• Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 1/1/17 10:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (head) left the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons after hitting his head on the turf. He walked to the locker room under his own power, but was unable to return.

    Huddle Up: Cooks finished the season with 78 catches for 1,172 yards and eight touchdowns. He was gold during the fantasy playoffs and was a must-start when 100 percent healthy. He and Michael Thomas are going to be a dynamic one-two fantasy punch for years to come.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 1/1/17 10:32pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed 20 times for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his NFL career.

    Huddle Up: Ingram stayed healthy and was outstanding for fantasy owners down the stretch, including 193 rushing yards and three scores in the final two games. He looks like a legitimate RB1 in all fantasy leagues heading into 2017.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 1/1/17 10:31pm ET

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas finished with 10 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Thomas finished up his first NFL season with 92 catches for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns on 122 targets. He is going to be a fantasy beast in New Orleans, and an early-round selection in most 2017 drafts.

  • Willie Snead - WR
    Posted 1/1/17 10:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (concussion) left the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Snead wrapped up the season with 72 catches, 895 yards and four scores. He was the tertiary receiving option behind Michael Thomas and Drew Brees, but he still was a solid WR4 in most fantasy leagues. That role will continue into 2017.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 1/1/17 10:29pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of his 50 pass attempts for 350 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Brees struggled in early December, likely hurting some fantasy owners getting ready for their playoffs. But overall he managed 5,158 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and just 15 interceptions. Even at Age 37 he proved he is a must-have fantasy option capable of big things. That won't change into 2017.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 12/27/16 5:32pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will average at least 300 passing yards per game for the sixth straight season. If he can throw for at least 142 yards in Week 17 then he will tally his fifth season of 5,000 passing yards to boot.

    Huddle Up: Brees has arguably been the most consistent quarterback in the NFL this decade. He throws more than anyone in the league most seasons and is a lock for QB1 territory every season as long as he is healthy. Brees should be drafted as a high-end QB1 next year, too.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 12/25/16 12:12am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks was targeted nine times and caught five passes for 98 yards in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Cooks is among New Orleans' top receiving targets, but Drew Brees has so many weapons in other players like Michael Thomas and Willie Snead that it is hard to pick one top receiver. Cooks is a WR2 or WR3-style receiver at best.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 12/25/16 12:04am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught six of his eight targeted passes for 98 yards in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is easily one of the best offensive rookies in the game this season, and he posted another solid contest on Saturday. Thomas will be a strong WR2 or WR3 heading into next season, with the amount of receivers Drew Brees has at his disposal the only drawback.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 12/24/16 11:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 299 yards and one touchdown, and he also avoided turnovers, in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, Dec. 24.

    Huddle Up: Brees was picked off three times by Tampa Bay in the teams' previous meeting, which suggests New Orleans covered its weaknesses. This was a good day for Brees, who finished one yard shy of 300 and goes into the offseason as a definite QB1 choice on your roster.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 12/24/16 11:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram ran 18 times for 90 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: For one week, at least, the Saints running game was back on track. Ingram had a decent day, and he goes into the 2017 offseason as a possible RB2 or RB3 on fantasy lists. What prevents him from being an RB1 is the presence of RB Tim Hightower, who had eight carries and 29 yards.

  • Coby Fleener - TE
    Posted 12/18/16 10:01pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener posted two receptions for just 10 yards on three targets in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Fleener has disappeared over the past two games, posting just three grabs for 16 yards on six targets. He has 26 or fewer yards in four of his past six outings and can no longer be trusted outside of the deepest of fantasy formats.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 12/18/16 10:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas (foot) posted seven receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted 10 times.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is healthy again and worth using as a low-end WR2 in all fantasy leagues heading into the final two games of the season.

  • Willie Snead - WR
    Posted 12/18/16 10:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead racked up eight receptions for 76 yards on 11 targets in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Snead has re-emerged as a solid WR3 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, posting 14 grabs for 161 yards on 19 targets in the past two games.

  • Travaris Cadet - RB
    Posted 12/18/16 9:59pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet posted five receptions for 30 yards with a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals while also adding one run for 16 yards.

    Huddle Up: Cadet emerged as a decent RB3 in deeper PPR leagues, posting 14 receptions for 113 yards and a visit to the end zone over the past three games.

  • Tim Hightower - RB
    Posted 12/18/16 9:58pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower rushed 11 times for 37 yards with two touchdowns in Week 15 against his former team, the Arizona Cardinals. He also added three receptions for 11 yards on his only three targets.

    Huddle Up: Hightower is no longer the primary back with Mark Ingram over his fumbling problems and back to full health, too. Still, Hightower sees a handful of touches and is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 16.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 12/18/16 9:58pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted seven receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Cooks posted his first multi-TD game since Week 1, and it was his first 1000-yard game since Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Cooks has five or more receptions in each of his past three outings and has re-emerged as a must-start WR2 in all fantasy leagues.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 12/18/16 9:57pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) rushed 17 times for 78 yards in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He also added two receptions for 14 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Ingram had his third-highest yardage total from scrimmage since Week 3, but he has been held out of the end zone for each of the past three outings. He should be treated as more of a low-end RB2 heading into Week 16.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 12/18/16 9:57pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 37 of his 48 pass attempts for 389 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Brees snapped a two-game skid without a touchdown by posting his third 300-yard game in the past four outings while going for three or more TD passes for the eighth time this season. He remains a must-start fantasy option across the board, even though it was hard to pull the trigger on him this week with no TDs and six INTs over his past two games.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 12/16/16 7:02pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and isn't listed on the Week 15 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Thomas sat out last week, but he should slide right back into the WR2 conversation in Week 15.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 12/16/16 6:57pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and he isn't listed on the Week 15 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Ingram has RB2 upside, but his inconsistent production and a tough matchup against Arizona make him better suited as a flex play in Week 15.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 12/15/16 6:22pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) remained a limited participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: Thomas sat out last week with the injury, so his status needs to be monitored closely. If he is able to play in Week 15, Thomas is a strong WR3 with plenty of upside.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 12/15/16 6:18pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee, toe) returned to practice and was a limited participant Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: Ingram has been boom or bust recently, and he should be viewed as a high-upside flex play against Arizona in Week 15.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 12/15/16 6:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (non-injury) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: Brees can light it up at any time, but he has thrown six interceptions and no touchdowns over his last two games, making him more of a low-end QB1 in Week 15 against a solid Arizona defense.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 12/14/16 3:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was not able to play in Week 14 because of the injury, so owners should check in his status later in the week. He has posted solid numbers this season and would see a solid amount of targets if he plays. Thomas can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver if he is healthy.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 12/14/16 3:28pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Brees likely was taking things easy during practice and should be fine for Week 15. He has struggled over the last two games with six interceptions and zero touchdowns during that span. He will be facing a solid Arizona Cardinals defense but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 12/14/16 3:20pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee, toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Ingram was able to play in the last game, but owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if he is in any danger of missing the Week 15 game. He has been sharing work with Tim Hightower over the last several weeks and has been inconsistent with his rushing yards recently. He could be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 12/11/16 7:31am ET

    Confirming a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) will play in Week 14's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Ingram participated on a limited basis in two out of three practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He has been productive of late but should be considered a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 this afternoon based on Tampa Bay's recent defensive play.

  • Michael Thomas - WR
    Posted 12/11/16 12:35pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 14 game.

    Huddle Up: Brandon Coleman probably will be more involved in the passing game with Thomas out of the lineup. He has been held to 25 yards or less in each of his last five games and probably should be avoided.

  • Coby Fleener - TE
    Posted 12/11/16 10:54pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener posted just one reception for six yards on three targets in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Fleener tied a season-low in yardage and catches with his worst performance since Week 1. He has visited the end zone just once over the past eight games and he can only be trusted as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues right now.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 12/11/16 10:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted five receptions for 61 yards in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was targeted a game-high 10 times. Cooks nearly had a second-half touchdown, but after further review the ball hit the ground while he was falling to the ground.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has struggled down the stretch, failing to find the end zone in each of his past four games. He has just two 100-yard games this season, and one since Week 1. He remains more of a low-end WR2 at this point.

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