Drew Brees QB NO 2 Months

Brees completed 32-of-44 passes for 340 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Brees struggled in the first half, as the Saints didn't put up any points, while their signal-caller threw an interception, albeit one that required a fantastic defensive play. Brees got hot in the second half, and he might have had a third touchdown, if not for fumbles by Jimmy Graham and Travaris Cadet on the Dallas half of the field. Though he's averaging his typical 40 throws per game through four weeks, Brees could end up attempting more passes than usual, if his team's defense continues to get steamrolled.

Drew Brees QB NO 2 Months

Brees completed 27-of-35 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Vikings.

Brees connected with eight different receivers, throwing just over half (18) of his passes to Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham. His 77.1 percent completion percentage was his best this season, and he didn't turn the ball over for the first time (he did fumble, but the Saints recovered). Brees is still looking for his breakout performance this season, which could come in Week 4 against the Cowboys, who allowed 327 passing yards and three touchdowns to Austin Davis in Week 3.

Drew Brees QB NO 2 Months

Brees completed 27-of-40 passes for 237 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Browns.

Brees connected with eight different receivers, although he didn't throw a single pass to wideout Marques Colston, and Jimmy Graham was the only player to catch more than three balls (the good news is that Graham finished with 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns). Brees' home-road splits are starting to get out-of-hand, but the good news for fantasy owners is that the Saints will be at home in Week 3 against the Vikings.

Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months

Brees completed 29-of-42 passes for 333 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Falcons.

Brees connected with seven different receivers, including rookie wideout Brandin Cooks, who caught seven passes on eight targets for 77 yards and Brees' only touchdown. The Saints ended up with three rushing touchdowns, a ratio that's not likely to be maintained through the rest of the season. Up next is a Week 2 matchup against the Browns, who allowed 365 passing yards to Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday.

Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months

Brees stated that he's fully healthy entering the 2014 season, ESPN.com reports. After practice Wednesday, he said, "I did what I needed to do to get healthy. I feel strong. I feel 100 percent."

Prior to thoroughly impressing in the Saints' third preseason outing, when Brees completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, he ramped up his workload slowly due to a strained left oblique. Roll with the stellar signal caller as usual Sunday in Atlanta.

Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months

Brees didn't practice Monday due to the upcoming birth of his fourth child.

Brees was brought along slowly in training camp due to a left oblique strain, pushing back his preseason debut to Saturday at Indianapolis. He appeared to be in midseason form, completing 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two scores. While two full days remain before the Saints' preseason finale Thursday against the Ravens, Brees won't take the field anyway, handing off QB reps to Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin.

Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months

Making his 2014 preseason debut, Brees (oblique) completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against the Colts.

Brees led the Saints to touchdowns on two of his three drives before giving way to Luke McCown. Draft the reliable veteran as you normally would, with his oblique issue seemingly in the rear-view mirror. Darren Sproles and Lance Moore are gone, but the Saints drafted Brandin Cooks in the first round, and Kenny Stills and Nick Toon are a year older. It also seems that Marques Colston is feeling much better than he did at this time last year, after dealing with injuries throughout much of last season.

Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months

Brees (oblique) is slated to suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

The report notes that Brees, who had been slowed by a strained oblique, looked sharp at Wednesday's practice, while suggesting that the Saints' star QB is likely to play for about a half in Saturday's game, the team's third preseason tilt.

Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months

Brees (oblique) participated in full-team drills during Sunday's practice, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

Now that he's evidently ready to put his oblique issue behind him, look for Brees to get in some work in during next Saturday's preseason tilt against the Colts.

Drew Brees QB NO 4 Months

Brees (oblique) participated in individual passing drills with the Saints' receivers Wednesday for the first time since being injured, NFL.com reports.

Brees is clearly approaching a return to practice after sitting out more than a week now with a strained oblique. Nonetheless, Brees still isn't expected to play in Friday's preseason game versus Tennessee. Expect Brees to increase his workload on a day-to-day basis and eventually re-join his teammates at full speed with ample time to prepare before the regular season.