Sources tell Yahoo Sports the #Saints are finalizing a 1-year deal with free agent QB Jameis Winston. New Orleans hopes to continue maximizing Taysom Hill's versatility on gameday while mitigating some risk in exposing Drew Brees' backup to injury.
Jameis Winston was QB5 in fantasy points last season and will now back up Drew Brees in New Orleans. It's probably not what the 26-year old had in mind for the 2020 season, but there's a lot to like for the future.
TB QB Jameis Winston - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Jameis Winston had another classic game of his last week, finishing with a strong 335 yards, but with just one touchdown and four interceptions. Winston has a chance this week to become the first-ever QB with 30+ touchdowns and 30+ interceptions in the same season, and he's also on pace to become just the seventh QB to throw for 5,000 yards in a season. It's been a weird season, but overall he's put up good numbers for fantasy. We expect that to be the case this week in a favorable matchup against the Falcons who have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Winston topped 300 yards while throwing for three touchdowns against Atlanta earlier in the year, so we like him as a QB1 this week.