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Marques Colston | Wide Receiver

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Hofstra
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Marques Colston caught four passes for 82 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.
Colston reeled in all four of his targets and did most of his damage in the first half. He ran down the left seam right before halftime to catch a 26-yard touchdown behind Matt Elam and in front of Terrence Brooks. Brooks should have picked the ball off or at least batted it down. Colston finished with the fifth-most targets on the team Monday night, suggesting he may not be as big of a beneficiary as Kenny Stills and Jimmy Graham following Brandin Cooks' season-ending thumb injury. Colston is a WR3/4. Nov 25 - 12:16 AM

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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects Marques Colston to be the biggest beneficiary from Brandin Cooks' season-ending thumb injury.

Triplett expects all three of Jimmy Graham, Colston, and Kenny Stills to see more targets, but he "stubbornly" admits Colston may see the biggest boost. We tend to agree. Cooks worked close to the line of scrimmage. Colston, as the slot receiver, does the same, whereas Stills is more of a clear-out deep threat. Colston saw a four-week-high eight targets last week and produced his most receiving yards (56) in that same span. We're not expecting a resurgence from him, but a return to WR3 status is doable.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 19 - 8:45 AM

Marques Colston caught 4-of-8 targets for 56 yards in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

Colston made one really strong catch, but also committed a third-down drop. His best play of the day was breaking up a certain Drew Brees interception. The yards were Colston's most since Week 7. Colston has a plus Week 12 matchup in the Ravens' ailing secondary, but he's not a viable WR3.
Nov 16 - 4:56 PM

Marques Colston caught 2-of-4 targets for 36 yards in New Orleans' Week 10 loss to the 49ers.

Although Colston made a huge catch on a fourth-quarter fourth down, he had an otherwise brutal day. One of his missed connections was a drop on a potential 81-yard touchdown, while the other was a pass where he allowed himself to get whipped for an interception. Colston now has just nine receptions over his past three games, and hasn't scored since Week 3. He's a middling WR4.
Nov 9 - 6:07 PM

Marques Colston caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

Another quiet night for Drew Brees' security blanket, who is on pace for a modest 56/888/2 at the season's halfway point. Colston closed strong in 2013, but that may not be in the cards this season with Brandin Cooks fighting for targets over the middle of the field. Colston is a Reggie Wayne-esque WR3.
Oct 31 - 12:08 AM

Marques Colston managed four catches for 49 yards in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

Colston did little outside of a 20-yard catch in the second quarter. He finished with five targets, behind Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham. Colston has struggled with consistency this season, and is starting to be phased out of the offense. He has a 25/407/1 line through seven games.
Oct 27 - 1:25 AM

Marques Colston caught 6-of-10 targets for 111 yards against the Lions Week 7.

Colston's 10 targets led the Saints, and his 111 yards was his highest single-game total since Week 13 of last season. Colston was the go-to receiver in the middle of the field with Jimmy Graham hobbled, and was able to make several big plays. Despite the strong showing, Colston had another drop and was called for a pass interference penalty on a critical third-down conversion. Colston will be a WR3 against the Packers next week.
Oct 19 - 5:14 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett suggests Marques Colston will see a bigger role while Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is sidelined.

Graham's shoulder sprain is severe enough that he's "highly questionable" for Week 7 and could also miss another game or two after that. As Triplett notes, Colston is the logical candidate to see more work in the middle of the field, on third downs and in the red zone -- areas where Graham typically dominates. Backup tight ends Ben Watson and Josh Hill are not really capable of doing Graham things in the pass game.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 13 - 9:11 AM

Marques Colston caught three passes for 63 yards in the Saints' Week 5 win over the Bucs.

Even with Jimmy Graham (shoulder) exiting early in the first half, Colston saw just six targets on a day when Drew Brees fired 57 passes. Brandin Cooks, Pierre Thomas, and Ben Watson all saw more targets. Colston's big play was a 36-yard gain down the middle in the first half to set up a field goal. He's looking more and more like a WR3/4. The Saints are heading into the bye week.
Oct 5 - 5:50 PM

Marques Colston had five catches for 50 yards in Sunday night's loss to Dallas.

Colston was targeted 10 times, behind only Jimmy Graham. He had two drops and struggled to get separation throughout the game. Colston is currently on track for a 48/740/4 line. He'll be on the WR2 radar in Week 5 against the Bucs.
Sep 29 - 12:50 AM

Marques Colston caught 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Vikings.

It was another quiet day for the Saints' No. 1 receiver until he found the end zone to cap off the Saints' first drive of the fourth quarter. Drew Brees was spreading the ball around in the Saints' home opener, targeting eight different pass catchers, including deep reserves Josh Hill, Ben Watson and Robert Meachem. Colston had quiet stretches in 2013, as well. He remains a weekly WR2 in the Saints' elite offense.
Sep 21 - 5:01 PM

According to Saints reporter Mike Triplett, the Browns "made it their mission to shut down New Orleans' downfield passing game" Sunday.

The Browns sold out to stop big plays, putting as many as seven defensive backs on the field at times. That led to 174 rushing yards and a 10-118-2 line for Jimmy Graham, but an airball for Marques Colston and a 3-17-0 line for Brandin Cooks. It's the first time in 87 games Colston didn't catch a pass. Expect some feeding to go on in the Saints' home opener next week against the Vikings.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 15 - 8:42 AM

Marques Colston wasn't targeted in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

Colston was hardly even noticeable in the defeat. Drew Brees didn't even seem to look Colston's direction at all on Sunday afternoon. It's not like he was draped in Joe Haden's coverage either because Haden saw a lot of Jimmy Graham and Robert Meachem. Colston will be fine, but the zero-target day is a nightmare for fantasy owners. He'll be on the WR2 map next week vs. the Vikings.
Sep 14 - 5:54 PM

Marques Colston caught five passes for 110 yards against the Falcons Week 1.

Colston could have had a bigger day, but had a few uncharacteristic drops. He also fumbled the ball in overtime, leading to Atlanta's winning score. Despite his struggles, Colston looked healthy, and even had enough juice to out-run several defenders on a 57-yard catch-and-run. Colston should once again be a solid WR2 this season.
Sep 7 - 5:26 PM

Marques Colston says he feels healthier than he has in the last two years.

Colston has only missed one game over the last two seasons, but has been limited at times by foot woes. They appear to be in the rear-view mirror now, making him a value at his current late sixth-round ADP. In the third preseason game, Drew Brees targeted Colston four times in the first quarter, producing two catches and a 13-yard touchdown.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Joe Morgan
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Kenny Stills
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
WR31Robert Meachem
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham