• Alvin Kamara - RB
    Posted 1/21/19 1:09pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara became just the second running back ever to catch at least 11 passes in a conference championship game. San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon caught 11 passes in the NFC Championship game last year with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Kamara is arguably the best receiving threat out the backfield in all of football. He has caught 81 balls in each of his first two seasons and must be drafted in the first round, especially with Drew Brees expected to return.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 1/20/19 9:27am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 86 percent of his targets this season. That was the highest single-season percentage in NFL history from one player to another (minimum: 100 completions).

    Huddle Up: Thomas "only" caught 75 percent of his targets (12 of 16) in last Sunday's divisional-round win over the Eagles, but they went for 171 yards and a TD in the 20-14 win. In the Week 9 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams, Thomas reeled in 12-of-15 targets for a career-high 211 yards and a TD, and even though Rams CB Aqib Talib will play in this meeting, still expect Thomas to get his fair share of receptions as usual.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/20/19 4:42pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26-of-40 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: It's a tough pill to swallow, as the future Hall of Famer just missed out on a Super Bowl trip for the second straight season in excruciating fashion on the final play of the game. Brees threw for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions in the regular season, proving he has more than enough left in the tank for his fantasy owners heading into 2019 despite his age (40).

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 1/20/19 4:49pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. had three catches for 58 yards on six targets in the AFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams to lead his team's wide receivers in yardage.

    Huddle Up: Ginn had a long 43-yard reception late in regulation to set up what was a go-ahead field goal at the time, although the Rams obviously came back and won the game. It's uncertain if Ginn will be back in New Orleans in 2019 or play elsewhere, but he still has plenty of speed to burn and he could be helpful in certain fantasy formats.

  • Alvin Kamara - RB
    Posted 1/20/19 4:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for just 15 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams and he hauled in 11 receptions for 96 yards on 13 targets.

    Huddle Up: Kamara showed he was able to co-exists with Mark Ingram in the backfield and be a productive fantasy option, especially for those in PPR leagues. If the duo splits the workload again in 2019 in the Crescent City, Kamara is still a must-start across the board in all fantasy formats.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 1/20/19 4:45pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 31 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams and he added two grabs for six yards.

    Huddle Up: Ingram did a great job once he returned from a four-game suspension, carving out a nice role for himself in the offense despite the presence of Alvin Kamara. The two showed they can co-exist in the backfield and be outstanding fantasy options, and they'll both be must-starts in 2019.

  • Tre'Quan Smith - WR
    Posted 1/20/19 5:08pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith posted one catch for just 10 yards on two targets in the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Smith stepped up and had a giant game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the regular season, showing his speed and good hands. However, with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. healthy, he was an afterthought in the offense. Perhaps in 2019 if he can rise to No. 2 status behind Thomas he'll be a solid fantasy sleeper, but it all depends on if Ginn is back, offseason personnel moves and the draft.

  • Garrett Griffin - TE
    Posted 1/20/19 5:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Garrett Griffin posted two grabs for 12 yards and his first-career touchdown in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Griffin, who played his college ball at Air Force, managed just one grab for four yards in his NFL career before this outing. He was thrust into a larger role once Josh Hill went out with a concussion. Griffin could be in the mix for a job in 2019, but fantasy owners still won't want to bother with him.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 1/20/19 4:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered just four receptions for 36 yards on seven receptions in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Thomas tore up the Rams in the regular season matchup, but the Rams did a good job of taking him out of the game and forcing others to beat them. He'll be back and better than ever in 2019, and proved you 'Can't cover Mike' more often than not. Thomas is a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy formats heading into next season.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/20/19 10:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees indicated during his post-game comments Sunday, Jan. 20, that he plans on returning for the 2019 season and 'making another run' at a Super Bowl with the Saints.

    Huddle Up: Despite sitting out the season finale, Brees delivered top-10 fantasy production at the position, passing for 3,992 yards and 32 TDs. He turned 40 earlier this month, but, like Tom Brady, he doesn't take a lot of punishment and also benefits from working under the offensive wizardry of Sean Payton. That makes Brees a safe top-10 fantasy QB for next season.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/19/19 4:52pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has averaged 307 passing yards and thrown 16 touchdowns and three interceptions in seven career postseason home games.

    Huddle Up: Time has proven that Brees simply plays better at home. The Saints beat the Los Angeles Rams 45-35 earlier this season in a game that saw Brees throw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. All signs are pointing upward for Brees to succeed tomorrow.

  • Ben Watson - TE
    Posted 1/18/19 12:29pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) will not play in the NFC Championship game because he is dealing with appendicitis, according to a source. Watson has avoided surgery at this point.

    Huddle Up: Josh Hill likely will receive the starting job with Watson sidelined but will not be a big part of the passing game. Hill can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

  • Ben Watson - TE
    Posted 1/18/19 3:17pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 18, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Watson is not expected to play in the game, but owners should check the inactive list for his official status. He will not be a big factor in the passing game if he plays and can be avoided in all leagues.

  • Ben Watson - TE
    Posted 1/17/19 4:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: Watson probably can still play even if he does not practice this week, but people will know more about his status in the next few days. He is not a big part of the passing game and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

  • Ben Watson - TE
    Posted 1/16/19 5:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    Huddle Up: Watson has been held to one catch in five of the last seven games and is not a big part of the passing game. He probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 1/15/19 2:13pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is just the fourth player since 1970 to achieve multiple playoff games with at least 130 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: Thomas led his position in catches in the regular season (125) and has kept it going in the playoffs. Drew Brees may not play much longer, but Thomas will be a WR1 candidate no matter who his quarterback is.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 1/14/19 3:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram has expressed his desire to remain with the team that drafted him eight years ago. Ingram said he loves the team, the organization and the city.

    Huddle Up: Ingram has served well during his time with the Saints. He and Kamara have made a formidable 1-2 punch and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Saints re-sign him. If that does come to fruition, Ingram would remain the RB2 conversation.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/13/19 9:25am ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has looked fresh in practice this week coming off a layoff in preparation for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Brees, who will turn 40 on Tuesday, has not seen live game action since a Dec. 23 win over the Steelers and may take a little time Sunday to shake off the rust. But Brees did throw for 363 yards and four TDs against the Eagles in Week 11, and it wouldn't be a shocker to see him approach those numbers again when all is said and done Sunday.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 5:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 of his 16 targets for 171 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: The Saints fell behind early, and Brees quickly turned to his favorite target early and often. With a potentially high-scoring matchup on tap with the Rams in the conference title game next weekend, Thomas could be a busy man once again. Don't hesitate to use him in all playoff contests.

  • Alvin Kamara - RB
    Posted 1/13/19 5:16pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 71 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Kamara continues to deliver for fantasy owners thanks in large part to his versatility as a runner and receiver. Expect more of the same against the Rams in the conference title game. Kamara piled up 116 total yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Rams back in Week 9.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/13/19 5:10pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 28 of his 38 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: While the Saints will gladly pound opponents with the run, Brees is still more than capable of torching defenses himself. He could do just that in the conference title game next weekend when he takes on a Rams secondary that he piled up 346 yards and four scores against in the regular season.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 5:31pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught three of his seven passes for 44 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Ginn is a big-play dependent fantasy option, but with the player pool dwindling, he could be worth a roll of the dice in playoff contests with a matchup with the Rams looming in the conference title game. Drew Brees tossed four touchdowns when the two sides met in the regular season.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 1/13/19 5:23pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 53 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: The Saints falling behind by a couple touchdowns early probably cost Ingram some snaps, but he's been playing second fiddle to Alvin Kamara more often than not anyway. He's a touchdown-dependent fantasy option these days, but he could be worth the gamble against the Rams in the conference title game. The teams combined for 80 total points when they met in Week 9.

  • Ben Watson - TE
    Posted 1/13/19 5:48pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: It was the fifth time in the last seven games that Watson has been held to one catch or less, and he hasn't reached 30 yards in any game during that stretch. The Saints will face the Rams in the conference title game, and while Watson managed 62 yards and a score against them in Week 9, he is no more than a Hail Mary play in fantasy contests given his current role in the offense.

  • Tre'Quan Smith - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 5:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith caught his only target for 15 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Smith has flashed big-play ability this year, but now that Ted Ginn Jr. is back and healthy, he doesn't see enough volume to warrant a flier from fantasy owners participating in playoff contests. Smith has been held to 30 yards or less in his last six games, catching one pass or less four times in that stretch.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 1/11/19 1:59pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 11, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Ginn should have a solid role in the passing game against the Philadelphia Eagles and played well in his first game off the Reserve/Injured list. He can be considered a No. 2 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 1/10/19 2:57pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 10.

    Huddle Up: Ginn played well in the only game since coming off the Reserve/Injured list and should receive a solid amount of targets against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has a chance to be a No. 2 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues this week.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 1/9/19 2:20pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) practiced in full on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

    Huddle Up: The speed burner appears to be ready to face Philadelphia this weekend and is likely to start opposite Michael Thomas. Normally in-season Ginn would be nothing more than a WR5 in most fantasy leagues, but he has some WR3 or flex fantasy appeal in postseason pools and he isn't a bad mid-tier DFS play, either.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/6/19 7:42pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round, and Brees completed 22 of his 30 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns against the Eagles in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles have struggled to defend the pass this year, allowing the third-most passing yards in the league. Injuries to their secondary have played a role, but Brees isn't going to take it easy on Philadelphia with a spot in the conference title game up for grabs. He should be an excellent option in playoff formats.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB
    Posted 12/30/18 3:31pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 14-of-22 passes for 118 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a Week 17 start against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Bridgewater had a giant training camp and preseason with the Jets, and he might be the heir apparent in New Orleans once Drew Brees calls it quits. We'll see if Bridgewater sticks around with the organization or tries to find a starting job in the offseason.

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