The Saints offense is so productive that it turns out role matters more for wide receiver
If nothing else, Colston proved with his performance that he's still capable of being a top flight wide receiver when quarterback Drew Brees needs him to be. While Graham's role for Week 8 against Green Bay is to be determined, chances are the Saints are going to have to throw a lot against a Packers team that has hit its stride offensively, averaging 36.3 points over its last four games.
As matchups go, it's not an especially favorable one. The Packers rank sixth against the pass, giving up 214.9 yards per game, and have allowed the lowest passer rating of any team this season. But again, the Saints offense has a way of transcending matchups.
Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank Colston among their top 20 wide receivers for this week, and I agree most Fantasy owners will want to stick with him.
With tight end Jimmy Graham playing limited snaps,
Colston also went over 100 yards in the opener, when he had five catches for 110 yards at Atlanta. Colston was targeted a team-high 10 times Sunday.
He'll play the Packers in Week 8.
With Jimmy Graham limited by a shoulder injury,
Colston, who has taken a step back in the offense yet again this season, put together his finest performance Sunday. He hauled in six passes for 111 yards on 10 targets, all of which led the team. He had just 30 targets in five games entering play Sunday, so it was good to see Drew Brees lean heavily on a veteran who was once the top option in the league's best passing offense.
The days of Colston being a must-start Fantasy option are clearly in the past, but that doesn't mean his days of contributing are behind him. Obviously, Graham's availability could impact Colston's value, but at least he showed he can still be a No. 1 target. If Graham is limited again in Week 8 against the Packers, Colston makes for an intriguing Fantasy start.
The problem with that theory is that the Lions are so good against the pass (best in the NFL, actually, allowing just 197.2 yards per game) that more looks -- or a higher percentage of the looks, rather -- might not do either player much good.
At least in points-per-receptions leagues, Cooks is a worthy start. He's a high-volume guy and got his highest volume yet (nine catches on 11 targets) after Graham departed in Week 5, but you might want to steer clear of Colston, who's inconsistent to begin with.
Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank him outside the top 30 for this week, to give you some perspective.
Colston made the most of his receptions, picking up 63 yards. Colston was able to show off some big play ability during the game, hauling in receptions of 21 and 36 yards. Despite the lack of receptions, Colston finished second on the team in yardage. He was targeted six times, which was actually good for fourth on the club.
Colston is on a bye Week 6.
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|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||11||1||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||14||7||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||13||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
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|2007||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2009||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||14||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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