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Quarterback, New Orleans Saints

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Draft: 2001 Round 2 (1)
College: Purdue
DOB: 1979-01-15 Age: 42

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2001 SD 2 15 27 55.6 221 1 0 2 18 9.0 0 16.9 8.4
2002 SD 16 320 526 60.8 3,284 17 16 38 130 3.4 1 251.2 15.7
2003 SD 11 205 356 57.6 2,108 11 15 21 84 4.0 0 157.8 14.3
2004 SD 15 262 400 65.5 3,159 27 7 53 85 1.6 2 286.5 19.1
2005 SD 16 323 500 64.6 3,576 24 15 21 49 2.3 1 285.7 17.9
2006 NO 16 357 555 64.3 4,424 26 11 42 32 0.8 0 328.4 20.5
2007 NO 16 443 655 67.6 4,428 28 18 24 52 2.2 1 344.6 21.5
2008 NO 16 413 635 65.0 5,069 34 17 22 -1 -0.0 0 389.4 24.3
2009 NO 15 363 514 70.6 4,388 34 11 22 33 1.5 2 370.7 24.7
2010 NO 16 448 658 68.1 4,620 33 22 18 -3 -0.2 0 362.7 22.7
2011 NO 16 468 657 71.2 5,476 46 14 21 86 4.1 1 472.4 29.5
2012 NO 16 422 670 63.0 5,177 43 19 15 5 0.3 1 437.4 27.3
2013 NO 16 446 650 68.6 5,162 39 12 34 54 1.6 3 437.5 27.3
2014 NO 16 456 659 69.2 4,952 33 17 27 68 2.5 1 392.4 24.5
2015 NO 15 429 627 68.4 4,878 32 10 24 14 0.6 1 379.3 25.3
2016 NO 16 471 673 70.0 5,207 37 15 23 20 0.9 2 422.4 26.4
2017 NO 16 387 537 72.1 4,338 23 8 33 12 0.4 2 322.1 20.1
2018 NO 15 364 489 74.4 3,992 32 5 31 22 0.7 4 353.8 23.6
2019 NO 11 281 378 74.3 2,979 27 4 9 -4 -0.4 1 262.6 23.9
2020 NO 12 275 390 70.5 2,942 24 6 18 -2 -0.1 2 254.9 21.2
2020 (Projected) NO   378 517 73.1 4,138 32 8 29 23 0.8 1 343.2  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Brees was actually the 6th-ranked quarterback in 2019 according to fantasy points scored per game (23.9) tied with Russell Wilson. His rank was pushed down because of time missed due to a broken hand. He was remarkably efficient, completing 74.3% of his passes (after completing 74.4% in 2018). He also had an impressive 7.1% touchdown rate and continued to avoid interceptions, throwing only 4 in 378 attempts.

Brees may not have as big of an arm at 41 years old as he did when he was younger, but that has not stopped him from being effective. He had the Saints within a whisper of the Super Bowl, and with an overall great roster and the coaching staff intact, they have another good shot to get there this season.

The Saints' offensive line has been a strength, and they drafted Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Ruiz could start at center or guard and likely replace Larry Warford in the starting lineup, who was released this offseason. The unit does a good job of keeping Brees from getting hit. In addition to that potential upgrade, the receiving corps added Emmanuel Sanders, who could be the long-needed second option at the position. This should help Brees not depend so heavily on Michael Thomas and simply find the open man - which could lead to an even better 2020 season.

The biggest red flag when it comes to Brees is his age, and all indications are that this is his final season under center. If his body breaks down, or if the Saints decide to use Taysom Hill more in 2020, that could hurt Brees statistically. But in all likelihood, he will be a steady, reliable option once again.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Drew Brees
QB2QB2 Taysom Hill
QB3QB3 Jameis Winston
QB4QB4 Trevor Siemian
Saints Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Saints want Jameis Winston back
Sean Payton indicates they'll make a run at Winston in free agency
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Feb 3, 9:30 am

New Orleans
#Saints coach Sean Payton makes clear the team wants Jameis Winston back. They didn’t call on new #Rams QB Matthew Stafford, another potential vote of confidence for his current QBs. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Winston is a free agent but Sean Peyton indicated on Good Morning Football that they will pursue the 27 year-old quarterback. Winston did not start any games for the Saints in 2020 despite Drew Brees missing four games with a rib injury. Taysom Hill will be in the mix but there's a real chance Winston could be the Saints starter in 2021.


Injury Michael Thomas expected to have surgery
Shoulder and ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jan 19, 10:57 am

New Orleans
Saints’ WR Michael Thomas is likely to have surgeries on both the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his high ankle this offseason, per source. He knew it was likely Drew Brees’ last year and didn’t want to miss out trying win a Super Bowl with him. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thomas was an injury bust in 2020 dealing with ankle and hamstring problems most of the season. He only played in 7 regular season games and posted a goose egg in last week's playoff game against the Bucs. With Drew Brees headed towards retirement it likely we'll see Thomas' 2021 ADP a couple rounds lower than his 1.07 ADP in 2020.


Injury Saints rule out Michael Thomas
Missed practice all week with ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 18, 4:03 pm

New Orleans
Saints’ ruled out WR Michael Thomas for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is a significant blow to the Saints offense and to Thomas' fantasy owners. Expect Alvin Kamara to soak up targets from Drew Brees along with increased work for Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Jared Cook. The Chiefs have given up the 7th most fantasy points to tight ends.


Injury Drew Brees will start for the Saints against KC
Rib injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 18, 9:38 am

New Orleans
Drew Brees will be the Saints’ starting QB Sunday vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, source tells ESPN. Saints believe he is fully healthy and doctors have cleared him to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Shefter goes on to say that Jameis Winston will be the backup quarterback with Taysom Hill playing his typical swiss army knife role. This move does help the fantasy floors of Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Jared Cook in what should be a high-scoring game against the Chiefs. Brees checks in as a solid QB2 with low-end QB1 upside.


Injury Drew Brees remains without a timetable for return
Eligible to return from IR after missing last three games
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 7, 6:45 pm

New Orleans
Sean Payton on Drew Brees status: “I honestly wouldn't be able to give you a time frame. He’s like a handful of the other guys that are down there working their tails off to get back healthy, 100% and we'll kind of see when that is.” (The Athletic - Katherine Terrell)

FFToday's Take: Brees can return this week, but it is anyone's guess how quickly a 41-year-old man can be expected to fully recover from 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The Saints are holding onto the No. 1 seed in the NFC with relative ease without him, going 3-0 with Taysom Hill under center. Fantasy owners of Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook would like to see Brees return sooner than later, but it appears they may have to wait at least one more week.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB W 34-23 18 30 60.0 160 2 0 2 0 0.0 0 16.0
2 at LV L 24-34 26 38 68.4 312 1 1 0 0 - 0 19.6
3 GB L 30-37 29 36 80.6 288 3 0 0 0 - 0 26.4
4 at DET W 35-29 19 25 76.0 246 2 1 3 -3 -1.0 0 20.0
5 LAC W 30-27 33 47 70.2 325 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 26.4
7 CAR W 27-24 29 36 80.6 287 2 0 3 2 0.7 1 28.6
8 at CHI W 26-23 31 41 75.6 280 2 0 3 4 1.3 0 22.4
9 at TB W 38-3 26 32 81.3 222 4 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 26.9
10 SF W 27-13 8 13 61.5 76 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 7.7
15 KC L 29-32 15 34 44.1 234 3 1 0 0 - 0 23.7
16 MIN W 52-33 19 26 73.1 311 0 2 3 -3 -1.0 0 15.3
17 at CAR W 33-7 22 32 68.8 201 3 0 0 0 - 0 22.1
WC CHI W 21-9 28 39 71.8 265 2 0 3 2 0.7 0 21.5
DP TB L 20-30 19 34 55.9 134 1 3 2 3 1.5 0 11.0
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 HOU W 30-28 32 43 74.4 370 2 1 0 0 - 0 26.5
2 at LAR L 9-27 3 5 60.0 38 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.9
8 ARI W 31-9 34 43 79.1 373 3 1 0 0 - 0 30.7
10 ATL L 9-26 32 45 71.1 287 0 0 0 0 - 0 14.4
11 at TB W 34-17 28 35 80.0 228 3 0 3 0 0.0 0 23.4
12 CAR W 34-31 30 39 76.9 311 3 1 0 0 - 0 27.6
13 at ATL W 26-18 18 30 60.0 184 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 13.1
14 SF L 46-48 29 40 72.5 349 5 0 1 1 1.0 1 43.6
15 IND W 34-7 29 30 96.7 307 4 0 0 0 - 0 31.4
16 at TEN W 38-28 27 38 71.1 279 3 0 3 -3 -1.0 0 25.7
17 at CAR W 42-10 19 30 63.3 253 3 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 24.6
WC MIN L 20-26 26 33 78.8 208 1 1 1 5 5.0 0 14.9
WC = Wild-Card

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB L 40-48 37 45 82.2 439 3 0 0 0 - 0 34.0
2 CLE W 21-18 28 35 80.0 243 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 20.1
3 at ATL W 43-37 39 49 79.6 396 3 0 3 7 2.3 2 44.5
4 at NYG W 33-18 18 32 56.3 217 0 0 4 -1 -0.3 0 10.8
5 WAS W 43-19 26 29 89.7 363 3 0 2 1 0.5 0 30.3
7 at BAL W 24-23 22 30 73.3 212 2 0 4 3 0.8 0 18.9
8 at MIN W 30-20 18 23 78.3 120 1 1 0 0 - 0 10.0
9 LAR W 45-35 25 36 69.4 346 4 0 4 16 4.0 0 34.9
10 at CIN W 51-14 22 25 88.0 265 3 0 2 3 1.5 1 31.6
11 PHI W 48-7 22 30 73.3 363 4 0 0 0 - 0 34.2
12 ATL W 31-17 15 22 68.2 171 4 1 4 -4 -1.0 0 24.2
13 at DAL L 10-13 18 28 64.3 127 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 10.6
14 at TB W 28-14 24 31 77.4 201 1 1 3 -1 -0.3 1 20.0
15 at CAR W 12-9 23 35 65.7 203 0 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 10.0
16 PIT W 31-28 27 39 69.2 326 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 20.2
DP PHI W 20-14 28 38 73.7 301 2 1 3 0 0.0 0 23.1
CC LAR L 23-26 26 40 65.0 249 2 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 20.3
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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