Trautman was having a nice game before the injury, catching five balls for 58 yards and a TD. Vannett caught one ball for 20 yards and likely sees an increased role. Johnson is a name to watch as well, having a 2-36-0 line back on Nov. 14, with his best game a 3-21-2 line Sept. 12. He has three TDs total on the season but has never had more than three targets in a game this year.
NO TE Juwan Johnson - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 at Patriots
Juwan Johnson's snap count jumped from 19% in Week 1 to 41% in Week 2, creating a near-split with Adam Trautman last week. Could this be a signal the Saints are going to transition more toward Johnson? Or at least an even split with Trautman going forward? What also played in Johnson's favor in Week 2 was he again saw three targets, while Trautman was shut out. Part of that could be the Saints taking it easy with Trautman, though Trautman played 82% of the snaps in Week 1. This is like New England's tight end situation, except the ceilings of the two tight ends are much lower at this point than those of Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. Johnson is a deep TE2 option in Week 3.