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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL CRISIS POINT: DREW BREES QB NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Talk about feeling a sense of deja vu.  It was a year ago at this time when New Orleans Saints perennial top-tier superstar QB Drew Brees absolutely hit the statistical skids at the worst time; going bellyup when the 2017 fantasy football playoffs came around which in the end cost most of his owners their league titles.  Already with a reputation for being a dominant at home passer who on the flip side became quite ordinary on the road, Brees has virtually repeated the same struggles he went through a year ago this month.  After arguably being the most productive QB in the game outside of Patrick Mahomes leading into December, Brees has been nothing but a liability since as his last three games have looked like this:

@Dallas:  18/28 for 127 yards 1 TD 1 INT
@Tampa Bay:  24/31 for 201 yards 1 TD 1 INT, 1 rushing score 1 lost fumble
@Carolina:  23/35 for 203 yards 0 TD 1 INT

That is a grand total of 2 passing scores, 3 INT's, and nothing more than 203 yards passing in any one game.  And yes all three games came on the road which further validates the criticism of Brees as being an extreme road/home split guy in the latter stages of his career.  As a result, this all has to be factored into Brees' 2019 fantasy football draft cost where he figures to be in the mix as the top passer to come off the board once Mahomes is picked.  Brees certainly is not alone in struggling as a big-name passer as both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have had disappointing seasons but the fact of the matter is he will be 40 in 2019 which further adds to the concern here.  The silver lining in all of this though is the fact Brees will be home for the championship round versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in what is shaping up to be a huge shootout.  On the fast turf at home, Brees is a monster so throwing him back out there in that game is actually advised but he may not have many owners left in contention given what we have seen of late. 


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