Top Saints News

  • Saints' Austin Carr: Limited in practice Wednesday

    Carr (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Carr appears to have sustained a knee injury during a Week 10 win over the Bengals, and his availability for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles is in question. If the depth wideout is unable to go Week 11, it could mean an increased offensive role for Keith Kirkwood or newly-signed veteran Brandon Marshall.

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  • Saints' Terron Armstead: Set to miss 3-to-4 weeks

    Armstead was diagnosed with a pectoral injury Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Armstead, the Saints' starting left tackle, sustained what was initially labeled a shoulder injury during the Week 10 win over the Bengals. Follow-up examinations revealed the nature and extent of Armstead's setback, which will prompt the Saints to lean on veteran Jermon Bushrod to protect Drew Brees' blind side for multiple games. Armstead previously hadn't missed a snap all season before his early departure against Cincinnati.

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  • Saints' Alex Okafor: Half sack in win

    Okafor recorded three tackles (two solo) and 0.5 sacks across 38 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    Through nine games, Okafor has 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Those numbers are down from last season but it should be noted that the veteran is now competing with rookie Marcus Davenport (toe) for reps. Davenport (toe) will likely remain out for a few more weeks, which will lead to increased action for Okafor.

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  • Saints' Eli Apple: First interception with Saints

    Apple had three tackles (all solo) and an interception in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    The interception was a gift, as Apple corralled a ball that was tipped into the air by his defensive line in the fourth quarter. Apple nevertheless drew another start -- his third straight -- and has posted solid numbers since coming to New Orleans in a trade with the Giants. So long as opposing quarterbacks continue to avoid throwing at cornerback Marshon Lattimore, Apple should see plenty of action, which gives him value in deeper IDP leagues.

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  • Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Fifth sack of season

    Rankins had two tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    Rankins absolutely embarrassed guard Clint Boling on his third-quarter sack, walking the Bengals offensive lineman into the lap of quarterback Andy Dalton. While Rankins has just 23 total tackles, his five sacks rank second on the team and are the fourth-most among all NFL defensive linemen. The elite quickness that made Rankins a first-round pick in 2016 has been on display this season, making Rankins a potentially appealing option in deeper IDP leagues.

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  • Saints' Wil Lutz: Scores 15 points in win

    Lutz converted all three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 51-14 win over the Bengals.

    Lutz has not missed a kick since Week 5. The 24-year-old remains one of the top fantasy options at his position due to the Saints' high-powered offense, and he appears in line for another strong performance against the Eagles on Sunday.

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  • Saints' Cameron Jordan: Sixth sack of season

    Jordan had one tackle -- a sack -- in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    With only 25 tackles through nine games, Jordan is well off the 62-tackle pace he set as an All-Pro last season. Still, with six sacks and three pass defenses, Jordan remains a valuable contributor in IDP leagues.

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  • Saints' Alex Anzalone: First sack of season

    Anzalone had five tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    Anzalone has quietly strung together three straight five-tackle performances and his sack on Sunday was his first of the year. While Anzalone is not a three-down player, his playing time has stabilized the last few weeks since an up-and-down start to the year. As evidenced by the three turnovers he's forced this year, Anzalone could make some noise in the second half as a high-upside option in deeper IDP leagues if he continues to see consistent playing time.

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  • Saints' Demario Davis: Ties for team lead in tackles

    Davis made five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    Another week, another solid stat line for the Saints' starting middle linebacker. While Davis has not produced eye-popping numbers in his first year in New Orleans, he continues to be a dependable source of tackles for IDP owners.

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  • Saints' Marcus Williams: Second interception of season

    Williams had four tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    Williams intercepted an ill-advised deep ball at the Saints five-yard line and returned the pick, his second of the season, for 78 yards. With only 33 total tackles through nine games, Williams has not had the breakout season many had hoped, but the second-year free safety continues to play nearly every defensive snap for New Orleans and still ranks fourth on the team in tackles. With the Saints scheduled to face a number of pass-happy offenses in the second half, Williams could still be a quality defensive-back option in deeper IDP leagues.

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  • Saints' Keith Kirkwood: Two catches in NFL debut

    Kirkwood caught both of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

    Making his NFL debut after being promoted from the practice squad, Kirkwood played 34 of the Saints' 75 offensive snaps. The rookie's promotion was no coincidence, as the Saints placed both Cameron Meredith (knee) and Dez Bryant (Achilles) on injured reserve earlier in the week. An undrafted rookie out of Temple, Kirkwood has good size at 6-foot-3 and impressed throughout training camp. While he likely will split playing time with Austin Carr, Kirkwood may be worth a flier in deeper leagues, as he could emerge as a solid option out of the slot if the team does not elect to sign a free-agent receiver.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 126.8
Def. 80.1

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