FSLR Ultimate Sleepers Bracket, Round 1: Travaris Cadet vs. Joe Flacco

Our FSLR Ultimate Sleeper’s bracket is back for another year, and we’re starting our march to crown a champion – the king of value for 2015 draft season. Check the bracket page for rules, and most importantly for info on the authors who have contributed to this project. As a reader, your job is simple. Vote (via the poll at the bottom of the post) for the author you think made...
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The skill player who will save the New England Patriots offense

Usually when a team loses its two leaders in rushing attempts from the previous season, there is some serious cause for concern. Even more concern comes when that same team doesn’t even draft one running back. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football 2015: The top-75 wide receivers for 2015 Power Rankings: Rating NFL team nicknames from 1-32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best outside linebackers...
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After strong offseason, RB Dion Lewis ready to challenge for third-down back role

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is in competition with Travaris Cadet and James White, Brandon Bolden and Tyler Gaffney for the team's third-down back role. The former 2011 fifth-round pick, Lewis has the skill set fill the scatback role last done by Danny Woodhead. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Cadet seems to be the front-runner but the battle will be determined...
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Travaris Cadet to find niche in New England Patriots offense

One of the keys to the New England Patriots offense last season was Shane Vereen.  Vereen smelt out the money and followed the paper trail to the New York Giants for the 2015 season. Where does the loss of Vereen leave the Patriots offense and who will fill the void in the backfield? Enter Travaris Cadet, who came to New England this offseason after spending his first three seasons...
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The New England Patriots running back core was ranked in the bottom of league according to

Last week, released rankings on each of the different positional groups on a team-by-team basis. In the running back rankings, the Patriots were listed at #29 in front of only the Raiders, Titans, and Buccaneers. Much of the criticism stems from the fact that many of these Patriot’s running backs are unproven, but the extremely low ranking is still somewhat surprising....
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

RB Dion Lewis moves to the front of the line for 'Vereen role'

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has moved to the front of the line for the third-down back role or also known as the 'Vereen role.' Lewis is competing against Travaris Cadet, James White, Brandon Bolden and Tyler Gaffney. A 2011 fifth-round pick by the Eagles, Lewis has the skill set to man the position; however, injuries have been his downfall since entering the...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots have work out cut out for them revamping running back corps

The New England Patriots let running backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley walk via free agency and now have some question marks going forward. Who is going to the the lead back? How about the third down back? Bruisers LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray are competing for early downs while 2014 fourth-round pick James White, Brandon Bolden, Tyler Gaffney, Travaris Cadet and Dion...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels: Patriots ‘Have A Good Situation’ At Third-Down Back

FOXBORO, Mass. — Even the New England Patriots aren’t quite sure who will take over Shane Vereen’s third-down running back duties. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels admitted as much Thursday after OTAs. McDaniels sounds confident that someone will emerge and be able to take on the role that has become so important in the Patriots’ offense. The position has been passed...
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

RB Travaris Cadet looking to win third-down back role

The New England Patriots signed running back Travaris Cadet to a two-year contract with the hopes he can compete for the team's vacant third down back position. He gives the Patriots a true passing-game back as Cadet caught 38 passes for the Saints in 2014, despite playing just 209 snaps. Barely used as a rusher (only 11 career carries), Cadet will have to improve on his pass...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Position Preview: Running Back

With Shane Vereen and Steven Ridley both having departed in the offseason, Blount is now the number one back in New England. He will serve a one game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy last year while he was with the Steelers. Blount is the best running back currently on the Patriots roster and once he serves his one game suspension, expect to see him take...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater: Patriots Using OTAs To Bond With New Teammates

FOXBORO, Mass. — Many familiar faces parted from the New England Patriots between their Super Bowl XLIX victory and the offseason training program, and now it’s time for the team to forge a new identity. Players like Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Shane Vereen and Vince Wilfork are gone, and Bradley Fletcher, Robert McClain, Travaris Cadet and Malcom Brown are in their stead...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Tom Brady 4 Games

owbillsView image | Commishinoner Roger Goodell has suspend New England Patriots Tom Brady 4 games to start the NFL season for his role in Deflategate. Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source: — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 11, 2015Brady will miss the following...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tevin Coleman To Meet With Patriots After Impressive Pro Day

Tevin Coleman had to wait to show off his speed to NFL scouts. The Indiana running back didn’t work out at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a broken toe. Coleman proved he was worth the wait by running a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at his pro day Wednesday. The New England Patriots will meet with Coleman on Wednesday,’s Tony Pauline reported. Coleman, a projected...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Worked Out Small-School Cornerback Tray Walker

The New England Patriots reportedly are showing interest in one of the best small-school prospects in the 2015 NFL draft. The Patriots worked out Texas Southern cornerback Tray Walker on Monday, Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline reported. The St. Louis Rams also worked out Walker on Tuesday, according to Pauline. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash at his...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Travaris Cadet’s Hands And Football IQ ‘Are Exceptional’

Sean Payton probably tampered with Travaris Cadet, using the New York Jets’ highly flawed definition of the charge. Payton paid high praise to the New England Patriots’ recently signed running back Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting. The New Orleans Saints head coach said he would have brought Cadet back if his team was unable to upgrade the third-down back position in free...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Episode 50: Cadet and company

On Friday's edition of Treatment, the Helpers discuss the addition of Travaris Cadet to the Patriots and what it means for the RBs fantasy value. They also discuss Darren McFadden and how the Dallas Cowboys are kicking the tires on the veteran running back to see if there's any juice left. First thing that came to my mind when McFadden signed with the Cowboys was 'it's about time...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Travaris Cadet Could Join Third-Down-Back-By-Committee To Replace Shane Vereen

The New England Patriots appear ready to replace Shane Vereen by committee. The Patriots added pass-catching threat Travaris Cadet on Tuesday, leading many to believe the former New Orleans Saints running back would replace Vereen as the team’s third-down back. Cadet proved to be a solid option catching the ball out of the backfield last season, recording 38 receptions for 296...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Travaris Cadet signs with Patriots

After losing Tyrunn Walker earlier this week to the Detroit Lions, the Saints have now lost another restricted free agent in Travaris Cadet. Cadet signs with the Patriots and that’s a good situation for him. They lost Shane Vereen and there’s no reason why Cadet can’t be a Danny Woodhead type for them with a similar skillset. Bringing him back wasn’t critical for the Saints...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Pass-Catching Running Back Travaris Cadet

The New England Patriots added a new pass-catching specialist Tuesday. The Patriots signed running back Travaris Cadet, according to the NFL transaction wire. Cadet caught 38 passes for 296 yards last season with the New Orleans Saints. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back has just 11 career carries for 37 yards with no touchdowns. He has 45 career receptions for 345 yards with two...
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign RB Travaris Cadet

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have signed former Saints RB Travaris Cadet to a contract. New England has reportedly been looking at running backs who could play a similar role to the one Shane Vereen had in recent years, and it appears as though they finally found someone. Cadet, 26, signed on with the ... The post Patriots Sign RB Travaris Cadet appeared first...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers added valuable depth so far in Free Agency

Tampa Bay had many weaknesses last season during a 2-14 campaign, one among them was ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 28: Travaris Cadet #39 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Jeremy Mincey #92 of the Dallas Cowboys and Henry Melton #69 of the Dallas Cowboys. Melton will add valued depth to Bucs already improving D line.(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) severe lack of depth...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading eight free agent running back options for the New Orleans Saints

It’s hard to explain just how great of a deal the New Orleans Saints got with Mark Ingram’s new contract. Few teams can say that their starting halfback accounts for only 2.8% of their total salary. That same player is now locked up for the next four years for the prime of his career (Ingram is only 25), has four years’ experience in the Saints’ offense, and doesn’t have...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints (Offensive) Identity Crisis

The 2014 New Orleans Saints scored their fewest points since 2010 and third fewest in the Sean Payton-era, putting just 401 points on the board or almost exactly 25 points per game. I detailed many of the issues last week, naming specifically red zone problems, turnovers and horrible pass protection. Those are all true, and equally responsible for the digression of the once explosive...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Who will leave the Saints? has posted a list on all Free Agents and Restricted Free Agents from all the teams. You can see them here. I plan on giving you my take on that. Today the 1st segment of a FA 2-parter; My take on the Saints FA’ s and who will leave or stay. Here is my take on the guys that are FA: Luke McCown, QB I felt he would not make it through training camp last year because Ryan...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints 2014 season positional review: Running Backs

From this point forward we will be getting into position groups which I believe need to undergo varying degrees of change for the Saints to live up to their potential. This time I am going to take a look at the Saints Backfield and give my personal opinion on who should stay, who should go, and which players on the roster might have potential going forward. Grades aren’t really...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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