Saints Fantasy News

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. He’ll line up in the slot against Kenny Vaccaro or P.J. Williams, who represent the best matchups of the Saints cornerbacks. Crowder has 13 catches for 199 yards on 24 targets over the past two weeks. Considering he averaged 5.0 targets per game in the first six weeks, Washington is making a significant effort to get him the ball.

Washington WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle) and TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) both OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:09pm

John Keim - [Full Article]

Washington will be without the services of Reed and Pryor in Week 11 when they take on the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact:

Pryor hasn't been much of a factor all season for Washington and Reed hasn't played since Week 8. Jamison Crowder is our top-ranked Washington WR and Vernon Davis is a top-6 ranked TE in all formats.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. He’ll line up in the slot against P.J. Williams, who represents the best matchup of the Saints cornerbacks. Crowder has 13 catches for 199 yards on 24 targets over the past two weeks. Considering he averaged 5.0 targets per game in the first six weeks, Washington is making a significant effort to get him the ball.

Washington TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) had setback last week

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:41pm

JP Finlay - [Full Article]

The oft-injured Reed has missed the last two week as he deals with a hamstring issue. In addition to saying he suffered a setback in his recovery last week, he also mentioned that he's a game time decision this week versus the Saints and that he'll, "see how I'm feeling Sunday."

Fantasy Impact:

Vernon Davis has stepped up during Reed's absence, catching a combined 13 passes (on 20 targets) for 148 yards in the past two games. In PPR leagues, we have Reed ranked as our No. 5 TE and he is our No. 6 ranked TE in standard leagues.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This looks like a day of rest for Crowder, who is a Sneaky Start this week. He’ll line up in the slot against P.J. Williams, who represents the best matchup of the Saints cornerbacks. Crowder has 13 catches for 199 yards on 24 targets over the past two weeks. Considering he averaged 5.0 targets per game in the first six weeks, Washington is making a significant effort to get him the ball.

Tyrod Taylor benched, Bills to start QB Nathan Peterman in Week 11

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:10am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills have benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and Nathan Peterman will start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday.

Peterman, a rookie fifth-round pick, replaced Taylor with less than five minutes remaining in a 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Taylor completed 9-of-18 passes for 56 yards before being benched.

Peterman went 7-for-9 for 79 yards and a touchdown over the final two drives for the Bills, who have lost two straight.

Fantasy Impact:

In the preseason, Peterman completed 43-of-79 passes (54.4% completion) for 453 yards and a 5.73 yards per attempt average. He threw one touchdown and no interceptions. The Chargers are a bad matchup for opposing quarterbacks (No. 9 in QB aFPA) but starting in Week 12, the Bills don't face a defense higher than No. 20 in that metric. If Peterman plays well, he could work his way into the streaming conversation.

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) lost for year

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:07pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Panthers’ worst fears were confirmed with additional medical tests on Curtis Samuel‘s injured left ankle Tuesday. The rookie will miss the rest of the season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, after being diagnosed with ligament damage.

The Panthers have only four other receivers on their active roster – Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard, Kaelin Clay and Brenton Bersin — but Damiere Byrd is eligible to come off injured reserve for the team’s game against the Saints on Dec. 3. Byrd broke his forearm in Week 4.

Fantasy Impact:

Samuel, a second-round pick, twisted his right ankle in the preseason. He missed Thursday’s practice after tweaking it.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking limited practice reps Thursday. Thomas was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go to face the Bills.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Thomas should be fine to play through the injury.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00pm

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This is a new injury for Thomas, but a limited practice on Wednesday usually indicates that a player will be available on Sunday.

Bucs WR Mike Evans suspended for one game

Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:19pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was suspended one game for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules in Sunday'€™s game against the New Orleans Saints.

The suspension stems from a physical altercation Evans had with Saints rookie defensive back Marshon Lattimore in the third quarter of Sunday's game.

Related players: Adam Humphries, Chris Godwin, DeSean Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fantasy Impact:

Lattimore got into a verbal confrontation with Buccaneers players on the sideline, including an injured Jameis Winston, who touched Lattimore. Lattimore turned around and shoved Winston before Evans ran in quickly from the field and shoved Lattimore down before falling on top of him as he threw punches. With Evans out, Jackson would take over as the WR1 with Humphries and Godwin pickings up the slack after that. Keep in mind QB Jameis Winston has been shut down, so Fitzpatrick will see his options limited without Evans on the field.

Bucs shutting down QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) next few weeks

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay's season might have just taken a turn for the worst.

The Buccaneers are shutting down quarterback Jameis Winston (shoulder) for the next few weeks, head coach Dirk Koetter told reporters on Monday.

Winston left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with the injury, which he aggravated after suffering the initial injury nearly a month ago. Veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him in the loss.

Related players: Ryan Griffin

Fantasy Impact:

Winston sat out the second half of Week 9. He had more tests done to his shoulder, which according to reports, revealed more damage, but nothing structural. He's expected to miss two games. The team expects to activate Griffin from injured reserve soon as well. He would back up Fitzpatrick. Fitz is a veteran, and considering the way Winston had been playing there shouldn't be a huge downgrade to the rest of the offense at this point. The team looks like it will also be without Mike Evans in Week 10 because of a suspension.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 9. The full practice indicates that Winston will be able to play against the Saints. Tampa plays early on Sunday.

McDermott: Charles Clay could return in Week 10

Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:17pm

Chris Brown - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said today that TE Charles Clay has a good chance of returning in Week 10 versus the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact:

Clay hasn't played since Week 5 because of a knee injury. Prior to his injury, Clay was an integral part of the Bills' passing offense, where he was averaging 5.6 targets, 4 receptions, and 51.6 yards per game. Whether McDermott is confident in Clay's return or just being wishful, fantasy owners will be happy to have another tight end to use upon his return.

To show you how much of a wasteland the tight end position has been this season, Clay is the No. 16 overall TE in standard scoring leagues this season, despite playing in only five games.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Winston looks like a go for what should be a high-scoring game against the Saints.

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