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Drew Brees

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Saints | Drew Brees worked on mechanics

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:17:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees spent two months working on his mechanics with his throwing coach this offseason, and he said the oblique injury he suffered last summer had an impact throughout the 2014 season.

Fantasy Tip: Brees looked excellent in his first preseason action, and although he wasn't at his best last year, he still tied for the league lead in passing yards. New Orleans is expected to run the ball a bit more in 2015, but Brees should still make a solid QB1.

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Saints | Drew Brees expects to play vs. Pats

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:50:34 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he expects to play at least a quarter against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 22. Head coach Sean Payton has not confirmed his quarterback rotation yet, though.

Fantasy Tip: Brees enters the 2015 with more risk than ever during his nine-year tenure with the Saints. The offense has a new look in terms of personnel and potentially philosophy, as the running game is expected to be leaned on more heavily. It is worth noting Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills and Pierre Thomas were targeted 263 times last season, and the Saints only brought in C.J. Spiller (knee) from outside the organization as a replacement. Brees might not be the week-in, week-out starter we've become accustomed to over the past decade. View him as a mid-tier option on draft day.

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Saints | Luke McCown solid in start

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:51:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown started in place of QB Drew Brees (rest) against the Baltimore Ravens in a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13, finishing 7-of-10 for 75 yards and a touchdown.

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Saints | Drew Brees unlikely to play Thursday

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:04:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is unlikely to play much, if at all Thursday, Aug. 13. Brees was seen stretching on the field prior to kickoff.

Fantasy Tip: Brees sitting would open the door for backup quarterbacks Luke McCown, Garrett Grayson and Ryan Griffin to split playing time.

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Saints | Drew Brees wants long career

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:15:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he may not be able to play until he is 45 years old like he previously stated but wants to play as long as he can.

Fantasy Tip: Brees likely has a few more good years left in his career and will have some solid weapons to work with even though he lost Jimmy Graham. Brees should be a starting quarterback most weeks next season but may be risky against certain matchups.

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Saints | Drew Brees discusses his future

Thu, 21 May 2015 07:25:06 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is entering his age-36 season and said playing until he is 45 years old might be "overzealous." Brees noted that "45 is a long way away." He added, "At different stages in your career, I just think you kind of reassess and reevaluate and try to set goals moving forward. It was just kind of one of those moments last year where my body felt great, felt like I had a great system in place with my training and my recovery and my diet and everything, gosh, why not?"

Fantasy Tip: Rarely does an NFL quarterback survive that long, but Warren Moon playing at a fairly high level until he was 44 is probably the most recent example of it being possible. At 36, with his fantasy value likely in decline, Brees shouldn't be more than a year-to-year consideration as long as he is playing well.

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Saints | Drew Brees not worried

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:29:41 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he is unconcerned that the Saints drafted QB Garrett Grayson, his heir apparent, in the third round of this year's draft. "I'm worried about winning a championship," Brees said. "Trying to be the best player I can be, trying to be the leader that I can be, that applies to how can I help get the best out of everyone who is on the team."

Fantasy Tip: Brees is the starter heading into 2015 and only an injury will change that. At 36 years old, though, the days of 5,000-yard, 35-touchdown seasons are likely a thing of the past, especially with the Saints seemingly adjusting their offense to be more reliant on the run. Brees' weapons in the passing game are more suspect now, too, after losing Kenny Stills and Jimmy Graham in trades. Still, he'll be a QB1 most weeks, just don't expect him to be the Brees of the past.

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Saints | Drew Brees expected to play for a while

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:03:35 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees isn't expected to be retiring anytime soon, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. "I don't see the end for Drew Brees on the short-term horizon," Loomis said. "At least I certainly hope not. But it does take time for these quarterbacks to develop. And we're conscious of that." Loomis could be hinting at the possibility of the Saints drafting a quarterback, perhaps as an heir apparent to Brees. The team has already worked out Baylor QB Bryce Petty.

Fantasy Tip: Brees lost some valuable weapons this offseason in TE Jimmy Graham (Seahawks) and WR Kenny Stills (Dolphins), but he should still be thought of as a top-tier fantasy quarterback with how much the Saints like to pass the football. Brees has thrown for at least 4,300 yards and 33 touchdowns in his last seven seasons.

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Saints | Brandin Cooks spent time with QB

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:32:44 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (knee) spent time training together with QB Drew Brees during the offseason in San Diego. "Man, I love everything about him, his makeup, and then just his physical ability. I mean he's got all kinds of talent," Brees said.

Fantasy Tip: With Jimmy Graham having been dealt to Seattle, Cooks will have a prominent role in the offense. He is expected to start alongside Marques Colston, and could very well be the No. 1 receiving option in the offense if he isn't that already. Consider him a top-flight WR2 entering the season, as he makes his way back from a knee injury. He could emerge as a low-end WR1 by season's end for fantasy owners.

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Saints | Marcus Mariota won't go to Saints

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:50:40 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota isn't an option for the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said the Saints will not move up in the first round in order to select Mariota. Payton also said there wasn't "one iota" of truth to rumors that New Orleans is looking to trade QB Drew Brees.

Fantasy Tip: The knock on Mariota is that he played in a spread offense in college that may not translate well to NFL offenses. However, he's likely to go early in the first round to a QB-needy team and compete for a starting job right away. Mariota may be worth a late-round flier in fantasy drafts, but you shouldn't expect much out of him right away.

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