• Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 9/17/14 6:04pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) underwent surgery to place two screws in his broken hand, according to head coach Sean Payton. Ingram will not play in Week 3, but the injury is not believed to be a long-term injury.

    Huddle Up: A month's absence is what's generally being forecast for Ingram. In the meantime, of course, it means a bump in value for both Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson.

  • Marques Colston - WR
    Posted 9/15/14 10:22am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston was held without a reception Sunday, Sept. 14. It was the first time he didn't record a catch in a game since 2008.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't all Joe Haden, who spent plenty of time trying to man up with Jimmy Graham. You know the Saints like to spread the ball around, but for Colston to go without a catch is highly disturbing.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 9/15/14 1:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) is expected to miss roughly a month after injuring his hand in Week 2, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It's a big blow to Ingram and the Saints. Ingram was finally starting to play well. Khiry Robinson will now see an expanded role in the Saints offense. He will be a hot waiver wire addition.

  • Kenny Stills - WR
    Posted 9/12/14 12:00am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps) was limited in practice for the second day in a row Thursday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: Stills sat out the Week 1 loss in Atlanta, and if he's able to play Sunday, he figures to cut into the targets for fellow WRs Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks, who had eight apiece in Week 1.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 9/8/14 11:01am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram had 13 rushes for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1

    Huddle Up: The Saints backfield remains a messy situation for fantasy owners, but if Ingram consistently receives a dozen touches per game--especially goal line looks--and runs like he has throughout the preseason and Week 1 he'll finally be the fantasy factor many have been waiting for.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 9/8/14 11:01am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks had seven receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Sept. 7.

    Huddle Up: Most importantly, Drew Brees looked perfectly comfortable throwing to the rookie; going forward, he'll be an integral part of one of the more prolific passing games in the NFL.

  • Kenny Stills - WR
    Posted 9/4/14 7:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps) didn't participate in team drills Thursday, Sept. 4, but he's not ruling out playing in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. However, the decision on whether he'll play ultimately will come down to the trainer's decision.

    Huddle Up: Sunday is sounding iffy at best for Stills, and if he's out, that means more targets for fellow WRs Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks.

  • Robert Meachem - WR
    Posted 9/3/14 5:44pm ET

    The New Orleans Saints re-signed WR Robert Meachem to an undisclosed deal four days after he was released Wednesday, Sept. 3. In a corresponding move, LB Khairi Fortt (undisclosed) was placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list. Meachem caught only 16 passes in the regular season last year and finished with 324 yards.

    Huddle Up: If you're in a deep, deep league and missed out on all the other Saints' WRs, here's your chance to snag a piece of the passing game. For those not in deep, deep league, you're steering clear.

  • Champ Bailey - CB
    Posted 8/30/14 5:31pm ET

    New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey has been released.

    Huddle Up: Bailey was beaten out for a roster spot by undrafted rookie Brian Dixon. Once considered arguably the best CB in the NFL, Bailey is now at the end of his career and could consider retirement.

  • Marques Colston - WR
    Posted 8/27/14 10:10am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) came off the field during team drills Tuesday, Aug. 26, and talked with a trainer before watching the rest of practice from the sidelines.

    Huddle Up: The Saints have been extremely cautious with Colston this preseason in an effort to keep him healthy, so the hope is that taking him out of practice is more of a precautionary measure than something that fantasy owners will need to worry about heading into the regular season.

  • Marques Colston - WR
    Posted 8/26/14 10:10am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston said he feels much healthier this season after being plagued by a foot injury the last year or two. The team has limited his workload this preseason to keep him fresh for the season.

    Huddle Up: Colston is a valuable cog in the mighty Saints passing game. If his foot injury is behind him and he's able to stay on the field he'll claim a significant portion of Drew Brees' annual 5,000 yards, and a healthy dose of touchdowns to boot.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/25/14 10:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (personal) missed practice Monday, Aug. 25, to be with his wife, who is expecting the couple's fourth child. The team did not comment on Brees' status for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Brees' fantasy owners can breathe easy as this was nothing to do with a flare-up of the oblique injury that kept him for much of early camp.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 8/24/14 12:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (illness) did not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, due to illness. Cooks took part in warmups, and said he could have played if necessary.

    Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like anything to worry about for one of the hottest young commodities on fantasy draft boards.

  • Kenny Stills - WR
    Posted 8/24/14 12:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills left Saturday night's third preseason game because of a quadriceps injury and did not return to the game. Stills was sidelined for three weeks during training camp because of a quadriceps injury.

    Huddle Up: More than a bit alarming as the preseason looks like it will be a total wash for the second-year wideout, who hasn't recorded a reception. Meanwhile, fellow WRs Joseph Morgan, Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston have been thriving, meaning Stills will be behind to open the season.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 8/20/14 12:01am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram has never had a touchdown reception during the regular season, but he took a screen pass for a 23-yard touchdown in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Ingram is currently the third Saints' RB coming off the board, on average, but he very well could wind up with the most fantasy points in standard-scoring leagues. In another way to put it: Welcome to another season of the Saints' RB conundrum.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR
    Posted 8/20/14 2:22pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will be on the field for around 15 offense snaps during the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

    Huddle Up: Despite his injury issues of late, Shorts is still the clear fantasy choice for those looking to secure the Jags' No. 1 WR, and he currently owns a 12th-round ADP (118) in 10-team leagues.

  • Jairus Byrd - S
    Posted 8/20/14 2:22pm ET

    New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) participated in full-contact practice drills for the first time this season Tuesday, Aug. 19. He's expected to play in the third preseason game this weekend.

    Huddle Up: The Saints and a number of IDP league GMs are counting on Byrd, who's reeled in the second-most interceptions (22) in the league since his rookie season of 2009.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/18/14 9:42am ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) said he definitely plans to play in the third preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have yet to see Brees this preseason; it will make it a whole lot easier to sink an early pick into Brees after seeing him fire bullets in the third exhibition game.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/17/14 7:59pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) may play in the third preseason game, according to head coach Sean Payton. However, Payton doesn't want to put a target date on Brees' return.

    Huddle Up: This injury has proven to be peskier than Brees and the Saints would've thought and he's going on 3 weeks now without significant camp work his young WRs. On the flip side, Brees has 8 seasons in Sean Payton's system to fall back on so it certainly won't take long for him to get up to speed once he returns.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/15/14 9:04pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Tennessee Titans. Brees was able to throw and run before the game, but was on the field in workout clothes and not suited up.

    Huddle Up: Brees misses his second straight preseason game but there's still no concern over his availability for Week 1. The Saints are just be cautious with their most valuable commodity.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/13/14 4:01pm ET

    It does not appear like New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) will be able to play in the second preseason game even though head coach Sean Payton has not disclosed his status.

    Huddle Up: The Saints' regular-season opener is still more than a month away, but this injury is starting to make a few Brees owners a tad bit uneasy.

  • Pierre Thomas - RB
    Posted 8/11/14 10:54am ET

    New Orleans Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson have pulled ahead of RB Pierre Thomas at running back.

    Huddle Up: The Saints backfield is a fantasy mess, but if you've been scooping up Ingram and Robinson on the cheap thus far this draft season you appear to be in good shape. Of course, the New Orleans RB rotation is bound to change on a game-to-game basis.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/6/14 3:49pm ET

    The New Orleans Saints have not decided if QB Drew Brees (oblique) will play in the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Sean Payton. Brees has not practiced since Thursday, July 31, because of an oblique injury.

    Huddle Up: You'd think that the prudent move at this point would be to hold Brees out of the game as the last thing the Saints need is an aggravation of the injury. See what develops . . .

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/5/14 11:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8.

    Huddle Up: Brees' fantasy owners are hoping the QB is getting his injury issues out of the way early. Meanwhile, there's a battle brewing for the Saints' No. 2 job, and Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin will get ample opportunity to show their wares Friday night.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/4/14 8:29pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees missed practice Monday, Aug. 4 with a strained left oblique. Brees was on the field but was not wearing pads. Head coach Sean Payton said Brees is day-to-day.

    Huddle Up: Brees suffered the injury Friday and also missed Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage, but it's still isn't a huge deal with the games that count still more than a month away.

  • Ryan Griffin - QB
    Posted 8/3/14 3:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Ryan W. Griffin has impressed the team and could beat out QB Luke McCown for the backup quarterback spot.

    Huddle Up: Griffin, a 2013 college free agent out of Tulane, is a virtual unknown, and it would definitely be interesting if he were to beat out McCown and have to assume the controls of the Saints' high- powered attack. Brees, however, has missed only 1 start in his 8 seasons in the Big Easy.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 8/3/14 3:50pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks has been the star of training camp thus far. He caught six passes in the scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Huddle Up: Outside of Marques Colston, the Saints' WR corps has lacked usable fantasy material in recent seasons, but the speedy first-round draft pick could change all that this season. Cooks currently owns the fourth-highest rookie ADP, going in the 10th round, on average, in standard-size, 10-team leagues.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/2/14 11:31am ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) did not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2, because of an oblique injury, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: The injury isn't expected to be serious, as the Saints are just being cautious with their franchise QB. Brees remains one of the top fantasy signal callers available for the upcoming season.

  • Champ Bailey - CB
    Posted 7/30/14 2:32pm ET

    New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey is not guaranteed to make the final roster.

    Huddle Up: The 12-time Pro Bowler, who turned 36 in June, clearly has lost a step or two and is battling a crop of relative youngsters, including second-round pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste, for position on the depth chart. He only recorded 12 passes defenses and 2 interceptions over his final 2 seasons in Denver.

  • Jairus Byrd - S
    Posted 7/29/14 8:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) practiced for the first time this offseason Tuesday, July 29. Byrd will gradually make his way back and did not take part in full-team drills.

    Huddle Up: The ball-hawking safety and prize free-agent acquisition (22 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries in his first 5 seasons) is coming off offseason back surgery and it could even take a few regular-season games for the Pro Bowler to hit his full stride.

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