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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 23, 2022.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

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

Trey Edmunds, Retained by Steelers

The Steelers signed Edmunds to a reserve/future contract Friday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: Edmunds spent most of the 2021 campaign on Pittsburgh's practice squad. Although he was elevated to the active roster twice, he played exclusively on special teams.

Trey Edmunds player page.

January 21, 2022 2:15 PM EST


Deon Yelder, Signs contract with Cardinals

The Cardinals signed Yelder to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Yelder appeared in three games with the Buccaneers during the 2021 season, making one catch for no yards while playing 14 offensive snaps. The tight end will now join Arizona for the 2022 campaign and look to build upon his career numbers of 11 catches for 86 yards.

Deon Yelder player page.

January 19, 2022 2:47 PM EST


Alex Ellis, Signs new contract with Cardinals

The Cardinals signed Ellis to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: The tight end joined the Cardinals' practice squad in November but failed to be elevated for any contests before the conclusion of the 2021 season. Ellis will now return to the team for the 2022 campaign and have another opportunity to crack the active roster.

Alex Ellis player page.

January 19, 2022 2:34 PM EST


Juwan Johnson, Four touchdowns at tight end

Johnson caught 13 of 21 targets for 159 yards and four touchdowns over 14 games in 2021.

Analysis: After converting from wide receiver during the offseason, Johnson was one of three New Orleans tight ends to have a sizable role in 2021. However, Johnson ran a route on over 52 percent of his offensive snaps while Adam Trautman (33.8) and Vannett (36.3) hovered around one third. Moreover, Johnson's four touchdowns were more than Trautman (two) and Vannett (one) combined. While his overall stat line still wasn't very useful for fantasy purposes, Johnson had impressive moments for an undrafted player who changed positions ahead of his second season in the pros. As an exclusive-rights free agent, Johnson should be back in New Orleans in 2022, when he'll again look to push Trautman and Vannett for receiving reps at tight end.

Juwan Johnson player page.

January 17, 2022 3:22 PM EST


Devine Ozigbo, Signs contract with Patriots

The Patriots signed Ozigbo to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Analysis: Ozigbo spent time with the Jaguars and Saints to begin the 2021 campaign but joined the Patriots for the final month of the regular season. He served mainly on practice squads and had minimal work across three regular-season appearances with Jacksonville and New Orleans. The 25-year-old will now attempt to carve out a role with New England heading into the offseason.

Devine Ozigbo player page.

January 17, 2022 2:16 PM EST