Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

Saints top Chargers 13-7 as Brees, Rivers are both held out

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

For Alvin Kamara to see meaningful playing time this season for the New Orleans Saints, the rookie running back is going to have to offer something different than Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram. It was a play that had worked consistently for Kamara during two days of joint practices between the Saints and Chargers, and the third-round pick from Tennessee knew it would work again.

2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight Ends

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Consistent and durable tight ends are hard to find in today’s NFL. By the end of the season, every fantasy football team usually ends up with multiple TEs on the roster due to injuries (Rob Gronkowski) or fallen expectations (Coby Fleener), which makes finding a sleeper tight end all the more important on draft day. With such a small group of elite TEs, more than likely you’ll have to draft one or two lower-ranked players and hope you come up with someone who has a breakout season.

Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Manti Te'o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers, his team for the previous four seasons. ''I've got over 200 teammates out there,'' the linebacker said Friday after the second workout at the Chargers' training camp complex. Te'o is off to a promising start with the Saints, sitting atop their depth chart at middle linebacker heading into the second preseason game against Los Angeles at StubHub Center on Sunday.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen shows signs of moving past injuries

Friday, August 18th, 2017

If there were any doubts that Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is healthy again, joint practices with the Rams and New Orleans Saints have quashed them. Allen caught touchdowns in live red-zone and goal-line drills against the Saints, and also had an impressive one-handed grab in the 7-on-7 period. Allen executed a perfect tackle of cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman during a scuffle between the Chargers wide receivers and Rams secondary, showcasing two-handed form that wouldn't have been out of place in mixed martial arts.

Brees expects Saints to learn from sluggish practice with LA

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Not much went right for the New Orleans Saints on the first day of their joint practice with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday. In the long run, Saints quarterback Drew Brees expects the two days of workouts to be valuable, even more so than Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers. Saints head coach Sean Payton and his staff met with first-year Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and his assistants for about 30 minutes Wednesday night to finalize the format for the practices, which will continue on Friday.

New Orleans Saints fire Pelicans’ team physician

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Pelicans have been crushed by injuries the last few years. Why? That’s an incredibly complex question. But the New Orleans Saints – who share an owner (Tom Benson), a front-office leader (Mickey Loomis) and other staff with the Pelicans – have

Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux’s fractured leg

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Delvin Breaux was diagnosed with a fractured fibula. Earlier this week, there were multiple reports of the New Orleans Saints looking to trade cornerback Delvin Breaux because they were frustrated with his injuries. When it turned out Breaux actually had a fractured fibula, the Saints sent off the team orthopedists instead.

Fantasy football sleepers 2017: 5 high-upside running backs to grab in later rounds

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Here are five high-upside running backs who should be on your radar going into draft time. Running back has become one of the more difficult positions in fantasy football to project. Normally this starts by drafting a deep stable of running backs who will give you options throughout the entire season.

Fantasy football busts 2017: Wide receivers to avoid at their ADP

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Sure, receivers like Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. are nice to have and seem like surefire guarantees. Certainly Cooks’ departure means Thomas’ production from his rookie season can go up, right?

2017 Fantasy Football Rankings Tiers, Draft Strategy: Quarterbacks

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Despite quarterbacks traditionally being the highest point scorers in standard formats, it's likely that many in your league will follow a similar draft strategy: Don't draft a QB before the third round. More will likely wait much longer before looking at the quarterback section of their cheat sheet and trying to figure out how low in their rankings tiers they're willing to go. Wide receivers and running backs are a premium in fantasy football, and they're taken off the board immediately in the first two rounds.