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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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Willie Snead

Nov 13, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (83) celebrates after a touchdown catch during the third quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (83) celebrates after a touchdown catch during the third quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Willie Snead fantasy outlook: Start him.

Well, I recommended that you sit Snead last week. May have been a bit wrong there. He only had 47 yards, but reeled in two TDs. 

It just goes to show what I said last week. Snead is so dependable on the field, and yet it doesn’t translate into consistent fantasy stats. It’s impossible to predict when the Saints are going to run goal line plays for him.

His first TD came on a fake pick play, set up by the real pick plays against Seattle. Both players followed Michael Thomas assuming he’d be coming free off the pick, and Snead slid easily into open field behind them. Who knows what playcall will come next.He’s easily Brees’s favorite third down target, and against this stingy defense that will be important. He’ll likely be heavily featured as a blocking receiver, which should open up some space for play action and the like.

Against this thin secondary he’ll draw a favorable matchup. But like I said last week, he’s a possession receiver. Without a TD, he’s a miss. Start him if you need to, he’s a low-end flex option. But look for something better.

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