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Fantasy Football Preview - Drew Brees

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Here’s a quarterback you should know about.  Over the past three years, this guy has season averages of 4139 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and an excellent 65.5% completion percentage.  Sounds good, right?

Add in a proven 1000 yard receiver, a four-time Pro Bowl tight end, a running back with two seasons of 70+ receptions and a running game with more options than the team knows what to do with.  Sounds like a recipe for fantasy greatness, right?

Right!  There’s no bogus twist ending to this post – he’s really that good.  The guy I’m talking about is Drew Brees and he’s one of the best fantasy options – at any position – for the 2008 season.

As disappointing as the 7-9 season was for the Saints, Brees had an outstanding fantasy year.  He led the league with 652 pass attempts and set additional career highs in completions, completion percentage and touchdown passes.  OK, and interceptions too.  Still, he had a great season and I expect more of the same this year. 

Marques Colston is the real deal, and watch for second-year WR Robert Meachem to establish himself as a legitimate receiving threat this year as well.  Jeremy Shockey is the big new piece of the puzzle though – assuming he can stay healthy (and that would be no small feat), Shockey provides Brees with a great red zone target, something he hasn’t had in New Orleans.   I’d be shocked if Brees doesn’t finish with 30+ touchdowns this season.