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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 August 7, 2020.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Michael Thomas WR NO 1.06 6
2 Alvin Kamara RB NO 1.06 6
3 Drew Brees QB NO 7.08 6
4 Latavius Murray RB NO 9.02 6
5 Emmanuel Sanders WR NO 9.04 6
6 Jared Cook TE NO 10.02 6
7 Wil Lutz PK NO 14.01 6
8 New Orleans Defense DEF NO 14.07 6

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas's current ADP is 1.06, which is the 6th pick of the 1st round, and 6th selection overall.

Michael Thomas Average Draft Position PPR

Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara's current ADP is 1.06, which is the 6th pick of the 1st round, and 6th selection overall.

Alvin Kamara Average Draft Position PPR

Drew Brees

Drew Brees's current ADP is 7.08, which is the 8th pick of the 7th round, and 80th selection overall.

Drew Brees Average Draft Position PPR

Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray's current ADP is 9.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 9th round, and 98th selection overall.

Latavius Murray Average Draft Position PPR

Emmanuel Sanders

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

Emmanuel Sanders Average Draft Position PPR

Jared Cook

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

Jared Cook Average Draft Position PPR

Wil Lutz

Wil Lutz's current ADP is 14.01, which is the 1st pick of the 14th round, and 156th selection overall.

Wil Lutz Average Draft Position PPR

New Orleans Defense

New Orleans Defense's current ADP is 14.07, which is the 7th pick of the 14th round, and 162nd selection overall.

New Orleans Defense Average Draft Position PPR

New Orleans Saints 2019 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Houston Texans
2 Away Los Angeles Rams
3 Away Seattle Seahawks
4 Home Dallas Cowboys
5 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6 Away Jacksonville Jaguars
7 Away Chicago Bears
8 Home Arizona Cardinals
10 Home Atlanta Falcons
11 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12 Home Carolina Panthers
13 Away Atlanta Falcons
14 Home San Francisco 49ers
15 Home Indianapolis Colts
16 Away Tennessee Titans
17 Away Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints News

Willie Snead, Drops weight during offseason

Snead said he feels faster after losing seven pounds during the offseason, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The change could help Snead gain separation from cornerbacks, but blocking is also a huge part of his distinct role in Greg Roman's offense. Despite signing a one-year, $6 million extension last fall, Snead isn't likely to see a big increase from last year's total of 46 targets.

Willie Snead player page.

August 5, 2020 8:46 AM EST


Drew Brees, Hoping for more deep throws

Brees focused on his arm strength this offseason while working with throwing coach Tom House, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports.

Analysis: According to ESPN Stats & Information, Brees has completed only one pass that traveled more than 35 yards in the air since 2017. Part of that relates to personnel, strategy and his efficiency on shorter passes, but it also seems the 41-year-old quarterback is acknowledging that reduced arm strength has been a factor. The completion percentage king is hoping to complete more long throws in 2020, though his core group of pass catchers -- Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook -- is better suited to short and intermediate routes. The Saints do have Tre'Quan Smith as a potential deep threat to replace Ted Ginn, who signed with Chicago this past offseason. While there's been ample speculation 2020 will be his final NFL season, Brees has not yet decided if that will be the case.

Drew Brees player page.

August 4, 2020 6:59 AM EST


J.T. Barrett, Let go by Pittsburgh

The Steelers waived Barrett on Sunday.

Analysis: Barrett linked with the Steelers' practice squad last December, but he won't stick with the team into training camp. The 25-year-old has also logged prior stints on New Orleans' practice squad, but he's still looking for an opportunity to make his debut in the league.

J.T. Barrett player page.

August 2, 2020 3:04 PM EST


Tommylee Lewis, Cut by Saints

The Saints waived Lewis on Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Lewis combined for 20 catches, 272 yards and two touchdowns while taking seven carries for 35 yards in 34 contests with the Saints between 2016 and 2018. On top of that, he averaged 9.3 yards on 36 punt returns and 22.0 yards on 24 kick returns. After not playing a game last season, he was brought back to New Orleans via a reserve/future contract. Unfortunately for Lewis, he was cut loose as the Saints made moves to get to 80 players on the roster.

Tommylee Lewis player page.

August 2, 2020 2:34 PM EST


Nate Wozniak, Opts to retire

The Giants placed Wozniak on the reserve/retired list Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Undrafted in 2018, Wozniak spent time on the Saints', Falcons' and Giants' practice squads in his brief career. He'll now move on to the next phase of his life.

Nate Wozniak player page.

August 1, 2020 6:53 PM EST