Drew Brees 2010 Fantasy Projection" target="_blank">Drew Brees is at the top of the world. Fresh off a Super Bowl season, he and the Saints are ready to push for a repeat. The team has largely stayed intact during the off-season and most signs point to another deep run in 2010. Will Brees and his Saints make for another great fantasy year? Let’s investigate.
- Being on the cover of Madden does not equate to a bad year and Drew Brees will not fall victim to the “Madden curse”
- The Saints offense remains in tact and no major preseason injuries occur
There is no reason to believe Brees’ fantasy value will be any less than it was in 2009. The Saints offense is young and explosive. They throw a lot, but truly have tremendous balance in the running game with Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush 2010 Fantasy Projection" target="_blank">Reggie Bush. Brees has really developed rhythm with Marques Colston and Robert Meachem. There is plenty potential and room for improvement with this group. Retaining much of the same defensive players from last year is a huge plus for Brees as well. The Saints opportunistic defense is ideal for fantasy offenses, forcing turnovers giving the Brees shorter fields and plenty of red-zone opportunities.
The Verdict: Brees is still a top three quarterback. The consensus number one at the position is Aaron Rodgers 2010 Fantasy Projection" target="_blank">Aaron Rodgers, after him, Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady 2010 Fantasy Projection" target="_blank">Tom Brady, Tony Romo 2010 Fantasy Projection" target="_blank">Tony Romo, and Matt Schaub are all next on the short list of top tier quarterbacks. Go with Brees after Manning. Manning is facing slightly easier defenses in 2010 and is projected to score four more points than Brees under standard scoring.