Drew Brees fantasy outlook: Start him.
There’s going to be a running theme through this article: yes, the Saints played poorly last week. All across the board, their fantasy contributors put up duds. Even Drew Brees.
But that doesn’t mean a repeat performance. If you have Drew Brees, chances are he’s your only QB on the roster. You should, under no circumstances, panic and go after another. Brees has been one of the best fantasy players in the league, and one bad game won’t silence his thunder.
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He does matchup this week with a dangerous Tampa Bay defense who recently held the Seahawks offense to a single, lowly field goal. But the Seahawks are hardly a powerhouse offense this year. When the Buccaneers have faced elite offenses they’ve floundered, giving up 43 points to the Falcons in Week 9.
Now they face Drew Brees. And yes, the Lions game showed that even Brees is no sure thing. But he’s about as close as it gets.
The Lions defended the Saints so well because they were able to get pressure with their front seven and play excellent coverage in the secondary. The Buccaneers are capable of both things. The difference in the game, and why I’m sure that Brees will be able to get his this week, is that Sean Payton and co. are familiar with this Tampa Bay defense. It won’t necessarily be a shootout, but the Saints will be more comfortable in the matchup. I can assure you that.
Nobody on the waiver wires is going to be more dangerous than Brees. Stick with him.