3 players who need to step up for the Saints to make the playoffs

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Tre'Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints
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1. Offensive Playmakers

Okay, this isn’t one singular player but I don’t think Saints fans would blame me for including the offensive playmakers on this list. They haven’t stepped up and it’s led to some really rough outings from the offense this season.

Deonte Harris has two games remaining on his suspension, meaning he’ll return for the regular-season finale. In his absence, guys like Marquez Callaway, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, and Tre’Quan Smith need to step up and catch whatever is thrown their way.

It’s time for guys not named Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram to step up and make their presence known. Hill can’t be great if his weapons around him don’t do their part.

For guys like Smith, these final four games are the time to show that he’s capable of being a top-notch receiver. If he can be one of Hill’s favorite weapons through these final four games, a big pay day could in the cards for the former third-round pick.

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The New Orleans Saints need these players to step up if they want any shot of playing past the regular season.