Jul 22, 2008 24
These last two years, I’ve been looking for the perfect fantasy quarterback. Tom Brady isn’t this year, unfortunately, and neither is Peyton Manning, or even Tony Romo. Those guys still cost too much. I’ve been grappling with the notion that it’s important to get a stud QB, yet I’ve long been a guy who advocates holding off on the position.
In Drew Brees in 2008, I think fantasy players can have the best of both worlds. Granted, you can’t hold off too long on Brees, but you can likely get 3-4 studs at RB/WR before pulling the trigger on Brees, and that’s good enough for me, especially now that the Saints have made the trade for Jeremy Shockey.
Brees was very strong for fantasy last year, but it wasn’t pretty. He was putting the ball up 40+ times a lot, 9 times to be exact. We saw in 2006 that if everything is going right around him, Brees is basically indefensible, yet we saw in 2007 that if things aren’t going right, his flaws are exposed and he’s not an elite player. That he was a top-5 fantasy QB last year is really a testament to his savvy – and [...]