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Marques Colston says he feels healthier than he has in the last two years.

Colston has only missed one game over the last two seasons, but has been limited at times by foot woes. They appear to be in the rear-view mirror now, making him a value at his current late sixth-round ADP. In the third preseason game, Drew Brees targeted Colston four times in the first quarter, producing two catches and a 13-yard touchdown.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 10:00 AM

Saints waived WR Brandon Coleman.

An intriguing UDFA prospect at 6'6/225 with 34-inch arms, the Saints will try to sneak Coleman onto the practice squad.
Aug 30 - 1:50 PM

Kenny Stills (quad) is considered questionable for Week 1.

Stills sat out each of the first two preseason games due to his quad and then aggravated it on Saturday night. Recurring soft-tissue injuries are never good, especially this close to the opener. The Saints should play it safe considering all the depth they have at wideout: Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, Robert Meachem, Joe Morgan.
Aug 27 - 11:55 AM

Saints waived/injured WR Andy Tanner, OT Ty Nsekhe, and S Ty Zimmerman.

It's all part of the process of getting the roster down to 75.
Aug 25 - 7:12 PM

Khiry Robinson managed 21 yards on eight carries and caught a four-yard pass in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday night.

He mixed in with the first-team offense, playing behind Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas. Robinson generally got his carries between the 20s while Ingram handled red-zone work and Thomas worked in the passing game. We'd expect the Saints' backfield to be distributed similarly this regular season. Robinson offers the least fantasy appeal and upside in the three-man committee.
Aug 23 - 11:03 PM

Saints WR Nick Toon failed to secure either of his targets in Saturday night's preseason clash with the Colts.

He has four catches for 17 yards this preseason. Toon is the direct backup to Marques Colston -- something to file away for forward thinkers -- but he has no re-draft value. The 25-year-old's Dynasty appeal is minimal at best.
Aug 23 - 10:56 PM

Pierre Thomas rushed three times for 13 yards and caught four passes for 66 yards in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday night.

The Saints utilized a near-even three-back timeshare of Mark Ingram, Thomas, and Khiry Robinson. All signs point to similar regular season usage. Thomas is clearly the best PPR pick, and has seven receptions this preseason. An underrated PPR RB2, Thomas will be a weekly flex option regardless of format this year.
Aug 23 - 10:53 PM

Mark Ingram rushed eight times for 46 yards in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday night at Indianapolis.

Looking quicker this year, Ingram broke off a 17-yard cutback run on New Orleans' opening drive to get the offense into scoring position. Ingram also made at least two critical blitz pickups with the first-team group, keeping Drew Brees' pocket clean. Through three preseason games, Ingram has 21 carries for 148 yards (7.05 YPC) and a touchdown. He also caught a 23-yard touchdown in New Orleans' second exhibition game. Ingram remains a value pick RB3 often available in the double-digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 23 - 10:47 PM

Brandin Cooks didn't play in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday night.

Cooks was not announced as inactive, but he didn't play due to a stomach virus that cost him practice time during the week. With Kenny Stills re-injuring his multi-week quad injury in Saturday's tilt with the Colts, there might be an opening for first-round pick Cooks to see increased early-season attention from Drew Brees. We're still wary of Cooks at his sixth-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 10:42 PM

Marques Colston caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' third preseason game, Saturday at Indianapolis.

Colston drew several first-half penalties before making his most notable play on a 13-yard touchdown catch down the middle, beating Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson. Colston's demise has been greatly exaggerated following a slow start to the 2013 season. He tore up the second half and playoffs, and is an ideal value-pick WR2/3 at his seventh-round Average Draft Position.
Aug 23 - 10:41 PM

Jimmy Graham secured 2-of-3 targets for 49 yards in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday night at Indianapolis.

Graham whipped Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson on a deep cross for a gain of 38 yards late in the first quarter. His other reception went for 11 yards via Luke McCown. Dominating in the preseason, Graham has nine catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns this August. He's the premier tight end in fantasy football.
Aug 23 - 10:38 PM

Kenny Stills aggravated his quad injury in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

The same injury cost Stills each of New Orleans' first two preseason games. Stills started Saturday's exhibition -- ahead of rookie Brandin Cooks -- but fell hard on a first-quarter deep-ball attempt from Drew Brees that fell incomplete. It's now a question whether Stills will be 100 percent for Week 1.
Aug 23 - 9:58 PM

Drew Brees completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in just one quarter of action in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

This was Brees' 2014 preseason debut after he missed each of the first two exhibitions with an oblique injury. Surgical on New Orleans' opening drive, Brees hit FB Austin Johnson for a three-yard touchdown to cap it. He wound up playing just three possessions, threading a 13-yard touchdown to Marques Colston for his final score. Brees found a whipping boy in Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson, who was beaten by Colston on the TD and Jimmy Graham for a 38-yard gain. Brees is surrounded by elite weapons in Colston, Graham, Kenny Stills, Brandin Cooks, and Pierre Thomas. He's a prime contender to lead all quarterbacks in fantasy scoring this year.
Aug 23 - 9:03 PM

NFL fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30,000 for dunking footballs over the goal posts.

Graham did this twice in Week 2 of preseason, which upset coach Sean Payton and obviously drew the ire of league brass. Graham has stated publicly he won't be dunking footballs over the goal posts anymore going forward.
Aug 22 - 2:42 PM

Drew Brees (oblique) is expected to play about a half in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

Brees took some time to rest a strain in his side, but it was never a concern. He's back at practice and looking sharp. A fourth straight 5,000-yard season is very realistic.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 21 - 11:06 AM


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