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82 Coby Fleener TE

New Orleans Saints

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Own%Start%
87%60%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
31014414.416

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Saints' Coby Fleener: Inefficient in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fleener caught only two of his eight targets for 29 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Fleener was noticeably more involved in the offense in Week 2, but the results were nonetheless disappointing. In addition to be unable to secure some catchable passes from Drew Brees, Fleener also missed an opportunity for a touchdown when he inexplicably slowed down on his route on a seam pattern where Brees' pass ended up just out of his reach. The fact that Brees looked Fleener's way more often in Week 2 is encouraging, but it's clear that the talented tight end is not yet on the same page as his quarterback. Still, Fleener will be in play for fantasy owners in a favorable Week 3 tilt against a Falcons defense that has allowed three touchdowns to opposing tight ends in the season's first two weeks.

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Saints' Coby Fleener: Disappoints in Saints debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fleener caught one of his four target for six yards in Sunday's season opening loss to the Raiders.

Fleener was more or less invisible for most of the game, despite the fact that he played on 56 of the Saints' 69 offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Perhaps his disappointing performance was merely the result of a game plan that emphasized attacking Oakland's slow-footed secondary downfield, as the Saints' speedy outside receivers frequently made plays deep, but Fleener's disappearing act certainly does not instill confidence in light of offseason reports that he was struggling to grasp the playbook. It's too early to panic on the talented tight end, but his owners will want to see make some plays in a favorable Week 2 tilt on the road against the Giants.

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Saints' Coby Fleener: Struggles against Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Fleener caught one pass for four yards on four targets in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Fleener had a 31-yard gain wiped out by a holding penalty, but he also dropped another long pass after taking a hit from a defender. He played deep into the second quarter, even after Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead had all left the game. The Saints are clearly a bit frustrated with their prized offseason acquisition, as suggested by recent quotes from head coach Sean Payton. However, the team doesn't have much in the way of alternatives for the starting tight end job, leaving Fleener with some time to work out the kinks. At worst, Fleener might lose some snaps to Josh Hill early in the season.

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Saints' Coby Fleener: A "work in progress"
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to head coach Sean Payton, Fleener remains a "work in progress," reports Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," Payton said of Fleener. "I think, man, there are some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've gotta be a little more detailed. And that's something that I know he's gotta work on."

While Payton has been unabashed about his praise for rookie receiver Michael Thomas, he's been far more reserved when discussing Fleener throughout the summer. In fact, Fleener himself admits that he doesn't yet have all the intricacies of the playbook down as much as he would like yet. Fleener's struggles raise some red flags, as CJ Spiller similarly had difficulty grasping the playbook after coming to New Orleans last offseason and he struggled to see the field as a result. For fantasy owners, Fleener's comments are further frustrating, because the Saints' offense is one of the friendliest in the league for tight ends. Since Payton and Brees arrived in 2006, the Saints rank second in the NFL in tight end targets, behind only the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Last season, veteran tight end Benjamin Watson posted the best numbers of his 12-year career. Fleener should still be productive in his first season in New Orleans, even if he has to fight through the occasional mental flub, but fantasy owners should probably exercise some caution when drafting him, as it may take some time for Fleener to mesh with Brees in a new offense.

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Saints' Coby Fleener: Catches both of his targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fleener caught two passes for 12 yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason game against Houston.

Fleener got quite a bit of playing time, catching one pass from Drew Brees in the first quarter and then another from Luke McCown early in the third quarter. While it was surprising to see him stay in the game for so long, Fleener is locked in as the top tight end for an offense that's been extremely friendly to the position in recent years.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/11/16OAK1660
29/18/16NYG229210
39/26/16ATL7109361
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
410/2/16@ SD4:25 pm
Bye: Week 5
610/16/16CAR1:00 pm
710/23/16@ KC1:00 pm
810/30/16SEA1:00 pm
911/6/16@ SF4:05 pm
1011/13/16DEN1:00 pm
1111/17/16@ CAR8:25 pm
1211/27/16LAR1:00 pm
1312/4/16DET1:00 pm
1412/11/16@ TB1:00 pm
1512/18/16@ ARI4:05 pm
1612/24/16TB1:00 pm
171/1/17@ ATL1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Indianapolis Colts12102628110.82625014
2013Indianapolis Colts16125260811.74447232
2014Indianapolis Colts16125177415.273816240
2015Indianapolis Colts1611544919.15734123
2016New Orleans Saints311014414.4361406
TOTAL6346193229811.97318365115
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Indianapolis Colts1211.000000.0000
2013Indianapolis Colts1622.000000.0000
2014Indianapolis Colts1632.010000.0000
2015Indianapolis Colts1622.000122.0201
2016New Orleans Saints300.000000.0000
TOTAL6387.010122.0201
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Indianapolis Colts1200010010
2013Indianapolis Colts1610000000
2014Indianapolis Colts1600000000
2015Indianapolis Colts1600000000
2016New Orleans Saints300000000
TOTAL6310010010
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Height/Weight:
6-6/251
Birthdate:
9/20/1988
Age:
28
Hometown:
Lemont, IL, USA
School:
Stanford
NFL Experience:
5
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