Who Should I Draft?

Tom Brady or Drew Brees

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
106 of 119 experts
11%
Recommended by
13 of 119 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 8# 6
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total258.4332.3
Avg Game21.520.8
Avg Projection323.9306.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank191
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 2# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 2# 3
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 2# 3
   
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
# 2# 3
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 2# 3
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 2# 3
   
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
# 2# 3
   
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
# 3# 5
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 2# 3
   
John Paulsen
4for4.com
# 1# 3
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 2# 3
   
John Halpin
RotoWire.com
# 2# 3
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 2# 3
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 2# 3
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 2# 3
   
Bill Enright
FFChamps
# 2# 3
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 2# 3
   
Evan Silva
Rotoworld
# 2# 3
   
Sean Koerner
STATS
# 2# 3
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
# 2# 3
   
Staff Composite
NFL.com
# 2# 3
   
Eric Mack
Fantasy Fatcast
# 2# 4
   
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
# 2# 3
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 2# 3
   
Greg Smith
TwoQBs
# 3# 4
   
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 3
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 3
   
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
# 2# 3
   
Brett Talley
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 3
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 1# 3
   
Justin Boone
theScore
# 2# 3
   
Matt Schauf
Draft Sharks
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
Pyromaniac
# 2# 3
   
David Biggs
Drink Five
# 2# 3
   
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
# 2# 3
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 2# 3
   
Dan Clasgens
Pro Football Focus
# 2# 3
   
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
# 2# 3
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 2# 3
   
Tim McCullough
RotoExperts
# 2# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 3
   
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
The Fake Football
# 2# 3
   
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
# 5# 6
   
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
# 2# 3
   
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
# 2# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Raymond Summerlin
Rotoworld
# 2# 3
   
Ben Standig
CSN Mid-Atlantic
# 2# 3
   
Adam Pfeifer
RotoCurve
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 2# 3
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 2# 3
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 2# 3
   
Russell Clay
Daily Fantasy Cafe
# 1# 3
   
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 3
   
Matthew Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
# 2# 3
   
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Fantrax
# 2# 5
   
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
# 2# 3
   
Smitty
SleeperU
# 1# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
David Gonos
SoCalledFanEx
# 2# 3
   
Michael Florio
RotoExperts
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 2# 3
   
Andy Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers
# 3# 4
   
Jason Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
# 2# 5
   
Mauricio Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 2# 3
   
Adam Sutton
DraftStars
# 2# 3
   
Adam Inman
Fantasy Hot Read
# 2# 3
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 2# 3
   
Liz Loza
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Matt Camp
Bleacher Report
# 1# 3
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 1# 3
   
Alex Gelhar
NFL.com
# 2# 3
   
Michael Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
# 2# 3
   
Matt Harmon
NFL.com
# 2# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Bob Lung
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
# 2# 3
   
Scott Smith
RotoViz
# 2# 3
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 2# 3
   
Mike Randle
Last Word on Sports
# 2# 3
   
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
# 2# 3
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 2# 3
   
Robert Waziak
Pyromaniac
# 1# 3
   
Jon Diment
Dynasty Nerds
# 2# 3
   
Dominick Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read
# 2# 3
   
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
# 2# 3
   
Anthony Amico
RotoViz
# 1# 3
   
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FFToday
# 2# 3
   
Peter Rogers
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Mitchell Renz
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 3
   
James Rapien
Get Sports Info
# 1# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Jeff Johnson
Fantasy Insiders
# 2# 4
   
Frankie Soler
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 2
   
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Analyst
# 3# 2
   
Marcas Grant
NFL.com
# 3# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 2
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 2
   
George Kurtz
RotoExperts
# 3# 2
   
Richard Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 2
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 2
   
Staff Rankings
QB List
# 3# 2
   
Jeff Paur
RTSports
# 3# 2
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 5# 3
   
George Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
# 6# 2
   
Christian Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
# 8# 1
   
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC at MIN
Week 2 at NO vs. NE
Week 3 vs. HOU at CAR
Week 4 vs. CAR at MIA
Week 5 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 6 at NYJ vs. DET
Week 7 vs. ATL at GB
Week 8 vs. LAC vs. CHI
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 10 at DEN at BUF
Week 11 at OAK vs. WAS
Week 12 vs. MIA at LAR
Week 13 at BUF vs. CAR
Week 14 at MIA at ATL
Week 15 at PIT vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. NYJ at TB
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Passing
   
Pass Att601.8647.1
Pass Cmp393.4439.3
Pass Yards4,697.44,927.4
35.433.3
Ints8.314.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts35.522.8
Rush Yards85.345.2
Rush TDs1.31.3
   
Misc
   
2.83.8
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points323.9306.1
   
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2016 Points 
Week 131.4
Week 214.5
Week 325.9
Week 411.9
Week 529.6
Week 627.232.6
Week 718.224.7
Week 830.120.7
Week 924.7
Week 1011.321.0
Week 1128.415.4
Week 1219.032.5
Week 1314.97.0
Week 1426.14.5
Week 157.429.4
Week 1620.616.1
Week 1725.620.0
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
(4900 Pass Yds, 37 Pass TD) He's a top 5 QB every year, with all of the new weapons he could put up astronomical numbers.(5000 Pass Yds, 35 Pass TD ) He's always a top 3-5 QB
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Analyst
What needs to be said here? He's the most accomplished QB in the history of the game, and 2 of his top 5 fantasy campaigns (based on PPG) have come in each of the past 2 seasons - and his stable of receiving weapons for '17 is among the most talented that he's ever worked withHe's given his fantasy owners something around 5,000 passing yards and mid-30s TD passes in each of the past 9 seasons - I don't see a strong reason to start expecting anything less
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Brady will be 76 this season, but since he's a system quarterback, I expect he'll be fine. Plus, the addition of Brandin Cooks and hopefully a healthy Rob Gronkowski should make give Brady plenty of upside, even at his ripe old age.Brees isn't the player he once was, but he's still lights out in New Orleans and has a strong group of receivers. I don't expect he'll slow down too much this coming season.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Some have Brady ranked as high as this year's QB2. I find that hard to justify since he's going to be breathing the rarefied air of the quadragenarian this year. In other words, he old. This concern should not be taken lightly. There have only been a handful of quarterbacks in the history of the NFL who have even taken the field at 40 years old. Of those, only Brett Farve who produced at a high level. That's it. Brady is attempting something that has only ever been done once in the history of the NFL . I get that Brady is special, he's the best quarterback who has ever played the game. Still, being good at football has no bearing on the fact that there is a very real limit to how long a player can continue to produce. Peyton Manning is also a good player. He had the best single season by a quarterback ever in 2013 at age 37. In 2014 at age 38, he threw for almost 1000 fewer yards than he had the year before. In 2015 at age 39, he barely crossed the line as the QB32! The numbers do not lie. There is a very real cliff - a point at which a quarterback's body and mind say 'No more!'. Is Brady at that point? I don't know, but it is worth mentioning that he is one year older than Manning was when he imploded. In any case, when extrapolated to sixteen games, Brady's 2016 production would still have only been good enough for a QB5 finish. True, he's getting Rob Gronkowski back, and Brandin Cooks is certainly a fun new toy, but will they be enough to significantly improve on last year's totals?There are three things certain in this life, death, taxes, and Drew Brees airing it out. Since 2011, he has led every QB in passing yards every year except one: that magical 2013 season where Peyton Manning wrecked every curve. Brees came in second that year. It's understandable if you think Brees will see a bit of regression with the loss of Brandin Cooks, but Michael Thomas and Willie Snead have proven to be more-than-capable wide receivers, and with the addition of Adrian Peterson in the running game, the Saints should have a nice, balanced offense for Brees to thrive in.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Brady had only 3,554 yards and 28 passing touchdowns in 2016, but that was in only 12 games. Those numbers should go up if he can play 16 games this year. The only concern is that he turns 40-years old this year, but he is in great health and the addition of WR Brandin Cooks should help this offense.Brees still has the tools to be an elite fantasy quarterback. At 37-years old, he had 5,208 yards passing, 37 touchdown passes and 2 rushing touchdowns. The offense is loaded with young talent, I expect him to have another big season at 38-years old, even with WR Brandin Cooks being traded to the New England Patriots.
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
No signs of slowing down entering his age 40 season; YPA was his best since 2011 and his completion percentage his highest since 2007; Brandin Cooks will be the deep threat he's been lacking since Randy Moss left. A model of consistency, Brees exceeded 5,000 passing yards and 35 touchdowns for the fourth time (with a career-high 673 passes).
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Brady will be 76 this season, but since he's a system quarterback, I expect he'll be fine. Plus, the addition of Brandin Cooks and hopefully a healthy Rob Gronkowski should make give Brady plenty of upside, even at his ripe old age.Brees isn't the player he once was, but he's still lights out in New Orleans and has a strong group of receivers. I don't expect he'll slow down too much this coming season.
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
Brady was his normal excellent self in 13 games last season. A full schedule this year may make him the top quarterback in Fantasy. Auction Value $25 Another season of 5,000 passing yards likely on deck for the Saints' veteran passer. Auction Value $18
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Brady may be turning 40 years old before Week 1's kickoff, but he put together the single most efficient 12 games in NFL history last year then proceeded to add Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen to an already loaded depth chart. Brady doesn't throw as much of Brees and Luck, especially in the red zone, so even though he may be the best QB in football, his ADP should not reflect that.Brees is the only fantasy QB to finish in the top six at the position each of the past two seasons. In fact, the last time he didn't finish in the top six was 2005. He is the gold standard of consistency and should be regarded as such. He has missed just two games in the past 12 seasons and has led the NFL in passing yards five of the previous six seasons. Brees has thrown over 650 passes each of his last 6 fully healthy seasons.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
While everyone else tries to figure out who he'll will throw to and which running back will get the majority of the carries, just take Brady and enjoy your points.Just a bit outside of the top-tier of quarterbacks, Brees is still a set-it-and-forget-it quarterback. Much have been made of his road splits, but he is simply ‘less great' on the road. Over the last two years on the road he averages 297 passing yards, 1.73 touchdowns, and 0.93 interceptions, or 17.9 fantasy points per game. That average over 16 games would have been the No. 7 quarterback last year. Not so bad, eh?