New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st144.0 (3rd)271.7 (2nd)
Defense13th115.4 (21st)211.3 (9th)
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72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19915Arkansas-Pine Bluff
31Banjo, Chris CB5-102072/26/19904Southern Methodist
48Bell, Vonn FS5-1120512/12/19942Ohio State
99Bighill, Adam LB5-1023010/16/19881Central Washington
40Breaux, Delvin CB6-121010/25/19893LSU
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197917Purdue
25Bush, Rafael DB5-112035/12/19877South Carolina State
80Carr, Austin WR6-019512/25/1993RNorthwestern
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/19923Rutgers
20Crawley, Ken CB6-11802/8/19932Colorado
10Daniel, Chase QB6-022510/7/19869Missouri
95Davison, Tyeler DT6-23099/3/19923Fresno State
33Edmunds, Trey RB6-122312/30/1994RMaryland
90Fairley, Nick DT6-43081/23/19887Auburn
82Fleener, Coby TE6-62519/20/19886Stanford
19Ginn, Ted WR5-111804/12/198511Ohio State
34Hardee, Justin DB6-02002/7/1994RIllinois
21Harris, De'Vante CB5-111906/30/19932Texas A&M
91Hendrickson, Trey DE6-427012/5/1994RFlorida Atlantic
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19905Idaho State
7Hill, Taysom QB6-22218/23/1990RBrigham Young
50Hodges, Gerald LB6-22361/17/19915Penn State
84Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19888Illinois
92Hughes, John DT6-23204/27/19886Cincinnati
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19897Alabama
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19897California
41Kamara, Alvin RB5-102157/25/1995RTennessee
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19905Washington
44Kikaha, Hau'oli OLB6-32467/24/19923Washington
53Klein, A.J. OLB6-12407/30/19915Iowa State
23Lattimore, Marshon CB6-01925/20/1996ROhio State
68Lawrence, Devaroe DT6-229410/13/1992RAuburn
61LeRibeus, Josh G6-23157/2/19895Southern Methodist
11Lewis, Tommylee WR5-716810/24/19922Northern Illinois
42Line, Zach RB6-12334/26/19905Southern Methodist
3Lutz, Wil K5-111847/7/19942Georgia State
56Mauti, Michael LB6-22431/19/19905Penn State
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19869Southern Methodist
97Muhammad, Al-Quadin DE6-32503/28/1995RMiami (Fla.)
57Okafor, Alex DE6-42612/8/19915Texas
93Onyemata, David DT6-430011/13/19922Manitoba (Canada)
75Peat, Andrus G6-731611/4/19933Stanford
71Ramczyk, Ryan T6-53144/22/1994RWisconsin
98Rankins, Sheldon DT6-23054/2/19942Louisville
52Robertson, Craig OLB6-12342/11/19886North Texas
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/19923Ball State
51Te'o, Manti MLB6-12411/26/19915Notre Dame
13Thomas, Michael WR6-32123/3/19932Ohio State
63Tom, Cameron C6-42876/21/1995RSouthern Mississippi
60Unger, Max C6-53054/14/19869Oregon
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19915Texas
67Warford, Larry G6-33176/18/19915Kentucky
27Williams, Jonathan RB6-02232/2/19942Arkansas
26Williams, P.J. CB6-01966/1/19933Florida State
43Williams, Marcus FS6-01959/8/1996RUtah
49Wood, Zach LS6-32551/10/1993RSouthern Methodist
Injured Players
66Allen, Jack (IR) C6-22969/24/19921Michigan State
47Anzalone, Alex (IR) OLB6-32419/22/1994RFlorida
85Arnold, Dan (IR) WR6-6220//RWis.-Platteville
42Braman, Bryan (IR) LB6-52415/4/19877West Texas A&M
80Harbor, Clay (IR) TE6-32407/2/19878Missouri State
29Kuhn, John (IR) FB6-02509/9/198212Shippensburg
36Lasco, Daniel (IR) RB6-120510/9/19922California
70Loewen, Mitchell (IR) DE6-52752/14/19931Arkansas
58Parry, David (IR) NT6-23173/7/19923Stanford
64Strief, Zach (IR) T6-73209/22/198312Northwestern
54Stupar, Nate (IR) ILB6-22403/14/19885Penn State
Practice Squad
14Dural, Travin WR6-220611/19/1993RLSU
37Maulet, Arthur CB5-91907/13/1993RMemphis
45Griffin, Garrett TE6-42403/4/19941Air Force
74Jenkins, Alex DE6-62701/15/1993RIncarnate Word (Tex.)
77Fullington, John G6-53005/30/19912Washington State
78Turner, Landon G6-43255/15/19932North Carolina
 Theaker, Nate G6-531510/6/1993RWayne State (Mich.)
 Martin, Gabe LB6-22366/5/19922Bowling Green
 Hamilton, Woodrow DT6-331512/20/19922Ole Miss
 Skov, Shayne LB6-32477/9/19903Stanford
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Position Listing
Trey Hendrickson
Hendrickson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Landon Turner
No Updates
Gabe Martin
Martin was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

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.

Ryan Ramczyk
Ramczyk (undisclosed) was an active participant at Saints' practice Monday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Senio Kelemete
Kelemete returned to practice Wednesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.comreports.

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.

Tyeler Davison
Davison (shoulder) is expected to return by training camp, Josh Katzenstein of The Times Picayune reports.

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.

Terron Armstead
Armstead (chest) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Bills.

Armstead originally injured his chest during Week 9's game against the Buccaneers, but an MRI revealed promising results and he avoided a long-term injury.

Arthur Maulet
Maulet was waived by the Saints on Monday, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Clay Harbor
The Saints placed Harbor (undisclosed) on injured reserve Monday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

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.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Jack Allen
Allen (undisclosed) reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Delvin Breaux
Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday that Breaux (leg) suffered a setback in practice last week that will keep him on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Saints had earmarked a spot for Breaux as one of their two players designated to return from IR, but with Payton indicating that the cornerback's setback with his fractured left fibula would keep him off the field for an additional 3-to-6 weeks, it was easy decision for New Orleans to shut down the 28-year-old for good. With young corners Marshon Lattimore, Ken Crawley and P.J. Williams all playing well and helping stage a dramatic turnaround for a New Orleans secondary that has struggled in recent seasons, Breaux's absence hasn't been felt nearly as much as the Saints may have anticipated heading into 2017.

Leg - Injured Reserve
Ken Crawley
Crawley is a coach's decision inactive against the Patriots in Week 2, Scott DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

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.

Mitchell Loewen
Loewen was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a high-ankle sprain, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Cameron Jordan
Jordan had four tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Redskins.

Jordan upped his sack total to eight on the season, to go with 42 tackles. His ability to rack up sacks while maintaining a solid tackle floor makes Jordan one of the best IDP options along the defensive line. At this point there's little more that can be said about the dominant defensive end, and fantasy owners should continue to deploy Jordan with confidence.

Trey Edmunds
No Updates
Nate Stupar
Stupar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Stupar tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Lions and his season officially is over. The linebacker played exclusively on special teams in his four games with the Saints, recording one tackle in four games.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Josh LeRibeus
No Updates
Michael Mauti
Mauti agreed to re-sign with the Saints on Tuesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

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.

Daniel Lasco
Lasco (neck) officially landed on the Saints' injured reserve Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

Lasco suffered a bulging disc in Sunday's victory over the Bills, which will require him to miss the remainder of the season. There is no report on how long his recovery is expected to take, but the running back will have to put his sights on a 2018 return.

Neck - Injured Reserve
Vonn Bell
Bell had 13 tackles (10 solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's win against the Redskins.

With starting strong safety Kenny Vaccaro sidelined with a groin injury, Bell turned in his best performance of the season. Bell was a starter for most of last season and while nominally a backup this year, the second-year safety still sees plenty of playing time in the Saints' frequent three-safety sets. In fact, Bell actually leads the defense in tackles this year (51 total tackles). It's uncertain when Vaccaro will return but even once he does, Bell should continue to be a serviceable IDP option for fantasy owners.

Justin Hardee
No Updates
Bryan Braman
Braman (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Saints on Saturday, freelance NFL reporter Adam Caplan reports.

The nature of the injury remains unclear, but Braman is now available to sign elsewhere if he is able to play.

Undisclosed - Out for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Dan Arnold
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Shayne Skov
Skov (knee) was released by the 49ers on Tuesday.

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.

A.J. Klein
Klein (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Mike Triplett of reports.

Klein was able to practice in a limited fashion Friday, but it's not enough to get him back on the game field. The Saints will have to replace Klein's 41 tackles (29 solo) and four pass breakups, and Manti Te'o will enter the starting lineup in his place.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Manti Te'o
Te'o notched nine tackles (seven solo), a sack and three tackles for loss in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers.

According to Mike Triplett of, 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.

Drew Brees
Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding a two-yard carry in Sunday's 34-31 win against the Redskins.

Brees was brilliant in this one, leading his team back from a 15-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation by connecting on touchdown passes of three and 18 yards to Josh Hill and Alvin Kamara, respectively. The veteran quarterback's mere 15 touchdowns in 10 games are a reflection of New Orleans' extremely effective running game rather than any shortcomings on his own part. Brees is still capable of taking over games and putting up top-notch fantasy performances when he has to.

John Fullington
No Updates
Travin Dural
Dural was released by the Saints on Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Garrett Griffin
Griffin signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints earlier this month, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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.

Brandon Coleman
Coleman caught one passes on two targets for six yards in Sunday's comeback win against the Redskins.

Coleman has caught exactly one pass in each of the last four games. In fact, the big receiver has just a single reception in six of the Saints' 10 games this year. The Rutgers product is still seeing plenty of playing time -- he played 52 of 71 offensive snaps (73 percent) Sunday -- but Coleman remains an afterthought in the passing game.

Josh Hill
Hill fumbled away his only reception, a two-yard loss, in Sunday's win against the Bills.

Hill's red-zone fumble was the Saints' only turnover in a blowout victory in Buffalo. The nominal starter, Hill was actually out-snapped by fellow tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, 47-43, though the Saints' tight-end trio of Hill, Hoomanawanui and Coby Fleener (17 snaps) combined for just two catches for two yards. A once fruitful position for fantasy owners, the tight end spot in New Orleans can be actively avoided until further notice.

Nick Fairley
Fairley (illness) was placed on the Saints' reserve/non-football injury list Monday, effectively ending his 2017 campaign, Adam Schefter of reports.

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.

Illness - Out for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Michael Thomas
Thomas recorded six catches for 91 yards on 11 targets in Sunday's 34-21 overtime win against the Redskins.

Thomas tied for the team lead in both catches and yards while leading New Orleans in targets. While the second-year receiver has topped 80 yards in six of 10 games, Thomas has only made two trips to the end zone after scoring nine touchdowns as a rookie.

Zach Strief
Strief (knee) said he hopes to avoid surgery to address a sprained MCL and thinks he'll be able to return from injured reserve at some point in December, Mike Triplett of reports.

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.

Knee - MCL - Injured Reserve
Craig Robertson
Robertson had three tackles (one solo) in Sunday's win against the Redskins.

Robertson again played every defensive snap for New Orleans but his production lagged. In fact, the starting outside linebacker has notched just seven total tackles in his last two games combined. Robertson recorded a career-high 115 tackles last year and has flashed in some big performance this season (11 tackles in Week 6 against the Lions), so his recent dip in production is difficult to explain. Fantasy owners should probably just hold tight and hope for a rebound performance in Week 12 against the Rams.

Jonathan Williams
The Saints signed Williams off the Broncos' practice squad Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Expected to serve as a change-of-pace option to LeSean McCoy in Buffalo heading into this season, the Bills pulled an audible and waived Williams at the end of the preseason slate, likely hoping he would pass through waivers unclaimed. Once he did, though, the Broncos offered Williams a practice-squad salary more than four times the minimum, and he's resided in Denver in the meantime. With Tuesday's transaction, Williams will join a Saints rushing attack ranked third in the NFL at 142.2 yards per game. While Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara will continue to serve as a high-quality one-two punch out of the backfield, the addition of Williams suggests he was brought in to ease the burden on those two as the team seeks its first playoff berth since 2013.

P.J. Williams
Williams had three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Sunday's 34-13 win against the Panthers.

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.

Ted Ginn
Ginn caught all six of his targets for 87 yards in Sunday's comeback win against the Redskins.

A week after catching just one pass in a blowout victory in Buffalo -- a game in which Drew Brees attempted only 25 passes -- Ginn was much more involved in Week 11, as the Saints were trailing for most of the game. Ginn has been surprisingly solid in his first season in New Orleans, but he's caught more than four passes just twice all year and has historically been a boom-or-bust fantasy commodity. The speedy wideout is worth rostering in nearly all leagues but Ginn is still just the No. 2 receiver on an offense that has become more run-oriented than in years past.

Zach Wood
Wood signed a contract with the Saints on Saturday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

The Saints added Wood to be their long snapper after releasing veteran Jon Dorenbos due to a heart issue.

Michael Hoomanawanui
Hoomanawanui caught one pass on one target for four yards in Sunday's win against the Bills.

Although fellow tight end Josh Hill was the nominal starter, Hoomanawanui actually out-snapped Hill, 47-43. That said, the Saints' tight-end trio of Hill, Hoomanawanui and Coby Fleener (17 snaps) combined for just two catches for two yards. A once fruitful position for fantasy owners, the tight end spot in New Orleans can be actively avoided until further notice.

Rafael Bush
Bush agreed to terms with the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of reports.

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.

Mark Ingram
Ingram rushed 11 times for 134 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 21 yards on four targets in Sunday's 34-31 overtime win against the Redskins.

Ingram's 36-yard rushing touchdown tied the game 10-10 late in the first quarter, and he set up Will Lutz's game-winning, 28-yard field goal in overtime with consecutive runs of 20 and 31 yards. His limited workload was due to New Orleans playing from behind for most of the game, as the team overcame a 15-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation. Fellow running back Alvin Kamara starred in that comeback, but Ingram remains the top option on the ground.

Alex Anzalone
The Saints selected Anzalone in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 76th overall.

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.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Larry Warford
Warford (abdomen) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Warford hasn't been able to play since suffering an abdominal strain in Week 6 against the Packers, but he'll finally make his return after the multigame absence. He'll likely return to his usual role as the Saints' starting left guard with Senio Kelemete providing depth.

Nate Theaker
No Updates
Adam Bighill
Bighill was promoted to the Saints' active roster Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Bighill has been on and off with the Saints the entire season, spending time between the practice squad and active roster on a monthly basis. Look for him to play a reserve or special teams role with the team Sunday against the Redskins.

Tommylee Lewis
Lewis (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday for the Saints' Week 6 game against the Lions, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

John Hughes
Hughes re-signed with the Saints on Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Hughes, who had just been cut by the Saints on Monday, will restock the Saints' depth at defensive tackle. He has made one appearance with the team in 2017, but only saw 11 defensive snaps in that contest.

Taysom Hill
Hill (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt versus the Patriots, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Hill is expected to retain this same status throughout the season, barring an injury to either Drew Brees or backup Chase Daniel.

Woodrow Hamilton
Hamilton (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement by the Patriots on Monday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

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.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Gerald Hodges
The Saints will sign Hodges to a contract later Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

David Onyemata
No Updates
Willie Snead
Snead only logged 14 snaps in Sunday's 34-31 overtime win over the Redskins, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

With the Saints forced to play from behind, it seems the circumstances were favorable for Snead to at least approach his 36 snaps from the previous week's blowout win over the Bills. He instead was relegated to a minor role as the clear No. 4 receiver, while Michael Thomas (56 snaps), Ted Ginn (53) and Brandon Coleman (52) handled the vast majority of work in three-wide formations. Snead at least caught one pass for 12 yards on two targets, after failing to draw a single look in each of his previous three outings. It increasingly seems that an injury in front of him represents his only path to a major role in the New Orleans offense.

Sheldon Rankins
Rankins notched his first sack and interception of the season in Sunday's dominant victory over the Bills.

Rankins was on the field for only 28 defensive snaps (58.0 percent) but he made his presence felt. The 23-year-old intercepted opposing quarterback Tyrod Taylor midway through the third quarter, which resulted in a 27-yard return. He will look to carry his momentum into the Saints' Week 11 matchup versus the Redskins.

Kenny Vaccaro
Vaccaro (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Mike Triplett of reports.

After not practicing Thursday and Friday, Vaccaro will sit out his second consecutive game. The fifth-year safety has accrued 39 tackles (30 solo) and a half sack this season, but his best contributions have been in coverage, where he has broke up seven passes and snagged three interceptions. Expect Vonn Bell and Chris Banjo to pick up Vaccaro's leftover snaps.

Groin - Questionable for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Alex Jenkins
No Updates
Chase Daniel
Daniel (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

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.

Devaroe Lawrence
The Saints placed Lawrence (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday, Herbie Teope of The Time-Picayune reports.

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.

Undisclosed - Out for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
De'Vante Harris
No Updates
Cameron Tom
No Updates
John Kuhn
Kuhn (biceps) underwent surgery Tuesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Biceps - Injured Reserve
Wil Lutz
Lutz made four field goals and two extra points in Sunday's comeback win against the Redskins, including converting the game-winning, 28-yard field goal in overtime.

Lutz had been scuffling some of late -- missing a kick in three of his last four games -- but he was perfect in a busy Week 11. The big-legged kicker has notched double-digit points in nearly half the games this year and continues to have a stable floor with the Saints averaging over 30 points per game.

Marcus Williams
Williams recorded his first career interception in Sunday's 34-13 win against the Panthers.

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.

Alvin Kamara
Kamara rushed eight times for 42 yards and caught six of nine targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 overtime win against Washington. He also ran in a successful two-point conversion.

Kamara made an incredible touchdown catch with just over a minute left and his team down 31-23, juggling the ball around the 10-yard line before gaining control and sneaking through a group of defenders to get into the end zone. He immediately backed up that 18-yard score with a successful run for the game-tying two-point conversion. While Kamara did most of his work as a receiver, fellow running back Mark Ingram found tremendous success on the ground with 134 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Both members of New Orleans' backfield are coexisting beautifully and each can beat you in a variety of ways.

Andrus Peat
Peat (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Hau'oli Kikaha
Kikaha (knee) has been medically cleared for training camp, Amos Morale III of reports.

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.

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Coby Fleener
Fleener caught each of his five targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Redskins.

Fleener took full advantage as the Saints were forced to play from behind in the second half for the first time since Week 2. After playing 21 of fewer snaps in five straight games, he logged 36 in Sunday's contest, surpassing Josh Hill (31) for the first time since Week 4. While the nature of his part-time role can't be denied, Fleener may again find the circumstances favorable in a Week 12 road game against the Rams. He's still impossible to trust.

David Parry
Parry (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Zach Line
Line agreed to a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Austin Carr
Carr (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt versus the Patriots, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

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.

Chris Banjo
Banjo agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Saints on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of reports.

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.

Max Unger
Unger (foot) passed his physical examination Thursday, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

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.

Alex Okafor
Okafor was diagnosed with a torn Achilles after being evaluated Monday and will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

As the Saints had feared when Okafor was carted off the field in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Redskins, the starting defensive end sustained a significant injury and will likely be headed to injured reserve. Okafor, who signed a one-year, $2 million contract in March, has been an unsung hero of the Saints' defensive turnaround this season, recording 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games. With surgery awaiting him and potentially keeping him sidelined to begin the 2018 campaign, Okafor may have a cool market as he heads into free agency this winter. The Saints, meanwhile, are expected to rely on a rotation of Hau'oli Kikaha and Trey Hendrickson to fill the defensive end spot opposite top pass rusher Cameron Jordan.

Achilles - Out for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Marshon Lattimore
Lattimore sustained an ankle injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Redskins, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

Lattimore would represent a huge loss for the Saints defense should he be unable to return. New Orleans is already without safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin), and De'Vante Harris and P.J. Williams will see increased workloads if Lattimore remains out.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at L.A. Rams
Al-Quadin Muhammad
Muhammad is inactive due to coach's decision for the Saints Week 2 matchup with the Patriots, Scott DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

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.