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Drew Brees QB - NO

Experience: 16 YRS   Height: 6'0"   Weight: 209  Bye: 5
Proj Pts.
370

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Saints LT Terron Armstead suffered a torn shoulder labrum Wednesday that will require surgery. According to ESPN, he's expected to miss 4-6 months. The short end of that span would make Armstead available in mid-October, but it's tough to imagine his upper-body strength being ready for the rigors of NFL blocking right away. New Orleans will have to approach the season as though it won't have it's star LT. That's obviously a significant blow to Drew Brees' pass protection and a challenge for the Saints' running game. We're not downgrading their fantasy prospects at this point, because New Orleans has delivered big offensive numbers for so long under Brees and HC Sean Payton. But losing Armstead adds downside risk and could be a tie-breaker if you're weighing Mark Ingram or Adrian Peterson against the next guy on your fantasy football draft list.

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For the 2nd straight week, Saints QB Drew Brees posted 0 TDs and 3 INTs. This time it came against Tampa Bay’s streaking defense, one that limited him to just 6.3 yards per attempt. Brees simply wasn't making sound decisions, either. He did appear to connect with Brandin Cooks for a short-range score, but the hookup was overturned on replay. Brees’ struggles could continue next week with a road date at Arizona on the schedule. Consider him a low-end QB1 for that one.

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Saints HC Sean Payton hasn't noticed any signs of decline from 37-year-old QB Drew Brees. "I have not seen -- there's not a rep, a play where I've noticed something different," Payton said. "We know how he trains, his diet, everything in his day to prepare to play well at that position." If we're being literal, Brees' numbers have actually decreased in each of the past 4 seasons. But that's starting from a sky-high 5,476-yard, 46-TD 2011 campaign. His 4,870 yards and 32 scores last year ranked 1st and 7th, respectively. Brees has finished 10 straight seasons among the top 6 QBs in fantasy points. He's a good bet to make it 11 in a row this year.

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Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. He was noticeably hobbled by that foot injury last week but chucked 3 TDs after returning for the 2nd half. Brees is a strong fantasy play vs. Jacksonville’s 31st-ranked QB defense.

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Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) will start against the Jaguars later today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Brees practiced on Friday and seemed optimistic about his status all week.  After tearing his plantar fascia late in the 2nd quarter of last Monday night's game, Brees returned for the 2nd half to complete 21 of 31 passes for 231 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs.  The foot issue adds some risk, but Brees has high-end QB1 upside at home against a bad Jacksonville pass defense.

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Injury Predictor

Brees has missed just 1 start in his Saints career — Week 3 of 2015. He sat with a bruised right rotator cuff. Brees also endured a torn right plantar fascia in December of 2015, although it didn’t cost him any games. Injury-wise, he's been extremely fortunate to this point.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
0.90 0.2% 2.9%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 21, 2015 Pedal Plantar Fascia Tear Grade 3 Brees tore a muscle in his right foot in the game against the lions but was able to play through his injury.
Sep 20, 2015 Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Brees' right shoulder suffered a rotator cuff bruise but this injury was not enough to make him miss any game time.
Aug 2, 2014 Thigh Glute Strain During the preseason in 2014, Brees strained his thigh but it was very minor.
Dec 22, 2013 Knee Strain Grade 1 In week 16 against the Panthers, Brees strained his right knee but plays through it, missing 0 games.
Oct 3, 2010 Knee MCL Pull Grade 1 Brees was banged up in his game against the Panthers and suffered a low grade MCL pull but was not forced to miss any games.
Dec 31, 2005 Shoulder Labrum Tear Brees tore his labrum in his shoulder forcing him to miss two quarter but made a quick recovery so he didn't miss any games.

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