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Travaris Cadet | Running Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Appalachian State
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ESPN Boston considers Travaris Cadet, Dion Lewis and James White "closely bunched" for the passing back job.
It's an "incomplete picture" right now as the Patriots try to fill the Shane Vereen role. Ultimately, we're not expecting any of these guys to get close to the 9.9 touches per game Vereen averaged over the last two years. Brandon Bolden is also capable of playing on some passing downs if none of this trio steps forward in training camp. Jul 21 - 8:55 AM
Source: ESPN Boston

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The Boston Globe believes Travaris Cadet has "the leg up" on James White for the passing back role.

Shane Vereen averaged 9.9 touches per game over the last two seasons, playing the majority of third-down and two-minute drill snaps. His role could be filled by committee, with Cadet, White and Brandon Bolden all in the mix. But if one of these guys can separate at camp, he'll be on the PPR radar. It's a competition worth watching come August.
Source: CBS Boston
Jun 18 - 9:58 AM

Patriots agreed to terms with RB Travaris Cadet, formerly of the Saints, on a two-year contract.

A restricted free agent, Cadet wasn't tendered a contract by the Saints. A pure passing-game back, he gives the Patriots a third-down option as they look to replace Shane Vereen. Cadet caught 38 passes for the Saints last season despite playing just 209 snaps. He has only 11 career carries. Cadet is a name to keep an eye on in fantasy circles, but will face competition for Vereen's old spot.
Mar 17 - 5:11 PM

Saints declined to tender RB Travaris Cadet, making him a free agent.

26-year-old Cadet may return at a reduced salary, but the Saints weren't willing to pay him the $1.542 million attached to the lowest possible RFA tender.
Mar 10 - 5:18 PM

With Pierre Thomas (ribs) inactive, Travaris Cadet caught 2-of-4 targets for nine yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Bucs.

Cadet was the Saints' primary pass-catching back, but was actually out-gained 22-9 by Khiry Robinson through the air. With Thomas signed affordably for 2015, Cadet should be returning as a reserve, even if Mark Ingram is allowed to walk in free agency.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Saints declared RB Travaris Cadet inactive for Week 16 against the Falcons.

Cadet does not have much of an offensive role with Pierre Thomas back healthy, but it is still a surprise he is inactive. Thomas is a nice FLEX play in PPR formats. Saints also declared WR Seantavius Jones, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, S Jamarca Sanford, ILB Moises Fokou, NT Lawrence Virgil and OT Terron Armstead inactive for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:42:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 03:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 04:14:00 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.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:58:00 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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:28:00 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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 06:56:00 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.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:15:00 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.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 01:37:00 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).
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:09:00 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.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Matt Flynn
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3Jonas Gray
4James White
5Travaris Cadet
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brandon Gibson
4Brian Tyms
5Jonathan Krause
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Chris Harper
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4AJ Derby
5Jake Bequette
K1Stephen Gostkowski