Saints Fantasy News

Saints WR Brandon Coleman out vs. Vikings

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:03pm

Saints Inactives
WR Brandon Coleman
RB Jonathan Williams
DE Kasim Edebali
C Cameron Tom
TE John Phillips
T Bryce Harris
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad

Related players: Willie Snead

Fantasy Impact:

Coleman is dealing with a neck injury and won't go today. It should mean more work for Willie Snead, but it's a tough matchup against the Vikings.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Rudolph has been playing with an ankle injury for the last few games but looks to be close to 100 percent. The Saints are No. 11 in TE aFPA.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Saints TE Michael Hoomanawanui (back) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Saints WR Brandon Coleman (neck, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. Willie Snead should see an increase in snaps against a tough Vikings pass defense.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Saints QB Taysom Hill (illness, questionable) missed practice Friday and is questionable for Week 19.

Saints WR Brandon Coleman (neck) ruled OUT vs. Vikings

Friday, January 12, 2018, 5:40pm

Josh Katzenstein - [Full Article]

The Saints will be without Coleman this week due to a neck issue. He missed all week of practice.

Fantasy Impact:

Coleman's absence will open up snaps and, potentially, targets for Tommylee Lewis and Willie Snead. We have them both ranked in the early-30s at the WR position, so you can look to them as potential WR3s or FLEX options.

Ravens noncommittal about RB Alex Collins

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11:10am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Alex Collins proved to be the biggest surprise of the Baltimore Ravens this season, going from the practice squad in Week 1 to the NFL's 11th-leading rusher.

But Ravens coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal when asked whether Collins earned the right to be the starter for next season or if Baltimore will look to upgrade.

"I'm looking to upgrade everything. You know that's how I'm going to answer the question," Harbaugh said. "Alex Collins has proven the fact that he can be a very good back in this league."

Collins isn't seen as a workhorse back by Baltimore. The Ravens never gave him the ball more than 20 times in a game (compared to Todd Gurley and Leonard Fournette, who combined to do so 12 times) because they didn't want to wear down a smaller frame back like Collins. There are also other issues with ball security (four fumbles) and catching the ball (three drops).

The Ravens could just be keeping their options open at running back, especially in the draft. Baltimore hasn't selected a running back in the first three rounds since Bernard Pierce in 2012, and the team could be kicking itself after passing on Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt last year.

Fantasy Impact:

Collins averaged 4.59 YPC, which was No. 4 in the league among running backs with at least 200 carries. If the Ravens don't make a big move at running back, Collins will likely hold draft value in the fourth or fifth round.

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3:31pm

Saints Inactives

Austin Carr WR
Kasim Edebali LB
John Fullington OG
Al-Quadin Muhammad DE
John Phillips TE
Cameron Tom C
Jonathan Williams RB

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday. Newton compiled 350 passing yards and 67 rushing yards in two games against the Saints this year. He accounted for 3 total touchdowns (1 rushing) and 3 picks in those two meetings.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took full practice reps all week. Olsen didn’t play in either meeting against the Saints this year, but was targeted seven times in both games against New Orleans in 2016. His injured foot may be an issue on the turf in the Superdome.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Saints TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Saints TE Josh Hill (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Thomas will be out there against Carolina. In two meetings with the Panthers this season, Thomas has 12 total catches for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 targets. He’s our No. 1 receiver this week.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 18. Funchess will continue to play through he shoulder injury. He has only caught 6 passes for 78 yards on 14 targets in his last three games. In two meetings with the Saints this season, he has 8 catches for 118 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (back) took full practice reps again Friday. Stewart should be back in the fold after missing Week 17. In two meetings with the Saints this season, Stewart has carried the ball 23 times for 102 yards (4.43 YPC) and a touchdown.

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