Tuesday, August 29, 2023

New Orleans Saints 2023 Fantasy Football Projections

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Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the New Orleans Saints.

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Derek Carr512.3331.53688.623.0511.2732.1104.30.71231.89
Jameis Winston33.420.5247.

Derek Carr: Carr was fantasy's QB15 through Week 16 before being benched in Week 17 by Josh McDaniels last year. Now in New Orleans, Carr improves the outlook for the team's pass catchers (as an upgrade over Andy Dalton), but he remains little more than a solid QB2 in fantasy football. Since 2014, he has finished in the QB13-QB20 range every year except 2016 (QB10).


Alvin Kamara151.36433.6347.6392.22.5164.1
Jamaal Williams149610.94.5423.21711.1123.63
Kendre Miller64.2279.31.4816120.70.761.08
Adam Prentice38.30.082.518.10.14.97

Alvin Kamara: Eligible to play in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kamara will serve a lighter-than-expected three-game suspension to start the season. Kamara's production has dipped over the past two seasons — averaged only 3.9 YPC, rushed for half as many touchdowns (six) as "tight end" Taysom Hill (12) with a total of only 104 receptions after finishing with 80-plus in each of his first four seasons. Even so, he has finished as the RB16 (2022) and RB8 (2021) on a PPG basis (half-PPR).

Jamaal Williams: Coming off a career season, Williams carried the ball 262 times for 1,066 yards and a league-high 17 touchdowns. As long as both Kamara and Williams are active (after Kamara's three-game suspension), he'll be a complementary option to Kamara, but Williams could get the larger share of valuable goal-line opportunities.


Chris Olave80.81126.36.7000193.23
Michael Thomas59.4659.74.2000120.87
Rashid Shaheed36.6462.62.85.347.70.488.53
Tre'quan Smith141731.100030.9
A.T. Perry2.938.20.20006.47
Keith Kirkwood2.230.20.20005.32
Kirk Merritt1.114.10.10002.56

Chris Olave: Olave finished his outstanding rookie season with 72 receptions for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. While he missed two games last season, he never finished with fewer than three receptions or 40 yards in the 15 games he played. The second-year receiver should benefit from the upgrade at quarterback and could take a big step forward in 2023.

Michael Thomas: From 2016 to 2019, Thomas posted better numbers in each successive season — 92/1,137/9, 104/1,245/5, 125/1,405/9 and 149/1,725/9, respectively. Since then, however, he has appeared in only 10 games over three seasons and totaled 56 catches for 609 yards and three touchdowns during that span. Few receivers have a wider range of potential outcomes than Thomas, who is entering his age-30 season.


Juwan Johnson42.9482.73.200088.92
Taysom Hill9.3100.60.749.3271.22.4764.138
Foster Moreau18.9217.21.400039.57
Jimmy Graham1.816.10.20003.71

Juwan Johnson: Johnson had a career season with 42 catches for 508 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022. Depending on how much the Saints get from Michael Thomas, it may be difficult to repeat those numbers this season. Then again, Johnson and Carr have quickly established chemistry and he should be drafted as a high-upside TE2.

Taysom Hill: Hill will throw a few passes and catch a few, but most of his fantasy production will come from his rushing production. Over the past three seasons, he has a total of 253 carries for 1,406 yards (5.6 Y/A) and 20 touchdowns.

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