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August 15, 2016 01:26 AM
Marques Colston: No rush to decide 2016 plan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston plans to continue to rehab a shoulder injury that he is dealing with for about another month before he considers his next move, reports.

"Once I'm done with rehab, I'll see what's out there," Colston said Friday with regard to his plans following his offseason release from the Saints with a failed physical designation. Colston, who turned 33 in August, is coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded career lows in catches (45) and yards (520) while suiting up for 13 games. Per the report, Colston "looks in shape" at this stage, but the veteran wideout notes that right now there's "no rush" for him to make a call on his 2016 playing status.

February 29, 2016 05:05 PM
Marques Colston: Released by Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints have terminated Colston's contract with a "failed physical" designation, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

The move was expected, though as long as Colston can re-establish his health this offseason, he'll look to catch on elsewhere with a team looking to add some veteran depth at wideout. He's coming off his least productive NFL season, having caught just 45 passes for 520 yards and four TDs in 13 games in 2015, but in the right landing spot, we suppose that Colston -- who turns 33 in June -- could attain a level of fantasy utility in 2016.

February 23, 2016 02:09 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Likely to be released soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston will likely be released in the coming days, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

Coming off the worst season of his 10-year career, the 32-year-old Colston is an obvious candidate to be released. The team might have interest in bringing him back at a lower salary, but it's also possible the Saints would prefer to use the roster spot on a younger wideout. Assuming he chooses to continue his career, Colston is unlikely to find anything more than a bit role, be it in New Orleans or elsewhere.

January 11, 2016 05:22 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Sets career lows in 2015
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston caught 45 passes on 67 targets for 520 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games this season.

Colston's tenth season in a Saints' uniform was by far his worst, as he set career lows in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. Colston missed the Saints' final two games, and as the season progressed, he lost significant playing time to second-year pro Willie Snead. Although he's signed through 2016, the long-tenured Saint could be a cap casualty this offseason.

January 1, 2016 03:42 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (chest) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

With Colston out for a second straight week, Brandon Coleman will join Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead in three-wide formations. Colston should be healthy long before training camp, but he'll probably have to accept a pay cut if he wants to stay with the only team he's ever played for. Even then, the Saints may just prefer to move on.

December 30, 2015 08:12 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Doesn't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (chest) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.

Colston hasn't practiced since taking the field in Week 15, as a chest injury is currently plaguing him and forced his second absence of the season this past Sunday versus the Jaguars. As a result, his practice participation will be of interest in advance of Sunday's season finale in Atlanta.

December 27, 2015 02:44 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (chest) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Unable to practice this week due to a chest injury, Colston will rest up with one game remaining on the 2015 slate. Because Drew Brees will attempt to play through a torn plantar fascia, the remaining receiving options, namely Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman, and Ben Watson (knee), may have their work cut out for them.

December 26, 2015 04:34 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Not expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (chest) is not expected to play Sunday against Jacksonville,'s Rand Getlin reports.

Though Colston was listed as questionable on the Saints' Friday injury report, Getlin is reporting that the veteran wideout will not be able to play Sunday against the Jaguars. Owners should wait for further confirmation from the team before removing him from their lineups, but if Colston is ultimately unable to play Sunday, look for Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead to see the bulk of the targets while Brandon Coleman or tight end Ben Watson could see a slight bump in targets.

December 25, 2015 06:22 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Colston has been slowed by a chest injury this week, and the Saints will not make a final call on his Week 16 status until sometime Sunday. Starting quarterback Drew Brees (foot) is also listed as questionable for Week 16, so it remains to be seen both if Colston will play, and who will be throwing him the ball if he does.

December 23, 2015 07:20 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (chest) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Colston hasn't experienced a marked increase in targets of late, but visits to the end zone have become more frequent over the last two games, as he's hauled in eight of 12 passes for 75 yards and three touchdowns. Facing a chest injury, his activity level at practice will be of interest this week, though the health of his long-time partner in crime, Drew Brees (foot), will likely have more of an impact on Colston's potential to produce.

December 23, 2015 09:40 AM
Saints' Marques Colston: Third touchdown in two weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston caught two passes on four targets for 39 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown, in Monday night's loss to the Lions.

Colston played 71 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but it was Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks who did most of the receiving damage for the Saints. While Colston's role in the red zone has seemingly grown in Mark Ingram's absence - he has three touchdowns in the last two weeks - Colston is still not a high-volume player at this point in his career. The Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars seems favorable, but Colston makes for a risky play in many fantasy leagues, particularly if Drew Brees can't go due to his right foot injury.

December 14, 2015 08:26 AM
Saints' Marques Colston: Catches two touchdowns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston caught six passes on eight targets for 36 yards, including two touchdowns, in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers.

Colston turned back the clock in Tampa Bay. The six catches were his second-most this season and his two touchdowns were of the red zone variety- one from 3-yards away and another from 1-yard out. Still, brought his season total to three scores. It's readily apparent that Colston only has 43 receptions this season and he has scored a grand total of three touchdowns this season. While the Saints still have some favorable matchups remaining on schedule, including a Week 15 tilt against the Lions, fantasy owners will have a hard time trusting that Colston can duplicate his success from Sunday.

December 6, 2015 03:38 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (non-injury) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Panthers, the Saints' official site reports.

With Willie Snead (calf) missing his first game of the season, Colston could be featured a bit more than his typical 5.2 targets per contest, which could yield fruit against a Carolina defense that will be without Charles Tillman (knee) yet again.

December 4, 2015 05:16 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Could take on extra reps in Snead's absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston's teammate Willie Snead (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Already lacking depth in their receiving corps, the Saints may be in for a rough afternoon against Carolina's superb pass defense. Nonetheless, Snead's presumed absence positions Colston to take on additional snaps and targets, with Brandon Coleman, T.J. Graham and TE Ben Watson the other potential beneficiaries. Top wideout Brandin Cooks will likely be in over his head against stud cornerback Josh Norman, so one of this motley crew could end up with a big game. There's a ton of pressure on Drew Brees and Mark Ingram this week.

November 30, 2015 10:48 AM
Saints' Marques Colston: Bump in playing time leads to modest production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston caught three passes on four targets for 38 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

With the Saints falling behind early, Colston saw an uptick in playing time - 74 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune - as the Saints took to the air in three-wide receiver sets for most of the afternoon. Still, Colston could only manage modest production, and outside of a big performance in Week 8, he's failed to top four catches or crack 70 yards receiving this season. Colston can still offer some low-end production for fantasy owners desperate for options, particularly those in PPR leagues, but his upside is limited. Unfortunately, things will not get easier for Colston and the Saints in a Week 13 tilt against a stingy Panthers' defense.

November 15, 2015 11:43 AM
Saints' Marques Colston: Active for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Washington.

Colston is available, but outside of a nice game in Week 8, he is having a pretty quiet season.

November 9, 2015 10:17 AM
Saints' Marques Colston: Three catches for 37 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston caught three passes on three targets for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Colston has clearly fallen to No. 3 on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart, as both Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead continue to play significantly more snaps than him. Still, quarterback Drew Brees has been rolling of late and continues to look Colston's way in critical situations, so Colston can still probably be relied on for low-end weekly production for fantasy teams in a pinch. Up next is a favorable Week 10 tilt in Washington.

November 1, 2015 08:29 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Vintage performance in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colston caught 8-of-9 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants.

A vintage performance from the veteran, who found the end zone for the first time this season and broke the 100-yard barrier for the first time since Week 6 of last year. Colston should not be counted on for these types of performance on a weekly basis, but he appears to be over the recent shoulder injury he suffered, and could experience an uptick in fantasy value if he can remain in the sights of red-hot quarterback Drew Brees. Colston and the Saints will play host to the Texans in Week 9.

October 26, 2015 11:12 AM
Saints' Marques Colston: Only one catch in limited playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saints veteran wideout Marques Colston (shoulder) caught one pass on three targets for 20 yards in the Sunday defeat of Indianapolis.

Though he only had one catch, it was a big one as it essentially sealed the win with time winding down in the fourth quarter. Still, it's clear that Colston is not the same player he was in his younger years and his playing time continues to dwindle, as he was on the field for only 27 of 88 offensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

October 25, 2015 12:10 PM
Saints' Marques Colston: Active for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saints veteran wideout Marques Colston (shoulder) is active for Sunday against Indianapolis.

After missing the Week 6 game against the Falcons with a separated shoulder, Colston returned to practice in limited fashion this week, which was good enough for him to receive clearance to play. Prior to suffering the injury, Colston had recorded no more than four catches or 70 receiving yards in any game.


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