Posted: 9/19/2021 9:23 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston went 11-for-22 for 111 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He also rushed for 19 yards and one touchdown on three carries.
Huddle Up: Winston posted a five-touchdown performance last week but did not find success against the Panthers. He has thrown for under 150 yards in both games this season and has 42 pass attempts in those games. He will face the New England Patriots next week and probably should only be an option in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 9/13/2021 3:04 am GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston completed 14 of his 20 passes for 148 yards and five touchdowns and rushed six times for 37 yards in a 38-3 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Even the most optimistic of Winston supporters had to be a little surprised by his efficiency in this one. He isn't going to keep throwing five touchdowns on just 20 throws per game, but Sean Payton might be able to maximize Winston's abilities.
Posted: 8/27/2021 1:15 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston was named the starting quarterback Friday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: Winston has a big arm, but he struggled with accuracy in his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has had ample time running this offense to be a good QB2 with a chance to make more noise in fantasy.
Posted: 8/25/2021 12:21 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston has become the favorite to start for the Saints, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Winston has made some deep throws the team hasn't had in several seasons, and his presence would put Taysom Hill in the gadget role that he has been good at. Winston won't have a terribly long leash, but he'll be in the QB2 conversation.
Posted: 8/21/2021 4:37 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston will get the start Monday, Aug. 23, in the team' second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Sean Payton announced Friday. Payton said it's part of a planned rotation after QB Taysom Hill started the preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Both Winston and Hill were intercepted in the preseason opener, but Winston did manage to throw a TD pass. Still, the competition seemingly remains close, and if either one gains a big edge Monday, it could go a long way in determining the Week 1 starter. Whomever that is will begin the year with high-QB2 upside.
Posted: 8/15/2021 2:27 am GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston completed seven of his 12 passes for 96 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 17-14 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: It was a typical Winston line, and the battle for the starting quarterback job in New Orleans seems likely to continue. Winston has QB1 upside if he wins the gig, but he could also spend the year backing up Taysom Hill or platooning with him.
Posted: 7/19/2021 7:06 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints QBs Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will be competing for the starting quarterback job during training camp, but retired QB Drew Brees said he believes both could see playing time no matter which one is named the starter. ' Whatever happens, in terms of whoever is the starter, I do think there is a scenario where both of them are playing. If Jameis is the starter I think Taysom is seeing a lot of action at quarterback, maybe even moreso than he did with me,' Brees said.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation during camp to see how the Saints will use Winston and Hill. Hill should have an offensive role even if he does not start because of his playmaking ability. Fantasy players may want to consider the Saints starter as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 7/04/2021 3:33 am GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston led the NFL with a 10.8 average depth of target during his five years as the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and during the same stretch, the Saints ranked dead last as a team in average depth of target.
Huddle Up: If Winston does win the starting job, it will be interesting to see if he dials back his aggressive style or if Sean Payton opens up the passing attack a bit. In either case, he will be a high-upside QB2 if he is under center in Week 1.
Posted: 6/20/2021 6:23 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith has been working out with QB Jameis Winston on a regular basis this offseason.
Huddle Up: Smith is in line for a bigger role this season and likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Saints. He has played well at times over the last few years and can be a deep threat option in the passing game. Fantasy players can consider him a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver.
Posted: 3/23/2021 7:31 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston seems to 'have the leg up' over Taysom Hill to be the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Rapoport acknowledged the assertion doesn't make a ton of sense on its face, but he added that coach Sean Payton promised Hill a chance to start if the opportunity presented itself last year. Winston also reportedly impressed in practice and is "primed to make a big leap" per Rapoport. If Winston ends up winning the job in camp, he should be drafted as a high-end QB2 with occasional QB1 upside.