Cameron Meredith, WR New Orleans Saints

General Info

  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 207 lbs
  • DOB: 09-21-1992
NO Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:25pm

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) missed practice again Thursday. He was placed on IR. In Week 5 with Ginn out, TreQuan Smith played 67% of the snaps and posted 3-111-2 on three targets. He was playing 33%-37% of the snaps in the three previous games. Cameron Meredith played 46% of the snaps in Week 5, posting 5-71 on five targets. He was playing 31%-43% of the snaps in the two previous games. So it appears that Smith will get most of Ginn’s snaps with Ginn on injured reserve. He’s worthy of a pickup in most formats.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Cameron Meredith enjoyed a breakout year with a team-high 888 yards in 2016 before losing all of last season due to a torn ACL. Even though the Bears are expected to be improved offensively this season, Meredith sees a major situational bump moving from Chicago to New Orleans. With the Saints, not only does he have future Hall of Famer Drew Brees throwing to him, but he should thrive playing in three-wide sets with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn. With Ginn being 33, there were reports this offseason that Meredith will emerge as the Saints' No. 2 receiver. Assuming he's healthy (he's participating in training camp), Meredith has sleeper potential this season.

Fantasy Downside

As previously mentioned, Meredith suffered a lost season in 2017 because of a torn ACL. If he suffers any setback, he could lose meaningful snaps to Ginn or even Brandon Coleman. He's also learning a new offense and as long as Thomas is healthy himself, Meredith will be relegated to a No. 2 role.

2018 Bottom Line

Meredith is currently our No. 43 ranked WR heading into the season and currently has an ADP of 14.07 in 12-team leagues and 17.03 in 10-team leagues. Assuming he's healthy, Meredith has the upside of a WR3 but at a WR4 price. He's worth a late-round flier based on his situation but continue to monitor his health throughout the preseason.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NO
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
31
TB
18
CLE
27
@ATL
9
@NYG
14
WAS
BYE12
@BAL
23
@MIN
25
LAR
6
@CIN
13
PHI
27
ATL
3
@DAL
31
@TB
15
@CAR
19
PIT
15
CAR

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1TB--------------
2CLE--------------
3@ATL1111111.000000-7.18.134/7943.0%
4@NYG3320410.670000-3.26.222/7031.4%
5WAS5710514.200001-5.110.130/6645.5%
6BYE--------------
Per game3.0038.000.333.3312.670000.330.005.138.1328.67/71.6739.97%
Totals911411012.6700010.0015.424.486/21539.97%
Previous Games vs. BAL
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20176@BAL--------------
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