|Saints want Jameis Winston back|
Sean Payton indicates they'll make a run at Winston in free agency
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Feb 3, 9:30 am
|#Saints coach Sean Payton makes clear the team wants Jameis Winston back. They didn’t call on new #Rams QB Matthew Stafford, another potential vote of confidence for his current QBs. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Winston is a free agent but Sean Peyton indicated on Good Morning Football that they will pursue the 27 year-old quarterback. Winston did not start any games for the Saints in 2020 despite Drew Brees missing four games with a rib injury. Taysom Hill will be in the mix but there's a real chance Winston could be the Saints starter in 2021.
| Latavius Murray, Taysom Hill likely to sit|
Both practiced on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jan 17, 7:00 am
|The #Saints are not likely to have QB Taysom Hill (knee) or RB Latavius Murray (quadricep) vs the #Bucs, per me and
@SlaterNFL. Both practiced only on Friday and were listed as questionable. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: All aboard the Alvin Kamara train. Murray and Hill are both goaline TD vultures for Kamara so having them out should pave the road for Kamara around the goaline. Kamara is easily the best running back play of the Sunday slate.
| Entire Saints RB group placed on COVID-19 list|
Only Kamara tested positive, others are close contacts
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Jan 2, 11:36 am
|The entire Saints RB room won’t be available tomorrow bc of close contact to Alvin Kamara. Latavius Murry, Michael Burton, Dwayne Washington, RB coach all out tomorrow @NFLonFOX. They are moving Ty Montgomery to RB and calling up practice squad R.B (Jay Glazer on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This isn't the same situation Denver faced with their quarterback room a few weeks ago but it's close. Ty Montgomery will be shifted to running back and the team is calling up Tony Jones Jr. from the practice squad. Taysom Hill is also capable of carrying the football. Montgomery is a consideration in DFS at the stone minimum on DraftKings.
| Drew Brees will start for the Saints against KC|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 18, 9:38 am
|Drew Brees will be the Saints’ starting QB Sunday vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, source tells ESPN. Saints believe he is fully healthy and doctors have cleared him to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Shefter goes on to say that Jameis Winston will be the backup quarterback with Taysom Hill playing his typical swiss army knife role. This move does help the fantasy floors of Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Jared Cook in what should be a high-scoring game against the Chiefs. Brees checks in as a solid QB2 with low-end QB1 upside.
| Drew Brees remains without a timetable for return|
Eligible to return from IR after missing last three games
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 7, 6:45 pm
|Sean Payton on Drew Brees status: “I honestly wouldn't be able to give you a time frame. He’s like a handful of the other guys that are down there working their tails off to get back healthy, 100% and we'll kind of see when that is.” (The Athletic - Katherine Terrell)|
FFToday's Take: Brees can return this week, but it is anyone's guess how quickly a 41-year-old man can be expected to fully recover from 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The Saints are holding onto the No. 1 seed in the NFC with relative ease without him, going 3-0 with Taysom Hill under center. Fantasy owners of Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook would like to see Brees return sooner than later, but it appears they may have to wait at least one more week.