Posted: 2/07/2021 8:14 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston is interested in re-signing with the Saints this offseason. Winston likely would be the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job if he re-signs with the team.
Huddle Up: Winston played well as a starter earlier in his career but has struggled with interceptions since entering the NFL. He probably would be a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is the starting quarterback for the Saints next season.
Posted: 2/03/2021 6:10 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston will compete for the starting quarterback job next season if he re-signs with the Saints and QB Drew Brees retires, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Winston may receive interest from multiple teams if he tests the free-agent market but is familiar with the Saints offense. He has played well in the past when he was a starter and could be at least a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for the Saints.
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.
Posted: 12/25/2020 3:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dec. 24.
Posted: 12/20/2020 4:46 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston was placed on the Reserve/COVID list Sunday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Winston had been set to serve as the backup to Drew Brees for Week 15's game against the Kansas City Chiefs but now Taysom Hill will be New Orleans' No. 2 quarterback. Brees is making his first start since coming off the injured reserve list and can be a low-end QB1 option for fantasy leagues in what is likely to be a high-scoring contest. Hill is expected to be used in a hybrid role and could see a handful of plays under center against Kansas City but is not a recommended fantasy option this week.
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.