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12 Marques Colston WR

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%100%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
2511022.004

Player Updates

1410879993
Saints not concerned about Marques Colston's zero catches
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Saints coach Sean Payton doesn't seem overly concerned wide receiver Marques Colston had zero catches during a Week 2 loss at Cleveland, according to ESPN. Payton acknowledged that a receiver having a quiet day in the Saints' offense is normal since the team has plenty of options on offense.

"We got a lot of sub-packages, but I thought by and large we threw it pretty well. The targets sometimes are going to be different," Payton said. "Jimmy (Graham) ended up having one of his better games. That happens with our offense. I thought Kenny Stills was able to have an impact coming back. [Robert] Meachem had some big plays for us. I thought as that game went on Drew [Brees] did a good job of finding the matchups that were advantageous to us."

It didn't help Colston that his playing time was cut from 64 snaps in Week 1 to 41 snaps Sunday.

"We felt he played too many the week prior," Payton explained. "Managing the amount of snaps these guys get and trying to keep them from getting north of 50, for instance. We have depth there. Obviously Brandin (Cooks) received more snaps yesterday. That’s something that we will pay attention to each week."

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1410729910
Marques Colston blanked in Cleveland
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The catches racked up by usually productive Saints wide receiver Marques Colston in Cleveland on Sunday can be found inside a donut.

Colston was held without a reception against the Browns. He was not targeted in the game, which is a surprise considering he caught five passes for 110 yards and a score in the season opener.

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1410129683
Late fumble mars great game for Marques Colston
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

After saying all preseason that his foot will no longer hinder him like in years past, Saints wide receiver Marques Colston showed it with a couple big plays Week 1 at Atlanta. Unfortunately, both ended in disappointment.

The first wasn't his fault. He caught a deep pass over the middle late in the third quarter and weaved through defenders for another 35 yards or so, gaining 57 yards in all. But three plays later, quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception in the end zone, ending the Saints' chance at a touchdown.

The second proved to be devastating for the Saints. At the start of overtime, Colston caught a short pass over the middle with room to run for a potentially big gain, but Falcons defensive back William Moore caught him from behind and swatted the ball out of his arms, setting Atlanta up for a game-winning field goal.

Colston led the team with 110 yards on five catches. He tied for the second-most targets with eight. He'll look to make up for his fumble Week 2 at Cleveland.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1409698735
Healthier Marques Colston could start big
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, who has spoken repeatedly this preseason about how much better he feels after battling a foot injury the last couple years, has the perfect opportunity to show it Week 1 at Atlanta.

Not only did the Falcons rank 21st against the pass last year, allowing 243.6 yards per game, but they gave up the eighth-most Fantasy points to a wide receiver. Though they've made some changes to their defense since then, most notably switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme, their starting cornerback tandem of Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford remains unchanged.

Colston caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in his first game against the Falcons last year. He wasn't as productive in the second, catching four passes for 40 yards, and that'll happen to him from time to time on an offense that likes to spread the ball around. But the matchup clearly works in his favor this week, which is why CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analyst Jamey Eisenberg ranks him 20th at wide receiver for the week.

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Marques Colston on 2014: 'Totally different ballgame'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints receiver Marques Colston, 31, feels much better than he did last year when he was bothered by a nagging foot injury. "I'm feeling really good going into the season," he told ESPN.com.

"I have two more weeks to try and get better and continue to manage my body. But by all means, it's a totally different ballgame than last year."

Colston was heavily involved Saturday against the Colts, catching a 13-yard touchdown and converting 3rd-and-8 with a 12-yard grab. He drew six targets in the first quarter alone.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/7/14ATL5110570
29/14/14CLE0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
39/21/14MIN1:00 pm
49/28/14@ DAL8:30 pm
510/5/14TB1:00 pm
Bye: Week 6
710/19/14@ DET1:00 pm
810/26/14GB8:30 pm
910/30/14@ CAR8:25 pm
1011/9/14SF1:00 pm
1111/16/14CIN1:00 pm
1211/24/14BAL8:30 pm
1311/30/14@ PIT1:00 pm
1412/7/14CAR1:00 pm
1512/15/14@ CHI8:30 pm
1612/21/14ATL1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ TB1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2006New Orleans Saints141270103814.886815351
2007New Orleans Saints161498120212.3451114264
2008New Orleans Saints1164776016.270512335
2009New Orleans Saints161470107415.368918454
2010New Orleans Saints151184102312.243712157
2011New Orleans Saints14780114314.350815255
2012New Orleans Saints161383115413.9601015265
2013New Orleans Saints15117594312.635513054
2014New Orleans Saints22511022.0570114
TOTAL11990612844713.8866311518439
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2006New Orleans Saints141200---0000
2007New Orleans Saints161400---0000
2008New Orleans Saints11600---0000
2009New Orleans Saints1614166.06000
2010New Orleans Saints1511111.01000
2011New Orleans Saints14700---0000
2012New Orleans Saints161300---0000
2013New Orleans Saints151100---0000
2014New Orleans Saints2200---0000
TOTAL11990273.56000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2006New Orleans Saints1411.000000.0000
2007New Orleans Saints1600.000000.0000
2008New Orleans Saints1111.000000.0000
2009New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2010New Orleans Saints1511.000000.0000
2011New Orleans Saints1411.000000.0000
2012New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1522.000000.0000
2014New Orleans Saints200.000000.0000
TOTAL11988.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2006New Orleans Saints1400000000
2007New Orleans Saints1611000000
2008New Orleans Saints1110000000
2009New Orleans Saints1622000000
2010New Orleans Saints1500000000
2011New Orleans Saints1411000000
2012New Orleans Saints1642000000
2013New Orleans Saints1500000000
2014New Orleans Saints211000000
TOTAL119107000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
6/5/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
Harrisburg, PA, USA
School:
Hofstra
NFL Experience:
9
Awards:
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