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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 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

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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

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