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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 6/14/2020 1:23 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill will continue to play multiple position even if QB Drew Brees misses time in 2020, according to Larry Holder of The Athletic, and Holder believes QB Jameis Winston will take over the traditional backup role that Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater filled last year.
Posted: 6/14/2020 1:16 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston will serve as the backup quarterback and start if QB Drew Brees were to miss time in 2020, according to Larry Holder of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: If Brees goes down at any point in 2020, Winston would become a must-add option if he were to be named the starter. Despite his turnover issues, he has shown he can put up big numbers for fantasy owners.
Posted: 6/09/2020 8:22 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston said he still believes in himself after going from a starter in 2019 to competing for a backup job with the Saints in 2020. 'I know what I'm worth,' Winston said. 'And I know day in and day out, without publicly coming in and saying it, that historically I'm one of the best quarterbacks to play the game.' Winston went on to say he's eager to work his way back up to a starting role.
Huddle Up: Winston won't have any value in redraft leagues unless QB Drew Brees were to miss a significant amount of time for the second season in a row, but he should still be stashed in dynasty and deeper keeper leagues in hopes of him landing a starting job in New Orleans or elsewhere in 2021.
Posted: 5/21/2020 10:40 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QBs Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will have to compete and beat out the competition to back up QB Drew Brees in 2020, according to head coach Sean Payton Thursday, May 21.
Huddle Up: Whoever wins the backup job could be a rare QB handcuff after Brees, 41, was limited to 11 games by injury last season. The competition will also have an impact on dynasty and keeper leagues as the heir to Brees will be a hot commodity in years to come.
Posted: 5/03/2020 8:15 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston completed 66.7 percent of his passes last season on play-action, making him the second-most accurate passer on such throws in the league.
Posted: 4/29/2020 2:46 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston's one-year deal has a $952,000 base salary and a $148,000 signing bonus. He can earn $1.76 million in playing time incentives, $1.8 million in playoff playing time incentives and $40,000 Pro Bowl incentives. The deal is worth a base of $1.1 million with the potential for $4.7 million with incentives.