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Jameis Winston
ADP: 14.1
Bye: 14
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28.6
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 231
40 Time: 4.97
SPARQx (Rank): 84.90 (31%)
Burst Score (Rank): 101.40 (12%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.52 (47%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 55.00 (50%)

Injury PredictorJameis Winston's Injury Guide

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 15, 2017 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Winston sustained his injury vs. Arizona.
Nov 5, 2017 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Winston re-aggravated his Week 6 injury, as an MRI revealed more damage.
Dec 8, 2019 NFL Hand Thumb Fracture Winston suffered a fracture in his right thumb during the Week 14 victory against the Colts. He was active for the next game
Feb 7, 2020 NFL Head Eye Blurred Vision Winston underwent LASIK surgery to improve his vision as he dealt with nearsightedness since his college days
Jan 14, 2020 NFL Knee Meniscus Tear Winston had surgery to trim a torn meniscus an issue that he played through the 2019 season.
Oct 31, 2021 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Winston suffered a torn ACL in Week 8's win over the Buccaneers.
Oct 31, 2021 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Winston suffered MCL damage in Week 8's win over the Buccaneers.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Winston tore his left ACL in Week 8 of last season. It doesn’t appear he needed anything else in the knee repaired during that surgery, though.
  • Saints HC Dennis Allen said Wednesday that QB Jameis Winston's surgically repaired knee is no longer a concern.
  • Winston has played in just 11 games over the past 2 years, including just 6 full starts.
  • The last time we saw him on the field for a full season, Winston led the NFL in pass attempts and yards, and ranked 3rd among QBs in total fantasy points. He also led the league with 30 INTs that season and ranked just 14th in fantasy points per pass attempt.
  • The 2021 Saints passed at the league’s 3rd-lowest rate. They attempted a pass or took a sack on just 51.5% of offensive plays.
  • Winston ranked 15th in fantasy scoring average last season, 13th if you take away the contest he left early. He checked in 2nd in fantasy points per pass attempt.
  • That’s because Winston managed an 8.7% TD rate that would have led the league by 1.7 percentage points had he qualified. Only 25 qualifying QB seasons have ever matched or exceeded that mark. Winston’s previous high was 5.3% with the 2019 Bucs.
  • Winston’s 59% completion rate with the 2021 Saints marked his lowest since his 2015 rookie campaign. Among 39 QBs with at least 150 dropbacks, Pro Football Focus graded him 23rd as a passer (3 spots ahead of new backup Andy Dalton).
  • The 2021 Saints didn’t have a single player garner more than 16.7% target share. WR Marquez Callaway led that category, with RB Alvin Kamara, WR Deonte Harris and WR Tre’Quan Smith following (and the only others to crack 50 targets).
  • The team expects WR Michael Thomas back for this season after an ankle injury cost him most of the past 2 years. The Saints also moved up in Round 1 to draft Chris Olave and signed Jarvis Landry in free agency. The team also re-signed Smith and returns Callaway.
  • Winston was back on the field for OTAs, though multiple reports had him operating with a noticeable limp.
  • This study didn’t find any meaningful downturn in production from QBs after ACL injuries. Our own look back at QB ACL tears last offseason turned up similar results.
  • HC Sean Payton moved on this offseason. The team returns OC Pete Carmichael and passing-game coordinator/QBs coach Ronald Curry from last year, though.
  • The Saints have moved on from LT Terron Armstead, who left for Miami in free agency. Injury limited him to less than half of last year’s offensive snaps, but PFF graded him 4th-best at the position in pass-blocking. New Orleans drafted Trevor Penning in Round 1 to replace him. The team also gets G Andrus Peat back after he lost three-quarters of last season to a pectoral tear.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Counting on Winston has a cornerstone for any 2022 fantasy football team wouldn’t be a good idea, but no one is doing that. Even best-ball drafts – which rely only on a player’s best weeks – have Winston going 18th among QBs on FFPC as of this writing and 20th on Underdog. Even at that level, however, he doesn’t look particularly attractive. The knee, plus inconsistent production when he has been healthy, plus an iffy offense incorporating new pass-catchers adds at least as much risk as Winston has upside. The unanswerable question of what we can expect from Michael Thomas in his return only further hurts Winston’s attractiveness for best-ball lineups.

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12:20pm EDT 8/9/22

Jameis Winston has mild foot sprain

Saints QB Jameis Winston sprained his right foot Monday, according to HC Dennis Allen. ESPN's Mike Triplett reports that Allen called Winston "day to day" and said the team isn't worried about the injury. The QB will sit out of the preseason opener but should be back soon.

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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.

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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.

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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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Although he has taken part in OTA and minicamp workouts, doctors have not yet cleared Saints QB Jameis Winston for full-team practices. Winston, of course, is coming off the left ACL tear. He appears on track to start training camp on time. We'll see whether he's cleared for all activities by then.

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