Te'o made five tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers. Te'o played 57 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (77 percent), in addition to seven special-teams snaps. Te'o has notched 36 total tackles in the five games since starting at middle linebacker after AJ Klein (groin) was lost of the season. While not a flashy performer, Te'o should continue to be a quality IDP option in playoff fantasy leagues. The Saints will travel to Minnesota for next week's divisional-round contest against the Vikings.
Te'o made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 31-19 win against the Jets. With normal starting middle linebacker A.J. Klein sidelined with a groin injury, Te'o played every defensive snap for the Saints. Klein was unable to practice at all last week, so there's a decent chance that he will miss Week 16 as well. If that's the case, expect Te'o to again garner the starting nod in Klein's absence versus a Falcons team Te'o notched 10 tackles against just a couple of weeks ago.
Te'o made 10 tackles (eight solo) in Thursday night's 20-17 loss to the Falcons. Te'o's 10 total tackles were a season high, as he played 57 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (77 percent), in addition to five special teams snaps, after starting middle linebacker A.J. Klein left the game with a groin injury. The severity of Klein's injury is still unknown, so Te'o could again see substantial playing time in Week 15 against the Jets. It's worth noting, however, that when Klein missed the team's Week 11 tilt against Washington, Te'o could only muster five total tackles.
Te'o notched nine tackles (seven solo), a sack and three tackles for loss in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Te'o appears to be the front-runner to start at middle linebacker in the Saints' base 4-3 defense. The Saints took a chance on Te'o, who is coming off a torn Achilles, by signing the fifth-year linebacker to an incentive-laden two-year deal this offseason. While injuries have plagued the former Notre Dame star throughout his young career, when healthy, Te'o has been a consistent performer. Te'o may leave the field on passing downs, but as long as he starts and, most importantly, remains healthy, he's a good bet for solid production at a reasonable price in IDP formats.
Te'o (Achilles) has agreed to a two-year deal with the Saints, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports. Looking to bounce back from a torn Achilles suffered in September, the 26-year-old linebacker will join a Saints defense that seemingly has bigger issues than its linebacking corps. While there appears to be ample competition at the position, the Saints don't have any proven standout performers, which means Te'o should at least have the opportunity to compete for a starting job. He started 34 of his 38 games during a four-year run in San Diego, with injuries limiting him to 13 or fewer appearances each season, though he still averaged 5.8 tackles per game.