Drew Brees, QB New Orleans Saints

General Info

  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 209 lbs
  • DOB: 01-15-1979
NO Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Saints RB Alvin Kamara drawing comparisons to Darren Sproles

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 7:56pm

Larry Holder, nola.com - [Full Article]

I hope you’re not sick of hearing 2017 third-rounder Alvin Kamara being liken to Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles. The comparisons will continue, and a red-zone drill session like the one he produced during Saturday’s training camp practice will keep the mentions alive.

The first-year tailback took two consecutive plays into the end zone against the first-team defense to give opposing defenses a glimpse of what might be coming their way during the regular season.

Kamara lined up as the single back behind Drew Brees. The play looked like it was supposed to go up the gut. The hole didn’t exist. Kamara improvised and bounced around the left edge of the offensive line. No one was catching Kamara as he scampered into the end zone.
Kamara lined up in the same spot on the play. Brees gave Kamara a playaction fake to the right. Kamara took his route to out the backfield to the route and made the reception. The Saints tailback then fought through a hit from A.J. Klein around the 2-yard line and dove into the end zone with an outreached arm for the score.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that Kamara will take over as the team's passing down back, a role that has been filled by Sproles and Travaris Cadet in the last few years. He's a sleeper in PPR formats, but with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson in the same offense, Kamara is going to have a tough time getting many carries.

Scouting Report

Week 12 at Los Angeles Rams

Drew Brees completed 29-of-41 passes for 385 yards, with 2 touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' 34-31 win over Washington in overtime last week. It was vintage Brees, as he was forced to bring New Orleans down from multiple scores late in the fourth quarter. For anyone wondering whether or not the Saints could still chuck the ball around the yard if need be, Brees answered that question with both of his touchdowns coming in the final 2:53 of regulation.

The Saints will travel to L.A. to take on the Rams in Week 12. Even though he's coming off a big performance, this is a tough matchup for Brees, as he faces the No. 2 ranked fantasy defense against quarterbacks. Ranked as our No. 10 QB, Brees is a low-end QB1 for Sunday.

2017 Strength of Schedule - NO
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
9
@MIN
23
NE
10
@CAR
28
@MIA
BYE18
DET
24
@GB
6
CHI
25
TB
11
@BUF
16
WAS
2
@LAR
10
CAR
15
@ATL
29
NYJ
15
ATL
25
@TB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@MIN2737291107.8610.780000-15.662/62100.0%
2NE2745356207.9113.190000-22.265/65100.0%
3@CAR2229220307.5910.000000-20.858/58100.0%
4@MIA2941268206.549.2443000.7519.074/74100.0%
5BYE---------------
6DET2131186226.008.8611001.0011.571/71100.0%
7@GB2738331128.7112.265-110-0.2019.176/76100.0%
8CHI23282990010.6813.004-200-0.5011.861/61100.0%
9TB2227263209.7411.9542000.5018.760/60100.0%
10@BUF1825184007.3610.2226103.0014.072/7793.5%
11WAS2941385219.3913.2812002.0021.671/71100.0%
Per game24.5034.20278.301.500.508.1411.362.101.100.2000.5217.4467.00/67.5099.35%
Totals24534227831558.1411.362111200.52174.42670/67599.35%
Previous Games vs. LAR
SeasonWkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
201612LAR2836310408.6111.0711111.0032.574/74100.00%
201315@LAR3956393127.0210.0828114.0020.586/86100.00%
Average33.5046.00351.502.501.007.8210.581.504.501.001.002.5026.5180.00/80.00100.00%

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