Anthony had 11 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win against the Giants.
It was the first time in his career that Anthony racked up double-digit tackles, though most of them were assisted. Despite the shootout nature of Sunday's high-scoring affair, Anthony continues to be a dependable IDP option at the heart of the Saints' defense.
Ellerbe (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Ramon Humber and Hau'oli Kikaha will likely flank Stephone Anthony, who is easily the team's strongest IDP option at linebacker. Kikaha does have four sacks and three forced fumbles, but he's averaging just over four tackles per game. Once healthy, Ellerbe could perhaps re-enter the IDP conversation, though it seems more likely he'll have a part-time role.
Hawthorne did not record a tackle in Thursday's game against the Falcons.
With the return of Dannell Ellerbe to the Saints' lineup, Hawthorne's playing time has dwindled, as he played only three snaps against the Falcons, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. So long as Ellerbe is healthy, Hawthorne is not worth owning in IDP leagues.
Humber (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Humber used the bye week to get healthy, and while he may draw the start at weak-side linebacker, he's unlikely to have an every-down role. Stephone Anthony is the preferred IDP choice among New Orleans linebackers.
Snead did not have a catch in Sunday's loss at Washington.
Snead, who was dealing with a sore knee, missed most of the week's practices leading up to Sunday, and he played only 38 of the Saints' 57 offensive snaps (67 percent), his fewest since Week 1, according to the . As such, it is not unreasonable to infer that Snead was limited by his injury, which might explain his Week 10 dud. Although Brandin Cooks continues to re-emerge as Drew Brees' top target, Snead's role as the Saints' No. 2 receiver is secure. Snead will have a chance to heal up during the Saints' Week 11 bye, and a favorable matchup against Houston awaits in Week 12.