Posted: 7/08/2019 2:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees averaged 285 passing yards per game with 29 touchdowns and two interceptions over the first 11 games, but he averaged 234.5 yards over his final six games, including the playoffs, with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Huddle Up: While his days as a top-five fantasy quarterback are probably over, he should still remain a low-end QB1 in 2019 as the leader of Sean Payton's offense.
Posted: 6/25/2019 5:06 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees paced all quarterbacks in 2018 with a adjusted third-down completion rate of 78.7 percent, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: There is a belief that Brees' high-completion rate (league-best 74.4 percent last season) are due to more short passes, but his 8.2 and 8.1 yards-per-attempt averages over the last two seasons ranked among the league leaders and among the best marks of his career. He remains a low-end QB1 for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 6/18/2019 5:06 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees turned 40 in January, but the team is dealing with the situation on a year-to-year basis. 'I think we look at it in terms of, 'Hey, this year,' you know? And man, he had a great season last year, and we expect a great season this year,' Saints general manager Loomis said recently. 'And so for as long as he wants to play and can play, he's going to have that opportunity.' Thanks to restructured contract that pushes a $10-million-plus cap hit to 2020, Brees will count more than $21 million against the cap that season, and number will increase if Brees isn't signed to a new deal that will kick some of that hit over future seasons.
Huddle Up: Brees is on the Tom Brady "better-with-age" track, throwing for 3,992 yards and 32 TDs in 2018 while finishing eighth among fantasy QBs -- his 15th straight season in the top 10. And, surprise, he looks to be a low-end QB1 again this fall.
Posted: 1/24/2019 2:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is scheduled to count $33.5 million against the salary cap in 2019, which is $4 million more than any other player in the NFL. General manager Mickey Loomis said the team has options to reduce the number if they need to this offseason.
Huddle Up: Brees plans to play at least one more season, so the Saints could look to restructure his contract or sign him to an extension in order to drop his salary cap hit. He continues to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league despite his age and should be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues in 2019.
Posted: 1/21/2019 5:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees indicated during his post-game comments Sunday, Jan. 20, that he plans on returning for the 2019 season and 'making another run' at a Super Bowl with the Saints.
Huddle Up: Despite sitting out the season finale, Brees delivered top-10 fantasy production at the position, passing for 3,992 yards and 32 TDs. He turned 40 earlier this month, but, like Tom Brady, he doesn't take a lot of punishment and also benefits from working under the offensive wizardry of Sean Payton. That makes Brees a safe top-10 fantasy QB for next season.
Posted: 1/20/2019 11:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26-of-40 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: It's a tough pill to swallow, as the future Hall of Famer just missed out on a Super Bowl trip for the second straight season in excruciating fashion on the final play of the game. Brees threw for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions in the regular season, proving he has more than enough left in the tank for his fantasy owners heading into 2019 despite his age (40).
Posted: 1/19/2019 11:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has averaged 307 passing yards and thrown 16 touchdowns and three interceptions in seven career postseason home games.
Huddle Up: Time has proven that Brees simply plays better at home. The Saints beat the Los Angeles Rams 45-35 earlier this season in a game that saw Brees throw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. All signs are pointing upward for Brees to succeed tomorrow.
Posted: 1/14/2019 12:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28 of his 38 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: While the Saints will gladly pound opponents with the run, Brees is still more than capable of torching defenses himself. He could do just that in the conference title game next weekend when he takes on a Rams secondary that he piled up 346 yards and four scores against in the regular season.
Posted: 1/13/2019 4:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has looked fresh in practice this week coming off a layoff in preparation for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Brees, who will turn 40 on Tuesday, has not seen live game action since a Dec. 23 win over the Steelers and may take a little time Sunday to shake off the rust. But Brees did throw for 363 yards and four TDs against the Eagles in Week 11, and it wouldn't be a shocker to see him approach those numbers again when all is said and done Sunday.
Posted: 1/07/2019 2:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round, and Brees completed 22 of his 30 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns against the Eagles in Week 11.
Huddle Up: The Eagles have struggled to defend the pass this year, allowing the third-most passing yards in the league. Injuries to their secondary have played a role, but Brees isn't going to take it easy on Philadelphia with a spot in the conference title game up for grabs. He should be an excellent option in playoff formats.