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12 Marques Colston WR

New Orleans Saints

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Marques Colston heavily involved on SNF
by Larry Hartstein |

Saints receiver Marques Colston entered Sunday night's game in Dallas having recorded 25 receiving yards over his previous two games. He doubled that output against the Cowboys, catching five passes for 50 yards.

It was an up-and-down game for Colston. He dropped at least two throws but made a difficult fourth-down grab. Colston was targeted 10 times, one fewer than Jimmy Graham.

Colston plays the Buccaneers in Week 5.

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Marques Colston less than automatic
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Thanks to his touchdown against the Vikings last week, Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has given his Fantasy owners something to celebrate in two of his first three games (that's assuming a touchdown-scoring performance is roughly as valuable as a 100-yard game ... which it is, roughly).

The problem is he was completely shut out in the other, creating feelings of mistrust that I aim to stoke right now.

Why? Imagine if he hadn't caught that 18-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He would have finished with one catch for 7 yards and no touchdowns -- essentially shut out in back-to-back games. And instead of celebrating, you'd be crying in your corn flakes.

It wouldn't be fair to reduce that touchdown grab to luck -- obviously, Colston got the ball for a reason -- but his chances are clearly limited. If he doesn't make the most of what he gets this week at the Cowboys and you start him in Fantasy, 21st-ranked pass defense or not, you're out of luck.

After playing 85 percent of the Saints' snaps in Week 1, Colston has played only about 60 percent the last two weeks, and as Dave Richard recently pointed out (I trust his naked eye more than mine), he appears to have lost a step. That's enough for me to consider sitting him even with the favorable matchup.

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Marques Colston scores, but does little else in Week 3
by Marty Gitlin |

Saints veteran wideout Marques Colston continued his recent struggles Sunday against the Vikings, but one of his two catches was a difficult snag for 18 yards that wound up in the end zone.

Colston managed two receptions for 25 yards, which constitutes his totals over the last two games. He was targeted five times in Week 3. The 31 year old will try to break his mini-slump next Sunday in Dallas.

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What happened to Marques Colston?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Last week was the first time in 87 games that Marques Colston didn't have a catch. It had little to do with Browns cornerback Joe Haden. It had little to do with injury. It had little to do with his quarterback being constantly under pressure.

But it might have had to do with him not getting open, and it might have had to do with him not playing as much as you might expect -- just 41 of 70 snaps. And maybe a teeny-tiny bit of him fumbling the ball the last time he had his hands on it, a fumble in overtime of Week 1 that cost the Saints a chance at winning. 

Maybe there's a smidge of penance that was paid for his Week 1 boo-boo, but the more concerning issue to Fantasy owners was Colston looking slow, which has been the case for a while. That makes him easier to cover and if he's covered, Brees won't throw it to him. To be fair, Brees also has a new toy in the offense (Brandin Cooks) as well as one of the most dominating pass catchers in the league (Jimmy Graham). It goes without saying that they're going to take up a lot of Brees' attention. 

This will be a telling week for Colston as he'll play at home against the Vikings. The Saints should light up the scoreboard and if that's the case then Colston could be in for some nice numbers. If he can't do it this week, be it because of a lack of playing time or because he can't get free, then I might start to get nervous about having him as a part of my Fantasy roster.

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Saints not concerned about Marques Colston's zero catches
by Michael Hurcomb |

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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