New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
NFC South | 8-2-0
Avg PTS
29.5
Rank: 5th
Avg Yds
384.5
Rank: 11th
Avg PYds
259
Rank: 16th
Avg RYds
125.5
Rank: 7th
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Posted 11/23/2020 12:50 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders registered four receptions for 66 yards on five targets in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: The yardage total was his highest since Oct. 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He appears to be healthy again after missing nearly a month of action due to injury. He should still only be treated as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 12 in Denver.
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Posted 11/23/2020 12:48 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered nine receptions for 104 yards on 12 targets in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Thomas entered the day with just 10 catches for 95 yards and no scores in his first three games, so this is what his nervous fantasy owners have been waiting for. Hopefully he'll keep it cooking into Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 11/23/2020 12:26 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons and he did not have a catch on just one target.
Huddle Up: Kamara going without a reception is huge, and only being targeted once is a bigger surprise. He had at least five catches in eight of his first nine, and four receiving scores. Kamara's fantasy owners hope that Taysom Hill starts to look more toward their guy in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 11/23/2020 12:22 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 49 yards in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added a two receptions for 36 yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: The 85 total scrimmage yards were actually Murray's highest of the season. Still, he should only be on fantasy rosters as a handcuff to those owning stock in Alvin Kamara and as a standalone option in deeper leagues. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4 at Detroit.
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Posted 11/23/2020 12:20 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill completed 18-of-23 passes for 233 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons and he ran 10 times for a game-high 51 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start.
Huddle Up: Head coach Sean Payton surprised many people this week by tabbing Hill as his starter instead of Jameis Winston, who replaced Drew Brees last week in the second half when the latter was injured. It worked out, and fantasy owners likely did pretty well for themselves, too. Hill might get the starting nod again in Week 12 at Denver.
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Posted 11/23/2020 12:15 am UTC
New Orleans Saints CB Janoris Jenkins posted five total stops with four solo tackles and a game-high five passes defensed in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted 11/22/2020 5:10 pm UTC
One reason why the New Orleans Saints decided to have QB Taysom Hill start over QB Jameis Winston for Week 11's game against the Atlanta Falcons is that head coach Sean Payton is curious if Hill would be a viable long-term solution under center for the organization. 'Sean just wants to know,' a source familiar with his thinking said.
Huddle Up: Hill is likely to hold on to the team's starting quarterback job until Drew Brees (ribs, lung) returns from injured reserve, unless he gets injured himself or performs so poorly that Payton has no choice but to turn to Winston. Hill should be viewed as a low-end QB1 option for this afternoon's game versus Atlanta, although he has added value if he can be plugged into a TE, WR or flex position in some fantasy leagues based on prior positional eligibility.
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Posted 11/22/2020 4:03 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs, lung, shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks because of his injuries, and the team believes Week 15 is a realistic return date for him, according to sources. Brees hopes to be ready for the Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see when Brees will return to the field. Taysom Hill will be the starting quarterback for at least the Week 11 game and probably should only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 11/21/2020 12:48 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Smith probably will enter the game as the team's No. 3 receiver, but it is not known how much they will throw with Taysom Hill expected to start. Fantasy players probably should look for other options and can avoid Smith.
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Posted 11/21/2020 12:47 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Kamara is one of the focal points in the offense and may see more touches with Drew Brees out a few weeks. He is a must-start option in all leagues.
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Posted 11/20/2020 3:21 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston will not be part of any packages in Week 11, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The job is Taysom Hill's to run with - figuratively and literally. He's still on a lot of waivers and should be picked up even as a speculative backup that could strike gold.
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Posted 11/20/2020 3:20 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill will start in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hill is an intriguing option against the Atlanta Falcons as a low-end QB1. Sadly, for those that pounced on Jameis Winston, he can probably go back to the waiver wire.
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Posted 11/20/2020 12:48 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Smith needs to be cleared by the doctors before he can play, so fantasy players can monitor his situation. He has posted at least 50 yards in only one of the last five games and can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 11/19/2020 8:45 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (foot) did not participate during the open portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 19, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.
Huddle Up: He was limited in practice Wednesday, so this bears monitoring over the next 24 or so hours. Triplett notes that it is "still too early to fret" about Kamara's status, as he went through a similar week two weeks ago. Latavius Murray would be in the low-end RB1 discussion if Kamara sits this weekend versus the Atlanta Falcons. Friday's practice availability figures to shed more light on this issue.
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Posted 11/18/2020 10:56 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was limited at practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Kamara is a surefire RB1 if he can take the field this week in an excellent matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted 11/18/2020 10:54 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Smith could have a higher ceiling this week with Jameis Winston likely to start at quarterback in a good matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. He'll need to get on the practice field before fantasy managers can slot him into lineups.
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Posted 11/18/2020 4:16 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs) had no change in his status after a second opinion for cracked ribs and a collapsed lung. That means he's out at least two weeks, and they'll re-evaluate him.
Huddle Up: Jameis Winston figures to see the majority of the snaps under center with Taysom Hill likely mixed in as well. Winston will be a bye-week filler against the Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted 11/17/2020 5:37 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs) is seeking a second opinion after tests revealed five definite fractures in his ribs, but a source mentioned the possibility of more. They'll determine whether he'll go on Injured Reserve after those results.
Huddle Up: Brees looks like he may miss a big chunk of the rest of the season, and Jameis Winston becomes a great waiver acquisition.
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Posted 11/16/2020 9:04 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton declined to announce Monday, Nov. 16, whether he intends to start Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill in place of the injured Drew Brees in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Some may remember that Hill actually saw less work when Brees was hurt last year than he did when Brees was healthy, in part because he was the only backup quarterback behind Teddy Bridgewater. It's unclear whether Winston has shown enough in his time with Payton to get the same kind of treatment as Bridgewater did, although it is at least notable that Winston saw the majority of snaps once Brees took himself out of the game in Week 10. Fantasy owners should consider Winston the favorite for now and a viable streaming option.
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Posted 11/16/2020 7:49 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs, lung) was diagnosed with a collapsed right lung as well as three rib fractures on his left side and two on his right side, according to a source. ESPN's Ed Werder notes 'it is uncertain' how much time Brees will be sidelined.
Huddle Up: Werder also notes Brees' injuries were suffered over the last two games, so the 41-year-old quarterback entered Week 10 at far less than 100 percent. Brees has also reportedly been cautioned to be "especially careful" with the damage to his lung. Taysom Hill saw a significant number of snaps following Brees' departure Sunday, but Jameis Winston is the betting favorite to get the start and majority of snaps moving forward. Winston should be considered a solid streaming option in Week 11 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted 11/16/2020 4:21 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook did not have a catch on two targets in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: If you haven't dropped Cook by now, he should be cast off to the waiver wire in all but the deepest fantasy leagues at this point. He is just not cutting the mustard. The Saints host the Falcons in Week 11.
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Posted 11/16/2020 4:19 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders managed just one catch for five yards on his only target in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Sanders struggled in this one, and he didn't seem to jell very well with Jameis Winston in the second half after Drew Brees departed. Sanders cannot be trusted outside of deeper fantasy leagues at this point. The Saints host the Falcons in Week 11.
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Posted 11/16/2020 4:17 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted just two catches for 27 yards on seven targets in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Thomas has killed his fantasy owners this season, totaling just 10 grabs for 95 yards on 18 targets across three games. Still, you cannot afford to get rid of him. Stick it out and hope things get markedly better in a hurry. The Saints have a favorable matchup against the visiting Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.
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Posted 11/16/2020 3:50 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for 15 yards, 1.9 yards per attempt, in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers, but he still had two rushing touchdowns. He also added seven catches for a game-high 83 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Kamara was mostly bottled up in the run game, but he still turned in a tremendous amount of fantasy points for his owners. He will look for better results in the run game in Week 11 against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted 11/16/2020 3:47 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for a game-high 57 yards in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers and he wasn't targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Despite the fact he led the backfield in rushing yards, he is clearly behind the NFL scrimmage yards leader Alvin Kamara in terms of fantasy value and touches normally. Murray is a solid handcuff for Kamara owners, and useful only in deeper fantasy leagues on his own. The Saints host the Falcons in Week 11.
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Posted 11/16/2020 3:44 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston completed 6-of-10 passes for 63 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the second half of the Week 10 game against the San Francisco 49ers in place of the injured QB Drew Brees (ribs).
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Brees will be available in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons, a juicy matchup from a fantasy perspective. If Winston starts, he could have some fantasy appeal and he would be a nice DFS option, too.
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