Mark Ingram - RBPosted 11/15/15 10:01pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (undisclosed) exited against the Washington Redskins with an unspecified injury but returned in the second half and finished with five carries for 77 yards and three catches for 21 yards in a 47-14 loss.
Huddle Up: The injury doesn't appear to be serious and Ingram should be fine for next week. He'll continue to be a high-end RB2 in the Saints' offense.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 11/13/15 12:09am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: It's not good to see a player trend in the wrong direction as Snead went from limited participation Wednesday to out Thursday. If the wideout can't reverse course Friday, his availability for Sunday's game in Washington will very much be in doubt.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 11/11/15 8:06pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: Snead is expected to play this week. He'll be a low-end WR2 against a shaky Redskins' pass defense.
Matt Flynn - QBPosted 11/9/15 9:46pm ET
Free-agent QB Matt Flynn (Jets) signed with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Nov. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Flynn replaces QB Luke McCown, who is scheduled to undergo back surgery Tuesday and will miss the rest of the 2015 season.
Huddle Up: The well-traveled Flynn, who has played for four teams since 2012, will step in as Dew Brees' backup. Flynn attempted 16 passes as a backup for Packers last season and made his last start in 2013. The 34-year-old McCown did make one start in place of the injured Brees, completing 31-of-38 passes for 310 yards in a 27-22 loss to the Panthers in Week 3.
Tim Hightower - RBPosted 11/2/15 7:53pm ET
The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Tim Hightower to an undisclosed deal Monday, Nov. 2, according to a source. Hightower hasn't played in a regular season game since 2011 due to injuries. Hightower is replacing Khiry Robinson, who suffered a season-ending broken leg in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Huddle Up: Robinson was averaging 9.1 touches a game, and while Hightower comeback story is an intriguing one most of the touches should be absorbed by Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller and rookie seventh-round pick Marcus Murphy.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 11/1/15 11:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees passed for career highs with 511 yards and seven touchdowns in Week 8 against the New York Giants. The seven touchdown tosses tied an all-time single game NFL record.
Huddle Up: It was a huge game for Brees and the Saints' offense. Brees' shoulder injury is now well behind him and he's locked-in as an every-week QB1.
Marques Colston - WRPosted 10/22/15 7:34pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Colston sat out the Saints' Week 6 win over the Falcons and has been limited so far in the team's practices the last two days. He'll have a good chance of playing, though, Sunday if he can ramp up his activity Friday.
Ben Watson - TEPosted 10/16/15 12:23am ET
New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had 10 catches for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown in a 31-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Watson, who was targeted a game-high 12 times, entered the contest with 15 catches for 139 yards and a TD, and after his big night has climbed into a tie for fifth in the overall fantasy TE ranks. He'll certainly be a hot waiver-wire commodity, even though you can expect some definite down weeks given the Saints' up-and-down offense.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 10/15/15 5:50pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller had an 80-yard game-winning touchdown catch in an overtime win in Week 4, but he had just two yards on six touches in Week 5.
Huddle Up: It's been puzzling and frustrating -- to say the least -- for Spiller's fantasy owners as he's received no more than seven touches in any of his four games. Start him tonight only if you're desperate as the volume/commitment from the Saints just hasn't been there.
Marques Colston - WRPosted 10/15/15 7:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) is officially inactive for the Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Oct. 15. The Saints also declared CB Damian Swann, QB Garrett Grayson, DE Obum Gwacham, OT Terron Armstead, P Thomas Morstead, OG Tim Lelito inactive.
Huddle Up: As expected, Colston will miss the contest after suffering a shoulder injury on Sunday, likely meaning more looks for fellow wideouts Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman
Marques Colston - WRPosted 10/14/15 5:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for the Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Oct. 15. Colston is dealing with a slight shoulder separation, but the injury is not expected to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: If you were relying on Colston, you're going to have to find another option this week. Meanwhile fellow WRs Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman should all see upticks in targets Thursday night.
Marques Colston - WRPosted 10/12/15 10:08pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston would've been unable to practice Monday, Oct. 12, due to his shoulder ailment.
Huddle Up: Colston reportedly suffered a shoulder separation in the third quarter of Sunday's game in Philly and tried to play through the injury, but later had to head to the locker room. He had his arm in a sling following the game and could wind up missing a few contests. If so, that will mean more work for Brandin Cooks, Brandon Coleman and the surprising Willie Snead.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 10/11/15 9:50pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead had six catches for a team-high 141 yards in a 39-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Snead has actually been the Saints best receiver over the past couple of weeks, so his big game doesn't come as a huge surprise. If Snead is still available in your league, he should be a top waiver wire priority this week.
Zach Hocker - PKPosted 10/6/15 10:01am ET
New Orleans Saints PK Zach Hocker could be in danger of losing his job as the Saints are trying out kickers Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Hocker nearly cost the Saints a win Sunday night by banging a short field goal attempt off the upright. That New Orleans is openly auditioning replacements doesn't bode well for him kicking for the Saints this week, so if he's your fantasy kicker plan accordingly.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 10/5/15 9:01am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) completed 33 of his 41 pass attempts for 359 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. His 80-yard touchdown pass to RB C.J. Spiller in overtime was the 400th of his career.
Huddle Up: Brees certainly heightened the drama for his entrance into the 400 club by making it an 80-yard OT game-winner. The score also salvaged what had been to that point a mediocre fantasy evening.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 10/5/15 9:01am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead posted six receptions for 89 yards in the Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Snead is consistently showing up on the Saints' receiver leaderboard, getting into the end zone and this week pacing the team in catches. During the SNF broadcast it was mentioned that Brees views Snead as the team's second receiver alongside Brandin Cooks, so it looks as though his fantasy value is here to stay.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 10/3/15 1:56pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) said his passing arm feels healthy and that he believes he can make all throws against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Brees is expected to start against the Cowboys on Sunday. He's a little bit of a risk because of his shoulder issues but Brees is a low-end QB1 this week.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 10/2/15 2:28pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) is expected to start in Week 4, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said Brees throwing Thursday, Oct. 1, sealed their decision.
Huddle Up: It certainly wouldn't be a surprise that when Brees finally missed a game with the Saints due to injury, that it would only be one game and he would return for what's become a must-win contest for winless New Orleans. Of course, Brees owners will need to keep up on any new developments over the next few days as well as the Week 4 matchup with the Cowboys is the Sunday-night game.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/30/15 5:52pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) said he won't wait too long to make a decision on whether he'll play in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. Brees plans to throw daily this week. He has improved, and all reports have been positive according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Brees took most of the reps in Wednesday's practice, but likely will see how he feels after another day or two of work. Stay tuned ...
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/29/15 10:05am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) plans to test his shoulder by throwing Tuesday, Sept. 29. It will be the first time Brees has thrown a football since Friday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: This test should give us an idea about Brees' availability for the Saints' Week 4 game. He has expressed optimism, but he was "pretty confident" last week and came nowhere near the field, so take Brees' self-diagnosis with a grain of salt.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/28/15 1:36pm ET
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is optimistic that QB Drew Brees (shoulder) can play in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. Brees remains day-to-day but has been making daily progress.
Huddle Up: It's too early to know if Brees will play this week but the Saints are saying all the right things. If Brees can't play, Luke McCown will get his second straight start. We'll know more about Brees' status later in the week.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 9/28/15 8:05pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller is completely healthy and the team needs to have him touch the ball more often, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: We're thinking Spiller's fantasy owners might be sharing the same sentiment after seeing the RB get only seven total touches over the last two games. However, Mark Ingram is still the No. 1 back and Khiry Robinson likely also will still be involved so Spiller's volume remains somewhat limited.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/25/15 2:23pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: It was a sudden reversal of fortune Friday as it looked and sounded as if Brees was trending toward playing Sunday. In any case, Brees will miss his second start as a Saint -- and his first due to injury -- while Luke McCown will make his first start since 2011 when he was with the Jaguars. That, of course, means immediate fantasy downgrades for the Saints' WRs and TEs.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/24/15 1:17pm ET
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) will throw at some point this week, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton is optimistic about Brees but said 'it may be later in the week before we know for sure.'
Huddle Up: Brees' declining numbers of late and now the shoulder issue have him on the fantasy at-risk list this week, and it's probably in his owners' best interests to have another plan at the ready.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 9/24/15 7:14pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Although it was Cooks' second straight missed practice, the second-year wideout is "very confident" he'll be able to play Sunday in Carolina, according to an ESPN.com report. However, given the uncertainty surrounding QB Drew Brees and the Saints' slow offensive start so far, Cooks' fantasy owners shouldn't rule out benching him this week if they have a comparable WR2/flex option.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/23/15 3:53pm ET
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) said he didn't throw Wednesday, Sept. 23, but had limited participation in some drills. Brees said he has every intention of playing in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here in the Saints' first practice of the week but just know that Brees hasn't missed a start due to injury in his nine-plus seasons with the Saints.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/22/15 4:28pm ET
Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) doesn't have a tear in his right shoulder -- rather a bruised rotator cuff -- and his status is to be determined by rehab.
Huddle Up: Brees says there's a "reasonable possibility" he can play Sunday in Carolina, but that won't be determined until later in the team's practice week at the earliest. In case you're wondering, Brees' backup is veteran Luke McCown, who's started nine games in his career but hasn't made a start -- and has thrown only one pass -- since 2011.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/21/15 4:59pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury that could keep him sidelined for several games, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Brees is dealing with some kind of shoulder injury but how serious isn't know yet. If Brees is out for any period of time, it would be a huge blow to the Saints' offense and the fantasy value of their players. Brees has never missed a snap in his 9+ seasons with the Saints. Luke McCown would start if Brees is out.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/21/15 8:12pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is dealing with a shoulder injury, but a report that stated Brees will miss multiple games is inaccurate, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said the team will know more about Brees' status Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Payton and the Saints have brought some of this speculation upon themselves with all their secrecy surrounding injuries, but Brees' practice participation -- or lack of it -- this week should reveal a good deal more than any cryptic coach or anonymous source.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 9/18/15 9:25pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 18, and listed as questionable for the Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Spiller said he felt good Thursday, Sept. 17, but would not said he will be able to play.
Huddle Up: Spiller will reportedly be on a snap count even if he does play. Given Spiller's injury history and the presence of Mark Ingram, it's probably best to wait another week before putting Spiller in your starting lineup.
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