Saints Fantasy News

Saints WR Willie Snead plays minimal role in first week back

Monday, October 16, 2017, 2:32pm

Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

Willie Snead played just 21 of 71 offensive snaps (30 percent) and finished the game with one catch for 11 yards on three targets.

Now, there's no reason to think this will be the norm for Snead. Coaches wanted to see Sunday how he handled his workload after missing three games due to suspension and then a fourth with a lingering hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

The Saints didn't commit to Snead immediately returning to his feature role the story said. We felt it was best to take a wait and see approach with Snead before putting him in lineups. At this point, owners may want to continue to wait until the snaps number increase. The Saints were also focused on running the ball.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Saints TE Josh Hill (concussion) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Snead should make his return this week. New Orleans plays in the early round of games on Sunday.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Saints RB Trey Edmunds (concussion) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Adam Schefter reported that Stafford is expected to play in a great matchup against the Saints.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:04pm

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) has been deemed questionable for Week 6. If he does play, it's expected he'll be eased back into the offense. He's our No. 34 ranked WR for the week.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:04pm

Even though he's practiced in full all week long, Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) was hit with the questionable tag. This is a situation to monitor Sunday morning. Stafford is currently ranked as our No. 22 QB in a good matchup versus the Saints.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Saints TE Josh Hill (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. HC Sean Payton said that Snead is 100%, yet he was still limited on Wednesday. Either way, he’s on track to make his season debut against the Lions. He has a nice matchup with CB Quandary Diggs.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Saints RB Trey Edmunds (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Saints TE Josh Hill (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. HC Sean Payton said that Snead is 100%, yet he was still limited on Wednesday. Either way, he’s on track to make his season debut against the Lions. He has a nice matchup with CB Quandary Diggs.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Saints RB Trey Edmunds (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Saints Beat: RB Alvin Kamara ran Adrian Peterson out of town

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 3:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Clearly the Saints decided that they didn’t have much use for RB Adrian Peterson since they preferred the more versatile duo of veteran Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara and wanted to get both of them on the field as much as possible.

Sean Payton hinted recently that the Saints might not have signed Peterson if they had known they were going to draft Kamara in the third round -- or, at least, that the vision for Peterson wouldn’t have been the same.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, it's overstating things, but Kamara's bust-out game in Week 4 in London certainly helped things along. Ingram and Kamara will see more snaps as a result of Peterson leaving, but keep in mind Peterson wasn't getting a lot of time anyway.

Saints trade RB Adrian Peterson to Cardinals

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:12pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The New Orleans Saints are trading veteran running back Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported according to a source informed of the deal.

Related players: Chris Johnson, Andre Ellington, Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara

Fantasy Impact:

Chris Johnson was subsequently released, so Peterson should slide right into the Arizona RB1 role and get the 10-15 carries that he's been asking for from the Saints. The Cardinals have really struggled to run the ball (2.6 YPC, 52 rushing yards per game, both lowest in the league), and there's no guarantee that Peterson will be able to turn that around since he has averaged just 2.4 YPC in his last 64 carries with the Vikings and Saints. He's not a pass-catcher, so Andre Ellington's fantasy value should remain unchanged. As for the Saints, the move creates more opportunity for Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, who should split Peterson's workload, such that it was.

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