|Week 17 (@TB) - Average||24.0-38.0||248.0||2.0||0.5||2.5||0||20|
|Week 17 (@TB) - Dave Richard||19-32||188||2||0||0||0||19|
|Week 17 (@TB) - Jamey Eisenberg||29-44||308||2||1||5||0||22|
|2014 Season - Average||423.0-635.5||5056.5||39.0||13.0||50.5||0.5||404|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||415-609||5008||41||14||57||0||409|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||431-662||5105||37||12||44||1||398|
|Current Player Ranking: 2|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/27/2014||Drew Brees, QB NO||Matt Ryan, QB ATL|
|12/26/2014||Mark Sanchez, QB PHI|
Andy Dalton, QB CIN
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
Dan Herron, RB IND
Matt Prater, K DET
Packers , DST GB
Giovani Bernard, RB CIN
|Jimmy Graham, TE NO|
Drew Brees, QB NO
Randy Bullock, K HOU
Case Keenum, QB HOU
Jeremy Maclin, WR PHI
Josh Gordon, WR CLE
|12/26/2014||Drew Brees, QB NO|
Michael Floyd, WR ARI
|Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT
Rank Among Leaders
Saints' Drew Brees unable to overcome costly turnovers
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was credited with three costly turnovers in his team's 30-14 defeat to the Falcons in Week 16.
Brees was picked off by Desmond Trufant in the first quarter and by Robert McClain in the fourth. On the final play of the game, Osi Umenyiora recovered a fumble from Brees and took it 86 yards for a touchdown to eliminate New Orleans from playoff contention.
Brees threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the fourth quarter for his only score of the day. He finished 30 of 47 for 313 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, registering a 72.4 passer rating. He was sacked five times and finished with 8 rushing yards on two carries.
Bress will face Tampa Bay to end the season.
Drew Brees nearly perfect in Monday night victory
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/15/14) Saints quarterback Drew Brees continued his strong play on the road this season in Monday's 31-15 win at Chicago. Brees hit 29 of 36 throws, at one point completing 14 straight, for 375 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers.
Brees extended his NFL-record streak of seasons with 30-plus touchdown passes to seven. He has 31 after throwing a pair to tight end Josh Hill on rollouts and a pretty 9-yarder to wideout Marques Colston.
Brees posted his 46th game with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown throws, tying Peyton Manning for the all-time NFL lead.
Brees came out on fire, hitting 18 of 20 passes for 226 yards and two scores in the first half. He could have had a bigger night had tight end Jimmy Graham corralled a contested end-zone fade late in the third quarter.
Brees will try to keep rolling Week 16 against Atlanta.
Drew Brees shows he's still no sure thing
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/8/14) The most discouraging part about Drew Brees' performance Week 14 against Carolina, when he threw for 235 yards with one touchdown and one interception, is that it came just when he seemed to have figured things out, throwing for three touchdowns or more in three of his previous four games, including five last week at Pittsburgh.
That's the quarterback Fantasy owners were expecting to get when they drafted Brees in the second round, not this one with only one touchdown pass in three of his last six games.
Even with this performance -- which, by the way, could have been much worse considering he had just 64 yards heading into the fourth quarter -- Brees is still the third-best quarterback in standard CBSSports.com leagues since his bye in Week 6, only 14 points behind leader Peyton Manning, but he's lost the consistency that made him so valuable in the past.
Of course, consistency isn't a given with any quarterback these days. Just ask Manning owners about that. Any complaints you may have about Brees and his performance this season are relative to where you drafted him. You would have been thrilled with him as a fourth- or fifth-rounder.
Was it a disappointing performance? Yes, but he's shown in recent weeks he can still carry your team at times. Now isn't the time to rethink your quarterback situation, especially with a favorable matchup ahead Week 15 at Chicago.
Saints QB Drew Brees pads stats after poor performance
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) The final numbers looked OK for Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday. But until garbage time, they were terrible.
Most of the game was garbage time for New Orleans in a drubbing by Carolina. Brees was a horrid 11 of 24 for 64 yards, no touchdowns and one interception after three quarters. He finished a more respectable 29 of 49 for 238 yards and added a 7-yard score to backup tight end in the fourth quarter.
Brees threw an interception on his second pass and it all went downhill from there. He will try to recover on Monday Night Football in Week 15 on the road against Chicago.
Saints' Drew Brees posts season-high five TD game vs. Steelers
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(11/30/14) Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted a clean stat line Sunday against the Steelers, going 19 of 27 for 257 yards and a season-high five touchdown passes with no interceptions. It was Brees' ninth career game with five touchdown passes, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most in NFL history.
Brees completed at least one pass to nine receivers. Two of Brees' touchdowns came in the first half to tight end Benjamin Watson and fullback Erik Lorig. Then, in the second half, Brees found rookie wide receiver Nick Toon for his first career touchdown.
Brees finished off his day with a 69-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills, followed by a 3-yard touchdown to Marques Colston.
Brees will look to stay hot next week at home against Carolina.
Week 17 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
How might Week 17 play out for Fantasy owners still playing for something? Our Dave Richard shares his perspective one final time in 2014 in his Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
The Daily Dose for Week 17
If your seasonal Fantasy league ended in Week 16 you can still have fun for one more week on FanDuel. Our Jamey Eisenberg offers good and bad options in his Week 17 edition of Daily Dose.
Week 17 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Setting lineups can be a tricky proposition in Week 17 for those owners still playing for something. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his final Start 'Em and Sit 'Em for 2014.
Week 17 Game Rankings: Playoffs, byes, home field on the line
With playoff spots still to be decided, along with division titles, first-round byes and home-field advantage, Week 17 is loaded with critical games.
Agent's Take: The five teams with the worst salary cap situations
The Saints, Cards, Steelers, Pats and 49ers all face a serious cap crunch entering 2015. Which contracts gets re-done and who's expendable? We take a look.
|The refrain is the same with Drew Brees: He's among the best Fantasy quarterbacks you can get your hands on. One reason for it is his consistency -- over the last three years he's posted 20-plus Fantasy points in 37 of 48 games, more than anyone else. There is some concern that he'll take a step back because Darren Sproles was traded, Lance Moore was cut, Marques Colston keeps getting older and Jimmy Graham is unhappy with his contract. The biggest factor there is Graham -- if he holds out of training camp then there could be some tough times. But the Saints figure they have a great new threat in rookie Brandin Cooks, who has all sorts of potential. And while Colston might slip, Kenny Stills has tons of upside and has a year of experience to boot. Plus Graham is still a beast who should have his contract situation under control. Assuming Graham is in the fold, it's a virtual lock that Brees will remain an elite Fantasy quarterback. Peyton Manning will go ahead of him in drafts, but once he's gone then either Brees or Aaron Rodgers will come off the board next between 10th and 25th overall (a little later in PPR leagues).
(Updated 5/28/14) |