|Offense||7th||113.8 (14th)||258.4 (6th)|
|Defense||26th||100.8 (11th)||268.4 (27th)|
|72||Armstead, Terron||T||6-5||304||7/23/1991||5||Arkansas-Pine Bluff|
|31||Banjo, Chris||CB||5-10||207||2/26/1990||4||Southern Methodist|
|48||Bell, Vonn||FS||5-11||205||12/12/1994||2||Ohio State|
|25||Bush, Rafael||DB||5-11||203||5/12/1987||7||South Carolina State|
|95||Davison, Tyeler||DT||6-2||309||9/3/1992||3||Fresno State|
|19||Ginn, Ted||WR||5-11||180||4/12/1985||11||Ohio State|
|21||Harris, De'Vante||CB||5-11||190||6/30/1993||2||Texas A&M|
|91||Hendrickson, Trey||DE||6-4||270||12/5/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|89||Hill, Josh||TE||6-5||250||5/21/1990||5||Idaho State|
|7||Hill, Taysom||QB||6-2||221||8/23/1990||R||Brigham Young|
|56||Hodges, Gerald||LB||6-2||236||1/17/1991||5||Penn State|
|53||Klein, A.J.||OLB||6-1||240||7/30/1991||5||Iowa State|
|23||Lattimore, Marshon||CB||6-0||192||5/20/1996||R||Ohio State|
|61||LeRibeus, Josh||G||6-2||315||7/2/1989||5||Southern Methodist|
|11||Lewis, Tommylee||WR||5-7||168||10/24/1992||2||Northern Illinois|
|42||Line, Zach||RB||6-1||233||4/26/1990||5||Southern Methodist|
|3||Lutz, Wil||K||5-11||184||7/7/1994||2||Georgia State|
|Mauti, Michael||LB||6-2||243||1/19/1990||5||Penn State|
|24||Moore, Sterling||CB||5-10||202||2/3/1990||7||Southern Methodist|
|6||Morstead, Thomas||P||6-4||235||3/8/1986||9||Southern Methodist|
|97||Muhammad, Al-Quadin||DE||6-3||250||3/28/1995||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|93||Onyemata, David||DT||6-4||300||11/13/1992||2||Manitoba (Canada)|
|52||Robertson, Craig||OLB||6-1||234||2/11/1988||6||North Texas|
|83||Snead, Willie||WR||5-11||195||10/17/1992||3||Ball State|
|51||Te'o, Manti||MLB||6-1||241||1/26/1991||5||Notre Dame|
|13||Thomas, Michael||WR||6-3||212||3/3/1993||2||Ohio State|
|26||Williams, P.J.||CB||6-0||196||6/1/1993||3||Florida State|
|49||Wood, Zach||LS||6-3||255||1/10/1993||R||Southern Methodist|
|66||Allen, Jack (IR)||C||6-2||296||9/24/1992||1||Michigan State|
|47||Anzalone, Alex (IR)||OLB||6-3||241||9/22/1994||R||Florida|
|85||Arnold, Dan (IR)||WR||6-6||220||//||R||Wis.-Platteville|
|42||Braman, Bryan (IR)||LB||6-5||241||5/4/1987||7||West Texas A&M|
|11||Fuller, Corey (IR)||WR||6-2||200||6/23/1990||4||Virginia Tech|
|80||Harbor, Clay (IR)||TE||6-3||240||7/2/1987||8||Missouri State|
|29||Kuhn, John (IR)||FB||6-0||250||9/9/1982||12||Shippensburg|
|70||Loewen, Mitchell (IR)||DE||6-5||275||2/14/1993||1||Arkansas|
|58||Parry, David (IR)||NT||6-2||317||3/7/1992||3||Stanford|
|64||Strief, Zach (IR)||T||6-7||320||9/22/1983||12||Northwestern|
|54||Stupar, Nate (IR)||ILB||6-2||240||3/14/1988||5||Penn State|
|73||Wallace, Martin (IR)||T||6-6||311||4/22/1990||2||Temple|
|Bighill, Adam||LB||5-10||230||10/16/1988||1||Central Washington|
|77||Fullington, John||G||6-5||300||5/30/1991||2||Washington State|
|45||Griffin, Garrett||TE||6-4||240||3/4/1994||1||Air Force|
|Hamilton, Woodrow||DT||6-3||315||12/20/1992||2||Ole Miss|
|74||Jenkins, Alex||DE||6-6||270||1/15/1993||R||Incarnate Word (Tex.)|
|Martin, Gabe||LB||6-2||236||6/5/1992||2||Bowling Green|
|63||Tom, Cameron||C||6-4||287||6/21/1995||R||Southern Mississippi|
|78||Turner, Landon||G||6-4||325||5/15/1993||2||North Carolina|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Hendrickson was limited in practice this week after suffering the knee injury against the Patriots on Sunday. The rookie defensive end played more snaps that expected in his NFL debut and could increase his role if he is able to play against the Panthers this week.
Martin was just signed by the Saints a week ago, and he's already being shown the door. The 25-year-old only has one year of NFL experience with Arizona last season, recording just four tackles (two solo) while playing mainly on special teams.
Ramczyk left Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury. While the team was tight-lipped regarding the situation, it now appears the issue was nothing serious. Barring any setbacks, the first-round pick out of Wisconsin is seemingly on track to start the season protecting quarterback Drew Brees' blind side.
Kelemete was taken off the PUP list Wednesday after landing on the list early last week. Given his availability, it appears he'll reassume his position along the starting offensive line.
Davison underwent surgery in January to repair the torn labrum that impacted him throughout his rookie campaign. He's been rehabbing and recovering for months and is expected to be back in full for the start of training camp. When he returns he'll likely be the top backup at defensive tackle behind starters Sheldon Rankins and Nick Fairley.
A report Friday from Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune labeled Armstead as a coin flip for Sunday's contest, but the Saints have apparently been pleased with the progress the veteran tackle has made in the subsequent two days. As a result, Armstead appears poised to make his 2017 debut Sunday following a long recovery from June surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
The Saints promoted Maulet to the active roster in order to provide depth in the secondary for this past weekend's game against the Panthers. However, they're replacing him this week in order to beef up the defensive line rotation ahead of a Week 4 matchup against Jay Ajayi and the Dolphins.
Harbor and the Saints agreed to a contract during the offseason. The veteran was competing for a spot on the final roster. The specifics of his injury are unclear, but he now will spend the entire 2017 season on IR.
Allen was waived Wednesday and will now spend the remainder of the season on the Saints' IR, barring he reaches an injury settlement with the club and is subsequently released.
It still isn't clear what Wallace is dealing with, or when he could be back in action.
Breaux is eligible to practice at this point and was seen taking part in the stretching and conditioning portion of practice Friday. The 27-year-old could potentially return to game action against the Buccaneers in Week 9, but he still has a lot to show in practice before making any declarations on a full return.
Crawley is a backup corner for New Orleans and is likely getting bumped from active status as a result of the team's overall health. He shouldn't be expected to see a significant role this year unless injuries force him up the depth chart.
Loewen suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Patriots. The Saints signed defensive tackle David Parry from the practice squad to take Loewen's place on the 53-man roster.
Wow. Jordan was an absolute menace in Week 6, constantly harassing Matt Stafford in the Detroit backfield, and on the few occasions when he wasn't pressuring Stafford, he was deflecting passes at the line. Jordan even turned one of those tipped passes directly into points, catching his own batted ball while standing in the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown that ended any hopes of a Lions comeback. With four sacks in his last three games, Jordan is once again showing why he's one of the best linemen in the league -- and a standout IDP option as well. Jordan will have a chance to continue on his current tear Week 7 against a banged-up Packers offensive line.
The Saints made several roster moves on Tuesday but none were bigger than placing veteran tackle Zach Strief on injured reserve. The Saints will bring in Greco to shore up the line, but the guard's exact role in New Orlean's offense remains to be seen. Look for more updates to come as Greco gets accustomed to his new home.
Stupar tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Lions and now his season is officially over. The linebacker played exclusively on special teams in his four games with the Saints, recording one tackle in four games.
Mauti, a former Saints' special teams captain, took a break from the field last season to deal with a longtime battle with ulcerative colitis. He returned to training camp this year, but failed to make the final roster. An injury to the team's current special teams captain, Nathan Stupar, presumably opened the door for Mauti's return.
Lasco will become the No. 4 back on the Saints depth chart after starting the season on the practice squad. Look for second-year pro to play more of a role on special teams as Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are poised to handle the majority of the reps out of the backfield.
Bell was held out of the entirety of last week's OTAs, but his wrist injury was never considered serious. He should be good to go moving forward, and after posting 87 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles across 16 games (14 starts) during his rookie season, Bell should be back in a similar role with the top unit.
The nature of the injury remains unclear, but Braman is now available to sign elsewhere if he is able to play.
The Stanford product was placed on injured reserve in November due to a knee injury. He registered 10 tackles on the year playing a primarily special teams role. His release was the result of a failed physical, so his knee presumably has yet to fully recover.
Klein was quiet in the blowout win, as the Lions were forced to turn to the passing game in an attempt to dig out of a huge hole. Despite the low output, Klein is still the team's leading tackler, and Sunday's game is likely an anomaly. A sure tackler in the middle of the Saints defense, Klein should continue to be a quality IDP option.
According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Te'o appears to be the front-runner to start at middle linebacker in the Saints' base 4-3 defense. The Saints took a chance on Te'o, who is coming off a torn Achilles, by signing the fifth-year linebacker to an incentive-laden two-year deal this offseason. While injuries have plagued the former Notre Dame star throughout his young career, when healthy, Te'o has been a consistent performer. Te'o may leave the field on passing downs, but as long as he starts and, most importantly, remains healthy, he's a good bet for solid production at a reasonable price in IDP formats.
You'd have to go back to Week 12 of the 2013 season for the last time Brees was held under 200 passing yards. The fact that the Saints defense generated two pick sixes and the team was in position for much of the second half to try to run out the clock can be seen as contributing factors. Brees himself threw an ugly pick-six late on Sunday and snapped his four-game interceptionless streak to start the season. Expect Brees to return to his more typical statistical output next week against a reeling Packers squad.
Dural shined in the Saints' final preseason game Thursday with four catches for 56 yards, but didn't appear in the previous three contests. The 23-year-old was dealing with a shoulder injury in July after going undrafted out of LSU in April.
Griffin originally joined the Saints in early June 2016 following a successful tryout during rookie minicamp in May. The 6-4, 240-pound tight end, who played collegiately at the U.S. Air Force Academy, spent most of the season on the team's practice squad after failing to crack the final 53-man roster out of training camp. Griffin will compete for a roster spot next season as the Saints' third-string tight end behind Coby Fleener and Josh Hill.
Coleman out-snapped Willie Snead, who was making his first appearance of the season, but the big receiver managed very little production in a weird game where Drew Brees only passed for 186 yards, despite the Saints scoring 52 points. The Saints face a susceptible Packers secondary in Week 7, but Coleman remains a risky fantasy option.
The Saints' bye week apparently gave Hill plenty of time to recover from the concussion he suffered in a 20-0 win over the Dolphins in Week 4. He's merely a complementary piece in the Saints' passing attack, having drawn just four targets in four games.
Moore has not played since suffering the pectoral injury Week 2 against the Patriots but seems fully healthy following the Saints' bye week. The 27-year-old's role on the Saints' defense is difficult to pinpoint following the injury, and it could be determined by gameflow, assuming he remains healthy.
Fairley's future in the league has been put into serious question due to his heart condition, which was first revealed earlier this month. The issue comes just a year after the 29-year-old recorded career highs with 43 tackles (29 solo) and 6.5 sacks across 16 games in New Orleans. It's a devastating blow for the Saints defense, and Fairley's absence leaves David Onyemata and Tony McDaniel as the frontrunners to fill in for him along the line. At this point, it seems like the safest option for Fairley is to hang up the cleats for good.
In a game where the Saints scored 52 points, you would assume that Thomas, the team's top receiver, would have had a productive afternoon. Yet, the sophomore wideout was held to a paltry 11 yards on just three catches. While his six targets led the team, Drew Brees passed for just 186 yards, his fewest since 2013, in a weird game where the Saints defense scored three touchdowns and the ground game churned out 193 rushing yards. Thomas still leads the team in receiving yards, targets and receptions by a fairly wide margin, so as frustrating as Sunday's tilt was for fantasy owners, there's no need to panic. The Saints will face a susceptible Packers secondary in Week 7.
Strief, the Saints' starting right tackle, injured his knee in Week 4 and has since been replaced by rookie first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk. It's likely that Ramczyk will be the team's long-term answer at that position, but Strief, an 11-year veteran, is still optimistic about returning to the field in what could be the final season of his career. The Saints will monitor his progress in the weeks to come before discerning whether or not a return from IR is feasible before the year is out.
Like many on the Saints defense, Robertson had a huge statistical day against the Lions. On one second-quarter play, Robertson completed the coveted defensive hat trick, recovering his own forced fumble on a sack of quarterback Matthew Stafford. Even though he led the Saints in tackles last season, Robertson's playing time had taken a huge hit with the defense skewing younger this year. However, with rookie linebacker Alex Anzalone suffering a season-ending injury last week, Robertson has seen a huge increase in snaps the last two games. While the veteran linebacker isn't likely to force a ton of turnovers or post huge sack totals, Robertson is a sideline-to-sideline tackler that is now worth owning in many IDP leagues.
The interception was the first of Williams' career. Despite entering his third season with the Saints, injuries have limited the 2015 third-round draft pick to only 21 career games. Opposing quarterbacks have picked on Williams in coverage thus far this year -- his 21 total tackles are actually the most by any Saints defender -- but he should continue to play plenty of snaps with Delvin Breaux (broken fibula) out for at least another three weeks. Until Breaux returns, Williams should remain a decent IDP option in many leagues.
This is the first we've heard of Fuller having an injury. It isn't clear what he's dealing with, but he's likely stuck on IR through the end of the season.
Ginn helped put New Orleans up for good late in the first quarter with a 20-yard touchdown reception. It was, from a yardage perspective, the best game of Ginn's short tenure with the Saints, but his future is a little murky. The veteran speedster has not caught more than four passes thus far this season and now potentially faces increased competition from pass-catching rookie back Alvin Kamara and the reinstated Willie Snead who, while catchless on Sunday, averaged 6.9 targets per game in 2016.
Hoomanawanui has seen his playing time steadily increase over the last few weeks -- he played 41 of 71 offensive snaps in Week 6 -- but the veteran tight end is still primarily a blocking specialist. With only four catches on the season, Hoomanawaui can be left on the waiver wire in almost all fantasy leagues.
Bush played for the Saints from 2012-15, but spent last season with the Lions, starting four games and playing the remaining 12 as the team's No. 3 safety. He recorded 53 tackles and two interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown. Bush is 30 years old, and while he may not start ahead of Kenny Vaccaro and Vonn Bell, he should still see a significant amount of snaps and act as a veteran presence on New Orleans defense.
Most knew Ingram was in store for a heavier workload after Adrian Peterson skipped town, but few could expect this. It was the first time since Week 11 of the 2014 season that Ingram recorded 30 touches in a game. Ingram also scored his first two touchdowns of the season, both on short, second-quarter carries. It would be foolish to think that Ingram will continue this pace as New Orleans was in position to try to run out the clock for much of the second half and rookie Alvin Kamara, too, should see increased work with Peterson gone. Still, Sunday showed what the multi-faceted Ingram can do with a little more room to operate.
Anzalone is a bit of a durability worry, but when healthy he was a standout contributor on Florida's dominant defense. He's a very good athlete at the least, running a 4.63-second 40 at 6-foot-3, 241 pounds. He's not necessarily likely to start as a rookie, but the Saints are weak enough at linebacker that it shouldn't be ruled out.
The Saints made a series of minor moves Tuesday, waiving Bighill in order to sign John Hughes and promote Daniel Lasco to the active roster. The linebacker was only active for two games while with the Saints.
Lewis was active for the Saints' first four games of the season, hauling in seven of 10 targets for 84 yards. However, with Willie Snead having completed his three-game suspension and apparently recovered from a hamstring injury that kept him out Week 4, the Saints didn't have a need for Lewis as their No. 4 wideout.
Hughes was let go by the Saints last Friday but now returns to the team, as they only have three healthy defensive tackles on the roster. Look for the 29-year-old to return to a reserve role on defense.
Hill is expected to retain this same status throughout the season, barring an injury to either Drew Brees or backup Chase Daniel.
Hamilton was added to the Patriots injured reserve list due to an undisclosed injury, but the team ultimately decided to part ways with the 24-year-old defensive tackle.
The addition of Hodges will help shore up the Saints' depth at outside linebacker after Alex Anzalone (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve following the team's last game Oct. 1 against the Dolphins. It's unclear if Hodges, who logged 83 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions in 15 games with the 49ers in 2016, will carve out a meaningful role right away for New Orleans, keeping him off the IDP radar for now.
Snead was also a limited practice participant all last week and ended up playing in Sunday's 52-38 win over the Lions. He logged only 30 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps in that contest, however, catching one of three targets for 11 yards. Snead should be healthy enough to play against a vulnerable Green Bay secondary, but there's no guarantee his role increases from last week. The Saints seem content to rely on Michael Thomas, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara as their top play-making options, leaving few targets to go around for Snead and the Saints' other complementary receivers. Quarterback Drew Brees enters Sunday averaging 36.4 attempts per game, with Kamara and Ingram accounting for nearly a third of the targets.
Rankins, who suffered a leg injury during training camp this season, spent half of the season on the sideline, but was able to return to the field in Week 9. In nine games with the team, the first-round pick notched 20 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble. He'll now turn his focus to returning from the Achilles injury in time for offseason workouts.
Vaccaro was benched for poor play in Week 2 but has been a different player since then. In the last three games since his demotion, the Saints' starting strong safety has recorded two picks, defended five passes, and notched 14 total tackles. In addition, his first-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone was the first touchdown of his NFL career. Vaccaro has played every defensive snap for New Orleans in each of the last three games and should continue to be a quality IDP option in most leagues.
Daniel's quick return to full participation suggests he should be fine to back up Drew Brees on Monday. The Saints recently signed undrafted rookie Taysom Hill to serve as their No. 3 quarterback.
Lawrence began training camp on the non-football injury list, and will now likely miss the rest of the season. It remains unclear what the issue is, but the Auburn product did undergo season-ending knee surgery in December of last year.
Kuhn's surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida, and it will effectively keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. The 35-year-old just signed on with the Saints, so whether he stays with them for another season may be an offseason decision.
With the Saints scoring 52 points, Lutz was a busy man in Week 6. With the Saints' bye week having already passed, Lutz's fantasy owners can likely "set it and forget it" when it comes to their kicker, as he should continue to be a top option in most leagues.
Williams had only two tackles (both assisted), but his fourth-quarter pick sent Carolina fans flooding to the exits. The rookie safety has only 12 total tackles on the season despite starting and playing nearly every snap for the Saints defense. While he's not yet worth owning in the majority of leagues, if Williams can start making a few more plays in pass coverage, he could land on the IDP radar.
Adrian Peterson's departure actually didn't give Kamara that big of an uptick in touches on Sunday as his 14 touches were actually one behind his Week 4 total. Some of that might have been due to the circumstances of the game and the team leaning on Mark Ingram, a thicker back, to run out the clock. Expect for his usage moving forward to increase to 15 to 20 touches per game as New Orleans no doubt wants to tap into Kamara's big-play ability that has led to an absurd 8.1 yards per rush over the past three weeks. When one adds in his receiving ability, Kamara could spell Ingram for stretches as opposed to just coming in for a change of pace.
Peat's injury limited him in practices Thursday and Friday, but he'll be able to tough it out and assume his usual starting role at left guard in Week 6.
Kikaha tore his ACL during OTAs over a year ago, and he's finally recovered. The former second-round pick participated in team drills Thursday without any signs of his knee slowing him down and noted that he "feels great physically." Barring any setbacks, he projects to start at defensive end in Week 1.
With the Saints leaning heavily on the running game, Fleener was limited to just 18 offensive snaps (25 percent). Meanwhile, Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui -- both of whom are superior blockers -- played 48 and 41 snaps, respectively. It was a strange game, and the Saints are unlikely to be nursing frequent 30-point leads, but it's become clear that even in a best-case scenario, Fleener is a part-time player in the Saints offense. He can safely be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Parry suffered the injury in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Panthers, playing just three snaps in his season debut before departing. Since Parry wasn't a key part of the defensive-line rotation and was staring at a multi-week absence, the Saints decided it was optimal to free up a roster spot rather than waiting for the third-year player to heal up.
Line spent time with the Saints in training camp before ultimatley failing to make the final roster. However, with veteran full back John Kuhn landing on injured reserve last week, the Saints have opted to go with Line as a replacement. He does not figure to provide any fantasy value.
Just picked up off waivers after final cuts, Carr won't have a chance to face his old Patriots teammates on Sunday. The 23-year-old may have an uphill battle for active status this season, particularly after Willie Snead (suspension) returns in Week 4.
Banjo opened the 2016 season with the Packers. However, he was eventually released by the team with an injury settlement and ended up signing with the Saints in November once he was back to full strength. He went on to play in seven games for the Saints, logging five total tackles. Banjo does most of his work on special teams, however, which likely will keep his fantasy outlook low heading into the 2017 campaign.
Unger has been recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered from in Week 13 of last season, but with the passing of his physical, it looks as though the lineman will meet his goal of returning for the Saints' third preseason game.
Okafor now has a sack in two of his last three games. On Sunday, his takedown of Matthew Stafford in the end zone caused Stafford to cough up the ball, which was recovered by Kenny Vaccaro for a first-quarter touchdown. While he still has only 19 tackles on the season, Okafor has picked up his game of late and may be worthy of a roster spot in some deeper IDP leagues. Okafor and the Saints will face an injury-riddled Packers offense in Week 7.
Lattimore's fourth-quarter pick, which he took 27 yards to the house, was the first interception of his young career. The prized rookie cornerback has only appeared in four games -- he missed the Saints' Week 3 tilt due to a concussion -- but he now has 21 total tackles on the season, making him at least an interesting defensive back option in deeper IDP leagues.
Muhammad is little more than a backup lineman for New Orleans. He didn't see any run on defense in Week 1 and was on the field for just five special teams snaps. His absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the team.