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#9 Drew Brees, QB    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Out - Thumb
New Orleans Saints
Height 6' 0"
Weight 209 lbs
Age 40
Birthdate January 15th 1979
College Purdue
Year 2001
Round 2   Pick 1
Season Statistics
YEARGPATT CMPPCTPYDSTDsINT
20012583255.239721
20021652632060.832841716
20031135620557.621081115
20041540026265.53159277
20051650032364.635762415
20061655535764.344242611
20071665544367.644282818
20081663541365.050693417
20091551436370.643883411
20101665844868.146203322
20111665746871.254764614
20121667042263.051774319
20131665044668.651623912
20141665945669.249523317
20151562742868.348703211
20161667347170.052083715
20171653738772.14334238
20181548936474.43992325
20192483572.940822
2019 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Game
WeekATTCMPPCTPYDSTDsINTPTS
1433274.43702127
25360.03801-1
Strength of Schedule
Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Week 3 Projections
As you surely know, Brees will undergo surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament on his throwing hand and is expected to miss six weeks. Brees could return in Week 8 at the earliest, but there's a chance that the Saints could hold him out until after their Week 9 bye. Teddy Bridgewater was expected to start against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.

Season Projections
Armed with the NFL's sixth-best rushing attack and the 12th-best defense last season, the Saints didn't have to rely on Brees as much as usual. The league's all-time leading passer attempted his fewest passes and compiled his fewest passing yards in a season since he came to New Orleans in 2006. An ultra-efficient Brees still set a new single-season NFL record in completion percentage for the second year in a row and tossed at least 30 scoring strikes for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons, but he was a boom-or-bust weekly fantasy option. Brees averaged a solid 266.1 passing yards per contest but threw for 220 or fewer yards in seven outings and passed for one or fewer touchdowns in six games. He amassed a fluky career-high four rushing touchdowns, which explains Brees' misleading finish as the fantasy QB8. The 40-year-old Brees is still a very good NFL quarterback, but the future Hall of Famer is no longer a set-it-and-forget-it fantasy option. New Orleans obviously will need Brees to do more when its ground game and/or defense struggle. He can still light it up when needed with help from playmakers Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook, Ted Ginn (assuming he stays healthy) and second-year leap candidate Tre'Quan Smith. Brees has finished as the fantasy QB10 or better in 13 straight seasons, but that streak is clearly in jeopardy. The challenge to owning Brees now is picking the right weeks to start him.

Passing: 1979 Yards, 14 TD, 5 INT.
Rushing: 7 Yards, 1 TD.

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Injury Report
Preseason - Out - Thumb
Week 3 - Out - Thumb

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