WR Nick Toon - New Orleans Saints
|6-2, 215||Born: 11-4-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 4|
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Week 3: vs Atlanta Falcons
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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Drew Brees approached 300 yards passing at New York (29/44 for 263 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -16 yards), but he didn't light up the Giants in Week Two after hammering the Oakland secondary two weeks ago with 28/42 for 423 yards passing, four TDs and zero interceptions thrown. Willie Snead did find the end zone again (eight targets for 5/54/1 receiving), while Brandin Cooks (nine for 7/68/0) led the team in receiving on the day. Michael Thomas (five for 4/56/0) also went over 50 yards receiving in the second game. The oddly low-scoring affair in New York kept a lid on the fantasy ceilings for both squads this past Sunday.
The Falcons' pass defense kept Oakland in the game last Sunday, giving up 34/45 for 299 net yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions generated, with a paltry one sack for zero yards recorded. Two weeks ago they had zero sacks generated and a gigantic four passing scores handed over to Jameis Winston and company (23/33 for 281 net yards allowed, four TDs and one interception given up last weekend by the Falcons). With seven passing scores allowed and zero interceptions generated to date, it is no surprise to see Atlanta at third-most-generous in the league regarding fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (28.7 per game on average); second-most-generous in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends (15.9 per game on average); and the 12th-most fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers per game (24.9). Any way you slice it, the Falcons' secondary is porous.
This looks like it should be a high-scoring shootout. Advantage, New Orleans.
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