Draft Zone: 2nd Ranked Quarterback – Saints Drew Brees

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is the 2nd ranked quarterback in this year’s 2013 fantasy draft standings. With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 13, he’s likely to be a late first round or early second round pick in standard fantasy formats.

Coming off back to back 5,000 yard seasons, Drew Brees will look to keep the ball rolling in 2013. After a disappointing 7-9 record ending without an appearance in the playoffs, Brees is determined now more than ever to bring his team back on top.

Brees has surpassed the 300 yard mark 72 times (5 in the playoffs), which is only second to Peyton Manning’s 80 (8 occurring in the playoffs). Making this statistic even more impressive for Brees is the fact that he was drafted 3 years later than Manning, giving him a solid 48 games to surpass him in that respect.

Brees has a talented supporting cast surrounding him including arguably the best tight end in the league Jimmy Graham along with receiving tailbacks Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas.

Brees could have his best season yet, and fantasy owners would be foolish to pass up the opportunity to take him on draft day. Although he is projected to be the second quarterback drafted in standard 12 team fantasy formats, taking the New Orleans Saints quarterback first would be a smart choice.

 

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