Fantasy Football: Where to consider drafting your favorite New Orleans Saints

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Jared Cook — Between the sixth and eighth round

Not an elite-level fantasy tight end, Jared Cook is the true wild card in the Saints offense.

He’ll produce, but the question is: at what level? Last season, with Derek Carr, Cook totaled 68 receptions, 896 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 56 yards per game. Those numbers landed him fifth in tight end scoring.

However, the reason Cook may not go as high as the fourth round is because the gap between the No. 5 (Cook) and No. 10 (Vance McDonald) was 60 points and the difference between Cook and Travis Kelce, the league’s highest-scoring player at the position, was over 100.

Top-level tight ends like Kelce and Zach Ertz will be taken off the board in the first-to-third rounds; however, you’ll likely have the chance to secure Cook later in the draft. And, he should be at least on most fantasy expert’s top tight end rankings as well.

The last time Drew Brees had a 6-foot-5 tight end that could catch as well as Cook he turned that player, Jimmy Graham, into a household name. Expect the same to be said of Cook this season. Having yet to notch a 1,000-yard season, this could end up being the best year of the 32-year-old’s career.

Cook could take your fantasy team to the promised land.