Since 2005, Brees has been as bankable as they come.
The following is a non-comprehensive list of events that took place the same year that Brees was last outside the top-six fantasy quarterbacks: YouTube had its first ever video upload, “Crash” won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy and George W. Bush was sworn in for his second term as president. The year was 2005, and Brees had the audacity to finish seventh among quarterbacks in standard-scoring leagues. Since then, he has been a top-three fantasy quarterback six times, and the No. 1 passer in two seasons. Brees is as bankable as they come. He has done it with big names like Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston, and he has also done it by piecing together a weapons cache out of spare parts. In Brandin Cooks, he likely has his best receiver since Colston’s best seasons, and he’s got a decent stable of options behind him in Willie Snead, Michael Thomas and Brandon Coleman, as well as a shiny new tight end in the form of Coby Fleener. No one has ever won a fantasy title betting against Brees. This year won’t be any different.