News: The Chiefs have agreed to terms with quarterback Chase Daniel on a three-year deal, ESPN reports. Daniel backed up Drew Brees in New Orleans for the first four years of his career.
Analysis: Daniel is expected to back up Alex Smith in Kansas City. We liked him coming out of Mizzou back in 2009 but with no prospects to play anytime soon, keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel entered Week 11 against the Raiders late in the fourth quarter after his team had already built up a sizable lead. He ended up completing one pass for 10 yards and also gained 19 yards on three carries while running the clock out. It was Daniel's first action of the season in the 38-17 win.
Analysis: Playing behind the durable Drew Brees, Daniel has not seen much playing time so far in his career and only an injury will change that. Continue to ignore the 26-year-old in all Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said quarterback Chase Daniel sprained his thumb and has a hairline fracture when he hit it on a helmet. He can't throw for at least two weeks, but he should be fine for training camp.
Analysis: Daniel has been the No. 1 quarterback for the Saints during offseason workouts with Drew Brees out with a contract dispute. Daniel should be fine for the start of the season, but he will return to backup duties once Brees signs. Ignore Daniel in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Quarterback Chase Daniel agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints on Monday, the team announced. Daniel's deal is worth $1 million with a $300,000 signing bonus, TheSidelineView.com reports. There's little doubt that Daniel will remain the backup behind Drew Brees. Daniel was a restricted free agent, but this deal means no tender was needed.
Analysis: Daniel will enter a contract year in 2012 and could get some attention if only because he backed up Brees. But until he finds regular playing time, Fantasy owners shouldn't sweat him.
News: Saints QB Chase Daniel got some rare playing time in Week 9 against the Panthers. With New Orleans leading 34-3 late in the fourth quarter, Daniel replaced Drew Brees on the team's final drive. Daniel did not get to attempt a throw, but he did scramble for 16 yards.
Analysis: Unless Brees gets injured, Daniel is only going to see mop-up duty. He still hasn't attempted a pass in his young career. Daniel remains just a handcuff option for Brees' owners. The Saints are off until Week 11 against the Seahawks.
News: The Saints released QB Patrick Ramsey, his agent told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. This means Chase Daniel won the backup job. Daniel completed 64.6 percent of his passes in the preseason for 369 yards and four touchdowns.
Analysis: Congrats to Daniel on winning the backup job, but as long as Drew Brees is healthy, Daniel is going to get used to sitting on the bench. He is merely a handcuff Fantasy option for Brees.
News: Fantasy owners should file this one away in case the unspeakable happens: Saints backup QB Chase Daniel fired three touchdown passes vs. the Texans in Week 2 of the preseason. Getting time with the first-team offense but playing the second half with the backups, Daniel completed 15 of 21 passes for 182 yards, many of which went to WR Adrian Arrington. Daniel did throw an interception and also ran for 9 yards.
Analysis: No one's drafting Daniel, but if Drew Brees misses playing time, here's some comfort that he'll be good enough to use in his place if you're in a pinch.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that New Orleans QB Chase Daniel might make a push for the No. 2 job behind starter Drew Brees and avoid the Saints bringing in a veteran to be the backup. Patrick Ramsey has been rumored to be a target for New Orleans. But Daniel hopes to win the job. "My mindset is to go in there and win the No. 2 spot," Daniel said. "I'm just going to go out there and compete and let the cards fall where they may."
Analysis: Daniel has minimal Fantasy value even if he's the No. 2 QB for the Saints. Unless Brees gets hurt, Daniel would not be worth using in the majority of leagues.
News: Saints QB Chase Daniel was active for the Week 17 loss at Carolina but he did not get into the game.
Analysis: Daniel is nothing but a backup in the NFL and most likely a third-string QB heading into next season. He's not worth owning in any Fantasy leagues.
News:Drew Brees is getting a rest for the New Orleans Saints' regular-season finale at Carolina. Coach Sean Payton has decided to start Mark Brunell in place of the star quarterback for Sunday's game. If Brees doesn't play, as expected, he will set an NFL record with his season-long completion percentage of 70.6. Ken Anderson has held the record since 1982, when he completed 70.55 percent of his passes for the Cincinnati Bengals. Brees will be listed as the Saints' third quarterback, behind Brunell and rookie Chase Daniel. The Times-Picayune first reported the move and the coach confirmed it to The Associated Press in an e-mail Saturday.
Analysis: Brees has thrown for 4,388 yards and 34 touchdowns this season. We expected Brees to play a minimal amount, but now it looks like he won't play at all. Assuming he's ruled inactive on Sunday, he should be benched in all leagues, and the case can be made to cut him in seasonal leagues since he won't help Fantasy owners at all in Week 17. Brunell could see anywhere from a quarter to three quarters of work and actually might be a fairly decent source of stats. If you're desperate for help at quarterback, Brunell is better than nothing and seemingly better than Brees. Daniel's playing time will be minimal so don't count on him for significant stats.
News:Sports Illustrated reports that the Saints will start Mark Brunell at quarterback in Week 17 at Carolina. Drew Brees, who typically starts for the Saints, will be the No. 3/emergency quarterback. Chase Daniel has Tweeted that he expects to be the back up to Brunell, and he might even see some playing time. The move is being made to keep Brees healthy for the Saints' playoff run; the team already has clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Analysis: We expected Brees to play a minimal amount, but now it looks like he won't play at all. Assuming he's ruled inactive on Sunday, he should be benched in all leagues, and the case can be made to cut him in seasonal leagues since he won't help Fantasy owners at all in Week 17. Brunell could see anywhere from a quarter to three quarters of work and actually might be a fairly decent source of stats. If you're desperate for help at quarterback, Brunell is better than nothing and seemingly better than Brees. Daniel's playing time will be minimal so don't count on him for significant stats. We'll have the official word on Brees' status this Sunday on Fantasy Football Today, 11 a.m. ET here on CBSSports.com.
News: The Saints waived reserve quarterback Chase Daniel on Wednesday to make room for Chris McAlister, but could re-sign him to the practice squad or to the regular roster if another spot opens up later.
Analysis: Daniel has been waived a few times in his rookie season, so he should be used to it. Daniel has a long ways to go to becoming a viable Fantasy option, so ignore him for now.
News: Saints QB Chase Daniel, K Garrett Hartley, DB Leigh Torrence, DB Malcolm Jenkins, RB Lynell Hamilton, LB Scott Fujita and DL Kendrick Clancy have all been ruled inactive for Week 7 at Miami.
Analysis: Hartley continues to sit out while John Carney is handling the placekicking duties. Fujita and Jenkins are both out due to injuries, and the Saints have no room for Hamilton as long as Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush and Mike Bell are healthy. Make sure to keep all of these players reserved for Week 7.
News: The Saints placed WR Rod Harper on injured reserve with a foot injury and re-signed QB Chase Daniel on Friday.
Analysis: Neither of these players were expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.
News: The Saints activated PK Garrett Hartley from the reserve/suspended list, but they didn't cut veteran kicker John Carney for him. Instead, the team will carry two kickers on its 53-man roster as they waived QB Chase Daniel. Carney is expected to remain the team's placekicker on game days.
Analysis: Daniel has some ability but just cannot be counted on in Fantasy play at this point. Keep him off rosters.
News: Saints WR Rod Harper, WR Lance Moore, RB Mike Bell, LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, DL Kendrick Clancy, TE Darnell Dinkins and QB Chase Daniel (third QB) have all been ruled inactive for Week 3 at Buffalo.
Analysis: Moore and Bell have both been ruled out of this game for a few days as they continue to battle injuries. They have the most Fantasy value among the inactive players when healthy. The remaining guys are mostly backups and have marginal appeal when active. Keep them reserved Week 3.
News: The Saints have added rookie quarterback Chase Daniel to the team's practice squad. The Saints also announced Sunday the team signed seven other players to the practice squad, including two 2008 draft choices - wide receiver Adrian Arrington and defensive tackle DeMario Pressley. The other players signed to the Saints' practice squad on Sunday include running back P.J. Hill, guard Tim Duckworth, wide receiver Matt Simon, cornerback Danny Gorrer and tackle Jermey Parnell.
Analysis: Daniel, an undrafted rookie from Missouri, signed with the Washington Redskins in April. But he but was waived Saturday during the Redskins' final preseason cuts. None of these players, including Daniel, have any Fantasy value.
News: Undrafted rookie QB Chase Daniel announced via Twitter that he was one of the final roster cuts by the Redskins and might get a place on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Analysis: Daniel was a good quarterback at Mizzou and should eventually latch on as a reserve in the NFL. He never was considered useful in Fantasy play, though.
News: Washington has a quarterback battle on its hands but it comes for the No. 3 job behind Jason Campbell and Todd Collins. Redskins.com reports the battle for the third-string QB position is between last year's No. 3 Colt Brennan and undrafted free agent rookie and Heisman contender last season in Chase Daniel from Missouri Tigers fame. "We saw that Todd was not willing to bow down and give up his No. 2 spot," Zorn said. "So the competition is for the No. 3 spot, and Chase is making a statement about that." Added Zorn: "Theres a real battle going on right there."
Analysis: Daniel went 6 for 8 in his debut last Saturday against the Steelers. He led the Redskins to victory in the game and threw for 58 yards with two touchdown passes. Entering preseason, Brennan was thought to be the front-runner for at least the No. 3 job. He was shaky in the Redskins preseason opener vs. Baltimore, completing 4 of 12 passes for 43 yards and one interception. He wasn't much better against Pittsburgh as he went 3 of 5 for 42 yards with a costly interception in the red zone. Neither QB is a Fantasy option this season, however, so don't go drafting them.
News: Washington QB Chase Daniel played well during his time in the Redskins' preseason win over the Steelers on Saturday. Daniel engineered the drives that would put Washington ahead for good as he went 6 of 8 for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Daniel hit Marko Mitchell with a 3-yard pass in the 3rd quarter for a score and connected with Fred Davis for an 18-yard touchdown in the 4th. "I really liked what Chase Daniel did with his time in there," said coach Jim Zorn. "He proved that he can scrap and complete passes. He was accurate. He had a great scramble for a first down." Daniel also rushed once for 22 yards and a first down.
Analysis: Daniel is fighting to land the third-string backup job with Colt Brennan behind Jason Campbell and Todd Collins. On Saturday, Daniel certainly looked the best of the three but was playing against the Steelers' scrubs. Daniel was successful in a good system in college at Missouri, but he's not going to see much time in the NFL this season with the Redskins. Ignore him on Draft Day.
News: The Star-Telegram reports Redskins rookie QB Chase Daniel has hopes of making the team this year after going undrafted out of Missouri. Daniel is working on learning the Redskins' playbook and preparing for training camp, where he'll fight for a roster spot with Colt Brennan and Todd Collins. "I feel like I have a fair shot," Daniel said. "I just have to go up there and play and not worry about anything else. It's going to be tough and an uphill battle story of my life."
Analysis: Daniel was successful in a good system in college at Missouri, but he's not going to see much time in the NFL this season with the Redskins. Ignore him on Draft Day.