College: Florida State | 7 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 231 lbs
Birth Date: 1/6/1994
2022 Bye Week: 14
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Dynasty | Saints receiver Michael Thomas was seen running routes in an Instagram video Dynasty Analysis: Hampered by an ankle injury suffered back in 2020, Thomas has seen his dynasty value plummet over the past two years and it's a good sign that it appears he's finally healthy again based upon the video. That said, now 29, Thomas is found as DLF's WR46 and is now squarely best utilized for competing dynasty teams willing to acquire the risk-on asset. If healthy, setback free and if he and new quarterback Jameis Winston can establish chemistry, Thomas should easily find himself the WR1 once again for the Saints and possess upside potential for the next two or three seasons.
Dynasty | While only with the team a short time, the Saints newest receiver Jarvis Landry has dominated during OTAs Dynasty Analysis: Landry is reeling in catches and reportedly bringing "juice" and attitude, something the team badly needs from its receiver room. In his age-30 season, Landry is a veteran receiving presence who should see plenty of targets from Jameis Winston, a quarterback who was a primary reason for joining the Saints. On a one-year deal, the veteran will have every incentive to produce as he seeks a longer term deal in 2023. The possession-receiver is found as DLF's WR69 and will seek to reverse a three-year trend of declining production.
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) was still walking with a visible limp during organized team activities last week.
Fantasy Spin: It's still early in the offseason, and he has plenty of time to come back from a torn ACL. Winston will be a QB2 in fantasy even at full health.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) was moving with a visible limp during organized team activity practices last week. Winston had surgery to fix a torn ACL that he suffered in Week 7 of last year, and he's around six months removed from the surgery. He also had a brace on his left knee, and NewOrleans.Football's Nick Underhill said that Winston has some more work to do in his recovery. It was good to see the 28-year-old on the field with his teammates, but it's clear he's not fully recovered just yet. The Saints expect Winston to be ready for training camp this summer, and barring any setbacks, he'll be the team's Week 1 starter. With Michael Thomas (ankle) returning and the addition of rookie Chris Olave, Winston will have more targets in the passing game in 2022.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) did almost everything at organized team activities on Thursday, which is a great sign. Winston also practiced on Wednesday and remains on track to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season after tearing his ACL last year. Fantasy managers will want to keep eye on the 28-year-old's progress throughout the offseason training program and into training camp this summer. But if he continues to progress well and doesn't suffer any setbacks, he'll be an intriguing low-end QB1 target if wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) can return healthy as well after missing all of last season. The Saints also drafted rookie wideout Chris Olave in the first round to give Winston another prominent weapon in the passing game.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) was spotted doing on-field drills during OTAs on Wednesday, contradicting previous reports suggesting he wouldn't be attending. The veteran tore his ACL in Week 8 and missed the remainder of the 2021 season. However, he appears to be moving in the right direction, with the hope remaining that he can suit up for Week 1. Nevertheless, if Winston can stay healthy, he'll have a chance to be an impactful fantasy presence, primarily since he'll have Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave as his targets. He may not be considered a week-to-week fantasy option at the moment, but that could very well change.
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, May 25.
Fantasy Spin: Winston is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and likely will be the starting quarterback in Week 1 if cleared to play. He has been a successful fantasy option in the past but likely will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) is expected to skip upcoming OTAs. During Week 8 of the 2021-22 season, the veteran tore his ACL and damaged his MCL, forcing him to miss the remainder of the year. Fortunately, he is progressing well, but the team will continue to take a cautious approach regarding his rehab. Winston had played relatively well before succumbing to the ailment, compiling 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three picks, although he only completed 59% of his throws. Nonetheless, not only does the 28-year-old hope to be ready for Week 1, he plans on being a full participant at training camp over the summer. He'll have some capable options on the receiving end, so he could be a serviceable backup for fantasy managers this season if he can get healthy.
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) recently began planting and throwing in what is the latest sign of progress in his rehab of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Wednesday, May 18. Winston is expected to be ready for training camp.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) said he plans to be ready for the Week 1 regular season opener on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. "Coach, if you needed me to strap it on right now, I'd be ready to go," Winston told former Lions and 49ers coach Steve Mariucci on Thursday. The 28-year-old tore his left ACL last year and was only able to play in seven games, throwing for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Hopefully Winston can remain productive and avoid turnovers with new head coach Dennis Kelly taking over, and he'll have the chance to be even better with the return of wide receiver Michael Thomas and with the addition of first-round pass-catcher Chris Olave.
New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen said the team's plan is for quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) to be the Week 1 starter. "We like the progress that he's making. Man I really loved a lot of the things he did last year for us," Allen said. "He's doing well in the rehab process. Jameis is probably one of the hardest workers that I've been around. He's just got a tireless work ethic and he loves football. That's his life. Everything is all about ball to him. He's working his tail off." The 28-year-old is working his way back from a torn left ACL suffered last year. Winston wasn't outstanding, but he looked good and limited turnovers as the starter last year before his injury, and his fantasy stock is rising with receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) set to return and with the addition of first-round pass-catcher Chris Olave.
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to general manager Dennis Allen.
Fantasy Spin: Winston is a bit of a wild card in fantasy. Some of that hinges on the health of WR Michael Thomas. You can get Winston as a low-end QB1 or a high-end QB2, and he could outperform that.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston, who is heading into his second full season as the team's starter, said that he's focused this offseason on improving his intermediate accuracy. The former first overall pick tore his ACL in the middle of last season, but he's expected to be ready for training camp this summer and should start in Week 1, barring any setbacks. Winston had a career-best 102.8 passer rating with 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions before his injury in Week 8. The 28-year-old has the arm talent to win, and if he can improve his intermediate accuracy while continuing to avoid turnovers in 2022, Winston can be an attractive low-end QB1/high-end QB2 in fantasy while getting top receiver Michael Thomas back.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton, who signed a one-year deal worth up to $6 million on Tuesday, made it clear that he won't be competing for the starting job in New Orleans. "This is Jameis' thing and I'm here to help him out any way I can," Dalton said. The Saints announced earlier on Tuesday that quarterback Taysom Hill will be focusing his efforts on a move to tight end in 2022, so Dalton was brought in to be Jameis Winston's primary backup under center. In eight games (six starts) for the Chicago Bears last year, Dalton threw for 1,515 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions for a passer rating of 76.9. He was a three-time All-Star earlier in his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, but Dalton won't be of much use in fantasy if he's making starts at any point next season.
New Orleans Saints QB Andy Dalton indicated to reporters Thursday, March 31, that Jameis Winston will start in 2022. 'This is Jameis' thing and I'm here to help him out any way I can,' Dalton said.
Fantasy Spin: Winston landed a two-year contract worth $28 million while Dalton inked a one-year deal worth $6 million, so it was already clear whom the Saints want under center. It will be interesting if Winston can limit his turnovers now that Sean Payton is no longer around. If he can do that and avoid another injury like the ACL tear he is recovering from, Dalton should be a non-issue.
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp as long as he does not suffer any setbacks during his rehab, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Winston should enter camp as the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job and was playing well before the injury. He should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in fantasy leagues that could be a bye week replacement during the season.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee), who tore his ACL on Halloween last year, is expected to be ready for training camp this summer "if everything continues to go smoothly with his rehab," according to a league source. Winston and the Saints agreed on a two-year deal on Monday to run it back another season in 2022 after the Saints lost out in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. The 28-year-old signal-caller threw 14 touchdowns and four interceptions while recording 1,170 passing yards in seven games before his season-ending knee injury. He was pretty efficient and will get receiver Michael Thomas back this season, but Winston will be more of a game manager for the Saints and will profile as a solid fantasy backup.
The New Orleans Saints re-signed quarterback Jameis Winston to a two-year deal with a base value of $28 million on Monday, according to sources. The deal includes $21 million guaranteed. The Saints missed out on Deshaun Watson, but they'll settle for a reunion with Winston. The 28-year-old suffered a torn ACL on Oct. 31, but his recovery is going well and he could be ready for the start of the regular season. In the seven games before his injury, Winston threw for 1,170 yards on 161 attempts for 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Receiver Michael Thomas will be back in 2022 to give Winston a bona fide No. 1 wideout, and he should be attractive as a strong fantasy backup in his second year as New Orleans' starter.
Free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Saints) reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $28 million - including $21 million guaranteed - to return to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 21.
Fantasy Spin: This was always the most likely outcome for the Saints, who was serving as an effective game manager with the team in 2021 before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 8. His return isn't particularly great news for any single New Orleans receiver, however, and he'll likely lose the occasional snap to Taysom Hill. As a result, it will be difficult to trust Winston as anything more than an inconsistent QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Free-agent quarterback Jameis Winston is now expected to be back in play to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to sources. The Saints were looking like the favorites to land Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson as of Friday morning, but the 26-year-old signal-caller changed his mind and decided to go play for the Cleveland Browns in a stunning move. Winston now looks like the best option for New Orleans, from both a real-life and fantasy perspective. The 28-year-old tore his ACL and was limited to seven games in his first year with the Saints, but he was pretty efficient when asked to throw and had only three interceptions. Winston doesn't have the ceiling he did when he was in Tampa, but he could pass as a serviceable QB2 for fantasy managers if he returns to New Orleans.