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 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 1/16/2021 12:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Jan. 15, and no longer appears on the injury report for the NFC Divisional Round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Cook has established a solid floor over the last three games with Drew Brees getting more comfortable following his return from injury, finishing with either three or four catches and at least 40 yards each time. The 33-year-old posted 5-80-0 (Week 1) and 2-30-0 (Week 9) lines against the Buccaneers earlier this season, inspiring some confidence as a mid-priced DFS play at tight end this weekend.
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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 1:18 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Cook tied for the most targets on the team during the Wild Card playoff game but finished with only 40 yards. He should have a solid role against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.
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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 1/13/2021 9:46 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Cook has been targeted at least five times in three of the last four games but has posted at least 50 yards in only one of those games. He will see a handful of targets this week but can be avoided in most leagues.
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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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Posted 1/08/2021 5:28 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has yet to make any decisions about his future beyond this season, but Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday, Jan. 8, that if Brees wants to return for another season, the Saints would welcome him back. 'When you have a quarterback that's -- I don't like to say at his age, because that doesn't sound right, but it's true -- it's been year to year for him for a while. It's up to him each year to determine: 'Do I want to play next year or not?' We give him his space, we give him time at the end of the season to determine that, and we'll see what happens next year. I'm not counting him out. It's going to be entirely up to him,' Loomis said.
Huddle Up: Brees will soon be 42 and averaged 21.3 fantasy points per game (18th among QBs with five or more games played) in 2020. While he adds fantasy value to weapons such as Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, he's no longer a fantasy QB1 consideration himself.
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Posted 1/08/2021 1:16 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) posted on Twitter that he'll be back for the Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Kamara will be one of the best options at running back in PPR playoff leagues.
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Posted 1/07/2021 7:27 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) is participating in practices remotely this week via advanced video technology, per sources, as the Saints prepare for their wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 10, against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kamara remains on track to return after missing the regular-season finale, but we'll likely have to keep monitoring his status through pre-game Sunday.
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Posted 1/06/2021 11:18 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Jan. 6. Thomas also returned to practice.
Huddle Up: Thomas is expected to be activated in time and return the NFC Wild Card Round. Well-rested, he'll be a top WR1 option in any fantasy format.
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Posted 1/06/2021 3:49 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Jan. 6. He's trending upward for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Thomas would be a low-end WR1 option in playoff leagues.
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Posted 1/04/2021 1:11 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is likely to be back for the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It has been an awful year for Thomas, but he'll still be a low-end WR1 option in playoff leagues.
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Posted 1/04/2021 1:10 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) is likely to be back for the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kamara would be a high-end RB1 in playoff leagues, but his conditioning might be in question.
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Posted 1/04/2021 12:20 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22-of-32 passes for 201 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Ty Montgomery filled in for the missing RB Alvin Kamara (illness), going for a season-high 105 yards on 18 carries, while QB Taysom Hill rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter. WR Emmanuel Sanders posted nine grabs for 63 yards and a touchdown, while TE Jared Cook ended with four catches, 43 yards and a touchdown on five targets. WR Austin Carr posted an 11-yard touchdown on his only grab, while DE Carl Granderson had two solo tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.
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