Player News - Saints

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Brandon Coleman caught 2-of-3 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers.

Coleman's third target was a bad Drew Brees interception. It wasn't Coleman's fault. He was swallowed up. Coleman badly burned Kevin King on his 22-yard touchdown. Coleman has three touchdowns in six games, but isn't seeing enough targets to be a realistic fantasy option.
Oct 22 - 5:52 PM

Coby Fleener caught 2-of-3 targets for 22 yards in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers.

Fleener has 151 yards all season, and 64 since Week 2. He's not a fantasy option.
Oct 22 - 5:49 PM

Michael Thomas caught 7-of-11 targets for 82 yards in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers.

It was a nice day, but not the blow up Thomas' fantasy owners had been craving. With Drew Brees looking a little shaky, the Saints leaned on their rushing attack to beat the Pack on the road. Thomas has cleared 80 yards in 4-of-6 games. Sooner or later, he's going to erupt.
Oct 22 - 5:44 PM

Ted Ginn caught 7-of-7 targets for 141 yards in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers.

With Willie Snead (hamstring) a surprise inactive, Ginn posted the second most receiving yards of his 11-year career. He has 207 over his past two games, and 353 on the season, putting him on pace for 941. Ginn remains big-play dependent in fantasy leagues, but he's emerged as a legitimate WR4 in New Orleans.
Oct 22 - 5:41 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed nine times for 57 yards in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers, adding five receptions for 50 additional yards.

Kamara and Mark Ingram rotated snaps near evenly, though Ingram out-touched Kamara 26-14. Ingram had a decisive edge on the ground, while Drew Brees relentlessly targeted Kamara on screens. Kamara has now cleared 87 yards from scrimmage in three straight games, and is averaging 97 in two games since Adrian Peterson was traded. With the Saints actually sticking to their run-game commitment, Kamara is a legitimate RB2.
Oct 22 - 4:59 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 22 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers.

He added four receptions for five yards. Ingram was in a near-even rotation with Alvin Kamara, but dominated the Saints' work on the ground. He also took the lead in the second half/clock-killing mode. Kamara was more involved in the passing/screen game, catching five passes on seven looks. Ingram has now gone over 100 yards on the ground in both games since Adrian Peterson's trade. Even with Kamara balling out, Ingram is setting in as an RB1. The Saints' backfield is similar to Atlanta's. The Bears are a tough matchup for Week 8.
Oct 22 - 4:40 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-38 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Saints' 26-17, Week 7 win over the Packers.

Brees got off to an awful start, tossing a pair of first quarter interceptions. Both throws were awful mistakes, the kind rarely made by New Orleans' ageless starter. He forced the ball to enveloped wideouts. They weren't inaccurate passes or jumped routes, just bad decisions. Relying on screens and Ted Ginn, Brees slowly rallied for a 300-yard day. It's worth noting that Brees' arm strength appeared to be diminished today. The ball didn't go as far as he expected on multiple occasions. Brees gets the Bears' daunting defense in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 4:01 PM

Saints RG Larry Warford is sidelined with an abdominal strain.

It's unclear when Warford suffered the injury in Sunday's game against the Packers. He was ruled out for the day early in the third quarter. It's a blow for the Saints' running game, which has really been cooking, both this week and this season.
Oct 22 - 2:57 PM

Saints declared WR Willie Snead (hamstring) inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.

The Saints haven't been telling the truth about Snead's health since his return from suspension. Ted Ginn is now set up for another nice day in Snead's absence. Also inactive for the Saints are CB Sterling Moore, QB Taysom Hill, DE Hau'oli Kikaha, OG John Greco, WR Austin Carr and DT John Hughes.
Oct 22 - 11:34 AM

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports Willie Snead (hamstring) will be inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.

Snead must have had a setback after seeing just three targets last week in his season debut. His absence will open up snaps for Ted Ginn while cementing Mike Thomas' status as a top-shelf WR1. Consider Snead week to week.
Oct 22 - 10:51 AM

Saints LT Terron Armstead (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Armstead only practiced on a limited basis, but didn't have any setbacks after making his debut last week. He's fully expected to play Sunday against the Packers.
Oct 20 - 4:45 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is questionable for Week 7 against the Packers.

He should be ready to roll after getting in a limited week of practice. Snead played just 27.3 percent of the Saints' snaps in his season debut last week, but should play a much bigger role against the Packers.
Oct 20 - 4:15 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints DE Hau'oli Kikaha is a name to "keep an eye on" as we close in on the trade deadline.

A 2015 second-round pick, Kikaha recorded four sacks as a rookie but suffered a torn ACL in his left knee for the third time and missed all of 2016. He has played 82 rotational snaps this season and has two sacks to show for it. Kikaha could bring back a late-round pick for a pass rush-needy team, but wouldn't fetch more than that. NESN's Doug Kyed mentions the Patriots as a possibility.
Oct 20 - 10:32 AM

Willie Snead (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Snead was on a pitch count last week, playing just 21-of-77 offensive snaps in a win over Detroit. Now another week removed from his hamstring injury, Snead should see more run Sunday against the Packers.
Oct 19 - 4:37 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Snead played just 21 snaps in his season debut. He's not fully over his hamstring issue and still getting worked into the offense. Snead won't be more than a WR4 for a Week 7 matchup with the Packers.
Oct 18 - 5:09 PM


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