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Saints | Drew Brees confident in young receivers

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:19:08 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has confidence in his young corps of wide receivers led by WR Brandin Cooks and WR Willie Snead.

"I think when Drew is out there, he doesn't look at Brandin Cooks as a young player," head coach Sean Payton said. "I don't think he looks at Snead that way anymore because of the experience they've had. There's a combination there of guys that know what to do and how do they fit with the scheme that we're asking of them."

Fantasy Tip: Brees is 37, but he led the league in passing yards last season and completed 68.3% of his passes. The 32 touchdowns limited his output some, but that could increase as the experience with this group increases. Cooks has the ability of a WR1 in fantasy, but he's probably better served as a WR2. Snead amassed 984 yards and three scores last year and is a serviceable WR3. Brandon Coleman is a breakout candidate as a WR4. As for Brees, he's just below the elite tier of fantasy QBs, but he should be one of the first options after the top three are gone.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Advocate - Joel A. Erickson

Saints | Kyle Wilson has torn labrum

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:57:54 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Wilson (shoulder) was put on the Reserve/Injured list last week due to a torn labrum in his shoulder.

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Saints | Kyle Wilson placed on IR

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:54:57 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, June 24. The team also signed free-agent DE C.J. Wilson (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Saints | Brandon Coleman has stiff competition

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:40:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman needs a strong training camp and preseason to secure his roster spot, as the team drafted a similar type of receiver in WR Michael Thomas.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman was considered a big-time sleeper last season but he never really panned out. Now, he might be on the bubble heading into the new season. Avoid him in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues for now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Triplett

Saints | Austin Johnson's job security unclear

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:40:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints FB Austin Johnson is the only fullback on the roster currently. He has been on and off the roster recently, and his status heading into the season hinges on whether the team decides they need a fullback.

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Saints | NOLA backup RB spots up for grabs

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:39:35 -0700

New Orleans Saints RBs Travaris Cadet, Daniel Lasco, Marcus Murphy are likely to jockey for the spots behind RBs Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller. Murphy and Lasco benefit special teams, with Murphy as a return man and Lasco for coverage. Cadet might also crack the roster as a runner, receiver and return man, and the final spot might come down to Cadet and Murphy and who is hotter in training camp and the preseason.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Triplett

Saints | Garrett Grayson needs to show progress

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:38:09 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson will have to earn the No. 3 job and show some real progress to keep him roster spot. He will be slotted behind QBs Drew Brees and Luke McCown. Since the team invested a third-round pick on Grayson last year as a developmental project, he is likely to stick around.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Triplett

Saints | Dannell Ellerbe will be ready for camp

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:32:36 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (undisclosed) missed some practices this offseason because of undisclosed injuries but expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Katherine Terrell

Saints | Drew Brees likes Coby Fleener

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:47:04 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener has an uncanny ability to separate and get open, according to QB Drew Brees. "There's always a place to throw the ball where he can get it," Brees said. Fleener was targeted eight times during 7-on-7 drills and 11-on-11 drills this week -- the same number of targets as WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

Fantasy Tip: Fleener is one of the more intriguing options at tight end this season with his new team. In one of the most pass-happy offenses in the NFL, he's a mid- to low-end TE1, even if he still has some things to learn.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Kevin Patra

Saints | New Orleans makes two roster moves

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:57:03 -0700

New Orleans Saints SS Jamarca Sanford (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, June 18. DL Lawrence Virgil was re-signed in a subsequent move.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Saints | Garrett Grayson set for steady reps

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:46:30 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson will continue to see the same amount of reps if the team decides to bring in a fourth quarterback before training camp, head coach Sean Payton said.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Christopher Dabe

Saints | New Orleans to have battle at LG

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:41:11 -0700

New Orleans Saints OG Senio Kelemete and C Tim Lelito will compete for the starting left guard job during training camp. Kelemete and Lelito share reps at the position during offseason workouts.

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Saints | Michael Thomas impressive during workouts

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:35:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas made several impressive catches during offseason workouts and was willing to talk with QB Drew Brees after plays in order to learn things.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas should have a decent role in the passing game even though he will be a rookie in 2016. He likely will be a decent option in the late rounds of most deeper fantasy leagues.

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Saints | Obum Gwacham worked with starters

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:35:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Obum Gwacham received most of the work at pass rusher with the first-team offense after DE Hau'oli Kikaha (knee) suffered his knee injury.

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Saints | New Orleans backfield taking shape

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:45:13 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is the lead running back for the Saints, while RB Tim Hightower appears to be the backup, according to Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. RB C.J. Spiller holds the No. 3 spot.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower proved his worth later on last season in New Orleans when Ingram was sidelined. Ingram is still an RB1 when healthy, though. Spiller is a mid-round option in PPR leagues, while Hightower is a late-round handcuff consideration for Ingram in standard formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

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Allen Jack C
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Bell Reggie WR
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Jenkins John DL
Johnson Austin FB
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Lasco Daniel RB
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Swann Damian CB
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