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Fantasy Football News 2022

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Saints WR Chris Olave led the team in targets (13), receptions (9) and receiving yards (147) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. The rookie claimed 31.7% target share in a game that both Michael Thomas (foot) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) left early. WR Tre'Quan Smith added a 4-105 receiving line on 5 targets. We'll see about the severity of the injuries, but Olave is looking like a weekly starter for 3-WR fantasy football leagues.

Saints RB Alvin Kamra had the ball come his way plenty in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. But he endured a lackluster day. The RB gained 61 yards on 15 carries, handling 75% of New Orleans' RB rushing attempts. He also ranked 2nd on the team with 7 targets, but Kamara caught just 2 of them for 12 yards. Mark Ingram took the other 5 carries and saw 0 targets.

Saints WR Michael Thomas is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the Panthers with a foot injury. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Saints WR Jarvis Landry is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the Panthers with an ankle injury. Stay tuned for an update.

Saints S Marcus Maye (rib) is inactive for today's game against the Panthers. CB Paulson Adebo (ankle) is active. The starting corner will be making his 1st appearance of the season.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (rib) is active for today’s game vs. the Panthers. He was limited in practice all week and carries more risk than usual in fantasy lineups. But there’s still RB1 upside here.

Saints TE Taysom Hill (rib) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Panthers. His absence could free up some goal-line opportunities for RB Alvin Kamara.

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.

Saints weapon Taysom Hill (rib) is not expected to play vs. the Panthers today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hill has tallied 7 carries and 1 target on 22 offensive snaps through 2 games, so his absence opens up a few touches in New Orleans.

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.

The Saints expect RB Alvin Kamara (rib) to play Sunday against the Panthers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Officially questionable, Kamara took part in practice all 3 days. We’d plan to use him, assuming he is active

Saints S Marcus Maye (rib) and CB Paulson Adebo (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. If he's active, it would be Adebo's 1st appearance of the season. We'll check their status Sunday.

Saints TE Taysom Hill (rib) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. We'll find out whether he's active around 11:30 am ET, but hopefully you're not relying on Hill in lineup-setting fantasy leagues.

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 RB Alvin Kamara (rib) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers. He was limited in practice all week. We’re tentatively expecting Kamara to play on Sunday, but we’ll get New Orleans’ inactives around 11:30 am ET.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (rib) remained limited in Thursday's practice. We're tentatively expecting him to return for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers but will get another update on his status tomorrow.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (rib) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. It's positive news after he missed practice last Thursday and Friday before ending up inactive for the Bucs game. Kamara seemingly has a shot to return for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers, but we'll update his status again tomorrow.

Saints WR Michael Thomas checked in 2nd among Saints in targets in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, catching 6 of his 9 looks for 65 yards and the team's only TD. Thomas is looking like a weekly starter, drawing 23% of targets through 2 games. WR Jarvis Landry saw his targets dip vs. Week 1 but maintained his position among the top 3 in routes. TE Juwan Johnson checked in just behind the 3 wideouts in route rate, running a route on 68.8% of Jameis Winston drop backs. His 7 targets ranked 3rd on the team and produced a decent 4-40 receiving line.

Rookie WR Chris Olave led the Saints with 13 targets in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He caught just 5 of them, though, tallying 80 yards. Olave notably spent a lot of time working downfield, though. According to Pro Football Focus, he sported a 26.1-yard average depth of target for the game. He became the 1st player to ever do so on 13+ targets in PFF's 17 years of charting data, and the 1st to do so on 10+ targets since Mike Wallace in 2013. Olave checked in close with Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry in playing time and routes once again. It won't be surprising if the targets continue to fluctuate among that top 3. Olave's tremendous ADOT, though, will make it easier for him to deliver above-average efficiency. QB Jameis Winston and the passing game might be in for better defensive matchups until a Week 10 visit to Pittsburgh.

With a rib injury sidelining RB Alvin Kamara, RB Mark Ingram led the backfield in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He carried 10 times for 60 yards and caught his only 2 targets for 3 more. Dwayne Washington (4-18 rushing) and Tony Jones Jr. (2-8 rushing, 2-12 receiving) factored in as well. Jones actually led the group in playing team, beating Ingram by 9 snaps and 14 routes. New Orleans couldn't get much of anything going in a game that saw the Saints score only 10 points. We'll see about Kamara's status for Week 3.

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