Drew Brees

#9 QB / New Orleans Saints / EXP: 18YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 209 lb Age: 39 College: Purdue Bye 6

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Player Outlook

Drew Brees will still get picked as a Fantasy starter, but there are legit concerns about his productivity -- and it's unrelated to his skills. His 72 percent completion rate and No. 2 rank in Pro Football Focus' prestigious deep passing metric from last year is proof his arm isn't declining. Instead, it's Brees' lack of pass attempts -- 33.5 per game in 2017, his lowest average since 2009. In a related story, Brees set eight-year lows in passing yardage and touchdowns while the Saints' 444 rush attempts were the most they've had since -- surprise! -- 2009. Obviously if Sean Payton's crew still runs the ball well and the defense stays strong, Brees won't have to throw as much. It's a sticking point that will cost Brees some big games, but it's also something that should be priced into his Draft Day price tag. Don't be the guy who takes Brees in Round 3 or 4 -- instead, take him toward the end of Round 6 or later (especially in PPR). If it feels like a steal, you're doing something right.

Player News
  • Saints' Drew Brees: Reaches terms for two years
    By RotoWire Staff

    Brees and the Saints have reached agreement on a two-year, $50 million contract that includes $27 million guaranteed, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports. Brees could get more money on the open market, but he reportedly has no interest in switching teams for the final few years of his career. Understandably so, given that he's a living legend in New Orleans, where the current roster boasts an excellent supporting cast that includes Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. The Saints also are expected to seek an upgrade at tight end now that they don't have to worry about a dead cap charge from Brees' last contract accelerating to 2018. A reunion with Jimmy Graham isn't out of the question.

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  • Saints' Drew Brees: Nearing agreement
    By RotoWire Staff

    Brees and the Saints are expected to reach agreement on a two-year contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Brees isn't believed to have any interest in leaving New Orleans, but he nonetheless has some leverage thanks to the structure of his last contract, which would leave the Saints with a dead cap charge of $18 million for 2018 if they don't sign the quarterback to a new deal before free agency opens at 4:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday. All signs point to Brees staying put, even if negotiations have been somewhat tenuous.

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  • Saints' Drew Brees: Likely staying in Bayou
    By RotoWire Staff

    Brees is still expected to re-sign with the Saints, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Brees can become an unrestricted free agent when the league year begins March 14, but he isn't believed to have any interest in a change of scenery at this stage of his career. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis met with Brees' agent Thursday night, and while the two parties have yet to reach an agreement, Loomis reiterated that the quarterback will stay with the team. Brees set an NFL record by completing 72.0 percent of his passes last season, but it didn't translate to the customary gaudy statistics as the Saints were able to rely on an elite running game and a finally-competent defense.

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  • Saints' Drew Brees: Wants to stay in New Orleans
    By RotoWire Staff

    Though Brees is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March, when asked following Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Vikings if he considered himself a part of the Saints' future, he replied, "I do," Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Brees, who turned 39 on Monday, continues to play at a very high level, having passed for 4,334 yards this past season while logging a 23:8 TD:INT ratio. Meanwhile, top backup Chase Daniel is also slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and No. 3 signal caller Taysom Hill is signed through 2019. Expect the Saints to make re-signing Brees -- who has excelled as the franchise signal caller since 2006 -- an offseason priority. Given his desire to remain with the team, it would be surprising if the two sides aren't able to strike a deal.

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  • Saints' Drew Brees: Unsuccessful in comeback attempt
    By RotoWire Staff

    Brees completed 25 of 40 passes for 294 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings. Brees and the Saints looked to be on the wrong side of a potential blowout when they fell behind 17-0 by halftime, as a tough Minnesota defense stifled New Orleans' ground game while picking off two of Brees' passes in the process. However, the veteran gunslinger hit the ground running coming out of the break and picked apart the Vikings secondary throughout the second half. He came within seconds of securing the win after leading his team to a field goal to go up 24-23 with 25 seconds remaining, but the Vikings' offense took advantage of a Saints defensive blunder and got Stefon Diggs loose for a game-winning touchdown as time expired. On the bright side for Brees is the fact that all of his key offensive weapons are set to return to New Orleans for the 2018 campaign, though potential investors in the aging quarterback should keep in mind that the Saints' evident shift away from a pass-heavy offensive attack in 2017 seems likely to persist going forward.

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Completed Games

WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
1 @MIN 37 27 291 1 0 0 0 17
2 NE 45 27 356 2 0 0 0 26
3 @CAR 29 22 220 3 0 0 0 26
4 @MIA 41 29 268 2 0 3 0 22
5 BYE - - - - - - - -
6 DET 30 20 186 2 2 1 0 17
7 @GB 38 27 331 1 2 -1 1 23
8 CHI 28 23 299 0 0 -2 0 11
9 TB 27 22 263 2 0 2 0 22
10 @BUF 25 18 184 0 0 6 1 13
11 WAS 41 29 385 2 1 2 0 26
12 @LAR 32 22 246 1 0 5 0 15
13 CAR 34 25 269 1 0 -3 0 16
14 @ATL 35 26 271 2 1 2 0 21
15 NYJ 36 26 281 2 1 -1 0 22
16 ATL 28 21 239 1 1 -4 0 14
17 @TB 30 22 245 1 0 2 0 15
PROJECTION 579 412 4492 26 12 38 1.5 321.4

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/09 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 18.56
2 09/16 Cleveland Browns 28 21.31
3 09/23 @Atlanta Falcons 11 17.89
4 09/30 @New York Giants 32 22.88
5 10/09 Washington Redskins 10 17.88
6 BYE - - -
7 10/21 @Baltimore Ravens 2 14.13
8 10/29 @Minnesota Vikings 1 14.11
9 11/04 Los Angeles Rams 9 16.65
10 11/11 @Cincinnati Bengals 12 17.94
11 11/18 Philadelphia Eagles 16 18.63
12 11/23 Atlanta Falcons 11 17.89
13 11/30 @Dallas Cowboys 22 19.75
14 12/09 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 18.56
15 12/18 @Carolina Panthers 17 18.94
16 12/23 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 16.18
17 12/30 Carolina Panthers 17 18.94

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Career Stats

Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 72.0 4334 23 8 12 2 316
2016 70.0 5208 37 15 20 2 421
2015 68.3 4870 32 11 14 1 378
2014 69.2 4952 33 17 68 1 385
2013 68.6 5162 39 12 52 3 447
2012 63.0 5177 43 19 5 1 450
2011 71.2 5476 46 14 86 1 497
2010 68.1 4620 33 22 -3 0 356
2009 70.6 4388 34 11 33 2 371
2008 65.0 5069 34 17 -1 0 387
2007 67.6 4428 28 18 52 1 331
2006 64.3 4418 26 11 32 0 318
2005 64.6 3576 24 15 49 1 272
2004 65.5 3159 27 7 85 2 300
2003 57.6 2108 11 15 84 0 145
2002 60.8 3284 17 16 130 1 236
2001 55.6 221 1 0 18 0 15
3 Year Avg 69.9 4804 31 11 15 2 376
Career 66.9 70445 488 228 736 18

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