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Drew Brees

Drew Brees QB - NO

Experience: 17 YRS  
Height: 6'0"  
Weight: 209 
Bye: 6

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The Saints and QB Drew Brees have agreed to a 2-year, $50 million contract with $27 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network. This deal took a bit longer than expected to materialize, but Brees was never leaving New Orleans. While his 10th-place fantasy finish this past season was his worst as a Saint, Brees remained as effective as ever. He set a career high with a 72.0% completion rate, averaged 8.1 yards per attempt and tossed 23 TDs vs. just 8 INTs. His fantasy ceiling has been capped in New Orleans' RB-centric offense, but Brees will remain 1 of the safest QB1 bets in 2018 fantasy drafts.

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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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Injury Predictor

Brees has lost just 1 start to injury 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 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 ?
0.06 1.5% 20.9%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 21, 2015 Pedal Plantar Fascia Tear Grade 3 Brees suffered a torn plantar fascia in his right foot but was able to play through it.
Sep 20, 2015 Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Brees suffered a bruised rotator cuff in his right (throwing) shoulder and missed 1 game.
Oct 3, 2010 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Brees injured his MCL in Week 4 but didn't miss any games. There were some reports that the ligament was torn.
Dec 31, 2005 Shoulder Labrum Tear Brees suffered a torn labrum and partially torn rotator cuff in his right (throwing) shoulder in the 2005 season finale and had surgery a couple of days later.

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