Drew Brees
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By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 10:42am EDT

Brees threw for 340 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a blowout loss to the Cowboys Sunday Night.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints offense barely had the ball in the first half as DeMarco Murray ran all over the Saints for 87 yards before halftime. Brees went into "catch up" mode as the Saints were down 24 - 0. He faces a Bucs defense that allow the Falcons and Steelers to shred them for over 300 passing yards the last two weeks.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 10:40pm EDT

Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn was called for unnecessary roughness for slamming Brees to the turf in the third quarter. Brees reaction to the slam seemed to wake up a sleeping Saints offense as they rolled the Vikes in a 20 - 9 victory. (Source: NOLA.com)

Fantasy Impact: The penalty gave the Saints a 1st down and Brees quickly followed it up with a with a 19-yard completion to Brandin Cooks and an 18-yard touchdown to Marques Colston. Brees faces a Cowboys team that he is 4-2 against with an average of 347 yards passing with 16 total touchdowns.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 2:20pm EDT

The Browns used seven defensive backs early in the game to confuse Drew Brees. The Saints were shut out in the first quarter and Brees threw a pick six in the second half. (Source: The Plain Dealer)

Fantasy Impact: Brees is a completely different player on the road and has had a particularly difficult time with the Browns defense (he had 2 picks returned for a TD in their last meeting.) Brees should get back on track next week at home versus the Vikings.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 7:18am EDT

"It reminds me of the game that we played here back in 2010," said Brees, who threw for 333 yards and a touchdown. "We went into overtime, we got the fumble, we kicked a field goal and we won. So, this matchup has gone back and forth quite a bit. Obviously, we've won our fair share. Unfortunately, we just fell a little short today." (Source: NOLA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Brees did throw one costly pick, but otherwise turned in a good fantasy day. Next week Brees will go against a Cleveland defense that gave up 365 passing yards to Ben Roethlisberger in week 1. He should be a top play next week.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:41am EDT

Drew Brees had a great night during Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis. He went 9-of-15 for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. This was his first live game action of 2014. He had previously been held out with an oblique injury.

Fantasy Impact: This was exactly what the fantasy community wanted to see from Brees. He seems to be past the oblique problem and is setup to have a ridiculous season. Even though he can be occasionally erratic on the road, Brees will finish as a top-3 QB, with potential to finish #1 overall.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 6:10pm EDT

Drew Brees worked with the first unit today for the first time since spraining his left oblique muscle on Aug. 1st. (Source: Brian Allee-Walsh | New Orleans Advocate)

Fantasy Impact: Allee-Walsh suggested that Brees will make his pre-season debut Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Starters usually play most of the 1st half in the 3rd preseason game, but the Saints may play it safe with Brees and only let him go a series or two.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 11:01pm EDT

Drew Brees sat out of Friday's preseason contest against the Titans to rest his sore oblique. He was spotted throwing passes during warmups. (Source: Mike Triplett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's fine everyone. There have been no concerning reports about the elite QB missing any regular season games. It would be nice if Brees could get some live reps with rookie sensation Brandin Cooks, but Brees is so good it shouldn't be too much of a hinderance. Continue to draft Brees as you normally would.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 10:04am EDT

Brees has been sidelined for a week and a half with an abdominal injury, so it's a good sign to see him out at practice in pads. (Source: WWL 870 am Radio)

Fantasy Impact: WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic said "I still don't expect him to play Friday night in the second preseason game." As previously mentioned, the Saints are in no rush to get Brees on the field. You will only see him at 100% and probably only for a series or two.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 9:12am EDT

Ed Werder tweeted today that he expects the Saints to "be cautious with Drew Brees strained oblique" and "wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't return until next week." (Source: Ed Werder ESPN on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Saints don't want any setbacks, so there is no need to rush the veteran Brees back anytime soon. However, Brandin Cooks is missing valuable playing time with Brees and their timing could be a little off if the Saints QB stays out for an extended time.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 7:00pm EDT

No official word yet, but media outlets in New Orleans have been reporting it's unlikely Drew Brees will play Friday in St. Louis against the Rams due to his strained oblique injury. (Source: WDSU TV)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Sean Payton said, "We will make sure it's something that won't be aggravated again." I doubt Brees will play. Even if he was 100% he would only play a series or two.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sat, Aug 2nd 12:54pm EDT

Drew Brees missed the Saturday scrimmage after straining his left oblique during Friday morning's practice. The injury is not considered serious and has been labeled day-to-day. (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't appear to be anything serious. Brees should still be drafted as an elite QB. Look for an update on Monday when the Saints return to practice. Brees' current ADP is 15.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 5:48pm EDT

Drew Brees has stated he would like to play in the NFL until he turns 45. This would put him in an elite longevity club, generally reserved for kickers. Brees (who turns 36 this season) has overcome tremendous obstacles in his career already, making this all the more plausible. (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Fantasy Impact: This is the kind of thing dynasty and keeper league owners like to hear. Knowing that Brees still has the passion and desire to play another 10 seasons is tremendously comforting. He remains a top 3 option at QB and looks like he may stay there longer than people would imagine. Brees is currently the 2nd QB being drafted with an ADP of 15.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 1st
Brees is at home, the Buccaneers allow the 8th most points to fantasy quarterbacks and the most to fantasy wide receivers. If Brees does not explode this week, he never will in 2014.
FFLockerRoom | Oct 1st
Brees is one of the hottest QB's in the game the past two weeks, averaging 320 yards and 2 touchdowns. In Week 5 he draws a match up with the Buccaneers. Look for the Saints quarterback to continue to throw well, placing him as a top QB1 for the week.
RotoGrinders | Sep 25th
Week 3 left us looking for more from the top target Drew Brees as he put up a mediocre 290 yard and two TD performance. Hopefully persistence pays off in this case because as you will see, Brees is my top target yet again this week in an equally soft match-up with the defensively inept Dallas Cowboys.
RotoGrinders | Sep 18th
This is the no brainer, plug and play of the week for many reasons. 1) The Saints are 0-2 coming back home desperate for a win. 2) Drew Brees has historically played much better at home. 3) The
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Aug 10th
Drew Brees Injury Update New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been sidelined since August 1 with a strained oblique (side) muscle. The injury has prevented the eight-time Pro Bowler from practicing since, and Brees missed Friday night’s preseason victory over the St. Louis Rams, leaving the majority of the quarterbacking duties to Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin. Moving […] Orig...