Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

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.

NFL Notes: Jets WR Quincy Enunwa out for season with bulging disc

Monday, August 7th, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets will be without their top wide receiver for the season. Quincy Enunwa will be placed on injured reserve with a bulging disk in his neck that will likely require surgery, with a recovery time of 6 to 9 months. Coach Todd Bowles said Monday that Enunwa will seek a second opinion, and the injury is not considered career-threatening. "They said it wasn't, but going forward, we'll see," Bowles said. "They said he should come out OK." Enunwa, projected as the Jets' No. 1 receiver, was hurt Saturday night during practice at MetLife Stadium. Bowles said the injury initially appeared similar to the one that held Enunwa out during spring workouts. With Brandon Marshall

Brock On: Osweiler picked to start Browns exhibition opener

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Brock Osweiler has risen from trade throw-in to preseason starter. The Browns' never-ending quarterback saga has produced yet another surprise. Cleveland coach Hue Jackson picked Osweiler over Cody Kessler, rookie DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan to start Thursday's exhibition opener against the New Orleans Saints in what will be an important stage in a QB competition that's midway through its second week, with no end in sight.

Saints bring back long snapper Drescher, add kicker Murray

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The New Orleans Saints have re-signed former long-snapper Justin Drescher and have added kicker Patrick Murray. Drescher had been New Orleans' long snapper since the latter part of the 2010 regular season before being let go this past offseason. The Saints had been evaluating a pair of new long snappers - Chase Dominguez and Thomas Gafford - but cut both in corresponding roster moves in time for Drescher and Murray to participate in practice Sunday night at Tulane's Yulman Stadium.

Tom Benson now has a stadium named after him, with a statute

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The first major step in a nearly $800 million project at the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been the renovation of an aging high school stadium located next to the hall itself. ''This is a game changer,'' Baker added as Benson, his wife Gayle, former Saints kicker Morten Andersen - the NFL's career scoring leader who will be inducted into the hall Saturday night - and several others involved in what will be the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village awaited the unveiling.

Don’t tell Wil Lutz he doesn’t have any competition

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of three guys who do not have any competition to worry about this training camp. The other two guys are punter Thomas Morstead and place kicker Wil Lutz. However, do not tell Lutz there is no competition for his job. "There's competition right over that fence. That's how it is in this business," Lutz said. This will be his first full training camp with the Saints. Lutz made 28 of his 34 field goal attempts last season. He closed out the 2016 season by making his last 12 field goal attempts.

Patriots’ defensive stalwart Ninkovich retires

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

New England Patriots defensive stalwart Rob Ninkovich capped his 11-year NFL career by announcing his retirement Sunday after the team's morning practice at Gillette Stadium. Since joining the Patriots in 2009, Ninkovich had proven to be one of the team's most durable and dependable players. A defensive end and linebacker, he was a two-time co-captain and won two Super Bowls with New England. But he didn't take the easiest route to get there. A fifth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2006, he was waived four times by the Saints and Miami Dolphins before joining the Patriots just before the start of the 2009 season — after spending that offseason trying to make the Saints as a long snapper.

Drew Brees hits Brandon Coleman deep at Saints practice

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees goes deep to wide receiver Brandon Coleman for a touchdown at Saints practice