2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 129 · QB # 10 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 7.04, 79th
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Drew Brees

QB, New Orleans Saints

Height 6'0" Weight 209 DOB 1979-01-15 Age 41
College Purdue

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
RotoBaller 343.7 393 545 72.1 4340 - 32 8 0 12 7 0.58 - 1 1

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 3
8 Josh Allen, BUF 9.02
9 Matt Ryan, ATL 7.11
10 Drew Brees, NO 7.04
11 Tom Brady, TB 8.03
12 Aaron Rodgers, GB 8.12
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Drew Brees A High-End QB2 Against Carolina

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees faces the Panthers in Week 7. Brees will face a sneakily-good Carolina defense without his top two receivers, Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19). Despite not having Thomas, Brees has thrown for at least 250 yards or two touchdowns in each game this season, giving fantasy managers a solid floor. The Panthers allow the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, limiting Brees' upside. However, he should be able to finish as a solid QB2 in Week 7.

    Oct 23 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Throws For 325 Yards With Two Scores

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 33 of 47 passes for 325 yards with a touchdown throw and a rushing score along with one interception in a victory Monday night. It certainly wasn't pretty at times, as Brees looked shaky and inaccurate throughout the night, though he was good when he needed to be. His 47 pass attempts were by far a season-high, as New Orleans was forced to the air after being down 20-3 at the half. All things considered, Brees is sitting pretty comfortably as fantasy football's QB15, with nine touchdowns and three interceptions heading into a Week 6 bye. A Week 7 divisional clash with the Panthers awaits, a game where Brees will likely have his favorite target, Michael Thomas (ankle), back in the fold.

    Oct 13 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees A Solid Start Against Chargers

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gets a good matchup against the Chargers in Week 5. Brees has quieted some of the take about his potential decline over the last two weeks, with 534 passing yards and five scores compared to just one interception. The veteran signal-caller will get to face a Los Angeles defense that was just shredded by Tom Brady for 369 passing yards and five touchdowns. It should be noted that the Chargers were pretty stingy against the pass prior to that game, though injuries have made them more vulnerable. Brees probably won't throw for five scores, though he profiles as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 for this matchup.

    Oct 9 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Tosses For 246 Yards

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished the Week 4 win over Detroit with 246 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick while going 19-for-25. This season, the veteran hasn't been putting up the most flashy numbers, and this week was another rather modest performance from a fantasy perspective. As long as the run game remains robust, Brees won't be tossing the ball as much during games. As a result, he remains a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2 going forward.

    Oct 4 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees A QB2 Against Lions

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a QB2 for this week's matchup against the Lions. The veteran hasn't been the most explosive fantasy option this season and there has also been speculation of his decline. While he's still putting up serviceable numbers, they haven't been consistent. He tossed three touchdowns in Week 3, but managed only one touchdown and one pick in Week 2. As a result, there are better options than Brees for this week, but it's worth noting the Lions offer a favorable matchup for opposing QBs in case you don't have other strong options.

    Sep 30 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Tosses Three Touchdowns In Week 3

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 29 of 36 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-30 loss to the Packers. Brees may not have looked downfield as much as others would have liked, but he certainly did enough to get the job done. He had a nice touchdown throw to Emmanuel Sanders in the end zone, but Brees' main job all night was to get the ball in the hands of Alvin Kamara, who could not be stopped. This was definitely an encouraging bounce-back from Brees for fantasy purposes and his future outlook would be helped even more if Michael Thomas (ankle) could suit up for Week 4 against a poor Lions' secondary.

    Sep 28 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees In The QB2 Range Against Packers

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will face off against the undefeated Packers in Week 3. Brees comes into the contest with just 472 passing yards, three touchdowns and a bunch of questions about his ability to play quarterback at the age of 41. For all the concerns surrounding Brees, his fantasy floor has remained more stable than one would think, with two scores in Week 1 and 312 passing yards in Week 2. He won't put up week-winning numbers against a Packers Defense that ranks 13th in pass DVOA, though he also won't completely filibuster either. Brees is best looked at as a mid-to-high QB2 for Week 3.

    Sep 25 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Says He Feels Great

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he feels "borderline great" despite a disappointing performance in the Monday night loss to the Raiders in Week 2. The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer completed 26 of 38 passes for 312 yards, one touchdown and a passer rating of 91.1, but he also threw an ugly interception on a forced pass and had an air-yards-per-attempt mark below 5.5. An important thing to note is that Brees was without All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas (ankle). Since 2016, Brees has a record of 40-18, a completion percentage of 72.4, a yards-per-attempt average of 7.9, a 121-29 TD-INT ratio and a 109.2 passer rating with Thomas available. Those numbers drop to 0-2 with a 64.6 completion percentage, 7.2 yards per attempt, a 1-4 TD-INT ratio and a passer rating of 69 without Thomas. While the Week 3 game against Green Bay could be high-scoring, Brees will be more of a high-end QB2 in fantasy if Thomas misses another game, which is likely.

    Sep 23 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Goes For 312 Yards

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 26-for-38 and put up 312 yards, one touchdown, and one pick in the loss to the Raiders on Monday. After a hot start, the Saints cooled down and the offense couldn't get going deeper into the game. It was obvious the absence of Michael Thomas was felt, but this was the type of performance that is now expected of Brees, which is generally not explosive in terms of touchdowns. He should remain a low-end QB1 or high QB2 going forward.

    Sep 21 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees A Low-End QB1 For Week 2

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a low-end QB1 option for the Week 2 matchup against the Raiders. Brees had a modest showing against the Bucs in Week 1, but he should remain in the QB1 tier considering the weapons he has, even withMichael Thomas out for a few weeks. As the leader of a high-powered offense, Brees merits a start for this week's matchup at the new Allegiant Stadium.

    Sep 15 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Tosses Two Touchdowns In Win

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in a Week 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though it was by no means a good performance for the 41-year-old. He only threw for 160 yards and averaged a measly 5.3 yards per attempt, as he struggled to get the ball downfield throughout the contest. Brees wasn't happy about his performance, throwing out the words "pitiful" and "awful", though it's worth noting head coach Sean Payton took some of the blame as a play-caller. Game script also may have played a part in Brees' less-than-stellar performance. The good news is, a great matchup awaits in Week 2 against the Raiders, who just allowed 270 passing yards to Teddy Bridgewater.

    Sep 13 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Has Path To QB1 Numbers In Week 1

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could produce QB1 numbers in his first game of the 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay had an elite run defense last year but they were much more susceptible to the pass, meaning the volume will likely be there for the 41-year-old in this one. In his lone meeting against the Buccaneers in 2019, Brees completed 80 percent of his passes for 228 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable slotting Brees into their lineups, with the expectation that QB1 numbers are on the way.

    Sep 9 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees A High-Floor Option At Quarterback

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees looks like he has another QB1 season in his arm. After an offseason of working on throwing the deep ball, the 41-year-old Brees enters 2020 as motivated as ever, considering this could be his last hurrah. An injury to his right hand forced him to miss six games in 2019, though he finished as a QB1 in six of his team's final seven games. It is worth noting that both his average depth of target and his pass attempts have decreased over the past few years, which lowers his potential ceiling. Still, Brees should be a low-end QB1 with a high floor in 2020, thanks to his incredible accuracy and the weapons at his disposal. He's a good option to target at his 69 ADP, particularly for managers with upside at other positions.

    Sep 6 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Andrus Peat Dealing With Broken Thumb

    New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl offensive guard Andrus Peat (thumb) has a broken thumb, according to a source. Peat's timetable for a return is unclear, and it will depend on whether he needs surgery to fix the thumb. As of right now, he has not been ruled out for the regular season opener. The 26-year-old is a key piece of New Orleans' stellar offensive line, so losing him to begin the 2020 campaign would be a slight downgrade for quarterback Drew Brees. Peat played in just 10 games last season, but he was effective when healthy and has been a first-team All-Pro each of the last two years in New Orleans.

    Aug 18 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Drew Brees Focusing On Throwing The Deep Ball

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees focused his offseason training on throwing the deep ball. The 41-year-old stated his goal was to throw a 60-yard pass and proceeded to work at it since March, deploying unique training methods because of the coronavirus pandemic. Brees said "there have been moments of discovery" and that he hopes it pays dividends on the field. That would be nice for both the Saints and fantasy managers who draft him, considering he has looked downfield less and less as he's aged. Pro Football Focus ranked him just 22nd as a deep-ball passer and only Jimmy Garoppolo threw deep less in 2019. Brees remains as accurate as ever and should have a solid floor most weeks for fantasy. Perhaps his offseason workouts will help him look downfield more, giving him better upside in 2020.

    Aug 1 · Source via Saints Drew Brees
  • Quarterback
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    2001 SD 2 16.9 15 27 55.6 221 - 1 0 2 2 18 9.00 - 0 0
    2002 SD 16 235.2 320 526 60.8 3284 - 17 16 24 38 130 3.42 - 1 0
    2003 SD 11 142.8 205 356 57.6 2108 - 11 15 21 21 84 4.00 - 0 3
    2004 SD 15 279.5 262 400 65.5 3159 - 27 7 18 53 85 1.60 - 2 2
    2005 SD 16 270.7 323 500 64.6 3576 - 24 15 27 21 49 2.33 - 1 5
    2006 NO 16 317.4 357 555 64.3 4424 - 26 11 18 42 32 0.76 - 0 3
    2007 NO 16 326.6 443 655 67.6 4428 - 28 18 15 24 52 2.17 - 1 4
    2008 NO 16 372.4 413 635 65.0 5069 - 34 17 13 22 -1 -0.05 - 0 1
    2009 NO 15 359.7 363 514 70.6 4388 - 34 11 20 22 33 1.50 - 2 6
    2010 NO 16 340.7 448 658 68.1 4620 - 33 22 26 18 -3 -0.17 - 0 2
    2011 NO 16 458.4 468 657 71.2 5476 - 46 14 24 21 86 4.10 - 1 1
    2012 NO 16 418.4 1094 (98.8%) 422 670 63.0 5177 - 43 19 26 15 5 0.33 - 1 1
    2013 NO 16 425.3 1111 (98.6%) 446 650 68.6 5162 - 39 12 37 35 52 1.49 - 3 2
    2014 NO 16 375.4 1139 (100.0%) 456 659 69.2 4952 - 33 17 29 27 68 2.52 - 1 3
    2015 NO 15 369.3 1089 (100.0%) 429 627 68.4 4878 - 32 10 31 24 14 0.58 - 1 2
    2016 NO 16 407.4 1153 (100.0%) 471 673 70.0 5208 - 37 15 27 23 20 0.87 - 2 4
    2017 NO 16 314.1 1034 (99.5%) 387 537 72.1 4338 202 23 8 20 33 12 0.36 7 2 0
    2018 NO 15 348.8 978 (98.0%) 364 489 74.4 3992 200 32 5 16 31 22 0.71 14 4 1
    2019 NO 11 258.6 646 (87.3%) 281 378 74.3 2979 0 27 4 12 9 -4 -0.44 0 1 0
    2020 NO 5 105.4 324 (96.7%) 125 176 71.0 1331 0 9 3 7 6 -2 -0.33 0 1 0
    2020 RotoBaller 343.7 393 545 72.1 4340 - 32 8 0 12 7 0.58 - 1 1

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    1 TB W 34-23 16.0 66 (97.1%) 18 30 60.0 160 0 2 0 1 2 0 0.00 0 0 0
    2 LV L 24-34 18.6 60 (100.0%) 26 38 68.4 312 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    3 GB L 30-37 26.4 59 (96.7%) 29 36 80.6 288 0 3 0 2 0 0 - 0 0 0
    4 DET W 35-29 19.0 67 (95.7%) 19 25 76.0 246 0 2 1 2 3 -3 -1.00 0 0 0
    5 LAC W 30-27 25.4 72 (94.7%) 33 47 70.2 325 0 1 1 2 1 1 1.00 0 1 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    1 HOU W 30-28 25.5 66 (100.0%) 32 43 74.4 370 0 2 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    2 LAR L 9-27 0.9 9 (13.8%) 3 5 60.0 38 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    8 ARI W 31-9 29.7 70 (92.1%) 34 43 79.1 373 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    10 ATL L 9-26 14.4 69 (100.0%) 32 45 71.1 287 0 0 0 6 0 0 - 0 0 0
    11 TB W 34-17 23.4 67 (95.7%) 28 35 80.0 228 0 3 0 0 3 0 0.00 0 0 0
    12 CAR W 34-31 26.6 65 (98.5%) 30 39 76.9 311 0 3 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 0
    13 ATL W 26-18 13.1 48 (96.0%) 18 30 60.0 184 0 1 0 0 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 0
    14 SF L 46-48 43.6 68 (94.4%) 29 40 72.5 349 0 5 0 0 1 1 1.00 0 1 0
    15 IND W 34-7 31.4 60 (89.6%) 29 30 96.7 307 0 4 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    16 TEN W 38-28 25.7 68 (97.1%) 27 38 71.1 279 0 3 0 3 3 -3 -1.00 0 0 0
    17 CAR W 42-10 24.6 56 (81.2%) 19 30 63.3 253 0 3 0 0 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 0
    WC MIN L 20-26 13.9 54 (96.4%) 26 33 78.8 208 0 1 1 3 1 5 5.00 0 0 1
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    1 TB L 40-48 34.0 64 (100.0%) 37 45 82.2 439 19 3 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    2 CLE W 21-18 20.1 66 (100.0%) 28 35 80.0 243 11 2 0 3 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 0
    3 ATL W 43-37 44.5 79 (100.0%) 39 49 79.6 396 19 3 0 1 3 7 2.33 3 2 0
    4 NYG W 33-18 10.8 70 (100.0%) 18 32 56.3 217 12 0 0 1 4 -1 -0.25 1 0 0
    5 WAS W 43-19 30.3 63 (95.5%) 26 29 89.7 363 15 3 0 2 2 1 0.50 1 0 0
    7 BAL W 24-23 18.9 71 (100.0%) 22 30 73.3 212 12 2 0 1 4 3 0.75 3 0 0
    8 MIN W 30-20 9.0 53 (100.0%) 18 23 78.3 120 8 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    9 LAR W 45-35 34.9 71 (100.0%) 25 36 69.4 346 19 4 0 0 4 16 4.00 1 0 0
    10 CIN W 51-14 31.6 63 (84.0%) 22 25 88.0 265 13 3 0 0 2 3 1.50 2 1 0
    11 PHI W 48-7 34.2 65 (92.9%) 22 30 73.3 363 20 4 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    12 ATL W 31-17 23.2 57 (100.0%) 15 22 68.2 171 9 4 1 1 4 -4 -1.00 1 0 0
    13 DAL L 10-13 9.6 52 (100.0%) 18 28 64.3 127 6 1 1 2 1 2 2.00 1 0 0
    14 TB W 28-14 19.0 64 (100.0%) 24 31 77.4 201 13 1 1 1 3 -1 -0.33 1 1 1
    15 CAR W 12-9 9.0 74 (100.0%) 23 35 65.7 203 8 0 1 1 2 -2 -1.00 0 0 0
    16 PIT W 31-28 20.2 66 (100.0%) 27 39 69.2 326 16 1 0 2 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 0
    DP PHI W 20-14 22.1 76 (98.7%) 28 38 73.7 301 14 2 1 2 3 0 0.00 1 0 0
    CC LAR L 23-26 19.3 66 (98.5%) 26 40 65.0 249 12 2 1 2 2 -2 -1.00 0 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 28, 6, 7, 2, 5, 4, 11, 1, 1, 62, 35, 1, 5, 3, 16, 4, 13, 72, 7, 28, 17, 3, 15, 23, 37, 28, 12, 25, 5, 30, 1, 2, 2, 2, 5, 2
    Rushing: 7, 1, 1, 1

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    1 MIN L 19-29 18.6 62 (100.0%) 27 37 73.0 291 14 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    2 NE L 20-36 25.8 65 (100.0%) 27 45 60.0 356 15 2 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    3 CAR W 34-13 23.0 58 (100.0%) 22 29 75.9 220 12 3 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    4 MIA W 20-0 21.7 74 (100.0%) 29 41 70.7 268 16 2 0 1 4 3 0.75 2 0 0
    6 DET W 52-38 15.4 71 (100.0%) 21 31 67.7 186 9 2 2 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0
    7 GB W 26-17 24.5 76 (100.0%) 27 38 71.1 331 15 1 2 1 5 -1 -0.20 1 1 0
    8 CHI W 20-12 14.8 61 (100.0%) 23 28 82.1 299 11 0 0 2 4 -2 -0.50 0 0 0
    9 TB W 30-10 21.4 60 (100.0%) 22 27 81.5 263 13 2 0 1 4 2 0.50 0 0 0
    10 BUF W 47-10 15.8 72 (93.5%) 18 25 72.0 184 10 0 0 0 2 6 3.00 1 1 0
    11 WAS W 34-31 26.5 71 (100.0%) 29 41 70.7 385 16 2 1 2 1 2 2.00 1 0 0
    12 LAR L 20-26 16.8 57 (100.0%) 22 32 68.8 246 10 1 0 3 1 5 5.00 0 0 0
    13 CAR W 31-21 17.2 64 (100.0%) 25 34 73.5 269 13 1 0 2 4 -3 -0.75 0 0 0
    14 ATL L 17-20 20.8 52 (100.0%) 26 35 74.3 271 16 2 1 2 1 2 2.00 1 0 0
    15 NYJ W 31-19 21.2 68 (100.0%) 26 36 72.2 285 13 2 1 0 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 0
    16 ATL W 23-13 14.6 65 (100.0%) 21 28 75.0 239 9 1 1 1 4 -4 -1.00 0 0 0
    17 TB L 24-31 16.5 58 (100.0%) 22 30 73.3 245 10 1 0 2 1 2 2.00 1 0 0
    WC CAR W 31-26 25.7 58 (100.0%) 23 33 69.7 376 17 2 1 1 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 0
    DP MIN L 24-29 24.8 68 (100.0%) 25 40 62.5 294 18 3 2 2 2 1 0.50 1 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 8, 5, 4, 5, 11, 40, 3, 12, 20, 2, 22, 33, 36, 3, 18, 15, 10, 26, 1, 10, 4, 54, 3, 80, 9, 14, 3, 14
    Rushing: 1, 7