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RB Travaris Cadet - New Orleans Saints

6-1, 210Born: 2-1-1989College: Appalachian StateDrafted: ---

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Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. This is the first meeting between these NFC South rivals during 2016 - Tampa is currently tied with Atlanta for the lead in the NFC South with a 7-5 record, while New Orleans is third in the division at 5-7. This game has playoff implications for both squads. The Saints posted just 12/50/1 rushing vs. Detroit last week, going down to a surprising 13-28 loss at home. Mark Ingram led the team in rushing with 7/37/0 (and saw five targets for 5/16/0 receiving) while Tim Hightower flopped for his fantasy owners (2/5/0 rushing with one target for 1/4/0 receiving). Fullback John Kuhn (2/4/1 rushing with one target for 1/11/0 receiving) plunged in the lone rushing TD last weekend. Over the past three weeks, Ingram has handled 28/211/1 rushing and 11 targets for 9/84/1 receiving; Hightower has seen 29/125/0 rushing and 12 for 11/115/1 receiving; and Kuhn has handled 5/11/1 rushing with four for 4/23/0 receiving. This is a multi-headed monster as of Week 14, folks. The Buccaneers average 116.1 rushing yards allowed per game (25th in the NFL) with 10 rushing scores handed over. However, from Week 10 to Week 13 of regular season (the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on byes during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Tampa averages 13.2 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (third-least in the NFL). Two weeks ago Tampa held Seattle to 22/127/0 rushing as a team - last week, San Diego had 25/119/1 rushing. This looks like a neutral matchup for the visiting Saints.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs DEN 10 0 0 0 3 2 26 0 0 2.6
12 vs LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 vs DET 24 0 0 0 6 5 53 0 0 5.3
14 at TB PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2 * * * *
14 at TB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * *
14 at TB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 13 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)

Cadet got his first touch at the very end of the first half, a screen from the right flat that was well-blocked, gaining 17 yards and crucially ending out-of-bounds. He gained three on a screen midway through the fourth in the left flat. Cadet caught three of his passes in garbage time. They were a pair of checkdowns and a screen, going for four, 11 and 18 yards, respectively.

2016 Week 10 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Cadet took a screen from the left flat for his first touch of the day on New Orleans' final possession before halftime, following his blockers back through the middle for six yards to set up a FG. Cadet ran a short crossing route underneath vertical routes from the TEs, taking advantage of the open space for a relatively easy 20 yards.

2016 Week 9 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Cadet's lone catch came in his usual two-minute role on a dumpoff in the middle of the field for a gain of four.

2016 Week 8 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Cadet's lone touch came on a checkdown out of the backfield for seven yards underneath the defense.

2016 Week 7 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Cadet got open on a short swing pass to the right flat for his first touch of the day, a four-yard chain mover midway through the fourth quarter. He caught another checkdown later in the drive for three yards in the right flat. Cadet was called on a costly false start penalty on the following down. His primary role lies in the passing game.

2016 Week 6 vs CAR (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)

Cadet took an inside draw for three yards on the game's opening drive, his only carry of the day. He received a checkdown target on the following drive, but a seven yard-gain to the left flat fell two yards short of the necessary yardage on third down. Cadet came up big in New Orleans' two-minute drill to end the game. He started it off with a checkdown underneath the defense for nine yards to move the chains. Then, he caught two additional checkdowns for seven and four yards, respectively. He has earned trust in high-pressure situations.

2016 Week 3 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 32 / 0 rec)

Cadet ran a short out from the right slot on the team's first drive for five yards against man coverage. He was the target on a screen pass late in the second period, but was tackled for a five-yard loss in the left flat due to backfield penetration by the defense. Cadet ran a double move vertical route up the left sideline early in the second half, beating man coverage for a 25-yard gain. Cadet quickly turned around in the right flat for a three-yard gain midway through the fourth, as he was earned consistent playing time with the Saints passing every down. He received two more very shallow targets later in the drive as an extension of the running game. The scatback has earned consistent playing time but little fantasy value outside of deep PPR leagues.

2016 Week 2 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Cadet's first reception occurred late in the first half, a short screen to the left flat for ten yards on third-and-long. Cadet committed a brutal drop in crunch time on a HB option route. New Orleans' passing back has suffered a concerning amount of drops throughout the first two games and his coaching staff may be losing confidence in him as a result.

2016 Week 1 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 7 / 3 / 14 / 1 rec)

Cadet's lone rush came on the game's second drive, an uneventful toss off right tackle for one yard. Cadet came within inches of a receiving touchdown on the following drive, but could not drag his second foot in-bounds. Cadet was an integral target in New Orleans' two-minute attack before halftime, but he suffered two drop on his first two opportunities. He successfully executed his third target on the drive, taking the dumpoff in the flat for six yards. Later, the receiving back caught another short dumpoff on a hitch near the left boundary for six yards. Cadet drew a pass interference call early in the third quarter, utilizing a double move to gain an advantage up the left sideline. He took advantage of a pick play on a flat route near the goal-line to execute on a two-yard touchdown. The diminutive scatback is clearly New Orleans' preferred option to C.J. Spiller despite the latter's notable preseason playing time, but is unlikely to parlay this role into fantasy relevance.

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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.

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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