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Saints' Tim Hightower: Plays only three snaps
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hightower gained nine yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Hightower played only three snaps in Week 2 and received a carry on each of them. While Travaris Cadet continues to see more playing time as the team's backfield receiving option, Cadet did not receive a single carry in Week 2. Hightower will have little fantasy value so long as starting running back Mark Ingram is healthy, but Hightower remains the best bet to carry the backfield load should Ingram miss any time this year.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Only four carries
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hightower gained nine yards on four carries and one yard on one reception in Sunday's season opening loss to the Raiders. He played only 10 of the Saints' 69 offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Even with C.J. Spiller a healthy inactive in Week 1, Hightower saw only four carries in relief of Mark Ingram, with Travaris Cadet (26 snaps) getting most of the third-down snaps. When Ingram was sidelined at the end of last season, Hightower served as the Saints' three-down workhorse -- racking up nice yards on the ground and through the air. However, if Week 1 is any indication, should Ingram miss time this season, it appears that Hightower would still probably receive the majority of the carries, but unlike last year, Cadet (or Spiller) would play a more significant role in the passing game.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Likely second on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower gained 24 yards on eight carries in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens and, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Hightower is still likely second in line for carries behind Mark Ingram once the regular season begins.

With Hightower looking pedestrian this preseason, there was some chatter that his roster spot could be in jeopardy. However, the 30-year-old veteran tailback had a better night than his stats suggest, and his performance appears to have restored confidence among Saints' beat reporters that he will once again be Ingram's top backup. As such, should Ingram get injured, Hightower would likely see the bulk of the carries, but C.J. Spiller, who is looking much improved this preseason, would also get some more work.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Looks pedestrian in tune-up
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hightower gained 27 yards on eight carries and eight yards on one reception in Friday's preseason loss to the Steelers.

Hightower was the fourth Saints running back to get a touch, as the team's early game plan included a bunch of short passes to C.J. Spiller and Travaris Cadet. No matter, Hightower is expected to serve as Mark Ingram's top backup, though the role probably won't include work on passing downs, which was part of his appeal late last season. In the event of an Ingram injury, both Hightower and Spiller would likely get more work.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Active in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower gained two yards on four carries and 22 yards on two receptions (five targets) in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Hightower, Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller split snaps throughout the first half, mostly facing New England's second-team defense. While it was odd for Ingram to get so much playing time, there's no reason to think his role as the lead back is in any danger. Hightower does have quite a bit of handcuff appeal, as seen over the final four weeks of last season.

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2009Arizona Cardinals16161435984.2508233
2010Arizona Cardinals16131537364.8805830
2011Washington Redskins55843213.8221213
2015New Orleans Saints83963753.9264125
2016New Orleans Saints3010373.711004
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2010Arizona Cardinals1613211366.5200106
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2016New Orleans Saints30111.010001
Defensive Stats
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2010Arizona Cardinals1622.000000.0000
2011Washington Redskins533.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints821.010000.0000
2016New Orleans Saints300.000000.0000
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2010Arizona Cardinals1654000000
2011Washington Redskins500010010
2015New Orleans Saints800000000
2016New Orleans Saints300000000
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