There were whispers going around the NFL earlier today that New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees may have suffered a serious shoulder injury in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That ended up not being the case. Per Adam Schefter, the team conducted an MRI on Monday, which revealed that he did not suffer a tear or any other season-threatening ailment.
MRI confirmed Drew Brees did not suffer serious shoulder injury Sunday, per @edwerderespn. Ability to play depends on response to treatment.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2015
Brees still isn’t completely out of the words as far as week three is concerned, as a shoulder issue appeared to negatively impact him during the team’s week two loss. Brees admitted to some discomfort and the Saints already suggested he would get “extra rest” as he prepares to face the Carolina Panthers in week three.
Brees will probably still play in wee three, but due to the highs and lows of this still fairly vague injury, fantasy owners should keep tabs on him all week. Brees has not been elite through the first two weeks of the season, as he’s had issues with timing and ball placement, as well as protection, matchup issues and poor play from his passing game weapons. It’s unlikely everything is fixed in a tough matchup with the Panthers, while Brees not being 100% certainly can’t help. If you drafted Brees in season long fantasy football leagues you probably have to keep rolling with him if he’s active, but he’s clearly going to be a good guy to fade in daily fantasy football leagues.