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Saints WR Marquez Callaway (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 vs. the Bears. (Source: Larry Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Callaway and Michael Thomas have both been ruled out vs. the Bears this Sunday. With Emmanuel Sanders on the reserve/COVID-19 list, that leaves Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris as the top options in the passing game for the Saints in Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 8 against the Bears. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was logging limited practices this week, but nonetheless he’s been ruled out once again for Week 8 a whole 48 hours in advance of the game on Sunday. It’ll once again be Marquez Callaway and Tre’Quan Smith as the top two receivers for the Saints against the Bears this week.

Category: Injury Updates


The New Orleans Saints D/ST surrendered 283 total yards and 24 points in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints' defense struggled, allowing 24 points, but did only manage to surrender 283 total yards in the win. While sacking Teddy Bridgewater only once and failing to record a single turnover, the Saints D/ST had a solid day for fantasy but could have been better. They get the Bears in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints K Wil Lutz was successful on both of his field-goal attempts and on all three of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: It was another solid fantasy outing for Lutz, who remains one of the most reliable fantasy kickers in the league. Lutz could be in line for a big game in Week 8 at the Bears facing a defense that could hold the Saints out of the end zone, giving Lutz additional field-goal tries.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints QB Taysom Hill completed his lone pass attempt for zero yards, rushed the ball once for a six-yard gain, and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: While Hill can score sporadically, it hasn't happened as much this year at the rate he was at in 2019. In fact, he's only logged one score in 2020 while accounting for seven touchdowns last season. Hill is a non-factor in Week 8 at the Bears.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints WR Deonte Harris caught 4-of-5 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Harris had a solid outing in his expanded role. He even drew one more target than Tre'Quan Smith, the presumed WR1 with Emmanuel Sanders and Michael Thomas sidelined. Harris gets the Bears in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith caught 4-of-4 targets for 54 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: While Smith was deemed the Saints' WR1 sans Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, it was Marquez Callaway who led the team in receiving. Smith is more of a high variance boom-bust fantasy option than a true reliable WR1, which is how you should manage him in fantasy. He gets a tough matchup in Chicago in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for 47 yards and caught his lone target for a nine-yard gain in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Murray totaled 56 yards on his 12 touches. However, with only one reception and no touchdowns, it was a dud of a day in fantasy. Murray remains a touchdown-needy flex option entering Week 8's tough matchup at the Bears.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints TE Jared Cook caught 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Cook has now scored in consecutive games while finding the end zone in 3-of-5 games played in 2020. With Emmanuel Sanders and Michael Thomas both sidelined, Cook will remain a featured part of the Saints passing attack, even more so than he normally is. He is a must-start in Week 8 at Chicago.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints RB Alvin Kamara carried the ball 14 times for 83 yards and hauled in all eight targets for 65 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: While Kamara did not score for the second straight game, the first time in a while that has happened, all was not lost for his fantasy managers. Kamara has gone north of 100 total yards while hauling in at least eight passes in the past two outings, which are big days in PPR leagues. Kamara will have a tough time finding yards and scores next week at the Bears but he remains a must-start.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29-of-36 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Although Brees lost a fumble, he otherwise played mistake-free football while completing 80.6-percent of his passes. That, without Emmanuel Sanders and Michael Thomas, his two top pass-catching assets. Brees dominated a familiar foe with a sound defense but will have his hands full in Week 8 at the Bears.

Category: Game Recaps


Emmanuel Sanders has been placed on the reserve-COVID list and is ineligible to play in Sunday’s game against the Panthers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Sanders and Michael Thomas both out of this matchup, expect Tre’Quan Smith and Jared Cook to each see an uptick in usage. Drew Brees’s expectations should also be tempered as he’ll be missing his two favorite targets.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints' LB Kiko Alonso has been cleared to return from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list after recovering from a torn ACL suffered last postseason. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alonso accounted for 31 tackles and a pass deflection in 2019, playing a pivotal role as a newcomer to the Saints defense after being traded from the Dolphins. New Orleans will stand to benefit from Alonso's return, as they have allowed 25 total PPG compared to just 21.3 PPG in 2019.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints' RB Ty Montgomery has been cleared and designated to return from IR. Montgomery returns from IR after injuring his hamstring in a Week 2 loss to the Raiders. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery was only given one rushing attempt and saw just three targets through two weeks, resulting in negative four rushing yards and two receptions for 25 yards. As long as star RB Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray are healthy, Montgomery will remain a non-factor in fantasy.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints WR Bennie Fowler III caught 2-of-3 targets for eight yards in Monday night's Week 5 win over the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is just a guy in the Saints' wide receiver room who will see sporadic targets from Drew Brees. There is no fantasy value here at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps


New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport is active for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers. (Source: NewOrleansSaints.com)

Fantasy Impact: Davenport should be inserted right back into the starting lineup for his season debut, sending the effective Trey Hendrickson back to a reserve role. The Saints would do well do have Hendrickson on the field with both Davenport and Cameron Jordan. it remains to be seen how creative they will get in getting three of their top pass rushers on the field at the same time. Davenport is just a DL3 option despite the plus matchup.

Category: Injury Updates


New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is active for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers. (Source: NewOrleansSaints.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lattimore joining Janoris Jenkins on the sidelines would have been a massive boost for the Chargers passing attack. Instead, they will still have to deal with one half of, with what on paper, is one of the top cornerback duos in the NFL. Lattimore will likely spend the majority of his snaps lined up against Keenan Allen.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints' TE Adam Trautman was held without a catch and not targeted in Sunday's 35-29 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Trautman was expected to see additional targets on Sunday when starting TE Jared Cook was ruled out. The 2020 Third-Round pick was held without a catch on zero targets Week 4. Trautman has hauled in three catches for 34 yards on three targets over four games this season. The 23-year-old rookie tight end is only worth holding onto in dynasty-league formats only.

Category: Game Recaps


Saints TE Josh Hill caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Even with Jared Cook sidelined, Hill could not get going in Sunday's win. Hill will return to reserve duties upon Cook's return.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrus Peat (ankle) will miss time

Mon, Sep 28th 12:07pm EDT
By Lee Wehry

Early indication is that New Orleans Saints G Andrus Peat suffered a high-ankle sprain Sunday night against the Packers and will have more tests done on Monday. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peat has been to the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons and is a key piece to the Saints offensive line. New Orleans has a bye in Week 6 and it is unknown at this time if he'll be heading to short-term IR.

Category: Injury Updates