New Orleans Saints
|By Kimra Schleicher, Friday, September 12, 2014|
QB Drew Brees - Stud (low risk)
Drew Brees finished as a top two fantasy quarterback in five out of the last six seasons. He has never finished lower than third in fantasy points since he joined the Saints in 2006. He is an elite QB and unquestionably durable and consistent. Sure, he is 35 years old, but he has not missed a game due to injury since he joined the Saints. Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards in four out of the last six seasons and averaged 42 touchdowns in the past three years. The Saints are not devoid of any playmakers at any positions. The key for New Orleans will be their offensive line. Brees was sacked 37 times last season, but the team is focused on improving their offensive line in the offseason. Many will draft Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers ahead of Drew Brees in 2014. If you are looking for potential value and one of the best bets as a fantasy player, don't look any further than Brees.
Editor's note: To Stud QB or Not Stud QB. That is the question. There's a good chance if you wait on QB, you'll sacrifice 100 points with the gamble. You'll miss on value at another position if you take Brees -- such as passing on WR Andre Johnson as your WR2 and instead grabbing a Cordarrelle Patterson. Smaller roster requirements (8 or 9 starting positions) should go with the better QB, while deeper starting lineup requirements (10-11) should take the skill position player and grab QB later.