Fantasy Football Profile: Drew Brees

Jul 20, 2009

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Drew Brees has become the new Peyton Manning.  Not that Peyton isn’t a top tier QB anymore, but Brees has consistently delivered excellent fantasy football numbers the past three years.  He has thrown for 4400+ yards and 26+ TD the past three years.  Last year, he blew up throwing for 5069 yards and 34 TDs.  He had ten 300+ yard games (two 400+) and 11 multiple TD games.  He had only two games (vs. Washington & Carolina) where he failed to throw multiple TDs or for 250 yards.

Brees will once again be a top end fantasy QB.  He has a tough schedule facing Philadelphia, the Jets, the Giants, Miami, Carolina (twice), and New England.  His fantasy playoff schedule (Weeks 14-16) is relatively difficult as he faces Atlanta, Dallas, and Tampa Bay.  Regardless, Brees will still produce.  He should get better performances from Marques Colston and Reggie Bush in the passing game.  He will not only make due with the weapons he’s provided, but he’ll thrive. 

Drew Brees will likely be drafted in the late first/early second round of fantasy football drafts.  He will be one of the first three QBs taken along with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.  He provides the least amount of risk of the big three as Brady is recovering from his knee injury and both MVP QBs had personnel changes as Tony Dungy retired and Josh McDaniels moved on to Denver.

I think he’ll take a step back this year with 4400 yards and 27 TDs.  Not quite last year, but still elite numbers.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mike Marinelli
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    If Brees is only going to throw for only 27 TD’s in 2009, then wouldn’t it make more sense to draft a QB later? Many of the mid-round quarterbacks can post those types of numbers, thus I think I can get far better value with the likes of Warner, Rodgers, Rivers, Romo and Palmer (if he’s healthy).

  2. LestersLegends
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    Totally agree with your assessment. However, if you want one of the big three you’re going to have to get them early because someone will just have to have them.

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