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Travaris Cadet | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Appalachian State
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Travaris Cadet (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 12.
Cadet was held out on Wednesday, but is on track to play after practicing the last two days. His role in the pass game will be reduced with Pierre Thomas returning. Cadet isn't on the Week 12 fantasy radar. Nov 22 - 3:09 PM

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Travaris Cadet (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

He now looks on track to play on Monday night against the Ravens. With Pierre Thomas (shoulder) due back, however, Cadet's role will likely be reduced.
Nov 21 - 4:14 PM

Travaris Cadet missed Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury.

It's a new injury for Pierre Thomas' fill-in. As usual, the Saints haven't offered any clues as to Cadet's status, so for now he can only be considered questionable for Monday's game against the Ravens. The fact that the Saints waived Brian Leonard earlier this week could be a sign they expect Cadet to suit up for Week 12, but that's pure speculation. His practice status will be updated on Friday.
Nov 20 - 4:58 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 4-of-5 targets for 31 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

Cadet was held without a gain on his lone rushing attempt. Doing a poor Pierre Thomas impression during Thomas' (shoulder) extended absence, Cadet isn't a legitimate RB3.
Nov 16 - 5:28 PM

Travaris Cadet rushed twice for nine yards in the Saints' Week 10 loss to the 49ers, adding three catches for an additional 18 yards.

The game was largely a carbon copy of Cadet's Week 9. Cadet has taken on Pierre Thomas' (shoulder) role, but not his fantasy value. That will remain the case for Week 11 if Thomas remains sidelined.
Nov 9 - 6:56 PM

Travaris Cadet rushed twice for one yard in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers, adding three catches for an additional 39 yards.

Not the night FLEX night streamers had in mind, though it wasn't a total disaster for PPR purposes. The question now for Cadet's middling RB3 value is if Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will be back for Week 10. Cadet is far from a must hold if you're in a roster bind.
Oct 31 - 12:15 AM

Travaris Cadet caught four passes for 40 yards in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

He added one carry for seven yards. Cadet got most of his yardage on a 16-yard screen in the second quarter. The Saints used Mark Ingram in a near every-down role, leaving Cadet to situational work on pass downs. With Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas sidelined, Cadet is just an RB5 stash in fantasy leagues.
Oct 27 - 1:37 AM

Travaris Cadet will likely be "heavily involved" in the pass game Sunday.

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is not expected to play and Jimmy Graham (shoulder) could be limited again. Cadet, a strict passing back, has been integrated into the gameplan early over the last three weeks anyway, posting a 15-129-1 line through the air. Owners in full-PPR leagues could stream Cadet into their lineups and safely project 4-6 catches in a game that has the week's highest over/under (56).
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 23 - 11:09 AM

Travaris Cadet caught 6-of-9 targets for 51 yards in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

Cadet benefited from Pierre Thomas (shoulder) exiting the game early, but he was a factor in the offense even before the injury. The extent of Thomas' injury is not yet known, but Cadet would vault into PPR league consideration if Thomas is forced to miss any time.
Oct 19 - 5:05 PM

Travaris Cadet had seven touches for 60 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys.

Cadet was the preferred passing-down back over Pierre Thomas this week. He had only one carry, but secured all six of his targets for 59 yards. Cadet lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter. He's just a deep stash in re-draft leagues.
Sep 29 - 1:12 AM

Travaris Cadet rushed twice for nine yards in New Orleans' Week 3 win over the Vikings.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Cadet is a candidate for a bigger role in the absence of Mark Ingram, but it didn't materialize on Sunday. He's just a home-run stash in 14-16 team leagues.
Sep 21 - 6:22 PM

Travaris Cadet caught one pass for five yards in the Saints' Week 1 game.

Cadet surprisingly earned the start, catching the first pass of the game. He did not see much of the field after the first series, however, as Pierre Thomas dominated the passing-down touches. Cadet would need an injury to Thomas to even sniff the fantasy radar.
Sep 7 - 4:57 PM

Saints third-year RB Travaris Cadet is working as the No. 4 tailback at OTAs.

Versatile Cadet has practiced some in Darren Sproles' old role, but the Saints are more likely to lean on Brandin Cooks for those responsibilities. Cadet is behind Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Khiry Robinson at tailback. Cadet's calling card is special teams, where he is a backup returner and can cover kicks.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 5 - 10:59 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed Travaris Cadet is a candidate to pick up some of Darren Sproles' snaps.

Specifically, Payton said Cadet might take on "a little more of that role." Cadet was held without a rush attempt in 2013, and is still No. 4 on the depth chart. He is an excellent receiver, however, and much bigger than Sproles at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. Always willing to get creative, Payton will find snaps for Cadet if he believes he's deserving of them.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 8:22 PM

ESPN.com's Mike Triplett believes Travaris Cadet is a candidate to replace Darren Sproles in the Saints' offense.

Cadet was held without a rushing attempt last year and is still fourth on the depth chart, but it's possible he could earn more playing time as a passing down back. He has a versatile skill-set and the potential to be the Saints' best receiving option out of the backfield. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson remain the prime candidates to pick up Sproles' snaps.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Kenny Stills
2Nick Toon
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Marques Colston
2Robert Meachem
3Seantavius Jones
WR31Nick Toon
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham
2Dustin Hopkins