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8 affordable wide receivers for the NOLA Saints to target in free agency

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The NOLA Saints need to add several wide receivers this offseason and they probably won’t be able to add a huge name like Davante Adams or Allen Robinson in free agency. There are plenty of affordable options in free agency, however, that could serve as the WR3/4 in New Orleans’ offense next season.

If the Saints do what they should have done last year and draft a wide receiver in the first round, they can have Michael Thomas and that drafted wideout as their top two options. Signing one of these guys would then give them another solid option as the WR3/4 and their offense would be better as a result.

Let’s take a look at eight affordable wide receiver options for the NOLA Saints for the 2022 offseason.

8. JuJu Smith-Schuster

I have JuJu Smith-Schuster as No. 8 on here because he’s probably the least likely get out of this bunch. A once top receiver in the NFL, Smith-Schuster’s production has declined in recent years but he’d make a tremendous WR3/4.

Smith-Schuster entered free agency last offseason but didn’t get the kind of attention he was expecting and opted to re-sign with the Steelers instead. He played just five games this season before getting injured and recorded just 15 catches for 129 yards.

Last year, however, the Steelers wideout totaled 97 receptions for 831 yards and nine touchdowns through 16 games and 14 starts. His production in 2020 was why people thought he’d fare better in free agency but that obviously didn’t happen.

While Smith-Schuster is coming off of an injury, he’s only 25 years old. He’s absolutely worth a flier in free agency and would be a great addition to the Saints offense.