Drew Brees - QBPosted 2/21/18 9:19pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' representatives are expected to meet with the team at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine 'to try to hammer out what is potentially a short-term deal,' according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It is expected that the two sides find 'common ground' on deal that will fall between $20 million and $25 million annually.
Huddle Up: Brees has already stated his desired to remain with the Saints, whom he wants to end his career with, so this isn't a surprise. The future Hall-of-Fame quarterback is still very much at the top of his game after registering a 103.9 passer rating last season. He ultimately finished with 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, while completing an NFL-record 72 percent of his passes. He's a no-brainer QB1.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 2/16/18 7:48am ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees would become an unrestricted free agent March 14 if he doesn't reach a new deal. The final three contract years would void at the start of the new league year, and the Saints will have to pay $18 million worth of signing bonus prorated on this year's salary cap in addition to whatever salary they end up paying Brees for 2018.
Huddle Up: Brees' touchdowns took a big hit from 37 to 23 due to the running-game surge. He also threw for almost 1,000 fewer yards. You can expect those numbers to improve a little bit, and he falls right on the edge of that upper-tier fantasy quarterback.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 2/3/18 6:24pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was named the 2017 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: Kamara exploded on to the scene in 2017, leading all running backs in receiving yards and leading the league with 6.1 yards per rush. He should be a PPR monster again in 2018 and a RB1 candidate in all formats.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/31/18 11:41pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is expected to sign a one- or two-year contract to return to the team, in the opinion of ESPN's Mike Triplett.
Huddle Up: Brees is apparently cut from the same cloth as Tom Brady and willing to keep his contact demands reasonable in an attempt to win another ring. Now 39, Brees remains one of the NFL's top quarterbacks, though the emergence of a powerful running game led to his worst statistical showing since he left San Diego after the 2005 season. He looks like more of a midrange QB1 moving forward.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/16/18 1:24pm ET
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees said he does not plan to test the free-agent market. 'I'll be [in New Orleans] as long as they'll have me, hopefully,' Brees said.
Huddle Up: Brees' love and passion for the Saints and the city of New Orleans is well documented and well founded. Even at 39 years old, Brees is one of the most elite quarterbacks in the NFL. He remains a QB1 heading into 2018.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/15/18 10:08pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said following the team's Divisional Round loss opposite the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 14, that he expects the club to re-sign him. He believes the Saints are entering 'a window of time here where we can really make a run at it' and expects to be part of that effort, adding that he is 'excited for the future of Saints football.'
Huddle Up: Brees is coming off yet another masterful campaign that saw him take back the NFL record for highest completion percentage in a single season (72 percent), en route to throwing for 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and only eight interceptions while leading the Saints to their first playoff berth in four years. There's no question the future Hall-of-Famer has something left in the tank, and thus, he'll remain one of the top QB1 options going into next year.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 1/14/18 5:34pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. racked up eight receptions for 72 yards on 11 targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Ginn had a productive season, posting 53 grabs for 787 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season. He hasn't lost anything in the speed department, either, even at 32 years of age. Ginn could head into 2018 as a decent complementary receiver to Michael Thomas, serving as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in seasonal play yet again.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 1/14/18 5:33pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas went for seven receptions, 85 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Thomas shined in the stunning playoff loss, but the Saints came up just short on a Vikings touchdown on the final play of the game. He will be back in 2018 as a legitimate WR1 in all fantasy formats.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 1/14/18 5:32pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram ran 10 times for just 25 yards in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14, and he added one grab for three yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: Ingram went out with a whimper in the team's stunning playoff loss. He had a nice season, but he had to share the load with Alvin Kamara, who quickly emerged as a star in the New Orleans backfield. As such, Ingram's fantasy outlook is a little bit murky going into 2018, as he is likely to split carries at best, and could be a reserve at worst.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 1/14/18 5:32pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 11 times for 43 yards in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14. He did post four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Kamara was amazing in 2017, rising from third-round pick and understudy to Mark Ingram, to stud in all formats and potential first-round fantasy pick in 2018.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/14/18 5:31pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 25 of his 40 pass attempts for 294 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: It was a crushing loss or Brees and the Saints, who went ahead in the final second only to be beaten on a crazy touchdown on the game's final play. Brees proved this season he still has plenty left in the tank and remains a QB1 in all fantasy formats heading into 2018.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/10/18 5:34pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees recorded his seventh 300-yard passing effort in the playoffs for his career in the team's Wild Card Round game Sunday, Jan. 7, passing retired QBs Kurt Warner, Joe Montana and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for the third-most such performances all-time. He still trails retired QB Peyton Manning (nine) and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (12) in that category.
Huddle Up: Brees was outstanding in last week's win over the Panthers, dicing up their defense for 376 yards and a pair of touchdowns while completing nearly 70 percent of his passes. Of course, he'll have a tougher matchup this time around, not just due to it be on the road, but also because he'll be squaring off with the defense that was ranked No. 1 during the regular season. Even so, look for Brees to still churn out a worthwhile performance for owners.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 1/7/18 5:44pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. posted four receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 7. The big play was an 80-yard touchdown against his former team.
Huddle Up: Ginn continues to have blinding speed and he got behind his former teammates for a big play. He'll be counted upon for more fireworks in the NFC Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings in a difficult matchup.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 1/7/18 5:43pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted eight receptions for 131 yards on nine targets in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Thomas was bothered by a hamstring injury practice this week, but that certainly didn't look like a problem since he turned in a season high in yardage. He'll again be an important cog in the offense next week in a difficult matchup on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 1/7/18 5:42pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed nine times for just 22 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers while adding one grab for 13 yards.
Huddle Up: Ingram had success this season in the run game, but the Panthers were determined to stop both he and Alvin Kamara from having big game. He'll look to get on track against the Minnesota Vikings in another tough matchup in the NFC Divisional Round next weekend.
Alvin Kamara - RBPosted 1/7/18 5:42pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 10 times for just 23 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers, but he was able to score a touchdown while also adding a 10-yard reception.
Huddle Up: The Panthers were determined to stop Kamara, Mark Ingram and the run game, but they forgot to do their work on pass defense. Kamara faces another tough matchup next weekend in Minnesota.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/7/18 5:18pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 23-of-33 passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: The Saints had success on the ground this season, with Brees doing less and less, but this was all about the quarterback with Carolina stacking the box trying to stop the run game. Brees and the Saints move on to face the Minnesota Vikings on the road next weekend.
Josh Hill - TEPosted 1/7/18 5:45pm ET
New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill posted three grabs for 49 yards and a touchdown on four targets in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Hill stepped up his game and gave Drew Brees another legitimate target. That's going to be huge heading into next week's Divisional Round Game against the Minnesota Vikings, and Hill is a sneaky sleeper in postseason fantasy pools and DFS play.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 1/5/18 1:23pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and has been removed from the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Thomas had success against the Carolina Panthers during the regular season and should be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues this week.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 1/5/18 6:34pm ET
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram had a career-high 1,540 yards from scrimmage this season and would have become a free agent had he been named a first-team All-Pro selection. His contract now expires in 2019.
Huddle Up: Ingram and teammate Alvin Kamara became a dynamic duo for fantasy owners this season, and both backs will warrant RB1 consideration next year. In the meantime, Ingram should be a strong DFS play against the Carolina Panthers in this weekend's playoff matchup. In two meetings with the Panthers in the regular season, Ingram logged a combined 208 total yards and a score.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 1/4/18 1:53pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Thomas should be a big part of the passing game against the Carolina Panthers and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 1/3/18 2:26pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Thomas will be ready to play in the Wild Card game but probably will be limited during practice this week. He posted 157 yards and two touchdowns in his two regular season games against the Carolina Panthers this season and should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 1/3/18 7:14pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has a quarterback rating of 100.7 in 11 career playoff games. Overall, he's completed 306-of-464 passes (66 percent) for 3,539 yards, while also throwing for 24 touchdowns compared to only six interceptions in his postseason career.
Huddle Up: Clearly, Brees has been tremendous in playoff outings throughout his brilliant career, and with this track record, the future Hall-of-Famer looks like the best QB1 option to roll with in DFS formats on Wild Card weekend. While he might be the most expensive player at his position, Brees' consistency in January and beyond merits the investment.
Mark Ingram - RBPosted 1/1/18 9:18pm ET
New Orleans Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara became the first running back duo in NFL history to each have at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season.
Huddle Up: Ingram finished fifth in the NFL in rushing this season with 1,124 yards, while Kamara registered 728 yards on the ground, but on just 120 rush attempts, giving him the highest yards-per-carry mark (6.1) in the league out of all qualified running backs. He also led all players at his position with 826 receiving yards. They should remain upper echelon options in fantasy throughout the postseason.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 12/29/17 4:14pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Thomas was able to have a solid Week 16 performance despite the injury and should receive his normal workload this week. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 12/28/17 3:55pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Thomas was able to play in Week 16 despite the injury and appears to be on track to play this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been a solid fantasy contributor this season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver this week.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 12/27/17 2:44pm ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Thomas has a tremendous matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so it would be a shame for him to miss such an opportunity. He's scored three times in his last four games, averaging about 10 targets in those contests. Deploy him as a WR1 assuming he plays.
Drew Brees - QBPosted 12/27/17 8:02pm ET
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees became the third quarterback in NFL history -- joining retired QBs Peyton Manning (71,940) and Brett Favre (71,838) -- to throw for 70,000 passing yards in his career after his performance in the club's Week 16 game Sunday, Dec. 24, versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Remarkably, Brees has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in all 12 of his years with the Saints, and based on how good he's looked this season, it's safe to say he still has more left in the tank. As a result, he'll still be a higher-end QB1 next year when he remains under center in New Orleans.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 12/24/17 6:50am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is considered 50-50 to play in Week 16's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Thomas was added to the injury report with a hamstring issue late in the week and is listed as questionable. A decision on whether or not he will be active will be made following pregame warmups. He is worth starting in fantasy lineups if he is cleared to play but if he is deactivated, expect WRs Ted Ginn Jr. and Willie Snead and RB Alvin Kamara to see additional targets this afternoon.
Michael Thomas - WRPosted 12/24/17 8:53am ET
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Thomas was added to the injury report this weekend, so it is not known if the injury will limit him in any way. He should still be a starting option in all leagues, but owners may want to lower their expectations.
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