Te'o continues to split time with A.J. Klein (48 snaps) and Alex Anzalone (23 snaps), though Klein appears to have surged to the top of linebacker committee in Week 2 after registering nine tackles. Still, barring injury, it remains difficult to predict how Klein, Te'o and Anzalone will be deployed on a weekly basis.
Te'o spent most of last year backing up AJ Klein, but he was productive at middle linebacker when Klein was absent from the lineup due to various injuries. Still, with Klein now healthy and the Saints signing coveted free agent Demario Davis, it comes as a surprise that Te'o is listed as the starter at middle linebacker. Should this alignment hold -- Te'o at middle linebacker and Klein and Davis starting on the outside -- Te'o could see a bump in value in IDP leagues.
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%), 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 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 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.
|3||9/23/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ BAL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ MIN||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||11/29/18||@ DAL||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/18||@ CAR||8:15 pm|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||13||61||41.0||20||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||10||60||39.0||21||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||12||83||63.0||20||0.5||1||11||11.0||11||0||2|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||3||17||11.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||62||42.0||20||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||8||4.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|