College: Purdue | 20 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 209 lbs
Birth Date: 1/15/1979
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 229.26
Avg Pts: 14.33
Rank: 12 QB
|Week 1||10.82||Drew Brees 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)|
Drew Brees 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 20 yd TD pass to Taysom Hill
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Drew Brees 208 passing yds (8.32 pts)
Drew Brees 5 rush and rec yds (0.50 pts)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees focused his offseason training on throwing the deep ball. The 41-year-old stated his goal was to throw a 60-yard pass and proceeded to work at it since March, deploying unique training methods because of the coronavirus pandemic. Brees said "there have been moments of discovery" and that he hopes it pays dividends on the field. That would be nice for both the Saints and fantasy managers who draft him, considering he has looked downfield less and less as he's aged. Pro Football Focus ranked him just 22nd as a deep-ball passer and only Jimmy Garoppolo threw deep less in 2019. Brees remains as accurate as ever and should have a solid floor most weeks for fantasy. Perhaps his offseason workouts will help him look downfield more, giving him better upside in 2020.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and WR Emmanuel Sanders posted a short video clip on social media of the two players working out together on a Colorado high school football field Tuesday, June 23.
The New Orleans Saints homegrown offensive line has become one of the league's elite units. Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat and Ryan Ramczyk are young veterans with elite skills as run and pass blockers. Erik McCoy and rookie Cesar Ruiz are versatile interior blockers with plenty of athleticism and movement skills. On the defensive line, Cameron Jordan is a five-star playmaker with refined pass-rush skills and a non-stop motor. Marcus Davenport complements him well with size, length and explosiveness. The Saints defensive line could be taken more seriously if Sheldon Rankins finds his groove on the interior. The Saints Defense is a top-10 fantasy unit going into the season, and their excellent offensive line will give quarterback Drew Brees one last shot at a title run.
New Orleans Saints right tackle Ryan Ramczyk didn't allow a single sack in the regular season last year and was the highest-graded tackle overall among those with a minimum of 300 snaps, per Pro Football Focus. A first-round pick out of Wisconsin in 2017, Ramczyk was a first-team All-Pro in 2019 and has missed just one game in his three seasons in the NFL. The 26-year-old could be one of the best right tackles in the game for years to come as he enters the prime of his career. With left tackle Terron Armstead also at the top of his game, the Saints bookends on the offensive line are two of the best, which is a great asset for veteran quarterback Drew Brees.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' 105.9 passer rating under pressure in 2019 is the second-best mark in a single season since 2016, trailing only Ryan Tannehill from last season. The future Hall of Famer found success under pressure by getting rid of the ball quickly (3.01 second on average per pressured throw) to nearby targets, averaging 9.6 air yards per pressured attempt. Brees led all quarterbacks on NFL.com's Nick Shook's list with a 41.7 percent success rate on pressured pass attempts. While the 41-year-old is still good despite his age and now has Emmanuel Sanders to lean on, he isn't taking as many deep shots as he once did. Brees' ceiling just isn't as high as it once was, making him more of a low-end QB1 in what will likely be his final season.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is Pro Football Focus' highest-graded quarterback over the last two seasons when kept free from pressure.
Fantasy Spin: As Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill get set to compete for the Saints' backup role, there's little reason to believe Brees doesn't have multiple seasons left in him. The 41-year-old is under contract for the next two seasons and seems as though he will be an elite fantasy QB until he calls it quits.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was one of three quarterbacks to finish inside the top five in QBR against man coverage (78.6; fourth) and versus zone coverage (72.5; fifth) in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw a catchable ball on 82.8 percent of his pass attempts in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. The only other time a quarterback topped that mark over the last five seasons was when Brees threw a catchable ball 83.6 percent of the time in 2018.
Fantasy Spin: Brees owns the top three - and five of the top six - single-season marks in terms of completion percentage in NFL history, so it comes as no surprise so many of passes have been considered catchable. Age (he turned 41 in January) and the Saints' ability to run the ball in recent years has turned Brees into more of a matchup-based starter in fantasy, but there is no question he can still perform like a QB1 on occasion - especially inside the Superdome.
The New Orleans Saints selected Dayton tight end Adam Trautman with the No. 105 overall pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Trautman stands at 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds and can gain separation in the NFL because of his quickness. He can also block and can become a nice under-the-radar pass-catcher in the middle of the field. The problem is that 2020 will likely be quarterback Drew Brees' final season, and the Saints already have Jared Cook and Josh Hill at the position. Trautman is unlikely to have a huge offensive role in his rookie season, although the depth behind stud wideout Michael Thomas and veteran Emmanuel Sanders isn't great.
The New Orleans Saints surprised many by selecting Michigan offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. It appears that New Orleans may be looking to create another surprise on the draft's second night. The team is currently looking to acquire an early second-round pick, which would likely cost them a 2021 pick. The Saints could go several different ways if they're able to get a second-round selection, with needs at wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback, and even a quarterback for life without Drew Brees.
The New Orleans Saints selected Michigan center Cesar Ruiz with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday. Ruiz had 31 career starts in college and lost his father in a tragic accident when he was eight years old. The Saints are getting versatility on the offensive line, as he has experience at guard before he became an anchor at center for the Wolverines. Ruiz can fill a hole at either guard or center for New Orleans, and he should help block for the run and pass protect for veteran quarterback Drew Brees. He was easily considered the top center prospect in this draft class, but it was unknown if he'd fall into the early second round. His selection is good news for Saints running back Alvin Kamara as well.
The New Orleans Saints have been open to the possibility of moving up in tonight's draft. According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Saints have contacted all of the other teams scheduled to pick ahead of them to discuss a potential trade to move up. Picking at 24 in the draft, New Orleans could have their eyes on a particular player they believe could get selected early, thus prompting them to try and make a move. There remains no definitive trade in place though and the team remains confident they can still select the right player. Having been a Super Bowl contender the past few seasons with not many glaring needs, it does remain a mystery as to who the team brass has an eye on. Possible selections could be Drew Brees' successor at QB or a defensive player to bolster that unit.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an NFL-high 15 touchdowns over the final four games of 2019, tossing at least three touchdowns in every game.
Fantasy Spin: The Saints have adopted more of a balanced offensive approach in recent years, but Brees has maintained QB1 numbers thanks in large part to his remarkable efficiency. He has thrown 59 touchdowns compared to just nine interceptions over the past two years, completing more than 74 percent of his passes in both seasons.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an on-target pass - defined as a pass that did or would have hit the receiver - on a league-high 84.1 percent of his throws in 2019.
The New Orleans Saints agreed to a two-year deal worth roughly $50 million with quarterback Drew Brees on Tuesday, according to a source. This was inevitable after Brees announced he would return for another season, but only with the Saints. The future Hall of Famer took a below-market deal to get one more shot at a Super Bowl run in 2020. The 41-year-old missed time with an injured finger and showed some diminishing arm strength last season, but he still has what it takes to lead this team deep into the playoffs, and he can still be a solid QB1, albeit without the sky-high upside, for fantasy owners. In just 11 games in 2019, Brees had 27 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees agreed to a two-year deal worth about $50 million with the Saints Tuesday, March 17.
Fantasy Spin: Brees has lost a bit on his arm, but he still has a great situation around him that should keep him a midrange QB1 in fantasy.
The New Orleans Saints are close to finalizing a new deal with quarterback Drew Brees, and it could be completed as soon as Tuesday. Brees announced that he would return for another go at it in 2020, but that it would only come with the Saints. He's expected to give the franchise a hometown discount to play for one last season. The future Hall of Famer missed some games with a freak finger injury in 2019 and looked to have lost some of his arm strength, but he still has excellent weapons in New Orleans and should at least be a low-end QB1 target for fantasy owners despite his age.
Free-agent QB Drew Brees is close to finalizing a deal to remain with the New Orleans Saints, and the deal could be completed Tuesday, March 17.
Fantasy Spin: Brees was still a top-tier fantasy quarterback in 2019 despite the fact he is getting a little long in the tooth. Nothing is expected to change in 2020, and he'll once again be a QB1 in fantasy leagues across the board.
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent quarterback Drew Brees has announced that he will return to the team for another season in 2020, and he's not expected to demand a top-dollar deal in what should be his final deal before retirement. Brees is likely to be signed for around $25 million, which would allow the Saints to make another move in free agency if they so please. The 41-year-old is nearing the end and played in just 11 games in 2019 due to a freak finger injury. He still completed 74.3 percent of his passes and had 27 touchdowns to only four interceptions, though. While the future Hall of Famer's arm strength isn't what it once was, he should still be at least a midrange QB1 target this fall.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees reiterated Thursday, March 5, that he plans to re-sign with the Saints and added that he plans to finish his career in the Big Easy as well. 'Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,' Brees said Thursday during a charity event. 'I don't care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.'
Fantasy Spin: Despite missing five games, Brees finished tied for seventh among QBs with 23.9 fantasy points per game and will once again be in the back end of the QB1 conversation again this summer -- even at age 41.