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Fantasy Football Week 8: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints bring explosive offense to Denver

The New Orleans Saints boast one of the more explosive offenses in the NFL, with quarterback Drew Brees once again one of the top fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL.


Sunday night's game between the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos features two of the top fantasy quarterbacks in football, with the Broncos also facing a top-10 receiver and tight end as well.

Drew Brees has been one of the top fantasy quarterbacks all season, and is projected to produce more than 300 yards and three touchdowns against the Broncos on Sunday night. Brees has completed just 60.8% of his passes this season but is still producing monster numbers, putting up more than 370 yards in three consecutive games.

Brees is projected to be the No. 2 fantasy quarterback this weekend against the Broncos, despite Denver being one of the top-10 toughest defenses against the pass so far this season.

The Saints quarterback has a few high-producing options at his disposal, especially if tight end JImmy Graham is able to return from his ankle injury. Graham has not played since Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers, yet is projected to get around 40-50 receiving yards and one touchdown against the Broncos.

With Brees putting up such tremendous numbers, it's understandable one of his receivers has done the same. Marques Colston has three straight games of double-digit fantasy production, and has more than 350 yards receiving and five touchdowns in the Saints last three games.

Sunday night's game is expected to be an offensive showcase, with Peyton Manning once again one of the NFL's top fantasy quarterbacks and the Saints defense No. 30 in the NFL in pass defense.

Kickoff is set for 6:20 p.m. MT with coverage on NBC.