The Saints claimed Travaris Cadet off waivers in December and he was immediately more productive than C.J. Spiller as the team’s passing-down back. New Orleans re-signed Cadet to a one-year deal in March, so they clearly value him enough to keep him around. If Spiller is released or there’s a significant injury in the Saints backfield, Cadet would have some appeal in PPR leagues as a pure pass-catcher.
Heading into training camp, Cadet is behind Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller on the Saints running back depth chart. He did total 83 yards against the Falcons in Week 17, with most of that production coming from six catches and 77 yards in the passing game. But Ingram also didn’t play in that game, so Cadet’s role was expanded for that week. Unless Ingram is injured and Cadet leap-frogs Spiller to become the Saints primary passing-down back, there just won’t be enough opportunities for the 27-year-old.
2016 Bottom Line
Cadet ranks as our RB92 and is going undrafted in both 10 and 12-team leagues. Feel free to bypass Cadet in your draft, but if you’re in a PPR league, know that he could be in store for a bigger role in the passing game if Ingram and/or Spiller fall victim to injury. Thus, he could be a desperate streaming option down the road.