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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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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. Sep 15 - 8:42 AM

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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.
Sep 1 - 10:00 AM

Marques Colston caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' third preseason game, Saturday at Indianapolis.

Colston drew several first-half penalties before making his most notable play on a 13-yard touchdown catch down the middle, beating Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson. Colston's demise has been greatly exaggerated following a slow start to the 2013 season. He tore up the second half and playoffs, and is an ideal value-pick WR2/3 at his seventh-round Average Draft Position.
Aug 23 - 10:41 PM

Marques Colston practiced Sunday.

Colston played 14 snaps in the preseason opener, catching two passes for 10 yards on four targets. He sat out Friday's second exhibition game, likely as a precaution. Colston, now in his ninth year with the Saints, certainly doesn't need any extra work. With his foot woes reportedly behind him, Colston has some appeal in the seventh round of drafts.
Aug 18 - 9:46 AM

Marques Colston will not play in the Saints' second preseason game.

The reason is unclear. The Saints could be giving their veteran wideout some extra rest. Colston is a value at his current late-sixth round ADP.
Aug 15 - 8:16 PM

Marques Colston reiterated that he has "no restrictions" from his past chronic foot woes.

"I feel really good," insisted Colston. "The foot I know was addressed earlier in the offseason. It's really not an issue. I've been able to get out here with really no restrictions and just run around and feel good." Still only 31 -- certainly not a past-prime age for wide receivers, Colston is commonly available in the seventh and eighth rounds of pre-training camp fantasy drafts.
Jul 4 - 1:24 PM

Marques Colston says the foot issues that hampered him in 2013 are no longer giving him fits.

"Feels completely different," he insisted. "No restrictions." Colston started last year painfully slow, but if we extrapolated his final ten games out over a 16-game season, Colston would have put up a WR1ish 98-1,213-8 receiving line. The top wideout in a Drew Brees-led offense, Colston is a back-end WR2.
Jun 11 - 4:41 PM

Coach Sean Payton doesn't expect the nagging foot woes Marques Colston battled last season to go away.

It's March, but Payton is already saying that Colston's practice time will have to be monitored again this season. It's obviously not ideal. Colston set four-year lows in catches (75), yards (943) and touchdowns (5) last year while also watching his YPC sink for the third straight season. The 31-year-old (in June) remains a WR3 as the top wideout in Drew Brees' offense, but there's very little explosive upside left here.
Mar 26 - 8:13 AM

Saints coach Sean Payton says Marques Colston's ill-fated lateral attempt on the final play of Saturday's loss to the Seahawks was a called play.

As suspected. With the Saints looking to score a touchdown and two-point conversion, Colston caught a 13-yard pass near the sideline. Instead of going out of bounds, he attempted to "lateral" the ball across the entire field. Instead, he committed an illegal forward pass that ended the game. Even had Colston's lateral been perfectly executed, the odds were long that New Orleans was going to escape Seattle with a victory.
Jan 13 - 4:00 PM

Marques Colston caught 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

With the Seahawks eliminating Jimmy Graham, Colston drew a team-leading 16 targets. Colston did tough work over the middle against Seattle's league-best secondary, but also committed a baffling forward pass on New Orleans' futile final play from scrimmage. In Colston's defense, it was quite likely a designed play. Going on 31, Colston wasn't himself for the first half of 2013, but was a different player after sitting out to rest a knee injury in Week 9, catching 48 passes over his final eight games. He'll be back as Drew Brees' No. 1 receiver for 2014, and will be a high-end WR3 for fantasy purposes.
Jan 11 - 8:10 PM

Marques Colston led Saints receivers by playing on 51-of-72 snaps (70.8 percent) in Saturday's win over the Eagles.

Colston's surprisingly low two targets were not a result of reduced playing time. The Saints took an effective run-heavy approach in the bitter cold as they nursed a lead for much of the game, leading to no one going over 44 receiving yards. We can safely expect a ton more targets for Colston in the Divisional Round as the Seahawks have been installed as eight-point favorites. Making plays against the Legion of Boom is another story, of course, as Colston had a 4/27/0 line on seven targets when these teams met in Week 13.
Jan 6 - 8:29 AM

Marques Colston caught two passes for 16 yards in Saturday's Wild Card win at Philadelphia.

It's amazing that Colston and Jimmy Graham combined for a 5/60/0 line and the Saints still found a way to win on the road. Colston was eerily quiet as he saw just two targets, although one of them was an important six-yard grab on the game-winning drive that got New Orleans in position for another chain-moving quarterback sneak from Drew Brees. Colston is going to have a much bigger impact next week if the Saints are going to pull an upset at Seattle. Of course, the matchup will be much, much tougher.
Jan 5 - 1:09 AM

The 2013 Saints are the first team in league history to field four players who caught 70-plus balls.

Jimmy Graham led the unit with 86 catches, nine more than runner-up Pierre Thomas. Marques Colston tallied 75, and Darren Sproles had 71. The overall team production was outstanding, but fantasy consistency was elusive for Saints skill-position players throughout the regular season, and this explains why. "Spread the wealth," said a smiling Drew Brees when told of the stat.
Jan 3 - 9:56 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
2Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Brandin Cooks
3Joe Morgan
WR21Kenny Stills
2Nick Toon
3Robert Meachem
WR31Brandin Cooks
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham