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WR Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints

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

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Week 12: vs Baltimore Ravens

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Drew Brees has not been able to get his team over the hump of late, with a narrow 24-27 loss to San Francisco (in which he threw 28/47 for 292 yards passing, three TDs and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks for -5 yards taken) and then a blowout loss to the Bengals last week (33/41 for 255 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown, with zero sacks taken). Unfortunately, rookie sensation Brandin Cooks broke his thumb last week and is out indefinitely (but definitely out for this game), leaving Jimmy Graham (seven targets for 7/30/0 receiving last week vs. Cincinnati), Marques Colston (eight for 7/30/0 receiving) and Kenny Stills (four for 4/32/1) to cover for Cooks while he rehabs his hand. The Ravens' pass D is ranked 21st in the NFL averaging 251.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with 14 passing scores given out vs. six interceptions and 25 sacks (tied for 11th in the NFL) generated. They coughed up 16/27 for 143 net yards passing, one TD and one interception, with five sacks for -36 yards of Tennessee's Zach Mettenburger two weeks ago, and allowed a whoppping six TD passes and 25/37 for 321 net yards passing, zero interceptions and three sacks for -19 yards generated to Ben Roethlisberger and company during Week 9. This is not one of the premier NFL pass defenses, friends. Advantage, Brees and the home team.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
8 vs GB 0 0 0 5 4 49 0 0
9 at CAR 0 0 0 3 3 36 0 0
10 vs SF 0 0 0 4 2 36 0 0
11 vs CIN 0 0 0 8 4 56 0 0
12 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
12 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
12 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

Colston led the Saints' WRs in snaps and hauled in every pass thrown his direction, including a nice 22-yard reception that Colston pulled in against tight coverage.

2014 Week 10 vs SF (4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)

Colston has a bad case of the dropsies this season and with each new drop the frustration builds. If it continues, Colston is going to see his role in the offense further minimized in favor of Graham and Cooks who are both playing at a higher level right now. Colston had a key 3rd-and-7 conversion that he bobbled a couple times but was finally able to haul in for a 12-yard-gain down the left sideline. Near the end of the first half facing a 3rd-and-4, Colston ran a go route down the right sideline and burned Safety Eric Reid in coverage and was a couple yards behind the 49ers deepest man. Brees threw a perfect pass that bounced right off of Colston's hands. It should have been an 80-yard-TD catch but instead led to a punt. Colston did make a huge play on the Saints final TD drive. Facing 4th-and-3 from the San Francisco 34-yardline, Colston lined up in the slot and was able to get open for the catch a couple yards past the 1st down marker. He was able to accelerate and made a nice run after the catch, dragging a couple defenders the final few yards.

2014 Week 11 vs CIN (8 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)

Colston led the Saints in targets and receiving yards but did most of his damage on one drive in the 2nd quarter. He found a hole in the Bengals coverage on a deep crossing route and reached far away from his body to snag a slightly off-target pass from Brees for a 16-yard pickup. Two plays later, Colston had a beautiful catch for another 16-yard gain. With Bengals CB Adam Jones in tight coverage, Brees threw it high and wide down the left sideline and Colston was able to extend high to make the catch with his hands while keeping both toes barely in bounds at the Bengals 10-yard-line. The play was challenged but the replay confirmed he was able to barely keep his toes in the green. Colston did have one key drop again on a 3rd down crossing route. He had the ball bounce off his hands right at the first down marker on a dangerous play in which he was crossing the field at full speed and a Bengals CB was waiting to take him out low if he had been able to haul the pass in.

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Staff Dynasty Rankings

WR Dynasty - 51, 48, 51, 52, 56

Footballguys Articles

Preseason Roundtable #2
  FBG Staff - June 18
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Pre-Camp PPR WR Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - July 31
What Went Wrong With Marques Colston?
  Heath Cummings - April 17
The Gut Check No.299: RB and TE Drop Rates
  Matt Waldman - June 30
The Gut Check No.298 - WR Drop Rates
  Matt Waldman - June 23
The Gut Check No.300: Gut Checks Part I
  Matt Waldman - July 7
The Gut Check No.301: Gut Checks Part II
  Matt Waldman - July 10
The Gut Check No.302: PPR Tiers
  Matt Waldman - July 14
The Gut Check No.306 - Updated PPR Tiers and Notes
  Matt Waldman - August 5

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Schedule

12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers