Coleman will consequently stay in New Orleans through the 2017 season. The third-year wideout was relatively quiet in the passing game last year, recording 26 catches for 281 yards and three touchdowns. Coleman was more valuable in the rushing game, where he served, and will continue to serve, as one of New Orleans' best run-blocking wide receivers.
Coleman finished the 2016 season with a whimper, catching only one pass over the final three games. Playing his second full season in New Orleans, consistency was an issue for the 6-foot-6 receiver, who struggled with drops and was never able to rise above fourth on the
Coleman caught five passes on eight targets for 47 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
With Michael Thomas sidelined, Coleman took advantage of an increase in playing time, registering his most receptions and yards since Week 3. In addition to a decent statistical output, the 6-foot-6 receiver also just missed a touchdown, as he was dragged down at the three-yard line on a second-quarter, red-zone reception. Thomas was reportedly close to playing in Week 14, so Coleman may return to his fourth-receiver role as soon as next week. If, however, Thomas continues to miss time, Coleman could be a sneaky play in daily or deeper fantasy leagues in Week 15 against the Cardinals.
Despite seeing only one target, Coleman was on the field for 27 of the
Coleman secured one of two targets for a nine-yard touchdown in Thursday's 23-20 loss to the Panthers.
Coleman began the Saints' comeback with his touchdown early in the fourth quarter, his first score since Week 7. The second-year wideout hasn't seen over two targets since Week 4, however, making him an option only in very deep formats.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ MIN||7:10 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIA||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||4||30||454||15.1||31||2||11||0||22|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||4||26||281||10.8||38||3||2||0||16|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||3||2.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|