By Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 8:14am EDT
With the Saints currently thin at wide receiver, this could become a TE-centric offense for a while. We saw some of that against Green Bay, although the lopsided score may have muted the effect a bit. Trautman played 51 of 62 snaps. He ran routes on only 35% of those snaps, but again ... blowout. Johnson played only 12 snaps but ran routes on 10 of them. He caught all three of his targets for 21 yards and two touchdowns. Puny snap counts could scare people away from Johnson, but if he's running routes on the vast majority of his snaps - and things seem to be pointing that way - then he could be a useful fantasy option. Johnson's emergence of training camp seemed to turn people away from Trautman, but Trautman's big snap share is a good sign. New Orleans is now fertile ground for TE speculators.