4 injured Saints who will help team go on a run after the BYE

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4. Tre’Quan Smith

Tre’Quan Smith’s breakout season could still happen, it’s just very unlikely at this point.

Smith suffered a hamstring injury in training camp causing him to start the season on injured reserve, but he could return in Week 7 for Monday Night Football against the Seahawks.

The fourth-year wideout recorded a career-high 34 catches for 448 receiving yards last season, but he’s running out of time to prove his worth in the WR corps.

Smith was primed to take the WR1 spot this season before he got injured, and while other WRs like Callaway and Harris have impressed of late, the Saints could use a more dangerous end zone threat. That’s where Smith comes in.

Assuming the role of only a mid-range possession receiver during the Drew Brees era, Smith has huge downfield potential under the arm of someone like Winston.

Callaway and Harris have combined for 458 yards through five games while the rest of the WRs have posted just measly numbers. At this rate, Smith couldn’t hurt the wide receiver room any more than it already has been, and he could be a surprisingly productive target working with Winston.

Keep an eye on his return.