Coby Fleener
Coby Fleener

Coby Fleener

New Orleans Saints
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Wed, Jun 29th 11:32am EDT
Drew Brees helped Benjamin Waston break out at age 34. Surely, he can pull the same trick with a 27-year-old Coby Fleener. Don't forget, he was the No. 6 fantasy scoring tight end in 2014 despite only starting 12 games. He could jump all the way to No. 3 or even No. 2 this season.

Coby Fleener had one catch for four yards on four targets.

Fantasy Impact: Fleener played deep into the second quarter even after most of the offensive starters had exited the game. He also dropped a long pass and had another long gain called back because of a penalty. Fleener has been questioned by his coach and local media recently, his bad play may make fantasy owners think twice about making him a top five TE pick.

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Times-Picayune's Larry Holder reports that Fleener "hasn't been reliable enough lately on catching passes" and "isn't on the same page with Brees on some routes". (Source:

Fantasy Impact: After being called out in the media last week by coach Sean Payton, Fleener is now being questioned by the local media. This could be a red flag and fantasy owners should pay close attention to tonight's game against the Steelers to see how he performs.

Fleener is still learning a new offense in New Orleans and was listed as the Saints number 3 tight end on their unofficial depth chart before last week's game in Houston. (Source: The Times-Picayunne)

Fantasy Impact: "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," said Sean Payton on Monday. "I think, man, there's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on." Payton also pointed out that Fleener needs to improve his blocking, but from a fantasy perspective, he should be fine. The Saints offense features the tight end (remember Ben Watson last year?) and he should see plenty of targets.

WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Fleener landed in the heart of tight end country and automatically gets boosted up into the Top-10 because of that fact. Being a tight end, playing for Sean Payton and having Drew Brees throw you the ball, is about as perfect as it gets for a tight end in the NFL. Fleener isn't great, but he's good enough to take advantage in this offense
FanSided | Aug 20th
When it comes to his Fantasy Football value, tight end Coby Fleener is poised for a breakout season thanks tofinally having an opportunity to shine as a starter. This offseason, the New Orleans Saints made quite the acquisition when it came to tight end Coby Fleener. Quarterback Drew Brees has been...
The NY Times | Aug 12th
Consider what Ben Watson did last season in this offense.
RotoBaller | Aug 11th
What's up RotoBallers. Welcome to part three of our 2016 fantasy football tiered tight end rankings for dynasty leagues. You can read part two here. Modern-day fantasy football includes many different league formats. There are Standard Leagues, PPR Leagues, Half-PPR Leagues, Rookie Leagues, and arguably the most popular, Daily Fantasy Football. In this article, I will be
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Aug 8th
Brees loves his TE and will make a star out of just about anybody, thing is, Fleener isn't anybody.
Breaking Football | Jul 20th
While not as polarizing of a position in the fantasy landscape as running back or wide receiver, your tight end can still prove to be…
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Any Saints tight end with a big role has to be monitored. Fleener lacks awareness and can drop balls, but he's also big and fast. Brees will put that to good use.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Fleener has a chance to be a TE1 playing with QB Drew Brees, but he had that chance playing with QB Andrew Luck in Indy and that never materialized.