Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 7/15/14
Drew Brees leads a high scoring New Orleans Saints attack that features TE Jimmy Graham.  WR Marques Colston has played his entire career with Drew Brees and has caught at least 80 passes for 3 straight seasons and gone over 1,000 yards in 4 straight.  The Saints did lose Darren Sproles via trade to the Philadelphia Eagles, but that just opens up 89 targets for guys like Pierre Thomas and Kenny Stills.  However, the Saints did draft WR Brandin Cooks out of Oregon St who could very well play Sproles role this season.  If there was  ever a rookie you wanted to target in your fantasy football drafts, Cooks would be that guy!#107791751 / gettyimages.comDrew BreesBrees is as sure a thing there is fantasy football and is worthy of an early round draft pick.  He is nearly a lock for at least 4,500 yards and 35 TDs.  However, you need to have a solid plan in place if you plan on drafting any QB in the 1st 3 rounds.  Equal value in all league formats. We ranked him 2nd in our QB rankings.Pierre ThomasThe Saints don't run the ball very much, but Thomas did lead the team in carries with 146 last season.  Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram could hurt Thomas' value, but 84 targets for your RB in a PPR league can make up for the lack of carries.  More valuable in PPR leagues.  We ranked him 28th in our RB rankings.Marques ColstonOutside of an injury plagued 2008 season, which limited Colston to 11 games, he has seen at least 100 targets in each of his 7 seasons.  In 6 of those season he eclipsed 1,00 yards, but last year fell 57 yards shy.  Anything short of 75-80 catches, 1000 yards and 5-8 TDs would be a surprise.  Equal value in all league formats.. We ranked him 28th in our WR rankings.Brandin CooksLast season, Sproles scored just 4 TDs , but  if Cooks is used in Sproles role, and catches 70 passes, he is more likely to score 7 TDs (like Sproles in 2011 & '12) which makes him a rookie that you will want to target later in your drafts.  More valuable in PPR leagues. We ranked him 46th in our WR rankings.Kenny StillsWith Lance Moore now on the Pittsburgh Steelers, there are 50 more targets to go around.  Last season he saw just 51, but he caught 32 of them, 7 for more than 20 yards, and scored 5 TDs.  He is a home run type receiver and will most likely be very inconsistent.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 50th in our WR rankings.Jimmy Graham1st round draft pick in many leagues.  If you have a late pick in a 12 team league or deeper, we highly suggest drafting Graham ahead of a RB you are not sold on.  Demaryius Thomas was the only pass catcher to outscore Graham last season.  Equal value in all league formats.  We ranked him 1st in our TE rankings.Fantasy Football Outlook table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #000066; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } AFC EastAFC NorthAFC SouthAFC WestNFC EastNFC NorthNFC SouthNFC WestBillsBengalsColtsBroncosCowboysBearsBuccaneers49ersDolphinsBrownsJaguarsChargersEaglesLionsFalconsCardinalsJetsRavensTexansChiefsGiantsPackersPanthersRamsPatriotsSteelersTitansRaidersRedskinsVikingsSaintsSeahawks
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