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: 161.7
Avg Pts: 26.95
Rank: 3 QB
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New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiverTre'Quan Smith has emerged as a weapon over the team's past two games, totaling six catches, 155 yards and two touchdowns during that span. Smith exploded for 111 yards in Week 5 and then added three receptions for 44 yards in the Saints Week 7 win over the Ravens. It appears, for now, that quarterback Drew Brees is looking Smith's way over free agent acquisition Cameron Meredith. But Smith will have a tough task matching up against a Vikings defense that, other than their Week 4 game against the Rams, have allowed only one touchdown to receivers all season. Smith is an intriguing waiver wire asset right now but is not ready to help fantasy owners just yet.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22 of his 30 pass attempts for 212 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, becoming the fourth quarterback to reach 500 career passing touchdowns.
Fantasy Spin: Brees has thrown multiple touchdowns in five of his six games this year, including both games since Mark Ingram has returned. He might not be an elite fantasy option at the position anymore, but he is still a reliable QB1.
New Orleans' QB Drew Brees scored an astounding 31.35 fantasy points in Monday's Week 5 win against the Redskins. Brees threw for 363 yards on 26-of-29 with three touchdowns. It's the 3rd time this season Brees scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26-of-29 passes for 363 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8, and he became the No. 1 quarterback in NFL history in terms of career passing yardage.
Fantasy Spin: Brees continues to get it done at a high level, and he misfired on just three of his attempts on a record night. He even completed a pass to himself in the game on a deflection. He can join Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning in the 500 touchdown club in Baltimore next week with one more TD pass.
New Orleans' QB Drew Brees passed for 363 yards on 26-of-29 with three touchdowns in Monday's win against the Redskins.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of his 32 passes for 217 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants.
Fantasy Spin: Brees had a rare outing without a touchdown, but you can expect him to bounce back in Week 5 when he takes on the Washington Redskins in the Superdome.
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday. It's the first practice for Vernon during the regular season, and a good sign that he is progressing from his high ankle sprain. It's not a lock that he will return this weekend, but he could if he makes more progress the rest of the week. Getting Vernon back for his season debut would go a long way in trying to slow down quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints in Week 4.
Saints' QB Drew Brees scored an impressive 44.50 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 3 win in Atlanta. Brees threw for 396 yards on 39-of-49 with three touchdowns. It's the 2nd time this season Brees scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees dove for a one-yard touchdown in an overtime defeat to the Falcons 43-37. Brees completed 39 of 49 passes for 396 yards, three passing touchdowns and two rushing scores. The future Hall of Famer also passed Brett Favre on the all-time list for completions during a game that featured plenty of offense. The 39-year-old still has the goods and will continue to be an elite QB1 option moving forward.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 39-of-49 passes for 396 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 win against the Atlanta Falcons and he rushed for two scores.
Fantasy Spin: Brees single-handedly helped the Saints to a much-needed overtime road victory, rebounding after a below-average performance last week against the Browns. He'll try to keep the good times rolling on the road against the New York Giants in Week 4 in the team's first venture outdoors in 2018.
New Orleans Saints quarterback J.T. Barrett has been re-signed onto the practice squad following the promotion of linebacker Vince Biegal to the active roster. Barrett has been cut and re-signed twice already in the early season. If the Saints hold onto Barrett until quarterback Drew Brees retires, it'll be interesting to see if he has a chance to compete with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for a starting job. Regardless, Barrett is irrelevant in all fantasy formats this season.
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin) is back at practice on Friday after missing the last two days. McKinley is one of the better young pass rushers in the game and already has two sacks through the first two weeks. He's not a lock to play in Week 3 against the Saints, and if he doesn't it'll be good news for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is off to a scorching start to his season, raking in 28 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns through the first two games. Thomas again will be a top option among wide receivers this week against a Falcons secondary that can be beaten. Thomas excelled against Atlanta last season, posting 14 catches for 183 yards and one touchdown in two meetings between the teams in 2017. Thomas clearly is the preferred target for quarterback Drew Brees and should see a lion's share of the targets come Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin) injured his groin late in the Week 2 win over the Panthers, according to head coach Dan Quinn. McKinley already has two sacks this year, so losing him for Week 3 against the Saints would be bad news for their pass rush and good news for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The second-year player played 36 of 67 snaps (54 percent) against Carolina.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 28-for-35 for 243 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Brees continues to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite his age. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback next week against the Atlanta Falcons.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees should be able to score plenty of points at home against the Browns in Week 2. Cleveland flashed some of the potential that they invested in during the draft this season with cornerback Denzel Ward picking off two passes against the Steelers in Week 1. The Browns defense caused six turnovers in the game but the game was played in constant rain and this matchup will take place indoors in New Orleans. Brees is coming off of a 439-yard, three touchdown performance and the Saints are already in must-win mode at home. The Browns in 2017 allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and Brees is a future Hall of Famer. Brees is a surefire QB1 heading into Week 2.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 37-for-45 for 439 yards and three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Brees had to throw a lot during the game because the team was trailing and finished with some fantastic numbers. He continues to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite his age and should be a No. 1 quarterback again next week.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 37 of 45 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints 48-40 loss to the Buccaneers. It was a valiant effort by the future Hall of Famer but couldn't overcome the hole the Saints dug for themselves in allowing 31 first-half points. The early deficit put the Saints into pass mode for most of the second half and led to Brees putting up a monster passing game. All signs point to the Saints offense being as dangerous as ever moving forward.
Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) is officially doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints. Grimes is a late addition to the injury report after straining his groin in Friday's practice. The veteran corner is probably the only talented player in the entire starting secondary and his a major blow to any chance the Bucs' defense had of covering the Saints' talented receiving core. Although game-script might swing in favor of the Saints' run game, Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr., and Cameron Meredith get a bump going into Sunday.
New Orleans Saints left guard Andrus Peat (quadriceps) was out of practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday. Peat's injury doesn't seem too concerning, but his status for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is still unknown. Full participation in Friday's practice would likely indicate he's a go for Sunday. If Peat does not start, Josh LeRibeus will likely start. Peat's status results in no significant decrease in fantasy value to any Saints player, specifically quarterback Drew Brees and running back Alvin Kamara.