QB - NO - IR
Week 13 Outlook
Saints' QB Drew Brees (chest/lung) told ESPN's Ed Werder that doctors have discovered six additional rib fractures while running more tests throughout the week. Despite now having 11 total rib fractures, the 41-year old quarterback has "encouraged" doctors with his lung function recovery.
Brees has been sent to short-term IR and isn't eligible to return until Week 14 despite the progress in his recovery. In his absence, the Saints are reportedly preparing to start QB Taysom Hill against the Falcons in Week 11. The Saints signed Hill to a two-year, $21 million contract extension in the offseason and plan on using him over Jameis Winston in a favorable matchup against a sub-par Falcons' secondary.
Saints' star QB Drew Brees is officially heading to short term IR with multiple fractured ribs and a collapsed lung.
It's official. Drew Brees will miss at least three weeks with the injury he sustained against the 49ers. The Saints had hoped to avoid putting their star QB on IR, but it wasn't in the cards. Brees is eligible to return in Week 14 when the Saints hit the road to take on the Eagles. HC Sean Peyton has not named a starting QB for Week 11 yet, but whoever it is will likely carry possible QB1 value. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.
Saints' QB Drew Brees (chest/lung) will miss at least two weeks after receiving additional medical opinions and tests on Tuesday, per source.
HC Sean Payton did not reveal his game plan for how he will handle the quarterback situation between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill. Winston saw the majority of snaps against the 49ers in Week 10 but Hill was used in short-yardage situations on third down. The offensive scheme will look different depending on the quarterback Payton opts to start in Week 11. Either QB can be viewed as a risky streaming option with a potentially high ceiling against a poor Falcons' secondary.
Saints' star QB Drew Brees (chest/lung) is undergoing second opinions on medical scans that revealed fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, per source.
Brees was knocked out of the game in Week 10 after a 49ers' defensive player hit and fell on top of the 41-year old quarterback. Brees' return and recovery timetable remains unknown until the medical officials providing second opinions can give an official update. This sets up Jameis Winston as a great QB streaming option off fantasy waiver wires in Week 11.
ESPN's Dan Graziano is reporting that Saints' star QB Drew Brees will miss multiple weeks with broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
There's optimism that Brees' recovery time would be 2-3 weeks. However, a lot of variables are at play. Healing time as well as being able to withstand the physical demands of being hit without the possibility of re-injury are at play. The team is hopeful he's back in time for the playoffs. With Brees out, Jameis Winston instantly joins the conversation as a streaming option or starter in Super-FLEX formats.