Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
1 month ago

Though Brees is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March, when asked following Sunday's playoff loss to the Vikings if he considered himself a part of the Saints' future, he replied, "I do," the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brees, who turned 39 on Monday, continues to play at a very high level, having passed for 4,334 yards this past season, while logging a 23:8 TD:INT ratio. Meanwhile, top backup Chase Daniel is also slated to become a free agent this offseason and No. 3 signal-caller Taysom Hill is signed through 2019. Expect the Saints to make re-signing Brees -- who has excelled as the team's franchise QB since 2006 -- an offseason priority, and given his desire to remain with the team, we'd be surprised if the two sides aren't able to strike a deal down the road.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
1 month ago

Brees completed 25 of 40 passes for 294 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Brees and the Saints looked to be on the wrong side of a blowout down 17-0 at halftime, as a tough Minnesota defense stifled New Orleans' ground game while picking off two of Brees' passes in the process. However, the veteran gunslinger hit the ground running coming out of the break and picked apart the Vikings secondary throughout the second half. He came within seconds of securing the win after leading his team to a field goal to go up 24-23 with 25 seconds remaining, but the Vikings' offense took advantage of a Saints defensive blunder and got loose for a game-winning touchdown in the closing seconds. On the bright side for Brees is the fact that all of his key offensive weapons are set to return to New Orleans for the 2018 campaign, though potential investors in the aging quarterback should keep in mind that the Saints' evident shift away from a pass-heavy offensive attack in 2017 seems likely to persist going forward.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
2 months ago

Brees completed 23 of 33 passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Brees was excellent, extending his unbeaten home playoff streak to five games since joining the Saints. Both of the signal caller's touchdown throws came during the first half, including a season-long, 80-yard bomb to Ted Ginn to close the first quarter. Overall, Brees found eight different receivers Sunday, posting a gaudy yardage total he topped just once during the regular season. Although he threw an interception on a critical fourth down in the game's closing stages, the veteran will still be pleased by his performance, which helped clinch a divisional round matchup against the Vikings next Sunday.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
2 months ago

Brees completed 22 of 30 passes for 245 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Buccaneers. He also gained two yards on his sole rush.

EDGE Analysis

Brees connected with seven different pass catchers, but he predictably encountered his greatest degree of success when throwing to Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. The veteran gunslinger failed to eclipse the 300-yard mark for the sixth straight contest, however, and he managed just a single passing touchdown for the fourth time in the last six games. Brees did see an unfavorable three-game interception streak snapped and finished the contest with a 108.3 rating. With a 12th consecutive 4,000-yard campaign locked up, he'll turn his attention to an NFC wild-card home showdown against the division-rival Carolina Panthers next Sunday afternoon, a team that he generated a 4:0 TD:INT ratio against over two games this season.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
2 months ago

Brees completed 21 of 28 pass attempts for 239 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 23-13 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Brees completed an impressive 75 percent of his passes while averaging a healthy 8.5 yards per attempt. He connected with Ted Ginn on a 54-yard touchdown just before halftime, but he still finished with his fourth-lowest yardage total of the season as the team once again went with a run-heavy approach. Most importantly, Brees helped his team clinch a playoff berth and will look to jostle for positioning next week against a Buccaneers defense that's been quite generous to opposing passers this season.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
2 months ago

Brees completed 26 of 36 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Brees helped New Orleans reclaim the lead in the second quarter when he hit rookie phenom Alvin Kamara circling out of the backfield for a 10-yard score. He followed up with a four-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas in the fourth quarter after two earlier potential touchdown passes were overturned. Brees is captaining a ship that already has already provided the Saints with the team's most wins since 2013, but, unlike in years past, the team isn't living or dying on the strength of Brees' right arm. Kamara and Mark Ingram have run the show this season and combined for three total touchdowns on Sunday. Brees has been efficient, but also has just three 300-yard games this season and one contest with more than two touchdown passes. That's not the Brees we're used to. For comparison, over the previous five seasons, Brees has averaged 9.8 games per season with 300 or more yards and seven games per season with three or more touchdown throws.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
3 months ago

Brees completed 26 of 35 passes for 271 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Falcons. He also rushed once for two yards.

EDGE Analysis

Brees enjoyed a largely successful night from a fantasy perspective, firing a pair of scores to Michael Thomas and Tommylee Lewis while connecting with eight pass catchers overall. However, his sole interception came at the worst possible time, as Brees threw to Josh Hill while the latter was blanketed in the end zone, resulting in a game-sealing pick by the Falcons' Deion Jones with 1:25 remaining. The 17-year veteran did manage to complete over 70 percent of his passes for the fourth time in the last five contests, but he hasn't fired more than two touchdown passes since Week 3. He also has just three 300-yard efforts on the campaign, a modest number by his lofty standards. Brees will look to improve on both marks against a vulnerable Jets secondary in a Week 15 home tilt.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
3 months ago

Brees completed 25 of 34 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

As has been the case for much of the season, Brees had an efficient day passing but was overshadowed by the Saints' prolific rushing attack. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara combined for 145 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries, also finishing second and third on the team in receiving yards and targets. The duo figures to continue its success Thursday night in Atlanta, though it's possible the Saints need a bit more out of Brees if the Falcons offense bounces back from a lackluster Week 13 performance.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
3 months ago

Brees completed 22 of 32 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Rams. He added five rushing yards on one carry.

EDGE Analysis

Brees wasn't able to pull off the same fourth-quarter magic he summoned during last week's come-from-behind victory over the Redskins. He wasn't particularly impressive in the box score, either, and his day would've been even worse had he not found Alvin Kamara for a 15-yard touchdown with 1:45 remaining in regulation. Part of Brees' slight downfall in the fantasy realm this season has been his decreased workload, considering his 33.9 pass attempts per game in 2017 pales in comparison to his 42.1 figure from a season ago. With the Saints having so much success on the ground -- New Orleans is averaging a league-leading 4.8 yards per rush -- that trend seems unlikely to change as the year comes to a close. Next up for Brees is a home game against a stingy Panthers secondary.

Drew Brees
QB NO (5)
3 months ago

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding a two-yard carry in Sunday's 34-31 win against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Brees was brilliant in this one, leading his team back from a 15-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation by connecting on touchdown passes of three and 18 yards to Josh Hill and Alvin Kamara, respectively. The veteran quarterback's mere 15 touchdowns in 10 games are a reflection of New Orleans' extremely effective running game rather than any shortcomings on his own part. Brees is still capable of taking over games and putting up top-notch fantasy performances when he has to.