The Saints QB room in 2020 will be the first in NFL history to be occupied by two 5,000 yard passers. Drew Brees and Taysom Hill will be joined by free agent Jameis Winston and rookie Tommy Stevens in one of the most talented and intriguing QB depth charts in the NFL. So how should each be evaluated for the upcoming fantasy season? For the purpose of this article, I will not include Taysom Hill as he has been reclassified as a TE.
Future Hall of Famer Drew Brees is entering his 19th and possibly final year in the NFL. Brees, despite missing 5 games due to injury and posting a score of -1 in the game in which he sustained said injury, still finished 2019 as the QB19 by total points and as the QB4 by points per game.
Brees is currently projected to be the QB13 on ESPN.com, below Aaron Rodgers and ahead of Daniel Jones. I believe this is quite low for Brees as he enters 2020 with more weapons and an improved offensive line. I would rank Brees in the top 7 for QBs, around the likes of Kyler Murray and Tom Brady. He should start in all leagues with more than 6 teams and the only thing holding him back from being a top 8 QB should be injuries.
For dynasty leagues, Brees is not worth consideration past this season and you should plan on having a quality replacement for him for next year.
Position Ranking: QB7
Jameis Winston is coming off a 5,000 yard season in which he threw 33 TDs and finished as the QB5, despite also throwing 30 INTs. The Saints once again have the best backup QB in the NFL in Winston and have a reliable safety net if Brees were to once again miss any time.
However, Winston should not be considered on draft day as the only way he becomes viable is if Brees gets injured. If Brees were to miss any time, or be rested late in the season, Winston should be a waiver wire target for any team not featuring a top 5 QB.
In dynasty leagues however, Winston should be highly coveted for any team with an aging QB. He is still young, and will either be the starter on one of the best offenses in the NFL next year, or will at least gain valuable experience behind Brees and learning from Sean Payton that he can take to a new destination next season.
Position Ranking: QB37
It is far to early to determine if rookie Tommy Stevens will have any fantasy value going forward. The only value he could see this year would be if Taysom Hill were to get injured and the Saints need a new swiss army knife type player, but even then he would not likely be worth a roster spot.
Stevens could develop into a starter one day, but it is more likely that he will be a career backup and will most likely never be worth a fantasy draft pick.
Position Ranking: Unranked
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