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1-0-0 2-2-0
1-1-0 2-2-0
0-2-0 0-4-0

Top Saints News

  • Saints' Rashid Shaheed: Modest outing in loss

    Shaheed gathered in three of seven targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 26-9 defeat against the Buccaneers.

    Shaheed didn't manage to connect on any of the three deep passes that he saw from starting quarterback Derek Carr, who was playing at less than 100 percent after suffering an AC joint sprain against Green Bay in Week 3. The 25-year-old speedster did collect three short passes while also pacing New Orleans' wideout corps in targets; but, he still finished with fewer targets than running back Alvin Kamara (13), who made his season debut after serving a suspension from Week 1 to Week 3. Shaheed has been involved in the Saints' offense during all but one game this season, and his ability to generate big plays whenever he touches has helped make up for his relatively modest 12 catches on 19 targets so far this season.

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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Totals 30 yards Week 5

    Hill was 1-for-1 passing for 13 yards during Sunday's 26-9 loss to Tampa Bay. He also netted 10 rushing yards on four carries and caught one pass for seven yards.

    Hill was prominently featured during the first quarter, as he logged a passing attempt, reception and rushing attempt on the Saints' first offensive series. His role then faded until he lined up in the shotgun for three plays on a single drive during the third quarter, though he netted just four rushing yards due to a three-yard sack taken on first down. Overall, Hill's usage did not see a significant uptick despite Derek Carr playing through an AC joint sprain that he suffered during the Week 3 loss to Green Bay. Hill's workload could stand to increase if Carr does not suit up for the Week 5 road matchup against New England.

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  • Saints' Michael Thomas: Solid showing in loss

    Thomas secured four of six targets for 53 yards in the Saints' 26-9 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    Thomas led the Saints in receiving yards on a day when a less-than-100-percent Derek Carr averaged only 3.4 yards per attempt. The veteran wideout has yet to turn in anything resembling one of his trademark performances of seasons past, but he's at least remained healthy for the first four games and has seen no fewer than six targets in any contest. Thomas' next opportunity to build on what is now a 22-219-0 line on 32 targets comes in a Week 5 road matchup against the Patriots.

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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Held to one catch in loss

    Olave brought in one of six targets for four yards in the Saints' 26-9 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    The speedy wideout was held in check in unprecedented fashion, with both his reception and receiving yardage totals qualifying as career lows. Olave's final line could have looked much different had he been able to come up with a couple of deep shots, but it ultimately was a forgettable day for the second-year wideout and the Saints offense as a whole. His first opportunity to bounce back comes in a Week 5 road matchup against the Patriots, but if Derek Carr's shoulder injury continues to limit his deep passing, Olave's fantasy value will inevitably take a hit to some degree.

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  • Saints' Blake Grupe: Nails all three field goals

    Grupe connected on 3-for-3 field-goal attempts during Sunday's 26-9 defeat versus the Buccaneers.

    Grupe kept New Orlean's struggling offense within one score of Tampa Bay for much of the game, hitting field goals of 37, 32 and 44 yards in the first, third and fourth quarters, respectively. Aside from a missed 46-yarder Week 3 versus Green Bay, the undrafted product out of Notre Dame has hit all 15 of his combined kicking attempts so far this rookie season. Grupe will look to remain very consistent versus New England in Week 5.

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  • Saints' Alvin Kamara: Logs 24 touches in season debut

    Kamara rushed 11 times for 51 yards and brought in 13 of 14 targets for 33 yards in the Saints' 26-9 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    Suiting up for the first time this season following the completion of his three-game suspension, Kamara was put right to work as both runner and receiver. The versatile star had no threat to his lead-back role, with Taysom Hill the next closest player to him in rushing work with a modest four carries. Meanwhile, Kamara appeared to be a primary beneficiary of Derek Carr's physical limitations due to an AC joint sprain, easily leading the team in receptions and targets. The massive workload right out of the gate was certainly encouraging from a fantasy perspective, and Kamara's playmaking ability once again should be given plenty of chances to surface in a Week 5 road matchup against the Patriots.

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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Modest showing in Week 4 loss

    Carr completed 23 of 37 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed twice for one yard in the Saints' 26-9 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

    Carr averaged a tiny 3.4 yards per attempt, perhaps a result of the veteran signal-caller attempting to play through an AC joint sprain that had him looking very doubtful to play until late in the week. In that context, Carr's propensity for constantly checking down -- the debuting Alvin Kamara led the team with a whopping 13 catches on 14 targets -- is perhaps put into better perspective. Carr has yet to have a true breakout game in a Saints uniform, and it remains to be seen if he's afforded at least one game of rest before he draws his next start. New Orleans faces the Patriots in a Week 5 road matchup.

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  • Saints' Andrus Peat: Suffers concussion Sunday

    Peat has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to a concussion, Erin Summers of ESPN reports.

    Peat was starting at left guard with Cesar Ruiz (concussion) inactive. With Peat and Ruiz unavailable now, James Hurst has flipped to left guard, while Max Garcia has replaced Hurst at right guard.

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  • Saints' Lonnie Johnson : Leaves with injury

    Johnson has departed from Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to a hamstring injury, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Johnson had been helping fill in at safety with Jordan Howden (finger) out, and he had one pass defended before exiting. While he's out, Johnathan Abram will likely get extra opportunities.

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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Ruled out Sunday

    Johnson (calf) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

    Not long after Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, the Saints relayed that Johnson was questionable to return due to a calf injury. Upon additional testing, he won't be available to the offense for the rest of Week 4. With Foster Moreau (ankle) inactive, Jimmy Graham is New Orleans' only healthy and available tight end Sunday. Johnson's next chance for game action will arrive Sunday, Oct. 8 at New England.

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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Dealing with calf injury

    Johnson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to a calf injury, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

    The Saints made the announcement not long after kickoff, so it's unclear if Johnson actually saw the field. If Johnson is unable to return, the team will be down to just one healthy tight end (Jimmy Graham) on the game-day roster with Foster Moreau (ankle) inactive.

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  • Saints' Jake Luton: Will not suit up

    Luton (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Buccaneers.

    Luton joined the team Tuesday as a potential emergency option with Derek Carr (shoulder) ailing. However, with Carr healthy enough to start and Jameis Winston set to back him up, Luton will be the odd man out.

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  • Saints' Foster Moreau: Not playing Sunday

    Moreau (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Buccaneers.

    Moreau closed out the week with back-to-back limited practices, but the LSU product is still not healthy enough to take the field. His absence should open up more opportunities for Jimmy Graham and possibly Taysom Hill.

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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Suiting up Sunday

    Carr (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, John Hendrix of reports.

    Carr endured an early departure from last Sunday's loss at Green Bay and eventually was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his right throwing shoulder. By returning to practice Friday in a limited fashion, he put himself in a position to return Week 4, but he still entered the weekend with a questionable designation. As Sunday's kickoff drew closer, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Carr was expected to play, which has come to pass. Carr thus will be working with running back Alvin Kamara for the first time following the latter's three-game suspension to begin the season. The quarterback will be looking to build upon the 636 passing yards that he's put up through two and a half games to date.

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  • Saints' Jameis Winston: Set to remain in backup role

    Winston is expected to remain the Saints' backup quarterback Sunday against the Buccaneers with Derek Carr (shoulder) listed as questionable but in line to start the Week 4 game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Carr suffered an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder after he was slammed to the turf by the Packers' Rashan Gary in the third quarter of the Saints' Week 3 loss to Green Bay. Winston came on in relief of Carr and completed 10 of 16 pass attempts for 101 yards, but he didn't produce any scoring drives as the Saints squandered a 17-0 lead. Though Carr initially appeared in line to miss at least one game due to the injury, he returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday and took all the first-team reps during Saturday's walk-through. Barring a late setback in pregame warmups, Carr looks poised to start without limitations, keeping Winston in his usual No. 2 role.

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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Expected to start Sunday

    Carr (shoulder), who is listed as questionable, is expected to suit up and start in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    After injuring his right shoulder in the Saints' Week 3 loss to Green Bay, Carr returned to a limited practice participation Friday. The quarterback reportedly checked out well while taking the first-team reps Friday and during a walk-through session Sunday, so he seems to be trending toward playing through his AC joint sprain Sunday. Official confirmation of Carr's availability is slated to arrive approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, when the team releases its inactive list.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 87.5
Def. 103.3


Player Injury
J. Williams RB Jamaal Williams RB Hamstring
J. Johnson TE Juwan Johnson TE Calf
P. Adebo CB Paulson Adebo CB Hamstring
P. Turner DE Payton Turner DE Toe
A. Peat OG Andrus Peat OG Concussion

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