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TE Michael Hoomanawanui - New Orleans Saints

6-4, 264Born: 7-4-1988College: IllinoisDrafted: Round 5

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Week 12: at Houston Texans

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Drew Brees has been burdened with a league-worst defense this year, but that's been good for his fantasy owners as the Saints are back to slinging the football with abandon week in and week out as they chase various opponents. The last time we saw Brees before the bye he racked up 19/28 for 209 net yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions against the Washington D, finding Brandin Cooks for 5/98/2 on eight targets. Over the past four weeks (three games), Brees has slung 87/117 for 1,107 yards passing, 12 TDs and just four interceptions. Start him and smile fantasy owners! The Houston pass D allowed 19/39 for 197 net yards passing, one TD and two interceptions to Ryan Fitzpatrick last week, after giving up 22/38 for 183 net yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown with three sacks for -14 yards to Andy Dalton and company two games ago. Over the past four weeks (three games), this team has allowed the second-least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (13.1 on average);the fourth-least fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends (3.8); and the fourth-least fantasy points given out to opposing wide receivers (12.5). That's some strong pass D, friends. This is a neutral matchup between quality units.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs NYG 27 0 0 0 0 0
9 vs TEN 43 1 1 1 0 6.1
10 at WAS 26 0 0 0 0 0
12 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * * *
12 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
12 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 9 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Hoomanawanui lined up as a FB on his lone catch of the day, a play-action swing pass from the one in which he was able to lunge over the goal-line for six. He has more real-life than fantasy value.

2015 Week 7 vs IND (5 / 5 / 31 / 1 rec)

Hoomanawanui's first reception came on a short pass to the left flat for six yards midway through the first quarter. He caught a vertical route up the right seam for an athletic 16-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. Hoomanawanui caught a short play-action dumpoff for two yards on his offense's next possession. The veteran tight end took a short route to the left flat for five yards to open a drive midway through the second quarter. His final catch was yet another short route to the right flat, picking up just two yards midway through the fourth quarter. "Hooman" and Josh Hill will trade off weeks off short-route TE3 production.

2015 Week 5 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Hoomanawanui's first catch as a Saint was a short out route that picked up seven yards. His second catch of the day was a play-action rollout that was fumbled away. Giving the football away in limited opportunities won't do much to ensure the recent trade acquisition significant playing time. The supposed improvement at the TE position doesn't offer anything that New Orleans didn't already have in Josh Hill.


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