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Klint Kubiak is expected to be named the Saints' new OC, according to multiple reports. Kubiak is currently the 49ers' passing-game coordinator, so the move can't become official until after the Super Bowl. The 36-year-old son of Gary Kubiak has 10 seasons of NFL coaching experience. That includes serving as Vikings OC back in 2021. That team ranked 12th in total yards and 14th in points, ranking near the middle of the pack in run/pass split.

The Saints fired OC Pete Carmichael, as well as senior offensive assistant Bob Bicknell and WRs coach Kodi Burns. New Orleans finished a solid 14th in total yards and ninth in points scored this past year, but the organization is evidently looking for some fresh blood after employing Carmichael since 2009. We'll see who the Saints tab as their new OC.

The Buccaneers have ruled Edge Shaq Barrett (groin) and CB Carlton Davis (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. That hurts an already vulnerable pass defense. It's a nice fantasy spot for New Orleans QB Derek Carr and WR Chris Olave.

Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) is not listed on the final Week 16 injury report. He was a full-go in Wednesday's practice and should be at least close to 100% for Thursday night's game vs. the Rams. Olave is safe to get back into fantasy lineups.

Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Rams on Thursday night, according to insider Nick Underhill. Olave was limited in Tuesday's practice. We'll see what he does on Wednesday and how he's listed on the final injury report before making a final call on how he stacks up as a Week 16 fantasy play.

Saints QB Derek Carr played his best game of the season Week 15 vs. the Giants. Interestingly, the strong effort came with Chris Olave (ankle) sidelined. Carr hit Juwan Johnson, Jimmy Graham, and Keith Kirkwood for scores while completing 82.1% of his passes. What helped: Taysom Hill mixed in for only one pass attempt and one carry in his return from hand/foot injuries. A positive matchup helped too, but credit Carr for delivering alongside a thin supporting cast. Next week, he gets a quick turnaround with a road matchup against the Rams. We’ll see if Olave returns for that one. Even if he does, Carr will project as a clear QB2. The former Raider doesn’t need to be rostered outside of deep leagues/superflex formats.

Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Giants. WR Michael Thomas remains on IR, so New Orleans is down to WRs Rashid Shaheed, A.T. Perry, Lynn Bowden, Keith Kirkwood, and Marquez Callaway. Shaheed is the best fantasy bet and has some exciting upside as a WR3 today.

11:17am EST 12/17/23

Nick Underhill of reports that Saints WR Chris Olave will be inactive for today's game against the Giants. We're about 15 minutes from getting official confirmation when the inactives come out. But go ahead and get Olave out of your fantasy football lineup if you haven't done so already. We had already removed Olave from the Week 15 WR rankings in anticipation of this.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter both call Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) a game-time decision for today's meeting with the Giants. But Rapoport adds that "there is not a lot of optimism that he can go." That's not a surprise after Olave missed practice all week. With WR Michael Thomas still on IR, Olave's absence would leave Rashid Shaheed as the best fantasy bet in New Orleans' WR corps. A.T. Perry, Lynn Bowden, Keith Kirkwood, and Marquez Callaway would round out the group. Olave's absence could also mean bigger roles for TE Taysom Hill and RB Alvin Kamara in the passing game. We've removed Olave from the Week 15 Rankings and updated Saints projections.

Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Giants. He didn’t practice all week but will be a game-time decision, HC Dennis Allen said Friday. We’ll get New Orleans’ inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday. Olave will obviously come with elevated risk in fantasy lineups if he ends up playing.

Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. It looks like he's in legitimate danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Giants. Check back tomorrow to see how Olave is listed on the final injury report.

Saints WR Chris Olave (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. We don't have any other details on the injury. We'll look for further updates and see if Olave gets back on the practice field tomorrow.

11:33am EST 12/10/23

Saints WR Chris Olave (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the Panthers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Olave is still sick, adding a bit of risk to his fantasy profile today. But he’s fine to use in most fantasy lineups.

Saints WR Chris Olave (illness) is expected to play vs. the Panthers today, although he remains "under the weather," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That adds a bit of risk to Olave's fantasy profile, but he's still more likely than not to play his usual role in this one.

Saints WR Chris Olave (illness) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. He's reportedly dealing with the flu and didn't practice on Thursday or Friday. HC Dennis Allen only said Friday that he's "hopeful" that Olave is available for the Carolina game. We're ultimately still expecting Olave to play but will keep you updated on his status.

Saints HC Dennis Allen said Monday that QB Derek Carr is in concussion protocol and has a rib injury. It's Carr's second concussion in the past four weeks. We'll see about the rib injury, but Carr is unlikely to be cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. That'll put QB Jameis Winston under center, which is seemingly excellent news for WR Chris Olave.

Saints WR Chris Olave (concussion) is active for today’s game vs. the Lions. He was a full-go in practice on Friday and should play his usual role today. Olave sits high in the Week 13 WR Rankings.

Saints WR Chris Olave (concussion) is expected to play vs. the Lions today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Olave made quick progress through the protocol and should be ready for his usual role today. Detroit's defense has struggled lately, allowing a WR to top 20 PPR points in each of the last three weeks. See where Olave lands in the Week 13 WR Rankings.

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