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Coby Fleener | Tight End | #82

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 251
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (34) / IND
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Coby Fleener caught 5-of-6 targets for 86 yards in the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Lions.
Fleener also had two drops. The second didn't count as a target because the Lions got called for roughing the passer. Fleener will be needed for a bigger role in Week 14 with Josh Hill (ankle) looking likely to be sidelined, but the drop machine will still be hard to trust as a TE1. Dec 4 - 5:52 PM

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Coby Fleener pulled in four catches for 59 yards on four targets Sunday in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Rams.

Fleener didn’t see a single target after halftime but he led the Saints with 59 yards in the first half. The majority of his yards came on a 31-yard grab in the second quarter. Fleener faced tight coverage from Mark Barron on the play. Before Sunday, Fleener hadn’t eclipsed 50 yards in a game since Week 6. He’ll be up for discussion as a TE2 next week at home against Detroit.
Nov 27 - 4:49 PM

Coby Fleener caught 3-of-5 targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Panthers.

Fleener committed his weekly drop, one that was technically a fumble. He also got tagged with a critical false start penalty. Fleener's touchdown was weaved into an improbably tight window by Drew Brees. Making as many mistakes as he did as a Colt but far fewer big plays, Fleener has played himself out of the TE1 mix.
Nov 18 - 12:22 AM

Coby Fleener caught 2-of-2 targets for 26 yards in the Saints' Week 10 loss to the Broncos.

Fleener has 11 catches over his past four games. The Panthers are a mouthwatering Week 11 matchup, but Fleener has lost any semblance of upside. He's a TE2 you start when no one else is available.
Nov 13 - 5:53 PM

Coby Fleener delivered three catches for 42 yards on six targets Sunday in the Saints' Week 9 win over the 49ers.

Fleener led the Saints with 42 yards at halftime but was only targeted once after that. With so many mouths to feed in New Orleans, Fleener has basically been touchdown-or-bust in fantasy. With only two touchdowns over eight games, he’s been a bust more often than not. Fleener will be an unappealing TE2 against Denver in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 9:23 PM

Coby Fleener played just 34 percent of the snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

That's after his snap rate got as high as 77 percent in Week 3. It has been in steady decline ever since. Meanwhile, Josh Hill played 61-of-76 snaps against Seattle. Fleener still out-targeted him 4-1, but the ex-Colt is looking poised to be as volatile as ever in the second half of the season.
Nov 1 - 5:13 PM

Coby Fleener caught 4-of-4 targets for 36 yards in the Saints' Week 8 win over the Seahawks.

The four catches were Fleener's third most of 2016. Extremely volatile on a week-to-week basis, Fleener will be a low-end TE1 even for juicy matchups like next Sunday's visit to San Francisco.
Oct 30 - 6:43 PM

Coby Fleener corralled both of his targets for 44 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

He broke off a 30-yard gain late in the second quarter but wasn’t heard from again after that. Fleener has had a couple big games this season but with so many mouths to feed in New Orleans, he’s going to get lost in the shuffle some weeks. He’ll be on the back end of the TE1 spectrum next Sunday against Seattle’s famous Legion of Boom.
Oct 23 - 5:14 PM

Coby Fleener caught 6-of-7 targets for 74 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Panthers.

Fleener got the scoring started for the Saints, finding the end zone from two yards out with a rushing touchdown on a 4th-and-1 sweep. The Panthers haven't been able to cover tight ends -- or anyone -- all season, and Fleener later ran right through the defense for a 50-yard score down the middle. It's possible the bye week did Fleener a lot of good to get right with Drew Brees. He'll face a stiff test next week on the road against the Chiefs.
Oct 16 - 6:46 PM

Saints TE coach Dan Campbell said Coby Fleener is "coming along" in the offense.

"I really feel like he is getting it," Campbell said. "I feel like over the last two or three weeks here, he's really starting to, 'OK, I got it, I understand what's going on. I know what Drew's (Brees) looking for.'" Fleener only managed 19 yards on five targets Week 4 against the Chargers and let what would have been a long gain go through his hands. Still, he is getting open and getting the targets in a good passing game. With the tight-end landscape as barren as ever, he will be worth a look next week against the Panthers.
Oct 8 - 10:52 AM

Coby Fleener caught 3-of-5 targets for 19 yards Week 4 against the Chargers.

It was a disappointing performance after Fleener broke out for 109 yards and a touchdown on Monday night. Fleener dropped what would have been a long gain in the fourth quarter, and he had a touchdown intercepted by teammate John Kuhn late in the game. Even with one monster game, Fleener is only on pace for 652 yards and four touchdowns at the quarter pole. He is not a must-hold through the bye.
Oct 2 - 9:09 PM

Drew Brees said his "trust factor and confidence level" in Coby Fleener "just continues to go up."

"We’re still growing, big time," Brees said. "But I think there were some things that happened out here [Monday night] where it’s the way that I envisioned. The way that we’ve been talking about, the way I've been communicating to him and we’ve been working on it during practice. So when those things begin to happen, the trust factor and the confidence level just continues to go up." Fleener exploded for a 7-109-1 line on 11 targets in the Week 3 loss to the Falcons and will again be a mid-range TE1 in a dream matchup with the Chargers this Sunday.
Sep 28 - 12:29 PM

Coby Fleener caught 7-of-11 targets for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' 45-32, Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

After totaling three catches for 35 yards on 12 combined targets Weeks 1 and 2, Fleener busted out in a big way against a soft Falcons defense. He caught his first ball for a meager five yards before capping the Saints' first drive with a two-yard touchdown. Fleener's night was still chock full of mistakes, including a pair of drops and a bad holding penalty that took a long run away from Mark Ingram. But Fleener did damage up the seams with a long catch before the half and then a 36-yard gain in the fourth quarter to set up Ingram's five-yard score. Those that dropped Fleener are probably kicking themselves. He'll be in another elite spot Week 4 at San Diego. The Chargers have elite corners, but had given up the most catches and most yards to tight ends entering Monday.
Sep 26 - 11:51 PM

Drew Brees said Coby Fleener is "going to be an even bigger part of the offense" once the two find their chemistry.

The problem has been these two can't seem to get on the same page on the field, though Brees said they're getting "more specific every day." Fleener has caught just 3-of-12 targets for 35 yards through two games. He dropped a pass last week and was over-shot on a potential 35-yard touchdown as well. Fleener gets another plum Week 3 matchup against the Falcons.
Sep 23 - 10:49 AM

Coby Fleener reeled in just two-of-eight targets for 29 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Giants.

It was another frustrating afternoon for Fleener, who continues to show little chemistry with Drew Brees. He did have one big play, finding a soft spot in the defense for 21 yards in the fourth quarter. Fleener beat Eli Apple downfield in the first quarter on a play that should have gone for a huge gain but just flat-out dropped it. Brees has been kind to tight ends over the years but Fleener hasn’t shown much of anything in his first two games. Even in a plus matchup against the Falcons in Week 3, he’s nothing more than a low-end TE1.
Sep 18 - 5:43 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3Travaris Cadet
4Daniel Lasco
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tony Hills
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
C1Max Unger
2Landon Turner
RG1Jahri Evans
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
K1Wil Lutz