2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
New Orleans Saints
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Saints were a huge disappointment last season. We don�??t expect a repeat but this team still seems some talent short of making a playoff run. The offense can put up some points but the defense remains a bit suspect. New Orleans seems about a .500 team this year, getting a little better than last season but still coming up short of the playoffs.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Some might say last season was a breakout one for Mark Ingram , but things are looking up for him even more this year. The Saints look to be moving to a more run-oriented offense, giving Ingram more chances to rush the ball. He can improve on his numbers from last year and become a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. The Saints will score some points with Ingram getting a lot of touches and the goal-line chances. He is ready to take his game to a new level.
FANTASY DUD
He started to show signs of slowing down last season, so don�??t be surprised if Marques Colston takes another step backwards this season. He is another year older and battled several injuries throughout his career. He might be breaking down sooner than later. He still might have some big games along the way but Colston won�??t be the same fantasy receiver as past seasons, especially if the Saints are running the ball more, which is expected.

Team Notes

Jul 28, 05:43 PM New Orleans Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley (undisclosed) was released with a failed physical designation Tuesday, July 28.
Jul 28, 05:23 PM New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.
Jul 28, 05:23 PM New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) and DT Glenn Foster (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.
Jul 27, 05:02 PM Free-agent TE Kevin Brock (Bengals) signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, July 27.
Jul 24, 06:22 PM New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson is slated to start at tight end over TE Josh Hill, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

Fantasy Impact: We still think Hill will be the better fantasy tight end. He catches the ball better than Watson.
Jul 24, 06:22 PM New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson is slated to start at tight end over TE Josh Hill, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.
Jul 23, 06:02 PM New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller could catch around 60 passes this year, in the opinion of Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.
Jul 20, 08:52 AM New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston could be used as a red zone target more than in recent years, and he should remain heavily involved in the offense.

Fantasy Impact: We'll see. His play seemed to slip some last year.
Jul 20, 08:52 AM New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill and TE Benjamin Watson will likely be used in a committee to supplement the team's offense after TE Jimmy Graham was traded.
Jul 20, 08:52 AM New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill and TE Benjamin Watson will likely be used in a committee to supplement the team's offense after TE Jimmy Graham was traded.
Jul 19, 10:42 PM Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Saints) ranked seventh among running backs with 45 catches last season, and only Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy graded higher at catching the ball, according to ProFootballFocus.com.
Jul 19, 10:12 AM New Orleans Saints WR Josh Morgan will have a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp after he performed well during offseason workouts. Morgan will have to be one of the team's top four receivers if he wants a chance to make the roster.
Jul 11, 03:13 PM New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller has averaged 5.56 yards per carry against NFC teams over his five-year career. Spiller and the Saints will face NFC teams 12 times in the 2015 regular season.
Jul 08, 03:23 PM New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon will primarily play off the line of scrimmage, or in the Z position, for the Saints in 2015. Toon will also line up on the strong side of the formation. In his first three seasons, Toon had played as the X receiver.

Fantasy Impact: Toon has a chance to take a big step forward this season. Keep an eye on him in camp.
Jul 07, 07:53 PM New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller has averaged 5.02 yards and 7.66 yards on 501 career attempts and 109 career receptions, respectively, when playing on turf -- the surface he'll be playing on in New Orleans.

Fantasy Impact: Spiller is setup for a big first season with the Saints.
Jul 07, 03:33 PM New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon's snap count will go way up this season, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said Toon has been working hard, he understands the system and he has shown progress.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Brandon Browner, CB; Anthony Spencer, DE; C.J. Spiller, RB; Kyle Wilson, CB. 

Losses:
Jimmy Graham, TE; Curtis Lofton, LB; Patrick Robinson, CB; Tyrunn Walker, NT; Corey White, CB. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  13 Andrus PeatOL
 # 1  31 Stephone AnthonyLB
 # 2  12 Hau'oli KikahaLB
 # 3  11 Garrett GraysonQB
 # 3  14 P.J. WilliamsDB
 # 5  12 Davis TullLB
 # 5  18 Tyeler DavisonDL
 # 5  31 Damian SwannDB
 # 7  13 Marcus MurphyRB
 Undrafted R.J. HarrisWR

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:05PM     at Arizona
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at Carolina
4     Oct 4 8:30PM     Dallas
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
6     Oct 15 8:25PM     Atlanta
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     New York Giants
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     Tennessee
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     at Washington
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Houston
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     Carolina
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
15     Dec 21 8:30PM     Detroit
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     Jacksonville
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     at Atlanta
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