Josh Hill - TEPosted 12/16/14 1:09am ET
New Orleans Saints reserve TE Josh Hill caught 2 passes for 15 yards, accounting for two of Drew Brees' three TD passes Monday, Dec. 15 in a 31-15 win over the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Hill stole the fantasy thunder from Jimmy Graham who led the team with five catches for 87 yards on seven targets but failed to catch a scoring pass for the third straight week.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/16/14 2:32pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the romp over the Chicago Bears in Week 15 Monday, Dec. 15. He went 29-for-36 and reached the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth straight season.
Huddle Up: If Brees didn't cost you in Week 14 (235 yards, 1 TD), he came through with a vintage performance Monday night and another could be in store Sunday against the woeful Falcons' D.
Joseph Morgan - WRPosted 12/9/14 4:08pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan has been waived Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Saints are starting to clean house in the midst of their disappointing 5-8 season, and Morgan, who earlier last month served a team-mandated two-game disciplinary suspension, has been shown the door. The reserve WR had four catches for 92 yards this season.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 12/1/14 9:10am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills hauled in five passes for a career-high 162 yards in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a 69-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: It took a week for Stills to get there, but when Brandin Cooks went down with a season-ending injury this is what we were expecting. As per usual, the Saints are flush with wide receiver talent--though of course having Drew Brees throwing to them makes everyone look a little better.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 12/1/14 9:10am ET
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham did not have any receptions in Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he was not even targeted once. Graham targeted the two safeties for Pittsburgh, FS Will Allen and SS Troy Polamalu, for breaking his crossing routes. 'Usually (defenders) wait until I break,' Graham said Sunday, Nov. 30. '(Polamalu and Allen) are smart players. I can tell that they're watching a lot of film and looking at tendencies and formations and splits.'
Huddle Up: Have the Steelers provided a blueprint for taking Graham away from the Saints? They didn't win the game, and gave up 162 yards to Kenny Stills in the process, so it may not be a popular blueprint. However, it does prove that Graham is fallible--and for many fantasy owners banking on Graham's usual double-digit points, at the worst possible time of the fantasy season.
Khiry Robinson - RBPosted 12/1/14 8:56pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), who is expected to return in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, is expected to be eased back into the backfield, especially since RB Mark Ingram has done well in a leading role. RB Pierre Thomas also returned a week ago. Ingram rushed 23 times for 122 yards in the Week 13 win, which was his fourth 100-yard game with Robinson out. Robinson was running well before he was hurt, and his 5.2 yards per carry rank second in the league if he was eligible.
Huddle Up: Hard to believe but Robinson has missed the last 6 games, and he figures to get no more than 3-5 touches a game spelling the productive Ingram down the stretch.
Khiry Robinson - RBPosted 11/28/14 8:28pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) has been ruled out for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Pierre Thomas will be the second running back behind Mark Ingram again this week. Ingram will see most of the carries but Thomas will get snaps on passing downs like he did last week.
Khiry Robinson - RBPosted 11/27/14 5:47pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Robinson remains out with an injury that's developed into a quite an issue as he's on the verge of missing a sixth straight game. Meanwhile, the team's other three backs practiced Thursday, leaving Robinson as the forgotten man.
Nick Toon - WRPosted 11/25/14 3:45pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon saw the bulk of the snaps in WR Brandin Cooks' (thumb) absence in Week 12 Monday, Nov. 24, although WR Joseph Morgan was the big-play threat, making plays of 67 and 62 yards.
Huddle Up: Toon did draw five targets to Morgan's one in the passing game and finished with three catches for 42 yards, but he's a deep-league option at best right now.
Khiry Robinson - RBPosted 11/24/14 7:41pm ET
The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Khiry Robinson, WR Robert Meachem, DL Brandon Deaderick, LB Kyle Knox, OT Nick Becton, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste and CB Terrence Frederick inactive for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Robinson will miss a fifth straight game, leaving the RB chores to Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet, while Meachem won't be part of the Saints' reconfigured WR rotation which is playing its first game without the injured Brandin Cooks.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/22/14 5:59pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Saturday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Monday night's tilt with the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Khiry Robinson is out for the game, so Thomas will be the No. 2 back behind Mark Ingram. Ingram will get the majority of snaps but Thomas will see some time on passing downs. He's a flier flex play in deeper PPR leagues this week.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/20/14 6:36pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Thomas has missed the last four games, but he said there's a chance that he plays in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: The Saints could use a timely return by Thomas as fellow RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring) missed practice for a second straight day Thursday.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 11/18/14 6:25pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (wrist) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Way-too early end to a strong first season for the first-round pick who ranks second on the team in receptions (53), receiving yards and (550) and TD catches (3). Kenny Stills, Marques Colston and Robert Meachem should get more looks in his absence.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 11/17/14 11:59am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (thumb) will miss two to four weeks due to a broken thumb.
Huddle Up: That's a major kink in the game plan for the struggling Saints. The rookie has been electric in home games and already is a preferred target for Drew Brees.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 11/17/14 2:06pm ET
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (thumb) underwent thumb surgery Monday, Nov. 17, and could miss four to six weeks.
Huddle Up: That means Cooks would return in Week 16 at the earliest. It's going to be hard for fantasy owners to keep Cooks around unless they have deep rosters. Kenny Stills should be picked up in all leagues. He'll benefit the most from Cooks being out.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 11/17/14 3:12pm ET
New Orleans Saints WRs Robert Meachem and Joe Morgan will likely be asked to play more with WR Brandin Cooks (thumb) out for an extended period. WR Kenny Stills is likely to have a much bigger role in the offense, as well.
Huddle Up: Stills will see the biggest fantasy bump. He should be added in all leagues this week with Cooks likely done for the regular season.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/15/14 12:25am ET
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: That'll make four straight games missed for the duo, meaning another bright green light and heavy workload for Mark Ingram on Sunday against the visiting Bengals.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/14/14 12:13am ET
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (shoulder, rib) and Khiry Robinson (arm) were both absent from practice again Thursday, Nov. 13. Both players are long shots to play in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Thomas did some individual work Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Hard to believe that both backs are on the verge of missing their fourth straight game. In the meantime, it's been a fantasy boon for the fantasy owners of Mark Ingram who's notched three straight 100-yard rushing games.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 11/13/14 12:16am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Ingram is dealing with a shoulder injury but he'll be good to go against the Bengals on Sunday. Ingram is a RB2 once again this week versus Cincinnati.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/7/14 12:26am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (shoulder, ribs) was held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 6, and is questionable for the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas and fellow RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), who have both missed the Saints' last 2 games, were held out of practice for a second straight day, increasing the likelihood that they'll miss another contest Sunday. See if Friday brings any status changes.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/7/14 6:32pm ET
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and have been been ruled out for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Thomas and Robinson will both miss a third straight game, meaning there will be a continued reliance on Mark Ingram, who's 56 total touches over the last 2 games. Travaris Cadet will also be involved in the passing game.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 11/5/14 9:01pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Ingram is in no danger of missing Sunday's game. With Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson still nursing injuries, Ingram is a strong RB2 this week against San Francisco.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/31/14 12:15am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram carried the ball a career-high 30 times for 100 yards and two TDs and added a 10-yard reception Thursday, Oct. 30 in a 28-10 road win over the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Four days after ripping the Packers for 172 yards and a TD on 24 attempts, Ingram became the first Saints' RB to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances since Deuce MacAllister in 2006. He now has 6 rushing scores on the season and has reached double-digit fantasy points in 4 of his 5 games on the year.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 10/30/14 7:46pm ET
New Orleans Saints RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) are both inactive in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet will shoulder the RB duties against the disappointing Carolina defense.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 10/29/14 6:45pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: As expected, Thomas will miss a second straight game, leaving the Thursday-night RB load to Mark Ingram, Travaris Cadet and, possibly, Khiry Robinson.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 10/28/14 5:18pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28. Graham said he still expects to play.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Graham will be out there at something less than 100 percent Thursday night in Charlotte, but you pretty much have to roll with him no matter what given his propensity for scoring grabs as he displayed on his 22-yard TD catch in Week 8.
Khiry Robinson - RBPosted 10/28/14 8:01pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Robinson figures to miss a second straight game, ensuring another big workload for Mark Ingram, who has earned it in any case with his career-high 172 rushing yards in Week 8.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 10/28/14 8:01pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Much like teammate Khiry Robinson, it looks like Thomas will miss a second straight game, meaning there will be a continued pass-catching role for Travaris Cadet, who's had a combined 10 receptions for 91 yards over the last 2 games.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/28/14 11:53pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he is a little sore after a career-high 24 carries in Week 8 but added that he will be ready to carry a heavy load again in the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: If given a similar workload -- and he should with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas expected to be out again -- Ingram should find room to run Thursday night against a Carolina D which surrenders the third most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 10/27/14 9:21am ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram carried 23 times for a career-high 168 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Ingram benefitted from both Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas being out of the lineup as well as a game in which the Saints took a lead and were able to run clock by running the ball. While Ingram has been effective all season long, once the other Saints backs return it will likely be a frustrating hydra-head of a fantasy backfield.
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