New Orleans Saints

NFC South

Drew Brees (thumb) said Wednesday that he is back to throwing a regulation-sized football. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: This is an important step of the rehab process for Brees, who injured his thumb back on September 15th. The 40-year-old is currently aiming to return in Week 8 versus the Cardinals. In order to accomplish that he'll need to get some practice reps in either this week or next.

Category: Injury Updates


New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kamara is dealing with a high-ankle sprain that appears to be of the mild variety. While he was able to play through it this past Sunday, it very clearly limited his effectiveness, and as a result his snaps. He is an automatic fade in DFS contests this weekend, but will be hard to sit in season long formats. The Saints appear to be legitimately concerned with his injury as they signed running back Zach Zenner as potential cover.

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The New Orleans Saints D/ST surrendered 226 total yards and six points in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints defense has been carrying the team with Drew Brees out. It showed again in Sunday's road win. Holding the Jaguars to under 250 total yards and only six points while picking Gardner Minshew off once and sacking him twice, the Saints D/ST is a quality fantasy option moving forward.

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Marshon Lattimore racked up three total tackles and a interception during Sunday’s 13-6 win against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Lattimore currently sits fourth on the team in total tackles (31) through Week 6. In deeper leagues, he is worth rostering, but if Lattimore is available he should be picked up prior to Week 11 when the Saints play the Buccaneers.

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Cameron Jordan ended Sunday’s win over the Jaguars with four total tackles and two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Jordan is currently the Saints’ sack leader (5) through Week 6. He also has 23 total tackles to his name. He should be started in most IDP leagues.

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Saints TE Josh Hill caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: With Jared Cook playing better, Hill is merely a primary blocker on the Saints, which he has been for the better part of his career. He is just a guy next week in Chicago.

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Saints TE Jared Cook caught all three of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: After a terrible start to the year, Cook has now scored in two straight games with his fantasy worth trending upwards. However, Cook will have a tough time keeping it going as he will get the Bears in Chicago next week. Still, it seems like Teddy Bridgewater is getting comfortable with Cook, which makes him a low-floor touchdown-needy fringe TE1 for Week 7.

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Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball eight times for 44 yards and caught all three of his targets for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Not only did Murray out-gain Alvin Kamara this week in total yards, but his 79 total yards was a season-high for the locked-in RB2. In the past two games, Murray's usage has been trending in the right direction, logging nine and 11 touches respectively. If this continues, Murray may be considered a quality flex option once again as he's been banished to the waiver wire in many fantasy leagues. Murray will get a tough matchup with the Bears in Week 7.

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Saints WR Ted Ginn caught 2-of-6 targets for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: While Ginn's six targets were his second-most of the year and most since the season opener, he couldn't do very much with them, finishing with a 2/36/0 line. However, despite the fact that he's had at least five targets in 4-of-6 games, he's only had two quality fantasy outings, finishing with fewer than three receptions and 36 yards in 4-of-6. Ginn is a touchdown needy dart throw next week against the Rams.

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Saints K Wil Lutz was successful on both of his field-goal attempts and on his lone extra-point try in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: While Lutz isn't going off in fantasy, he is at least treading the water of middling fantasy relevancy. Lutz may be a bit busier next week in a tough matchup at Chicago as the Bears defense will more than likely stifle the Teddy Bridgewater-led Saints offense.

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Saints WR Michael Thomas nabbed eight grabs for 89 scoreless yards on 12 targets in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: While Thomas didn't score, he did come away with eight receptions for 89 yards on 12 targets. The elite wideout has had at least eight for 89 or a touchdown in all six games played this season and will look to keep it going in Week 7 against the Bears.

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Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 24-of-36 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown while adding three carries for zero yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: While Bridgewater had one of the best games of his career in Week 5, he followed it up with a Week 6 dud, recording only one touchdown with 240 yards passing. With Drew Brees likely nearing a return, it is only a matter of time until Bridgewater is banished back to QB2 duties. He is not on the fantasy radar next week at Chicago.

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Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Jacksonville. (Source: Luke Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been plagued by injuries this season, making just three appearances to date. He just five catches (on five targets) for 75 yards and a TD, all of them coming in Weeks 1 and 2. With Smith sidelined, Ted Ginn will remain the unquestioned second wide receiver in the Saints offense behind Michael Thomas.

Category: Injury Updates


Marcus Davenport ended Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Buccaneers with two tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Davenport is now tied for team sack leader with Cameron Jordan and Trey Hendrickson. Davenport should be kept on waivers for now but keep him on fantasy radars especially if the sacks continue to add up.

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Demario Davis ended Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Buccaneers with seven solo tackles.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is currently tied for first on the team in total tackles (35) with Vonn Bell. In deeper leagues, Davis might be worth starting but can be kept on the bench in most situations.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Saints DL Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) is expected to play in Week 4. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rankins has missed the first three games of the year with an Achilles injury but is in line to make his 2019 debut on Sunday night against the Cowboys. New Orleans will need him getting a red-hot Cowboys offense in primetime.

Category: Injury Updates


Taysom Hill quiet in Week 3

Mon, Sep 23rd 7:09am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

Saints QB Taysom Hill carried the ball once for five yards and caught his only target for five yards in Week 3's win over the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: While it was reported that Hill would be involved in the game plan, he only totaled two touches for 10 yards. However, he was not needed as the Saints had control of the game thanks to their defense. Hill could be used more next week against Dallas.

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New Orleans Saints receiver Keith Kirkwood was placed on IR after suffering an injury in pre-game warmups for the Saints Week 2 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: NOLA.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Tre'Quan Smith also limited the Saints have promoted Lil'Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad. Kirkwood's absence will not have much of an impact as the receiver logged just 12 Week 1 snaps (18.2 percent). That void could be filled by Lil'Jordan Humphrey, an impressive on tape, big-bodied receiver who struggled mightily at the NFL combine. He is a name to monitor in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Marcus Williams ends Monday’s win over the Texans with two tackles and an interception.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year safety had four interceptions during his rookie campaign in 2018. Williams is off to a great start and is worth keeping on IDP radars this season, especially in dynasty formats.

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Alex Anzalone finished Monday night's 30-28 win with five solo tackles and a sack.

Fantasy Impact: Anzalone picked up right where he left off last season. There are plenty of LB to pick from in the league but Anzalone looked great today and IDP owners should consider picking him up. He has a great chance to rack up more than 80 tackles this year.

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