Marques Colston Fantasy News

Brees: Saints WR Michael Thomas' improvement 'has been awesome'

Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:13pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

For a young receiver, earning the trust of a future Hall of Fame quarterback is vital. Saints rookie Michael Thomas already gained more than a modicum of confidence from Drew Brees.

"His improvement over these six practices has been awesome," Brees said, via The Times-Picayune. "From Day 1 until now, the same mistakes are not being made. He's on to the next set of challenges, and he's continuing to progress well."

"I gave him a route that we have literally never repped before together," Brees said. "In fact, I don't think we'd ever even talked about it. But I was just in the moment, and he's my guy at that position, so I gave him the signal. He goes and makes the play and ran the route just like I imagined."

The 6-foot-3 receiver was drafted in part to help replace Marques Colston, especially in the red zone. It might not happen out of the gate, but having an early rapport with the starting quarterback is a solid first step towards a productive first campaign. Getting raved about is the cherry on top.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas will likely take over Marques Colston's role which means he'll play about 60-70% of the snaps. Brandin Cooks is locked in as the WR1, while Willie Snead turned in a good first season as the team's WR2. With Coby Fleener bound to soak up targets at tight end, Thomas will have a tough time being fantasy relevant unless he's able to overtake Snead.

Saints release WR Marques Colston

Monday, February 29, 2016, 6:57pm

NOLA.com - [Full Article]

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has been released.

Colston missed three games for the first time since the 2008 season, and caught his lowest number of passes in his career, finishing out his last year with 45 receptions for 520 yards and four touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact:

Brandon Coleman who is a big guy out of Rutgers that has done some good things and I think in many ways is the heir apparent to Marques,” said GM Mickey Loomis, earlier in February. Coleman should absorb a good portion of Colston's targets if the Saints don't make a move at the position. Brandin Cooks (8.1 targets per game) and Willie Snead (6.7) will likely see the bulk of the targets at receiver. Snead is shaping up as a particularly nice sleeper in 8th-10th range in early PPR drafts.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Colston will miss the finale. Brandon Coleman played 51% of the snaps against the Jaguars, catching four passes for 45 yards.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not practice Wednesday.

Drew Brees ACTIVE vs. Jags

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 2:54pm

Saints Inactives
James Anderson LB
Marques Colston WR
Dannell Ellerbe LB
Ryan Seymour G
C.J. Spiller RB
Zach Strief T
Kaleb Eulls DT

Fantasy Impact:

Drew Brees will play today after being a question mark all week. It's a nice matchup for Brees, but he likely isn't 100-percent with a foot issue.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest, questionable) missed practice again Thursday and is questionable for Week 16. If he’s out, Brandon Coleman figures to see the largest jump in playing time.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) missed practice again Thursday. This is a new injury for Colston, so his availability for Sunday is uncertain. If he’s out, Brandon Coleman figures to see the largest jump in playing time.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not practice Wednesday.

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 5:00pm

New Orleans Saints Status Report

PROBABLE
T Terron Armstead (knee), S Jairus Byrd (knee), WR Marques Colston (not injury related), G Jahri Evans (ankle), DT John Jenkins (concussion), T Zach Strief (hip, shoulder)

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (not injury related) missed practice Thursday.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 14.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Saints WR Marques Colston (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 13. Colston is something of a Sneaky Start despite the bad matchup against Carolina since it looks like Willie Snead is out.

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