Brees looked out of sorts from the opening snap of the game. He may have completed 28 of his 50 passes for a respectable 341 passing yards, but Brees failed to throw a touchdown for the first time in 54 games, and even more shockingly threw five interceptions in the contest. This was easily one of the worst performances throughout his illustrious fantasy football career.
Luckily for fantasy owners his career-worst fantasy performance was in Week 13, which was the week before the fantasy playoffs actually started. The performance was bad enough, but if it had been a week later, the Saints would have received much more hate mail from fantasy owners. Brees simply looked off his game against the Falcons, but his single poor performance this season should not deter people from starting Brees down the stretch, because he has some big stats coming.
For instance, this weekend he has a much better matchup, as Brees plays a New York Giants secondary that is ranked 24th in the NFL against the pass. The G-Men secondary has some obvious holes in it, so expect Brees to systemically pick them apart this weekend. This is the same defense that allowed Tony Romo to torch them for 437 passing yards in Week 8, so just imagine the stat line Brees could put together this weekend.
Brees will easily throw three touchdowns in the game and will throw for at least 275 passing yards against the abysmal New York secondary. Week 14 is the first week of the fantasy football playoffs, so a strong performance from Brees will be essential for the outcome of thousands of fantasy owners. Start him in Week 14, because he has some serious fantasy numbers on the horizon.