New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
NFC South | 13-3-0
Avg PTS
28.6
Rank: 4th
Avg Yds
383.8
Rank: 10th
Avg PYds
275.8
Rank: 7th
Avg RYds
107.9
Rank: 15th
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Posted 4/06/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers) officially signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, April 6. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Sanders is joining one of the top offenses in the NFL and should see a solid amount of targets in 2020. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 4/04/2020 3:15 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an NFL-high 15 touchdowns over the final four games of 2019, tossing at least three touchdowns in every game.
Huddle Up: The Saints have adopted more of a balanced offensive approach in recent years, but Brees has maintained QB1 numbers thanks in large part to his remarkable efficiency. He has thrown 59 touchdowns compared to just nine interceptions over the past two years, completing more than 74 percent of his passes in both seasons.
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Posted 3/29/2020 3:59 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders' ability to find openings in zone coverage makes him a good fit for head coach Sean Payton's system, according to Matt Bowen of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: With Michael Thomas drawing plenty of attention from opposing defenses, Sanders could shine as a dependable secondary option for Drew Brees. He's at least worth grabbing as a WR4.
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Posted 3/21/2020 2:18 am UTC
Free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers) said he intends to sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Saints have been searching for a reliable No. 2 option across from Michael Thomas, and Sanders could fill that void. Drew Brees has been known to spread the wealth when he has the weapons, and Sanders should be worth a look as a WR4.
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Posted 3/17/2020 2:35 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees agreed to a two-year deal worth about $50 million with the Saints Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Brees has lost a bit on his arm, but he still has a great situation around him that should keep him a midrange QB1 in fantasy.
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Posted 3/11/2020 12:41 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (leg) pronounced himself completely healthy Tuesday, March 10, after suggesting his leg was about '75 percent' last season.
Huddle Up: Kamara only missed two games with a high-ankle sprain last season, but it was obvious he was nowhere near his usual self for most of the second half of the season. When he is right, he is a PPR monster with 15-plus touchdown upside who is also a lock for 80-plus catches in the Saints' explosive offense. Kamara's lack of counting stats figures to make him a bit of a value pick in 2020 - one capable of rivaling Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley as the best running back in fantasy football.
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Posted 3/05/2020 5:34 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees reiterated Thursday, March 5, that he plans to re-sign with the Saints and added that he plans to finish his career in the Big Easy as well. 'Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,' Brees said Thursday during a charity event. 'I don't care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.'
Huddle Up: Despite missing five games, Brees finished tied for seventh among QBs with 23.9 fantasy points per game and will once again be in the back end of the QB1 conversation again this summer -- even at age 41.
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Posted 2/27/2020 10:54 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his representation haven't yet had substantive contract talks with the team, according to general manager Mickey Loomis Thursday, Feb. 27, but a contract is expected to get done before the beginning of the new league year (March 18). 'We definitely have a goal to get it done before the league year begins,' Loomis said.
Huddle Up: All be status quo for the Saints' top offensive players in 2020 so long as Brees is re-signed. He'll be a top-end QB1, Michael Thomas will be a top wide receiver, Alvin Kamara will be a top running back and Jared Cook will be a mid-tier TE1.
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Posted 2/27/2020 5:11 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders, a pending free agent, would like to re-sign with the team if the 49ers can find enough room under the cap to offer him a competitive deal. Sanders reportedly endeared himself to his teammates and the organization after being acquired in a trade last fall.
Huddle Up: Sanders turns 33 on St. Patrick's Day and reeled in 36-of-53 targets for 502 yards and three TDs in 10 regular-season games with the Niners, who obviously liked the veteran presence he brought to the young WR corps. Another team likely will be able to offer Sanders more money, and we'll see how much the Niners value Sanders if they can come close to matching the deal.
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Posted 2/18/2020 6:08 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced he'll play in 2020.
Huddle Up: Brees was still highly productive despite missing significant time with a thumb injury. His 23.9 fantasy points per game was tied with Russell Wilson for sixth in the league among QBs with at least nine games played. He isn't what he once was physically, but he's still a midrange QB1 in fantasy.
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Posted 2/07/2020 2:20 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders said he hasn't thought much about next season yet but enjoyed his time with the team in 2019. 'I love the Niners organization, so we're going to see what's to happen,' Sanders said.
Huddle Up: Sanders had a a couple of big performances after joining the 49ers, but he was held below 50 yards in seven of his 10 games with the team, recording 25 yards or less five times. If he does return, he would be a matchup-based flex option in San Francisco's run-heavy attack.
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Posted 2/01/2020 2:09 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would be willing to give more snaps to QB Taysom Hill if both players return in 2020. 'Call the plays that puts us in the best position to win,' Brees said. 'If that means Taysom Hill is taking 30 snaps a game, 25 snaps a game, so be it.'
Huddle Up: Hill had success as a Swiss Army knife for the Saints offense last year, but Brees still delivered QB1 production when healthy. If both players are back next season, Brees should remain a viable fantasy starter, but Hill would be an intriguing stash candidate, especially in dynasty leagues.
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Posted 1/30/2020 6:24 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, a pending free agent, is still performing at a high level, head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 30, in an interview on ESPN's First Take. 'The job is for (Brees) is to win, and he's done that,' Payton said. 'Is the ball going down the field the same way? Maybe it's not. And yet his (yards per attempt) and all those things have been real good.'
Huddle Up: Brees, 41, is taking some time this offseason to ponder his future, and if he does decide to commit to another season, count on Payton and the Saints readily handing over the keys as the team's unquestioned starter. In fantasy, Brees will resume his spot as a solid QB1 value.
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Posted 1/26/2020 4:49 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees said he plans to 'give it a month or so' before determining if he will return to the team for the 2020 season or retire. He had previously stated that he is not considering playing for any other teams.
Huddle Up: Despite turning 41 years old earlier this month and missing several games in 2019 due to a thumb injury, Brees should still be under consideration as a low-end QB1 option in all fantasy formats if he chooses to return to New Orleans for another year.
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Posted 1/24/2020 8:24 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees said he will only play for the Saints in 2020 if he decides to continue his playing career.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Brees returns to the Saints next season. He posted solid numbers this season even though he missed some time because of an injury and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he plays.
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Posted 1/23/2020 6:34 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees isn't rushing his decision on whether he'll return for another season. I wanted to give it at least a few weeks, months, postseason, just to take a deep breath and decompress a little bit and get some time with the family and then just reassess,' Brees said Wednesday, Jan. 22, during an interview at the Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: Brees just turned 41 and is coming off a season where he missed five games due to a thumb injury, but he still finished eighth among fantasy QBs with an average of 23.9 fantasy points per game while helping guide the Saints to another NFC South title. He'll be in the low-end QB1 discussion once again if he's back for his 15th season in the Big Easy.
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Posted 1/16/2020 6:25 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara could hold out in hopes of securing a long-term contract extension, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett, who notes that the team's other top contributors from the 2017 draft class can have their fifth-year options picked up, whereas Kamara is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season. Triplett also mentions that valuing Kamara may be difficult because despite his versatility he only plays about two-thirds of the team's offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: This is pure speculation at this point, but Triplett lays out a compelling case for a contractual impasse. It's just something to file away and keep an eye on once the offseason kicks into high gear.
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Posted 1/12/2020 7:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is expected to talk with head coach Sean Payton Monday, Jan. 13, and Payton said he expects Brees to be the Saints quarterback next season.
Huddle Up: Brees played in only 11 regular season games this season but still ranked in the top five in the NFL with 27 touchdowns. He is still a solid quarterback despite his age and can be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in leagues if he returns to the Saints.
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Posted 1/06/2020 6:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees declined to make any comment on his future in the wake of the team's Wild Card loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 5. Brees turns 41 later this month and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Huddle Up: Brees played well, posting a 27-to-4 TD:INT ratio despite missing five full games and most of another, but his season once again ended in playoff disappointment. It's possible Brees could retire, or the team might ask Teddy Bridgewater, who went 5-0 as a starter, or even Taysom Hill to become the new QB1 regardless of what Brees elects to do. It should make for an interesting offseason.
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Posted 1/05/2020 4:05 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook has six touchdowns in his last six games, and he is averaging 71.7 receiving yards per game during that span.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to his time in New Orleans, Cook has been locked in down the stretch. He should be treated as one of the premier fantasy tight ends for playoff contests.
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Posted 1/04/2020 2:32 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw 15 touchdowns and zero interceptions during four December games, throwing at least three touchdowns in all four contests.
Huddle Up: Brees and company have averaged 36.3 points per game since Week 10, and he's been carving up defenses heading into a Wild Card matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. He is arguably the top fantasy quarterback available for playoff contests this weekend.
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Posted 1/03/2020 11:34 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders (personal) was excused from practice Friday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Sanders has posted at least 60 yards in two of the last four games and will see a handful of targets in the Divisional Round playoff game. He can be a starting option in fantasy leagues next week.
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Posted 12/27/2019 10:29 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Brees continues to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues. Brees continues to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/26/2019 11:21 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Brees has thrown 12 touchdowns in the last three games and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/26/2019 3:55 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) is dealing with knee inflammation, and he's fine, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: The Saints have playoff positioning to play for, and the Carolina Panthers are a midrange matchup. However, they have allowed 28 touchdowns to running backs this season and may not make the game competitive enough to throw very often. Brees is a low-end QB1 with that in mind.
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Posted 12/22/2019 11:11 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook posted three receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Cook came up huge in the championship week in a majority of fantasy leagues, especially at a position which is rather light. The Saints will wrap up the regular season in Carolina in Week 17.
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