June 28, 2016

Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NO @ CLE

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    MIN @ NO

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    NO @ DAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    TB @ NO

  • Week 6 - Oct 12


  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    GB @ NO

  • Week 9 - Oct 30

    NO @ CAR

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    SF @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NO @ PIT

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    CAR @ NO

  • Week 15 - Dec 15

    NO @ CHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NO @ TB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    WAS 40 @ NO 32

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    KC 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NO 27 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SD 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14


  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NO @ TB

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 05

    PHI @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    SF @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NO 34 @ GB 42

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NO 23 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    NO 20 @ TB 26

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    IND 7 @ NO 62

    2,477 pass yards

    18 TDs

    35 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NO 21 @ LAR 31

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    TB 16 @ NO 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20


  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    NYG 24 @ NO 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NO 22 @ TEN 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NO 42 @ MIN 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIN 9 @ NO 14

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    NO 25 @ SF 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NO 31 @ TB 6

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CLE 30 @ NO 17

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    PIT 10 @ NO 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14


  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    SEA 19 @ NO 34

    382 pass yards

    4 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    LAR 13 @ NO 31

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    TB 23 @ NO 13


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Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                                PASSING                            RUSHING                 FANTASY

                           Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT    Rush   Yards   TD     Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats        468/657    5476    46    14     21      86      1        417.6    26.1

2010 Stats        448/658    4620    33    22     18      -3      0        316.5    19.8

2009 Stats        363/514    4388    34    11     22      33      1        326.8    21.8

2008 Stats       413/635     5069    34    17     22      -1      0        338.7    21.2

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Drew Brees led all players in fantasy points in 2011 with 417.6 while averaging 26.1 points a game - AWOW!

(+) With Sean Payton suspended for the season, Brees is essentially the head coach and offensive coordinator rolled into one 

(+) Drew shattered Dan Marino's 27-year old passing yards in a season record last season putting up an unbelievable 5,476 yards, so age doesn't seem to be affecting his arm

(+) Drew Brees has the best TE in the game to throw to in Jimmy Graham

(+) Darren Sproles gives Brees a one-of-a-kind talent out of the backfield to dump the ball off to

(+) Brees has been the most accurate QB in the league since 2004 (67.2% completion percentage)

(+) Drew threw for 46 TDs last year, most in the league and the fourth-most ever in a single season

(+) Like Aaron Rodgers, Drew seems to have to win every game with his arm resulting in stats-a-plenty

(+) Brees hasn’t finished outside the top-10 in fantasy points since 2003 or outside the top-5 since 2006

(+) Brees has thrown for 4,388 yards or more in each of the past six seasons

(–) All-Pro guard Carl Nicks signed with the Buccaneers 

(–) With Bounty Gate in the air, hopefully no one tries to knock the Saints star QB out with an injury for payback

(–) Since winning the Super Bowl three years ago, Brees and the Saints seem to have had a bulls-eye on their back

(–) The backfield can't seem to get into a solid groove and Mark Ingram showed nothing to think that will change in 2012

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2009 Review

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Throughout the entire 2009 season, it seemed as if The Big Easy was emanating some sort of impervious, golden hue.  It was as if the “City that Care Forgot” was drenched in the elixir of the Gods.  Nothing could penetrate it; nothing could invalidate its colossal spirit, least of all one man… Drew Brees.  The man could do no wrong.  Sure, his Saints fell to their final three opponents of the regular season, ending up with a mere 13-3 record, but there was no doubt that “Cool Brees” would carry the team through to a Super Bowl victory.  A fellow colleague of his, Tom “Stetson Man” Brady, may have accomplished a certain perfection the NFL had never seen before back in 2007, but I’ll bet you a bowl of jambalaya Mr. Bundchen would give his left nut right now for that extra Super Bowl ring.  Luckily, Cool Brees made sure that he and his band of steady Saints don’t have to contemplate that sort of sacrifice.


drew brees 2009 stats

~ Set career bests in regular season wins (13), completion percentage (70.6), yards/attempt (8.5), and QB Rating (109.6)

~ Tied career bests in passing touchdowns with 34 (2008) and rushing touchdowns with 2 (2004)

~ Set New Orleans franchise records with a 109.6 QB Rating and a 70.6% completion percentage

~ Tied his own New Orleans franchise record with 34 passing touchdowns

~ His 32 completions in Super Bowl XLIV tied him for the most completions in Super Bowl history (Tom Brady, SB XXXVIII)

~ His 82.1% completion percentage (32 of 39) in Super Bowl XLIV was the second best completion percentage in Super Bowl history (Phil Simms, SB XXI, 22 of 25, 88.0%)


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2010 Fantasy Outlook


There should be no reason in the world to think that Cool Brees won’t end up among the Top-3 fantasy quarterbacks again in 2010.  His top three receivers are all still under contract, as is his tight end, Jeremy Shockey (we believe that's a good thing).  Both of his best running backs, Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush, seem to be staying as well.  With the whirlwind success the offensive scheme has had over the past few years, there’s no chance that will change either.  Expect another 30+ TD, 4,000+ yard season out of Hurricane Drew (he might have more nicknames than touchdowns) and draft the 31-year old stud with confidence.

If that's not enough to convince you, here's some more info from his surrounding unit that will make you drool:

~ Robert Meachem was just coming into his own in 2009 and should improve upon his numbers

~ The offensive line is solid and should stay intact for another year

~ Even though they won the Super Bowl, their schedule doesn’t look to be any tougher than last year

~ The cheerleaders are smokin

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Model of consistency

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How Cool Brees got to 2008

drew brees vs dan marino

The numbers above don’t tell the whole story.  In fact, the only thing the above graphic shows are that we can do third grade math and that Drew Brees fell a third-and-long completion short of breaking Marino’s 24-year-old single-season passing record.  However, were it not for a torn labrum in his shoulder on the last day of 2005, he might not even have had this chance.           

You see, Brees was a Charger for the first half of his career.  And as a Charger, he had a certain running back out of TCU to rely on.  In his four years as a starter in San Diego (2002-2006, he was drafted in 2001 following the whole Ryan Leaf debacle), he made the Pro Bowl once, but never had more than 3,500 passing yards or 500 passing attempts in a season.  He did, however, throw 27 touchdowns on only 400 attempts in 2004 (his Pro Bowl year), recording an astounding 6.8 touchdown percentage.

Yet, Brees failed to make the playoffs in his first two years, so the Chargers panicked and drafted Eli Manning (aka Philip Rivers, another whole different story).  They franchise-tagged Brees in 2005, a year that was set to run out when they came to play their meaningless Week-17 game against the Giants on New Years’ Eve.  After the game, the Chargers would be faced with a decision:  Keep Brees, or let him go and invest in Rivers.  Well, the decision was made for them when Brees tried to recover his own fumble in the end zone but was flattened instead, crushing his shoulder in the process.

The rest is history as they say.  In his four years as a starter in New Orleans, he has yet to attempt under 500 passes in a season and has led the league in passing yards and touchdowns twice... And there is no sign of that slowing down. 


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Drew Brees (@drewbrees) can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/drewbrees


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A Bevy of Nevis

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Featured Pieces

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Drew Brees Highlights 2009


Drew Brees Sport Science - Accuracy Test


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Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

Buy Drew Brees' new book at Amazon.com, by clicking here.


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Drew enters the 5th year of a $60 million contract.  $20 million of it was guaranteed and the rest is below.  We don't feel this should be a factor when evaluating Drew's ranking in the least:

2010 - $9.8 million

2011 - $9.8 million

2012 - Free Agent

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Given how much the Saints love to pass, Chase Daniel would be a nice late-round handcuff to grab if you have Brees

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Comeback Kid

"In my mind, I feel like I'm going to come back better than ever after this deal and I don't even want to call it a setback. I think it's an opportunity for me to just get going a little bit earlier than expected rehabbing and working out and to make sure when I come back I'm better than I was when I went in.''- Drew Brees (January 2006)

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Injury Report


Even with a torn labrum in his right shoulder back in January of ’06, he still missed no time.

Drew Brees says Coby Fleener was “always open” with Colts

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said earlier this offseason that Fleener will “flourish” in the Saints’ system with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, and it’s likely true.

Pyro's take: Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said earlier this offseason that Fleener will “flourish” in the Saints’ system with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, and it’s likely true. Already in mini-camp it sounds like Brees and Fleener are a good duo, and we could see that on the field in 2016 as well.

Fantasy Goo: From the 1984 movie Bachelor Party, “Gentlemen... start your boners.” If Drew Brees likes Coby Fleener, YOU like Coby Fleener. Last year 35 year old Ben Watson had moments of dominance catching 74 passes for 825 yards. The tight end position is filled with players you can draft without sweating. You can be one of the later owners to draft a starting tight end in 2016 and end up with Coby Fleener. Not bad, eh?

06/18/16, 03:47 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.stampedeblue.com

GM Mickey Loomis said he wants to extend Drew Brees' contract.


Pyro's take: .@Saints GM Mickey Loomis said he hasn't spoken with agent Tom Condon yet but wants to extend @drewbrees contract. @SiriusXMNF

As it stands for 2016, Brees counts $30 million against the Saints' cap.

02/16/16, 10:10 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Drew Brees said he has yet to have discussions with the Saints about a contract extension.


Pyro's take: Christopher Dabe via Twitter "Drew Brees on ESPN about contract extension: "If conversations are to be had, they haven’t happened yet."

Set to count $30 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, it is widely expected Brees will get a contract extension this offseason.

02/04/16, 10:30 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Mike Triplett expects Drew Brees to sign a contract extension this offseason.


Pyro's take: Drew Brees doesn’t actually need to take a pay cut to help the Saints’ salary cap for 2016. In fact, they could give him a raise and still save millions against their cap – as long as it comes as part of a multi-year extension.

Brees is due to make $20 million in salary and bonuses this year, which is the final year of his contract. But his salary-cap cost will be $30 million because of all the pro-rated bonus money the Saints have pushed back from previous years.

Brees now ranks ninth among NFL quarterbacks in average salary (behind Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco).

01/24/16, 05:58 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Coach Sean Payton will return to the Saints in 2016.


Pyro's take: Ian Rapoport via Twitter "After days of deliberation, I'm told that #Saints coach Sean Payton isn't going anywhere. He and GM Mickey Loomis agreed he's staying. Wow"

Look for Drew Brees to be back as well. The Saints going to try to make another go at it. Payton has two years remaining on his contract.

01/06/16, 11:54 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Drew Brees (torn plantar fascia) does not need surgery on his right foot.


Pyro's take: Mike Tripplet via Ed Werder via Twitter "#Saints Drew Brees flew to Charlotte to have his foot injury evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson, per @EdWerderESPN...

Drew Brees will be back in action by the offseason.

01/05/16, 07:21 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Drew Brees (foot) feeling better


Pyro's take: Mike Tripplett reported that Drew Brees is feeling better and has no concern about his contract.

"That's the last thing I'm thinking about right now," he said.

t's a likely scenario, however, even if the Saints are intent on keeping Brees. He is due to make $20 million in salary and bonuses in the final year of his contract in 2016, with a salary-cap cost of $30 million, the highest for any player since at least 2002, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Saints could lower that figure by agreeing to a contract extension with Brees.--Mike Tripplett

01/02/16, 04:00 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Brees Will start


Pyro's take: Brees ws in a walking boot all week. It was reported he was in "terrible, horrible pain". Yet, he is indeed starting today 12-27-15. When he was in last week, with the injury, his passes still look clean dispite his grimaces of pain. This game should be a shoot out, I could easily see this being the higest scoring gmae of the week. Owners will likely have to cross their fingers and hope no further damage comes to Brees. The matchup could deliver FF Points gallore to owners.

12/27/15, 11:05 AM CST by M O

Drew Brees is dealing with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.


Pyro's take: Ed Werder via Twitter "#Saints QB Drew Brees MRI that revealed torn plantar fascia in right foot. Awaiting opinion of Dr Robert Anderson, also treating P Manning." Brees still plans to play the final two games of the season, but that is now in jeopardy.

12/23/15, 02:50 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Drew Brees is on pace to take 53 sacks this season


Pyro's take: Russell Wilson is not the only quarterback hitting the ground a lot. Drew Brees is on pace for his most with 53. The most he has had is 37

Getting LT Terron Armstead (knee) back would be a good first step.

10/14/15, 03:00 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Drew Brees can make all the throws


Pyro's take: According to Ed Werder via twitter "Drew Brees injury to 2 rotator cuff muscles, 1 in shoulder capsule. He says he feels passing arm healthy, can make all throws vs #Cowboys"

I would still hold off on playing Brees if you have another solid option, if not, it looks as though he has regained his strength.

10/04/15, 02:25 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Brees taking first-team reps at Saints practice


Pyro's take: Drew Brees looks like he may give it a go on Sunday, however it is still early. Brees received a "positive" report on the shoulder from Dr. James Andrews on Monday. "That's four days away, and I feel like I'll just continue to make progress and go from there,"

10/01/15, 12:42 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Brees has successful throwing session


Pyro's take: Drew Brees made it through one practice and Ed Werder reported via twitter "Drew Brees' throwing session on #Saints off day goes well, QB expects first practice reps tomorrow assuming no unexpected setbacks"

09/29/15, 03:05 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Brees out


Pyro's take: According to NFL Ian Rapoport "#Saints coach Sean Payton said Drew Brees is out."

09/26/15, 03:44 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Drew Brees still a question mark


Pyro's take: Drew Brees injury status seems to change as the wind breezes (ha!) Brees did not throw during Wednesday's practice. "I have every intention of playing, but I do have to take it day to day," said Brees after the session. "I have to be smart with this."

09/24/15, 06:29 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nola.com

Brees to play on Sunday?


Pyro's take: According to Ed Werder via twitter "To clarify, Drew Brees believes "reasonable possibility'' he plays this week. See how injury responds to rehab, treatment."

Even if Brees plays, the question is now becoming how efficient will he be? It may be time to start making other arrangements for your fantasy team.

09/22/15, 10:26 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

McCown to start if there is no Brees


Pyro's take: According to ESPN reporter Mike Tripplett Luke McCown will get the start in place of Drew Brees if he would be ruled out against the Panthers in week three. May want to think of alternatives for anyone owning a Saints receiver.

09/22/15, 03:00 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Brees has a bruised rotator cuff


Pyro's take: Drew Brees is suffering from a bruised rotator cuff according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN via twitter "Brees' MRI showed a bruised rotator cuff. Not torn, per sources. Dr. James Andrews also will take a look at MRI for a second opinion."

This will most likely keep him out, but for how long? The good news is that it is not torn. Luke McCown will be the starter while Brees is recuperating.

09/22/15, 02:54 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Heavy Brees

Drew Brees game seems to be faltering. Its obvious that he has been struggling this year, and at home, against the weak defense of the Tampa Bay Buccs he stumbled again. His 371 yards and two touchdowns were nice, but he also threw three interceptions. When asked about his struggles, and maybe his 35 year-old arm faltering, Brees stated "Even if that was the case (losing arm strength), because I would say at some point maybe your skills, I wouldn't even say skills diminish, I wouldn't even say strength diminishes," Brees said earlier this week. "The thing that diminishes as you get older is your ability to recover."

Pyro's take: His age and recovery speed are all something us elders know all about. Whether that is what is keeping him from producing top flight numbers is something not yet known. There is no escaping putting him in your starting line-up each week, and perhaps, after this week's bye, things can get back to normalcy.

10/06/14, 10:36 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nola.com

Cool Brees

Drew Brees didnt put up monster stats against the Minnesota Vikings, but he was very efficient. He finished the game with 27 completions on 35 attempts for 293 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Hill and Marques Colston were beneficiaries of those touchdown passes.

He faces the Cowboys next week on Monday Night Football.

Pyro's take: Brees should continue to be himself, even though he will be on the road, which seems to be his nemesis of late. Not a better way to break that spell than play one of the worst defenses in football

09/23/14, 07:41 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: fantasynews.cbssports.com