C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 2/12/16 10:16pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller will likely remain on the roster, at least into training camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett. Spiller will count more against the cap if he is cut before June 1.
Huddle Up: Of course, you can hear the collective "WHY?" from fantasy GMs after Spiller had all of 70 touches in 13 games in 2015.
Marques Colston - WRPosted 2/12/16 10:16pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston may be asked to take another pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the team. He is scheduled to make $3.2 million in 2016 and have a $5.9 million salary cap figure.
Huddle Up: The trend is clear, and it's headed in the wrong direction for the soon-to-be 33-year-old Colston, whose receptions, yards and TD have decreased in each of the last four seasons.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 2/9/16 10:05am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees may receive a contract extension before the start of free agency March 15. Extending Brees before free agency begins would give the Saints the ability to use the extension to cut down Brees' salary-cap cost for 2016. New Orleans is currently $10 million over the projected salary cap.
Huddle Up: Brees is nearing the end of his run, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him rework his deal so the Saints can afford to surround him with enough talent to make one more postseason push.
Khiry Robinson - RBPosted 2/4/16 11:07am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (leg) has been cleared for jogging. Robinson is recovering from a broken leg he suffered late last season.
Huddle Up: Robinson is a restricted free agent who could return to New Orleans as a compliment to Mark Ingram--or he could find a larger role elsewhere via the open market. He'll need to demonstrate he's healthy before other teams are willing to crack open the wallet, so being cleared for light running is a step in the right direction.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is still resting his torn plantar fascia in his right foot, but he's close to full strength.
Huddle Up: The healing process is a little slower now for the 37-year-old Brees, but he should be good to go by the time OTAs roll around.
Ben Watson - TEPosted 1/26/16 9:57am ET
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson said he would love to stay in New Orleans, adding that he has had good talks with owner Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton about re-signing.
Huddle Up: It's unlikely Watson will be cost-prohibitive, and the offense isn't going to change so it's a scheme that both Watson fits in and is familiar with. Seems safe to expect Watson to be a Saint in 2016.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/14/16 10:46pm ET
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis reiterated that QB Drew Brees will remain with the organization. Brees turns 37 Friday, Jan. 15, and will count $30 million against the 2016 salary cap in the final year of his contract. Loomis said Brees won't be released or traded. The only thing undecided is whether Brees will play out the last year of his deal or if the Saints will look at an extension. Brees is due $20 million in salary and bonuses this year. New Orleans is projected to be around $10 million over the projected salary cap of $150 million.
Huddle Up: If Loomis' word holds, look the Brees and the Saints to come to an agreement on a more-cap-friendly, multi-year extension.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/5/16 4:39pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will not need surgery for the torn plantar fascia in his right heel or for the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this season. The plan is for Brees to rest four to six weeks before beginning football and training activity, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Good news for Brees, who turns 37 next week and will have ample time to rest and recover with the Saints out of the playoffs for the second-straight year.
Sean Payton - HCPosted 1/5/16 4:39pm ET
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has privately discussed his interest in an opening with the San Diego Chargers, and he's also let it be known that he's interested in the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching opening.
Huddle Up: There is no opening right now in San Diego, and he's sure to be on the Niners' short list of candidates. In any case, it definitely sounds like Payton's successful run is done in the Big Easy.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/1/16 10:26pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Brees has a tough matchup this week against the Falcons but he's still locked in as a QB1 for the season finale.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/31/15 9:43pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Brees is dealing with pain with his torn plantar fascia, but you'd never know by his Week 16 stat line: 412 yards & three TDs. More of the same could follow Sunday in what figures to be an offensive duel with the rival Falcons.
Marques Colston - WRPosted 12/31/15 9:43pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Coltston suffered his chest injury on a hard hit in Week 16, and missed this past Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He's also yet to practice over the last two weeks, and he has to be considered a longshot at best to play in Sunday's regular-season finale.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 12/30/15 6:22pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller (head) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Spiller's disappointing debut season in the Big Easy has come to an end, and he'll finish with only 70 total touches for 351 yards and two TDs.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/30/15 9:10pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) and WR Marques Colston (chest) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Brees played last week with his foot injury and is on schedule to play Sunday against the Falcons. He's just getting a day of rest. Brees has a tough matchup versus Atlanta but he's still a top-tier QB1 for the final week of the season.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/27/15 10:17pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 25 of 36 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16, giving him a record eighth straight season with at least 30 touchdown passes.
Huddle Up: Brees scared fantasy owners with a foot injury and was questionable this week but it turned out to be all for nothing. Brees had a big game when owners needed him most, helping some to fantasy titles.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/26/15 12:56pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, Dec. 25, and is listed as questionable to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Brees is a game-time decision for Sunday. He has fantasy owners in full panic mode and for good reason. Brees has a dream matchup against the Jaguars. Owners need to have another option ready to go. Brees said he's going to play but with the Saints out of the playoff hunt, he's far from a lock.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/24/15 7:32pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 24. Brees is still saying he will play in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It's going to come down to pain tolerance and -- likely -- a game-time decision Sunday.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/23/15 10:53am ET
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) is day to day, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Brees gutted it out on Monday night, but with nothing to play for the Saints may turn to backups Matt Flynn or Garrett Grayson--to the likely detriment of any New Orleans receivers playing in fantasy finals.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/23/15 10:48pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Saints didn't actually practice Wednesday, so Brees' status is merely an estimation.
Huddle Up: Brees is reportedly in a lot of pain but will apparently try to play Sunday against Jacksonville. Brees' availability for fantasy championship week is in serious doubt.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/22/15 12:40am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 34-of-52 passes for 341 yards and three TD passes Monday, Dec. 21 in a 35-27 loss to the visiting Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Brees delivered for those needing a big night from the QB, notching his sixth multiple-TD-pass game in his last seven outings.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/22/15 10:01am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 34 of his 52 pass attempts for 341 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions. He reached 60,000 passing yards for his career, becoming the fourth player in NFL history to reach the mark.
Huddle Up: Brees gutted through a foot injury to rally the Saints Monday night. He's been one of the more consistent fantasy quarterbacks in the league, and as of last night shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/22/15 2:25pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) was in a walking boot after the team's Week 15 loss to the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 21, and he will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, Dec. 22, to determine the severity of his injury. Brees finished the game with 341 yards and three touchdown passes.
Huddle Up: Brees gutted out the game Monday night, but the remaining two contests are far from guaranteed for the 36-year-old QB with the Saints having been eliminated from postseason contention. Stay tuned ...
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/22/15 7:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees suffered a torn plantar fascia in his right foot against the Detroit Lions on Monday, Dec. 21. He still hopes to play in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Brees was hurt in the second quarter Monday was hobbling noticeably afterward. It would stand to reason that Brees call it a season with the Saints out of playoff contention, but the competitive fire burns bright in the 36-year-old QB. Journeyman Matt Flynn and rookie Garrett Grayson are the backups. It's also a short week for the Saints, so stay tuned ...
Willie Snead - WRPosted 12/13/15 9:15pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead had seven catches for 122 yards in a 24-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Snead was Drew Brees' receiver of choice this week and he rewarded owners who started him with a big game. Snead will once again be on the WR3/Flex radar next week for the second round of fantasy playoffs.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 12/11/15 4:28pm ET
Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (dizziness) apparently did not have a concussion, and he has been cleared to play Sunday, Dec. 13, according to head coach Sean Payton. Cooks experienced dizziness Wednesday, Dec. 9, but he has cleared the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: It's Sean Payton and the Saints, so the unclear injury report was far from a surprise. Meanwhile, Cooks owners can breathe a sigh of relief and keep the WR locked into their postseason lineups.
Tim Hightower - RBPosted 12/10/15 4:48pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower could have a significant role in the backfield with RB Mark Ingram's (shoulder) season over. Head coach Sean Payton has praised Hightower for his ability and pass protection. 'He's competitive, he's tough, he's been in that spotlight. And for him, it's the confidence that leg is a 100 percent,' head coach Sean Payton said. 'So I'm excited to see him play, just like I am with C.J.'
Huddle Up: Even though Hightower hadn't played in a game since 2011 prior to this season, he would seem to better suited to be the Saints' new lead back and don't be surprised if he -- and not C.J. Spiller -- assumes the majority on Ingram's workload, starting Sunday against the Bucs.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 12/10/15 7:24pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks missed practice Thursday, Dec. 10, due to a concussion. It is not yet known when the concussion took place but it makes him doubtful for Sunday, Dec. 13, versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- tough break and tough timing for the Saints' leading receiver and his fantasy owners. See if there's any better news Friday, but start making plans to be without him Sunday.
Willie Snead - WRPosted 12/10/15 7:28pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (calf) is feeling good after returning to the practice field this week after he sat out in Week 13. 'Coach thought it would be good to take a week. I benefitted from that. I feel good right now,' Snead said. WR Brandon Coleman had four catches for 73 yards and aa touchdown in Snead's place last weekend.
Huddle Up: Snead's possible return suddenly has taken on more importance with Thursday's news that New Orleans' leading receiver, Brandin Cooks, is dealing with a concussion. We'll see what the outlook is regarding both wideouts Friday.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 12/9/15 4:04pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is dealing with a serious shoulder injury, and there is some fear his season could be over. He did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 9. Backups C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower could be in line for more snaps if Ingram misses time. Spiller is averaging just 13.5 snaps and 5.5 touches per game with the Saints this year for 108 rushing yards, 216 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Ingram, fantasy's fourth-ranked RB with 153 points, hasn't missed a game this season and was able to finish the Week 13 loss to the Panthers, and it's unclear when the injury's severity has ramped up. Nonetheless, both Spiller and Hightower need to be owned. The latter actually has totaled more carries (12-9) over the last three weeks with his 11-46 outing in Week 10 vs. the Redskins.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 12/9/15 6:35pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to a source. He is out for the rest of the year.
Huddle Up: A sudden and shocking end of a great fantasy season, and now it looks like it'll be up to the other three backs on the roster: Tim Hightower, C.J. Spiller and seventh-round rookie Marcus Murphy.
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