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Week 17 Fantasy News and Notes
New Orleans Saints placed Pierre Thomas on injured reserve, ending his season. Thomas’s knee has been a nagging injury since week 16 and the team has decided to shut him down. The player I feel that could really step up is Mark Ingram. The forgotten first-rounder has been wasting away in the Saints backfield and Sunday could be a perfect opportunity to feed him a heavy dose of carries to evaluate options for 2013.
CSN New England’s Tom Curran expects Rob Gronkowski to suit up and play Sunday in at least a limited role. I wouldn’t rest my fantasy championship on a hunch, Gronkowski will get maybe a few drives at the most in my opinion. The team needs to be healthy and prepared for the playoffs.
Vernon Davis got his bell rung last week in Seattle and has a concussion. The veteran Tight End is not optimistic about his chances of playing in Sunday’s finale. His fantasy stock hasn’t been overly high this season. I don’t recommend starting him this week if he goes.
Eagles starters DT Fletcher Cox (concussion) and SLB Mychal Kendricks (concussion) have been ruled out for Week 17. These rookie bright spots on the Eagles defense are really the only thing the team has going for them. With these two defenders out of the game I see the Giants having their way with the birds in the running game. Ahmad Bradshaw should be in for a big day.
ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde predicts Randall Cobb will not play in Week 17 against the Vikings. He has been hampered by a sore ankle and the team will likely rest him. James Jones should have a spike in targets along with Jordy Nelson who is nearly back to 100 percent.
Jamaal Charles (illness/flu) practiced fully again Friday and is listed as probable for Week 17. In a nothing game (most of the Chiefs games have been nothing-games) it’s hard to have a lot of faith in Charles fantasy production. Although, against a divisional opponent and being the type on person Charles is, I expect a solid game Sunday.
Willis McGahee (torn MCL, I.R./designated for return) is eligible to resume practicing next week.
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Suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton will be back with the Saints next season and beyond.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that both sides came to an agreement Friday.
Details are not yet known other that a reported five-year deal, but it's a good sign that the Saints are ready to start the rebuilding process and fallout recovery from the bounty scandal.
Drew Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.
The Saints quarterback surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs...
The New Orleans Saints' last-ranked defense has allowed more yards in a season than any defense in NFL history.
The Saints have allowed 287 yards in the first half of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, surpassing by 6 yards the mark of 6,793 yards allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.
The mark has been set in the final game of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo...
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are about to close the book on a season that may forever be defined by the word ''bounty.'' They want to do it by avoiding the ''losing team'' label, even if the playoffs are out of reach.
The Panthers had no such scandal overshadowing their season, only the disappointment of failing to reach expectations that...
It's hard to walk away from that game and try to come up with much that's objective or even positive as a Saints fan. The team borderline quit, especially on defense, and turned in what I considered both their worst performance of the season and their biggest implosion. After a 24-13 lead and a ridiculous blown call by the officials that should have awarded the Saints the...
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had just his second 100-yard game of the season Sunday versus Carolina while also catching his ninth touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Graham's numbers -- 85 catches, 982 yards, 9 touchdowns -- look nice but fantasy owners expected more from a first- or second-rounder.
Starting cornerback Jabari Greer and running back Pierre Thomas are among three Saints who wont play in Sundays season finale with the Carolina Panthers because of injuries.
Greer suffered a concussion and Thomas injured a knee in last weeks win over the Dallas Cowboys and werent able to practice all week as the Saints (7-8) prepared for the Panthers (6-9).
The New Orleans Saints and suspended coach Sean Payton will indeed be together again next season as the bounty scandal fades into history and the bid to win a second Super Bowl resumes.
Payton has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension, the team said.
Though the team did not disclose the length of the extension or financial terms, ESPN is reporting the deal is expected...
Tweet At one point it seemed like Drew Brees’ career was over. In 2005, while with the San Diego Chargers, he suffered a torn labrum as well as a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and was facing surgery and extensive rehab. San Diego opted to not re-sign him and [...]
Sean Payton has agreed to a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Details have not come out about the price tag of the deal, but the length is for five years, per ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
The NFL suspended Payton for the entire 2012 season after the league’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty scandal.
After staring the season with...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Two people familiar with the deal say suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension.
The people told The Associated Press about the deal Friday on condition of anonymity because it hasn't been signed and final details regarding the length of the contract and financial compensation are still being...
Sources have reported that the New Orleans Saints and Sean Payton have agreed to a five year deal for Payton to stay as the Saints head coach. There was an extension already in place, but the NFL rejected the deal since there was a stipulation that allowed Sean to part ways with the Saints if their general manager Mickey Loomis was no longer part of the organization.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton have “agreed in principle” on a five-year contract.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds that the deal is similar to the deal that the two sides agreed upon last year and will keep him in New Orleans through the 2017 season.
The deal should be finalized once Payton’s suspension is lifted...
Despite rumors to the contrary, coach Sean Payton will not
be leaving the New Orleans Saints following the 2012 season. The Super
Bowl-winning coach reached an agreement with the Saints on a multi-year
extension, reports Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Payton, the suspended Saints head coach whose future in New
Orleans was in doubt because of questions about his contract, has agreed...