Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 9/23/18 9:04am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith is active for the team's Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 23. Meredith had been a healthy scratch in Weeks 1 and 2.
Huddle Up: There had been high hopes this summer for Meredith, but he's quickly faded from fantasy radars with back-to-back inactive designations to start the season. He could be a sneaky play, though, today for those who have stuck with him after WRs Michael Thomas and Tedd Ginn and RB Alvin Kamara have accounted for a whopping 77.2 percent of Drew Brees' 79 targets so far.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/23/18 4:06pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 39-of-49 passes for 396 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 win against the Atlanta Falcons and he rushed for two scores.
Huddle Up: Brees single-handedly helped the Saints to a much-needed overtime road victory, rebounding after a below-average performance last week against the Browns. He'll try to keep the good times rolling on the road against the New York Giants in Week 4 in the team's first venture outdoors in 2018.
Ben Watson - TEPosted 9/23/18 4:20pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson hauled in five receptions for 71 yards on six targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: The 37-year-old is proving he still has plenty left in the tank, racking up at least three receptions in each of his three outings with 12 grabs, 134 yards and 15 targets through three games. Still, his lack of scores make him more of a TE2 in most leagues heading into Week 4 against the Giants.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/23/18 4:16pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas managed 10 receptions for 129 yards on 10 targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been a catch machine, posting at least 10 grabs in each of his three games to date while racking up 40 targets with 398 yards and three scores. The best news of all is that Week 3 was his first game of the season without losing a fumble. He'll play his first game of 2018 outdoors when the Saints travel to meet the Giants in Week 4.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 9/23/18 4:09pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 66 yards in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added 15 grabs for 124 yards on 20 targets. No running back had more than 18 targets in a game since the NFL started tracking the stat.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners could complain that Kamara was held out of the end zone, and he hasn't scored since registering three touchdowns in Week 1. However, fantasy owners can't complain too vehemently. He'll look to keep it going in Week 4 on the road against the Giants in the first game of the season outdoors for the Saints.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 9/20/18 3:48pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Ginn probably will be able to play this week as long as he does not suffer any setbacks. He has been targeted 13 times in the first two games and has posted 123 yards and one touchdown. He can be a decent flex option for owners in deeper leagues.
Tre'Quan Smith - WRPosted 9/19/18 11:32am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith will be more involved in the offense going forward if head coach Sean Payton has his way. 'We've got to find ways to get him more touches,' Payton said. 'He's handling our installation. He knows what we're doing game plan-wise. And I think he's ready to prove that.'
Huddle Up: Drew Brees' first reads will almost always be to Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, but the athletic rookie does deserve more attention after only being targeted twice in two games. We know the Saints will be throwing plenty all season, making Smith a worthwhile pickup.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 9/16/18 1:49pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 53 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Kamara has lost some touches to Mike Gillislee but is still a big part of the team's offense. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues next week.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/16/18 1:36pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 28-for-35 for 243 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Brees continues to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite his age. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback next week against the Atlanta Falcons.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 9/16/18 2:00pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught four passes for 55 yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Ginn was not able to reach the end zone this week but did post decent numbers against the Browns. He could be a flex option in some leagues next week against the Atlanta Falcons but is not a must-start player.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/16/18 1:54pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Thomas has recorded 28 catches in the first two weeks and should continue to receive plenty of targets moving forward. He should be a No. 1 wide receiver in all leagues next week against the Atlanta Falcons.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 9/14/18 11:26am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith is still 'getting up to speed' in the offense, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Meredith was unable to participate much during the offseason program or the preseason due to injury, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he was a game-day inactive for at least another week or two. Payton made it clear during the summer he had a plan in place about how he wanted to use Meredith, so owners should keep him stashed if at all possible and near the top of their watch lists if they can't. He should have WR3 upside when he's ready.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 9/14/18 1:02pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Ginn was able to post solid numbers in the Week 1 game and should continue to see a solid amount of targets moving forward. He can be considered a flex option in some fantasy leagues this week because of his big-play ability.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/14/18 12:53pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Thomas continues to be one of the most valuable fantasy receivers in the NFL and will be a weekly No. 1 receiver in all leagues as long as he is healthy.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/13/18 3:11pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Thomas will be fine for Week 2 and will continue to be a focal point in the team's passing game. He should be a No. 1 wide receiver in all fantasy leagues this week.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 9/13/18 3:07pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Ginn looks to have a decent change to play in Week 2 as long as he does not suffer a setback. He is coming off a solid Week 1 performance and could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option for fantasy owners this week.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 9/12/18 3:13pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (illness) did not practice on Wednesday, Sept. 12 due to an illness.
Huddle Up: Thomas is a little green in the gills, but he has a few days to get well before Sunday's battle with the Cleveland Browns. He opened with a gem in the Week 1 shootout with the Bucs, and he remains an obvious WR1 in all fantasy formats against the 0-0-1 Browns.
Austin Carr - WRPosted 9/9/18 6:42am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Austin Carr is expected to be the team's starting slot receiver versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: The 24-year-old former undrafted free agent has only played in one career NFL game and is still looking for his first catch but apparently made enough of an impression on the New Orleans coaching staff to warrant being in the starting lineup. He had six receptions for 75 yards during the preseason and may be worthy of consideration as an inexpensive flier in daily fantasy football formats.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 9/9/18 1:51pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 29 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. He also caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Kamara was the main option at running back and will continue to be while Mark Ingram serves his suspension. Kamara will have a nice matchup next week and can be considered a No. 1 running back in all leagues.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 9/9/18 1:47pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 37-for-45 for 439 yards and three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Brees had to throw a lot during the game because the team was trailing and finished with some fantastic numbers. He continues to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite his age and should be a No. 1 quarterback again next week.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 9/9/18 1:59pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught five passes for 68 yards and one touchdown against the Tampa bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Ginn was coming off a solid 2017 season and continues to be a solid contributor in the Saints passing game. He should have a favorable matchup next week and can be a low-end No. 3 receiver or a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Ben Watson - TEPosted 9/9/18 11:49pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: There will probably be better days ahead for the ageless wonder, although his level of activity in this game should probably be the expectation moving forward. Given the way the Cleveland Browns typically play their safeties, Watson could be in for one of his better games this season in Week 2.
Tre'Quan Smith - WRPosted 8/28/18 3:18am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith has been one of the club's most exciting players in camp, 'routinely making splash plays in both practices and games.' He's exhibited an 'enticing combination of size, speed, hands and big-play ability,' en route to leading the team in catches (11), yards (147) and touchdowns (one) in the preseason.
Huddle Up: With Michael Thomas being the only receiver locked into a position on the depth chart, there's a chance Smith works his way up the ladder to earn significant snaps at the onset of the season. That would mean tremendous value if the 2018 third-round draft pick is regularly lining up alongside Drew Brees. He's worth a late selection in fantasy drafts as a result.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 8/28/18 3:09am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) has recorded zero catches in 48 preseason snaps, which also includes a dropped pass that turned into an interception. He played mostly with the backups in the team's most recent preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Meredith was impressive in his second NFL season two years ago, when he hauled in 66 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns. However, a torn ACL cost him all of last year, and it appears he's still trying to find his footing as he works his way back from that serious injury. While he makes a lot of sense as a sleeper on a high-octane Saints offense, Meredith could easily slip on the depth chart if he doesn't pick up his play.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 8/28/18 6:26pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) is expected to see 'quite a bit of work' in Thursday's preseason finale against the Los Angeles Rams after being handled conservatively throughout training camp as part of the process to ensure no major setbacks in his preparation for the regular season follow ACL surgery last season. 'He's picked it up well. The key is just, he’s a little behind just because of the injury. But he’s moving around real well. He’s a quick learner. He’ll get quite a bit of work (Thursday),' head coach Sean Payton said.
Huddle Up: The lack of snaps and production in the preseason has plummeted Meredith's ADP in recent weeks, but he's still a great late-round stash in all leagues. The former Chicago Bear was signed to assume the Marques Colston "big slot" role in the Saints' offense and there's nothing to suggest that won't still happen once he is up to speed and confident in his knee again. He boasts WR3 upside and possibly more if he can get back to his 2016 form.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 8/25/18 7:50pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed four times for 16 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 36-7 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Kamara will try to build on his incredible rookie campaign, and with Mark Ingram suspended to start the year, he should have no trouble doing just that. He's a top-five option at his position in PPR formats.
Tre'Quan Smith - WRPosted 8/25/18 8:00pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith caught all four of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in a 36-7 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Smith has enjoyed a strong preseason, and Drew Brees has made plenty of receivers useful fantasy options over his career. Smith is worth picking up in dynasty formats at this point.
Jonathan Williams - RBPosted 8/17/18 10:35pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Jonathan Williams saw some work with the first-team offense in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Arizona Cardinals. He had a seven-yard run and a 19-yard rush behind the first-teamers, but he appeared to miss a blitz pickup in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Williams has had a couple of decent performances in the preseason, as he challenges veterans Shane Vereen and Terrance West for the third running back job behind Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Unless one of the stars in the top two spots go down, whomever wins the No. 3 job is still not terribly useful from a fantasy perspective.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 8/17/18 10:38pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) was able to make his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 17, against the Arizona Cardinals. He was only targeted once and failed to catch the pass right at it which was intercepted after it bounced into the air. He wasn't happy with his performance, but felt good as he makes his final steps in his recovery. 'It felt great,' Meredith said. 'Just getting out there, getting in the groove of things.'
Huddle Up: Meredith suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL in a preseason game last August as a member of the Chicago Bears. He played the entire first half and didn't show any ill effects of his injury. If he can regain his form and build up his stamina, he has WR3 upside while working with Drew Brees and the high-octane New Orleans offense.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 8/15/18 10:25am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, but did not participate in team drills.
Huddle Up: It's unclear what has been bothering Meredith, but it doesn't seem to be serious since he was on the practice field today. Monitor his status, but he has WR3 upside in one of the best passing offenses in the NFL.
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