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Height/Weight: 6-0/209 | Birthdate: 1/15/1979 | Birthplace: Austin, TX, USA | Team: New Orleans | College: Purdue | NFL Experience: 14 | Owned/Started%: 100/82 | Average Draft Position: 8.30
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Drew Brees still your starting quarterback


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) It hasn't quite been vintage Drew Brees, but the veteran's performance over the last handful of games for the Saints should be enough to alleviate Fantasy owners' concerns about his value.

Brees tossed two more touchdowns while racking up 342 yards through the air Sunday, en route to his fourth 20-plus point game in a row. Sure, in the past, 24 Fantasy points might have been a pretty ho-hum outing from Brees in a dome, but it is better than Fantasy owners' worst-case scenarios after he posted just 17 and 19 Fantasy points in the first two games of the season.

Brees has pretty clearly taken a step back this season, with 11 touchdowns to seven interceptions representing his worst ratio since 2010. Still, even a subpar Drew Brees is a starting Fantasy option, so don't let your disappointment in him cause you to overreact. Brees should be in your lineup for Week 8 against the Packers.   


Drew Brees passes for 340-plus yards for third straight week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees hit 28 of 45 throws for 342 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 7 loss at Detroit, marking the third straight game he's passed for at least 340 yards. However, Brees threw late over the middle to wideout Marques Colston with just over three minutes left and was picked off by Lions safety Glover Quin.

With tight end Jimmy Graham hampered by a shoulder injury, Brees hooked up with deep threat Kenny Stills for a 46-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Earlier, Brees found fullback Austin Johnson for a 13-yard score.

Brees, who had a 13-yard rush, has thrown exactly two touchdowns in five straight games. He'll play the Packers in Week 8.


Drew Brees may not be such a great start


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/16/2014) Anyone who owns Drew Brees in Fantasy has been at least a little disappointed with the numbers he's delivered so far. But with an average of 314.8 yards per game and two touchdown passes in each of the last four games, he hasn't given anyone reason to consider sitting him.

But that changes in Week 7. The Saints are facing the league's toughest pass defense in Detroit, which made the Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater look hopelessly inept in Week 6 and limited the Packers' Aaron Rodgers to 162 yards in Week 3. That's just what the Lions do. They're the only team allowing fewer than 200 passing yards per game and have given up the fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks by far.

And then there's the matter of Brees being without star tight end Jimmy Graham for the first time this season. Between that, the killer matchup and the fact he hasn't been knock-you-over-good, we have a recipe for something radical.

Jamey Eisenberg still ranks Brees a respectable ninth at quarterback for this week, but I lean more Dave Richard's way. I'll go ahead and say it: I'm benching Brees for Joe Flacco in one league.


Time to adjust expectations for Drew Brees?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/5/2014) True, it didn't happen Week 3 against Minnesota or Week 4 at Dallas, but Week 5 against Tampa Bay was supposed to be different. That was when Saints quarterback Drew Brees was supposed to get back to doing all the things Drew Brees does -- you know, throwing three or four touchdown passes, single-handedly winning games for Fantasy owners, etc. The Buccaneers entered the game tied for 28th against the pass. What could go wrong?

How 'bout Brees himself? The star quarterback doubled his season total with three interceptions, and though he threw for a season-high 371 yards, he was once again limited to just two touchdowns through the air. Week after week, he has the matchup that's supposed to change everything, and week after week, he falls short.

Granted, most Fantasy owners would be thrilled to get two touchdown passes from their quarterback every week, but if you own Brees, you most likely passed up a really good running back to get him. You need him to outperform the average Fantasy quarterback, and so far, he hasn't.

The Saints are so pass-heavy that I don't see how he doesn't have better times ahead, but since you're without him in Week 6 anyway, you might want to shop him to see if you can still get first-round value for him. Doesn't mean you have to take it if you do, but particularly if you're struggling, you want to keep your options open.


Saints QB Drew Brees tosses two scores Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees tossed two touchdowns Week 5 against the Bucs.

Brees completed 35 of 57 passes for 371 yards and two scores. He also threw three interceptions during the contest. Brees had trouble around halftime. He threw his first pick while trying to score at the end of the half, and tossed his second on the team's first drive in the third quarter. He tossed his final interception as the club attempting to win the game in the fourth quarter. Despite Brees' shaky play, the Saints managed to drive down the field and score in overtime.

Brees is on a bye Week 6. 


This is the week for Drew Brees


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) Chris Towers said it last week. Now it's my turn to declare Week 5 the week Drew Brees gets back to being Drew Brees.

Which isn't to say he's been Drew Stanton or anything, but he's been a little too Drew Bledsoe for my liking through the first four weeks. Basically, I want to see less of the one- and two-touchdown games and more of the three- and four-touchdown variety.

This matchup against the Buccaneers presents him with his best chance yet to do just that. He has a favorable history against the division opponent, throwing for four touchdowns in three of his last four games against them, and the Buccaneers have been especially susceptible to the pass this year, ranking fourth-to-last in yards allowed (272.5) and giving up the highest passer rating (118.4).

The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns against them in Week 4. The Falcons' Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns against them a week earlier and could have had more if the Falcons let him finish out the lopsided victory.

Most likely, no one was seriously considering sitting Brees this week, but Jamey Eisenberg ranks him No. 1 among all quarterbacks. I'm cool with that.


Drew Brees throws for 340 yards in losing effort


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees did very little in the first half Sunday night at Dallas, throwing for 84 scoreless yards with an interception. Predictably, Brees heated up when New Orleans went into hurry-up, comeback mode.

Brees finished 32 of 44 for 340 yards and two touchdowns, adding a 6-yard rush. It was the third straight game he's thrown for two scores and his second 300-yard passing performance.

Both his touchdowns came in the fourth quarter with New Orleans well behind. Brees hit tight end Josh Hill for a 12-yard score and tight end Jimmy Graham for a 13-yard score.

Brees plays the Buccaneers in Week 5.

Vintage Drew Brees performance on deck


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) 863 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Eighth in scoring at his position. You would take that from 99 percent of quarterbacks without complaints. Of course, Drew Brees isn't 99 percent of quarterbacks, is he?

Brees has been fine, but he has yet to have a vintage Drew Brees performance for the Saints. In one league I am in, an 0-3 owner announced his intention to trade Brees, and strangely, nobody really jumped at the chance to grab one of the most productive quarterbacks in league history at what might be the nadir of his value. That might be a mistake.

Breese has completed 70.9 percent of his passes and is averaging 7.4 yards per attempt through three games, numbers that aren't terribly far removed from his levels of the last few years. However, he has thrown a touchdown on just 4.3 percent of his attempts, which would be his lowest number since 2007. It is also one that should surely improve, perhaps as soon as Week 4 against the Cowboys.

The Cowboys have managed to not live down to the extremely low expectations placed on them defensively this season, but they have still allowed quarterbacks to find the end zone on 6.1 percent of their passes so far. Expect Brees to exploit that, just like he did last year when he passed for four touchdowns and 392 yards against Dallas.

It probably goes without saying, but Brees is a must-start Fantasy option for Week 4. The Drew Brees we all expected is on the way.


Drew Brees breezes Saints past Vikings with solid game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not need to be his typically explosive self Sunday against the visiting Vikings. He merely required efficiency - and he was certainly efficient in their victory.

Brees carved up the Minnesota defense to the tune of 27 of 35 for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He started and ended hot. He opened the game by completing all five passes on a scoring drive that set the tone for the rest of the game, tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill later in the first quarter and hit veteran wideout Marques Colston for an 18-yard TD early in the fourth.

Despite the two scoring drives in the first quarter, Brees did much of his damage after intermission, completing 12 of 16 for 140 yards and the touchdown. He and his Saints will come marching into Dallas for a nationally televised game next Sunday night.


Drew Brees has Jekyll-Hyde game in defeat to Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees arrived in Cleveland with a meager 67.4 rating lifetime against the Browns and a 95.7 mark against all other competition. Those struggles continued Sunday afternoon - at least for a while.

Brees had managed to complete just half of his 10 passes for 13 yards one possession into the second quarter before consistently finding prolific tight end Jimmy Graham and bolstering his numbers. He finished 27 of 40 for 237 yards, two touchdowns to Graham and a costly pick-six by safety Tashaun Gipson off an overthrow in the second quarter.

He took advantage of single coverage on Graham late in the that quarter and beyond. Brees threw a 9-yard touchdown to his favorite target with three seconds remaining in the half to cut the deficit to 16-10 and found him again for a 1-yarder six minutes into the third to give his team its first lead.

Brees will attempt to guide the Saints to their first win in Week 3 against visiting Minnesota.


Drew Brees concedes scores to running game


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a mostly typical performance Week 1 at Atlanta. He spread the ball to seven different receivers, completing 29 of 42 passes for 333 yards to give him 300-plus yards in three of his last four games against the Falcons. And as usual, he did a fine job leading his team to the end zone. The Saints scored 34 points in the loss.

But because so many of their pass-catchers were halted inside the 5-yard line, Brees didn't get credit for many of those touchdowns himself. Instead, he handed the ball off to Mark Ingram for two, both 3-yarders, and Khiry Robinson for one, a 2-yarder. Brees' lone touchdown pass could have easily been another run. It was only a 3-yarder to rookie Brandin Cooks.

Still, the only low point for Brees was an interception in the end zone late in the third quarter, and even then, defensive back Robert McClain made a great play on the ball.

Brees, who has averaged 42.7 touchdown passes over the last three seasons, will try to find the end zone more Week 2 at the Browns, who gave up 365 passing yards to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1.


Drew Brees looks to light up Falcons


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/2/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees' two games against the Falcons last year weren't his best two of the 2013 season, but they were what you've come to expect from Brees. He threw to touchdown passes in each and only one interception total, averaging 317.5 yards through the air.

Given the way the Falcons defended the pass last year, those numbers could have been even better. Atlanta ranked 21st against the pass, allowing 243.6 yards per game, and gave up the second-highest quarterback rating of 102.4. They surrendered the fourth-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks.

While they made some changes to their defense this offseason, switching to a 3-4 scheme and adding Dwight Lowery at free safety, neither will be enough to slow down Brees. He's a must-start every week in Fantasy, but particularly with a matchup like this one.


Drew Brees fires two touchdowns in dress rehearsal game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was in midseason form during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

Brees orchestrated a 13-play, 80-yard opening drive, which was capped off by a 3-yard touchdown pass to Austin Johnson. He then hooked up with Marques Colston for a 13-yard touchdown strike late in the first quarter. He compiled 128 yards through the air while completing 9 of 15 passes. He added two touchdowns and no interceptions, registering a 127.2 passer rating.

Drew Brees says he's still not 100 percent


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to a full practice Sunday after nursing a strained oblique. He'll make his preseason debut Saturday at Indianapolis.

"I feel good," Brees said. "[Sunday] was my first day to kind of be full go. I’ve been taking it very slow, very deliberate – no use in rushing something that could get worse. So I wanted to make sure that it was all good. I’m still not 100 percent but I hope that by Saturday I am."


Drew Brees 'fully back' from oblique injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees participated in team drills Sunday, showing he's "fully back" from his strained oblique, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Brees missed the first two preseason games but is on track to play Saturday at Indianapolis.

Saints unveil inactives for Week 2 of preseason


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) The Saints will be without the following players for Friday's preseason game against the Titans: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Champ Bailey, Rod Sweeting, Erik Lorig, David Hawthorne, Kyle Knox, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Victor Butler, John Jenkins, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm, Patrick Robinson and Jairus Byrd.

Drew Brees to miss second straight preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees did some on-field work with wide receiver Kenny Stills prior to Friday's preseason game against the Titans. Brees will sit out his second straight preseason game because of a strained oblique, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. He will likely make his debut Aug. 23 at Indianapolis.

Highly unlikely Drew Brees plays Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) It's "extremely unlikely" that Saints quarterback Drew Brees plays Friday against the Titans, reports ESPN.com. Brees is recovering from a strained oblique and has yet to participate in team drills.

Look for Brees to get a taste of preseason action Aug. 23 at Indianapolis.


Drew Brees limited to individual drills


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees (strained oblique) did individual drills Wednesday but was a spectator for team drills, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Still, Brees' participation was the most he's done since suffering the injury Aug. 1.

Drew Brees takes another step toward return


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved closer Tuesday to returning from his strained oblique. He wore full pads in practice but did not participate in team drills.

"He's progressing well," coach Sean Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "So all those things are good signs. Every day he does a little bit more in the training room and then out here [on the practice fields]. We just keep working on the rehab and making sure, functionally, that we're not stressing [the injury] so that it sets him back."


Sean Payton: Drew Brees 'getting there'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees (strained oblique) did not practice again Monday but continued to "actively throw on the side," reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Yeah, I'm sure he's getting there," coach Sean Payton said.

Drew Brees still not practicing


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees watched practice again Sunday as he continues to nurse a strained oblique, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. It's now been 10 days since Brees practiced.

Team officials say it's a minor injury and they're just being cautious.


Saints list inactives for exhibition opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The Saints listed their inactives for Thursday's preseason opener against the Rams in St. Louis. Drew Brees, Pierre Thomas, Andy Tanner, Champ Bailey, Jarius Byrd, Terrence Frederick, Erik Lorig, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm and Victor Butler all did not dress for the game.

Drew Brees, Jairus Byrd sit out exhibition opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees worked out with newly-acquired safety Jairus Byrd on the field prior to Friday's preseason opener against the Rams in St. Louis. Both players were held out for precautionary reasons, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Brees has missed practices as of late because of a strained oblique, while Byrd has been recovering from offseason back surgery.

Saints: No decision yet on Drew Brees for Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Saints quarterback Drew Brees (strained oblique) has not practiced since last Thursday, but coach Sean Payton has yet to rule him out for Friday's preseason opener at St. Louis, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The team has a walkthrough scheduled Wednesday afternoon.