Three and out: Drew Brees’ contract an issue

Happy Monday everybody. I would spoil the WWE’s Over the Limit PPV from Sunday night, but we all saw the ending coming. Maybe one of these days a championship match will be the main event of a PPV. But that’s too much make believe. Let’s get on to the fantasy football.

Saints want a discount: Contract negotiations for Saints QB Drew Brees aren’t going to progress well if the team clings to its silly assertion it should receive a discount for taking a medical risk on him in 2006 when nobody wanted him (according to Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King). Nice try, Saints. If anything, the Saints should give Brees more money for saving the franchise and ending decades of futility with a Super Bowl title.

Now a lot of people, King included, don’t believe it’s a huge deal Brees is missing voluntary workouts. But I beg to differ. The reason the Saints were so good after the lockout was because Brees held the team together over the summer. This offseason is completely different considering Sean Payton is suspended and the other unpleasantness going on. Brees is still a great fantasy option, but I’d much rather have Tony Romo at this point because the situation in New Orleans looks rather toxic.

Winslow on the way out: Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow was on NFL Sirius on Monday morning and said he isn’t wanted in Tampa Bay. And the guy who could be coming in to replace him? None other than Dallas Clark, according to reports. Clark recently flirted with the New England Patriots, though nothing ever came of it. If Clark does sign with the Bucs, don’t expect much.

A big year for Flacco? If you’ve had the chance to check out our early rankings, I suggest you do that right now. It’s cool, I’ll wait. Pretty cool, right? And yes, you can rip me for my rankings later. But you will notice Joe Flacco is way down the list. I took a chance on him last year and was burned. Now some people on the social media sites are asking if Flacco can have a great season this year if the Ravens’ defense takes a turn following Terrell Suggs’ injury. Even Flacco himself said, “I want us to get in more of a mind-set where we have to score points.”

And that’s all great. But until I actually see it from Flacco, there are much better fantasy options out there. I would rather take a chance on one of the rookies like Andy Luck or Robert Griffin III, instead of chasing good money after bad with Flacco.

For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL Fantasy Live has 40,000 followers, and Fabiano has 50,000. Me? Just 13. See, the odds are better that I will answer your question, so hit me up both via Twitter or via Facebook. Also be sure to catch the latest “Dave Dameshek Football Program.”

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