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Travaris Cadet | Running Back | #38

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Appalachian State
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Saints re-signed RB Travaris Cadet to a one-year, $855,000 contract.
The deal includes an $80,000 signing bonus. Cadet had interest from Buffalo and the Jets, but will stay in New Orleans after setting a career high in catches last season. His return is bad news for Tim Hightower's chances of re-signing. Cadet should open 2017 as the Saints' primary pass down back. Mar 15 - 4:25 PM

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The Houston Chronicle reports free agent RB Travaris Cadet is "weighing offers" from the Saints, Bills and Jets.

Throwing out a lost 2015, Cadet has 78 combined receptions over his past two seasons. He's also a solid special teamer. He's long been a favorite of coach Sean Payton, and could stick in New Orleans.
Mar 14 - 6:16 PM

Free agent Travaris Cadet is visiting with the Jets.

It's Cadet's first known interest. Cadet had 40 receptions with the Saints despite playing behind Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower last year. He can return kicks and would give the Jets a solid pass game specialist.
Mar 11 - 4:25 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 3-of-5 targets for 18 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.

Labeled as a running back, Cadet ran the ball just four times this season for 19 yards. As a receiver, he caught 40-of-50 targets for 280 yards and four touchdowns. He's a useful piece in this high-flying offense but really wouldn't fit in anywhere else. Cadet is scheduled for free agency in March.
Jan 1 - 9:24 PM

Travaris Cadet caught all five of his targets for 30 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Cardinals.

He added a 16-yard run on his only carry of the day. Cadet ran a nice route and found the end zone from 10 yards out for the Saints' first touchdown of the day, and he saw four more touches in the first half before Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower dominated the work after the break. With at least five targets in each of the last three games, Cadet deserves some consideration in deep PPR formats.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 4-of-5 targets for 27 yards in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Panthers.

It's a standard day at the office for the Saints' pass-game specialist out of the backfield. He's not much of a fantasy factor outside of deep PPR leagues.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 07:28:00 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 6-of-6 targets for 32 yards in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Cadet didn't register a carry. The Falcons have long been dreadful at covering opposing running backs out of the backfield, and Cadet whipped them all night in the flats and on wheel routes. He also had a long first-quarter catch called back on a weak offensive pass interference penalty. Cadet has a role in the Saints' pass game and is worth owning in deeper PPR leagues. He gets another strong matchup Week 4 at San Diego. Heading into Monday, the Chargers had allowed the most catches for the third-most yards to opposing running backs this season.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:30:00 AM

Saints RB Travaris Cadet caught 3-of-7 targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' Week 1 loss to the Raiders.

He "added" a one-yard rush. Cadet was the Saints' preferred passing-down back, drawing four more looks than Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower combined. It's a role that could lead to PPR value if Cadet keeps it, but it's too early in the year to make that judgment.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Saints released RB Travaris Cadet.

C.J. Spiller's resurgence and Marcus Murphy's special teams skills likely sealed Cadet's fate. He could be an option again once Spiller inevitably fails to live up to his name.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Saints RB Travaris Cadet rushed four times for 24 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 42 yards in Friday night's preseason game.

Cadet was the No. 3 back to enter, behind Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller and ahead of Tim Hightower. Cadet is the Saints' No. 2 passing-down back behind Spiller. Rookie Daniel Lasco is on the outside looking in for a roster spot.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Saints re-signed RB Travaris Cadet to a one-year, $760,000 contract.

A pure pass catcher, Cadet's 2015 was split up between the Saints, 49ers and Patriots. His odds of cracking the 53-man roster are probably less than 50-50.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 6-of-6 targets for 77 yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Falcons, adding three rushes for six additional yards.

Claimed off waivers two weeks ago, Cadet was infinitely more productive than C.J. Spiller in two games as the Saints' passing-down back. If nothing else, it puts him in the Saints' thoughts for 2016. One month shy of his 27th birthday, Cadet is a last-man-on-the-bench type in Dynasty leagues, at best.
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 3-of-5 targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

He added a six-yard rush. Cadet was wide open on his 44-yard score after two Jags defenders ran into each other, but was still an obvious improvement on C.J. Spiller. Cadet should be active over Spiller again in Week 17 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:49:00 PM

Saints claimed RB Travaris Cadet off waivers from the 49ers.

The Saints are bringing back Cadet with Mark Ingram out for the year. He'll back up C.J. Spiller on pass downs. T.J. Graham was waived in a corresponding move.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 05:21:00 PM

49ers waived RB Travaris Cadet.

Cadet was in line to form a committee with Kendall Gaskins if Shaun Draughn (knee) misses Sunday's game against the Lions, but the 49ers have decided they prefer DuJuan Harris. If you had a desperation waiver claim out on Cadet, be sure to cancel it.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:18:00 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
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2Travaris Cadet
3Daniel Lasco
4Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Travaris Cadet
3RB1Travaris Cadet
2Mark Ingram
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Michael Thomas
2Ted Ginn
3Corey Fuller
4Jordan Williams
WR21Willie Snead
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
4Jake Lampman
5Rashad Lawrence
WR31Ted Ginn
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Jake Stoneburner
5Garrett Griffin
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Andrus Peat
2Landon Turner
C1Max Unger
2Jack Allen
RG1Larry Warford
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
2John Fullington
K1Wil Lutz