The New Orleans Saints are allowing 9.8 yards per pass attempt from opposing quarterbacks.
The Saints are last among NFL teams in this category by a healthy margin, while Brandon Weeden and Jameis Winston make up half of the quarterbacks New Orleans has faced through four weeks. Week 5 brings a trip to Philadelphia for the Saints D/ST with Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford coming off his best performance of the season, throwing for 270 yards and three touchdowns at Washington. The Saints D/ST will not be a recommended fantasy play on the road this week.
Speaking after Thursday's win, coach Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "really, really close."
Pagano made Luck sound "really, really close" in Weeks 4 and 5, as well, but all signs are pointing toward Luck returning against the Patriots next Sunday night. He'll be a top-three QB1 for what will almost certainly be a shootout.
Chris Polk caught 2-of-3 targets for 17 yards in Houston's Week 5 loss to the Colts, adding a five-yard rush.
With Arian Foster gobbling up 28 touches, Polk was a distant third on the depth chart behind Foster and Alfred Blue. Polk's brief fantasy moment in the sun has come and gone, at least until Foster's next injury.
Alfred Blue rushed six times for 22 yards in the Texans' Week 5 loss to the Colts.
He added an 11-yard reception. Blue filled in while Arian Foster was evaluated for a concussion, but was otherwise a pure breather back. Blue will have no standalone value for however long Foster can remain on the field. Ideally, Foster owners would keep Blue rostered as a handcuff.
Keith Mumphery caught 4-of-8 targets for 23 yards in Houston's Week 5 loss to the Colts.
Mumphery's eight targets were the third most on the team. Mumphery has 15 looks over the past two weeks, but it's not by design. He'll tumble back to near zero involvement once Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington are back to full health.
Phillip Dorsett caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in Indy's Week 5 win over the Texans.
With Andre Johnson finally having a good game, Dorsett was a distant fourth on the depth chart this evening. There's no real reason to keep the talented first-rounder around in 12-team leagues.
Dwayne Allen caught his lone target for 21 yards in Indianapolis' Week 5 win over the Texans.
Allen played heavy snaps, but primarily as a blocker. His main fantasy impact was denting Coby Fleener's. Oft injured and catching fewer passes than ever, Allen is tumbling from the TE2 ranks.
Coby Fleener caught 2-of-3 targets for nine yards in Indy's Week 5 win over the Texans.
A returning Dwayne Allen drew only one target, but Fleener and Allen found themselves losing snaps to Jack Doyle, who somehow drew two looks. Time and again, Fleener has been a viable TE1 in Allen's absence, but time and again, that value has disappeared once Allen returned. Fleener is an end-of-bench stash in 12-14 team leagues.