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Drew Brees Wins NFL.com Fantasy Player Of The Week Honors


Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) looks on during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

I’ll be the first one to admit that I didn’t see this one coming. Sure, Drew Brees is arguably one of the top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL, and only time will tell where history places him after his retirement. The fact remains however that the New Orleans Saints offense hasn’t been cranking out numbers like it did in our 2009 championship season.

We didn’t start out this season with Drew throwing around 40 burgers like he did in ’09. After two weeks we didn’t even have a 20 burger to brag about, and Drew’s position in fantasy was just that: fantasy. In week three however Drew and the Saints offense exploded, even if it took the second half to do it.

In one fell swoop Drew recorded 342 yards passing in a 29 for 46 effort, three touchdowns in the air, and added another touchdown on the ground himself for lagniappe. The combination vaulted Brees to top honors in the NFL quarterback fantasy competition for the week. It’s both a great start for the on-field leader of the Saints offense, and a good jumping off point or benchmark for the future.

Here’s the top NFL fantasy quarterback list as compiled by NFL.com:

1) Drew Brees with a 31.78 ranking

2) Cam Newton with a 29.42 ranking

3) Jake Locker with a 28.76 ranking

4) Peyton Manning with a 24.76 ranking

5) Geno Smith with a 24.64 ranking

6) Christian Ponder with a 21.72 ranking

7) Matthew Stafford with a 21.60 ranking

8) Russell Wilson with a 21.48 ranking