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Drew Brees confident in offense with or without Graham
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't worried about the offense if tight end Jimmy Graham is there or not, reports USA Today. Graham is not with the team because of a contract dispute.

"I'd hate to not have Jimmy," Brees said. "I'm very confident that a deal will get done. But if it doesn't, you worry about what you do have and who you do have out there."

Last season, Graham led the Saints with 86 catches, 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. Brees knows that. But he knows history, too. Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans in 2006, and he built a system around Brees, which is why the quarterback is confident.

"Look at our numbers over the last eight years," he said. "We've had a lot of different guys in there. Jimmy's only been here four years. He's only been here half the time. We were putting up some pretty big numbers before he got here, and we've been putting up some big numbers since he's been here. Hey, we do what we do. It's nice when you can have guys like Jimmy, and obviously he's a big part of our offense. If he's in there, we're going to try to get him the ball. We're game-planning ways to get him the ball, ways to put him in the best position to succeed. But if he's not, somebody else is going to get those touches. We'll put those guys in position."

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Drew Brees not close to retirement
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 35, but he has no plans of retiring any time soon, reports the Associated Press.

Brees said he could play at least another five years. And why not after three seasons in a row with 5,000-plus yards.

"Do I hope I can play into my 40s? Yes, I do. As long as I'm healthy and playing at a high level, then why not?" Brees said. "I certainly don't take it for granted and know that obviously you've got to prove yourself every year."

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Drew Brees excited for Brandin Cooks
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is excited about playing with new rookie receiver Brandin Cooks , reports ESPN.

"Yeah, it's awesome," Brees said. "I mean, we traded up to get this guy. So that tells me a lot about how we feel about this guy. Not only his talent and his skill set, but also just the type of guy he is. From all accounts, he's just a phenomenal person, a great teammate, extremely hard, tough work ethic, and just a character guy. Fits in perfect in our locker room and loves football. We love those guys."

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Brandin Cooks could be the No. 1 rookie Fantasy receiver
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Saints needed help at receiver after getting rid of Lance Moore and Darren Sproles this offseason, and they were aggressive in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Saints gave up the No. 27 and No. 91 picks to move up to No. 20 for Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks.

He will now become the third receiver for the Saints behind Marques Colston and Kenny Stills, but he could end up as the No. 1 Fantasy receiver this season, even ahead of Sammy Watkins (Bills), Mike Evans (Buccaneers) and Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants), who were all drafted ahead of him. Cooks landed with the best offense and best quarterback of that group.

We'll find out how the Saints plan to use Cooks, who has elite speed but is on the smallish side at 5-foot-10, 189 pounds. Think Tavon Austin of the Rams, but hope for DeSean Jackson at his best with the Eagles. And Cooks should fly on the turf at the Superdome.

I would only draft Cooks with a late-round flier in seasonal Fantasy leagues, but he's a late first round or early second-round pick in rookie-only formats. If the Saints use him the right way -- unlike how the Rams used Austin last year -- then he could be a sleeper in 2014.

As for Stills, don't panic with this move. He still has the chance for a breakout season as the starter opposite Colston. And Drew Brees definitely benefits with the addition of Cooks.

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Saints GM: No urgency to find Drew Brees' successor
by Larry Hartstein |

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis will be keeping his eyes on available quarterbacks in the draft, but said finding 35-year-old Drew Brees' successor is not a pressing issue, reports Fox Sports.

"We pay attention to that because you want to have someone in the wings who could step up and play for you," Loomis said. "I wouldn't say it's at the forefront of our minds, and yet we do recognize Drew's age. But if you talk to Drew, he's going to play a lot longer, so that's encouraging."

Loomis added he's pleased with current backup quarterbacks Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin.

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P18/8/14@ STL8:00 pm
P28/15/14TEN8:00 pm
P38/23/14@ IND8:00 pm
P48/28/14BAL8:00 pm
19/7/14@ ATL1:00 pm
29/14/14@ CLE1:00 pm
39/21/14MIN1:00 pm
49/28/14@ DAL8:30 pm
510/5/14TB1:00 pm
Bye: Week 6
710/19/14@ DET1:00 pm
810/26/14GB8:30 pm
910/30/14@ CAR8:25 pm
1011/9/14SF1:00 pm
1111/16/14CIN1:00 pm
1211/24/14BAL8:30 pm
1311/30/14@ PIT1:00 pm
1412/7/14CAR1:00 pm
1512/15/14@ CHI8:30 pm
1612/21/14ATL1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ TB1:00 pm
2001San Diego Chargers10271555.62218.1940102/124194.8
2002San Diego Chargers161652632060.832846.2452171624/18040476.9
2003San Diego Chargers111135620557.621085.9268111521/17828567.5
2004San Diego Chargers151540026265.531597.907927718/131409104.8
2005San Diego Chargers161650032364.635767.1554241527/22346489.2
2006New Orleans Saints161655435664.344187.9786261118/105611896.2
2007New Orleans Saints161665244067.544236.7858281816/10947889.4
2008New Orleans Saints161663541365.050697.9884341713/92661696.2
2009New Orleans Saints151551436370.643888.5475341120/1355811109.6
2010New Orleans Saints161665844868.146207.0280332225/185471090.9
2011New Orleans Saints161665746871.254768.3379461424/1586911110.6
2012New Orleans Saints161667042263.051777.7380431926/190661396.3
2013New Orleans Saints161665044668.651627.9476391237/2446715104.7
2001San Diego Chargers102189.013001
2002San Diego Chargers1616381303.4151010
2003San Diego Chargers111121844.018007
2004San Diego Chargers151553851.6222118
2005San Diego Chargers161621492.39108
2006New Orleans Saints161642320.816003
2007New Orleans Saints161623522.39108
2008New Orleans Saints161622-10.09004
2009New Orleans Saints151522331.510208
2010New Orleans Saints161618-3-0.27001
2011New Orleans Saints161621864.120115
2012New Orleans Saints16161550.311102
2013New Orleans Saints161635521.516306
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2003San Diego Chargers111112121.0211101
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2006New Orleans Saints161600---00000
2007New Orleans Saints16162105.080000
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2009New Orleans Saints15151-4-4.0-40000
2010New Orleans Saints1616177.070000
2011New Orleans Saints161600---00000
2012New Orleans Saints161600---00000
2013New Orleans Saints161600---00000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
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2002San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2003San Diego Chargers1111.000000.0000
2004San Diego Chargers1500.000000.0000
2005San Diego Chargers1622.000000.0000
2006New Orleans Saints1600.000000.0000
2007New Orleans Saints1633.000000.0000
2008New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
2009New Orleans Saints1500.000000.0000
2010New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2011New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
2012New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1600.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2001San Diego Chargers120010010
2002San Diego Chargers1620020020
2003San Diego Chargers1153000000
2004San Diego Chargers1572030030
2005San Diego Chargers1685000000
2006New Orleans Saints1683010010
2007New Orleans Saints1694000000
2008New Orleans Saints1661020020
2009New Orleans Saints15106020020
2010New Orleans Saints1692050050
2011New Orleans Saints1611000000
2012New Orleans Saints1651020020
2013New Orleans Saints1662000000
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