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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).
Oct 23 - 11:09 AM

Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was limited on Wednesday.

Graham is going to play, but will likely be limited to passing-only situations. Owners will be scared after Graham's zero-catch effort on 30 snaps in Week 7, but the Saints-Packers game has an over-under of 54 points.
Oct 22 - 4:27 PM

Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Wednesday.

Robinson said he has a "little boo-boo," but he's "straight." We'll see if he gets back to practice Thursday. If Robinson can't play, Mark Ingram would likely handle 15-18 carries as a solid RB2 against the Packers' No. 31 run defense.
Oct 22 - 4:25 PM

Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Thomas is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Travaris Cadet will see an increased role in the passing game. Khiry Robinson (forearm) also missed practice Wednesday, though his injury isn't believed to be serious. Cadet is worth looking at in deeper PPR leagues after producing a 15-129-1 receiving line the past two weeks.
Oct 22 - 4:21 PM

Saints signed G/C Eric Olsen.

It's a sign the Saints expect Jonathan Goodwin (lower leg) to miss Week 8. Olsen has made 17 career appearances, though zero of those have come since 2012.
Oct 21 - 5:55 PM

According to NFL Network, Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will miss 2-3 weeks.

Thomas, currently third on the Saints in both catches and rush attempts, sustained the injury during Sunday's narrow loss at Detroit. The earliest he'll return is likely Week 10, as the Saints play on Thursday night in Week 9. It opens up a nice window for Khiry Robinson to get a bump in snaps and Travaris Cadet to get on the PPR radar. Cadet's role was expanding a bit even before Thomas' injury, as he has 15-129-1 through the air over the last three weeks while exclusively playing in the pass game.
Oct 21 - 8:22 AM

Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree and waived LB Todd Davis.

Crabtree's re-signing may hint the Saints believe Jimmy Graham (shoulder) isn't quite out of the woods. Crabtree, though, is mostly a special teamer.
Oct 20 - 5:48 PM

Jimmy Graham played on 30-of-75 snaps in Sunday's loss at Detroit.

Graham played enough snaps to be a factor, but he oddly wasn't really a part of the gameplan. He had zero catches on two targets and the Lions defenders said afterward they weren't worried about him. ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says it's difficult to predict if Graham's role will increase going forward, as the tight end's ability to block and absorb contact are in doubt. Owners can just hang their hat on the fact that he didn't appear to suffer any setbacks Sunday.
Oct 20 - 8:22 AM

Brandin Cooks caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards against the Lions' Week 7.

Despite Jimmy Graham only playing about 30 snaps, Cooks was a nonfactor against the Lions. The three targets were his lowest total of the season, and the 23 yards was the second lowest output. Cooks is now averaging 8.17 yards per reception this season. He is a much better play in PPR formats.
Oct 19 - 5:24 PM

Kenny Stills caught 5-of-5 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Lions Week 7.

Stills caught a 46-yard bomb from Drew Brees in the third quarter to give the Saints a 17-3 lead. He was in and out of the game with an apparent injury, but was able to finish the game. Stills will have big games, but is too inconsistent to be anything more than a WR5/6.
Oct 19 - 5:17 PM

Marques Colston caught 6-of-10 targets for 111 yards against the Lions Week 7.

Colston's 10 targets led the Saints, and his 111 yards was his highest single-game total since Week 13 of last season. Colston was the go-to receiver in the middle of the field with Jimmy Graham hobbled, and was able to make several big plays. Despite the strong showing, Colston had another drop and was called for a pass interference penalty on a critical third-down conversion. Colston will be a WR3 against the Packers next week.
Oct 19 - 5:14 PM

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

Khiry Robinson rushed three times for 26 yards against the Lions' Week 7.

Robinson lost a fumble early in the second quarter, and did not get another touch until the fourth. With Mark Ingram back, Robinson has been relegated back to the four-to-eight touch zone he occupied before Ingram's injury. He is a hold in all formats, but is not startable as long as Ingram is healthy.
Oct 19 - 5:01 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 10 times for 16 yards in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

He added 13 yards on two catches. Ingram was completely ineffective outside of a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Lions bottled up the Saints' rushing attack. Despite the struggles, Ingram dominated the early-down work, and looks set to have a similar role to the one he occupied before the injury. He will be an erratic RB3/FLEX moving forward.
Oct 19 - 4:58 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 0-of-2 targets in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

Graham played around 30 snaps in the game, but was never a factor. His first target did not come until the first drive of the fourth quarter. Thankfully, Graham did not appear to suffer any setbacks during the game. His status will be updated when the Saints resume practicing on Wednesday.
Oct 19 - 4:51 PM

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