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Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

Lewis has practiced on a limited basis each day this week, meaning it would be a surprise if he doesn't suit up. We're expecting him to shadow Jordy Nelson, which is somewhat of a concern even though Lewis had a very ineffective first three games of this season. When Lewis is right, he's among the better shadow corners in the NFL.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 24 - 11:50 PM

Khiry Robinson (forearm) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Packers.

Robinson referred to his injury as "a little boo-boo" earlier in the week, but the Saints' medical staff clearly disagrees. As Pierre Thomas has also been ruled out, New Orleans' backfield will be dominated by Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet versus Green Bay's No. 31 run defense. The stars have aligned for a bounce-back game for Ingram after last week's clunker against Detroit.
Oct 24 - 4:33 PM

Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Packers, but is expected to play.

He was limited in practice all week. Expect more usage for Graham against Green Bay after he was targeted just twice in last Sunday's loss to Detroit, and played fewer than 50 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranks Graham as this week's No. 4 overall tight end play, behind only Julius Thomas (played Thursday), Rob Gronkowski, and Greg Olsen.
Oct 24 - 4:11 PM

Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

The Saints haven't updated Thomas' status, but he's expected to be sidelined 2-3 weeks, leaving Travaris Cadet as the Saints' primary pass-catching back against the Packers.
Oct 23 - 4:24 PM

Khiry Robinson (forearm) remained sidelined at Saints practice Thursday.

Robinson has referred to his injury as a "little boo-boo," but his Week 8 status is up in the air. At the very least, he needs to get in a limited session on Friday. Mark Ingram is shaping up as a legit RB2 when Robinson banged up and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) sidelined.
Oct 23 - 4:16 PM

Jimmy Graham (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Graham will likely remain limited on Friday ahead of earning a "questionable" tag for Sunday's game against the Packers. Barring a setback, Graham is going to play, but his workload will be hard to predict after he was limited to two targets in Week 4. With Graham's upside so immense, he's Rotoworld's No. 4 tight end for Week 8 despite his dodgy health.
Oct 23 - 4:13 PM

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).
Source: ESPN.com
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


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