The New Orleans Saints had an uncharacteristically poor offensive performance in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns, but when breaking down the issues on Monday, coach Sean Payton called out one position in particular.
"We have to be better at the tight end position, that's for sure," Payton said while listing the problems with the offense. "You see that on tape, all right, and we'll get that all cleaned up."
Thus far, Watson has seven catches for 63 yards. He nearly had a two-yard touchdown on Sunday, but Brees overthrew him in the end zone. But as the story pointed out, it's not just receiving numbers, it's also blocking—the Saints are last in the NFL in rushing yards.
LB James Laurinaitis
LT Terron Armstead
CB Delvin Breaux
TE Josh Hill
OG Senio Kelemete
RB Marcus Murphy
LB Dannell Ellerbe
Willie Snead (toe) will play in Week 4 and should put a dent in Michael Thomas' targets. But as we pointed out, WRs with toe injuries often have a tough time playing at a high level so start with caution.
Michael Thomas should see more targets with Snead (toe) out, but the Falcons are second in allowing fantasy points to WRs so it's not a great matchup on paper, however the Saints are at home. TE Coby Fleener could also benefit and owners are hoping this is the game he gets on track.