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WR Nick Toon - New Orleans Saints

6-2, 215Born: 11-4-1988College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 4

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Week 16: vs Atlanta Falcons

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Back during Week 1, Drew Brees lit up the Falcons' secondary for 29/42 yielding 333 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown (zero sacks taken) in a preview of how the Falcons' pass D would function in most games this year. Marques Colston (eight targets for 5/110/0 receiving), Brandin Cooks (eight for 7/77/1) and Jimmy Graham (10 for 8/82/0) would handle most of Bree's passes that day. Cooks is now on IR, so his role has been filled by Kenny Stills (seven targets for 5/67/0 receiving at Chicago last week). Jimmy Graham (seven for 5/87/0), Marques Colston (seven for 5/65/1) and Pierre Thomas (five for 5/83/0) were the other main receivers for Brees (29/36 for 375 net yards, three TDs and zero interceptions at Chicago) last Monday Night, though Josh Hill (two for 2/15/2) hauled in a pair of TDs during the blowout win over Chicago. The Saints' offense seems to be on track entering the final two weeks of regular season Meanwhile, Alanta's pass D is in shreds entering Week 16, having allowed 27/35 for 353 net yards passing to Ben Reothlisberger last week, after coughing up 24/36 for 323 net yards, three TDs and zero interceptions thrown (with one sack taken for -4 yards) to Aaron Rodgers and company. This defensive unit is on life-support entering Week 10, friends. Advantage, New Orleans.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 vs BAL 0 0 0 5 3 42 0 0
13 at PIT 0 0 0 2 2 17 1 0
14 vs CAR 0 0 0 4 4 45 0 0
15 at CHI 0 0 0 4 4 43 0 1
16 vs ATL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 3 * * *
16 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 17 / 1 rec)

Toon made a key catch on 3rd-and-5 as he came across the middle and held onto the 1st down catch despite a huge hit from Troy Polamalu. Toon made a beastly play to find the end zone for an 11-yard-touchdown. With the Steelers CB giving a big cushion, Toon ran a couple yard downfield, stopped and caught the quick pass from Brees just inside the 10. He then stiff-armed the CB, ducked a tackle attempt from Troy Polamalu, sprinted toward the end zone and then powered through a DE and a LB to break the plane of the end zone for the score. It was the type of dominant physical play that really sets the tone for a game. Toon has emerged as the Saints #3 WR and his strong blocking and physical play should continue to get him on the field for more snaps down the stretch.

2014 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

Toon has done a nice job running after the catch. He is a big, physical WR who punishes CBs when they try to tackle him. Toon was the only Saints offensive player who had a positive afternoon and his role is slowly but surely expanding in the Saints offense.

2014 Week 15 vs CHI (4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Toon started the game with a costly fumble inside the Bears' 5-yard line. He caught a quick slant from Brees and was preparing to try to bull his way into the end zone when the Bears Safety put his helmet on the ball and popped it out. On the red zone play, Toon was the only WR on the field for the Saints. Toon made some nice plays and has emerged as a real factor in the Saints offense due to his tough blocking, sure hands and physical running. He is clearly one of the Saints top three WRs and is going to continue to take snaps away from Colston and Stills as the Saints rotate their WRs in and out of the game.


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