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Saints fantasy football: Week 15, Cardinals

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Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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Drew Brees

Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaps for first down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaps for first down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Drew Brees fantasy outlook: Start him.

I never thought I’d be this close to recommending you sit Drew Brees. But really, this could have gone either way. 

Two straight weeks without a touchdown. Two! I can hardly believe it myself.

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Let’s be totally honest: as much as the offensive line is responsible for these dud performances, Brees has a hand in the cookie jar as well. He’s missed a few throws. And last week he was not helped by his receivers, who dropped two sure touchdowns.

But it all does start with the offensive line. Brees hasn’t been able to find a steady groove. He wasn’t pressured on any of his big interceptions. But the pressure earlier in the game was often responsible for getting him impatient.

The Cardinals are a dangerous defense. But they’re nothing like last year, and they’re absolutely nothing like this Buccaneers defense. That said, they’re also a step up from the Lions. So is this a favorable matchup? No.

But bottom line, this is Drew Brees. He’s one of the most dangerous passers in the league. I said it last week, but  nobody on the waiver wires is going to be more dangerous than Brees. Stick with him.

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