Note: The opinions expressed here are my takes on the New Orleans Saints' key players during the 2012 fantasy football season. As always, use your best judgment and conduct your own research on who to start or bench each week. You know your individual team and/or league situation better than anyone else. All statistics and point totals are based on Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football standard scoring system.
Drew Brees, QB
Brees finished the week earning 20.50 fantasy points against the Kansas City Chiefs. This week he faces a Green Bay Packers' defense that has allowed an average of just 13.56 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Despite the fact the Saints' offense is struggling this season, Brees should throw the ball often in this game. Look for around 19.00 fantasy points this week.
Darren Sproles, RB
Sproles finished the week earning just 6.20 fantasy points against the Chiefs. This week he faces a Packers' defense that has given up an average of 15.67 fantasy points per game to running backs this season. Last week was interesting in that he earned his fantasy points on the ground rather than through the air. Perhaps a balance can be found this week allowing Sproles to come away with 10.00 fantasy points this week.
Marques Colston, WR
Colston finished the week earning just 4.00 fantasy points against Kansas City and failed to record a single touchdown reception for the third straight week. He has been hampered by a foot injury that looks to no longer effect his play. This week the Saints' wide receivers face a Green Bay defense that has allowed 16.50 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. Colston is primed for his first touchdown in this game where Brees will be throwing often. Expect at least 8.00 fantasy points this week.
Jimmy Graham, TE
Graham finished the week earning 7.60 fantasy points against the Chiefs. This week he faces a Packers defense that has given up an average of 6.97 fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. In this pass dominated game, look for Graham to shine earning at least 10.00 fantasy points on the week.
New Orleans finished the week earning 9.00 fantasy points against Kansas City. This week they face a Green Bay defense that has allowed an average of 8.67 fantasy points per game to team defense this season. New Orleans has a decent matchup this week however their defense remains a mess and is inconsistent from a fantasy perspective. Look for around 6.00 fantasy points at best this week.
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