New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Before drafting you need to see Saints RB Pierre Thomas’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Meet the Cover32 Fantasy Team in the FSWA League

It’s no secret that I am a fantasy football nut as are most of you. I, however, am a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and believe I am the only writer of all of the great authors who pen things for this site who is. That lets me carry the banner, if you will, for Cover32 in the FSWA Industry Insider League. It’s a 120-team league divided into 10 divisions...
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New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Projections 2014

QB Drew Brees (New Orleans) Since joining the Saints in 2006 and uniting with Sean Payton, he’s completed 67.3% of his passes for an average of 7.76 YPA, 283 touchdowns and 124 interceptions. He’s going into his age 35 season, but he’s shown no signs of decline. Last season, he completed 68.6% of his passes for an average of 7.94 YPA, 39 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Like...
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Fantasy Football: My Top-84 and Draft Strategy

To get this out of the way quickly, 84 was chosen for one reason: that is the total number of players that would be drafted through seven rounds of a standard 12-team fantasy football draft. After the seventh round of drafts, your focus should shift towards two things: filling positional holes on your roster and upside. Heading into drafts, running backs will be my priority. This...
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2014 Fantasy Football Team Preview: The New Orleans Saints

Note: This piece was originally written on July 15th by Adam Pfiefer and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2014 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. After finishing 7-9 two seasons ago, the Saints quickly returned to favorites of the NFC. They were happy to have their leader, Sean Payton, return...
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Bears if NFL Rosters were Based on Hometowns

In the aftermath of the FIFA World Cup, there has been a decent amount of influence left on American sports culture. It has even left some to wonder what a World Cup of football would be like. Unfortunately, the USA is one of only a very small number of countries who have any sort of interest in the sport. So to create a cup based on residence, it’d be in relation to a player...
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NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Colts, Packers, & Saints

  Browns HC Mike Pettine mentioned that recently claimed OL Michael Bowie is expected to be out for year with shoulder, but no final decision has been at this point in time. (Nate Ulrich) Cardinals Former first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper was seen sporting a walking boot and is expected to be out for a few days with a toe injury. (Mike Jurecki) Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw mentioned...
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Saints’ RB Pierre Thomas Third on Team’s Depth Chart

Saints’ RB Pierre Thomas Third on Team’s Depth Chart The New Orleans Saints have running back Pierre Thomas listed behind Mark Ingram and second-year Khiry Robinson on their depth chart. Pierre Thomas third on Saints' RB depth chart: Pierre Thomas has fallen behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robi… http://t.co/S2x2itFEG4 #NFL … The post Saints’ RB Pierre Thomas Third on Team’s...
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Could the Saints cut or trade Pierre Thomas?

The NFL always has injuries at the running back position, but lately the running back has been getting undervalued. One players that has performed since entering the NFL is now dropping on his teams depth chart. According to the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Pierre Thomas is falling down the depth chart.  What Friday did show […] The post Could the Saints cut or trade Pierre...
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Training Camp Notes – Monday, August 11th

  Happy Monday! If your morning java isn’t quite strong enough to offset the dread of another work week beginning, then just consider the fact that we are one day closer to Week 1. That should help. Now that we are in the right mood, let’s check out a few fantasy relevant notes from NFL training camps:   - Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett’s suspension is now over...
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Game Recap: New Orleans Saints earn first win of 2014

The Saints kicked off their 2014 preseason campaign with an exciting 26-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Drew Brees and Pierre Thomas were medical scratches from the lineup, but that didn’t slow down a very potent New Orleans offense. MVP – Brandin Cooks Cooks dazzled in his first game in the Black & Gold, catching five balls for 55 yards including a 25 yard touchdown...
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Weekly Rewind: New Orleans Saints kickoff preseason

This week the Saints had their first preseason game agains the St. Louis Rams. New Orleans Saints - John Sigler breaks down running back Pierre Thomas, a veteran who could end up on the outside looking in. (READ) - Will Osgood takes a trip down memory lane to the tune of “O when the saints go marching in”. (READ) - Nick Rothschild tells you who the best player at Saints...
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Training Camp watch list: New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas (23) puts a bow on a touchdown-scoring football before giving it to a fan in the first quarter of the New Orleans Saints’ record-breaking 45-16 rout of the Atlanta Falcons on December 26, 2011.  Photo credit:  Getty Images. Pierre Thomas has been a fixture of the New Orleans Saints offense for the better part of the last decade since he was signed immediately following...
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Jets master plan is running back by committee

Brian Lewis, New York Post:RBs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are listed as even atop the depth chart, and they might stay there for a while, with Ryan saying he expects to use a running back-by-committee. When you have Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell, I think that’s a pretty safe bet,’’ Ryan said. “[It’s] different than … ’09 when Thomas [Jones...
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Worst case scenario: New list nails why 2014 could be a failure for the New Orleans Saints

Tis the season for optimism. From coast to coast, city to city, every NFL team currently feels like 2014 is going to be successful; as they grind their way through training camp, each is convinced that this is the year the franchise takes the next step. Reports coming out of camps support these positive vibes. It’s nothing but stories about more efficient offenses, coupled with...
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New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas ranked 30th best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With the Hall of Fame Game now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is now underway. 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...
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4 Questions Saints Fans Need Answered by Opening Day

After six long months, it's once again time for football. Like most football fans, I can see preseason for what it really is-a chance to get to see some football being played!But more than that, there is the whole professional side to the preseason. I've tried to meld the two sides together and come up with four questions that Saints fans are hoping will be answered before...
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Saints' Pierre Thomas - The Best All-Purpose Running Back in the NFL?

After Drew Brees called Pierre Thomas the NFL’s best all-purpose running back, many people had the natural reaction to quickly dismiss this notion. But Brees, who has played alongside running backs such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Michael Turner, Duece McAllister, and Darren Sproles would know a well-rounded running back when he saw one.“…Pierre can do everything. He’s the best...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints RB Pierre Thomas undervalued in fantasy football circles

One of the keys to any fantasy draft is finding the right player at the right price. More than just picking the a guy you want to own, you have to find value when you select him – and avoid over spending in other instances. We’d all love to own Brandon Marshall in 2014 – but not if you had to draft him first overall. With that in mind, we’re looking at some of the most overvalued...
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New Orleans Saints undrafted free agent standouts

It’s a great time of the year for those of us that follow the NFL offseason.  Teams are finally having padded, full-contact practices that can make some players stand out and others fall by the wayside.  Every team has to carry a roster of 53 active players and at most 8 practice squad players before opening day in September.  Competition is fierce to earn one of those roster...
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Pressure on Mark Ingram builds as Saints emphasize run game

This season the New Orleans Saints are looking to strike a better offensive balance between their aerial assault and their rushing attack.  Head coach Sean Payton and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Jr would like to return to statistics like the Saints posted during their 2009 Super Bowl season when the established run game amassed 2,106 rushing yards. Last season the ground...
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Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas entering pivotal, possibly final, year with New Orleans Saints

Mark Ingram is in a contract year. Pierre Thomas might as well be. The two most experienced running backs on the New Orleans Saints' roster are entering a career crossroads in 2014. Their performance this season could determine their future -- where they play and how much they make. On the brink of a season with Super Bowl expectations, the contracts are a reminder that very...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Slip-up forces Saints teammates to share a bed

Remember that time you went on a business trip and had to share a room with your co-worker and the hotel messed up and gave you just one bed in your room? No? Just me? That’s fine. Well that did happen to me and needless to say I was angry, but at least I wasn’t a professional athlete traveling with an NFL team. Saints teammates Andy Tanner and Austin Johnson got a lovely surprise...
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Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the New Orleans Saints?

The New Orleans Saints training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year...
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