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RB Travaris Cadet - New Orleans Saints

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

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Week 8: vs Seattle Seahawks

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Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Two weeks ago, Mark Ingram saw 16/51/0 rushing and three targets for 2/9/0 receiving against the Panthers on a day when the Saints rushed for 21/63/1 as a team. Last week, he handled 16/62/0 rushing with four targets for 4/20/1 receiving against the Chiefs. Generally speaking, Ingram has seen from 18-24 touches on the football in each of the last four games, and he's gone over 100 yards combined once, in Week Four vs. San Diego, with 18/56/1 rushing and seven targets for 6/49/0 receiving. He's consistently mediocre most weeks, folks, as the Saints continue to indulge their pass-happy quarterback. The Seahawks' rush defense couldn't stand up to David Johnson last weekend (33/113/0 rushing for Johnson, with 13 targets for 8/58/0 receiving) as the Cardinals ground out 37/132/0 as a team during the 6-6 tie game. Even with the big game in their average, the Seahawks are fifth in the NFL averaging 84.2 rushing yards allowed per game, with only three rushing scores given out to date. From Week Five to Week Seven of regular season (the last three weeks), Seattle averages 12.4 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (eighth-least in the NFL). This is a bad matchup for the mediocre Saints' running back crew.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 at SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 vs CAR 27 1 3 0 5 4 27 0 0 3
7 at KC 20 0 0 0 4 2 7 0 0 0.7
8 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 3 * * * *
8 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
8 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Saints | New Orleans could try new return man (Fri Oct 21, 11:51 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Marcus Murphy or WR Tommylee Lewis could replace RB Travaris Cadet as the kickoff returner to try to improve on the team's 30th-ranked kickoff return average, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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