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New Orleans Saints Fantasy Radar: Travaris Cadet


Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet (39) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New England Patriotsat Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Between Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston and Pierre Thomas, the New Orleans Saints are loaded with NFL fantasy football talent.  Additionally, there are several others who could breakout with a solid performance for your team this year.  Running back Travaris Cadet could be a surprise point producer in 2014, if things go as planned.

As the new season approaches, Cadet’s touches are in line for a considerable increase.  The 2012 undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State is also the frontrunner to take over punt and kick return duties for the Black and Gold this year.

During OTAs and minicamp, coaches were hinting that Cadet is going to be the man to absorb the “Darren Sproles” role because of his versatility and hands as a receiver out of the backfield.  His top-end speed and acceleration fabricate him into a grave threat to opposing defenders in the open field.  However, ball security is an issue that he will need to work on as a running back.

Cadet will be someone to monitor during training camp, but likely won’t be worth the draft pick.  Howbeit, he could very well end up a nice free agent acquisition, functioning as a flex or bye-week option in deeper PPR and return yard leagues.  He is not a guarantee, but keep your fantasy radars adjusted.