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Drew Brees 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Drew Brees Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #9
Position: Quarterback
Career: 16 Years
Height: 6-0
Weight: 209
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Austin, TX
High School: Westlake HS [Austin, TX]
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2001 San Diego Chargers (Round: 2 #32)

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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Drew Brees 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
315.22 19.80 1 15.50 24.08 2 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
5 No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Drew Brees Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Saints1600052073720200385.3524.08
2015 Saints1500048783214100347.3023.15
2014 Saints1611049523368100359.4522.47
Drew Brees 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Drew Brees has beaten his fantasy projection 12 out of 16 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy QB ranking was #1 in 2012 and 2011, and he has had a total of 9 seasons with a top 3 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Brees' fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 25 most consistent players overall (ranked 14).
Career Experience Outlook:
Brees is entering his 17th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 17th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 2.86 from their 16th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Brees has averaged 5.19 fantasy pts per game more than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2016 was 16.86.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (3.355) pts per game for Brees. At the Running Back/Full Back position: John Kuhn (2016 Avg: 2.86 Pts/Game) and Mark Ingram (2016 Avg: 11.27 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Willie Snead (2016 Avg: 4.95 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Coby Fleener (2016 Avg: 3.48 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Zach Strief, Max Unger, Justin Drescher, Tim Lelito and Terron Armstead have been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Brees played last year (107 - 99 - 2 0.519%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (104 - 104 - 1 0.500%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,861) compared to last season's teams (4,763) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Brees had a lower fantasy avg (22.42 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (26.87 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Brees faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.54 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.77 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (244 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (241 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Brees has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (22.27 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (21.88 pts per game), 4th quarter (20.39 pts per game) and 1st quarter (19.44 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 8 (24.44 pts per game), week 12 (23.76 pts per game) and week 6 (22.28 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 2 (17.23 pts per game), week 13 (17.90 pts per game) and week 3 (19.17 pts per game).
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