New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
NFC South | 4-2-0
Avg PTS
30
Rank: 7th
Avg Yds
394.8
Rank: 10th
Avg PYds
276
Rank: 9th
Avg RYds
118.8
Rank: 13th
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Posted 10/29/2020 5:52 am UTC
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said that the information he has received in regards to when WR Emmanuel Sanders (illness) can return from the COVID-19 keeps changing, and he doesn't know when Sanders will be eligible.
Huddle Up: Sanders missed Week 7 after being placed on the COVID list, and it seems awfully optimistic to think he'll return in Week 8. Continue to monitor the situation and have alternatives ready if you'd normally be looking to deploy Sanders as your WR3.
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Posted 10/28/2020 9:41 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Marquez Callaway (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Callaway was a hot waiver wire commodity after catching eight of 10 targets for 75 yards in Week 7. He'll be a WR3/FLEX option if able to play this week with WR Michael Thomas possibly headed toward another missed game, but fantasy managers will want to see Callaway on the practice field.
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Posted 10/28/2020 9:38 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Thomas still hasn't played since Week 1 but the Saints sit at 4-2. He'll be a WR1 once he's finally able to return, but fantasy managers need to be planning for another option again this week.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:23 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook caught three passes for 32 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Cook has not posted great receiving numbers this season but has caught a touchdown pass in three of the last four games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end next week against the Chicago Bears.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:19 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Deonte Harris caught four passes for 46 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Harris had an increased role in the passing game this week because the team did not have their top two receivers. His role next week is uncertain, and he can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:16 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith caught four passes for 54 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Smith has recorded at least 50 yards in three of the last five games and has some fantasy value if Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders remain sidelined. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues next week.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:15 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Marquez Callaway caught eight passes for 75 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Callaway entered the game with only five catches on the season but was a big part of the passing game with Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders not available. He could see a decent amount of targets again next week if Thomas and Sanders remain out and could at least a flex option in leagues.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:05 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Murray has received at least 10 carries in four of the six games this season and should receive a similar workload next week against the Chicago Bears. He could be a flex option in some standard leagues but is not a must-start option.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:04 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. He also caught eight passes for 65 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Kamara is one of the most valuable players in fantasy football because of his role in the running and passing game. He is a must-start option in all leagues no matter the opponent.
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Posted 10/25/2020 8:50 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 29-for-36 for 287 yards and two touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7. He also rushed for two yards and one touchdown on three carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Brees posted at least 275 yards in four of the last five games and nine touchdowns during that span. He will be facing a good Chicago Bears defense next week but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/25/2020 2:57 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) has a Grade 1 hamstring strain, according to a recent MRI exam. He is expected to be sidelined one to two weeks, which means that he is likely to miss Week 8's game versus the Chicago Bears, according to multiple sources. Thomas has already been ruled out for Week 7's contest versus the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: With both Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders scheduled to miss the Carolina game, Tre'Quan Smith is expected to serve as New Orleans' No. 1 receiver this afternoon. He is expected to see a great deal of targets and should be viewed as a decent WR3 or flex option in most fantasy formats.
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Posted 10/25/2020 1:24 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has topped 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the last four games, and his 395 receiving yards are 186 more than any other running back.
Huddle Up: Kamara's versatility has always been an asset, but the Saints are leaning on their star back more than ever before. He could finish as the No. 1 running back in PPR formats.
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Posted 10/24/2020 4:43 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) may be available in a trade and Thomas could be interested in leaving, according to several unnamed league sources.
Huddle Up: Between ankle and hammy injuries and a one-game suspension for punching a teammate, it most certainly hasn't been the encore Thomas and the Saints envisioned after the wide receiver's record-setting 2019 campaign. Thomas has three catches for 17 yards this season, and at this point, fantasy GMs who invested a first-round pick in the wideout have to be more concerned about when he plays, not which team he's playing for.
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Posted 10/23/2020 7:14 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers after he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: With Michael Thomas (hamstring) expected to miss another game Sunday, it leaves the Saints with Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, Bennie Fowler and Marquez Callaway at receiver. None of them are recommended plays, as Carolina has emerged as a run funnel defense (stingy against the pass) this season. Expect a run-heavy game plan from the Saints in Week 7.
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Posted 10/23/2020 2:59 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is a long shot to play in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Tre'Quan Smith had a forgettable game last time out, but he'll be a flex option against the Carolina Panthers. As for Thomas, we'll see if this is a one-week setback or if it has a chance to linger.
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Posted 10/22/2020 1:37 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) tweaked a hamstring in practice this week, and he could be a game-time decision for Week 7.
Huddle Up: This has been a rough first half of the season for the stud receiver. Keep tabs on him in practice Thursday and Friday to see if there are any positive vibes.
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Posted 10/16/2020 2:25 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's NFL-best 676 yards from scrimmage are 123 more than any other player.
Huddle Up: Kamara is also tied for the NFL lead with seven touchdowns, and his 38 receptions rank third among all players and first among running backs. The Saints are on bye in Week 6, but Kamara returns to action with a friendly matchup against a struggling Carolina defense.
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Posted 10/15/2020 6:24 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas was fined $58,823.53 for 'conduct detrimental to the team' and was inactive for New Orleans' Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but he was not officially suspended by the team.
Huddle Up: With the Saints on bye this week, Thomas will have to wait until Week 7 to try to change the course of what has been a lost season to this point.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:56 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Marquez Callaway posted four receptions for 34 yards in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers on six targets.
Huddle Up: Callaway was operating as the No. 2 receiver behind Emmanuel Sanders in this one, for all intents and purposes, as he tied Bennie Fowler for the second-most targets among the team's wideouts. Still, he has a long way to go before he has fantasy staying power, and his snaps will be less once Michael Thomas returns in Week 7 after the bye.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:53 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill ran three times for 13 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he did not have any catches on two targets while also posting one incompletion.
Huddle Up: Hill is used occasionally for gadget plays, and his touchdown run of nine yards did tie up the game late. However, he doesn't see enough touches to warrant fantasy consideration outside of the very deepest of leagues. And if something happened to knock Drew Brees out for any amount of time, it would likely mean Jameis Winston, not Hill, gets the starts. The Saints are off in Week 6.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:45 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith posted just two receptions for eight yards on three targets in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Smith was a huge disappointment, as he did nothing despite the fact Michael Thomas was inactive again. It was Emmanuel Sanders blasting past Smith for the eye of Drew Brees, with Smith tied for fifth in targets. He can be safely dropped in most fantasy leagues if you need the roster spot, as Thomas should be back in Week 7 after the team's bye.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:43 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed eight times for 34 yards in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added two receptions for 23 yards on two targets.
Huddle Up: Murray will have a limited fantasy ceiling as long as Alvin Kamara remains healthy. He is worth using only in the deepest of leagues at this time. The Saints are off in Week 6.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:42 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook posted two receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers on three targets.
Huddle Up: Cook didn't have a ton of targets, but at least the yardage total was solid and the touchdown certainly helped fantasy owners. He remains more of a low-end TE1 or top TE2 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 7 after the bye.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:38 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara ran 11 times for 45 yards in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added eight receptions for 74 yards on 10 targets.
Huddle Up: Kamara is getting a lot of work as the safety valve, as Drew Brees has focused on the short to intermediate routes lately with very few throws down the field. It's been great news for Kamara, especially in PPR formats. The Saints are off in Week 6 due to a bye.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:21 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders registered game highs with 12 catches, 122 yards and 14 targets in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: After a slow start in his first three games with the Saints, posting eight catches, 91 yards and a pair of scores, he has managed 18 receptions for 215 yards on 23 targets in the past two outings. He has benefited from the absence of Michael Thomas, who is expected back in Week 7 after the bye. Be careful not to overvalue Sanders after his two solid games. He remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option when Thomas is also on the field.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:17 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 33-of-47 passes for 325 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He also had a 1-yard TD run.
Huddle Up: Brees posted a season-high with 325 yards, aided by overtime, but he had just the one TD toss. The scoring run helped, however. Fantasy owners need to make alternate plans in Week 6, as the Saints are off on their bye.
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Posted 10/12/2020 11:18 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has been declared inactive for the Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: Thomas is sitting out one game because of an altercation with a team during practice and not because of his ankle injury. He should be ready for the next game. Tre'Quan Smith will continue to have an increased role in the passing game and can be a starting option for fantasy players.
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