• Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - RB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - WR
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - RB
    Posted 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.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB
    Posted 9/17/15 6:03pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller (knee) was still a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: It was the second straight day of limited work for Spiller, and he remains a wait-and-see proposition for Sunday's game against the Bucs. Let's see if he can do any more in practice Friday.

  • Khiry Robinson - RB
    Posted 9/14/15 9:46pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson was frequently involved in the Saints' passing game in Week 1, snatching five catches for 51 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Robinson also had eight rushes -- only one fewer than starter Mark Ingram -- and is among the league's most valuable No. 3 backs as he's backing up Ingram and recovering pass-catching back C.J. Spiller.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 9/12/15 12:38pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram may be more involved in the passing game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. Ingram was used more as a receiver during the preseason.

    Huddle Up: Ingram won't leave the field much with C.J. Spiller out against the Cardinals. Ingram is locked in for 20+ touches Sunday. He's a Top 15 RB for Week 1.

  • Max Unger - C
    Posted 9/9/15 9:30am ET

    New Orleans Saints C Max Unger restructured his contract to convert $3 million of his $4.5 million base salary into a signing bonus Wednesday, Sept. 9. It created $1.5 million in cap room.

    Huddle Up: Unger's addition upgrades the Saints line and positions them well as they transition to a more ground-oriented offense. Of course, the additional protection he affords Drew Brees doesn't hurt, either.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB
    Posted 9/9/15 6:34pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

    Huddle Up: No new news here as the free-agent signee is expected to miss his ninth game over the last three seasons when the Saints visit the Cardinals on Sunday. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson will handle the RB duties.

  • Khiry Robinson - RB
    Posted 9/8/15 10:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson could see a larger than expected role in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals with RB C.J. Spiller (knee) not expected to play.

    Huddle Up: Robinson is one of the league's most valuable handcuffs as he's the backup to both Spiller and starter Mark Ingram and should be owned in all leagues.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB
    Posted 9/8/15 10:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller will not play in the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 13, against the Arizona Cardinals as he is recovering from a minor knee surgery, a source said Tuesday, Sept. 8. He is likely to return for Week 2 and beyond.

    Huddle Up: As feared, Spiller will begin the season in a place that's become all-too familiar -- the sideline -- and if that proves to be the only game he misses, his fantasy owners should consider it a gift.

  • Brandon Coleman - WR
    Posted 9/3/15 8:40am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman has impressed QB Drew Brees during training camp and the preseason. The quarterback said Tuesday, Sept. 2, that he has a great comfort level with Coleman.

    Huddle Up: Coleman could be in line for red zone work given his size, and he appears to be the heir to the Saints' "big receiver" role as Marques Colston gets on in years.

  • Dustin Hopkins - PK
    Posted 9/3/15 5:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints PKs Zach Hocker and Dustin Hopkins have kicked well during practice and the preseason games and remain in a close competition for the kicker job. Head coach Sean Payton said the final preseason game will be important for both players.

    Huddle Up: Just in case you're looking to add the usually-n-demand Big Easy kicker.

  • Keenan Lewis - CB
    Posted 9/2/15 1:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis (hip) had hip surgery Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will miss four to six weeks.

    Huddle Up: Lewis, the Saints' top corner, hasn't missed a start in his first two seasons in the Big Easy, but it looks like that is about to change, likely leaving Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux as the starting CBs for at least the first few games. Safeties Jairus Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro also are dealing with injury issues so the Saints' secondary could be a problem spot to open the season.

  • Nick Toon - WR
    Posted 9/1/15 9:54pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WRs Nick Toon, Lance Lewis and R.J. Harris were released Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    Huddle Up: Toon, a fourth-round pick in 2012, never came close to panning out -- even on the pass-happy Saints -- catching only 21 passes for 283 yards and a TD in three seasons. The WR cuts and the tade of Jalen Saunders to the Patriots leaves Brandon Coleman, Joseph Morgan and Josh Morgan as the primary backups to Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks for the time being.

  • Nick Toon - WR
    Posted 8/24/15 9:55am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon (ankle) has a high ankle sprain and could miss as much as two to three weeks, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Rare is the brief absence due to a high ankle sprain, so two to three weeks seems optimistic. The time missed won't help Toon carve out a role in the Saints' changing receiver rotation.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 8/23/15 1:29pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks had four catches for 117 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, in a preseason game against the New England Patriots on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: With Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills no longer in the Big Easy, Cooks is at the front of the line to be Drew Brees' top target, and his rising ADP -- now 37th overall and 15th among WRs -- reflects that.

  • Drew Brees - QB
    Posted 8/22/15 11:12am ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he expects to play at least a quarter against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 22. Head coach Sean Payton has not confirmed his quarterback rotation yet, though.

    Huddle Up: Brees will see his first action of the preseason. He'll likely get in a couple of series before seeing extended playing time in the Saints next preseason game.

  • Mark Ingram - RB
    Posted 8/20/15 5:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram has been featured as a receiver out of the backfield in practices of late.

    Huddle Up: Ingram caught a career-high 29 passes last season -- five more than his first three seasons combined -- and it's a good test run for the RB with C.J. Spiller (knee) currently sidelined. In the long run, it could make Ingram more valuable in PPR leagues than originally thought.

  • Brandon Coleman - WR
    Posted 8/19/15 12:38am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman did not see work in the first half of the opening preseason game, but this week he has been featured in three-receiver sets during practice. Head coach Sean Payton said this week that Coleman did nothing wrong, and the team will work to get him more involved in the second preseason game.

    Huddle Up: The 6-foot-6 second-year undrafted free agent has been pegged as a potential sleeper who could emerge from the Saints' new-look pass-catching corps, and we'll see what he can do with a larger workload after failing to catch either of his two targets in the Saints' preseason opener.

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