Posted: 1/21/2021 7:32 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees dealt with more injuries than were previously known as, according to a post from his wife on Instagram, the veteran played with a torn rotator cuff and a torn fascia in his foot. Those are in addition to the 11 broken ribs and collapsed lung that were previously reported. Brees is expected to retire during the offseason, though he has not made that official, yet.
Posted: 1/18/2021 6:19 am UTC
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees did not officially announce his retirement following the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Jan. 17, instead indicating he'd take 'an opportunity to think about the season' and make his decision later.
Huddle Up: While the smart money remains on Brees retiring, for now he hasn't closed the door on 2021.
Posted: 1/18/2021 3:06 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 19-of-34 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. QB Jameis Winston completed a 56-yard touchdown on a trick play to WR Tre'Quan Smith, who ended up with three grabs, 85 yards and two scores. RB Alvin Kamara rushed 18 times for 85 yards with three receptions and 20 yards on six targets. RB Ty Montgomery ran four times for 14 yards with one grab for 13 yards on his lone target. WR Emmanuel Sanders had six grabs for 48 yards on a game-high nine targets, and TE Jared Cook registered five receptions for 28 yards and a fumble lost.
Posted: 1/17/2021 11:38 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will retire at the end of the season.
Huddle Up: The Saints will be looking for a new starting quarterback for the first time in many years with Brees deciding to retire. Jameis Winston could be an option if the team decides to re-sign him. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation because the starter will have fantasy value.
Posted: 1/11/2021 1:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28-of-39 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the NFC wild-card round against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 10. RB Alvin Kamara posted 23 runs for 99 yards and a touchdown while posted two catches for 17 yards on two targets. QB Taysom Hill ran four times for 15 yards and lost a fumble, while posting two grabs for five yards. WR Deonte Harris had game highs of seven receptions and 83 yards, while WR Michael Thomas found the end zone while posting five receptions for 73 yards. TE Jared Cook racked up four catches for 40 yards on his seven targets. RB Latavius Murray had two grabs for 11 yards and a score before checking out with a thigh ailment, and he ran four times for nine yards. WR Emmanuel Sanders was limited to two catches for three yards on three targets.
Posted: 1/10/2021 5:10 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has not made an official statement about his playing future, but he is expected to retire once the season is over, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Brees announces his retirement in the next few weeks. There is not a clear favorite for the starting job if Brees leaves, but Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill could be options for the job. The Saints starting quarterback will have fantasy value but may not be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 1/08/2021 5:28 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has yet to make any decisions about his future beyond this season, but Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday, Jan. 8, that if Brees wants to return for another season, the Saints would welcome him back. 'When you have a quarterback that's -- I don't like to say at his age, because that doesn't sound right, but it's true -- it's been year to year for him for a while. It's up to him each year to determine: 'Do I want to play next year or not?' We give him his space, we give him time at the end of the season to determine that, and we'll see what happens next year. I'm not counting him out. It's going to be entirely up to him,' Loomis said.
Huddle Up: Brees will soon be 42 and averaged 21.3 fantasy points per game (18th among QBs with five or more games played) in 2020. While he adds fantasy value to weapons such as Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, he's no longer a fantasy QB1 consideration himself.
Posted: 1/04/2021 12:20 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22-of-32 passes for 201 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Ty Montgomery filled in for the missing RB Alvin Kamara (illness), going for a season-high 105 yards on 18 carries, while QB Taysom Hill rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter. WR Emmanuel Sanders posted nine grabs for 63 yards and a touchdown, while TE Jared Cook ended with four catches, 43 yards and a touchdown on five targets. WR Austin Carr posted an 11-yard touchdown on his only grab, while DE Carl Granderson had two solo tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.
Posted: 12/26/2020 2:22 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 19 of his 26 passes for 311 yards and two interceptions in a 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Brees was much more efficient in his second game back from injury, but with Alvin Kamara rushing for a record six touchdowns, his final line wasn't overly fantasy friendly. The veteran will have one more chance to shake off any rust before the playoffs when the Saints face the Carolina Panthers in Week 17.
Posted: 12/21/2020 4:34 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 15-of-34 passes for 234 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in his return to the lineup in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Brees missed the past four games due to fractured ribs and a punctured lung. He was a little erratic in this one, completing less than half of his passes, but that can be attributed to his supporting cast, too. Tre'Quan Smith was his most experienced receiver with Michael Thomas out, but Smith was also banged up in the game. Brees will face the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas night in Week 16.