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QB NOR

College: Purdue | 18 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 209 lbs
Birth Date: 1/15/1979
2019 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 351.9
Avg Pts: 21.99
Rank: 8 QB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Brees rebounded last year but still wasn't quite his hold self, seeing the Saints give the running game more and more work. Brees was eighth overall in fantasy quarterback scoring, but failed to reach 4,000-passing yards for the first time since joining the Saints. He did a great job of finding the end zone, though, scoring 36 total touchdowns. And Brees was great in protecting the football, throwing a career-low five interceptions. Brees had six 300-yard games and seven three-touchdown games. Brees is 40 years old but keeps himself in great shape and knows the offense inside and out. He should continue to do well for the Saints. Brees has 10 of 11 seasons with 33 or more touchdowns. He also has 5,000 yards five of 10 seasons. Brees is extremely accurate, makes great decisions, and spreads the wealth to a host of options in the offense. The Saints should continue to have a balanced approach offensively this year with two of the top running backs in the game leading the way. This could mean more of the same for Brees this year.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Brees remains an elite fantasy option but isn't quite the option of past years. He was eighth in quarterback scoring last season and 10th the previous year. The Saints are going to run a lot, meaning lower passing yards and touchdowns from Brees than in previous seasons. Consider him more of a low-end No. 1, capable of the huge game any given week. Expect around 4,000-passing yards and 30 touchdowns from Brees.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Is 40 the new 30 for quarterbacks in the NFL? No, not so much. There are few players in history who can play at the level of Drew Brees and Tom Brady at their age. So, lets relish it and respect it while we can.At age 40 Brees is the heart and soul of the team and the city of New Orleans, and he will again prove himself as he leads the Saints to a hopeful Super Bowl run once again.In 2018 with Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram and Michael Thomas, Brees had another Pro Bowl-caliber season with 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns while again compiling a hefty 74.4 completion percentage.Coming into 2019, the only differences in the offense are that Trequan Smith is a year older and more experienced, and Latavius Murray replaces Ingram as a younger version of the same running back to compliment Kamara. Thomas is still going to be a target monster for Brees and could follow up his 125 receptions from 2018 with similar or better numbers this season. The main critique for Thomas is his lack of target depth, as on 125 catches he only achieved 1,405 receiving yards. While 11.2 yards per catch is solid, it is not to the level of a Mike Evans who achieves the same yardage on far fewer catches due to his much higher depth of target.If Smith and the returning Ted Ginncan provide the downfield threat then Brees is set to be even better than he was last season. This is going to be crucial as he is currently being taken just behindRussell Wilson and just in front of Carson Wentz as the QB8 in drafts.As much as I love Drew Brees, this could represent his ceiling in this pass heavy climate. He can and will still sling the ball around, and is still the cream of the crop when it comes to accuracy. The only hesitation is whether he will take this team on his back and throw for 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns or will he defer to more runningby Kamara and Murray? There is enough doubt to provide a limited ceiling for Brees this season. One thing we do know is as fired up as he and the Saints will be this season, he will have ice in his veins when it comes to feeling any pressure. And for your fantasy team? This could mean a championship as well.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 135.95Drew Brees 439 passing yds (21.95 pts)
Drew Brees 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 28 yd TD pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
. . . Drew Brees 6 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
. . . Drew Brees 7 yd TD pass to Alvin Kamara
Drew Brees 1 passing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 220.15Drew Brees 243 passing yds (12.15 pts)
Drew Brees 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 2 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
. . . Drew Brees 5 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
Week 344.50Drew Brees 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Drew Brees 2 rushing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 7 yd rushing TD
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd rushing TD
Drew Brees 396 passing yds (19.80 pts)
Drew Brees 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 4 yd TD pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
. . . Drew Brees 11 yd TD pass to Cameron Meredith
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd TD pass to Zach Line
Week 410.85Drew Brees 217 passing yds (10.85 pts)
Week 531.35Drew Brees 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Drew Brees 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
Drew Brees 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Drew Brees 363 passing yds (18.15 pts)
Drew Brees 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd TD pass to Josh Hill
. . . Drew Brees 62 yd TD pass to Tre'Quan Smith
. . . Drew Brees 35 yd TD pass to Tre'Quan Smith
Week 6
Week 718.90Drew Brees 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Drew Brees 212 passing yds (10.60 pts)
Drew Brees 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd TD pass to Benjamin Watson
. . . Drew Brees 5 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
Week 89.00Drew Brees 120 passing yds (6.00 pts)
Drew Brees 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 3 yd TD pass to Alvin Kamara
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 934.90Drew Brees 16 rushing yds (1.60 pts)
Drew Brees 346 passing yds (17.30 pts)
Drew Brees 4 passing TDs (16.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 16 yd TD pass to Alvin Kamara
. . . Drew Brees 4 yd TD pass to Tre'Quan Smith
. . . Drew Brees 13 yd TD pass to Benjamin Watson
. . . Drew Brees 72 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
Week 1031.55Drew Brees 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Drew Brees 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd rushing TD
Drew Brees 265 passing yds (13.25 pts)
Drew Brees 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 7 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
. . . Drew Brees 28 yd TD pass to Mark Ingram
. . . Drew Brees 17 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
Week 1134.15Drew Brees 363 passing yds (18.15 pts)
Drew Brees 4 passing TDs (16.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 3 yd TD pass to Austin Carr
. . . Drew Brees 15 yd TD pass to Tre'Quan Smith
. . . Drew Brees 23 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
. . . Drew Brees 37 yd TD pass to Alvin Kamara
Week 1223.55Drew Brees 171 passing yds (8.55 pts)
Drew Brees 4 passing TDs (16.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 28 yd TD pass to Tommylee Lewis
. . . Drew Brees 12 yd TD pass to Austin Carr
. . . Drew Brees 25 yd TD pass to Dan Arnold
. . . Drew Brees 5 yd TD pass to Keith Kirkwood
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 139.55Drew Brees 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Drew Brees 127 passing yds (6.35 pts)
Drew Brees 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 30 yd TD pass to Keith Kirkwood
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 1418.05Drew Brees 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd rushing TD
Drew Brees 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Drew Brees 201 passing yds (10.05 pts)
Drew Brees 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 1 yd TD pass to Zach Line
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 19.15Drew Brees 203 passing yds (10.15 pts)
Drew Brees 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 220.30Drew Brees 326 passing yds (16.30 pts)
Drew Brees 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Drew Brees 2 yd TD pass to Michael Thomas
Player Notes
Aug 21 4:16pm ET

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said that quarterback Drew Brees will start in the preseason game this weekend against the Jets. Brees is unlikely to play more than a half in the team's third preseason game. The 40-year-old hasn't shown any signs of slowing down, throwing for 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns in another Pro Bowl season in 2018. While Brees should be solid once again this year in an explosive offense, the Saints could be more running-back centric to take some of the pressure off of him, which gives him a much lower ceiling as he nears the end of his career. The future Hall of Famer is still a QB1, but don't expect gaudy numbers week in and week out.

Aug 17 12:30pm ET

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is making the most out of the team's joint practices with the Los Angeles Chargers. Brees doesn't usually see a lot of playing time in preseason games. On Thursday, Brees spoke with the media to talk about his repetitions with the team and had this to say about joint practices: Yeah, Id say for me its even more valuable because Im getting a lot more reps obviously in these practices than I would be getting in a preseason game. You script situations you do not always encounter every situation in a preseason game. Brees remains a low-end QB1 this season.

From RotoBaller

Jul 23 2:33pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees compiled a passer rating of 120.0 against the blitz in 2018 - the second-best mark in the league for a quarterback with at least 50 pass attempts - according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jul 7 11:23pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees averaged 285 passing yards per game with 29 touchdowns and two interceptions over the first 11 games, but he averaged 234.5 yards over his final six games, including the playoffs, with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.

Fantasy Spin: While his days as a top-five fantasy quarterback are probably over, he should still remain a low-end QB1 in 2019 as the leader of Sean Payton's offense.

From TheHuddle

Jul 4 2:43pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees compiled a passer rating of 108.0 against man coverage in 2018 - the third-best mark in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jun 25 2:03pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees paced all quarterbacks in 2018 with a adjusted third-down completion rate of 78.7 percent, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Spin: There is a belief that Brees' high-completion rate (league-best 74.4 percent last season) are due to more short passes, but his 8.2 and 8.1 yards-per-attempt averages over the last two seasons ranked among the league leaders and among the best marks of his career. He remains a low-end QB1 for fantasy purposes.

From TheHuddle

Jun 18 1:53pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees turned 40 in January, but the team is dealing with the situation on a year-to-year basis. 'I think we look at it in terms of, 'Hey, this year,' you know? And man, he had a great season last year, and we expect a great season this year,' Saints general manager Loomis said recently. 'And so for as long as he wants to play and can play, he's going to have that opportunity.' Thanks to restructured contract that pushes a $10-million-plus cap hit to 2020, Brees will count more than $21 million against the cap that season, and number will increase if Brees isn't signed to a new deal that will kick some of that hit over future seasons.

Fantasy Spin: Brees is on the Tom Brady "better-with-age" track, throwing for 3,992 yards and 32 TDs in 2018 while finishing eighth among fantasy QBs -- his 15th straight season in the top 10. And, surprise, he looks to be a low-end QB1 again this fall. If he falls to you as your starting QB later in the draft, chalk it up as a good value.

From TheHuddle

Mar 14 11:20pm ET

The New Orleans Saints are re-signing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year deal worth $7.25 million fully guaranteed on Thursday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal has a maximum value of $12.5 million. Bridgewater visited with the Dolphins on Wednesday night but left without a contract, leaving the door open for him to return as Drew Brees' backup. Bridgewater started the regular season finale in 2018 and won't have any fantasy value again in 2019 unless Brees is injured.

From RotoBaller

Mar 14 8:23am ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees restructured his contract Thursday, March 14, to free up $10.1 million in salary cap space. Brees is due $23 million in 2019, and his contract is set to void after this season, which will leave $21.3 million in dead money whether he returns or not.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 13-Mar-2018: NOR - Re-signed - Two-year contract (through 2019)
  • 07-Sep-2016: NOR - Re-signed - One-year extension (through 2017)
NFL Week
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TDs
300
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Rush
TDs
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Lost
Int
2018 Season351.90364489399232622415
Week 1TAM35.953745439300000
Week 2CLE20.15283524320-1000
Week 3@ATL44.503949396307200
Week 4@NYG10.85183221700-1000
Week 5WAS31.352629363301000
Week 6bye
Week 7@BAL18.902230212203000
Week 8@MIN9.001823120100001
Week 9LAR34.9025363464016000
Week 10@CIN31.552225265303100
Week 11PHI34.152230363400000
Week 12ATL23.55152217140-4001
Week 13@DAL9.551828127102001
Week 14@TAM18.05243120110-1111
Week 15@CAR9.15233520300-2001
Week 16PIT20.30273932610-1000
Week 17CAR0.00000000000
DivisionalPHI22.052838301200001
ChampionshipLAR19.45264024920-2001