Drew Brees | QB | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 8/18/2014 9:42am et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) said he definitely plans to play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have yet to see Brees this preseason; it will make it a whole lot easier to sink an early pick into Brees after seeing him fire bullets in the third exhibition game.
Posted: 8/17/2014 7:59pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) may play in the third preseason game, according to head coach Sean Payton. However, Payton doesn't want to put a target date on Brees' return.
Huddle Up: This injury has proven to be peskier than Brees and the Saints would've thought and he's going on 3 weeks now without significant camp work his young WRs. On the flip side, Brees has 8 seasons in Sean Payton's system to fall back on so it certainly won't take long for him to get up to speed once he returns.
Posted: 8/15/2014 9:04pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Tennessee Titans. Brees was able to throw and run before the game, but was on the field in workout clothes and not suited up.
Huddle Up: Brees misses his second straight preseason game but there's still no concern over his availability for Week 1. The Saints are just be cautious with their most valuable commodity.
Posted: 8/13/2014 4:01pm et
It does not appear like New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) will be able to play in the second preseason game even though head coach Sean Payton has not disclosed his status.
Huddle Up: The Saints' regular-season opener is still more than a month away, but this injury is starting to make a few Brees owners a tad bit uneasy.
Posted: 8/6/2014 3:49pm et
The New Orleans Saints have not decided if QB Drew Brees (oblique) will play in the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Sean Payton. Brees has not practiced since Thursday, July 31, because of an oblique injury.
Huddle Up: You'd think that the prudent move at this point would be to hold Brees out of the game as the last thing the Saints need is an aggravation of the injury. See what develops . . .
Posted: 8/5/2014 11:51pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Brees' fantasy owners are hoping the QB is getting his injury issues out of the way early. Meanwhile, there's a battle brewing for the Saints' No. 2 job, and Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin will get ample opportunity to show their wares Friday night.
Posted: 8/4/2014 8:29pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees missed practice Monday, Aug. 4 with a strained left oblique. Brees was on the field but was not wearing pads. Head coach Sean Payton said Brees is day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Brees suffered the injury Friday and also missed Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage, but it's still isn't a huge deal with the games that count still more than a month away.
Posted: 8/2/2014 11:31am et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) did not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2, because of an oblique injury, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't expected to be serious, as the Saints are just being cautious with their franchise QB. Brees remains one of the top fantasy signal callers available for the upcoming season.
Posted: 6/29/2014 12:17am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he knows whether TE Jimmy Graham will be ruled as a tight end or a wide receiver. Brees said he spoke with arbitrator Stephen Burbank, who clued him in on how he will rule. 'He kind of let me know what his ruling is going to be,' Brees said. 'But he swore me to secrecy, so I can't really say at this point.'
Huddle Up: Brees also knows who shot JFK and what happened after the Sopranos' finale faded to black, but he isn't revealing those secrets either. The rest of us should find out Graham's fate in the next few days. And the debate can begin: if Graham is declared a wide receiver for NFL purposes, should he also be considered a WR for fantasy purposes?
Posted: 5/22/2014 10:41pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, 35, isn't ruling out playing into his 40s, as long as he is healthy and playing at a high level. Brees is entering his 14th NFL season, and his current contract with the Saints runs through the 2016 season.
Huddle Up: Brees isn't a running QB who's taken a lot of punishment through the years, so there's no reason he shouldn't have at least 3 more elite seasons left in him. New toys, such as speedy first-round WR pick Brandin Cooks, will help keep Brees feeling rejuvenated.
Posted: 1/31/2014 2:45pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees showed his support for impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham Friday, Jan. 31, by standing on radio host Dan Patrick's desk and shouting, 'I want Jimmy Graham back!' Graham has led the team with 270 catches for 3,507 yards and 36 touchdowns in the last three seasons. The Saints are fully expected to re-sign Graham, even if they have to place the franchise tag on him for 2014.
Huddle Up: When pressed on the issue, however, Brees wouldn't commit to giving up some of his contract money to retain Graham. The line of questioning stemmed from Brees' earlier statement that Graham was a tight end, even though Graham hopes to be franchised as a wide receiver. Brees indicated that he didn't intend for his comments to be used as a negotiating tool, then reiterated his support for Graham's return to New Orleans by jumping on the desk a la Tom Cruise on Oprah's couch. It made for great radio; hopefully you were able to catch the televised simulcast of Patrick's show to get the full effect.
Posted: 1/14/2014 1:23pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is willing to restructure his contract to reduce his $18.4 million cap number in 2014. The team is projected to be at least $12 million over the salary cap for 2014.
Huddle Up: The Saints, who remain a few pieces away from Super Bowl contention, definitely can use the cap help and Brees' figures are the obvious place to start.
Posted: 12/26/2013 11:18pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 26, and his knee doesn't appear to be an issue heading into the team's Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'He's fine,' head coach Sean Payton said. 'He had a right knee bruise. There's nothing more to it than that. And yet, we thought it was best we limited the amount of snaps he's getting. ... We just felt like we had a day to do that.' Brees showed no signs of his knee affecting him in practice the last two days.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like anything to worry about. Meanwhile, the best news for his fantasy owners is that Brees is back at home after back-to- back sub-par road showings. In other words, look for him to finish with a statistical flourish.
Posted: 12/16/2013 12:05am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (hand) had his right hand wrapped with ice after the Week 15 game against the St. Louis Rams. Brees suggested Sunday, Dec. 15, after the game that the injury was not serious.
Huddle Up: It looks like he'll be fine for next week.
Posted: 12/3/2013 12:43am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was 23-of-38 for 147 yards, a TD and a fumble Monday, Dec. 2 in a 34-7 loss to the host Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Yeah, it was a tough matchup facing the Seahawks' D and the 12th Man on Monday Night Football, but seeing these numbers next to Brees' name in the boxscore doesn't seem real. In fact, he failed to reach 200 passing yards for the first time since a Week 17 contest against the Bucs in 2010, and the performance came at exactly the wrong time for those Brees owners needing even a decent showing out of the QB to qualify for the fantasy postseason.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:53am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees recorded another 300-yard passing game in the Week 4 game Monday, Sept. 30, against the Miami Dolphins. It was his ninth straight 300-yard passing game, tying his own NFL record. He finished 30-of-39 for 413 yards and 4 TDs.
Huddle Up: There are few safer fantasy bets than starting Brees at home in a prime-time game, and even an improved Miami defense didn't come close to knocking him off his mark.