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Saints | Drew Brees fires two TD passes

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:53:20 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-35 for 271 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Brees' first 34 passes were just fine, but that 35th one was a disaster, handing the game to Atlanta when the Saints were in position to at least tie it late in regulation. Still, his numbers were on par with what we've been seeing out of the veteran for most of the past seven games. While he's still a QB1, he's no longer the elite fantasy QB he's been for most of his time in the Big Easy.

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Redskins | Preston Smith fined

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:12:58 -0800

Washington Redskins LB Preston Smith was fined $18,231 by the National Football League for committing a roughing the passer penalty versus New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees during the first quarter of Week 11's game.

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Saints | Drew Brees throw for 385

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:51:29 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 34-31 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: A dominant running game has hurt his production this year, but Brees is clearly still able to step up when his team needs him. Unfortunately, his big games are likely to be few and far between with the way New Orleans is running the ball.

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Saints | Drew Brees wants to stay in Big Easy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:53:17 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has no intention of talking to the team about his expiring contract during the season, but he reiterated his desire to finish his career in New Orleans during a recent appearance on XTRA 1360 AM. "I feel like we've got a great opportunity ahead of us and I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever. … I have not approached them about any contract. We just have a great understanding here. Listen, we're going to go through this season and we'll revisit it in the offseason. For right now, I'm in the moment," Brees said.

Fantasy Tip: The Saints have arguably their most complete team since their Super Bowl run in 2009, which may throw a wrench into his negotiating posture this offseason since the team is relying on him less than it ever has. With that said, Brees still leads the league in completion percentage and is fourth in quarterback rating. He's still a QB1 for fantasy purposes, but it appears this will be the first time since he arrived in New Orleans in 2006 that he won't be a top-six fantasy signal-caller.

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Saints | Drew Brees turns it over to runners

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:17:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of his 25 pass attempts for 184 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills. He did have a rare rushing touchdown, however.

Fantasy Tip: Brees handed the ball off and let Mark Ingram (131 yards, three TDs) and Alvin Kamara (106 yards, TD) do all the work. The Saints totaled six rushing scores and didn't need Brees and his aerial heroics.

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Saints | Drew Brees totals 263 yards, two TDs

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:04:27 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22 of his 27 pass attempts for 263 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Brees bounced back after his streak with at least one touchdown pass was ended last weekend against Chicago. Still, he has accounted for two or more total TDs in six of the past seven outings and he remains a must-start across all fantasy formats.

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Saints | Drew Brees making more history

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:01:21 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees became the third player in NFL history during the team's Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 29, to complete 6,000 passes, joining retired QBs Brett Favre (6,300) and Peyton Manning (6,125) as the only ones to do so.

Fantasy Tip: Although he's coming off a rare game in which he did not throw for a touchdown, Brees is having yet another stellar showing in 2017 to keep him amongst the upper echelon of fantasy football quarterbacks. With the Saints having their best performance as a team in years, expect Brees to continue his strong play while vying for the club's first playoff berth in four seasons.

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Saints | Drew Brees throws for 299 yards

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:40:41 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 23-for-28 for 299 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Chicago Bears in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Brees failed to throw a touchdown pass in a game for the first time this season but should have more success next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a weekly starting option as long as he is healthy.

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Saints | Drew Brees has up and down performance

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:12:19 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 27-for-38 for 331 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Green Bay Packers in Week 7. He also rushed for a touchdown during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Brees threw for at least 300 yards for only the second time this season but has 11 touchdowns and four interceptions in six games. He will be facing a solid Chicago Bears defense next but should be a weekly starting option as long as he is healthy.

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Saints | Drew Brees owns Packers over career

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:34:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has posted a 114.3 QB Rating over his career against the Green Bay Packers, his second-highest such mark versus any opponent whom he's faced more than four times. In six career games opposite the Packers, Brees has completed 168-of-250 passes (67.2 percent) for 2,215 yards, to go with 17 touchdowns compared to only two interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: Brees is in his usual trademark groove right now, en route to getting his club in first place in the NFC South, and even though he'll be working away from the Superdome this weekend, his splits against the Packers have him set up to make his fantasy owners very, very happy in Week 7. As a result, he'll also likely be worth his high price tag in DFS formats, too. Fire him up everywhere.

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Saints | Drew Brees tosses two touchdowns

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:57:15 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 21 of his 31 pass attempts for 186 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a great game for Brees, especially with a 52-38 score on the board, but there were three defensive touchdowns from the Saints to prop up their score. Mark Ingram rushed for two scores, so that's why Brees only did what he did. He'll look for better results in Week 7 in Green Bay, but he will be battling Brett Hundley and not Aaron Rodgers. The Saints could use a run-heavy offense if they grab a lead against the inexperienced quarterback.

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Saints | Drew Brees has so-so performance

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:52:04 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 29-for-41 for 268 passing yards in Week 4's victory over the Miami Dolphins, with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Brees' numbers were not eye-popping, it is important to note that he recovered nicely from a slow start on offense, with the Saints only able to score a field goal in the first half. New Orleans has a bye next week but Brees should continue to be viewed as a QB1 in all fantasy formats when they return to action versus the Detroit Lions in Week 6.

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Dolphins | Byron Maxwell benched

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:41:25 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell is inactive for Week 4 after being benched. The Dolphins will start rookie CB Cordrea Tankersley, who was inactive the first two games, because veteran CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is not 100 percent.

Fantasy Tip: All of this chaos creates chemistry issues for Drew Brees to exploit. Miami could be in big trouble in the secondary if the star passer is able to exploit a rookie corner making his first pro starter. We'll side with the vet.

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Saints | Drew Brees has veteran's rest day

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:38:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees didn't participate fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 27, which he said has become his normal routine for a veteran's rest day.

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Saints | Drew Brees tosses three TDs in win

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:39:32 -0700

New Orleans QB Drew Brees completed 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 220 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 win at Carolina.

Fantasy Tip: Brees has improved every week this season, at least in the touchdown department, as he has now six TDs and no interceptions through three outings while averaging 289.0 yards per game. Needless to stay, any discussion of the demise of Brees was certainly exaggerated. He'll look to remain mistake-free in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London next week.

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Saints | Drew Brees throws for 356 yards

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:57:54 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 27 of his 45 pass attempts for 356 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 against the Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Brees is averaging 328.5 passing yards per game with a total of three touchdowns and no interceptions. He could see a decrease in production in Week 3 in his first game outdoors in 2017 when the Saints visit the Panthers. However, he remains an obvious must-start fantasy option whether his team is winning or losing.

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Saints | Drew Brees churns out nice Week 1 effort

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:06:51 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees had a solid season debut Monday, Sept. 11, against the Minnesota Vikings, completing 27-of-37 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: His fantasy owners will gladly take this performance after Brees tallied only 71 yards before halftime, while his Saints had a hard time finding success in the red zone. They eventually did find pay dirt on the club's last possession of the game, solidifying Brees' upper echelon effort in the defeat. Owners can certainly fire him up in Week 2 with the upmost confidence, as he'll likely be in a home shootout with the Patriots.

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Saints | Drew Brees not worried about offense

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:46:09 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees expects the offense to keep "chugging along" this year despite some changes to the receiving corps.

Fantasy Tip: Brees faces a solid Minnesota secondary in Week 1, but as the engine that drives the Saints' high-powered passing attack, he is a plug-and-play QB1 against any opponent.

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Saints | Drew Brees sits out

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:26:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was held out of the preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 20. QB Chase Daniel started and completed seven of his 12 pass attempts for 80 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Brees isn't getting any younger, but he can roll out of bed and put together a 5,000-yard season. Next to Aaron Rodgers, Brees probably has the safest floor of any QB1.

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Saints | Drew Brees chasing completions record

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:19:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is 465 completions away from breaking former NFL QB Brett Favre's all-time completions record of 6,300. Brees is capable of breaking the record in 2017 as he has completed more than 465 passes in one season on two different occasions (2011 and 2016).

Fantasy Tip: Brees will have more than his fair share of NFL records if he can stay healthy for the next couple seasons. He's arguably the most consistent fantasy quarterback in NFL history and should be one of the first quarterbacks taken in drafts again this year.

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Saints | Drew Brees wants to wait on contract talks

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 14:20:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he wants to wait until after the 2017 season before talking about a new contract with the Saints because he wants to focus on the season. "I'm just so focused on this year, just being in the moment, not thinking about anything beyond this and taking every other year as it comes. But, also, we're building something here. We are building something. I feel like we have a window of opportunity," Brees said.

Fantasy Tip: Brees continues to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and will have a solid receiving corps even with Bradin Cooks being traded this offseason. Brees should be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues in 2017.

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Saints | Drew Brees hoping to play until he's 45

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:56:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees "feels like" he'll be able to play until he's 45 years old, although he acknowledges he will need to take it one year at a time.

Fantasy Tip: For some perspective, Brees was the first pick of the second round in the 2001 draft, meaning he believes he has a shot at playing nearly a quarter of a century in the NFL. It is highly doubtful he'll get there, but he is still an elite fantasy QB1 option entering his age-38 season and will be highly sought after on the free-agent market in 2018 should the Saints be unable to sign him to an extension at some point this year.

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Saints | Drew Brees not retiring anytime soon

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:12:37 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees plans on playing two to four more years, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Fantasy Tip: This news really isn't a surprise given Brees' comments in recent years or his continued high-level play. Brees should continue to be drafted as a top-five quarterback for the foreseeable future on a team that will need him to continue putting up big numbers.

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Saints | Drew Brees has a few seasons left

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:43:10 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said Thursday, Feb. 2, that he has a few seasons left in him.

Fantasy Tip: Brees had a fantastic statistical season in 2016. He completed 70 percent of his passes for 5,208 yards, 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. While he's seldom mentioned in the top three fantasy quarterbacks, a case could be made that he's not far from there with consistency and durability.

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Saints | Drew Brees had problems vs. TB

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:05:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 48-for-75 for 556 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.

Fantasy Tip: Brees averaged 278 yards, 0.5 touchdown and 1.5 interceptions over the two games against a solid Buccaneers defense. He has thrown for at least 5,000 yards in four of the last six season and has thrown at least 30 touchdowns in each of his last nine seasons. Brees will have a terrific group of receivers to work with in 2017 and should be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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Saints | Drew Brees contract not an issue

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:50:06 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' contract is not an issue, according to Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. Brees is entering the final year of his contract after signing a one-year extension leading up to the 2016 NFL season. Loomis praised Brees' high level of play and said he hasn't yet thought about why approaching Brees' contract this year will be different than last year.

Fantasy Tip: Brees was a fantasy beast once again and showed no signs of slowing down. He's a strong candidate for being one of fantasy's best in 2017 as a QB1 in most conventional setups.

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Saints | Drew Brees throws for 350 yards

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:29:23 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of his 50 pass attempts for 350 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: Brees struggled in early December, likely hurting some fantasy owners getting ready for their playoffs. But overall he managed 5,158 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and just 15 interceptions. Even at Age 37 he proved he is a must-have fantasy option capable of big things. That won't change into 2017.

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Saints | Drew Brees keeping streak alive

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:32:17 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will average at least 300 passing yards per game for the sixth straight season. If he can throw for at least 142 yards in Week 17 then he will tally his fifth season of 5,000 passing yards to boot.

Fantasy Tip: Brees has arguably been the most consistent quarterback in the NFL this decade. He throws more than anyone in the league most seasons and is a lock for QB1 territory every season as long as he is healthy. Brees should be drafted as a high-end QB1 next year, too.

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Saints | Drew Brees avoids turnovers

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 23:33:09 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 299 yards and one touchdown, and he also avoided turnovers, in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Brees was picked off three times by Tampa Bay in the teams' previous meeting, which suggests New Orleans covered its weaknesses. This was a good day for Brees, who finished one yard shy of 300 and goes into the offseason as a definite QB1 choice on your roster.

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Saints | Drew Brees tosses four TDs

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 21:57:02 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 37 of his 48 pass attempts for 389 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Brees snapped a two-game skid without a touchdown by posting his third 300-yard game in the past four outings while going for three or more TD passes for the eighth time this season. He remains a must-start fantasy option across the board, even though it was hard to pull the trigger on him this week with no TDs and six INTs over his past two games.

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Saints | Full practice for Drew Brees

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:14:29 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (non-injury) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Brees can light it up at any time, but he has thrown six interceptions and no touchdowns over his last two games, making him more of a low-end QB1 in Week 15 against a solid Arizona defense.

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Saints | Limited practice for Drew Brees

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:28:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Brees likely was taking things easy during practice and should be fine for Week 15. He has struggled over the last two games with six interceptions and zero touchdowns during that span. He will be facing a solid Arizona Cardinals defense but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues.

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Saints | Drew Brees hits plateau again

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:37:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 25 of his 41 pass attempts for 257 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He reached 4,000 yards on the season for the 11th straight season with the Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Brees has back-to-back games without a touchdown pass for the first time since Week 3 through 4 of the 2009 season. Despite the power outage he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues.

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Saints | Drew Brees has three picks

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:51:17 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw 31-of-44 for 326 yards but was intercepted three times in a 28-13 loss to the Detroit Lions. It was the first time in 60 home games for the Saints that Brees did not throw a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Brees is just like any other quarterback in the NFL, due for a lackluster game now and then. This may have been the game. His overall stats were good (three-fourths of his passes completed), but the interceptions hurt. Brees is still a strong QB1 due to his yardage and touchdown numbers.

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Saints | Solid game for Drew Brees

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:25:36 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for four touchdowns and 310 yards on 28-of-36 passing in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Tip: Brees hasn't fallen below 4,000 passing yards since 2005, and he's just shy of 3,600 yards now so Brees should reach that mark barring injury. Brees is a strong QB1 with 30 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

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Saints | Michael Thomas impressing Drew Brees

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:55:32 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas' growth since the start of the season has been "unbelievable," according to QB Drew Brees, and Brees said they have been able to open up the playbook for Thomas.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas has been the most consistent receiver for Saints, and he should be a high-end WR3 against the Rams in Week 12.

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Saints | Drew Brees readies for Carolina

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:32:00 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will face the Carolina Panthers in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 17. Brees has passed for 300 or more yards with three or more touchdowns in four of his past five games, including a season-high 465 yards and four touchdowns in Week 6 in the first meeting with the Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Brees is on a serious roll, and he has jelled nicely with rookie Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks. The Saints pass game is just as formidable as ever, and going outside on the grass shouldn't be a concern. In his last game outdoors Brees threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns in Week 9 at San Francisco.

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Saints | Drew Brees excels versus Panthers

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:56:35 -0800

While New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees only has a 10-10 career record against the Carolina Panthers, he has averaged nearly 300 yards and nearly two touchdowns per game.

Fantasy Tip: Brees is one of the most prolific passers in NFL history, but he has played noticeably better at home than on the road. The Saints are on the road this week, but the Panthers pass defense has been subpar all year. Don't shy away from Brees on Thursday night.

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Saints | Drew Brees has 300-yard day

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:24:16 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Drew Brees finished with 303 yards on 21-for-29 passing, along with three touchdowns and two interceptions, in a 25-23 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: It was another good day for Brees, who remains a solid QB1 option for fantasy owners.

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Saints | Drew Brees tosses three more TDs

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:14:55 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28 of his 39 pass attempts for 323 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He is just one TD short of becoming the third player to throw 450 touchdowns, joining QBs Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.

Fantasy Tip: Brees has three or more touchdowns in three of the past four games, and he has two or more TDs in six of his eight outings while going for 300-plus yards in five of his games. He is a must-start fantasy option in Week 10 despite facing the NFL's top-ranked pass defense when the Denver Broncos come calling.

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Saints | Mediocre stats for Drew Brees

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:54:49 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 27 of his 35 pass attempts for 265 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Brees did about as well as expected facing the league's ninth-ranked pass defense. The San Francisco 49ers yield even fewer yards per game, and they are the opponent up next. Still, you start Brees in fantasy leagues whenever he is active.

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Saints | Drew Brees has another big line

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:30:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 37 of his 48 pass attempts for 367 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Brees had four 300-yard passing games, but this was his first on the road and outdoors this season. He has two or more touchdowns in five of his six outings and remains a must-start fantasy option in all leagues. He'll be back home again in Week 8, but the Seattle Seahawks and their strong pass defense come calling.

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Saints | Drew Brees goes over 400 yards

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:20:19 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 34 of his 49 pass attempts for 465 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers. It was his 15th-career 400-yard passing game in the regular season, breaking a tie with retired QB Peyton Manning.

Fantasy Tip: The 400-yard game was the second of the season for Brees, who has thrown for at least 376 yards in three of his five games with three or more touchdowns in three outings, too. The Saints travel to Kansas City in Week 7.

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Saints | Drew Brees has big night in loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:46:37 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 36 of his 54 pass attempts for 376 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Sept. 26. Since 2012 Brees has 19 losses in game with 300 or more yards, most in the NFL. His interception snapped a streak of 305 passes without an INT, the fourth-longest streak in NFL history without a pick.

Fantasy Tip: The Saints are 0-3, but Brees is still putting up big numbers and is doing his part. He remains a top-notch fantasy option across the board in all formats heading into Week 4.

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Saints | Drew Brees still confident in Coby Fleener

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:34:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener is off to a disappointing start in his new home and still building a rapport with QB Drew Brees. However, Brees believes as the two players begin to get more comfortable with each other and the team learns what Fleener does best versus man and zone coverage, the results will come. "We're able to get more specific every day. That's the thing during the offseason; everything is kind of general. It's the general form of the offense and concepts and that kind of thing. It's not until you get down to real game-planning that you get down to some of the nitty gritty and specific," Brees said.

Fantasy Tip: Fleener has three catches (for 35 yards) on 12 targets thus far, which speaks to his lack of comfort in the offense. With that said, he represents a solid buy-low. It should be noted that Ben Watson had five catches for 31 yards at this point last season on nine targets before finishing the year with 74 catches for 825 yards. Fleener will have another soft matchup in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, who have yielded 15 catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 16 targets to tight ends thus far.

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Saints | Drew Brees starts season off right

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:40:08 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28 of his 42 pass attempts for 423 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 1 loss against the Oakland Raiders. Brees connected with WR Brandin Cooks on a 98-yard touchdown for the biggest play of the day.

Fantasy Tip: Brees looked great in the loss, putting up big numbers with the help of Cooks and Willie Snead. It's business as usual in the Big Easy, as Brees is a top-notch fantasy quarterback as the Saints will have an explosive offense in 2016. He faces another favorable matchup in Week 2 at N.Y. Giants.

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Saints | More on Drew Brees' deal

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:23:06 -0700

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' new deal includes $44 million guaranteed and a $30 million signing bonus. He has a base salary of $1 million in 2016 with a $17.25 million cap hit and a $19 million cap hit next year.

Fantasy Tip: Brees will be tested early by the upstart Oakland Raiders in Week 1. He's a midrange QB1 this week, but it's a tough matchup.

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Saints | Drew Brees receives extension

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:27:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has agreed to a new five-year contract extension with the Saints Wednesday, Sept. 7, but the contract will automatically void after two seasons. Brees will receive $44.25 million guaranteed over the next two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Brees has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL over the last several seasons and will have solid weapons to work with again this season. He should be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

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Saints | Drew Brees talks resume

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:09:54 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has rekindled contract negotiations in the last week, and the two sides are expected to make a final push to strike a deal before the season opener.

Fantasy Tip: Brees remains a high-end QB1, but the history with his shoulder and his climbing age make him a risk. Be sure to have a viable backup.

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Saints | Short night for Drew Brees

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:55:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees played one series in the preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Sept. 1, completing three of his six passes for 40 yards.

Fantasy Tip: New Orleans has a potent offense and leaky defense, which should ensure Brees is a part of plenty of high-scoring shootouts this season. He is one of the safest bets to produce QB1 numbers.

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