We all know how the New Orleans Saints had their season come to an end. Personally, as a Saints fan, I could write a thousand-word article on how they got screwed, but that’s water under the bridge at this point. Let’s take a look at their season and what they need to do to take the next step to the big game in 2019.
When these two teams last faced off in New Orleans in week 11, the Philadelphia Eagles played their worst game in recent memory, getting run out of the Superdome, 48-7. We should expect the Eagles to be able to do a much better job at scoring with the New Orleans Saints this time. The Saints had a much different road to the playoffs, finishing up the regular season 13-3 and grabbing the number one seed. Philadelphia, on the other hand, had to dig themselves out of a 4-6 hole, winning five of the last six and beating the Bears in the wild-card round.
Week 9 in the NFL is upon us. Cincinnati, Indianapolis, the New York Giants, Philadelphia, Arizona, and Jacksonville will all be idle for the busiest bye week of the fantasy season. That means no A.J. Green, Eric Ebron, Saquon Barkley, Zach Ertz, David Johnson or a banged up Leonard Fournette. So here’s the latest list of top 10 runners and pass catchers who can help fill in for these bye week superstars.
First I would like to congratulate Drew Brees on breaking Peyton Manning‘s record for all-time passing yards. What he and Sean Payton have done for the city of New Orleans is remarkable. I remember watching the Saints as one of those blah teams and now they are one of the most exciting to watch.
Last year, there was only one NFC team that was in the playoffs who also were in the 2016 playoffs. The Saints were one of the teams that made it last year but failed to do so the three consecutive years before that. Will they repeat last season’s success or return to previous outcomes?
The running back position once again reigns supreme in fantasy football. There seemed to be a trend leaning toward wide receiver dominance given the consistency of the guys at the top, but the elite play of the NFL’s best running backs over the past few seasons quickly put a stop to that. When preparing for your draft, you want to separate your running backs into tiers so you can find the best values without sacrificing production. Here is the fifth installment of Blood, Sweat, and Tiers. The first article on the rookies is here. The second on my likes and dislikes is here. Tier 4 is here. Tier 3 is here.