College: Purdue | 18 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 209 lbs
Birth Date: 1/15/1979
Depth Chart: QB.1
2018 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 345.9
Avg Pts: 21.62
Rank: 5 QB
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|Week 2||21.05||Drew Brees 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)|
. . . Drew Brees 2 yd TD pass to Keith Kirkwood
. . . Drew Brees 2 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
Drew Brees 301 passing yds (15.05 pts)
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-2.00 pts)
|Week 3||18.45||Drew Brees 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)|
. . . Drew Brees 5 yd TD pass to Garrett Griffin
. . . Drew Brees 2 yd TD pass to Taysom Hill
Drew Brees 249 passing yds (12.45 pts)
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-2.00 pts)
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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).
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has averaged 307 passing yards and thrown 16 touchdowns and three interceptions in seven career postseason home games.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Saints' QB Drew Brees passed for 301 yards on 28-of-38 with two touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Eagles.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will have an appealing matchup against the Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round. Brees this season has thrown 21 touchdowns to only one interception playing at home, completing 76.3% of his passes. He will go up against an Eagles defense that held down the Bears offense last week but has allowed 250-plus passing yards to 14 quarterbacks this season, including 302 yards to the Bears Mitch Trubisky. The Saints offense has cooled off to finish the season but they are a tough adversary when playing at home indoors. Brees will be an excellent DFS play this weekend.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said on Monday that the team will approach their Week 17 game against the Panthers like any other regular season game and try to win. New Orleans is already locked into the No. 1 overall seed throughout the NFC playoffs, so it doesn't make much sense to risk the health of their studs like Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. We'd expect them to start but not play the entire game, which makes them far too risky to rely on for fantasy purposes.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 27-of-39 passes for 326 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers as the team wrapped up home-field advantage for the NFC playoffs.
Fantasy Spin: With the Saints locking up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, it's likely Brees will either sit in Week 17 or likely see limited snaps before giving way to Taysom Hill or Teddy Bridgewater.
Saints' QB Drew Brees passed for 326 yards on 27-of-39 with one touchdown in Sunday's win against the Steelers.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 23-of-35 passes for 203 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Spin: The Saints hung on for the road win, but it wasn't pretty, especially for his fantasy owners during playoff time. He'll look to bounce back in a potential shootout under the dome in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 24-of-31 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he ran for a score.
Fantasy Spin: Brees has passed for 201 or fewer yards in each of the past three outings, and just one touchdown pass in each of the past two. It's a time of the year fantasy owners needed him not to struggle after such a giant year. He'll try and rebound in Week 15 in Carolina on Monday night.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 24 of 31 passes for 201 yards with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in the Saints 28-14 win over the Buccaneers. Brees overcame an awful first-half interception to post 24 second-half points en route to the teams second straight division title. The future Hall of Famer's struggles on the road continued but was able to shake it off to post a decent fantasy stat line. Brees is a top fantasy quarterback option but is not a must-start unless he plays at home moving forward.
New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead (pectoral) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Buccaneers. Armstead will look to return in Week 15 as the team's starting left tackle. Jermon Bushrod will continue to fill in on quarterback Drew Brees' blind side this Sunday against Tampa Bay.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of his 28 passes for 127 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 13-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.
Fantasy Spin: It was just the third time this year Brees has failed to throw multiple touchdowns, and it was also just his third interception. If there is a silver lining, he should have a chance to bounce back in Week 14 against a Tampa Bay defense that he beat for 439 yards and three scores in Week 1.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees currently has a 76.4 completion percentage and a 127.3 passer rating. Those numbers would both be single-season records.
Fantasy Spin: Brees has been nothing less than spectacular in his 18th NFL season. To boot, he's thrown 29 touchdowns and just two interceptions, making a compelling case for the real MVP and fantasy MVP.
Dallas Cowboys top cornerback Byron Jones isn't expected to follow Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas around on Thursday night. That's good news for both Thomas and quarterback Drew Brees, as opposing quarterbacks' passer rating while throwing at Jones this year is just 67.4.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees leads all quarterbacks with a 117.7 passer rating in the red zone this season.
Fantasy Spin: Just another reason why Brees is back among the top-five fantasy QBs after a down season in 2017. Really the only concern is that the surging Saints wrap up the NFC's seed early and they throttle down Brees for the stretch run to begin prepping for the postseason.
The Atlanta Falcons DST did not doing anything spectacular against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. They did manage to grab an interception but the upside was limited by only being able to get to Drew Brees twice in the game. However, many were expecting them to get massacred in this game so if you had no choice but to start the Falcons then the fact you got a positive points return of some sort is a massive bonus,