Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
Drew Brees (Jan ADP: 157.50, QB16)
Fresh off a brutal overtime defeat in the NFC championship game, likely due to one of the worst non-calls in NFL history, Drew Brees has a decision to make about his future. He said: “I plan on being here next year and making another run at it”, so until we hear otherwise, Brees will be back for his 19th season at age 40.
From a production standpoint, Brees finished as QB7 through week 16 with 303.8 points. That’s just two spots higher than his QB9 finish in 2017 with 248.6. We should expect another top ten season from Brees in 2019 with an outside shot at finishing closer to the top three as he did in 2016. You could do a lot worse with your 13th round startup pick.
Consensus DLF rankings have him at QB18 and for a contending team looking to make a title run in 2019, Brees represents a nice value. Just know that you are likely only getting one more season of production.