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New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th82.8 (27th)304.5 (3rd)
Defense24th123.2 (27th)258.2 (19th)
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50Anthony, Stephone MLB6-32457/28/1992RClemson
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 LB6-124511/29/19857Georgia
71Eulls, Kaleb DT6-42856/28/1991RMississippi State
73Evans, Jahri G6-43188/22/198310Bloomsburg
18Grayson, Garrett QB6-22205/29/1991RColorado State
58Gwacham, Obum DE6-52463/20/1991ROregon State
57Hawthorne, David OLB6-02465/14/19858Texas Christian
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19903Idaho State
2Hocker, Zach K6-01918/23/19911Arkansas
84Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19886Illinois
53Humber, Ramon ILB5-112328/10/19877North Dakota State
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19895Alabama
92Jenkins, John DT6-33597/11/19893Georgia
35Johnson, Austin FB6-22406/16/19892Tennessee
30Jones, Don DB5-112055/14/19903Arkansas State
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
21Lewis, Keenan CB6-12085/17/19867Oregon State
56Mauti, Michael LB6-22431/19/19903Penn State
7McCown, Luke QB6-42177/12/198112Louisiana Tech
63McGlynn, Mike T6-43253/8/19857Pittsburgh
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19867Southern Methodist
48Murphy, Marcus RB5-919510/3/1991RMissouri
75Peat, Andrus T6-731611/4/1993RStanford
78Richardson, Bobby DE6-328611/20/1992RIndiana
29Robinson, Khiry RB6-022012/28/19893West Texas A&M
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
99Spencer, Anthony (IR) LB6-32651/23/19849Purdue
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
 Darby, Alden DB5-101926/22/1992RArizona State
 Harris, R.J. WR6-01946/3/1992RNew Hampshire
 Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
62Lemon, Cyril G6-33151/8/1993RNorth Texas
74Mabry, Ashaad DL6-331511/4/1992RTexas-San Antonio
86Manhertz, Chris TE6-62354/10/19921Canisius
 Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
37Seamster, Sammy DB6-02052/5/19912Middle Tennessee State
 Witzmann, Bryan T6-73116/16/19902South Dakota State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New Orleans6-4314.06-3294.326.42136
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Position Listing
Don Jones
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.

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
Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison made four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Cowboys. With the mid-week trade of Akiem Hicks to New England, the rookie Davison saw 33 of the Saints' 61 offensive snaps (54 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The sack was the first of his career.

Fellow rookie Bobby Richardson drew the start in the first week without Hicks in the lineup, and both he and Davison could have some value in deeper individual defensive player leagues.

Brandin Cooks
Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.

Cooks turned in a limited practice showing for a second consecutive Wednesday, but his ability to take part in all drills Thursday implies that he'll play Sunday at Philadelphia. Provided an exploitable matchup -- the Eagles have conceded 801 receiving yards and six touchdowns to wideouts in four games this season -- he'll strive for his first score of 2015 in Week 5.

Ankle - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Philadelphia
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
The Saints announced that they have reached a new two-year contract with special teams captain Ramon Humber

Humber has spent the previous five seasons with the Saints. He started six games at linebacker a year ago and totaled 50 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection. Humber had a season-best 12 tackles in a Week 10 game against the 49ers. 

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 - 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
Benjamin Watson
Saints tight end Benjamin Watson caught four passes on four targets for 42 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Watson continues to dominate the workload at tight end, garnering 86 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps, compared to 40 percent for Josh Hill, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

With Luke McCown starting at quarterback in Week 3, the Saints featured an offense that was heavily predicated on short passes, which suited Watson well. If McCown starts again in Week 4 against the Cowboys, it would not be surprising to see the team take a similar approach, which could bode well for Watson's prospects.

Still, with only nine catches for 73 total yards on the season, Watson is probably not a high-upside play.

Cyril Lemon
No Updates
Cameron Jordan
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a night club altercation that allegedly involved Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan over the Labor Day weekend, a NOPD spokesman confirmed, per ESPN.com.

No charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made.

The incident occurred early Saturday morning. A female victim said she and her boyfriend were inside the location when they were involved in an altercation with a male subject identified as Jordan.

Saints coach Sean Payton commented on the situation Wednesday.

“We are gathering the information," Payton said. "We are aware of it. I am anxious to find out more."

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. 

Anthony Spencer
The Saints have placed defensive end Anthony Spencer on the season-ending injured reserve list, per ESPN.com.

Spencer is dealing with an unspecified injury that has kept him sidelined since the team's first preseason contest. He is coming off a serious knee injury in 2013. 

Spencer has 33 sacks in eight NFL seasons, including 11 in 2012, when he made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Cowboys. 

Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
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
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.

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
Saints safety Jairus Byrd (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Byrd will likely hop right in as a starter alongside Kenny Vaccaro, but the Saints may monitor the three-time Pro Bowler's snaps. Although his track record from Buffalo is superb, Byrd has played just 15 games since the start of 2013 and four games since the beginning of 2014. He needs to re-prove that he's a useful IDP outside of very deep leagues.

Knee - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Philadelphia
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.

Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Philadelphia
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
Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

According to Brees, he was able to make all throws in practice, which reflects his performance against the Cowboys on Sunday night. In Week 5, he'll look for his third 300-yard outing of 2015 against an Eagles defense that has surrendered 284.8 yards per game and six passing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season.

Ashaad Mabry
The Saints will release safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry, according to ESPN.com.
C.J. Spiller
Saints running back C.J. Spiller caught an 80-yard touchdown pass on the second play of overtime in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Cowboys.

Spiller burnt one defender then broke a tackle, and it was off to the races from there. He otherwise had a quiet night, finishing with five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown on five targets, with another 10 yards on just two carries. Mark Ingram was once again a big part of the passing game, catching six balls for 51 yards on seven targets, in addition to his 17 carries for 77 yards. Ingram led the way with 41 snaps in regulation, followed by Spiller's 20 and Khiry Robinson's 10, according to Pro Football Focus. Although the split could work more in Spiller's favor when the Saints have to play catch-up, Ingram's improved pass-catching ability still seems to put a pretty low ceiling on Spiller's volume.

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
Brandon Coleman
Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman caught one pass on one target for 30 yards in Sunday's win against the Cowboys. Coleman's lone catch was a big one, as it set up the Saints for the potential game-winning field goal at the end of regulation (which was missed), but it's disconcerting for Coleman's owners that he once again saw his playing time dwindle.

Coleman participated in only 19 of the Saints' 73 offensive plays (26 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. With Snead excelling in his expanded role, Coleman's upside may be capped by his limited playing time.

Josh Hill
Saints tight end Josh Hill caught two passes on two targets for 11 yards, including a three-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Hill caught a short score in the first quarter, but he was relatively quiet thereafter, managing only a single other catch. Hill was once again out-snapped by starting tight end Ben Watson, who received 64 of the Saints' 73 offensive snaps (88 percent), compared to Hill's 34 plays (47 percent), reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

With the Saints struggling to find playmakers, particularly in the red zone, it would make sense for Hill's usage to go up, but to this point it has not happened, which makes Hill a risky weekly play.

Austin Johnson
Saints fullback Austin Johnson scored on a one-yard touchdown dive in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Johnson, the Saints' starting fullback, vultured a score early in the fourth quarter, after Mark Ingram was stopped just shy of the goal line.

Though the Saints have shown that they are comfortable using Johnson in short-yardage situations, with on four total touches through two games (two carries for five yards and two receptions for five yards), Johnson will likely be more of a nuisance for owners of Saints' running backs than a worthwhile fantasy option in most leagues.

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.

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
Saints inside linebacker David Hawthorne took a pay cut of $1.25 million for 2015 and $1.75 million for 2016, reports ESPN.com. The 29-year-old had 83 tackles, three sacks and an interception in 12 games last season.

Hawthorne is now scheduled to make $3.25 million this season and $2.25 million in 2016.

Stephone Anthony
Saints rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in the Week 4 victory over Dallas.

The sack was the first of the rookie linebacker's career, and with 23 stops through his first four games, Anthony is proving to be a consistent source of tackles for Fantasy owners. Even with the return of Dannell Ellerbe, he should continue to start at the heart of the defense.

Michael Hoomanawanui
Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268 apiece for their roles in a brawl at the end of New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory, according to the Everett Herald.

Gronkowski was fined for participating in the brawl and Hoomanawanui's fine was for taking an opponent's helmet off of his head.

Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268 for their roles in the fight.

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
Saints running back Khiry Robinson carried the ball six times for 16 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown plunge, and caught two passes on four targets for five yards in the defeat of Dallas on Sunday.

After an apparent Mark Ingram touchdown run was (questionably) overturned, Robinson took the next carry into the end zone for the score, much to the chagrin of Ingram owners. Robinson has now scored in back-to-back weeks, as it's clear the Saints are comfortable using him around the goal line as he continues to see some limited action in both the running game and passing game, even following the return of C.J. Spiller.

Though his upside will continue to be capped by a committee approach, Robinson still has some weekly value and remains the clear handcuff to Ingram. Week 5, however, brings a difficult matchup against the Eagles.

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.

R.J. Harris
No Updates
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Mark Ingram
Saints running back Mark Ingram gained 77 yards on 17 carries and 51 yards on six receptions (seven targets) in Sunday's 26-20 overtime win against the Cowboys.

Ingram had an eight-yard touchdown questionably overturned in the fourth quarter, with Khiry Robinson then punching it in on the next play. It was a frustrating moment for Ingram's owners, especially after Robinson scored a two-yard touchdown the previous week. Ingram has also gotten some goal-line work this year, so it appears the Saints are comfortable using both of their bigger backs in short-yardage spots. Ingram still easily led the way in terms of playing time and touches, with his 41 snaps in regulation besting C.J. Spiller's 20 and Robinson's 10, according to Pro Football Focus. Even with Spiller and Robinson both involved, Ingram has 17+ touches in every game this season, thanks in large part to his shocking total of 22 receptions. Ingram draws a tough Week 5 road matchup with the Eagles.

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.

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.

Chris Manhertz
No Updates
Willie Snead
Saints wide receiver Willie Snead caught all six of his targets for 89 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Cowboys.

Snead finished third on the team in targets and tied for first in receptions, continuing his ultra-efficient season. He has 16 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets (10.9 YPT), whereas No. 1 receiver Brandin Cooks has 20 catches for 215 yards on 31 targets (6.9 YPT).

Cooks easily led the New Orleans wideouts with 66 snaps in Sunday's game, followed by Snead (46), Marques Colston (43) and Brandon Coleman (19), according to Pro Football Focus. Snead's making a strong case for additional playing time and targets, as he seems to be open more often than any of his teammates.

He gets a solid Week 5 road matchup with a fast-paced Eagles team that has a questionable group of cornerbacks.

Kenny Vaccaro
Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro made nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

After a quiet Week 1, in which Vaccaro had only a pair of tackles, the Saints promised to put him in a position where he was playing closer to the line of scrimmage. Since then, Vaccaro notched nine tackles in each of the last two games.

The Saints may not be winning, but as long as the third-year safety continues to play in the box, he should continue to be an above average option in IDP leagues.

Luke McCown
Saints quarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) expressed confidence Thursday he'll be able to take the field Sunday against the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports.

"I'm very confident I will be able to...we'll see how it progresses," Brees said. "But there's not anything that's gonna keep me off the field on Sunday."

The quarterback has turned in limited practice showings both Wednesday and Thursday, which indicates progress from the bruised rotator cuff that sidelined him in Week 3. His listing on Friday's injury report will be particularly telling in his quest to return.

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
Saints cornerback Brandon Browner was carted off the field in the first series of the first preseason game of the year Thursday night.

He walked off with a limp and was examined by trainers on the sideine before being wheeled away. The team has yet to release details.

Browner played in nine games for New England last season and contributed to 25 tackles. He had one interception.

Sammy Seamster
The Dolphins placed defensive back Sammy Seamster on injured reserve Monday due to a shoulder injury, the Miami Herald reports. 
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
Saints linebacker Hau had eight tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Cowboys. Kikaha led the Saints in tackles and Sunday was the third game in a row in which the rookie linebacker notched a sack.

With Kikaha showing that he's capable of posting consistent tackle numbers to supplement his ample production in opposing backfields, he should likely be rostered in almost all individual defensive player leagues.

Thomas Morstead
No Updates
Zach Hocker
Saints kicker Zach Hocker made 2 of 3 field goal attempts and added two extra point conversions in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Hocker nailed both a long 51-yard field goal and a chip-shot 29-yard kick in third quarter, but most will likely remember his lone miss on the night - a short 30-yard attempt that would have won the Saints the game with only a few seconds left in regulation.

The Saints quickly made amends for Hocker's error when Drew Brees found C.J. Spiller for an 80-yard touchdown on the second play of overtime, but the miss was now Hocker's third of the season (two field goals and one extra point).

Still, Hocker is 7 of 9 on field goal tries this season, so he likely has some leeway, but he would be advised to make the most of his chances over the next few weeks.

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
Marques Colston
Saints wide receiver Marques Colston caught four passes on five targets for 19 yards in Sunday night's win against the Cowboys. Colston was not much of a factor in Week 4, with Drew Brees seemingly limited to short throws due to his injured shoulder.

Further, he once again lost playing time to second-year pro Willie Snead, who led the Saints with six catches for 89 yards, as Colston was on the field for only 41 of the Saints' 73 offensive plays (56 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Brees still looks to Colston when he wants to move the sticks on third down, but with Colston essentially becoming a part-time player in New Orleans, his upside is limited. The Saints will face the Eagles in Week 5.

Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Philadelphia
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
Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Ellerbe will make his Saints regular-season debut, and while he's listed atop the depth chart at weakside linebacker, he may have a limited role. If he has an every-down role, or eventually works his way into one, Ellerbe could be a surprisingly productive IDP.

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Keenan Lewis
Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Coming off a minor hip procedure at the beginning of September, Lewis is returning toward the front end of his timetable. He'll likely get the start, but it's not entirely clear whether he'll replace Brandon Browner or Delvin Breaux.

Hip - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Philadelphia
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