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RB Travaris Cadet - New Orleans Saints

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

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2016 Week 17 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 18 / 1 rec)

Cadet ran a wheel route out of the backfield early in the fourth quarter, securing the catch up the left sideline for 11 yards. He was thrust into action in NO's two-minute drill late in the game, catching a checkdown in traffic over the middle for a gain of four. Cadet decisively beat a LB in the right flat out of the backfield, then lowering his shoulder and falling into the endzone for a three-yard TD.

2016 Week 16 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)

Midway through the first, Cadet lined up in the left slot and ran a short out route for five yards. He re-entered the game midway through the third period, running an angle route out of the backfield to gain decisive inside leverage on a LB for an easy 11-yard TD.

2016 Week 15 vs ARI (1 / 16 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 30 / 1 rec)

Cadet converted a first down on his first touch of the day, a short wheel route from the right slot for seven yards. He found the endzone later in the series, lining up as a receiver to the right side of the formation, he sold an inside route before breaking back outside and lunging to the GL for a 10-yard TD. He was the focus of New Orleans' desperation drive before halftime, catching two short passes for a total of six yards and then taking an inside handoff for 16 yards. Cadet's next action came early in the fourth quarter; he ran a short whip route on third-and-long but gained only seven to set up a FG.

2016 Week 14 vs TB (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Cadet entered the game on NO's final drive of the first half, catching a short hitch on the left boundary and making his man miss with a spin move for 11 yards. Cadet dropped a potential TD later in the drive, breaking free of man coverage on a whip route but failing to haul it in. His lone carry was an inside give for a loss of one. He lined up as a WR early in the fourth quarter, running an out route to the right sideline, narrowly getting his feet in bounds for a ten-yard gain. Cadet came out of the backfield on his team's final drive on an option route, gaining five and critically getting OB. He earned three yards on a similar checkdown two plays later, but was taken down a yard short of the line to gain.

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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