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  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - NO
Jameis Winston
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 39-
Best Rank# 6# 34-
Worst Rank# 24# 46-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LV at LV-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1111
Pass Yds130130
Pass TD0.50.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total14.40.0-
Avg Game14.4-
Avg Projection18.00.9-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - NO
Jameis Winston
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 2 at LV at LV
Week 3 vs. GB vs. GB
Week 4 at DET at DET
Week 5 vs. LAC vs. LAC
Week 6BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CAR vs. CAR
Week 8 at CHI at CHI
Week 9 at TB at TB
Week 10 vs. SF vs. SF
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. ATL
Week 12 at DEN at DEN
Week 13 at ATL at ATL
Week 14 at PHI at PHI
Week 15 vs. KC vs. KC
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. MIN
Week 17 at CAR at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - NO
Jameis Winston
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.64.5
Pass Cmp24.02.6
Pass Yards273.624.7
Pass TDs1.90.1
Ints0.50.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.10.7
Rush Yards2.21.6
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.00.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - NO
Jameis Winston
2020 Points 
Week 114.4
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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Week 9
Week 10
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Week 17
Total14.40.0
Average14.4
Notes for Player Combination
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - NO
Jameis Winston
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Drew Brees looked vulnerable in Week 1 as he completed just 60% of his passes, missing open receivers a handful of times, and finished as just the QB24 on the week. I have confidence in Brees to recover from that game, but now this offense is going to be without Michael Thomas for a bit of time. There are still plenty of weapons for Brees to pass to, but I view him as a low-end QB1, high-end QB2 on the road this week without Thomas. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With the loss of Michael Thomas, Brees is someone that you should be looking to avoid starting, if at all possible. It's likely that the Saints lean on the run game in this matchup, which limits Brees' upside. Without MT to rack up the passing yardage, it's hard to see how Brees can do enough to finish inside the top-12 this week. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Life without Michael Thomas... what does it look like with a 41-year-old Brees? Well, I suppose you could look at last week, right? I'm kidding, kinda. But really, we haven't seen what that looks like since 2015. Losing Thomas, who accounted for 185-of-292 wide receiver targets, you're removing a lot more than "just one wide receiver." The Saints offense didn't look great last week against a Tampa Bay defense they'd crushed the last couple years. I'm not going to jump to conclusions with Brees or anything, but if there's one thing that's a near-lock, it's that they go with a run-heavy approach without him. The Raiders did allow a league-high 8.28 yards per pass attempt last year, though teams didn't run very many plays against them due to the slow pace of the Raiders offense. The average number of plays in their games was 122, which ranked as the second lowest in football. Add in a Saints offense that may be more run-heavy, and you have a game that might net very few plays. Knowing the high efficiency the Raiders allow, combined with Brees' accuracy and willingness to take what they give him, he should post competent numbers here, though nothing that'll win you a week. Look for him to utilize his running backs in the passing game quite a bit, an area the Raiders have shown a vulnerability. He's more of a high-end QB2 this week than a can't-miss QB1. 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Brees gets a fantastic matchup in Week 2, facing a Raiders defense that surrendered 30 points to Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers in Week 1. The loss of Michael Thomas may lead the Saints to work the run game more, however, and that could limit Brees' already-questionable volume. He's a borderline QB1 even in this tasty matchup. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Vegas did a good job holding Teddy Bridgewater in check and Drew Brees had a quiet opener, but this should be a high scoring game and Brees should be a low-end QB1 on the road.