Fantasy Football: Which New Orleans Saints players do you target in 2015?


It’s July, and many of you are starting to make preparations for fantasy football. No matter what platform you use to hold your drafts, you likely know that some of the players on the New Orleans Saints roster can help your team. However, there aren’t many definite locks for you to look at, as the Saints have some serious question marks of consistency that could frustrate fantasy owners.

We walk through the usual suspects to target on the New Orleans Saints roster, and give you some reasons why or why you won’t look their way on draft day.

15. <strong>Last Year:</strong> 964 rush yards, 29 receptions, 145 yards, 9 TD<p><strong>Average Draft Position: </strong>25th (RB12)</p><p><strong>Outlook: </strong>The Saints were wise to lock up <a href=. Running Back. 5th Season. Mark Ingram. 22. player

player. 15. <strong>Last Year: </strong>59 receptions, 902 yards, 5 TD<p><strong>Average Draft Position: </strong>105th (WR42)</p><p><strong>Outlook: </strong>It may be easy to suggest that <a href=. Wide Receiver. 10th Season. Marques Colston. 12

15. <strong>Last Year: </strong>14 receptions, 176 yards, 5 TD<p><strong>Average Draft Position: </strong>183rd (TE13)</p><p><strong>Outlook: </strong>No Jimmy Graham? Enter <a href=. Tight End. 3rd Season. Josh Hill. 89. player


  • Khiry Robinson – If you take Mark Ingram, then look to Robinson as potential insurance. When Robinson was given the spotlight last year from Ingram’s injury, he made the most of it.
  • Joe Morgan – After a shaky couple of years, Morgan could easily find himself as a favored target of Drew Brees like before. Sean Payton used him last season in a variety of ways, and he had a very strong performance against the Baltimore Ravens. Morgan has matured tremendously, and he’s one that can really put things together.
  • Josh Morgan – This isn’t a typo, but Morgan has placed himself as a strong contender to make the final roster. Outside of Marques Colston, Morgan would figure to assume a veteran presence on the Saints roster. His seven years of NFL experience would come in handy for Drew Brees, and a guy like David Patten comes to mind when thinking of the potential there. Wait until you get the final roster before you take a flier on him.
  • Brandon Coleman/Seantavius Jones – Both are shining, and really have a chance to breakout this season. These will be two players to watch once the pads go on at the end of July for training camp. It will be hard to distinguish who will end up getting the work and reps.
  • Garrett Grayson – Dynasty leagues will want to keep an eye on Garrett Grayson. If you can stash him, then do so. It may be several seasons before you can get anything from him, but if what’s being said about him and his skills are remotely accurate, then he’s the real deal.

Proceed with caution

  • Nick Toon – Toon is a tough one to figure out. You hear indications that he might end up as the team’s Z receiver this season, and take over the production that was previously with Kenny Stills. Wait until you find out if Toon is on the final 53-man roster until you look his way.
  • Benjamin Watson – Watson is going to see more reps in the offense, but you clearly have a safer bet with Josh Hill. It’s worth pointing out that Watson has shined in OTAs and minicamp. Keep an eye on him if something happens with Hill.
  • Erik LorigAustin Johnson is my favorite here, but let’s face it, when’s the last time you ever considered drafting a fullback for your fantasy football roster? Mike Alstott?
  • Dustin Hopkins/Zach Hocker – Hopefully you listened to my last entry and didn’t opt for Shayne Graham. This competition will likely come down to the final preseason game, and you’d be smart to wait until you get the final say so on who wins the starting job. Either could be smart options on your roster.

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