Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 10/18/18 2:21pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Oct. 18, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Cameron Meredith and Tre'Quan Smith probably will receive more targets in the passing game with Ginn sidelined. Both players should be owned in leagues because of the Saints offensive scheme and could be flex options against favorable matchups.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 10/18/18 2:44pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Meredith may receive more targets in the passing game with Ted Ginn Jr. sidelined. He is coming off a solid Week 5 performance but is facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense this week. He could be a flex option in some leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 10/17/18 4:12pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Meredith caught five passes for 71 yards in his last game and could have a bigger role if Ted Ginn Jr. is not able to play. He will have a tough matchup in Week 7 but could be a flex option in some leagues.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 10/17/18 4:02pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Owners should know more about Ginn's status later in the week. He has posted decent numbers so far this season, He would be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense if he plays and could be benched because of his uncertain status.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 10/15/18 9:07am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's nine offensive touches in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins were a byproduct of the team's several explosive plays in that game and not a reduced role, according to head coach Sean Payton, who expects more balance between Kamara and Mark Ingram going forward.
Huddle Up: Kamara's reduced role in Week 5 sent quite a few owners into a bit of a panic, but the expectation moving forward should be that he sees a few more touches in every game than Ingram. The second-year back should have little issue performing at an RB1 level the rest of the way, so owners should leave him locked into lineups for the remainder of the season.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 10/13/18 6:20pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) said 'every week has been an improvement' as he returns from knee surgery, and he is just trying to make the most of the opportunities when they arise.
Huddle Up: Meredith saw a season-high in catches, targets and yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 5 with Ted Ginn out of action, and his best could be yet to come as he continues his recovery. He's someone to keep an eye on if you need help at receiver.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 10/8/18 8:01pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26-of-29 passes for 363 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8, and he became the No. 1 quarterback in NFL history in terms of career passing yardage.
Huddle Up: Brees continues to get it done at a high level, and he misfired on just three of his attempts on a record night. He even completed a pass to himself in the game on a deflection. He can join Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning in the 500 touchdown club in Baltimore next week with one more TD pass.
Tre'Quan Smith - WRPosted 10/8/18 8:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith rolled up three receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Sean Payton finally kicked off the training wheels and let Smith show what he can do, and he showed off his speed. His 62-yard touchdown was the score which sent Drew Brees over the hump for the NFL's all-time passing yardage record. Smith will be a hot property off of the waiver wire this week, and it's hard to imagine Smith falling back behind Ted Ginn when he returns from injury.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 10/8/18 8:30pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed six times for 24 yards in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8 and he added three receptions for 15 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: That's not exactly what Kamara's fantasy owners were expecting, especially on a night when the Saints dropped 43 points on the Redskins. The return of Mark Ingram from a four-game suspension was expected to take some touches away from Kamara, but Ingram had two scores and a total of 18 touches while Kamara took a backseat and was unproductive when in there. Fantasy owners of Kamara hope it's just a one-game thing. He'll look to bounce back in Baltimore in Week 6.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/8/18 8:25pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8. He also had two receptions for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: Ingram was back after a four-game suspension for PEDs, and he didn't exhibit any signs of rust whatsoever. His return limited Alvin Kamara to six rushes and a total of nine touches, which can't make his fantasy owners happy on a night when the Saints threw up 43 points. Ingram is a RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Josh Hill - TEPosted 10/8/18 8:44pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill finished with two receptions, 24 yards and a touchdown on two targets in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Hill didn't have as many catches or yards as Benjamin Watson (4-30-0), but he was the guy who was able to find the end zone. Both players are only worth considering as very low-end TE2 options in the very deepest of fantasy leagues. The Saints travel to meet the Ravens in Week 7 after the bye.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 10/8/18 8:36pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted four receptions for 74 yards on five targets in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Thomas was overshadowed by Tre'Quan Smith (3-111-2) in this one, and Cameron Meredith was also busier (5-71-0) with Ted Ginn sidelined. As such, Thomas and his fantasy owners might be disappointed that he didn't have a bigger night in a game which saw the Saints go for 43 points. Thomas will look for bigger numbers in Baltimore in Week 7.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 10/6/18 12:49pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 6 and he has been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: With Ginn sidelined, Cameron Meredith might slide up to start alongside Michael Thomas with Tre'Quan Smith and Austin Carr perhaps seeing more targets as well.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 10/6/18 12:52pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) was limited in practice Saturday, Oct. 6, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 5 game with the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Meredith might draw the start in place of the injured Ted Ginn, so he might be a decent streaming option for those dealing with byes or injury issues.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 10/6/18 1:11pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Saturday, Oct. 6, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Kamara faces a tough matchup on the ground, as Washington ranks seventh in the NFL in rushing defense allowing just 90.7 yards per game with two touchdowns. Of course, Kamara is also a threat through the air, and with Ted Ginn Jr. sidelined, Kamara could see even more targets on Monday.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/6/18 1:51pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram was officially activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 6 and the team cut RB Mike Gillislee to make room.
Huddle Up: Ingram served as four-game suspension without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He will return to give New Orleans one of the best one-two punches in the NFL. Treat Ingram as an RB3 or flex fantasy forward with the potential for more as he knocks off the rust.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 10/6/18 10:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas are tied for the league lead with 10 receptions inside the 20 - three more than any other player.
Huddle Up: Only 21 players across the league had 10 or more catches inside the red zone last year, so the fact teammates are at that mark after four games speaks to how proficient and pass-heavy the Saints have been so far. It's also a big reason why both players rank the top their respective positions in PPR leagues. While Mark Ingram's return figures to curb how active they have been near the end zone up to this point, both players could easily hold their current spots atop the fantasy leaderboard all season long.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 10/4/18 4:22pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: This is just the Saints managing Kamara's reps during the week, as the former Tennessee product should be perfectly fine for the team's upcoming Monday Night Football matchup at home opposite the Redskins. Even with Mark Ingram coming back from suspension, Kamara will remain an obvious RB1.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 10/4/18 4:16pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: This appears to be the same knee issue Meredith dealt with going into last week's contest. He ultimately played and enjoyed his best outing thus far as a Saint, hauling in three of four targets for 32 yards. Meredith has the potential to be a regular force in New Orleans' potent offense but owners must monitor his health first throughout the week.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 10/4/18 4:30pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was absent from practice on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: The veteran Ginn was just being rested here as the club works to manage his reps. He'll be available for New Orleans' home date with the Redskins on Monday Night Football this week, but he's someone to really only consider deploying in the deepest leagues. In his last game, Ginn failed to haul in any of his three targets.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/2/18 10:55am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is back after serving a four-game suspension to open the season. 'We'll have to figure out the balance (between Ingram and RB Alvin Kamara,' Payton said Tuesday, Oct. 2. 'It'll be good for us offensively to have (Ingram) back.'
Huddle Up: One would think that the Saints will try to replicate last season's smashing backfield success when Ingram led the team in rushing (1,124 yards on 230 attempts to Kamara's 728 yards on 120 carries) while the then-rookie Kamara was the preferred pass-catcher (81 receptions for 826 yards on 100 targets to Ingram's 58-416 on 71 targets). But this is a different team and different season, and Kamara, who's off to a scorching sophomore start as fantasy's No. 1 RB in both standard and PPR scoring, certainly looks to be capable of handling more of the lead-back workload. That said, Ingram is rested and ready along with the fantasy GMs who have him stashed on the bench, so plug him in as a high-upside RB2/flex play this week and see what happens.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 10/1/18 8:14pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is the first player in NFL history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards through his first 20 career games.
Huddle Up: Kamara will get a chance to show his skills in front of a national audience on Monday night in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins. He continues to show why he was a top fantasy target on draft day.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 9/30/18 8:24pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 19 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns and caught five passes for 47 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants in Week 4.
Huddle Up: The impending return of Mark Ingram will eat into Kamara's touches a bit going forward, but he's still a high-end RB1 heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Washington Redskins.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/30/18 8:43pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught all four of his targets for 47 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Thomas and the entire passing attack had an off day, but look for him to return to his WR1 ways in a home contest against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/30/18 8:35pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of his 32 passes for 217 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Brees had a rare outing without a touchdown, but you can expect him to bounce back in Week 5 when he takes on the Washington Redskins in the Superdome.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 9/28/18 1:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 28, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 4 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Kamara is ready to roll against the Giants in the team's first outdoor game of 2018. He is searching for his first touchdown since Week 1, and he has racked up just 141 yards (3.8 yards per carry) through three games. However, he has been amazing in the pass game, posting 30 grabs for 289 yards and one score. Despite his average rushing numbers, he remains a bona fide RB1 in all formats.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/28/18 8:30pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has caught 38 of his 40 targets this year, and his 95 percent catch rate is the highest mark of any player with at least 38 catches since the NFL began tracking targets in 1992.
Huddle Up: Thomas is currently on pace for more than 200 receptions, and while this level of production is unsustainable, he has entrenched himself as a must-start WR1 heading into a Week 4 matchup with the New York Giants.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 9/27/18 3:36pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Meredith caught his only target in Week 3 and recorded a touchdown but is not a big part of the passing game at this time. Owners should avoid him until he is able to post better numbers.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 9/27/18 3:29pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Ginn was held to only 12 yards last week but still has recorded two touchdowns in the first three games. He is a risky option for owners because of his boom-or-bust play but can still be at least a flex option in leagues this week.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 9/27/18 3:28pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Kamara should receive his normal workload in Week 4 and has been one of the top performers in point-per-reception leagues. He can continue to be seen as a No. 1 running back even with Mark Ingram returning soon.
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