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Marques Colston | Wide Receiver

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Hofstra
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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

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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

Marques Colston caught six passes for 67 yards in Week 17 against the Bucs.

Colston reeled in all six of his targets and really had a strong final four weeks of the regular season. He drove fantasy owners mad at the beginning of and into the middle of the year with a stretch of three consecutive games under 20 yards receiving. Colston finishes his eighth season with 75 catches for 943 yards and a career-low five touchdowns. Colston and the Saints will travel to either Philadelphia or Dallas for the first round of the playoffs next weekend.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Marques Colston (back) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Week 17.

Colston was limited early in the week with a back injury, but his status was never in doubt. Rotoworld ranks him as the No. 15 wideout for Week 17.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Marques Colston (back) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Colston will be ready to roll as the Saints' No. 1 receiver for Sunday's game against the Bucs.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 05:22:00 PM

Marques Colston (back) was limited in Saints practice Wednesday.

Colston wouldn't be practicing at all if he were in danger of missing Sunday's clash with the Bucs. Coach Sean Payton has vowed to treat Week 17 "like a playoff game," so expect Colston to be in for his normal complement of snaps.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 08:08:00 PM

Marques Colston caught five passes for 63 yards in New Orleans' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Colston was one of the few Saints to have a productive day as stormy weather and protection issues rendered New Orleans' offense mortal. A different player since sitting out in Week 9 to nurse a knee injury, Colston has 42 catches for 534 yards over his past seven games. He needs 124 in Week 17 to post a 1,000-yard season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Marques Colston caught eight passes for 92 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Rams.

Colston drew a game-high 13 targets and was Drew Brees’ go-to guy once again. The Rams did a tremendous job taking Jimmy Graham away. Colston has ratcheted up his play since Week 10, scoring four touchdowns the past six weeks. Colston’s score was of the five-yard variety late in the fourth quarter. He drew a couple other end-zone looks, but the Rams defended them well. Colston will be on the WR3 map next week in the showdown in Carolina.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:33:00 PM

Marques Colston had nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 14 win over the Panthers.

Colston scored on a six-yard strike from Drew Brees for the Saints' first touchdown of the game and later connected on a 15-yard post route over the middle for his second touchdown. He was able to find soft spots in Carolina's zone defense all night and nearly had a third touchdown, but was marked down at the half-yard line. It was a much needed breakout, as Colston scored just once in his previous 11 games and had just one 100 yard game all year. He'll be a high-end WR3 in a matchup with the Rams in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Marques Colston caught four passes for 27 yards in Monday night's Week 13 blowout loss to the Seahawks.

Colston was the Saints' only wide receiver to catch a pass for more than ten yards. His longest gain went for 14 yards on a garbage-time, fourth-quarter drive. Before that, he was dropped for minimal gains on short patterns. Colston saw seven targets on the night. With 75 percent of the season in the books, Colston is on pace for a career-worst 64-812-2 receiving line. The only season he had numbers below that was in 2008 when Colston missed five games. Colston is a low-end WR3 for the fantasy playoffs. The Panthers are up next.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:53:00 AM

Marques Colston caught four passes for 40 yards in New Orleans' Week 12 win over the Falcons.

Colston drew only six targets on a night where Drew Brees attempted "just" 33 passes. Brees simply wasn't locking on to any one pass catcher, targeting six players at least three times. Colston looked healthy, and had little trouble gaining separation. Colston will be a low-end WR3 against the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary in Week 13.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 12:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
2Austin Johnson
WR11Marques Colston
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
4Andy Tanner
WR21Kenny Stills
2Joe Morgan
3Chris Givens
4Charles Hawkins
WR31Robert Meachem
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham
2Derek Dimke