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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Coby Fleener

Oct 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener (82) scores on a two-yard run while defended by Carolina Panthers free safety Tre Boston (33) in the first quarter of the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener (82) scores on a two-yard run while defended by Carolina Panthers free safety Tre Boston (33) in the first quarter of the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

Coby Fleener fantasy outlook: Sit him.

Fleener continues to struggle to see the field on account of his limitations as a blocker. Hopefully that’s something he can improve in the offseason. And while I expect the Saints to go pass-heavy this Thursday, I don’t think the TE position will be heavily featured.

The Panthers have some of the best cover LBs in the game. Kuechly just smothers guys, whether they’re Jimmy Graham or Gronk. Fleener does maybe have a step on him, but this is likely his least favorable matchup of the year.

Fleener did score a TD and a 2pt conversion on a carry during their last meeting. He’s not going to get a goal line carry again. Tight ends are hard to predict and with this prolific offense he’s worth a look, but I’d be surprised if he sees the end-zone this week.

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