New Orleans Saints Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Robertson had seven tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: Robertson continues to play nearly every defensive snap for New Orleans as the Saints' starting outside linebacker. The interception was Robertson's first of the year but his 66 total tackles rank second on the team. Robertson should continue to be a quality fantasy option in most IDP leagues in a Week 16 matchup versus the Falcons, a team against whom he notched eight tackles just a couple weeks ago.
News: Te'o made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: With normal starting middle linebacker A.J. Klein sidelined with a groin injury, Te'o played every defensive snap for the Saints. Klein was unable to practice at all last week, so it seems at least a decent possibility that he will miss Week 16 as well. If that's the case, expect Te'o to again garner the starting nod in Klein's absence versus a Falcons team Te'o notched 10 tackles against just a couple weeks ago.
News: Vaccaro had 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: Vaccaro missed both Week 10 and Week 11 with a groin injury and he also left last week's contest early after apparently aggravating that lingering ailment. Against the Jets, however, Vaccaro showed no ill effects of the injury, as he notched double-digit tackles for the first time this season. Vaccaro's 60 total tackles rank third on the Saints, and the team's starting strong safety should be a quality option for IDP owners in a Week 16 tilt against the Falcons.
News: Lattimore had five tackles (three solo), three pass defenses and an interception in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: Lattimore's inteception came on the meaningless last play of the game but fantasy owners will certainly take it. The rookie first-round pick now has four interceptions this season and is up to 44 total tackles in just 11 games. The playmaking cornerback may be worth a look in deeper IDP leagues in a Week 16 rematch against the Falcons, a team against whom he notched three tackles and an interception just a couple weeks ago.
News: Bell had three tackles in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: For weeks Bell had been playing the majority of the defensive snaps for the Saints. In Week 15, however, Bell's playing time fell off a cliff, as he only saw the field for 18 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (24 percent). Bell still leads the team with 70 total tackles but the sudden decrease in playing time is hard to explain and makes him a risky start for IDP owners in Week 16 against the Falcons.
News: Jordan had just one tackle but he deflected four passes in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: Jordan stopped his rush short on a number of occasions in order to get his hands up at the line of scrimmage, which resulted in a number of batted balls. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Jordan became just the second player over the past 10 years to bat down four passes in a single game. He now has 10 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and 11 pass defenses. The only other player to reach double digits in all three categories in the past 10 years, according to ESPN Stats & Info, was J.J. Watt with a ridiculous 2012 season (20.5 sacks, 16 batted passes and 39 tackles for loss). Although the Saints' Week 16 opponent, Atlanta, held Jordan to just two solo tackles a couple weeks ago, fantasy owners should not hesitate in plugging the potential NFL Defensive Player of the Year into their IDP lineups.
News: Line gained eight yards on two carries and caught one pass on two targets for five yards in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: The reception was Line's first of the season but he has touched the ball just seven times all year (six carries). The Saints' starting fullback has done a great job clearing the path for running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara but Line can likely continue to be ignored in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
News: Hill caught one pass on two targets for 22 yards in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: Hill played 45 of 68 offensive snaps (66 percent) but was again held in check. The Saints' starting tight end has not reached 30 yards in a game all season and can likely be ignored in the majority of fantasy leagues.
News: Lewis gained six yards on one carry in Sunday's win against the Jets. He also returned one kickoff for 25 yards and five punts for 36 total yards.
Impact: Lewis saw an uptick in playing time (15 of 68 offensive snaps -- 22 percent) with Ted Ginn sidelined with a rib injury, but he was held without a target. While Lewis should continue to contribute in the return game, he is unlikely to garner many looks in the Saints offense, particularly with Ginn expected to return to the lineup next week.
News: Coleman caught three passes on five targets for 20 yards but he also lost two fumbles in Sunday's win against the Jets.
Impact: Coleman's fumbles came on back-to-back drives in the second half with the Saints deep in New York territory. Coleman did not see another target after his second fumble. The big receiver saw 76 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps (second most among receivers, behind only Michael Thomas) but still failed to produce for fantasy owners, even with Ted Ginn sidelined with a rib injury. Ginn will likely return to the lineup next week against the Falcons but Coleman will not be a recommended fantasy play regardless.
News: Snead hauled in one of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.
Impact: The 25-year-old speedster saw some extra opportunities with Ted Ginn (ribs) sidelined for the contest, but Snead has still to log more than two catches in any game this season. With Michael Thomas, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara commanding such a large share of the offense, Snead has become an afterthought in this much more balanced 2017 version of the Saints' offense. Snead still boasts big-play upside due to his game-breaking speed, but his role is simply too small to warrant serious fantasy consideration.
News: Thomas brought in nine of 11 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.
Impact: Thomas' reception, receiving yardage and target totals were all season highs, and he scored a touchdown for the third straight contest. The second-year wideout has posted 19 catches overall in the last pair of games, and factoring in Sunday's production, he's now only the second player in NFL history with at least 90 catches in his first two seasons. Thomas will look to continue building on his strong season versus the Falcons in Week 16.
News: Michael Thomas had nine receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets.
Impact: Thomas became the second NFL player with at least 90 receptions in his first two seasons. He had a season-best 10 catches for a season high-tying 117 yards in Atlanta last week and the Saints next host the Falcons on Christmas Eve.
News: Wil Lutz converted his lone field-goal attempt Sunday - a 23-yarder - as the New Orleans Saints defeated the New York Jets 31-19. Lutz tacked on four PATs.
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News: Josh Hill had one reception for 22 yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets.
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News: Brandon Coleman had three receptions for 20 yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets. He also fumbled twice.
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News: Willie Snead had one reception for 23 yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets.
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News: Tommylee Lewis had zero receptions for zero yards Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets. He added one rush for six yards.
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News: Alvin Kamara ran for 44 yards on 12 carries Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets. He added six receptions for 45 yards and one touchdown.
Impact: Kamara had 89 scrimmage yards his return from a concussion that knocked him out of the Saints' loss at Atlanta a week earlier. New Orleans next hosts the Falcons on Christmas Eve.
News: Mark Ingram ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets. He added five receptions for 77 yards.
Impact: Since Week 10, Ingram's 6.22 average yards per carry leads the league.
News: Zach Line ran for eight yards on two carries Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets. He added one reception for five yards.
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News: Drew Brees was 26 of 36 for 285 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 31-19 win over the New York Jets. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was not sacked.
Impact: Brees' 285 yards were his most since Week 11. He had 271 with two TDs and an interception last week in Atlanta, and the Saints will face the Falcons again next Sunday. In his last five home games against Atlanta, Brees has four 300-yard games with a 298-yard performance while totaling 10 TDs.
News: Kamara ran for 44 yards on 12 carries and added 45 yards and a touchdown on six catches during Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.
Impact: Kamara gave the Saints back the lead in the second quarter when he circled out of the backfield and took a quick Drew Brees pass into the end zone for a 10-yard score. It was Kamara's seventh game with a touchdown in his last eight contests. The only game in which he has been held scoreless since Oct. 29 was Week 14's injury-shortened outing against Atlanta. He'll get another shot against the Falcons next week and seems likely to have an opportunity to extend the streak, considering the Saints had directed three passes to Kamara on their opening drive in that contest before the rookie was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Look for the Saints to revisit that matchup in Week 16.
News: Ingram ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and added 77 yards on five catches during Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.
Impact: Ingram could have ended Sunday's contest with a crisp 101 total yards and a touchdown, but he sliced through the Jets defense in the closing moments for an exclamation point -- a 50-yard touchdown run. It was his second play of the day that went for at least 50 yards. The Saints have thrived on the versatility that both Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara have brought to the running and passing games. If anything, Kamara's emergence has helped keep Ingram fresh. The veteran back has topped at least 90 total yards in five of his last six games as compared to thrice in his first eight games of the year.
News: Brees completed 26 of 36 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.
Impact: Brees helped New Orleans reclaim the lead in the second quarter when he hit rookie phenom Alvin Kamara circling out of the backfield for a 10-yard score. He followed up with a four-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas in the fourth quarter after two earlier potential touchdown passes were overturned. Brees is captaining a ship that already has already provided the Saints with the team's most wins since 2013, but, unlike in years past, the team isn't living or dying on the strength of Brees' right arm. Kamara and Mark Ingram have run the show this season and combined for three total touchdowns on Sunday. Brees has been efficient, but also has just three 300-yard games this season and one contest with more than two touchdown passes. That's not the Brees we're used to. For comparison, over the previous five seasons, Brees has averaged 9.8 games per season with 300 or more yards and seven games per season with three or more touchdown throws.
News: Warford suffered a concussion making a tackle after Jets DE Leonard Williams picked off QB Drew Brees, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
Impact: Warford's leg was rolled on, and the Saints' training staff had to help him off the field, but his diagnosis ended up being a concussion. In his place, Senio Kelemete likely will step in at right guard.
News: Hoomanawanui was diagnosed with a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game against the Jets, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Hoomanawanui exited earlier in the half to be evaluated, and the concussion was confirmed. Garrett Griffen will serve as the Saints' No. 2 tight end behind starter Josh Hill in his absence.
News: Peat (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Despite missing practice Friday, Peat will be able to battle through and slot in at left guard for Sunday's matchup.