Fowler underwent shoulder surgery Monday to repair his labrum and rotator cuff, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Fowler was placed on IR and will miss at least three weeks, but he could return after the minimum time required. The 29-year-old wideout is often buried on the depth chart, but with Michael Thomas (hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID) sitting out Week 7 against the Panthers, Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway and Austin Carr could all see boosts in usage for the time being.
Fowler (shoulder) was placed on IR on Friday, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports. Fowler will have to miss at least three weeks following this move, so the earliest he could return would be Week 10 against the 49ers. He has two catches for 11 yards this season, with all of that production coming against the Chargers in Week 6.
Fowler (shoulder) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice. The Saints just returned from a Week 6 bye, so Fowler may have picked up this injury during a Week 5 win over the Chargers. Missing the first practice of the week puts him in danger of sitting out this Sunday against the Panthers, but he still has two practices to upgrade his status.
Fowler corralled two of six targets for 11 yards in Monday night's 30-27 overtime win against the Chargers. The receptions were Fowler's first of the season, as he took advantage of absences ahead of him on the depth chart in Michael Thomas (ankle/disciplinary) and Deonte Harris (hamstring). With Thomas likely to take the field again for Week 6, Fowler is unlikely to see meaningful playing time.
The Saints promoted Fowler to the active roster Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. With Michael Thomas (ankle) still sitting out, Fowler was brought up for a third consecutive game. He's totaled just 11 offensive snaps through the first two contests and hasn't been targeted, so he should be off fantasy radars at this time.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||17.67|
|10||11/15||San Francisco 49ers||9||19.67|
|15||12/20||Kansas City Chiefs||8||19.00|
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|3 Year Avg||40||23||247||1||14||10.74||30|