Coleman made the most of his lone target, and the touchdown was his first of 2016. However, Coleman remains well behind Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Michael Thomas on the
Coleman caught seven passes (on eight targets) for 78 yards in Monday night's game against the Falcons.
Coleman's career-high catch total came with teammate Willie Snead (toe) sidelined Monday night, creating a void for Coleman to fill within the pass-heavy Saints offense. To his credit, Coleman took advantage of his opportunity, as he only allowed one pass thrown his way to fall incomplete. Although New Orleans boasts a bevy of pass-catching options when fully healthy, the physically-imposing Coleman's Week 3 performance should help his confidence to earn more looks going forward.
Coleman caught two passes on four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Coleman played on 21 of the Saints' 62 offensive snaps (34 percent), according to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. While he made a couple of grabs, he also was unable to secure a pair of catchable passes -- something which has plagued him during his first few years in the league. Coleman is firmly behind Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Michael Thomas on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart, so absent injury, he does not have much fantasy value except in very deep leagues.
Coleman saved his roster spot with a strong finish to the preseason. However, the Saints' top three receivers (Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Michael Thomas) are likely set and with the emergence of undrafted rookie Tommylee Lewis, Coleman will likely see only minimal playing time, absent injuries. Still, he's worth keeping an eye on in deeper fantasy leagues, as Coleman had some nice performances at the end of last season and his imposing size (6-foot-6) could make him an intriguing red-zone option.
In Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens,
After being heavily criticized by head coach Sean Payton earlier this preseason for failing to hold onto the ball through contact, it was important for Coleman to make a difficult catch like the one he made on Thursday night. Those type of catches with big hits coming are exactly the type of grabs a 6-foot-6 receiver like Coleman need to make. Inconsistency remains an issue for Coleman and he's still not a lock to make the final roster, but his imposing size nonetheless makes him an intriguing red-zone threat if he can secure playing time. For now, he's firmly behind Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Michael Thomas, and perhaps, even undrafted rookie Tommylee Lewis on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart.
|9||11/6/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/17/16||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||4||30||454||15.1||31||2||11||0||22|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||6||1||13||126||9.7||28||1||1||0||9|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|