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Drew Brees

Drew Brees QB - NO

Experience: 18 YRS  
Height: 6'0"  
Weight: 209 
Bye: 9

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Saints QB Drew Brees will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his throwing thumb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The "initial estimate" has Brees missing 6 weeks. New Orleans has a Week 9 bye, so Week 10 might be Brees' most likely return date. We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation, but he's only worth stashing in 2-QB leagues or 1-QB leagues with an IR spot. If he returns in Week 10, he'll have 4 more home games left. QB Teddy Bridgewater will get the 1st crack at replacing Brees. He struggled in relief vs. the Rams and underwhelmed this preseason, posting a 61.4% completion rate and 5.7 yards per attempt. Consider Bridgewater just a low-end QB2 for now. But we do have some confidence that he's good enough -- alongside HC Sean Payton -- to at least keep RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas afloat. If Bridgewater struggles, the Saints could give QB Taysom Hill a shot.

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Saints QB Drew Brees is dealing with a ligament injury to his throwing thumb and is "looking at missing some game time," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team is expected to have a better idea of Brees' status after he visits a hand specialist in Los Angeles on Monday. Former Head Team Dr. David Chao believes Brees could return in 2-3 weeks -- but adds that he might need surgery, which would sideline him "into November." We'll continue to update this situation as we learn more.

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Saints QB Drew Brees will visit a hand specialist in Los Angeles to examine his injured right thumb, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Brees added that "he is concerned and that it could be significant," per Anderson. Brees only briefly tried to throw after suffering the injury, and it looked like it was uncomfortable just to even hold the ball. Brees owners should be bracing for a multi-week absence. We should learn more tomorrow.

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Saints QB Drew Brees hurt his right thumb in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams when banged it on Aaron Donald's hand on a follow through. Brees got the thumb taped up and briefly tried to throw on the sidelines. But he's now standing on the sidelines without a helmet. QB Teddy Bridgewater is in the game.

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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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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 ?
0.10 1.1% 16.4%
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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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