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Saints defense gives Aaron Rodgers fits


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/27/2014) When the Saints limited the Vikings to nine points on 247 yards in Week 3, their DST scored 12 Fantasy points in standard CBSSports.com leagues. They equaled that season high against an unlikely opponent in Week 8.

Of course, the Packers didn't score nine point on 247 yards, but 23 points on a whopping 491 yards. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had trouble with the Saints defense, though, taking three sacks and throwing two interceptions. Backup Matt Flynn, who filled in for Rodgers late with the outcome already decided, took another sack that resulted in a fumble.

The four sacks were a season high for the Saints. They've had two interceptions in back-to-back games.

Because it gives up so many points and yards (except when it's facing the Vikings, apparently), the sacks and interceptions would have to continue for the Saints DST to become a viable unit in Fantasy. You can do better for Week 9 at Carolina.


Late meltdown costs Saints in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) The Saints defense mostly held up their end of the bargain Sunday, but fell apart late in a 24-23 loss to the Lions in Week 7.

The Lions had just 10 points with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, as the Saints looked to be on their way to an easy win. Unfortunately, they surrendered two quick touchdowns to cost them the game.

The Saints did limit the Lions to just 344 yards of total offense in the game, including a paltry 59 yards on the ground. They forced a pair of turnovers and sacked Matthew Stafford three times in the loss.

The Saints DST unit still managed to score 9 Fantasy points in Sunday's game, their second-highest total of the season. They will likely struggle to reach even that level in Week 8, with the Packers on the schedule. 


Saints DST continues to struggle


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) The Saints DST had another poor showing in what seemed like a decent matchup Week 5 against Tampa Bay, giving up 31 points on 314 yards.

Once again, a lack of big plays was to blame. The Saints did get a safety midway through the fourth quarter, but otherwise had just one sack and one interception. The interception was their first of the year. Only once have they had more than one sack in a game.

The Saints are on bye in Week 6 and come back to face the Lions in Detroit in Week 7. Clearly, their DST belongs on the waiver wire right now.


Mark Ingram, Jairus Byrd among Saints inactives Week 5


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Saints defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick, wide receiver Nick Toon, wide receiver Joe Morgan, linebacker Ronald Powell, running back Mark Ingram, fullback Erik Lorig and safety Jairus Byrd were all ruled inactive Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay.

Saints DST looking to get back on track


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/30/2014) The Saints continued to struggle defensively Week 4 at Dallas, allowing 38 points on 445 yards. They recorded one sack but didn't force any turnovers and haven't had one since a fumble recovery Week 1 at Atlanta.

The Saints DST was at least respectable against the Vikings in Week 3, giving it some hope of rebounding against Tampa Bay in Week 5. The Buccaneers have had similar ups and downs to the Vikings this year, ranking 30th in total offense.

Jamey Eisenberg actually goes as far as to call the Saints DST an advisable start in Week 5, ranking it 11th at the position. I'm not as willing to stick my neck out for it given the way it performed in three of its first four games, but in leagues with 16 teams or more, I could see taking a shot on the struggling DST.


John Jenkins skips the trip to Dallas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Saints defensive tackle John Jenkins did not make the trip with the team to Dallas and will likely be a healthy scratch for Week 4, Pro Football Talk reports. Jenkins underwent pectoral surgery in the offseason but is relatively healthy. He's been limited to only one game this season.

The Saints have not provided a reason for his absence.


Saints DST puts up points by holding Vikings down


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Saints DST provided Fantasy owners with some points Sunday, thanks to the effort of a defense that held Minnesota to just nine points and 247 total yards.

The Saints did not score or secure any turnovers, but they did register two sacks.


Saints linebacking duo expected to play Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Saints linebackers Curtis Lofton (shoulder) and Kyle Knox (ankle) were both able to practice Friday, and are considered probable for Week 3 against the Vikings. Both are expected to play Sunday. 

Saints DST a Fantasy disaster Sunday against Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Saints DST turned out to be a terrible Fantasy play Sunday in Cleveland. They yielded 26 points and 318 yards, forced no turnovers and managed one sack. The New Orleans special teams scored no touchdowns.

They will try to do better next Sunday against the visiting Vikings.


Saints defense blasted by Falcons


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) As much as the Falcons defense was expected to struggle against the Saints in Week 1, the Saints defense struggled even more on the road against the Falcons, allowing 37 points on a whopping 568 yards.

The Saints recorded just one sack (Tyrunn Walker) and one turnover, a fumble recovered by Corey White. They looked like they had improved defensively last season, only twice allowing even 400 yards. They'll look to bounce back Week 2 at Cleveland.


Corey White has fine first game


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Saints defensive back Corey White, getting a chance to start right out of the gate, performed well statistically Week 1 at Atlanta. He had six tackles, all solo, and recovered a fumble in the first quarter.

Jairus Byrd makes impact in first game with Saints


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Defensive back Jairus Byrd, who is beginning his first year with the Saints after spending the last five with the Bills, made his presence known Week 1 at Atlanta, stripping the ball from wide receiver Julio Jones late in the first quarter. Teammate Corey White recovered the fumble. Byrd also had five tackles, all solo.

Curtis Lofton finishes strong after leaving early


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton, who left briefly Week 1 at Atlanta with a neck injury, still managed to lead the team with 10 tackles, including seven solo.

He's been one of the league's leading tacklers over the last few years, recording 125 last year and averaging 129.2 over the last five.


Saints mainstays don't do much in opener


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan and defensive back Kenny Vaccaro, normally two of the more productive players on their defense, didn't do much Week 1 at Atlanta. Jordan had one solo tackle and Vaccaro had four.

Jordan was one of the league leaders in sacks last year with 12 1/2. Vaccaro had 79 tackles in only 14 games.


Curtis Lofton returns to action


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton, who left midway through the second quarter with a neck injury, returned to the field in the third quarter.

Curtis Lofton leaves with neck injury


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton walked off the field midway through the second quarter Week 1 at Atlanta with a neck injury. His return is questionable. He had four tackles, including three solo, before returning.

Marcus Ball ruled out after week of inactvity


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Saints safety Marcus Ball has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Falcons on the official injury report, as a result of a hamstring injury.

Ball was unable to participate in practice throughout the week, as he has been limited to conditioning work so far. 


Saints sign Junior Galette to four-year extension


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) The Saints signed outside linebacker Junior Galette to a four-year contract extension Wednesday. The deal is worth $41.5 million, per The Times-Picayune.

"This feels like the best day of my life," Galette said.


Saints have tough first test


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/2/2014) Coming off a season in which they excelled against the pass, allowing the second-fewest yards per game (194.1) while recording the fourth-most sacks (49), the Saints will have a chance to validate that performance when they travel to Atlanta in Week 1 to take on the most pass-heavy offense in the NFL.

The Falcons threw the ball 68.7 percent of the time last year, according to TeamRankings.com, tops in the league. They ranked seventh in passing offense, averaging 265.2 yards per game. The Saints limited the Falcons to 271 yards through the air in their second meeting with them last year, but of course, star wide receiver Julio Jones was out for that game. The Falcons threw for 341 yards in the teams' first meeting.

With Jones back to full health, both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard expect the Saints DST to struggle in this one, ranking it 21st at the position. Even if the Saints are able to slow the Falcons' passing attack, they're vulnerable against the run, having allowed the fifth-most yards per carry last season.


Junior Galette agrees to contract extension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a multi-year contract extension, reports Yahoo Sports. Terms were not immediately available.

Galette, 26, had 12 sacks, 40 tackles and two fumble recoveries last year.


Jairus Byrd back at practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Saints safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice Tuesday after missing workouts Sunday and Monday, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Byrd had back surgery this summer and was unavailable for the first part of training camp.

Keenan Lewis, Khairi Fortt both suffer injuries in preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebacker Khairi Fortt both left Friday's preseason game against the Titans due to injury, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Lewis left the game in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury. He was seen limping back to the locker room for further evaluation. Fortt injured his leg on punt coverage in the second quarter.


Jairus Byrd back at Saints practice


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/29/2014) The Saints welcomed safety Jairus Byrd back at practice Tuesday, his first as a member of the team. Byrd had been on the PUP list recovering from offseason back surgery. 

Jairus Byrd on schedule, should be in camp on-time


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Saints safety Jairus Byrd is expected to be ready for the start of training camp this week, a source tells ESPN. Byrd is rehabbing from offseason back surgery and could be limited at first. There's even a chance the Saints take a cautious approach with him and give him plenty of time to recover before the start of the season.  

After signing a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints this offseason, Byrd missed all of his new team's OTAs and minicamps. The team thought it was best for Byrd's long-term health to get the "minor surgery" done and over with so it wouldn't impact him this season. 


Saints bring Parys Haralson back on one-year deal


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Parys Haralson Tuesday, the financial terms of which are not yet known.

Haralson appeared in all 16 games for the Saints after he was acquired in a preseason trade. He recorded 35 tackles -- 16 solo -- and 3.5 sacks in eight starts. He is an eight-year veteran.