Thursday Night Fantasy Football Preview: Saints at Panthers

What is going on with the Panthers defense? Last year, in the regular season, Carolina only allowed an average of 15.1 points per game (second-best in NFL). Through eight games this year, the Panthers have allowed an average of 26 ppg (25th in NFL). Whatever the issue is, it might be improving. Before Week 8, Carolina’s opponents scored at least 37 points in four out of the last...
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57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Colston Quiets Down In Week 8 After Great Day In Week 7

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston wasn't very active against Green Bay, catching four balls for 49 yards.Fantasy Spin:Colston had six catches for 111 yards on 10 targets in Week 7, but took a back seat to Brandin Cooks and even Kenny Stills in this one. As the young receivers grow, Colston's production is likely to be more and more inconsistent.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stills Catches For Passes In Win Over Packers

Saints receiver Kenny Stills caught all four targets for 57 yards Sunday night against Green Bay.Fantasy Spin:Rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks is the third receiver with Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham still get the bulk of the targets from Drew Brees which limits Stills' abilityt to produce on a consistent basis. We like his long-term outlook, but that might not become reailty...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Dat in the Saints Backfield

When it comes to fantasy football, the New Orleans Saints are known for Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham.  Sure they have one of the most consistent receivers in Marques Colston and an explosive rookie in Brandin Cooks, but even we didn't place to much value on them when we ranked our WRs.   Brees has produced just 3 double digit WRs this season, Cooks (15.5) in Week 1 on 7...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Saints Meltdown in Detroit

Kevin, Andrew and Ralph recap the carnage in Detroit including Drew Brees performance Kevin thinks the Saints defense played as well as possible vs. the Lions Andrew explains why the Saints miss Jabari Greer so much Is Marques Colston back? Andrew wonders if they will ever get a road win again Ralph explains why he had no faith in Drew Brees late in the game Packers Preview NFC...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Player Grades at Lions

23 points on the #1 defense in the NFL isn’t that bad. They moved the ball pretty well on a number of drives, too. Still, the offense had this game handed to them on a silver platter numerous times by the defense and they couldn’t close. In fact, they played a heavy hand in sabotaging everything late in the 4th quarter. The Saints finished with 73 yards on 21 carries (3.5 per...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Recap: New Orleans Saints can start preparing for 2015

It happened again. Not only did the Saints play well enough to win their Week 7 matchup against the Lions, they had them dead to rights. If not for a late Drew Brees interception, they may have walked away from this week at .500 – instead, they’re staring at a long walk to 2015. MVP – Marques Colston Welcome back Marques Colston! The silent storm had been mostly just silent...
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Jimmy Graham to miss at least 2 games

The New Orleans Saints who are currently on a bye week, will be without their superstar tight end Jimmy Graham for at least 2 games following their bye. Graham was hurt in the Saints week 5 win against the Bucs and the Saints did not seem to be to concerned about the injury, making many to believe he would return in week 7. However Graham's sprained shoulder will force him to...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marques Colston now partly owns an AFL team

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston now owns a piece of the Soul, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Saints WR Marques Colston purchased a piece of the Arena League's Philadelphia Soul and is now part owner of team, Ron Jaworski confirmed. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2014 The Shoul finished the 2014 season in third place with a 9-9 record. var ACE_AR...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Saints a Super Bowl contender after slow start?

Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesWe've seen this narrative before.A team that is expected to be a top-notch, Super Bowl contender starts the season off with a losing record and everyone begins to question whether or not they're actually for real.Such is the case with the New Orleans Saints, who currently hold an 0-2 record. Their first loss was a crushing overtime defeat to the Atlanta...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Mark Ingram, Marques Colston won't speak to media

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram and receiver Marques Colston both maintained media silence throughout the week after neither player spoke following Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. So we've still gotten no explanation from Ingram about what had him fuming on the sideline during the third quarter, when he slammed his helmet and stalked away from coaches...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: New Orleans Saints player that needs to play better in Week 2

Nick, I’m still struggling through the five stages of grief after Sunday’s loss in Atlanta. To help me reach acceptance, can you please tell me who needs to step up in Cleveland this weekend? – Depressed Dan, Deville Well Dan one thing is for sure, we aren’t at a lack for options. Marques Colston had a fantastic game … before he made the critical error that led to the...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston named top-5 goat from Week 1

This time around, the performances actually mattered. It wasn’t about auditioning for a job. It wasn’t about fine-tuning and preparation. It was about posting results that would count, written in the record books and into the standings in pen. Some players and teams got off to a great start. Others, sputtered out of the gate. That has plenty of folks feeling optimistic just one...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colston's fumble in OT hands Falcons win over Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - Marques Colston slammed his helmet to the turf, then brushed off a New Orleans Saints teammate who tried to console him. Not long after, he trudged to the locker room while the Atlanta Falcons celebrated. Colston's fumble on the second play of overtime set up Matt Bryant's 52-yard field goal, giving the Falcons a 37-34 victory over the Saints in another thriller...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston goes off in this 2013 highlight reel

Less than two weeks from now the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers kick off the 2014 NFL season. Even if you might wish a slow death on both franchises, it’s hard not to get excited about the official debut of real football. I thought it only fitting that we should celebrate with a highlight reel of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston. Here are his top plays of...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Bound for Superstardom with Saints

From 2006 until 2013, the Saints’ wide receiver corps underwent very little change. Led annually by Marques Colston, the Saints also featured—in no determinable pecking order—Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, and Robert Meachem. Only a quarterback of Drew Brees’ caliber could enjoy the immense success he has with such a lackluster rabble of wideouts. Of course, […] The post...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from the New Orleans Saints dress rehearsal game

The Saints marched to 3-0 in the preseason by systematically dismantling the Indianapolis Colts 23-17. Preseason Week 3 saw the return of Drew Brees to game action, as well as other story lines that make us here at cover 32 New Orleans very excited for the regular season to start. Here’s what we learned: 5.) Drew Brees is freakin’ good Ok, so we didn’t necessarily learn that...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees sits out Saints scrimmage with strained oblique

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sat out Saturday’s scrimmage because of a strained left oblique, Saints coach Sean Payton said at his post-scrimmage news conference. Payton told the media that Brees is “day to day” and that the team would monitor the injury. “In the a.m. practice yesterday, he strained his left oblique. So we’ll take it day to day. But we didn’t...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Summary: Wide receivers shine for the New Orleans Saints

Thursday saw the wide receivers take over team drills, with guys like Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, and Marques Colston (of course) looking very sharp. Cooks has been the talk of the camp so far, and if you’ve read any of our other Camp Summaries you know he’s been one of the guys we’ve been most impressed with. He’s showing the burst and quickness necessary to separate from...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans’ Saints’ Marques Colston named 18th best fantasy WR, Stills is 53rd

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham, Saints reach agreement on new contract

The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have reached agreement on a long-term contract. Graham announced the agreement Tuesday morning on Twitter. It’s official I’m bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support. — Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014 Terms of the deal have not been announced. Graham, 27, had 86 receptions...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints, Jimmy Graham working on long-term deal

New Orleans Saint star Jimmy Graham will officially appeal the league’s arbitration decision that he is a tight end for franchise tag purposes, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. #Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling that stated he’ll be paid as a franchise-tagged TE not WR, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2014 Jimmy Graham’s appeal...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees wants Jimmy Graham deal with Saints resolved

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants Jimmy Graham’s contract situation to be resolved soon so that he has time to work with the star tight end before the team’s season opener. “Jimmy’s my guy,” Brees said in a sit-down interview with ESPN late last month. “I want what’s best for him. I want what’s best for the team. Certainly there’s a way that everybody...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying to understand Payton/Colston’s decision v.s. the Seahawks

It’s been several months since the Saints lost a heartbreaker in Seattle in the playoffs. The reason I bring this up is because I’ve been hearing other Saints fans blast Colston for making that erroneous pass that ran the clock out. It’s not completely Colston’s fault, although he should have better instincts to just step out of bounds and give Brees another chance. The play...
Via The Saints Nation
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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