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2018 GSI Playoff Challenge
One and Done - FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

QB NOR

College: Purdue | 17 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 209 lbs
Birth Date: 1/15/1979
2018 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 307
Avg Pts: 19.19
Rank: 5 QB

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 124.80Drew Brees 376 passing yds (18.80 pts)
Drew Brees 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 80 yd TD pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
. . . Drew Brees 9 yd TD pass to Josh Hill
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-2.00 pts)
Week 222.80Drew Brees 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Drew Brees 294 passing yds (14.70 pts)
Drew Brees 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 14 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
. . . Drew Brees 3 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
. . . Drew Brees 14 yd TD pass to Alvin Kamara
Drew Brees 2 interceptions thrown (-4.00 pts)
Player Notes
May 7 3:10pm ET

The New Orleans Saints are releasing tight end Coby Fleener on Monday, according to a league source. This doesn't come as a big surprise after Fleener disappointed in his two seasons with the team, playing in just 11 games last year due to concussion issues. Fleener caught 72 passes for 926 yards and five touchdowns in his two years with the Saints, and the writing was on the wall when they signed Benjamin Watson in free agency. Watson has low-end TE1 upside with quarterback Drew Brees still under center.

Apr 26 1:40pm ET

The New Orleans Saints have made calls about potentially moving up from the No. 27 pick in the first round of Thursday's draft, according to sources. They could be interested in moving up if a certain quarterback that they like falls. Quarterback Drew Brees is getting long in the tooth and is only under contract through next season, so securing a quarterback for the future is high on their list of priorities. New Orleans may have to give up a lot in order to move up from late in the first round, though.

Mar 15 2:20pm ET

The New Orleans Saints are pushing hard to secure free-agent wide receiver Jordy Nelson away from the Raiders, according to a source. The Seahawks are another team in the mix for Nelson. Nelson appears to be close to making a decision one way or another, and Oakland may be the front-runner. In New Orleans, a pairing with future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees would be appealing as well. He's play alongside receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn, although the Saints appear to be transitioning towards more of a run-first team. Nelson would likely be more of a WR3 option wherever he lands in 2018.

Mar 14 8:33am ET

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees receives a $10.5 million signing bonus, a $10.2 million salary and $3.3 million in potential incentives in 2018. His cap number is $24 million.

Mar 13 10:03am ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees agreed to a two-year, $50 million deal Tuesday, March 13, with the Saints. He'll receive $27 million guaranteed.

Mar 13 10:00am ET

Free agent quarterback Drew Brees signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The deal is reported to be worth $50 million (with $27 million guaranteed), as the Hall of Fame quarterback returns to New Orleans. Rapoport said earlier today that the two sides made progress yesterday, as Zach Streif's retirement opened up money, and now Brees will return to New Orleans (where he has played since 2006). Brees is still a top-10 quarterback, but the offense appears to be more focused on the rushing attack of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.

Mar 13 8:13am ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees made significant progress on a two-year deal Monday, March 12, and it could be finalized Tuesday, March 13.

Mar 12 4:33pm ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees' agent has been contacted by the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Mar 2 5:00pm ET

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is set to be a free agent, but Saints GM Mickey Loomis confirmed the team's plans to re-sign Brees. He met with Saints brass Thursday night at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis to discuss a new contract. When asked about the meeting, Loomis said, "I think the important thing is Drew wants to be a New Orleans Saint and we want him to be a New Orleans Saint, so he's going to be a New Orlean Saint." Brees has said he has no plans to play for another team and it looks like he will be back for a 13th season in New Orleans. Even with the Saints featuring a more balanced last season, the 39-year-old was still among the league leaders in quarterback rating (103.9), passing yards (4,334) and completion percentage (72.0). This could be Brees' last contract.

Mar 2 9:23am ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, opened talks with the Saints on a new contract Thursday, March 1. Head coach Sean Payton said he expects the deal to get done 'sooner rather than later.'

Feb 22 3:43am ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' representatives are expected to meet with the team at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine 'to try to hammer out what is potentially a short-term deal,' according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It is expected that the two sides find 'common ground' on deal that will fall between $20 million and $25 million annually.

Feb 21 10:00pm ET

Free agent quarterback Drew Brees will meet with the Saints at the NFL Combine to discuss a short-term deal. This year's Combine will be held February 27 until March 5, so it is just under a week away. Per NFL Network's Rapoport, the expectation is Brees will not try to "break the bank" by looking to become the NFL's highest-paid quarterback, which he conceivably could do. Instead, Brees is expected to seek $20-25 million annually, less than Jimmy Garoppolo's $27.5 million per year from the 49ers.

Feb 16 11:03am ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees would become an unrestricted free agent March 14 if he doesn't reach a new deal. The final three contract years would void at the start of the new league year, and the Saints will have to pay $18 million worth of signing bonus prorated on this year's salary cap in addition to whatever salary they end up paying Brees for 2018.

Feb 2 8:10pm ET

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is set to become a free agent and ESPN's Mike Triplett does not expect free agent Brees to sign more than a two-year deal. The Saints want to go "year-to-year" with Brees entering his age-39 season. Brees has not shown much interest in testing free agency and should not be a difficult re-sign. He is likely to command $25 million annually.

Feb 1 2:53am ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is expected to sign a one- or two-year contract to return to the team, in the opinion of ESPN's Mike Triplett.

Jan 24 7:40pm ET

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said they haven't started negotiations on a new deal for impending free-agent quarterback Drew Brees, but the Saints want him back. Loomis said, "We want him to be our quarterback, and we'll get going on that at some point." Brees said last week that he doesn't plan on testing the free-agent market and would like to re-sign with New Orleans. Because of a clause in his contract, the Saints can't put the franchise tag on Brees. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer took a step back in 2017 in what became a run-first offense, but he still put up an excellent completion percentage (career-high 72.0 percent). It's likely that his next deal will be just for one year or at least without much guaranteed money past 2018. Brees' arm strength isn't what it once was, either, but he's still a great leader of their offense and will likely be back in the Big Easy in 2018. Brees has a safe floor as a QB1, but he's no longer a high-end fantasy signal caller with the Saints having an excellent ground game and offensive line.

Jan 16 4:33pm ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees said he does not plan to test the free-agent market. 'I'll be [in New Orleans] as long as they'll have me, hopefully,' Brees said.

Jan 16 4:30pm ET

New Orleans Saints quarterback 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 does not want to test the market. Brees' main goal could be some guaranteed money for 2019.

Jan 16 1:13am ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said following the team's Divisional Round loss opposite the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 14, that he expects the club to re-sign him. He believes the Saints are entering 'a window of time here where we can really make a run at it' and expects to be part of that effort, adding that he is 'excited for the future of Saints football.'

Jan 15 2:20pm ET

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent quarterback Drew Brees would like to re-sign with the team, and he believes the team is entering "a window of time here where we can really make a run at it." Brees turns 39 Monday and has a clause in his contract that forbids the team from placing the franchise tag on him. If the Saints decide to cut Brees, he would cost the team $18 million in dead money against the salary cap. The future Hall of Fame quarterback had a down year across the board with the Saints focusing more on the ground game, although Brees did post a league-high and career-high 72 percent completion percentage. His 4,334 yards through the air were the fewest in his Saints career and fewest since 2005 when he played for the San Diego Chargers. His fantasy value would be the highest remaining in New Orleans, where he has plenty of talent around him, but he'll no longer be a high-end QB1 in fantasy drafts.

Player Transactions
  • 13-Mar-2018: NOR - Re-signed - Two-year contract (through 2019)
  • 07-Sep-2016: NOR - Re-signed - One-year extension (through 2017)
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2017 Season307.00386536433423312208
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Week 2NWE25.802745356200000
Week 3@CAR23.002229220300000
Week 4@MIA21.702941268203000
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Week 7@GNB22.55273833110-1102
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Week 9TAM21.352227263202000
Week 10@BUF15.801825184006100
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Week 14@ATL19.752635271202001
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Week 16ATL13.95212823910-4001
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WildcardCAR24.80233337620-1001
Divisional@MIN22.802540294301002