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Saints Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the New Orleans Saints as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of January 27, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Alvin Kamara RB NO 1.03 6
2 Michael Thomas WR NO 2.05 6
3 Drew Brees QB NO 9.04 6
4 Latavius Murray RB NO 10.02 6
5 Jared Cook TE NO 11.06 6
6 Taysom Hill QB NO 12.04 6
7 Jameis Winston QB NO 13.04 6
8 Emmanuel Sanders WR NO 13.05 6
9 Wil Lutz PK NO 13.08 6
10 New Orleans Defense DEF NO 14.04 6

Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara's current ADP is 1.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 1st round, and 2nd selection overall.

Alvin Kamara Average Draft Position PPR

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas's current ADP is 2.05, which is the 5th pick of the 2nd round, and 16th selection overall.

Michael Thomas Average Draft Position PPR

Drew Brees

Drew Brees's current ADP is 9.04, which is the 4th pick of the 9th round, and 99th selection overall.

Drew Brees Average Draft Position PPR

Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray's current ADP is 10.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 10th round, and 110th selection overall.

Latavius Murray Average Draft Position PPR

Jared Cook

Jared Cook's current ADP is 11.06, which is the 6th pick of the 11th round, and 125th selection overall.

Jared Cook Average Draft Position PPR

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill's current ADP is 12.04, which is the 4th pick of the 12th round, and 135th selection overall.

Taysom Hill Average Draft Position PPR

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston's current ADP is 13.04, which is the 4th pick of the 13th round, and 148th selection overall.

Jameis Winston Average Draft Position PPR

Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders's current ADP is 13.05, which is the 5th pick of the 13th round, and 149th selection overall.

Emmanuel Sanders Average Draft Position PPR

Wil Lutz

Wil Lutz's current ADP is 13.08, which is the 8th pick of the 13th round, and 152nd selection overall.

Wil Lutz Average Draft Position PPR

New Orleans Defense

New Orleans Defense's current ADP is 14.04, which is the 4th pick of the 14th round, and 159th selection overall.

New Orleans Defense Average Draft Position PPR

New Orleans Saints 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 Away Las Vegas Raiders
3 Home Green Bay Packers
4 Away Detroit Lions
5 Home Los Angeles Chargers
7 Home Carolina Panthers
8 Away Chicago Bears
9 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10 Home San Francisco 49ers
11 Home Atlanta Falcons
12 Away Denver Broncos
13 Away Atlanta Falcons
14 Away Philadelphia Eagles
15 Home Kansas City Chiefs
16 Home Minnesota Vikings
17 Away Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints News

Dan Arnold, Puts up career campaign

Arnold recorded 31 receptions (on 45 targets) for 438 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games during the 2020 season.

Analysis: Arnold paced position mates Maxx Williams, Darrell Daniels and Seth DeValve in all statistical categories, including offensive snaps (470 of 1,131, or 41.6 percent). On top of that, Arnold ranked third on the team in receiving yards and TD catches, and fifth in receptions and targets. His 14.1 YPC ranked first among qualified tight ends, a shade ahead of Rob Gronkowski's 13.8. Arnold enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, so it'll be interesting to see if the Cardinals retain him, or he takes his services elsewhere.

Dan Arnold player page.

January 22, 2021 9:08 PM EST

Garrett Griffin, Agrees to future contract

Griffin signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Griffin made his first NFL appearance since 2017 when he was called up for four games this year. The Air Force product totaled 91 targetless snaps on offense in that stretch. The 26-year-old will aim to secure a depth role in 2021.

Garrett Griffin player page.

January 19, 2021 1:33 PM EST

Lil'jordan Humphrey, Earns future deal

Humphrey signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Humphrey played in the final three regular-season games, and he logged a 54 percent snap share in the wild-card win over the Bears. Over those four contests, Humphrey recorded four receptions (six targets) for 60 yards and a touchdown. While he's not expected to crack the starting lineup anytime soon, Humphrey could add a depth role in the Big Easy next year.

Lil'jordan Humphrey player page.

January 19, 2021 1:21 PM EST

Tony Jones Jr., Signs future pact

Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Jones spent the first 16 weeks on the practice squad before being called up in Week 17 after a COVID-19 situation occurred in the running back room. He rushed three times for 13 yards and took a backseat to Ty Montgomery. Jones likely will need to make an impact on special teams to secure a roster spot in 2021.

Tony Jones Jr. player page.

January 19, 2021 1:17 PM EST

Michael Thomas, Likely needs multiple surgeries

Thomas is expected to undergo surgeries on his shoulder and ankle this offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Thomas has a torn deltoid in his shoulder and injured ligaments in the upper part of his ankle. The ankle issues caused him to miss nine games in 2020, and this report from Schefter suggests he might've sat out longer if he hadn't been so eager for a Super Bowl push in what was expected to be Drew Brees' final NFL season. The campaign had a disappointing finish -- both for Thomas individually and the Saints as a whole --- but there were some encouraging developments along the way, including Taysom Hill completing 71.9 percent of his passes in four starts. Thomas averaged 7.5 catches for 85.8 yards on 9.3 targets in those four games, and he was even more productive in 2019 when Teddy Bridgewater played QB for New Orleans. The soon-to-be 28-year-old wideout should continue to put up big numbers even if Brees retires, though he will face an added challenge heading into 2021, likely missing part of the offseason program or even training camp while he rehabs from multiple surgeries.

Michael Thomas player page.

January 19, 2021 8:20 AM EST