2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: New Orleans Saints

The Saints just aren’t what they used to be. There isn’t a whole lot to like in the Nola anymore. Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills have been shipped out of town, and the team is apparently trying to change their scheme to a more run-heavy approach. With the QB/WR duo that made this offense so explosive for so long aging, it appears this era of Saints football is grinding to a screeching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Saints Who Need to Step Up in 2015

As we draw ever closer to the opening of the 2015 training camp at the Greenbrier Facility in West Virginia, the New Orleans Saints are preparing to make a change. Sean Payton and his coaching staff have gone to some pretty dramatic lengths to ensure that the anti-climactic season of 2014 will not be repeated.From the trades to the free agent acquisitions to the draft picks, it remains...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: These Mark Ingram highlights will get Who Dat Nation on their feet

This year, the Saints are getting back to what won them the Super Bowl in 2009, pounding the rock. And that starts with Mark Ingram. For the first few years of his career, injuries kept Ingram from growing into the running back that most expected him to be after getting drafted in the first round of the draft, but he showed up and showed out last season. AROUND COVER32 First and...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Saints to Target in Fantasy Football

It’s quite the enigma, really.The Saints have boasted potentially the NFL’s most prolific offense over the last decade, yet have had little Fantasy Football success to show for it. While Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham have frequented the top spots of their respective positions, only once in the Brees-Payton era has a Saints’ receiver finished top-ten – Marques Colston in 2007...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Improved Rushing Attack will Balance Offense

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) The New Orleans Saints made the move to add running back C.J. Spiller this offseason to complement Mark...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The five most important position battles of New Orleans Saints training camp

Last week we looked at five of the Saints top-10 training camp battles. Today I’m wrapping up my countdown of the most important training camp battles with the top five. Before I get into my top five, though, let’s take a look at an honorable mention: Honorable Mention: C.J. Spiller v. Mark Ingram. This is a very interesting contest to follow because both players will be competing...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Running Backs

The running back position has evolved. It’s hard for someone at the position to see the field if they’re not adequate at pass blocking or have decent hands. It’s common for running backs to be moved around the formation as a diagnostic tool for the quarterback, and the player needs to have a route tree. Featured backs use to be the norm, but now they’re a rarity. Teams need...
Via The Saints Nation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson being squeezed out of a job in New Orleans?

The presence of running backs Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller may leave New Orleans Saints fan favorite, 3rd-year running back Khiry Robinson getting plenty of unwanted bench time in 2015, per ESPN. Robinson suffered an arm fracture in week 7 of the 2014 season that limited him to only 12 carries for 32 yards over the last 10 games of the year. With bringing back Ingram...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why other players are scared of the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints were expected to make some big changes coming off  a disappointing 7-9 season in 2014. However, Sean Payton and the rest of the Saints coaching staff shocked most with the trade of crowd-favorite Jimmy Graham and with the acquisition of C.J. Spiller. So, are these changes a relief for the rest of the division’s teams? No and, according to other division...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson looks to be more than a third wheel

Sitting behind a Pro Bowler in Mark Ingram and capable starter in C.J. Spiller does not discourage Khiry Robinson from believing he is capable of more than a third-string role with the New Orleans Saints. In his latest comments to ESPN‘s Mike Triplett, Khiry Robinson takes a positive approach in his role with the team and expresses confidence regardless of how many touches he will...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Even with Ingram and Spiller, Khiry Robinson ready to make an impact

Khiry Robinson may be sitting behind both Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller on the depth chart for the New Orleans Saints, but that doesn't mean he's feeling like the odd man out according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. “I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Khiry Robinson confident he can thrive in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson will have to play in the shadows of Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller in 2015, but he's confident a role for him in 2015 is assured. “I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play,” Robinson said, per
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Ascending Players: #3 Mark Ingram

For this series I’ll be listing 5 players who are the upswing, with the caveat that the player is not a rookie and has spent at least a year with the team, so no Stephone Anthony or C.J. Spiller. #3 Mark Ingram What he’s done so far: Drafted in the first round in 2o11, Ingram struggled to find his footing in the NFL. It wasn’t until the latter half of 2013 that the light...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram Working on His Moves During OTAs

With the departure of Reggie Bush the New Orleans Saints rushing game was pretty much in the hands of Mark Ingram last season. When he was given the ball 20 or more times it went pretty well. Four out of the five games that happened he gained 100+ yards. Had he not missed three game he would have cracked the 1000 yard mark for the first time in his career.Going in to next season...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Ingram misses Thursday's OTA practice

No reason to sweat it, as apparently the decision to hold out Mark Ingram from OTA's on Thursday was just a precaution. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the team kept Ingram and a "handful" of other players out of the action. "We just backed off of him today. But he's been full speed up until this afternoon. He's doing well," Payton said to ESPN Ingram, who emerged last year as...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good is the Saints Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Saints Draft: Pick No. 13, Andrus Peat

View image | Although the Saints at Pick No. 13, were not aggressive and did not trade up, (mostly because defense, what we all thought the Saints would select) due to previous teams selections, prospects such as Danny Shelton, DL, Washington (who we all know John @JohnJHendrix and myself wanted) and Alvin Bud Dupree. In case case you missed it the Saints selected...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Garrett Grayson: ‘This was the one’

The New Orleans Saints used the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday to grab Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson. “This was the one. If he wasn’t available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, via Grayson was a full-time starter over the last two seasons and started 35 games over four seasons...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints draft QB Garrett Grayson in third round

The New Orleans Saints selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. From Grayson’s former coach: There it is! Wow-congrats, @gbg_18. You deserve it! @Saints just picked up a class act and a heck of a QB. #NFLDraft — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) May 2, 2015   Grayson was a full...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints draft Stephone Anthony with No. 31 pick

Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans traded up to the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in order to select Clemson inside linebacker Stephone Anthony. They drafted offensive lineman Andrus Peat earlier in the draft, but this pick is a huge addition at a major need that the Saints have had. Anthony racked up 75 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles during...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints select Andrus Peat with No. 13 overall pick

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints selected Andrus Peat with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the anchor of the Stanford Cardinal offensive line, and the Saints took another step to protect star quarterback Drew Brees. Jimmy Graham was traded earlier this offseason, and the Saints got Max Unger from the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the addition...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees excited about second-year WR Brandin Cooks

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints have been extremely busy this offseason, and are going to be a new look team during the 2015 season. Jimmy Graham was traded, which was a major shock, and then the Saints backed that up by trading away wide receiver Kenny Stills as well. Drew Brees is going to be the one that takes the biggest hit due to those two trades...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking into the New Orleans Saints 2015 regular season schedule

The road back to the playoffs began Tuesday night for the New Orleans Saints. When the NFL announced its 2015 schedule, the Saints, a 7-9 tea last season, knew their fate and who would officially stand in their way of making it back to a place they have come to know for the past eight seasons – the postseason. While there is still Drew Brees behind center, Marques Colston on the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2015 schedule

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints will be featured in three prime time nationally-televised games during the 2015 regular season, all of them at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints will also open on the road for the second consecutive season, when they play the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 13 (3:05 CT) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints will...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints expected to meet with WR Greg Jennings

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Greg Jennings is one of the best wide receivers remaining on the free agent market, and will receive quite a bit of interest from the teams in need of help at the position. One of those teams is the New Orleans Saints, and the two sides are expected to meet in the near future to discuss a potential deal. After his #Jaguars visit, the plan for...
Via Sports-Glory
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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