New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston replaced an injured Derek Carr (concussion, shoulder) in the third quarter of Sunday's loss against Minnesota. Winston ignited the offense, immediately pioneering a touchdown drive after being inserted into the game. The veteran ended up completing 13-of-25 passes for 122 yards with two scores and two interceptions in the loss. Winston will likely revert back to the bench after New Orleans' bye week, as Carr expects to be able to return.
Nov 12, 2023 10:07 PM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston will likely be under center on Sunday with Derek Carr (shoulder) yet to practice this week. Winston played the second half of last week's loss to Green Bay and while he was efficient and didn't turn the ball over, he also did not put any points on the board. He gets a shot at a revenge game this week as the Saints take on Tampa Bay, who selected Winston first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Tampa defense has been middle of the road against quarterbacks, allowing 17.7 fantasy points per game throughout the first three weeks. Winston is a low end QB2 this week.
Sep 29, 2023 9:04 AM EST
The New Orleans Saints are sticking with quarterback Jameis Winston under center for the Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Rays with Derek Carr (shoulder) hurt. Head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday he never considered Taysom Hill an option for this Sunday's game. Winston wasn't excellent in relief of Carr in the Week 3 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but he went 10-for-16 for 101 passing yards. Unfortunately, the first five possessions with Winston resulted in punts, and the final possession ended in a missed field goal. The 29-year-old could fare better with a full week to prepare as the team's starter against Tampa and he will be in play in fantasy leagues that start two quarterbacks.
Sep 28, 2023 10:59 AM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston came into the game in the third quarter in relief of an injured Derek Carr (shoulder) with a 17-0 lead over Green Bay on the road. Winston completed 10-of-16 passes for 101 yards with no touchdowns and no turnovers. He failed to lead his team to any points, ultimately losing the game 18-17. Four of his five drives ended in punts, with the fifth ending in a missed 46-yard field goal from rookie kicker Blake Grupe. Winston will likely make his first start next week, although Carr's injury is not as severe as initially imagined and he has not yet been ruled out for Week 4.
Sep 25, 2023 2:49 PM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (wrist) is not listed on the team's injury report. The former first-overall pick sustained the injury during the Saints' final preseason game against Houston. He now figures to serve as the primary backup for starter Derek Carr. Third-string quarterback Jake Haener was hit with a six-game suspension earlier this week and Taysom Hill was recently designated as a quarterback instead of a tight end.
Sep 7, 2023 9:41 AM EST
New Orleans Saints veteran quarterback Jameis Winston started Sunday night's preseason loss. He was poised in the pocket, completing 11-of-16 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown strike to tight end Jimmy Graham. Winston opens the season as Derek Carr's backup and will be ready to roll in the event of an injury to Carr. The former first overall pick is entering his ninth NFL campaign. Roster him only in deep superflex dynasty leagues, given that his path to any playing time requires an injury.
Aug 28, 2023 9:47 AM EST
New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Jameis Winston played the first half of Sunday night's preseason game, completing 13-of-21 passes for 169 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Winston took two sacks in the 22-17 win. While not entering the season as the starter, Winston is one of the safest backups in the league. His experience in the Saints' system should allow him to fill in nicely should Derek Carr miss any time in 2023, but he should not be rostered anywhere at this point aside from deep superflex dynasty leagues.
Aug 21, 2023 10:29 AM EST
New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Jameis Winston went 13-for-21 for 169 yards and no scores in the team's 22-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Winston took the first snap with starter Derek Carr taking the night off. The former first-overall pick is likely to begin the season as the QB2, a role he played in 2022 when he returned from injury. With 21,840 career passing yards, the veteran is one of the top backup quarterback options in the league. He's not worth drafting in standard-sized redraft leagues.
Aug 21, 2023 8:26 AM EST
Over three games in the 2022 season, Winston went 73-for-115 passing for 858 yards and four touchdowns to five interceptions. He also recorded five rushes for 16 yards.
Jan 12, 2023 10:56 AM EST
Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Winston may not be 100 percent healthy at any point the rest of this season, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Nov 16, 2022 12:40 PM EST
Coach Dennis Allen said Andy Dalton will start over Winston despite the Saints now considering the latter to be healthy, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 26, 2022 12:51 PM EST
Coach Dennis Allen said Monday that the Saints have yet to make a decision regarding who will start between Winston and Andy Dalton on Sunday against the Raiders, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Oct 25, 2022 10:05 AM EST
Coach Dennis Allen confirmed Andy Dalton (back) as the Saints' starting quarterback Thursday in Arizona, ensuring Winston (back/ankle) will be the team's backup, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.
Oct 20, 2022 3:09 PM EST
Winston (back/ankle) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game at Arizona, but coach Dennis Allen has yet to name the Saints' starting quarterback between Winston and Andy Dalton (back), Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Oct 19, 2022 2:12 PM EST
The Saints listed Winston (back/ankle) as a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Oct 18, 2022 1:59 PM EST
Winston (back/ankle) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated injury report, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Oct 17, 2022 1:59 PM EST
Winston (back/ankle) is still not 100 percent, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 17, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Winston (back/ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Bengals.
Oct 16, 2022 8:33 AM EST
Winston (back/ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is scheduled to dress for the contest and serve as an emergency quarterback behind starter Andy Dalton, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 16, 2022 6:46 AM EST
Winston (back/ankle) won't start Sunday's game against the Saints but may be active, with the Saints listing him as questionable on the final injury report, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Oct 14, 2022 1:03 PM EST