2019 Fantasy Football: Where to draft your New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 09: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball during the first half of a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 09: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball during the first half of a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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The others/Saints defense/IDP

Time for a brief story.

In my second fantasy league, I queued up the Cleveland Browns defense because I believe they’ll wreak havoc, causing turnovers on turnovers.

However, my Safari crashed on my second-round pick. With pick 22, Nathan’s Neat Team, which is now altered to a much better name, picked the Browns. With Kittle being selected right after, I lost my chance at a quality second-round draft pick. I didn’t even get the best-ranked defense.

All that to say, don’t draft your defense too early.

The Saints defense should be a top-five defense. They have an elite cornerback in Marshon Lattimore, a solid line, an above-average linebacking corp and quality safeties. This defense should be outstanding and picked in every league.

As for individual defenders, typically linebackers are the highest-scoring position. Demario Davis should be the top Saints defense and should be secured in all formats with three or more individual players.

If you have specialised positions, consider Cameron Jordan and Lattimore as well.

The Saints only real sleeper is Ted Ginn Jr. He’s the clear No. 2 option for this upcoming season. If he is to miss time, Tre’Quan Smith and Keith Kirkwood and both solid options. Latavius Murray, the backup for Kamara, should also be selected early on in the late rounds.

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That said, if you missed out on Thomas and Kamara, there are still options for you.

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