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 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, 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 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 […]
Gridiron Experts | Jul 27th
There is no question that Brandin Cooks has the potential to surpass Kenny Stills' rookie numbers and step up into a starting role immediately in his rookie season. The only cause for concern in terms of fantasy production is the crowded house that is the Saints offense.
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Dynasty League Football | Jul 18th
One of our Member Corner writers makes a case to get Drew Brees instead of passing on younger options.