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WR Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints

6-4, 223Born: 6-5-1983College: HofstraDrafted: Round 7

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Some of it was Jimmy Graham being out and Colston dominating targets in the middle of the field, but it was just as much Colston looking peppier coming off of a week of rest, just as he did last year. Drew Brees is dealing pills and Colston is stepping up his game. He has WR3/Flex value again.

Week 8: vs Green Bay Packers

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Drew Brees played well for most of the contest in Detroit last week, slinging 28/45 for 342 yards passing, two TDs and one interception, while taking just one sack for -7 yards. Marques Colston (10 targets for 6/111/0 receiving) and Kenny Stills (five for 5/103/1) both went over 100 yards receiving, while Travaris Cadet took over Pierre Thomas' pass-catching back role (nine for 6/51/0) - Brandin Cooks handled just three targets for 2/23/0 receiving in a season-low outing. This week, the Saints will be in the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Superdome, though Brees will likely have Jimmy Graham only available in a limited role again this week (shoulder injury, zero catches last week). The wide receivers are getting more targets with Graham severely limited. The Packers' pass D is sixth in the NFL this year, with an average of 214.9 net passing yards allowed per game, and they have more interceptions (10, second in the NFL) than pass TDs given up (9). Green Bay has recorded 16 sacks (tied for 14th in the NFL) so far. Carolina was held to 22/39 for 223 net yards, two TDs and one interception passing last week (three sacks taken for -25 yards); Ryan Tannehill had two interceptions and two TDs thrown two games back while taking one sack for -7 yards (20/31 for 237 net yards passing). The Saints' passing attack is always potent at home, but they face a tougher-than-usual opponent in this game.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 at DAL 0 0 0 10 5 50 0 0
5 vs TB 0 0 0 6 3 63 0 0
7 at DET 0 0 0 10 6 111 0 0
8 vs GB PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
8 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
8 vs GB PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs TB (6 / 3 / 63 / 0 rec)

Colston again had an up and down day with a couple nice catches but another costly drop. He made a pretty fingertips grab down the seam for a 36-yard gain early in the game. He was targeted in the end zone despite double coverage and had a chance to come down with it as he got both hands on the ball. He was unable to haul it in though on what would have been a great play. Colston had a crucial drop with 29 seconds remaining in the game. He was wide open down the seam and Brees put it on his numbers but Colston turned his head early looking to turn and run as the ball clanked off his chest incomplete. The catch would have allowed the Saints an opportunity to kick a game winning field goal at the end of regulation and could have proved incredibly costly had the Saints not won the overtime coin toss.

2014 Week 7 vs DET (10 / 6 / 111 / 0 rec)

Colston was Brees' primary target in the middle of the field, as Brees looked his way early and often. After dropping what would have been a fairly tough catch on the first possession of the game, Colston was able to haul in each of his next six targets with each going for first downs. Colston was consistently able to get open down the seam and across the middle. He hauled in five big gains of 21, 18, 22, 19 and 23 yards from his slot position to put together a big receiving day.


Latest News

Saints | Jimmy Graham likely to miss 2 games (Sun Oct 12, 10:07 AM) - New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is expected to miss two to three weeks after the bye week in Week 6, according to a source.

Our View: Josh Hill and Ben Watson are viable desperation plays at TE while Jimmy Graham is out. Graham could still possibly play next week, but he is likely a game-time decision at the very best. Hill could also increase his dynasty profile with good play in his increased role.
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