Brandon Coleman Fantasy Football News 2019

The Saints have released WR Brandon Coleman. Serving mostly as a reserve slot man and 4th wideout, Coleman ranked just 5th on the team in targets and catches last year, 7th in each category the year before. He wouldn't have been much of a 2018 fantasy factor, but his departure leaves more available for players such as rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith and veteran WR Ted Ginn. Free-agent acquisition Cameron Meredith already appeared headed for the #2 WR role behind Michael Thomas.

Saints WR Brandon Coleman (neck) is out for Sunday's playoff game against the Vikings. He played 50% of New Orleans' offensive snaps and hauled in 4 of 5 targets last week. His absence pushes Willie Snead into #3 WR duties.

Saints WR Willie Snead received a 3-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Popped for driving under the influence, Snead was originally expected to serve a 4-game ban before having it reduced on appeal. With the 24-year-old out, Drew Brees will rely more on Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Brandon Coleman and Coby Fleener. Thomas was already poised for a monster workload, so this news provides the biggest bump to Ginn, Coleman and Fleener.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Bucs. Brandon Coleman figures to step into his spot in the lineup, putting him on the WR3 flier radar. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead remain better target bets.

There's been lots of early buzz on Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas.  But John DeShazier of the team's official website expects Brandon Coleman to beat out Thomas for the #3 WR job.  "He’s a huge target who likely is scratching the surface on learning how to use his huge frame," DeShazier writes.  The 6'6, 225-pound Coleman came on late last season, tallying 16 catches, 231 yards and 1 TD in the final 5 games.  We'll be keeping a close eye on this battle this summer.  The winner could be a weekly fantasy starter in New Orleans' high-scoring, pass-heavy offense.

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) is out for Sunday's finale against the Falcons.  Brandon Coleman will serve as New Orleans' #3 WR but is just a DFS dart throw.

Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) is inactive for today’s game against the Jaguars. That should mean more playing time for WR Brandon Coleman, but he’d be a desperation fantasy start.

Saints HC Sean Payton named WR Brandon Coleman as the player who impressed him most in training camp.  He's been buzzing since way back in the spring and appears to have passed Nick Toon for the #3 spot on the depth chart.  Coleman went undrafted last year and spent his rookie season on the practice squad.  But the light bulb seems to have flicked on for the 6'6, 225-pounder.  Coleman ran a 4.56-second 40 time at the Combine and scored on 20 of his 94 college catches -- an elite 21.3% TD rate.  There's opportunity in New Orleans' passing game with the offseason departures of Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills.  Coleman is squarely on the sleeper radar.

Saints HC Sean Payton announced that WR Brandon Coleman will get reps with the 1st-team offense in the 2nd preseason game.  The 2nd-year WR has had a strong offseason and appears to be pushing WR Nick Toon for the #3 spot on the depth chart.  The winner of that battle could be a spot-start option for your fantasy squad this season.

Saints insider Nick Underhill believes WR Brandon Coleman is "separating himself from the pack."  The "pack" includes Seantavius Jones, Joe Morgan and Josh Morgan, who are competing with Coleman for the #4 WR job.  Coleman has "consistently looked good" and "knows how to use his body to get open and runs good routes," Underhill writes.  We'll continue to monitor this training camp battle, but Coleman would need to ascend past WR Nick Toon to 3rd on the depth chart to be a reliable fantasy play.

ESPN Saints writer Mike Triplett reports that 2nd-year WRs Brandon Coleman and Seantavious Jones have impressed in early workouts. “Man, light years ahead of where they were, even just at the end of last year,” QB Drew Brees said of the 2 wideouts. “You can tell that it’s just been at the forefront of their mind throughout this whole offseason." Coleman and Jones each arrived as undrafted free agents but earned their way onto the active roster from the practice squad in December. They sit behind Brandin Cooks, Marques Colston and Nick Toon on the WR depth chart, but Toon has proved little through 3 seasons, and Colston's getting old with a checkered injury history. Joe Morgan also joins the competition for a role in replacing the impact of WR Kenny Stills and TE Jimmy Graham. “They worked real hard this offseason, so it’s good to see them out there running around and making some plays,” Sean Payton said. “They’re both dedicated, physical, young talented players that just need snaps.”

The Saints inked undrafted rookie WR Brandon Coleman.  A 6'6, 225-pound monster, Coleman averaged 19.2 yards per catch and set a Rutgers record with 20 career receiving TDs.  He ran a solid 4.56-second 40 time at the Combine but takes a while to get moving and has inconsistent hands.  Coleman is a project, but his size and landing spot make him worth tracking in keeper and dynasty leagues.

 
 
 

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