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  Saints | Friday injury report for New Orleans     Fri Dec 2, 07:55 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) and OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and have been ruled out for Week 13. C Senio Kelemete (hip), TE John Phillips (ankle) and OT Zach Strief (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram listed as questionable    Fri Dec 2, 07:51 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Ingram did not commit to playing on Sunday, but also said he felt good. It's possible that he gets the smaller half of the Saints backfield in Week 13, but he has played so well lately that he still deserves RB2/Flex consideration.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram back at practice Friday    Fri Dec 2, 02:47 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) participated in the open portion of practice Friday, Dec. 2, after not practicing earlier in the week.

Footballguys view: It looks like Ingram is good to go against the Lions this weekend. He should be considered an upside RB2, with Tim Hightower being relegated to what the heck flex status.

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  Saints | Thursday injury report for Saints    Thu Dec 1, 05:13 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1. OG Senio Kelemete (hip), TE John Phillips (ankle) and OT Zach Strief (knee) were limited.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram absent from practice    Thu Dec 1, 05:09 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) missed his second straight practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Footballguys view: Toe injuries are always tricky for RBs to deal with. Make sure he practices Friday before trusting him as a RB2 for your fantasy team in Week 13. If he doesn't play, then Tim Hightower gets a bump in our projections to RB2 level.

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  Saints | Wednesday practice report for Saints    Wed Nov 30, 05:25 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. OG Senio Kelemete (hip), TE John Phillips (ankle) and OT Zach Strief (knee) were limited.

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  Saints | No practice for Mark Ingram    Wed Nov 30, 05:21 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Footballguys view: This should be just a rest day for Ingram. He's a RB2 for fantasy owners at home against the Lions in Week 13.

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  Saints | Brandin Cooks ready for rebound?    Tue Nov 29, 03:49 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks had been averaging 94 yards and one touchdown per game at home this season before last week's debacle.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners were burned by Cooks last week as he didn't see a single pass thrown his way against the Rams. He played 45 snaps, but coverage dictated that QB Drew Brees needed to go elsewhere with the football. The Saints are at home again this week, this time a surging Lions team comes to town. We'll consider Cooks a low-end WR2/flex option in this matchup even though he should be matched up against CB Darius Slay.

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  Saints | Brandin Cooks' blanking result of coverages    Mon Nov 28, 03:29 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks did not see a single target in a Week 12 rout of the Los Angeles Rams - a fact head coach Sean Payton suggested was 'the result of some coverages'.

Footballguys view: It was a surprise for fantasy owners to be sure. A guy can have a bad game, and that's part of the deal....but going without a target led to a lot of zeroes in fantasy leagues. We'll see if the Saints can find ways to get Cooks more involved going forward.

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  Saints | Brandin Cooks not targeted once    Mon Nov 28, 12:18 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks did not have any receptions and he was not targeted once in the Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Saints | Willie Snead engages in razzle-dazzle    Sun Nov 27, 06:01 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to RB Tim Hightower in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: Snead didn't have a big game as a receiver, but his touchdown pass made up for it on a day that most everything the Saints offense did worked. He'll be an upside WR3/Flex against Detroit next week.

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  Saints | Strong game for Michael Thomas    Sun Nov 27, 05:51 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught nine passes for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: Thomas was quiet in the first half, but came alive for a huge second half to post one of the biggest lines of Week 12. He's a solid WR2 heading into a matchup with Detroit.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram finds end zone twice    Sun Nov 27, 05:45 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram ran 14 times for 146 yards, including two touchdown runs of 61 and 10 yards, in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: Ingram ran hot and appears to be a new man since Tim Hightower threatened his job. He's a solid RB2 with a high ceiling heading into a matchup with Detroit.

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  Saints | Solid game for Drew Brees    Sun Nov 27, 05:25 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for four touchdowns and 310 yards on 28-of-36 passing in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: Brees was in the driver's seat all day against the Rams defense. He's arguably the most valuable fantasy quarterback with two matchups against Tampa Bay left.

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  Saints | Week 12 inactives for Saints    Sun Nov 27, 11:53 AM

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Daniel Lasco, CB De'Vante Harris, WR Jake Lampman, OG Landon Turner, RB Marcus Murphy, LB Sam Barrington, OT Tony Hills inactive for Week 12.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram active versus Los Angeles    Sun Nov 27, 11:48 AM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) is active for Week 12's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram expected to play    Sun Nov 27, 10:11 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) is expected to play in Week 12's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Saints | Kenny Vaccaro fined    Sat Nov 26, 11:53 AM

New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for a roughing-the-kicker penalty during Week 11's game, when he dove to block a kick from PK Graham Gano and slid into him.

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  Saints | Vonn Bell fined    Sat Nov 26, 11:43 AM

New Orleans Saints SS Vonn Bell was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for a late hit on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton during Week 11's game.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas impressing Drew Brees    Fri Nov 25, 11:55 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas' growth since the start of the season has been 'unbelievable,' according to QB Drew Brees, and Brees said they have been able to open up the playbook for Thomas.

Footballguys view: Thomas has had some bad games, and he's certainly had some forgettable moments. However, the rookie has been impressive with his size/speed combination and ability to make difficult catches seem routine. We've got him as a WR2 against the Rams in Week 12.

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  Saints | New Orleans' Friday injury report    Fri Nov 25, 07:11 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and has been ruled out for Week 12. OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps), RB Travaris Cadet (toe), OT Tony Hills (abdomen), C Senio Kelemete (triceps), SS Shiloh Keo (neck), OG Tim Lelito (calf) and OT David Onyemata (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Delvin Breaux (leg) and LB Dannell Ellerbe (quadriceps) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram limited Friday    Fri Nov 25, 07:06 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram listed as questionable    Fri Nov 25, 04:57 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) has been listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: Ingram is not technically out of concussion protocol, so we'll have to check back in Sunday morning to see if he's available. Tim Hightower would be a strong volume RB2 if Ingram isn't cleared for Week 12.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram limited in practice    Thu Nov 24, 11:45 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

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  Saints | Thursday practice report for New Orleans    Thu Nov 24, 11:39 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) and OT Tony Hills (abdomen) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 24. OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps), RB Travaris Cadet (toe), OT Senio Kelemete (triceps), SS Shiloh Keo (neck), OG Tim Lelito (calf) and DT David Onyemata (knee) were limited participants, and CB Delvin Breaux (leg, ankle) and LB Danelle Ellerbe (quadriceps) were full participants.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram vows to play in Week 12    Wed Nov 23, 10:53 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) said Wednesday, Nov. 23, that he will play in the Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams, although he remains in the concussion protocol after being knocked out of the Week 11 game.

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  Saints | Wednesday injury report for Saints    Wed Nov 23, 08:30 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Tony Hills (abdomen), RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) and DE Darryl Tapp (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23. RB Travaris Cadet (toe), OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps), OG Senio Kelemete (triceps), SS Shiloh Keo (neck), DE David Onyemata (knee) and OG Tim Lelito (calf) were limited during practice. LB Dannell Ellerbe (quadriceps) and CB Delvin Breaux (ankle, leg) fully participated in practice.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram limited     Wed Nov 23, 08:19 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: Ingram should return to the field this week, and that negatively impacts the fantasy value of Tim Hightower. We like Ingram as a RB4 and Hightower as a RB2 in Week 12 against the Rams.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram to practice    Wed Nov 23, 10:10 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: Ingram's return will cut into the fantasy value of Tim Hightower. We've got Ingram as a RB3 and Hightower as a low-end RB2 play against the Rams in Week 12.

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  Saints | Avery Young returns to practice     Tue Nov 22, 07:14 PM

New Orleans OT Avery Young (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Nov. 22. He remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


  Saints | Michael Thomas learning from mistakes    Sat Nov 19, 08:53 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas said he is focused on protecting the ball better after losing a pair of fumbles in Week 10.

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  Saints | Kenny Vaccaro fined    Sat Nov 19, 11:09 AM

New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for committing an unnecessary roughness penalty during Week 10's game against the Denver Broncos. Vaccaro hit QB Trevor Siemian in the fourth quarter as he was crossing the out of bounds white line on the sideline, picking up a 15-yard penalty for the infraction.

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  Saints | Positive outlook for Mark Ingram     Fri Nov 18, 09:27 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) should be 'fine' for Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Sean Payton, and Payton said he wasn't sure if Ingram was officially diagnosed with a concussion.

Footballguys view: We'll know more about Ingram next week during practice. If he misses time, the team is just going to lean on Tim Hightower more. Even if Ingram plays against the Rams in Week 12, the Saints might want to limit his role.

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  Saints | Brandin Cooks can't break big play    Fri Nov 18, 12:33 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks finished with seven catches for 42 yards and two carries for seven yards in a 23-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 17.

Footballguys view: Cooks wasn't able to break through for any big plays against the Panthers inexperienced secondary, but at least he had a solid PPR league line with so many short receptions. He'll be a boom/bust WR2 against Oakland next week.

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  Saints | Tim Hightower steps up    Fri Nov 18, 12:12 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower finished with 12 carries for 69 yards and eight catches for 57 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 17.

Footballguys view: Hightower ran strong in the second half after Mark Ingram left with a concussion, and he was Drew Brees' favorite checkdown option. He'll be a solid RB2 at worst next week if Ingram is out against the Rams.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram in concussion protocol     Thu Nov 17, 10:51 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) was taken to the locker room and is being evaluated for the concussion against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 17.

Footballguys view: Ingram was running hot, especially as a receiver, so this injury comes at a bad time. At least he has 10 days to get cleared before next week's game against Los Angeles.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram helped off    Thu Nov 17, 10:40 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (undisclosed) was helped off the field by trainers against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 17.

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  Saints | Saints inactives for Week 11    Thu Nov 17, 07:27 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Daniel Lasco, CB Delvin Breaux, OG Landon Turner, LB Sam Barrington, OT Terron Armstead, WR Tommylee Lewis, RB Travaris Cadet inactive for Week 11.

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  Saints | James Laurinaitis waived from IR    Thu Nov 17, 05:24 PM

New Orleans Saints LB James Laurinaitis (quadriceps) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Nov. 17, according to a source.

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  Saints | Delvin Breaux not expected to play    Thu Nov 17, 02:05 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux (leg) is not expected to play against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He is listed as questionable for the game.

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  Saints | Drew Brees readies for Carolina    Thu Nov 17, 12:32 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will face the Carolina Panthers in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 17. Brees has passed for 300 or more yards with three or more touchdowns in four of his past five games, including a season-high 465 yards and four touchdowns in Week 6 in the first meeting with the Panthers.

Footballguys view: Even when the Saints aren't good - and especially when their defense is bad - Brees puts together solid games. We expect him to do so again, as the Saints are likely to throw a ton against Carolina and feel you can expect QB1 numbers from him again.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram facing tough matchup    Thu Nov 17, 12:31 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will meet the Carolina Panthers in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 17. He struggled with just 51 yards on 16 carries (3.2 yards per carry) in the first meeting in Week 6 in New Orleans.

Footballguys view: Ingram had more carries than Tim Hightower last week, but it didn't pay off for his Fantasy GMs. It's a tough matchup again this week, and we see him hovering in the mid-range RB2 area against Carolina.

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  Saints | New Orleans' Wednesday injury report    Wed Nov 16, 03:35 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 11. CB Delvin Breaux (leg) and RB Travaris Cadet (toe) are listed as questionable. All four players did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16. LB Stephone Anthony (hamstring), LB Dannell Ellerbe (quadriceps), P Thomas Morstead (ankle) and DT David Onyemata (knee) were limited during practice but are not on the injury report.

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  Saints | Drew Brees excels versus Panthers    Tue Nov 15, 06:56 PM

While New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees only has a 10-10 career record against the Carolina Panthers, he has averaged nearly 300 yards and nearly two touchdowns per game.

Footballguys view: While Saints fans want those "W"s, Fantasy GMs are content with the stats. We expect similar returns this week as well and have Brees as a QB1 in our early projections.

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  Saints | James Laurinaitis to be released    Tue Nov 15, 06:21 PM

New Orleans Saints LB James Laurinaitis (quadriceps) will be released from the Reserve/Injured list if he is deemed healthy after a doctor visit this week, according to sources.

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  Saints | Tuesday practice report for Saints    Tue Nov 15, 05:25 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps), CB Delvin Breaux (leg) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 15. LB Stephone Anthony (hamstring), RB Travaris Cadet (toe), LB Dannell Ellerbe (quadriceps), P Thomas Morstead (ankle) and DE David Onyemata (knee) were limited.

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  Saints | Kenny Vaccaro expects to play Thursday    Tue Nov 15, 05:22 PM

New Orleans Saints SS Kenny Vaccaro said he will play in the Week 11 game Thursday, Nov. 17, versus the Carolina Panthers. The team is still awaiting final word on Vaccaro's pending suspension, but the delay will help him remain in the lineup another week. The 25-year-old is facing a four-game suspension for testing positive for Adderall, which is one of the banned performance-enhancing drugs. Vaccaro is waiting for results of a second sample that would uphold or reverse the suspension.

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  Saints | Michael Mauti will have surgery    Tue Nov 15, 04:28 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Michael Mauti (illness) will require a procedure related to his undisclosed illness, according to head coach Sean Payton. The recovery time will be significant.

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  Saints | Michael Mauti placed on IR    Mon Nov 14, 06:36 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Michael Mauti (illness) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Monday, Nov. 14.

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  Saints | Chris Banjo joins Saints    Mon Nov 14, 05:30 PM

Free-agent FS Chris Banjo (Packers) signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 14, according to a source.

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