Brees was struggling on the sideline. A video showed him trying to grab and ball and immediately just dropping it to the ground and walking away. Bridgewater was made the highest paid backup, so he should be the starter with Brees out. It's still a bit of a blow to the offense overall, but Bridgewater, with a full week of practice, should also be improved heading into Week 3 at Seattle.
The schedule isn't a great one for Bridgewater and the Saints though. Week 4 is home vs. Dallas, Week 5 is home vs. Tampa Bay then at Jacksonville for Week 6 and at Chicago Week 7 before hosting the Cards in Week 8. The Saints then have a bye in Week 9 meaning we could see Brees again bye Week 10, giving him seven weeks to recover.
NO QB Teddy Bridgewater - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 at Seahawks
While the Saints have not yet officially named a starter for Week 3 against the Seahawks, it's highly likely going to be Teddy Bridgewater. There's no question it's a significant downgrade from Drew Brees, who will miss at least six weeks with a thumb injury. Bridgewater went 17/30 for 165 yards in Week 2 against the Rams. Having a full week with the starters should help, and the Seahawks have a leaky defense, but have overcome that to start 2-0. Bridgewater won't sling the ball like Brees has and may not elevate the receivers outside of Michael Thomas as Brees does. Bridgewater is ok in a two-quarterback league, but you're not starting him yet in one-quarterback leagues.