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Saints QB Jameis Winston is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings in London because of back and ankle injuries that have kept him out of practice this week. That will leave Andy Dalton as the starter. Dalton's career completion rate (62.2%) stands just 0.9 percentage points higher than Winston's, so we're not ready to project a boost in catch rate for Saints skill players. Dalton's shorter career average depth of target, though (8.6 vs. Winston's 10.8) could alter the offensive approach. Dalton's style could help the target shares of RB Alvin Kamara and WR Jarvis Landry in particular. We're still betting on WR Michael Thomas' absence affecting the pass-catchers' outlooks more than the QB switch, though. Missing Winston also could mean a few more Taysom Hill snaps behind center. He carries some upside if you're reaching deep for a TE. But we wouldn't play Hill over anyone from David Njoku up in this week's TE rankings.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. Both Winston and HC Dennis Allen have expressed optimism about the QB's chances of playing vs. the Vikings on Sunday morning, but we'll see what he's able to do on Friday. QB Andy Dalton will start for New Orleans if Winston can't.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. He's been battling these injuries for a couple of weeks now, but this is the 1st practice he's missed this season. HC Dennis Allen said he "doesn't think" Winston will miss Sunday morning's game vs. the Vikings in London. We'll see if he's able to practice tomorrow.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Panthers. He’s reportedly playing through 4 fractures in his back -- plus the ankle issue.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Saints QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) is expected to play vs. the Panthers today. Winston is reportedly dealing with 4 fractures in his back -- plus the ankle injury -- but looked fine in last week's loss to the Bucs. He remains a volatile QB2 play in fantasy football.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. We learned prior to last weekend's game Winston has 4 fractures in his back -- and now he's evidently dealing with an ankle issue, too. It sounds like Winston will play on Sunday, but these injuries obviously add risk.

Saints QB Jameis Winston is playing today with 4 fractures in his back, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports. "Playing in a lot of pain with extra padding to protect the area," Glazer adds. This obviously adds risk to Winston's fantasy profile. We'll see how he holds up vs. the Bucs today.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (back) is active for today’s game vs. the Bucs. We’re not expecting the back to be an issue today. This should be a pass-heavy gameplan from New Orleans, but RB Alvin Kamara’s absence strips Winston of 1 of his top weapons.

Saints RB Jameis Winston (back) is expected to play vs. the Bucs today, according to both ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Winston was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, but we never sensed any concern about his status. We're not expecting the back to be an issue.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (back) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. We haven't heard any concern about his status, but you'll need to check back Sunday morning to make sure he's active if you're hoping to use him in a fantasy lineup.

Saints QB Jameis Winston made his 2022 preseason debut on Friday night and looked sharp. He went 4-of-4 for 59 yards on a 9-play, 75-yard TD drive. Winston connected with WR Jarvis Landry for 20- and 15-yard gains and found WR Chris Olave for 19 yards. That foot injury that cost Winston a couple of weeks earlier this month looks like a non-issue. Consider Winston a QB2 to start the season -- but there's certainly spot-start QB1 potential with this revamped WR corps.

Saints HC Dennis Allen conceded that QB Jameis Winston was "a little rusty" in his return Monday after losing 13 practices to a foot sprain, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell. Allen said he hadn't decided yet whether to play Winston in the final preseason game Friday against the Chargers. But he added that he'd be "comfortable" with Winston entering the season without that game action. Winston, of course, hasn't played in a game since October's ACL tear. Don't be shocked if he -- and the Saints passing game -- start a little slowly/inconsistently in the regular season.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (foot) returned to practice on Sunday. He ended up missing 13 days and New Orleans' first 2 preseason games. We'll see if he plays in the 3rd, but Winston should be ready for the regular-season opener.

Saints HC Dennis Allen said Tuesday that QB Jameis Winston is "day to day" after spraining his right foot Monday, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett. The team reportedly doesn't believe it's anything significant but will keep Winston out of the preseason opener. We'll keep an eye on the situation but are not adjusting Winston's fantasy outlook.

Saints QB Jameis Winston injured his foot in Monday's practice. No word on the severity yet, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Winston is "undergoing further evaluation." We'll update his status when we know more.

Saints HC Dennis Allen said Wednesday that QB Jameis Winston's surgically repaired knee is no longer a concern. "I think we're past the point where we're trying have a maintenance plan on the knee," Allen said. "I think we're in a good spot there. I think it's really just about continuing to get better at the quarterback position." Winston will be under center for the Saints come Week 1, although it remains to be seen if his movement in and out of the pocket will be back to pre-injury levels.

Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) will participate in team drills as training camp kicks off, HC Dennis Allen said Tuesday. "We feel good about where he's at physically," GM Mickey Loomis added. "We're going to proceed with caution with him, but he's going to be out there practicing." Winston continues to be on track to be ready for the season opener.

It's "all positive" for Saints QB Jameis Winston heading to training camp off last October's torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "In the pocket, he should look like Jameis Winston of old," Rapoport adds. "Now maybe early on, bootlegs might look a little different. Maybe a little slower than we're used to as he settles in. But the expectation is that full health is coming." We'll keep an eye on further reports on Winston's health in training camp -- and see if he gets any live reps in preseason games.

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