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New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense3rd96.6 (21st)304.5 (3rd)
Defense31st134.5 (28th)284.2 (29th)
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42Anderson, James LB6-22359/26/198310Virginia Tech
50Anthony, Stephone MLB6-22457/28/1992RClemson
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19913Arkansas-Pine Bluff
90Barnes, Tavaris DE6-327511/2/1991RClemson
40Breaux, Delvin CB6-119610/25/19891Louisiana State
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197915Purdue
39Browner, Brandon CB6-42218/2/19846Oregon State
31Byrd, Jairus FS5-1020310/7/19867Oregon
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/19921Rutgers
12Colston, Marques WR6-42256/5/198310Hofstra
10Cooks, Brandin WR5-101899/25/19932Oregon State
95Davison, Tyeler DT6-23099/23/1992RFresno State
20Dixon, Brian DB6-01954/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
47Drescher, Justin LS6-12351/1/19886Colorado
91Edebali, Kasim OLB6-22538/17/19892Boston College
59Ellerbe, Dannell OLB6-124511/29/19857Georgia
71Eulls, Kaleb DT6-42856/28/1991RMississippi State
73Evans, Jahri G6-43188/22/198310Bloomsburg
3Flynn, Matt QB6-22256/20/19858Louisiana State
5Forbath, Kai K5-111979/2/19874UCLA
17Graham, T.J. WR5-111887/27/19894North Carolina State
18Grayson, Garrett QB6-22205/29/1991RColorado State
58Gwacham, Obum DE6-52463/20/1991ROregon State
57Hawthorne, David OLB6-02465/14/19858Texas Christian
34Hightower, Tim RB6-02205/23/19865Richmond
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19903Idaho State
76Hills, Tony T6-530411/4/19847Texas
84Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19886Illinois
53Humber, Ramon OLB5-112328/10/19877North Dakota State
97Hunt, Phillip DE6-12581/10/19863Houston
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19895Alabama
92Jenkins, John DT6-33597/11/19893Georgia
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19895California
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19903Washington
44Kikaha, Hau'oli OLB6-32467/24/1992RWashington
68Lelito, Tim G6-43157/21/19893Grand Valley State
56Mauti, Michael OLB6-22431/19/19903Penn State
 McCown, Luke QB6-42177/12/198112Louisiana Tech
77McGlynn, Mike T6-43253/8/19857Pittsburgh
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19867Southern Methodist
23Murphy, Marcus RB5-919510/3/1991RMissouri
30Owens, Chris DB5-918012/1/19867San Jose State
75Peat, Andrus T6-731611/4/1993RStanford
78Richardson, Bobby DE6-328611/20/1992RIndiana
33Sanford, Jamarca SS5-102008/27/19857Mississippi
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/19921Ball State
28Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19876Clemson
64Strief, Zach T6-73209/22/198310Northwestern
27Swann, Damian CB6-018912/4/1992RGeorgia
60Unger, Max C6-53054/14/19867Oregon
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19913Texas
82Watson, Benjamin TE6-325512/18/198012Georgia
93Williams, Kevin DT6-53118/16/198013Oklahoma State
24Wilson, Kyle DB5-101909/8/19876Boise State
Injured Players
71Brown, Austin (IR) NT6-22959/14/1991RMiami (Ohio)
25Bush, Rafael (IR) FS5-112055/12/19875South Carolina State
21Lewis, Keenan (IR) CB6-12085/17/19867Oregon State
29Robinson, Khiry (IR) RB6-022012/28/19893West Texas A&M
43Sunseri, Vinnie (IR) SAF6-021010/25/19912Alabama
 Tabb, Jack (IR) TE6-32507/29/1992RNorth Carolina
55Tull, Davis (IR) OLB6-324011/12/1991RTennessee-Chattanooga
96Virgil, Lawrence (IR) DT6-52901/20/19911Valdosta State
36Williams, P.J. (IR) CB6-01966/1/1993RFlorida State
Practice Squad
 Allen, RaShaun TE6-42502/25/19902Southern University
 Bell, Reggie WR5-112015/6/1992RCalifornia-San Diego
 Darby, Alden DB5-101926/22/1992RArizona State
 Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
35Johnson, Austin FB6-22406/16/19892Tennessee
 Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
74Mabry, Ashaad DL6-331511/4/1992RTexas-San Antonio
86Manhertz, Chris TE6-62354/10/19921Canisius
 Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
 Seymour, Ryan G6-43052/7/19902Vanderbilt
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New Orleans6-4312.86-3291.026.82236
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Position Listing
Bobby Richardson
Saints DT Bobby Richardson made six tackles (two solo) in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Richardson, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Indiana, made his first career start in Week 4, after Akiem Hicks was traded mid-week to the Patriots.

While Richardson rotated playing time with another rookie, Tyler Davison, he was on the field for 38 of the Saints' 61 defensive snaps (62 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He made two tackles for a loss.

If Richardson can continue to hold down the starting gig, he could make an impact in deeper individual defensive player leagues.

Senio Kelemete
The Saints signed offensive lineman Senio Kelemete to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Kelemete confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account, writing, "Just signed another 1 year deal with the @Saints #GloryToGod for the opportunity 2015 is my year!"

Kelemete appeared in 10 games for the Saints in 2014. Before this one-year extension, Kelemete was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent.

Tyeler Davison
No Updates
Brandin Cooks
Cooks caught five of eight targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

A disappointing outing for Cooks, who had found the end zone five times in the last three games, as the Saints offense struggled as a whole versus the resurgent Houston defense. The second-year wideout still tied for second on the team with eight targets, but his output was limited by a long gain of just 11 yards. Cooks will look to get back on track when the Panthers visit the Superdome next week.

Terron Armstead
Saints tackle Terron Armstead left practice early on Monday morning, per ESPN

The team didn't disclose the reason for Armstead's early departure and wouldn't confirm whether it was injury-related. 

Armstead watched the afternoon walk-through from the sideline but didn't participate. 

Kaleb Eulls
No Updates
Jahri Evans
Saints guard Jahri Evans reworked his contract this offseason to secure his future with the team, per ESPN.com.

Evans, who is entering his 10th season in the NFL, took pay cuts in 2015 and 2016, but also added an extra year to his contract, something he valued in the process.

"It worked out in the end. You know, it's part of the business, obviously. And I'm glad to be here," Evans said.

Evans said he was happy head coach Sean Payton kept the line of communication with him active throughout the process.

"So that was very great, and I was pleased with that," said Evans, who added, "I still had two years under contract, so I never saw myself not being here."

Ramon Humber
Humber (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Humber, who has 26 tackles and a sack on the season, had missed the Saints' previous two games. He could be in line to start Sunday with Dannell Ellerbe (hip) and David Hawthorne (thigh) ruled out.

Davis Tull
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com.

Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve.

New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.

Shoulder - IR. Out for season
Alden Darby
The Chargers announced their final round of roster cuts on Saturday, paring their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

The following players were let go by San Diego: WR Vincent Brown, LB Victor Aiyewa, DT Chas Alecxih, WR Torrence Allen, CB Crezdon Butler, S Alden Darby, CB Greg Ducre, TE Mike Flacco, T Michael Harris , WR Javontee Herndon, OLB Thomas Keiser, DL Joe Kruger, OLB Cordarro Law, S Adrian Phillips, WR Tevin Reese, T Jeremiah Sirles, QB Brad Sorensen, OLB Colton Underwood, G Craig Watts, T Kenny Wiggins, C Khalil Wilkes and DL Doug Worthington.
Delvin Breaux
No Updates
James Anderson
Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebacker Keith Smith, linebacker James Anderson, tackle Doug Free, tackle Donald Hawkins, defensive end Kenneth Boatright and defensive tackle Terrell McClain were ruled inactive for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.
Benjamin Watson
Watson caught four passes on nine targets for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Watson disappointed in Week 11 against Washington, but with Drew Brees was under constant pressure against a resurgent Houston defense, he led the Saints in both targets and receiving yards on Sunday. Outside of a couple of outliers, Watson has proven to be a fairly consistent option for Brees, and though he remains firmly in the middle class of fantasy tight ends, owners could certainly do worse. Watson could be in store for another solid performance in Week 13 if Brees is again under duress against a ferocious Panthers' defense.

Cameron Jordan
Jordan made four tackles (two solo) and notched a sack in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

The sack was Jordan's seventh this season, and with five games still to go, he has almost passed his paltry 7.5-sack total from last year. The fact that Jordan has only 26 tackles (21 solo) remains a concern, as he has not finished with fewer than 47 tackles in a season since becoming a full-time starter for the Saints, but if he continues to harass opposing quarterbacks, his IDP owners likely will not complain. Up next is a tough Week 13 tilt against a Panthers' offense that held him to only two tackles in Week 3.

Brian Dixon
The Saints placed three players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. 

Safety Jairus Byrd, wide receiver Marques Colston and defensive tackle Glenn Foster were all placed on PUP. Cornerback Brian Dixon was placed on the non-football injury list. 

Byrd is returning from a season ending knee injury. Colston has a non-disclosed injury. 

All four are still on the roster and can be activated at any time before the start of the season. 

T.J. Graham
Graham agreed to a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, NOLA.com reports.

Graham was released by the Saints late last week for the second time this season, but the team decided to bring him back for yet another stint. He remains the fifth wide receiver on the Saints' depth chart.

Toben Opurum
The Saints reached a contract agreement with running back Tim Hightower on Monday, reports NOLA.com.

To make room for Hightower, the team parted ways with wide receiver Seantavius Jones. The team also waived fullback Toben Opurum and added OL Mike McGlynn.

Michael Mauti
The Vikings listed cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Jerick McKinnon, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Michael Mauti, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey and tackle J’Marcus Webb as inactive for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Tavaris Barnes
No Updates
Phillip Hunt
The Lions are on the verge of signing linebacker Phillip Hunt, reports ESPN.

Hunt spent three seasons with the Eagles and totaled 16 tackles. He did not play in the NFL during the 2014 season.

Obum Gwacham
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Tim Hightower
Hightower saw his first action of the season in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, carrying 11 times for 46 yards.

After the season-ending injury to Khiry Robinson, the recently-signed veteran entered Sunday's game when Mark Ingram was digned up in the first half. Ingram was able to return to the game, and Hightower saw just four carries the rest of the way. Hightower should see a handful of touches per game as Ingram's new backup, but Sunday's output is likely a best-case scenario concerning his weekly potential. The Saints will enjoy a Week 11 bye before traveling to Houston the following Sunday.

Garrett Grayson
Last year as a senior at Colorado State, Saints 2015 third-round draft pick Garrett Grayson received some vital words of wisdom from his idol, helping him become the 75th pick in the draft. The quarterback had been invited to participate in the annual Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana. It was there that he got to watch Peyton Manning perform drills and answer questions.

“We got to sit down in a room with him and Eli and just talk football, how they prepare for the game, what they’re looking for in defenses. So that was something I learned from, just to kind of be around him and see how he approaches everything, that meant a ton,” Grayson said, per ESPN.com. “You always hear about what a perfectionist he is, how seriously he takes every single drill. So to get to meet him and be around him and see that in person, I kind of learned from that and took that back.

“Looking back on my senior year, that’s another thing why I had so much success, because I wasn’t taking things like even a simple three-step drop for [granted]. I was serious with everything I did. So I’m definitely thankful for that opportunity.”

Jairus Byrd
Byrd made seven tackles (four solo) and had an interception in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Remarkably, the interception was Byrd's first in two injury-plagued seasons in New Orleans. Byrd has also recently picked up his game in other areas, making a combined 22 tackles (15 solo) in his last three games. Keep in mind that strong safety Kenny Vaccaro primarily plays near the line of scrimmage, while Byrd plays much deeper at free safety, but Byrd is slowly becoming an option in deeper IDP leagues.

Kevin Williams
The Saints were busy making personnel changes on Friday. The team signed defensive tackle Kevin Williams and waived rookie tight end Harold Spears, per The Times-Picayune.

Williams, a six-time Pro Bowler, signed a one-year deal with the Saints. He's played in 187 games over the last 12 years, and started eight games last season while recording 30 tackles and three sacks.

Spears caught 56 passes for 838 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at New Hampshire last year.

Mike McGlynn
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com.

Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve.

New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.

Drew Brees
Brees completed 25 of 44 attempts for 228 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

The Saints offense was held in check by the rejuvenated Texans defense, and Brees put up his second lowest yardage total of the season, while failing to connect on a touchdown pass for the first time. The veteran has struggled in the two outings since his statistical eruption in Weeks 8 and 9, with three interceptions and an average of less than 220 yards per game. Brees will attempt to get back on track in next week's home matchup with the first-place panthers.

Ashaad Mabry
The Saints will release safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry, according to ESPN.com.
C.J. Spiller
Spiller caught two passes on three targets for eight yards and also lost two yards on his only carry in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Despite falling behind early, it was Mark Ingram, not Spiller, who was once again heavily involved in the Saints' passing game. At this point, absent an Ingram injury, it appears that Spiller will simply not see enough snaps to be a serious contributor in the majority of fantasy leagues. Still, for those who are desperate, a matchup against the Panthers' stingy defense awaits in Week 13.

RaShaun Allen
The Seahawks have signed 11 players to future contracts, the team announced Wednesday.

Running back Demitrius Bronson, wide receiver Douglas McNeil, tight end RaShaun Allen, tackle Justin Renfrow, guards Nate Isles and Drew Nowak, defensive ends Ryan Robinson and Julius Warmsley, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, linebacker Mike Zimmer and safety Dion Bailey will look to compete for spots on the final 53-man roster in 2015.

Jack Tabb
The Saints signed free agent tight end Alex Smith after Friday's practice, ESPN reported. 

Smith is a 10-year veteran who played with Cincinnati last season. 

Smith will replace rookie Jack Tabb, who appeared to suffer a leg injury at Thursday's practice. Tabb was waived/injured. 

Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Ryan Seymour
Browns backup center Ryan Seymour was suspended Monday for four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Seymour, who appeared in 11 games in 2014, is in his third NFL season.
Brandon Coleman
Coleman caught two passes on three targets for 58 yards in Sunday's win against the Titans.

While Coleman's 58 yards represent a career-high, fantasy owners should probably not be fooled by his Week 9 production, as he still only played seven of the Saints' 76 offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Coleman's combination of size and speed make him an intriguing prospect, but he remains buried behind Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Marques Colston on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart.

Josh Hill
Hill did not have a catch in Sunday's loss to Washington.

A week after hauling in his second touchdown pass of the season, Hill once again went under-utilized in the Saints' offense. Hill played on only 19 of the Saints' 57 offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and he remains firmly behind Ben Watson in the tight end pecking order. Absent an injury to Watson, Hill should be left on waiver wires in nearly all leagues.

Austin Johnson
The Saints released Johnson on Tuesday, NOLA.com reports.

Johnson appeared in six games for the Saints this season and even started one, but he was deemed expendable after being declared inactive twice of the last four weeks.

Zach Strief
Despite drafting Stanford tackle Andrus Peat in the first round, Saints coach Sean Payton doesn't see him competing for a starting spot. 

"I don’t see that initially," Payton said, per Saints.com.

The Saints have veterans Zach Strief and Terron Armstead at the two tackle spots. 

"Terron and Zach we feel are ones of veteran experience," Payton said. "One’s a tremendous leader for us at right tackle and one’s a real sharp and talented left tackle. Andrus will come in and I’m sure we’ll give him reps at both positions."

Moving Peat to guard isn't an option. "I don’t see that. He’s a tackle," Payton said. 

Kyle Wilson
The Saints agreed to terms with cornerback Kyle Wilson on Wednesday, the team announced.

Details of the contract were not disclosed. Wilson spent the last five seasons playing for the Jets. In 2014, he totaled 26 tackles and one sack. He has three career interceptions.

Damian Swann
Rookie cornerback Damian Swann has signed a four-year deal with the Saints, per the Baltimore Sun. It's worth $2.464 million.

The signing of the fifth-rounder leaves all New Orleans draftees in the fold aside from Andrus Peat.

Concussion - Missed Week 12 at Houston
Tim Lelito
Saints coach Sean Payton said at the annual NFL meeting that he doesn't think the moves the team has made this offseason have opened any holes in the starting lineup, indicating specifically that Tim Lelito would join Jahri Evans as the team's starting guards after the departure of Ben Grubbs, Saints.com reports.

"Those aren’t holes," Payton said about losing Grubbs and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. "We’re not moving a player if we feel like there’s no…we feel like we have a pretty good idea of how everything is lining up. We’ve got a center we know that starts in this NFL, we’ve got a guard, (Tim) Lelito will play left guard, Jahri Evans is the right guard. The same way at receiver. So we weren’t looking to make a move that created another 'must'."

Lelito played 294 snaps on offense last season, per Pro Football Focus, and graded out positively as a run blocker and negatively as a pass blocker.  He was an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.

Justin Drescher
No Updates
P.J. Williams
The Saints placed cornerback P.J. Williams on injured reserve, reports NFL.com. Williams will miss the rest of the season after tearing his hamstring. He was a third-round pick in 2015.
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
David Hawthorne
Hawthorne did not record a tackle in Thursday's game against the Falcons.

With the return of Dannell Ellerbe to the Saints' lineup, Hawthorne's playing time has dwindled, as he played only three snaps against the Falcons, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. So long as Ellerbe is healthy, Hawthorne is not worth owning in IDP leagues.

Thigh - Missed Week 12 at Houston
Stephone Anthony
Anthony made ten tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Anthony continues to build on his impressive rookie season, as he has at least eight tackles in each of his last four games and continues to lead the team in that department. While he may not offer a ton of statistical variance - has has only a single interception and single sack this season - Anthony is proving to be a consistent performer at linebacker for IDP owners.

Michael Hoomanawanui
Hoomanawanui was not targeted in Sunday's win against the Giants.

A week after catching five passes and scoring a touchdown against the Colts, Hoomanawanui was silent in a home shootout against the Giants. Instead, it was tight end Ben Watson who once again carried the receiving load, snagging nine passes for a career-high 147 yards. Hoomanawanui still played 27 of the Saints' 78 offensive snaps (35 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but the renown blocker is simply not much of a receiving threat.

Jamarca Sanford
The Saints placed safety Rafael Bush (chest) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Bush's season is over due to the chest injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. With Jairus Byrd (knee) also injured, the Saints will turn to either Jamarca Sanford or Kenny Phillips at free safety for the time being.

Khiry Robinson
The Saints placed Robinson (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, NOLA.com reports.

This move was primarily procedural, as the Saints already ruled Robinson out for the season but needed to open up a roster spot. With Robinson done for the rest of the year, there will be some snaps up for grabs in the Saints backfield.

Leg - IR. Out for season
Rafael Bush
The Saints placed safety Rafael Bush (chest) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Bush's season is over due to the chest injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. With Jairus Byrd (knee) also injured, the Saints will turn to either Jamarca Sanford or Kenny Phillips at free safety for the time being.

Reggie Bell
No Updates
Mark Ingram
Ingram carried just nine times for 52 yards and caught six of eight targets for another 45 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Despite averaging over five yards per rush, Ingram's carries were limited as the Saints turned to the pass after getting down big on the scoreboard. The 25-year-old made a notable contribution in the receiving department, but fantasy owners will be frustrated at the fact that he received single-digit carries for the second consecutive game. New Orleans has struggled mightily on offense over that span, and perhaps they will look to keep Ingram more involved next week as the Panthers visit the Superdome.

Seantavius Jones
The Saints reached a contract agreement with running back Tim Hightower on Monday, reports NOLA.com.

To make room for Hightower, the team parted ways with wide receiver Seantavius Jones. The team also waived fullback Toben Opurum and added OL Mike McGlynn.

Chris Owens
Owens will sign with the Saints, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Owens was most recently with the Lions, where he was eventually placed on IR only to be released in late-October. The defense back most recently saw playing time with the Chiefs in 2014, where he accumulated 33 combined tackles over 11 games.

Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Kai Forbath
Forbath made both of his field goals attempts in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Forbath, who converted a 57-yard kick late in the first half, was one of the few bright spots for a Saints' offense that struggled mightily against a resurgent Houston defense. Since joining the Saints in late October, he's only seen three field goal attempts in five games, but has made 16-of-17 extra points attempts. Forbath is firmly entrenched as the Saints' kicker for the foreseeable future, and while the team's offense has struggled lately, he's still a starting option for fantasy owners.

Marcus Murphy
Saints running back Marcus Murphy did not have a carry or a reception, but he gained 72 yards on three kick returns and scored a touchdown on a 74-yard punt return in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Even with the return of C.J. Spiller from injury, Murphy has continued to be the Saints' primary return man and with his weaving score, he showed why head coach Sean Payton raved about him during training camp.

The rookie Murphy is unlikely to contribute much, if at all, on offense, but in leagues that reward return yardage, he could be a sneaky source of Fantasy points.

Tony Hills
The Panthers signed two offensive linemen and released a running back to get their roster to 90 players on Tuesday. 

The Panthers signed Tony Hills and Davonte Wallace and released Darrin Reaves.

Hills played for Dallas last season, while Wallace spent time with Miami. Reaves rushed for 78 yards last year. 

Chris Manhertz
No Updates
Willie Snead
Snead caught four of eight targets for 50 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

The modest contribution actually led Saints wideouts on the day, as they struggled to move the ball against the stingy Houston defense. Snead was more involved this time out, after a knee injury kept him off the stat sheet in Week 10, and he appears to be close to full health. The rookie will look to build in this outing as the Panthers visit New Orleans in Week 13.

Kenny Vaccaro
Vaccaro made 13 tackles (8 solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Vaccaro's stats have been up and down as of late, but Sunday marked the third time this season that he recorded double-digit tackles, an impressive feat for a defensive back. Though he has a goose-egg in the turnover department and has only one sack this season, Vaccaro is second on the Saints in tackles, and he should remain a solid option in most IDP leagues.

Luke McCown
McCown won't play again this season following Tuesday's back surgery, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

McCown was present on the injury report last week due to a lower back injury, but the severity wasn't clear until he was ruled out for an appearance in Week 9 on Friday. After an evaluation with a specialist Monday, surgery was announced for Tuesday, which will subsequently end his season. In his stead, the Saints will bring Matt Flynn into the fold to serve as Drew Brees' backup.

Back - Out for Season
Vinnie Sunseri
After going unclaimed on waivers, the Saints placed safety Vinnie Sunseri , receiver Nick Toon and linebacker Ronald Powell on injured reserve, according to The Times-Picayune.
Leg - IR. Out for season
Brandon Browner
Browner had eight tackles (all solo) in Sunday's win against the Giants.

That Browner, a cornerback, finished second on the team in tackles tells owners all they need to know about the nature of Sunday's shootout in New Orleans. With Eli Manning throwing the ball all over the field, Browner had plenty of opportunities to make plays. Opposing quarterbacks have not shied away from attacking Browner's side of the field - which is one reason why he among the league leaders in penalties - but his physical play continues to make him a decent IDP option at defensive back.

Austin Brown
The Texans waived or released the following players: running back William Powell, linebackers Terrance Lloyd and Lawrence Sidbury, nose tackles David Hunter and Austin Brown, cornerback Junior Mertile, guard Sam Longo and receivers Joe Adams and Alec Lemon.
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Andrus Peat
The Saints agreed to terms on a contract with first-round draft pick Andrus Peat , GM Mickey Loomis announced on Thursday, per the team's web site

Peat was the 13th overall pick in the draft, out of Stanford. The offensive lineman agreed to a four-year deal. 

John Jenkins
The Saints announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday. The team elevated quarterback Ryan Griffin to the 53-man active roster and placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve with an abdominal injury.

Jenkins registered 30 combined tackles and a sack in 12 games played.

Hau'oli Kikaha
Kikaha (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Kikaha, who ranks second on the Saints with four sacks, will reclaim his starting spot on the outside after the Saints' recent bye week afforded him enough time to recover from the ankle ailment.

Thomas Morstead
No Updates
Lawrence Virgil
The Saints have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons: Seantavius Jones, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Jamarca Sanford, Travaris Cadet, Moises Fokou, Lawrence Virgil and Terron Armstead.
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Matt Flynn
Flynn is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Meanwhile, rookie Garrett Grayson is listed as inactive, meaning that Flynn is now locked in as the top backup behind Drew Brees.

Brandon Dixon
Buccaneers running backs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) headline the Week 9 inactives for Sunday in Cleveland. Also injured and out are linebacker Brandon Magee (knee) and tackle Anthony Collins (foot).

The healthy scratches are cornerback Brandon Dixon and guard Kadeem Edwards.

Marques Colston
Colston caught three passes on four targets for 38 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

With the Saints falling behind early, Colston saw an uptick in playing time - 74 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune - as the Saints took to the air in three-wide receiver sets for most of the afternoon. Still, Colston could only manage modest production, and outside of a big performance in Week 8, he's failed to top four catches or crack 70 yards receiving this season. Colston can still offer some low-end production for fantasy owners desperate for options, particularly those in PPR leagues, but his upside is limited. Unfortunately, things will not get easier for Colston and the Saints in a Week 13 tilt against a stingy Panthers' defense.

Max Unger
The Saints have traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a Seattle first-round draft pick, the teams announced Tuesday. New Orleans will also part ways with their fourth-round selection. The trade is contingent on the players passing physicals.

The Saints called rival executives to shop many of their players recently, including their star tight end, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Tuesday. Graham had his $2.9 million base salary and $5 million roster bonus for the 2015 season become guaranteed last week.

Graham, 28, had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, all while fighting off a shoulder injury for most of the season. Over his first five seasons with the Saints, Graham has registered 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns. Since 2010, only Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (41) has more red zone touchdowns than Graham (40).

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Dannell Ellerbe
Ellerbe (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Ramon Humber and Hau'oli Kikaha will likely flank Stephone Anthony, who is easily the team's strongest IDP option at linebacker. Kikaha does have four sacks and three forced fumbles, but he's averaging just over four tackles per game. Once healthy, Ellerbe could perhaps re-enter the IDP conversation, though it seems more likely he'll have a part-time role.

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Keenan Lewis
Lewis (knee, hip) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Lewis finishes his season with just six tackles in six games, as the knee and hip injuries he's nursing -- along with a preseason sports hernia -- conspired to shorten his campaign. The depleted Saints secondary signed Chris Owens earlier this week to add depth in place of Lewis.

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