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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 expects to be "more effective" now that he's had a year to learn the Saints' offense.
Fleener wasn't a complete flop last year -- he still managed 50 catches for 631 yards and three touchdowns as the non-PPR TE12 in fantasy -- but he certainly didn't live up to expectations after inking a five-year, $36 million contract. The 28-year-old faced a steep learning curve in his first year with the Saints. "I think anytime you’re trying to learn a new offense, trying to learn a language, trying to learn something of that nature, going through it under pressure, going through it for a year really helps," he said. Fleener belongs on the TE1/2 borderline. May 26 - 5:06 PM

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Coby Fleener caught 3-of-8 targets for 38 yards in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.

Signed to a five-year, $36 million deal last offseason, Fleener's season got off to a rough start, as he managed to catch 3-of-12 targets for 35 yards in the first two games. He had a big Week 3 with 7-109-1 against the Falcons, but that ended up being Fleener's only 100-yard game of the year. He didn't score a touchdown after Week 11 and saw his snaps cut into by Josh Hill before Hill was sent to I.R. in December. Fleener's career to this point can be summed up as "missed opportunities." He dropped or bungled a bunch of passes his first season in New Orleans. Fleener gets another offseason to work with Drew Brees and should be considered a borderline TE1/2 heading into 2017.
Jan 1 - 9:27 PM

Coby Fleener caught 2-of-3 targets for 30 yards in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

Fleener's "missed connection" was a catch that he fumbled. Thanks to the NFL's confusing rules, it was ruled an incomplete pass. Fleener has been a colossal bust his first season in New Orleans, someone the Saints clearly wish they didn't have to feature.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Fleener converted a third down to close out the game in the fourth quarter, but that was his only meaningful contribution. Even with Josh Hill out, Fleener has not managed to be fantasy relevant. He does not need to be owned.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:05:00 PM

Coby Fleener caught 1-of-3 targets for six yards in the Saints' Week 14 loss to the Bucs.

Even with Josh Hill (ankle) sidelined, it was the same as it ever was for Fleener. He'll be a bottom-barrel TE2 against the Cardinals' tight end tough defense in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:00:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:52:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:49:00 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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 12:22:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:53:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:23:00 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.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 05:13:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 06:43:00 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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:14:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 06:46:00 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.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 10:52:00 AM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Garrett Grayson
4Ryan Nassib
RB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3Alvin Kamara
4Travaris Cadet
5Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Michael Thomas
2Ted Ginn
3Corey Fuller
4Jordan Williams
5Travin Dural
WR21Willie Snead
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
4Jake Lampman
5Rashad Lawrence
WR31Ted Ginn
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4John Phillips
5Clay Harbor
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
2Landon Turner
3Josh LeRibeus
C1Max Unger
2Jack Allen
3Chris Watt
4Cameron Tom
RG1Larry Warford
2Senio Kelemete
3Khalif Barnes
RT1Zach Strief
2Bryce Harris
3John Fullington
K1Wil Lutz