Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 13 roundup for the New Orleans Saints in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 21
NFL.com -- Rank: 17
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KEVIN HANSON (@EDSFootball)
Updated: Thursday, September 7th
Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, I've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totalled them up.
With that said, here are our early NFC South projections for each team including their win total.
1. New Orleans Saints - Projected Wins: 8.93
Compared to Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season, all four NFC South teams have a new starter as they enter Week 1 of the 2023 season. Derek Carr is an upgrade over Andy Dalton, and Chris Olave is one of the best young receivers in the NFL. It's unclear what the team will get from Michael Thomas, who was once the most productive receiver in the NFL but has appeared in only 10 games over the past three seasons combined. Alvin Kamara is suspended for the first three games of the season, but the team will have a talented trio of backs with Kamara, Jamaal Williams, who led the NFL in rushing touchdowns last year, and rookie Kendre Miller.
The Saints have ranked top 10 in DVOA in five consecutive seasons. The 2023 version of this defense will look different up front. While Cameron Jordan is still there, the team lost four linemen that played significant snaps. The strength of the defense is its secondary with Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye at safety and Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo and Bradley Roby at cornerback.
Continue reading our 2023 NFL Predictions: NFC South
Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.
Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the New Orleans Saints.
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).
MORE: Continue reading our 2023 Fantasy Football Projections: New Orleans Saints
Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the New Orleans Saints in 2023.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET) / Tickets|
|Week 1||Sun., Sep. 10||vs. Tennessee Titans||W 16-15|
|Week 2||Mon., Sep. 18||at Carolina Panthers||W 20-17|
|Week 3||Sun., Sep. 24||at Green Bay Packers||L 17-18|
|Week 4||Sun., Oct. 1||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 9-26|
|Week 5||Sun., Oct. 8||at New England Patriots||W 34-0|
|Week 6||Sun., Oct. 15||at Houston Texans||L 13-20|
|Week 7||Thu., Oct. 19||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||L 24-31|
|Week 8||Sun., Oct. 29||at Indianapolis Colts||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 9||Sun., Nov. 5||vs. Chicago Bears||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 10||Sun., Nov. 12||at Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 12||Sun., Nov. 26||at Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 13||Sun., Dec. 3||vs. Detroit Lions||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 14||Sun., Dec. 10||vs. Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 15||Sun., Dec. 17||vs. New York Giants||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 16||Thu., Dec. 21||at Los Angeles Rams||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 17||Sun., Dec. 31||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 18||Sun., Jan. 7||vs. Atlanta Falcons||TBD / Tickets|
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)
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Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our New Orleans Saints Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New Orleans Saints from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the New Orleans Saints:
18. Christian Mahogany, IOL, Boston College
ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)
19. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
MORE: Continue reading our 2024 New Orleans Saints Mock Draft Roundup
The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the New Orleans Saints.
|2||40||Isaiah Foskey||EDGE||Notre Dame|
|4||103||Nick Saldiveri||G||Old Dominion|
|4||127||Jake Haener||QB||Fresno State|
|6||195||A.T. Perry||WR||Wake Forest|
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