The Saints and QB Drew Brees have agreed to a 2-year, $50 million contract with $27 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network. This deal took a bit longer than expected to materialize, but Brees was never leaving New Orleans. While his 10th-place fantasy finish this past season was his worst as a Saint, Brees remained as effective as ever. He set a career high with a 72.0% completion rate, averaged 8.1 yards per attempt and tossed 23 TDs vs. just 8 INTs. His fantasy ceiling has been capped in New Orleans' RB-centric offense, but Brees will remain 1 of the safest QB1 bets in 2018 fantasy drafts.
Panthers S Kurt Coleman has put in 2 full practices this week after sitting out Week 17 with an ankle injury. That should mean he's ready for full duty in Sunday's playoff game against the Saints. We've added him to the playoff IDP rankings -- though Coleman remains a weak option, given that we don't expect Carolina to make it past Round 1.
Panthers S Kurt Coleman (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Falcons
Panthers S Kurt Coleman (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff makes it tougher to wait on Coleman, so you might need to go a different direction in your IDP lineup. We'll confirm his status around 3 p.m. ET when the late-game inactives come out.
Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play against the Bucs on Sunday and should be closer to 100% than he was last week. Thomas remains a must-start in season-long leagues.
Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. The fact that he was out there at all early in the week is a good sign, but Thomas will be a risky Week 17 fantasy play if we don't see him get in a full practice on Thursday or Friday. He set season lows in targets (5) and snap rate (62.5%) last weekend.
Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He was added to the injury report on Saturday and was reportedly a game-time decision. It adds risk to his Week 16 outlook, but Thomas would be awfully tough to sit in season-long fantasy leagues.
Saints WR Michael Thomas is "considered 50/50 to play" against the Falcons today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Thomas will test out his ailing hamstring before the 1 p.m. ET start, and then the team will decide his status. The situation obviously adds risk even if Thomas is active. Weigh that against your replacement option once the inactives arrive at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Saints WR Michael Thomas was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with a hamstring. We don't have any other details on the situation. The good news is that we'll find out Thomas' status by noon ET tomorrow. If active, he'll remain a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.
Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) isn’t listed on the final Week 16 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta but isn’t a great fantasy option. The Falcons have allowed a league-low 2 pass plays of 40+ yards this season.
The Saints on Tuesday placed LB A.J. Klein on IR with the groin injury that cost him the past 2 games. That should continue to leave a starting gig for Manti Te'o, who played 100% of the snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Jets. NFL Network’s Jane Slater mentioned WRs Willie Snead and Tommylee Lewis as guys who will pick up Ginn’s slack. But neither can be trusted in fantasy lineups in a game in which New Orleans shouldn’t need to throw a whole lot.
Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) will not play against the Jets today, according to NFL Network’s Jane Slater. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but the Saints probably know that they can win this one without him. Slater mentions WRs Willie Snead and Tommy Lee Lewis as guys who will pick up Ginn’s slack. But neither can be trusted in fantasy lineups in a game in which New Orleans shouldn’t need to throw a whole lot.
Texans QB Tom Savage (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. QB T.J. Yates draws the start but isn’t a fantasy option in the nightmare matchup.
Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jets. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and expects to play. We’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. He’ll be a boom-or-bust WR3 if active
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. HC Sean Payton confirmed on Friday that his rookie has cleared the concussion protocol and will play against the Jets this weekend. Kamara remains a high-end RB1.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) is expected to play against the Jets this weekend. The rookie put in his 2nd straight full practice on Thursday. Kamara -- and Mark Ingram -- should be busy with New Orleans whopping 16-point favorites.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) put in a full practice on Wednesday. If he hasn't completely cleared the concussion protocol yet, he's close. Kamara is on track to play against the Jets this weekend. He'll, of course, be an elite RB1 for that one.
Texans QB Tom Savage was knocked out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with a 2nd-quarter concussion. He took a huge hit and was clearly woozy -- but Savage was allowed to play another series before eventually heading to the locker room for a concussion test. QB T.J. Yates will finish out this game for Houston.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara sustained a concussion on the 1st drive of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta. He carried once for 2 yards and caught 3 balls for 25 yards before exiting — but this is still a brutal turn of events for fantasy owners. Kamara will have 10 days to try to pass through the protocol ahead of Week 15’s meeting with the Jets.
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