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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: QB Drew Brees

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The world of fantasy football is dominated by quarterbacks nowadays and one of the safest bets under center is New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. He has matured into a scoring machine and fantasy fans can expect him to come off the board very early this summer.

Positives:

Brees has racked up over 5,000 in three straight seasons and has averaged an incredible 40.7 touchdowns. He has become a fantasy monster and has proven that he can win a fantasy matchup all by himself.

Brees has the best pass-catching tight end in football at his disposal. Jimmy Graham hauled in a jaw-dropping 16 touchdowns last season and the tight end has turned into the veteran’s number one receiver. The duo seems to connect at least once per game and will be one of the best one-two punches in all of fantasy.

Even better, Brees never misses a game. He has only missed one game in his six years with the Saints and that was when he sat out a Week 17 season finale in 2009 after the team already clinched home field advantage. Brees will under center every single game, and considering all the injuries at the position in recent seasons, his durability is certainly worth noting.

Negatives:

Brees has been turnover prone at times throughout his career. He threw a career-high 22 interceptions in 2010 and threw 19 picks in 2012, so he tends to force the ball downfield. Brees has also fumbled the ball 78 (30 FL) times throughout his career and will put a couple balls on the ground every single season. Turnovers are a major concern with Bress, but luckily he scores enough to make up for it in most games.

Brees may have the advantage of using Graham as his primary weapon, but he doesn’t have many other reliable options besides the disgruntled tight end. Brees lacks a true number one wideout and it will occasionally cause him to force balls downfield to untrustworthy receivers.

Final Verdict:

Brees is as safe as they come at the quarterback position, as he will be a lock for 4,000 yards and 35-plus touchdowns. He may end up being drafted behind Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers in most formats, but Brees will just be as productive in the long run.

Bye Week: 6

Projected Round: 2

Auction Value: $28

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.