Saints fantasy breakdown: Week 11, Panthers

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Oct 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talk after their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talk after their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tim Hightower

November 6, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower (34) scores a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) during the first quarter at Levi
November 6, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower (34) scores a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) during the first quarter at Levi /

Tim Hightower fantasy outlook: Sit him.

Hightower had a few strong games recently, obviously including against Seattle when Payton benched Mark Ingram. 

As I said with Ingram, the Saints will likely take a pass-heavy approach to the game. And while Hightower still provides needed value and speed to this team as a runner, Ingram usually takes the goal line carries. Unless Hightower can make a push to usurp Ingram as the bell-cow, I don’t see much fantasy value. Certainly nothing consistent or predictable.

I don’t think Hightower is even worth a flex look this week.

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