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2019 Draft Rankings
Alvin Kamara photo 2. Alvin Kamara RB - (at CAR)
With Mark Ingram's departure, many are likely wondering what it means for Kamara, though the acquisition of Latavius Murray tells us a lot. He's likely going to walk into the old Ingram role, though it's important to note that it's no guarantee he's able to fit in this offense. You remember Adrian Peterson with the Saints, right? He was able to go to the Redskins and get it done, so maybe Sean Payton's offense just isn't right for everyone. Because of that, Kamara gets a slight bump in upside which was already high to begin with, as he has finished as the RB3 and RB4 in his first two seasons with Ingram on the roster.
11 weeks ago
Michael Thomas photo 19. Michael Thomas WR - (at CAR)
Three straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selection
11 weeks ago
Latavius Murray photo 68. Latavius Murray RB - (at CAR)
If Murray lands in the Mark Ingram role, everyone is too low on him, as he'll offer RB2 numbers more often than not. It's hard to imagine that someone just walks in and fills Ingram's shoes, but the Saints didn't waste any time locking Murray up in free agency, so they clearly viewed him as someone who could do it. You might want to expect a slight bump in touches for Alvin Kamara, while Murray gets slightly less than Ingram did. He's going to be a bit touchdown-dependent, but he's able to fill the RB3 slot on your fantasy team
11 weeks ago
Jared Cook photo 85. Jared Cook TE - (at CAR)
Recency bias is real with Cook, who has been a disappointment throughout his fantasy career. Sure, he's going to play with Drew Brees in New Orleans, but don't forget that he played with Aaron Rodgers just a few short years ago. Did you know that 2018 was the first time he scored more than five touchdowns in a season? Or how about that it was his first time topping 54 receptions or 759 yards? Over the last three years there hasn't been a running back/tight end duo who's topped 195 targets on the same team (the highest duo on the Saints has been just 151). Over the last two years, Kamara has totaled at least 100 targets, which tells you that Cook's ceiling is extremely limited
16 weeks ago
Drew Brees photo 98. Drew Brees QB - (at CAR)
The Saints aren't going to be the crazy pass-heavy offense they were in years past, but that doesn't mean Brees isn't usable in fantasy. After lacking upside in 2017 when he failed to post more than 22 fantasy points, he bounced back in 2018 and had six such games. The defense might hold him back from being an elite fantasy option, but he's a very safe low-end QB1 with a relatively high floor
16 weeks ago
Tre'Quan Smith photo 156. Tre'Quan Smith WR - (at CAR)
It's year two for Smith, who had a chance to work his way into the starting lineup with Ted Ginn missing most of 2018, but Ginn is back for 2019. It's tough to find the targets for Smith, as the Saints now have Michael Thomas, Ginn, Alvin Kamara, and newly-acquired Jared Cook taking much of the target share. It's possible Ginn fades away and Smith assumes the No. 2 receiver role, but it's not likely to start that way. He's a better best-ball target than he is in redraft
16 weeks ago
New Orleans Saints photo 194. New Orleans Saints DST - (at CAR)
We have grown accustomed to thinking shootouts when we see the Saints on the schedule, but the fact of the matter is that their defense has actually been quite good over their last 25 games. You can draft them as a Week 1 streamer versus the Texans' horrid offensive line, and perhaps you'll end up with much more than a streamer.
22 weeks ago
Wil Lutz photo 195. Wil Lutz K - (at CAR)
Lutz is not only tied to a great and consistent offense but he spends more than half his games kicking in a dome so he is a top-tier fantasy kicker.
22 weeks ago
Ted Ginn photo 205. Ted Ginn WR - (at CAR)
Ginn is by no means an exciting pick, but he is the starting receiver opposite of Michael Thomas in a high-powered offense so he offers some fantasy value as a WR6.
11 weeks ago
Taysom Hill photo 318. Taysom Hill QB - (at CAR)
Keith Kirkwood photo 350. Keith Kirkwood WR - (at CAR)
Dwayne Washington photo 374. Dwayne Washington RB - (at CAR)
Teddy Bridgewater photo 421. Teddy Bridgewater QB - (at CAR)
Josh Hill photo 435. Josh Hill TE - (at CAR)
Emmanuel Butler photo 451. Emmanuel Butler WR - (at CAR)
Dan Arnold photo 486. Dan Arnold TE - (at CAR)
Austin Carr photo 493. Austin Carr WR - (at CAR)
Zach Line photo 516. Zach Line RB - (at CAR)
Lil'Jordan Humphrey photo 600. Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR - (at CAR)
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1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
2Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
5Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
6Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
7Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
8Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
9Michael Thomas (NO)WR
10Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
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11James Conner (PIT)RB
12DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
13Marlon Mack (IND)RB
14Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
15Mike Evans (TB)WR
16Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
17Julio Jones (ATL)WR
18Damien Williams (KC)RB
19Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
20Brian Hill (ATL)RB
21Devin Singletary (BUF)RB
22Chris Godwin (TB)WR
23Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
24Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
25Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
26Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
27Julian Edelman (NE)WR
28D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
29Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
30Travis Kelce (KC)TE
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (FA)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (FA)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
4Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
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11Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
12Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
13Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
14Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
15Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
16Chris Paul (OKC)PG
17Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
18Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22John Wall (WAS)PG
23Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
24Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
25Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
30Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
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