Drew Brees Will Dominate Fantasy Leagues Again in ’09
It’s almost amazing that the Chargers ever let Drew Brees leave San Diego. When Drew was still with his old organization his then head coach Marty Schottenheimer was very open about wanting to keep the Boilermakers product over Phillip Rivers.
Chargers GM A.J. Smith thought differently and now Drew Brees is the No.1 fantasy quarterback around. True Phillip Rivers had a fine season for the Chargers last year and he is a good player, but I agree with Marty that Drew is the better quarterback.
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It doesn’t matter if your name is Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas or Robert Meachem the Saints QB just found everyone. All he cared about was if you were open and he would get you the ball.
In 2008 Drew passed for 5,069 yards on the year. One of the greatest yardage totals in a season in NFL history.
His 34 touchdowns were also very good, for the Saints and fantasy owners as well. In fact in the three years, Drew Brees has been with the Saints he has improved his numbers every year. That’s saying a lot, when you consider in his first year he had 4,418 yards and 26 touchdowns!
Maybe what I like most about Drew is that he doesn’t take sacks very often either. With totals of 18, 16 and 13 last year. With low sack number like those the chances of Drew staying healthy and productive go way up.
Can Drew Improve on his 2008 Numbers?
One area I do believe can improve is his touchdown total of 34 from a year ago. If Brees is to improve on this number then he will need Reggie Bush to stay healthy for the full season and Robert Meachum to take another step in his progression as a third year receiver.
The main components that make the Saints a dangerous passing team are they have great weapons, are in a dome, have a head coach and quarterback that love to be aggressive and they have a poor secondary.
Until the secondary shows it can play respectable defense, the Saints will be forced to continue to score more points every week. This need keeps the passing game involved and makes any of these players, dangerous opponents to face in fantasy football.
Fantasy Football Information on Drew Brees
Drew is back with all his band of marry men, so look for No.9 to shine bright yet again. It seems not matter what problems this guy goes through, he always comes out smelling like a rose in the end.
From the Phillip Rivers controversy, to dislocating his throwing shoulder, he has blazed through his challenges. This is the true mark of greatness and you would be best served to pay attention.
Drew Breeze will make for a fine second round pick in your fantasy draft this season.
Again in his worst season with the Saints was 2007 when he had a slow start.
But by the end of that year he went on to post better numbers than his great 2006 totals.
Brees stands alone as the one elite quarterback that is just ready to pickup where he left off a season ago. Take Drew and enjoy.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com