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  NFL | Marques Colston mulling NFL future    Sat Aug 13, 05:24 PM

Free-agent WR Marques Colston (Saints) will continue to rehab his shoulder injury for another month before deciding whether to seek a roster spot somewhere, he told PennLive on Friday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Colston has received no interest since the Saints released him earlier this year. We think he's done in the NFL.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas to fill big role?    Thu Jun 2, 09:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is going to be asked to take on many of the responsibilities of free-agent WR Marques Colston.

Footballguys view: Thomas certainly has a good size/speed combination like Colston used to. The second-round pick from Ohio State wins at the point of the catch regularly and he has great hands. Don't ask him to run a crisp route, but he could move into a WR3 job for the Saints behind Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

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  Saints | Marques Colston released    Mon Feb 29, 04:55 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was cut with a failed physical designation Monday, Feb. 29.

Footballguys view: A sad day indeed. Colston was a seventh-round pick out of Hofstra in 2006, and we felt he could finish his career with the Saints. The move to cut him frees up $3.2 million in cap space for the Saints. We'll see if he can latch on with another team as veteran depth. Fantasy owners should expect little from Colston if he does sign somewhere else. This move also spikes Brandon Coleman's dynasty value as he'll be tasked with being the team's big slot receiver in Colston's absence.

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  Saints | Marques Colston release likely    Tue Feb 23, 03:00 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston is expected to be released in the coming days, according to a source. Colston is set to earn $3.2 million in salary and bonuses in 2016 and missed three games while playing as the No. 3 wide receiver on the Saints last season.

Footballguys view: It's been a nice run for Colston. A seventh-round pick out of Hofstra in 2006, Colston has been an impact player for the Saints for around a decade. However, he's not the same player he used to be and the Saints are likely to move on. Some team could take a chance on Colston for veteran depth, but we're not expecting much from him in the fantasy lens.

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  Saints | High hopes for Brandon Coleman    Wed Feb 17, 12:07 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman appears to be next in line if WR Marques Colston is not brought back or elects to retire. General manager Mickey Loomis believes the team has a replacement ready in Coleman. 'Brandon Coleman is a big guy out of Rutgers that has done some good things and I think in many ways is the heir apparent to Marques,' Loomis said Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Footballguys view: Coleman was raw earlier in the season and passed by Willie Snead in the pecking order, but he came on later in the season and could be a suitable late round flyer in redrafts, along with being a good stash in dynasty leagues. Snead and Brandin Cooks still appear to be the main targets, but if Ben Watson doesn't come back, Coleman will be a solid spot in a pass happy offense.

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  Saints | Marques Colston retiring?    Sat Feb 13, 09:39 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston declined to speak to the media on the last day of access, and beat writer Katherine Terrell believes he will retire rather than play for another team in 2016.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Colston ends up retiring or not. Colston may be asked to take another pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the team. He is scheduled to make $3.2 million in 2016 and have a $5.9 million salary cap figure.

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  Saints | Marques Colston may be too expensive    Fri Feb 12, 08:01 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston may be asked to take another pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the team. He is scheduled to make $3.2 million in 2016 and have a $5.9 million salary cap figure.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine Colston playing for another team, but the veteran might have to lower his price tag in order to stay with the Saints. He's not the same player he used to be, but having a seasoned veteran like him on the depth chart would be an asset for the Saints...at the right price.

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  Saints | New Orleans Week 17 inactives    Sun Jan 3, 11:51 AM

The New Orleans Saints have declared OT Andrus Peat, LB Dannell Ellerbe, QB Garrett Grayson, DT Kaleb Eulls, WR Marques Colston, TE RaShaun Allen, OT Terron Armstead inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Brandon Coleman will play more with Colston out. It's fair to ask if Colston has played his last snap as a Saint.

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Dannell Ellerbe player page


  Saints | Marques Colston will not play    Fri Jan 1, 06:19 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Brandon Coleman could be in the bullseye more often with Colston out and Ben Watson not 100%.

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  Saints | Marques Colston does not practice    Thu Dec 31, 07:46 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

Footballguys view: Colston hasn't been terribly productive this year and even if he plays, he is no more than a WR6.

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  Saints | Drew Brees, Marques Colston out    Wed Dec 30, 06:54 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (foot) and WR Marques Colston (chest) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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  Saints | Marques Colston ruled out    Sun Dec 27, 02:57 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) has been declared inactive for the Week 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Saints | Week 16 inactives for Saints    Sun Dec 27, 02:47 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB C.J. Spiller, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB James Anderson, DT Kaleb Eulls, WR Marques Colston, OG Ryan Seymour, OT Zach Strief inactive for Week 16.

Footballguys view: Spiller has been one of the biggest duds of the 2015 free agent crop. Brandon Coleman will get a lot more work with Colston out.

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James Anderson player page
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  Saints | Marques Colston won't play Sunday    Sun Dec 27, 10:53 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) will not play in Week 16's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Brandon Coleman moves in upside desperation play range on this news, but the condition of Drew Brees' foot is still a drag on his ceiling.

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  Saints | Marques Colston questionable for Week 16    Fri Dec 25, 09:56 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) did not practice Friday, Dec. 25, and is listed as questionable to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

Footballguys view: We're looking to Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman this week. We like Cooks and Snead as WR2s with upside, and Coleman is an interesting 'what the heck' flex in Week 16.

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  Saints | Marques Colston, Benjamin Watson out    Wed Dec 23, 06:41 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) and TE Benjamin Watson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Saints didn't actually practice Wednesday, so the report is an estimation.

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  Saints | Marques Colston gets into end zone    Tue Dec 22, 01:53 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston posted two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown with four targets in the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 21.

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  Saints | Marques Colston probable    Sat Dec 19, 04:42 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) practiced fully Saturday, Dec. 19, and is probable for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Colston is coming off a two-touchdown performance last week, but we're only ranking him as a WR5/deep flex play in Week 15 against the Lions.

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  Saints | Marques Colston practices in full    Fri Dec 18, 07:10 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 18.

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  Saints | No practice for Marques Colston    Thu Dec 17, 06:39 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 17.

Footballguys view: Colston has been inconsistent all year and has done just enough to tempt you before burning you. He's a WR5 and that's as much as you can trust him.

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  Saints | Marques Colston grabs two scores    Sun Dec 13, 08:00 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston had six catches for 36 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 24-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.

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  Saints | Willie Snead, Marques Colston probable    Fri Dec 11, 05:47 PM

New Orleans Saints WRs Willie Snead (calf) and Marques Colston (non-injury) are both listed as probable against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14. Snead was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 11, while Colston was a full participant.

Footballguys view: Now that we know Brandin Cooks is going to play it negatively impacts the fantasy value of Snead and Colston. We've got Snead as a WR4 and Colston as a WR6 this week against the Bucs.

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  Saints | Marques Colston has full practice    Thu Dec 10, 06:43 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.

Footballguys view: If Brandin Cooks is out Willie Snead will get the biggest bump, but Marques Colston might see an upswing as well. Colston has been pretty bad for his fantasy owners and even a bump will only get him up to middling and WR5/WR6 status.

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  Saints | Marques Colston rests Wednesday    Wed Dec 9, 06:39 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram, Marques Colston probable    Fri Dec 4, 05:56 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) and WR Marques Colston (non-injury) both practiced in full Friday, Dec. 4, and are probable in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Saints | Two Saints have full practice    Thu Dec 3, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) and WR Marques Colston (non-injury) were full participants in practice Thursday, Dec. 3.

Footballguys view: Colston has definitely seen his production die this year and is no more than a hail mary WR6, while Ingram is a much better play as an RB2. Carolina is tough on running backs but Ingram has seen a lot of passes the last few games so he can combine yards for some nice points even in a tough matchup.

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Mark Ingram II player page


  Saints | Two Saints WRs miss practice    Wed Dec 2, 07:48 PM

New Orleans Saints WRs Marques Colston (non-injury) and Willie Snead (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Footballguys view: Colston is just getting rest, and he should be available for the Panthers game. Snead is a player to monitor during the week of practice. If he plays, we've got Snead around the WR3/flex level for Week 13.

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  Saints | Willie Snead, Marques Colston good to go    Fri Nov 13, 06:55 PM

New Orleans Saints WRs Willie Snead (knee) and Marques Colston (non-injury) are listed as probable for Week 10 against the Washington Redskins. Snead was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 13, while Colston was a full participant.

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  Saints | Marques Colston has full practice    Thu Nov 12, 07:45 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

Footballguys view: Colston has been pretty invisible this year, and won't be a big factor this year. We have him as a WR6 this year.

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  Saints | No practice for Marques Colston    Wed Nov 11, 07:36 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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  Saints | Marques Colston listed as probable    Fri Nov 6, 06:14 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 6, and is listed as probable for the Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: He's not going to get an uncovered touchdown every week, but Colston is worth starting as a WR3/flex play in Week 9.

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  Saints | Marques Colston a full participant     Thu Nov 5, 07:49 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 5.

Footballguys view: Colston had a good game against the Giants but we expect him to slip back into irrelevancy again as no more than a solid WR5.

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  Saints | Two NO WRs don't practice    Wed Nov 4, 06:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WRs Willie Snead (knee) and Marques Colston (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Footballguys view: Snead and Colston will both likely be in the lineup this weekend against Tennessee. Snead should continue to produce decent WR2 numbers, but despite a huge in the win over the Giants, Colston continues to be a non-factor at this point in fantasy. Keep an eye on him in case, but don't waste a roster spot just yet.

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  Saints | Vintage Marques Colston in Week 8    Sun Nov 1, 10:16 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston had eight receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Colston had a 53-yard catch and run score when he was basically left uncovered and uncontested after the catch. This will be his high water mark this year, but he might have flex or WR3 value in a pinch with six teams on bye next week.

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  Saints | Marques Colston listed as probable    Fri Oct 30, 06:49 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 30, and is listed as probable for the Week 8 game against the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Colston could ding Ben Watson's increased value, as Watson's best game came when Colston was out.

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  Saints | Marques Colston fully practices    Thu Oct 29, 05:56 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 29.

Footballguys view: Colston has been a non-factor in this offense with the emergence of Willie Snead and the improvement of Brandin Cooks. We wouldn't have him anywhere near our lineups.

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  Saints | Marques Colston resting Wednesday    Wed Oct 28, 06:19 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) took the day off of practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Footballguys view: Colston has been a non-factor this year and is no better than a WR6 if you're feeling hopeful. We'd rather have Brandin Cooks (WR3) or Willie Snead (WR4).

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  Saints | Marques Colston listed as probable    Fri Oct 23, 06:06 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as probable for the Week 7 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Saints | Marques Colston limited Thursday    Thu Oct 22, 06:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

Footballguys view: Most fantasy owners (outside of Coltson's own family) should have already moved on.

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  Saints | Marques Colston listed as limited    Wed Oct 21, 07:08 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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  Saints | Marques Colston out Thursday    Thu Oct 15, 07:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) is officially inactive for the Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Oct. 15.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should have moved on from the veteran receiver.

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  Saints | Week 6 Inactives    Thu Oct 15, 07:09 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared CB Damian Swann, QB Garrett Grayson, WR Marques Colston, DE Obum Gwacham, OT Terron Armstead, P Thomas Morstead, OG Tim Lelito inactive for Week 6.

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  Saints | Marques Colston misses practice    Wed Oct 14, 05:48 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: It's a short week for the Saints as they play against the Falcons on Thursday night. No fantasy owner should be considering Colston as a starter...even if he does play.

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  Saints | Marques Colston listed as doubtful    Wed Oct 14, 05:19 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for the Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Oct. 15.

Footballguys view: Let's all remember a time when Colston was at the top of his game. He's just not the same player, and this injury doesn't help. Colston is dealing with a slight shoulder separation, and the injury is not expected to be a long-term issue.

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  Saints | No practice for Marques Colston    Tue Oct 13, 05:38 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Footballguys view: Colston is not a fantasy factor anymore. We're not looking to him as anything more than a "what the heck" flex IF he plays against the Falcons on Thursday night.

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  Saints | Marques Colston listed as DNP    Mon Oct 12, 09:14 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) was listed as a DNP in the practice report Monday, Oct. 12, due to his shoulder ailment.

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  Saints | Marques Colston has shoulder injury    Mon Oct 12, 02:43 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) has at least a separated shoulder and could have some structural damage in the shoulder, according to a source. Colston suffered the injury during the team's Week 5 game.

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  Saints | Marques Colston injures shoulder    Sun Oct 11, 08:41 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) had three catches for 36 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5 before leaving with a shoulder injury. He was wearing a sling on his right arm after the game.

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  Saints | Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks probable    Fri Oct 9, 06:26 PM

New Orleans Saints WRs Marques Colston (non-injury) and Brandin Cooks (ankle) both practiced in full Friday, Oct. 9, and are probable for Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Footballguys view: Willie Snead is the Saints receiver we're watching closely. He's a WR3 this week against the Eagles. Cooks has been disappointing this year, but we still like him as a low-end WR2/flex play in Week 5. Colston is a WR5 in PPR leagues....and that means you're unlikely to start him.

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  Saints | Marques Colston back at practice    Thu Oct 8, 06:42 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

Footballguys view: Colston may be back at practice, but fantasy owners should have moved on. Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks have more fantasy relevant than Colston in 2015.

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