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Saints placed NT Brodrick Bunkley on injured reserve with a torn quad, ending his season.

It further thins the Saints' struggling run defense. Now 31, Bunkley is due a prohibitive $4.4 million next season. He'll likely have to take a pay-cut.
Nov 27 - 3:06 PM

Khiry Robinson (arm) did not practice Wednesday.

Robinson has missed the last five games. He could cut into Mark Ingram's workload when healthy, but won't be a recommended fantasy option.
Nov 26 - 4:40 PM

Saints WR Nick Toon played 44-of-74 snaps in Monday's loss to the Ravens, catching 3-of-5 targets for 42 yards.

Each of the catches, yards and targets were the most of Toon's thus far dismal three-year career. He had previously never caught more than one pass in a game. The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects Toon to maintain a role for however long Robert Meachem (ankle) is sidelined. It's nice to see Toon finally getting some regular-season run, but he's highly unlikely to come into 2014 fantasy value.
Nov 25 - 6:36 PM

A source tells NFL Network that Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley tore his quad Monday night and is almost certainly done for the season.

Bunkley was a rotational run-plugger for Rob Ryan, playing on 37 percent of the snaps. The nine-year veteran finishes with 17 tackles and no sacks.
Nov 25 - 9:06 AM

Kenny Stills played on 50-of-74 snaps (67.5 percent) in Monday night's loss to the Ravens.

In the first game since Brandin Cooks was lost for the season, Stills set career-highs in both catches (8) and targets (9). So even though his snap count didn't rise dramatically, his usage was the key note. As expected, Stills was no longer merely asked to run vertical clear-out routes -- instead getting high-percentage looks from Drew Brees. Given this new role, his extremely efficient skill set and a cupcake rest-of-season schedule, Stills is an excellent WR3 prospect.
Nov 25 - 8:34 AM

Joe Morgan caught one pass for 62 yards and rushed one time for 67 yards in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Yes, that's 129 yards on two touches. Morgan took the second play of the game 67 yards on a reverse up the left sideline before getting tackle inside the five-yard line. He later beat Lardarius Webb on a double-move before getting taken down in the red zone again. Morgan is simply a situational deep threat.
Nov 25 - 12:24 AM

Jimmy Graham caught six passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens on Monday night.

Graham was targeted a game-high 10 times. His first touchdown came from 10 yards away in the flat to the left in the first quarter, while Graham later scored a garbage-time two-yard touchdown on a back-shoulder pass. Look for Drew Brees to continue to force-feed Graham on the road in Pittsburgh in Week 13. He'll be a top-two tight-end option along with Rob Gronkowski next weekend.
Nov 25 - 12:19 AM

Marques Colston caught four passes for 82 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Colston reeled in all four of his targets and did most of his damage in the first half. He ran down the left seam right before halftime to catch a 26-yard touchdown behind Matt Elam and in front of Terrence Brooks. Brooks should have picked the ball off or at least batted it down. Colston finished with the fifth-most targets on the team Monday night, suggesting he may not be as big of a beneficiary as Kenny Stills and Jimmy Graham following Brandin Cooks' season-ending thumb injury. Colston is a WR3/4.
Nov 25 - 12:16 AM

Kenny Stills caught eight passes for 98 yards in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Stills was targeted nine times, mostly on short routes allowing him to try and use his after-the-catch skills. The Ravens did a good job on the outside of keeping Stills in front of them. His big play was a 33-yard catch over the top of CB Danny Gorrer, as Stills wrestled the ball away from Gorrer while falling to the ground. Stills will be a solid WR3 in Pittsburgh against the Steelers in Week 13.
Nov 25 - 12:09 AM

Mark Ingram rushed for 27 yards on 11 carries in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

He caught two passes for 15 yards. But Ingram left two touchdowns on the field. He received carries on first-, second-, and fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line on the Saints' opening drive, but was stuffed on all three opportunities. Later, Ingram caught a pass at the two-yard line but tumbled out of bounds before walking a clear path into the end zone. It was a brutal night for him against one of the league's better front-sevens. Ingram will be back on the RB2 map next week in Pittsburgh.
Nov 24 - 11:58 PM

Pierre Thomas rushed for 19 yards on five carries in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens, adding six catches for 37 yards.

Making his return from a four-game absence due to a shoulder injury, Thomas came in and split touches evenly 11-11 with Mark Ingram, though that can be chalked up to game flow with the Saints playing catch-up for the final 20-plus minutes. Thomas' reinsertion into the lineup meant just two touches for Travaris Cadet. Thomas will flirt with RB3/FLEX value down the stretch.
Nov 24 - 11:53 PM

Drew Brees completed 35-of-45 passes for 420 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 34-27, Week 12 loss to the Ravens on Monday night.

Brees averaged a healthy 9.3 YPA, but his night will be most remembered for a pick-six to Will Hill late in the third quarter that put the Ravens ahead on the scoreboard for good. It was Brees' third pick-six of the season, as he's been crippled by back-breaking turnovers all year. His three scores went to Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, and Graham again. The 4-7 Saints are clearly the most talented team in the abysmal NFC South and still sit atop the standings, but they lost all three games on the homestand. They'll try and right the ship next week in Pittsburgh.
Nov 24 - 11:44 PM

Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley exited Week 12 against the Ravens with a leg injury.

He's being called questionable to return, but we doubt Bunkley comes back. He was hurt while engaged with Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele on a first-quarter run play. Saints trainers had to help Bunkley off the field. He couldn't put any weight on the leg. Tyrunn Walker is in the game at nose tackle.
Nov 24 - 9:27 PM

The Saints declared WR Robert Meachem, RB Khiry Robinson, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick, LB Kyle Knox, OT Nick Becton, and DL Brandon Deaderick inactive for Week 12 against the Ravens.

Meachem has an ankle injury. His absence is even better news for Kenny Stills. Robinson remains without a timetable for return from a forearm injury.
Nov 24 - 7:16 PM

Robert Meachem (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

With Brandin Cooks out for the year, Meachem will be the No. 3 receiver if active. He has just five catches for 85 yards this season.
Nov 22 - 3:49 PM


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