Mike Gillislee, RB

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Saints promote RB Jonathan Williams to active roster

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:11pm

Mike Triplett - [Full Article]

Saints RB Jonathan Williams is being promoted to the active roster from the practice squad, per source. Makes sense considering they only had 2 RBs active. And wouldn’t be surprised to see him split time with Mike Gillislee as the backups. Don’t know who was released yet.

Related Players: Alvin Kamara, Mike Gillislee

Fantasy Impact:

The Saints only had two RBs on the active roster heading into Week 1 before this move - Alvin Kamara and Mike Gillislee. This move calms some of the sleeper appeal of Gillislee getting enough volume in the Mark Ingram role to be a sneaky start in Week 1, as Williams has been with the team all preseason. Gillislee just arrived this week.

Scouting Report

Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints pounced on Mike Gillislee as soon as the Patriots released him in early September. He will serve as the team’s No. 2 back for New Orleans’ Week 1 matchup versus the Bucs, with Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games. Gillislee will serve as a power complement to Alvin Kamara but he won’t be a trustworthy option in fantasy. Ranked as our No. 43 RB for Week 1, avoid Gillislee this week.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1TB39013.000000--1.1-1.17/6410.9%
2CLE818002.250000-1.81.89/6613.6%
3@ATL310003.330000-1.01.04/795.1%
4@NYG26003.0019019.001.52.55/707.1%
Per game4.0010.7500.252.690.252.2500.259.000.801.056.25/69.759.20%
Totals1643012.6919019.003.24.225/2799.20%