The Saints are expected to sign free agent TE Jared Cook, sources tell me and Tom Pelissero. One of the top free agents still out there, Cook gives QB Drew Brees an immediate big-time weapon.
This is a fantastic landing spot for Cook and he'll make a great addition to an already dangerous New Orleans receiving corps. Given the state of the tight end position, Cook has a great chance to finish in the top 10 again in 2019.
NO QB Drew Brees - Week 19 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Drew Brees sat out of the Saints’ Week 17 loss to the Panthers so the MVP candidate finished the regular season with 3,992 passing yards on 364 of 489 attempts with 32 touchdowns and five interceptions. He struggled over a four-game stretch versus Atlanta, Dallas, Tampa Bay and Carolina, but finished his season 27-of-39 for 326 yards with one touchdown and no picks against Pittsburgh in Week 16. There’s no question Brees and Sean Payton’s offenses are different at home compared to on the road, so the quarterback’s struggles could have had a lot to do with that three-game road stint from the end of November until mid-December. On Sunday, the Saints will host an Eagles team that Brees torched for 346 yards and four touchdowns in an early November home game. That said, Philadelphia has improved defensively since that 48-7 thrashing that the Saints gave them back in New Orleans. Nevertheless, with the Saints playing on their home turf this weekend, Brees is an excellent DFS play. He is our QB2 for the Divisional Round and is projected to score 21.4 fantasy points, just a couple shy of Patrick Mahomes’ projection of 23.3 versus the Colts.