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Coby Fleener | Tight End | #82

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 251
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (34) / IND
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Coby Fleener failed to corral his only target Week 6 against the Lions.
He has not topped 35 yards since Week 1, and he has six catches total over that span. Fleener is not a realistic fantasy option right now. Oct 15 - 5:52 PM

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Coby Fleener hauled in 2-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Saints' Week 4 win over the Dolphins in London.

With Willie Snead still sidelined and Josh Hill out most of the game because of a concussion, things were set up for a good day from Fleener, but he saw just four targets. He has six catches combined the last three games. He will not be a fantasy option after the Week 5 bye.
Oct 1 - 1:21 PM

Coby Fleener caught one pass for 21 yards in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Panthers.

The only other time Fleener was heard from was a holding penalty. It was a disappointing game for Fleener in a good matchup. With Willie Snead returning for Week 4, it will be hard to trust Fleener as a spot starter at tight end.
Sep 24 - 5:26 PM

Coby Fleener caught 3-of-4 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

Fleener's first catch did not come until the second half, and he was headed for a disappointing fantasy day entering the fourth quarter. He was able to score a short touchdown in garbage time to salvage his day, however, and now has two in as many weeks. In a much better matchup next week, Fleener will be a back-end TE1 with Willie Snead still suspended.
Sep 17 - 6:08 PM

Coby Fleener caught 5-of-6 targets for 54 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 1 loss to the Vikings.

In all seriousness, Fleener might have been the best offensive player on the field for the Saints. He made a nice catch down the seam for his long gain of 24 yards to get the offense in the red zone then caught a pass to convert a third-and-eight play on the same drive. Fleener finished the night off securing the Saints' lone touchdown. He figures to be a big winner in the absence of Willie Snead, who is suspended for two more games. Fleener will have some streaming appeal next week against the Patriots in what should be an offensive showdown.
Sep 11 - 11:20 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett believes Coby Fleener's role should "expand a bit" with Willie Snead suspended the first three games.

Coming off a disappointing first year in New Orleans, Fleener did not do much in the preseason, but Triplett says he remains the pass-catching option at tight end for an offense which suddenly needs some help in the slot. Fleener is the best candidate to take on that work. Even with a tough schedule to start the season, he is a streaming option in all leagues.
Source: ESPN
Sep 5 - 10:57 AM

Coby Fleener hauled in his only target for 11 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

It is a quiet end to a quiet preseason for Fleener, who played into the fourth quarter last week. He worked with the first-team on Saturday night, but Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui got the start. Playing in one of the best passing games in the league, Fleener is worth a look in deeper leagues, but there have been zero preseason signs he is headed for a breakout in his second season with the Saints.
Aug 26 - 10:56 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Greco
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz