The New Orleans Saints are expected to target WR Marques Colston more in the red zone this season. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: With the lose of TE Jimmy Graham and WR Kenny Stills, it would make sense that more red-zone targets shift to the veteran WR Colston. He's certainly got the build to be a factor in the end zone. Colston received 12 red-zone targets last season, and Graham had 23. Even if he gets half of Graham's targets this season, it should be good enough for another TD or two.
Marques Colston had 2 catches for 51 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: In what may have been his final game for the Saints, Colston went out with a bang, catching the game winning touchdown. While his fantasy usage dropped again this year, he could still have some backup value next year depending on the team he lands with.
Marques Colston had 6 catches for 80 yards on 10 targets on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: A solid effort by Colston, who is continues his string of good but not great games. The 10 targets where tied for the team high, showing that at least for this season he will remain a part of the offense.
Marques Colston caught 5 passes for 65 yards and 1 TD in Monday's win over the Bears.
Fantasy Impact: Colston has seen a nice uptick in performance since Brandin Cooks hit the IR. He, like his WR teammates, will be a WR3 in the fantasy finals with a matchup against a bad Atlanta defense.
Marques Colston had 3 catches for 16 yards and a touchdown on Sunday
Fantasy Impact: Colston wasn't a big factor in the offense, although that is what we have come to expect with him away from the dome. He did have a touchdown catch which may have saved fantasy owners this week.
Marques Colston had 4 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown Monday night.
Fantasy Impact: Welcome back to fanatsy relevance Marques Colston. With Brandon Cooks out of the picture, Colston made some big plays in the offense once again. He is a legitimate option going forward in all leagues.
Marques Colston had 2 catches for 36 yards on 4 targets on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Marques Colston was not a factor in the game as he was only targeted 4 times. He dropped a potential big gain earlier in the game that could have really helped put the team ahead. At this point owners should look elsewhere, as Colston is quickly falling down the list of options for Drew Brees.
Marques Colston had 3 catches for 36 yards on 3 targets on Thursday night.
Fantasy Impact: Another disappointing week for the once must start WR. He has been terrible on grass for the past two years now and shouldn't even be considered at this point unless he is playing indoors.
Marques Colston caught 4 passes for 49 yards in Sunday's win against Green Bay.
Fantasy Impact: It appears Colston's time in the spotlight is fading away. Jimmy Graham was back and rookie Brandin Cooks had a huge game. Drew Brees had a great night with some huge numbers, yet Colston contributed very little. Colston is still worth a play for more desperate owners, but fantasy players may want to look elsewhere.
Marques Colston had 6 catches for 111 yards on 10 targets in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Fantasy Impact: After a rough start,Marques Colston is starting to look like his old, reliable form. With the number of targets he has seen over the past few games, he will remain in the conversation as a solid WR2.
Colston had 3 catches for 63 yards on 6 targets Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: It was another productive day for Colston, although slightly disappointing he was only able to convert half his targets. Depending on Jimmy Graham's injury, Colston could be in line for an increased number of targets.
Marques Colston had 5 catches for 50 yards on 10 targets Sunday against the Cowboys.
Fantasy Impact: A disappointing night for Colston, only being able to haul in half of his targets. The good news is it was another night of high targets in the passing game, solidifying his status as a low WR2 in most leagues.
Colston finished with 2 catches for 25 yards and 1 touchdown Sunday against the Vikings.
Fantasy Impact: While the 4th quarter TD saved his stat line for this week, Colston was once again a non factor for the offense, receiving only 5 targets. Look for him to get back on track in Week 4 against a weak Cowboys D.
Colston finished with no catches on zero targets on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: A very big surprise that Colston produced nothing on Sunday for owners, considering Joe Haden was matched up on Graham for most of the game, leaving Colston one on one against lesser defenders. While no targets seems like an anomaly, it will be worth hearing what Coach Payton has to say throughout the week.
Marcus Colston had 5 catches for 110 yards and a fumble against the Falcons.
Fantasy Impact: Despite the bad fumble at the end of the game, Colston remained a top target of QB Drew Brees, finishing tied for second on the team with 8 targets. He remains a solid WR2 in all leagues.
Colston said he feels much healthier this season than the last two seasons when he was bothered by a nagging foot injury. Coach Peyton has limited his workload this preseason to keep him fresh for the upcoming season. (Source: Mike Triplett | ESPN.com)
Fantasy Impact: It looked like the rest helped Saturday night against the Colts. Colston was targeted 6 times and made two big catches, one for a TD and a 12-yard catch on a third-and-8. If healthy, Colston could put up 1,000 yards and 8 TDs. Not bad for a 6th/7th round pick.
Marques Colston caught a 13 yard TD pass in Saturday's preseason matchup. He finished the night with 2 catches for 25 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Colston is not done people. He struggled last year with injuries, as he has been often to do. If he can change that for this year, Colston will pay mighty dividends for his current ADP price of 81. He is the 3rd best receiving option behind Graham and Thomas and he is no stranger to the end-zone.
Marques Colston sat out of Friday's preseason game for undisclosed reasons, but returned to practice on Sunday. (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Fantasy Impact: Colston has a proven record and connection with Drew Brees. He has put up several excellent fantasy seasons. We haven't heard much offseason news from him, likely in part because of the Brandin Cooks hype. Seemingly healthy, Colston could be a draft steal at his current ADP of 81.
Marques Colston did not suit up for the Saints' second preseason game. The reason is not known at this time, but it's a good bet that the veteran is simply getting some rest. (Source: Larry Holder on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Colston has been a quiet name all training camp long with rookie Brandin Cooks catching the big buzz. Colston is still a proven veteran and a wideout that Drew Brees loves to throw to. The crafty WR currently has an ADP of 81 and would be an excellent value pick in that range.
With Jimmy Graham gone and the tight end situation looking in flux Colston could be used to fill those routes more than whoever is playing tight end. His knees are strapped together with gum and duct tape, but he should have good opportunities whenever he's healthy. Don't overlook him if he can be had at value in your draft.