Drew Brees didn’t look like himself in a week two home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As it turns out, there may have been a good reason why. Per reports, Brees sustained a hit early in the game and may have suffered a serious injury that could have him missing “several” weeks. Brees and the Saints have downplayed the impact of his shoulder issue, but there have been whispers of a serious shoulder injury.
Sources: #Saints believe QB Drew Brees has a shoulder injury that will likely cause him to miss games, potentially several games.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2015
There is no official word from New Orleans in regards to Brees potentially sitting out the team’s week three battle with the hated Carolina Panthers, while a long-term absence surely hasn’t been touched on yet by the coaching staff. There have already been reports from the team that Brees may need “extra rest” heading into week three, but Rapoport’s report now suggests Brees could be in danger of missing extensive action. If Brees is out for week three and beyond, backup Luke McCown would take over under center.
This is a big one, as even the pedestrian Brees we’ve seen through the first two weeks is better than a lot of alternative options. With Tony Romo already done for the next two months with a broken clavicle, Brees going down for even a few weeks could be a huge blow for fantasy football league managers. We don’t know for sure how long Brees will be out (if at all) just yet, but it’s looking bleak for him against a solid Panthers defense in week three. Start sifting through your league’s waiver wire for another backup to add, while Joel Empey already looked at five solid replacement options in the event you lost Romo. Brees is obviously not looking like a good pick in daily fantasy football leagues this week.