Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/16/18 10:42pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Marshall is not expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the opinion of The Times-Picayune's Josh Katzenstein.
Huddle Up: Given that Marshall only signed a few days ago he shouldn't be a consideration for fantasy lineups whether he plays or not. Optimists can stash him, but a wait-and-see approach is probably the way to go.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 11/15/18 10:56am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is on pace to become the second quarterback in NFL history with a single-season touchdown-pass percentage of 6.0 or greater and an interception percentage below 0.5.
Huddle Up: Throw in Brees' league-leading 77.3 completion percentage -- which would break his own league record -- and it adds up to possibly the first MVP season for the 39-year-old QB. Meanwhile, Brees has been almost as good in fantasy, ranking sixth at the position in average fantasy points per game and locking him in as a QB1.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/11/18 9:48am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant (Achilles') plans to continue his playing career despite suffering a torn Achilles' tendon, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Bryant is expected to be sidelined for around eight months but probably would be ready for the start of training camp if he signs with a team this offseason. He has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver next season depending on his team.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 11/11/18 1:06pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22-of-25 passes for 265 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Brees has managed seven touchdowns strikes and a rushing score over the past two outings, and he has an impressive 21 passing TDs, just one interception and three rushing scores. The Saints return home to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 11/11/18 1:14pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added four grabs for 46 yards.
Huddle Up: Kamara had just 102 total scrimmage yards to 162 for Mark Ingram, but at least Kamara found his way into the end zone twice to just once for Ingram. There was plenty of football to go around for the Saints on this day, as they scored 51 points. In Week 11 and beyond, Kamara is still the preferred fantasy option between the two, and he remains a must-have RB2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 11/11/18 1:10pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 104 yards in the Week 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown on three targets.
Huddle Up: Ingram outgained Alvin Kamara with 162 total scrimmage yards to 104 yards, although Kamara had two scores to just one for Ingram. It was a good day for both, as the Saints offense went off for 51 points. Ingram is still more of an RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ben Watson - TEPosted 11/11/18 1:36pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had just one catch for one yard on two targets in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Watson was expected to see a higher volume of work with Cameron Meredith and newly-signed Dez Bryant hitting the IR, but he did nothing as Dan Arnold outperformed him. Treat Watson as more of a TE2 heading into Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 11/11/18 1:18pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered game highs with eight catches, 70 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Thomas had his second multi-score performance of the season. He has 20 grabs for 281 yards and three touchdowns on 23 targets over the past two games. No Dez Bryant, no problem as long as this guy is healthy in NOLA.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/10/18 9:57am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant's (Achilles) MRI confirmed a torn Achilles' tendon, and he is expected to be sidelined for around eight months, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bryant may be ready for a training camp next season but will need to find a new team during the offseason. He may only be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver if he plays next season.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/10/18 10:22am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 10.
Huddle Up: Tre'Quan Smith should continue to receive a solid amount of targets with Bryant out and can be at least a flex option for owners.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/9/18 10:30am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant is expected to sit out the Week 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a report Friday, Nov. 9. The Saints would like to see Bryant lose some weight and become more comfortable with the offense.
Huddle Up: Not a real surprise as Bryant hasn't played in a NFL game since Dec. 31 and has had only two practices with his new team. In the meantime, the red-hot Saints will continue to roll with elite WR1 Michael Thomas and rookie flex consideration Tre'Quan Smith as their only usable fantasy wideouts.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/8/18 7:42am ET
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant will make a prorated $1.75 million base salary on a one-year deal this year. Bryant can earn $500,000 in reception incentives in the deal, making it worth up to $1 million total.
Huddle Up: Bryant is unlikely to play this week, and he should be stashed for a couple of weeks until he can get up to speed on the playbook.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/8/18 9:05am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant has begun work with his new team after signing Tuesday, Nov. 6, but head coach Sean Payton declined to commit to Bryant playing in Week 10. 'We'll see,' Payton said on a media conference call Thursday, Nov. 8. 'It would be hard for me to comment not having had a practice yet. But we'll take a peek and see how he does today and tomorrow, and then we'll fill you in Sunday.'
Huddle Up: If you took a flier on Dez after his signing this week with one of the league's most prolific offenses, you'll want to wait to to see him in a game or two before you insert him into your lineup.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/7/18 8:39am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Nov. 7. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: The move will probably have more pizzazz in the media than it will in fantasy. Bryant will need time to get acclimated in the offense, but he could be a factor in a couple of weeks. He's worth stashing for now.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 11/7/18 1:56pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Check back on Meredith on Friday when the official injury designations come out. However, with the emergence of Tre'Quan Smith, as well as the signing of Dez Bryant, the fantasy value of Meredith is very low at the moment.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 11/6/18 10:36am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has been targeted by QB Drew Brees on 29.6 percent of his passing attempts this season entering Week 10, the highest target percentage any receiver Brees has thrown to since arriving in New Orleans in 2006. Thomas has caught 88.6 percent of his targets, ranking first among receivers with at least 15 targets this season.
Huddle Up: Thomas had been relatively quiet with only one TD and 81 receiving yards or less in his previous four games, but exploded for a season-high 211 yards and a TD on 12 receptions in Sunday's shootout win over the Rams. He's cemented himself as an elite WR1.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 11/4/18 6:52pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 25-of-36 passes for 346 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Brees posted his first 300-yard game since Oct. 8, and his fourth of the season (three at home) he has at least two TD strikes in each of his four outings at home this season. He and his teammates will take it on the road in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 11/4/18 7:00pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram ran nine times for just 33 yards in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Rams and he added just one grab for three yards on two targets while losing a fumble.
Huddle Up: He debuted Oct. 8 after his four-game suspension with 18 total touches, 73 yards from scrimmage and two scores. His 10 total touches were a season low, and likely had to do with his lost fumble. He also has no touchdowns over the past three outings. As long as Alvin Kamara is healthy Ingram is more of a low-end RB3 or PPR fantasy option. The Saints travel to play the Bengals in Week 10.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 11/4/18 6:57pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 19 times for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams and he added four grabs for 34 yards and a score on six targets.
Huddle Up: Kamara was a handful for the Rams, who just had no answer for him. Not many people do. He had 23 total touches to just 10 for Mark Ingram, so he can be extremely productive for fantasy owners despite the presence of Ingram. The Saints hit the road for Cincinnati in Week 10.
Ben Watson - TEPosted 11/4/18 7:19pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson registered three grabs for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 shootout against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Watson has found the end zone in two of the past three outings and he remains a decent low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 11/4/18 7:11pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas roasted the Los Angeles Rams for 12 catches, a career-high 211 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets in Week 9. After his fourth-quarter score he was flagged for 15 yards with a flip-phone celebration with a prop hidden under the goal post, which was an ode to former WR Joe Horn.
Huddle Up: Everyone was talking about Thomas and his celebration, which will draw a fine of at least $13,369 for the cell phone prop. He won't face a suspension, and will be just fine for Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals in another potential shootout.
Tre'Quan Smith - WRPosted 11/4/18 7:25pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith posted two grabs for 23 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Smith has posted 11 receptions over the past four games and a total of just 85 yards across the past three. However, he has three scores in the last four outings and he remains a decent WR4 or flex fantasy option in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 11/2/18 3:21pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 2 and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 9 game with the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: It's all hands on deck for the Saints against the Rams in this key NFC showdown, as only Marcus Davenport is even on the injury report. Kamara was under the weather Thursday, but is in no way in danger of missing Sunday's game. He is a solid low-end RB1 or must-start RB2 in all fantasy formats.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 11/1/18 12:12pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (undisclosed) was not on the field during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Kamara is dealing with an injury or if he is just receiving some time off, so owners will need to monitor the situation. Kamara is a must-start option in all leagues if he is healthy.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 11/1/18 4:39pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (shoulder) was upgraded at practice Thursday, Nov. 1, getting in a full session.
Huddle Up: This should ensure owners of the workhorse WR1 that there's nothing to be worried about. This Sunday's meeting with the Rams figures to yield plenty of points at the Superdome, which hopefully allows Thomas to return to the endzone. He's scored just one touchdown in his last five games.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 11/1/18 4:35pm ET
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) missed all of practice Thursday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Kamara was only sidelined Thursday due to an illness, so his owners need not worry. He'll occupy his usual RB1 role and the second-year tailback could post bigger numbers than usual with a likely high-scoring date opposite the Rams on tap for Week 9.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 10/31/18 4:30pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: More likely than not, the Saints are just electing to limit Thomas' reps and the injury shouldn't affect his status for Week 9. The workhorse WR1 could be primed for a big game opposite the undefeated Rams.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 10/28/18 8:19pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught seven passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Kamara split carries evenly with Mark Ingram, but as was the case for much of last year, it didn't stop him from putting up big numbers.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 10/28/18 8:16pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of his 23 passes for 120 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.
Huddle Up: With Mark Ingram back in the mix, Brees has strung together back-to-back mediocre outings. Fantasy owners may want to search for another starting option as the Saints appear to be transitioning back to the run-heavy approach they used last season.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/28/18 8:28pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 63 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Ingram and Alvin Kamara both carried the ball 13 times, but Kamara has been receiving carries near the goal line the last two weeks. Still, Ingram has touched the ball at least 14 times in all three games since returning, and that volume gives him RB2 upside.
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