Willie Snead making his mark in New Orleans

Saints.com - [Full Article]

Willie Snead quickly is losing his anonymity around New Orleans, a process that only may be rivaled by the speed with which he’s losing his status as an unknown commodity for the Saints.

The first-year receiver leads the team in receiving yards (240), is second in yards per catch (15), is third in receptions (16), has the Saints’ second-longest reception this season (63 yards) and is one of four Saints with a touchdown reception in the first four games.

It’s a gargantuan leap for a player who might’ve needed binoculars to see a roster spot when the Saints began organized team activities in the offseason, but who arguably has been the team’s most productive receiver as New Orleans (1-3) enters Sunday’s game against the Eagles (1-3) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

“I’m just really humbled and blessed to be where I am right now,” Snead said. “Coach (Sean) Payton has definitely given me an opportunity, ever since I stepped in the door, to prove myself. That’s basically what I’m doing, I’m just taking advantage of every opportunity that’s given to me and trying to help this team win games and better myself.

Fantasy Impact: 

If you watched the Sunday night game, you may have noticed the crew mentioned the Saints were looking for a second WR to step up aside of Brandin Cooks, and so far that's been Snead they said. As a result, he's been a popular wire pickup this week. And, it's at least temporarily put some cold water on Brandon Coleman's fantasy outlook and perhaps even Marques Colston's. With Drew Brees still proving to be a solid QB, Snead is at least worth a stash on rosters if you're looking for help at WR.

Filed Under: 2015, W5

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