't want to test the market. Brees' main goal could be some guaranteed money for 2019. Jan 16 - 4:15 PM
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Impending free agent Drew Brees expects to re-sign with the Saints.

Brees answered, "I do," when asked if he expects to stay, but the way he talked about the future was even more telling, saying the Saints are entering "a window of time here where we can really make a run at it." Brees set Saints' career-lows for yards and touchdowns as New Orleans transformed into a more balanced attack, but he still completed 72 percent of his throws and was spectacular in the Wild Card win. Even at 39, he has gas left in the tank.
Source: ESPN
Jan 15 - 9:08 AM

Drew Brees completed 25-of-40 passes for 294 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while adding one yard on two carries Sunday in the Saints’ Divisional Round loss to the Vikings.

Brees was sacked twice for a loss of 16 yards. The soon-to-be 39-year-old (his birthday is Monday) got off to a dreadful start, hurling a pair of first-half interceptions. Brees misfired on a pass intended for Ted Ginn on his first pick while the second interception came on a play where Everson Griffen tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage. Brees flipped the script after halftime, distributing three touchdown passes including two to second-year stud Michael Thomas. His 14-yard strike to Alvin Kamara gave New Orleans its first lead with 3:01 remaining, though the Saints would later lose on a walk-off touchdown by Stefon Diggs. Brees' counting stats were down this year as the Saints put a greater emphasis on running the ball, but he still led the league in completion percentage and was second behind Alex Smith in quarterback rating. The future Hall of Famer is headed for free agency, but should be back for a 13th season in New Orleans.
Jan 14 - 8:41 PM

Drew Brees completed 23-of-33 passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Saints' Wild Card win over the Panthers.

Brees uncharacteristically struggled his first few passes of this game, but that changed in a hurry when he hit Ted Ginn in stride for an 80-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. He was on fire from that point on, finishing the first half with 230 yards and two scores. He did not let up in the second half, quickly leading New Orleans to a field goal in the third quarter before finding Michael Thomas for a 46-yard gain to help seal the game in the fourth. With the running game struggling, Brees proved he can still carry the offense in this one. He gets a much tougher matchup next week in Minnesota, but he will still be worth a look in DFS.
Jan 7 - 7:53 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-30 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Bucs.

Brees played well enough to win -- he averaged over eight yards per attempt and didn't turn the ball over -- but the Saints' depleted defense simply could not stop Peyton Barber, Chris Godwin, and Jameis Winston. The Saints will host the Panthers in the Wild Card Round, playing next Sunday at 4:40 PM ET.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 21-of-28 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Falcons.

Following a Matt Ryan interception, Drew Brees kick-started what had been a frustrating offensive outing for both teams with a perfectly placed pass to Ted Ginn for a 54-yard score just before halftime. Ginn was not as nice after the break, tipping a short pass up into the air and waiting arms of Deion Jones, who ended the Week 14 contest with an interception in the end zone. Brees got back on track with a spectacular throw to Michael Thomas in the fourth quarter, but he did not have to do much more than that with the Saints' defense dominating. Brees will have a chance to lock up the division next week against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 26-of-36 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Jets.

Brees came out of the gate hot in this one, completing nine of his first 11 passes for 114 yards to help the Saints jump out to a quick 10-0 lead. He did not slow down in the second quarter, escaping pressure to find Alvin Kamara for a 29-yard gain and hitting the running back again for a 10-yard score late in the drive. Leonard Williams made a great play to snag Brees' only interception just before the half, however, and that play seemed to stun the offense. Brees looked like he got back on track with a great throw to Michael Thomas in the back of the end zone in the third quarter, but Thomas was ruled out. Brees went right back to Thomas on the next drive, and the receiver paid off his confidence with four catches for 50 yards including the touchdown which sealed the game despite a late comeback attempt by the Jets. Brees has not thrown for three scores since Week 3, but he will remain a back-end QB1 next week against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:25:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:30:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:39:00 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.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:55:00 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.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 05:24:00 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.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 01:19:00 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.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 03:56:00 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.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 12:40:00 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.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:40:00 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
4Paul Turner
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Josh Hill
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3John Phillips
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
2Andrew Tiller
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Bryce Harris
3Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz