When Drew Brees was asked if he’s playing this week, he said, “That’s the plan.” But he still said he needs to make sure he feels like himself all week. And he said if he tells Sean Payton he’s ready, he thinks Payton will believe him. Brees threw Wednesday and felt good so far.
There is still a good chance that Drew Brees doesn't play this week, as the Saints have a bye following their Week 8 matchup with Arizona, but if all goes well, Brees should be ready to play as early as this week. Teddy Bridgewater has played well in Brees' absence, but the offense as a whole would take a step up with Brees back, which includes the fringier fantasy plays.