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WR Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints

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

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Summary

Marques Colston was an awesome value pick for the Saints in 2006 when he was drafted in the seventh round of Sean Payton's initial draft and immediately started. He has little speed, but is an effective route runner who uses his size well to seal off defenders. In six out of his eight seasons in the NFL, he has had over 1,000 yards receiving. In 2008, he fell short of that level when he only played 11 games, but still had 47 catches for 760 yards and 5 TDs. Last year was the second time that he failed to reach 1,000 yards, with 75 catches for 943 yards. His reception percentage actually increased to 67.6%, but his targets fell below 8 per game for only the second time in his career. Colston has had multiple knee issues, but has missed only four games in the past five seasons. He has more targets and receptions from Drew Brees than any other Saint and the two have always had a connection. Brees calls him "Mr. Dependable, Mr. Steady, when I need a play, I can always count on him." The two have partnered to produce 63 TD passes and should move higher on the all-time quarterback to wide receiver touchdowns list over the next few seasons. Colston's 63 TDs leads the Saints' franchise for TDs scored. He should continue to be Brees' most targeted wide receiver this year, but by a smaller margin. (August 30)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 27, 19, 23, 23, 24, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 27, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 30, 30, 31, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 44
Overall Redraft - 71, 41, 51, 54, 56, 59, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 27, 20, 20, 20, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 27, 27, 28, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 31, 32, 32, 33, 34, 44
Overall Redraft PPR - 67, 41, 45, 54, 54, 56, 56, 57, 59
WR Dynasty - 47, 36, 40, 42, 49, 52, 62

Stats and Projections

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2011 NO 14 0 0 0 128 80 1143 8
2012 NO 16 0 0 0 130 83 1154 10
2013 NO 15 0 0 0 111 75 943 5
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 66 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 72 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 78 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 75 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 72
WR: 28
Overall-PPR: 71
WR-PPR: 29

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Latest News

Saints | Marques Colston injured (Tue Aug 26, 11:56 PM) - New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) came off the field during team drills Tuesday, Aug. 26, and talked with a trainer before watching the rest of practice from the sidelines.

Our View: Until we hear something specifically negative about this development, we won't change Colston's outlook, but there are no outward signs that this is anything to worry about... yet. Colston was plagued by a foot issue for the first half of the season last year, but finished very strong after resting the injury for a week. Hopefully this is not a recurrence of that issue.
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Saints | Marques Colston feeling better (Tue Aug 26, 09:47 AM) - New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston said he feels much healthier this season after being plagued by a foot injury the last year or two. The team has limited his workload this preseason to keep him fresh for the season.

Our View: Colston had a stat line that included 48 catches and about 600 yards in eight games after his foot injury slowed him last year. He could be a real steal in the 6th/7th as a player who can approach strong WR2 numbers in the Saints offense.
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Saints | Two limited (Sun Aug 17, 05:48 PM) - New Orleans Saints Marques Colston (undisclosed) and WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps) are doing individual drills in practice Sunday, Aug. 17.

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2014 Schedule

1@ Atlanta Falcons
2@ Cleveland Browns
3vs Minnesota Vikings
4@ Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers