New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
NFC South | 12-4-0
Avg PTS
30.1
Rank: 5th
Avg Yds
382.9
Rank: 15th
Avg PYds
244.4
Rank: 20th
Avg RYds
138.4
Rank: 6th
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Posted 3/02/2021 12:49 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara scored a league-high 16 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kamara is more than just a great receiving option out of the backfield and this is more proof of that. The 25-year-old has yet to log 200 carries in any of his four seasons but has somehow managed to post at least 14 rushing scores in two of those years. If we forgive Kamara for his injury-plagued 2019 campaign, he has produced at least 13 total TDs in every other season.
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Posted 3/01/2021 4:27 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has tallied 58 catches of at least 15 yards since entering the league in 2017 - the most by any running back over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kamara is the proud owner of 326 catches since becoming a Saint, so he's had a lot of opportunities to create big plays. With that said, the four-time Pro Bowler deserves plenty of credit for this stat as he has forced a league-high 79 missed tackles on those receptions. The likely retirement of Drew Brees figures to drop Kamara from the elite group of fantasy running backs, but it shouldn't keep him from serving as a solid RB1 option.
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Posted 2/27/2021 6:54 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is featured in a recent video posted on Instragram by fitness trainer Todd Durkin in which Brees is pushing a weighted sled. At one point in the video, the phrase 'something must be brewing' is posted.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Brees has been inspired by seeing fellow 40-something QB Tom Brady winning another Super Bowl. Brees did recently renegotiated his contract to free up salary cap space, but that likely would've needed to be done in any case with the reduced 2021 cap, and the IQ video hints that Brees' retirement may not be a sure thing after all. Stay tuned ...
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Posted 2/21/2021 7:15 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara recorded 734 yards after the catch this season, which led the NFL.
Huddle Up: Kamara is an outstanding player with the ball in his hands and should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Saints. He likely will be a first-round pick in fantasy drafts and will be a weekly starting option.
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Posted 2/16/2021 1:45 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has forced a league-high 79 missed tackles on receptions since entering the league in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kamara's case is helped in that he has piled up 326 receptions over that time, but it's still a highly impressive feat for a running back to force a defender to miss a tackle on roughly a quarter of his catches. The four-time Pro Bowler may enter the 2021 season without Drew Brees boosting his catch totals for the first time in his pro career, which may signal the beginning of the end of his status as an elite PPR fantasy back. Be that as it may, he should still be considered a strong first-round option in fantasy drafts until further notice.
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Posted 2/07/2021 8:14 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston is interested in re-signing with the Saints this offseason. Winston likely would be the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job if he re-signs with the team.
Huddle Up: Winston played well as a starter earlier in his career but has struggled with interceptions since entering the NFL. He probably would be a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is the starting quarterback for the Saints next season.
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Posted 2/06/2021 5:21 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has agreed to renegotiate his contract to open up around $24 million in cap space for 2021, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The move seems to support the rumor that Brees will retire, meaning Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill could be under center for the Saints next season.
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Posted 2/03/2021 8:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has not made an announcement about his playing future, but head coach Sean Payton said he believes Brees may make an announcement in the next seven to 10 days.
Huddle Up: Brees is expected to retire this offseason but has not made an official announcement. Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill would be starting options if Brees does retire, but neither player is probably a No. 1 fantasy quarterback at this point.
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Posted 2/03/2021 6:10 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston will compete for the starting quarterback job next season if he re-signs with the Saints and QB Drew Brees retires, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Winston may receive interest from multiple teams if he tests the free-agent market but is familiar with the Saints offense. He has played well in the past when he was a starter and could be at least a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for the Saints.
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Posted 1/27/2021 7:52 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has not made an official announcement about his playing future, and general manager Mickey Loomis said the team will wait for Brees' decision before they decide what to do at quarterback.
Huddle Up: Brees is expected to retire this offseason but has not made an official announcement at this point. Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill likely will be starting options if Brees decides to retire but neither likely would be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
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Posted 1/22/2021 4:32 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Adam Trautman was the highest rated run blocker among qualifying tight ends in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: The rookie didn't have much of an impact in the passing game, but his prowess as a run blocker and the potential departure of Jared Cook could lead to an increased role in 2021.
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Posted 1/19/2021 4:34 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is likely to have multiple surgeries on the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his high ankle this offseason.
Huddle Up: Thomas was clearly not himself in his catchless performance in the NFC Divisional game. With Drew Brees likely to retire, Thomas' value may take a hit with Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston under center. Brees had a rapport with Thomas like no other. He'll still be a WR1, but he may fall down a few pegs to the upper-middle range.
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Posted 1/18/2021 6:19 am UTC
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees did not officially announce his retirement following the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Jan. 17, instead indicating he'd take 'an opportunity to think about the season' and make his decision later.
Huddle Up: While the smart money remains on Brees retiring, for now he hasn't closed the door on 2021.
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Posted 1/17/2021 10:19 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (quadriceps) has been declared inactive for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Alvin Kamara will receive most of the work at running back with Murray sidelined and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/17/2021 1:28 pm UTC
The New Orleans Saints are not expected to have QB Taysom Hill (knee) available for their NFC Divisional Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Jan. 17.
Huddle Up: Hill had been listed as questionable on the injury report after only being able to practice on a limited basis Friday, Jan. 15. Despite his versatility as a passer, rusher and receiver, Hill doesn't possess much value in postseason fantasy games but he could be viewed as a low-end QB1 option in seasonal formats next year, assuming that QB Drew Brees retires at the end of the Saints' current playoff run.
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Posted 1/17/2021 1:17 pm UTC
The New Orleans Saints are not expected to have RB Latavius Murray (quadriceps) available for their NFC Divisional Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Jan. 17.
Huddle Up: Murray had been listed as questionable on the injury report after only being able to practice on a limited basis Friday, Jan. 15. Assuming that he is declared inactive this week, RB Alvin Kamara should be in line for approximately 20 touches against the Tampa Bay defense, with RB Ty Montgomery worthy of consideration as an inexpensive flier in DFS.
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Posted 1/16/2021 9:25 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) was activated to the active roster Saturday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Smith figures to slot in as the No. 2 receiver opposite Michael Thomas, but he'll be a risky fantasy option in any format due to his reliance on big plays.
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Posted 1/16/2021 6:13 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston is an unrestricted free agent after this season, but the Saints like what they've seen of him, according to a report Saturday, Jan. 16, and want to bring him back with the possibility that QB Drew Brees could retire this offseason.
Huddle Up: Winston was a top-five fantasy QB in his most recent season as a starter (2019 with the Bucs) and he would certainly have some low-end QB1 appeal if he were in line to be the starter in a Sean Payton offense.
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Posted 1/15/2021 11:54 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill (knee) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Jan. 15, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Divisional Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Hill hasn't missed a game over the last three seasons, so the odds are that he'll be able to play this weekend. The versatile 30-year-old typically plays about 20 offensive snaps per game when Drew Brees is healthy and has scored 13 total touchdowns this season as a passer, rusher or receiver. Hill doesn't possess a lot of fantasy value in playoff leagues, but he could be considered a low-end QB1 in 2021 should Brees opt to retire at the end of this season.
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Posted 1/15/2021 11:48 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (quad) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Jan. 15, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Divisional Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: It's encouraging for his prospects to play that he was able to get in a limited session Friday after missing the first two practices of the week, but he was unlikely to play much of a role in this game anyway with the Buccaneers being so stout against the run. His potential absence would likely lock Alvin Kamara in for 20 touches and could make Ty Montgomery worthy of a punt play in DFS.
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Posted 1/15/2021 1:17 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: It appears like Murray will be a game-time decision for the Divisional Round playoff game, so fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation. He will see some carries if he plays, but fantasy players may want to avoid him because of the injury.
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Posted 1/13/2021 10:55 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Smith failed to make a major leap in his third NFL season, catching 34 of 50 targets for 448 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games. He will provide some much-needed depth to the Saints' receiving corps if able to play this weekend and could be worth a deep flier in what's expected to be a high-scoring game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Posted 1/13/2021 10:42 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (quadriceps) is day-to-day, according to a source Wednesday, Jan. 13. Murray's status is believed to be 'up in the air.'
Huddle Up: Alvin Kamara would likely need to shoulder a larger load if Murray can't play this weekend, but there's a chance Dwayne Washington could get some limited goal-line action.
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Posted 1/11/2021 12:22 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (thigh) exited the NFC wild-card game against the Chicago Bears in the third quarter due to a thigh injury and he is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Murray has run for nine yards and also scored on a swing pass, posting two grabs for 11 yards before departing. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal in standard play during the season, but in postseason fantasy and DFS he has a little bit of appeal when healthy.
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Posted 1/10/2021 5:10 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has not made an official statement about his playing future, but he is expected to retire once the season is over, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Brees announces his retirement in the next few weeks. There is not a clear favorite for the starting job if Brees leaves, but Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill could be options for the job. The Saints starting quarterback will have fantasy value but may not be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
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Posted 1/09/2021 10:07 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been taking part in practice and should be available for the Wild Card playoff game. He is a focal point of the passing game when healthy and should be a starting option in all leagues.
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Posted 1/09/2021 10:02 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Kamara appears to be on track to play in the playoff game, but fantasy players should check the inactive list to make sure. He will be involved in the running and passing game if active and should be a starting option in all leagues.
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