Saints QB Drew Brees (right thumb) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Brees says the plan is to return this week, though the Saints' Week 9 bye is looming and the team is winning with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. Stay tuned.
NO QB Teddy Bridgewater - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 vs. Cardinals
Bridgewater has been about as steady as they come and has done an excellent job of holding down the fort until Drew Brees is ready to come back. That time may be coming very soon. Brees has returned to practice and looks close to returning. Even if Brees doesn't play this Sunday, he'll almost certainly be ready for the next game, as the Saints have their bye in Week 9.
If it is Bridgewater, he'll face the 28th-ranked schedule-adjusted fantasy defense against quarterbacks and is on a run of seven touchdown passes in three games, a run that should continue Sunday in what will likely be his final start of the season if he plays.