|Week 16 (@CAR) - Average||29.7-42.0||351.3||1.7||1.3||1.7||0.3||23.4|
|Week 16 (@CAR) - Dave Richard||34-44||371||2||2||0||0||22|
|Week 16 (@CAR) - Jamey Eisenberg||31-45||399||1||1||4||1||25|
|Week 16 (@CAR) - Nathan Zegura||24-37||284||2||1||1||0||21|
|2013 Season - Average||445.3-663.3||5120.7||42.7||16.0||21.3||1.0||423|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||456-680||5185||42||17||15||0||413|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||434-655||5055||42||14||20||2||428|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||446-655||5122||44||17||29||1||429|
|Current Player Ranking: 5|
|Red Zone Stats|
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|12/19/2013||Jamaal Charles, RB KC|
Michael Floyd, WR ARI
Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI
Carson Palmer, QB ARI
|Matt Forte, RB CHI|
Drew Brees, QB NO
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
Tavon Austin, WR STL
|12/19/2013||Drew Brees, QB NO|
Dez Bryant, WR DAL
DeSean Jackson, WR PHI
|Golden Tate, WR SEA|
Marvin Jones, WR CIN
Jordy Nelson, WR GB
|12/18/2013||Donald Brown, RB IND|
A.J. Green, WR CIN
Colts , D IND
Antonio Gates, TE SD
Jaguars , ST JAC
Justin Houston, OLB KC
Steelers , D PIT
|Wes Welker, WR DEN|
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
DeMarco Murray, RB DAL
Seahawks , D SEA
Drew Brees, QB NO
Dez Bryant, WR DAL
Knowshon Moreno, RB DEN
Rank Among Leaders
|Drew Brees in for a rough matchup Week 16 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8:31 am ET) Saints quarterback Drew Brees is facing a tough Panthers secondary Week 16.
The Panthers have been hard on opposing quarterbacks, allowing them to score just 13.14 Fantasy points per game, the second lowest figure in the league. Through 14 games, the team has allowed 14 touchdowns, also second lowest in the league. The two teams played just two weeks ago in New Orleans. In that game, Brees carved up the Carolina secondary, throwing for four touchdowns.
Against similarly tough defenses, Brees hasn't fared as well. He was held to just one touchdown against both the 49ers and the Seahawks earlier this season. The reason he was so successful against Carolina earlier in the year may have been due to the fact that the Saints played at home. Brees hasn't performed as well on the road this season, throwing 11 touchdowns to seven interceptions in seven games. He's thrown 23 touchdowns to three interceptions at home. Brees is an elite option at quarterback, so it's unlikely he's being benched in most Fantasy leagues, regardless of the tough matchup.
|Drew Brees interceptions force catch-up mode failure in Week 15 |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(12/15/13) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was thoroughly outplayed by Rams counterpart Kellen Clemens on Sunday. That is a sentence nobody believed they would read heading into Week 15.
His big numbers were merely a product of catch-up football and extended garbage time. Brees completed 39 of 56 passes, two first-quarter interceptions and one make-the-score-look-better touchdown to wide receiver Marques Colston with three minutes remaining.
Brees tossed a pick on his first pass, then another in the middle of the quarter. He came on strong in the second quarter and finished the half 16 of 21 for 169 yards, but he ended up with his second poor all-around performance in the last three weeks, both on the road.
That doesn't bode well for next Sunday, when Brees and the Saints offense face a sterner test at Carolina.
|Drew Brees should take advantage of Rams on Sunday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(12/11/13) The stars - or at least the stats - are aligning just right for Saints quarterback Drew Brees to rack up some big numbers again Sunday at St. Louis.
The Rams have been giving up long aerial gains all year. It's no wonder that they rank third in the NFL in pass attempts against, but 22nd in yards yielded through the air and 30th in net yards allowed per pass play (7.1).
That leads to a perfect scenario for Brees, who ranks second behind Peyton Manning in passing yards with 4,107 and is as accurate deep as any quarterback in the NFL. He also ranks second behind Philip Rivers in completing 68 percent of his throws.
Brees regained his mojo Sunday against Carolina after a down game at Seattle. He threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns against the Panthers, who boast a far superior pass defense to the Rams. All three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers rank Brees second this week among NFL quarterbacks. He is, of course, an automatic start and should rack up plenty of points in Week 15.
|Drew Brees carves up Panthers for 313 yards, four touchdowns |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/8/13) The Panthers arrived in the Superdome with the league's top scoring defense, but they hardly bothered Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He completed 30 of 42 throws for 313 yards and four touchdowns, his fourth game this season with at least four scoring passes.
Brees became the fastest player in NFL history to surpass 50,000 passing yards and set an NFL record with his eighth straight 4,000-yard season. He notched his ninth 300-yard passing game this year. In his last 13 prime-time home games, Brees has thrown 43 touchdowns against four interceptions.
Brees threw two touchdowns apiece to receiver Marques Colston and tight end Jimmy Graham while not committing a turnover. It was an expected, but welcome bounceback after Brees was held to 147 passing yards at Seattle in Week 13.
Up to 34 touchdowns, Brees visits the Rams in Week 15.
|Drew Brees happy to be back home |
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/6/13) Saints quarterback Drew Brees is hoping to rebound from his Week 13 debacle at Seattle with a strong performance against Carolina at home. And home is where Brees tends to thrive.
Brees has at least 24 Fantasy points in five of six home games this season, and he's scored 35 or more points three times in the Superdome. He also has a good history against the Panthers with four games in a row with at least 325 passing yards and 13 total touchdowns and five interceptions over that span.
Now for the bad news. This year's version of the Panthers have not allowed a quarterback to score 20 Fantasy points, and no quarterback has thrown multiple touchdowns, including matchups with Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady. But we think Brees at home will be the first to accomplish this feat.
Keep Brees active in all leagues, and we hope he gets back on track after scoring just nine Fantasy points against the Seahawks.
|Just how great is Drew Brees for Fantasy? He's posted 20-plus Fantasy points in 25 of his last 32 games, more than anyone else. He's missed one game since arriving in New Orleans and has attempted more than 650 passes in each of his past three seasons. When you shop for a Fantasy quarterback, Brees gives you everything you could possibly want in terms of production and consistency, which is why he's expected to be the top quarterback taken in drafts this summer. But because of the deluge of quarterbacks available, he figures to slip into Round 2 of most drafts. Don't hesitate to take him then knowing just how effective he should be. The plus side is in drafting Brees you won't need to take a backup, freeing up another roster spot for someone else. (Updated 4/26/13) |