New Orleans Saints 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 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 Saints:
Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)
29. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)
30. Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
28. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
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New Orleans Saints 53-Man Roster Projections
NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.
With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the New Orleans Saints from various local beat writers.
2020 NFL Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the New Orleans Saints rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:
- Average ranking: 3.4 (3rd)
- Best ranking: 3rd (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 4th (Multiple)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Saints in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 3
CBS Sports -- Rank: 3
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New Orleans Saints: 2020 NFL ScheduleBelow you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Saints in 2020.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET) / Tickets|
|Week 1||Sun., Sept. 13||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 2||Sun., Sept. 20||at Las Vegas Raiders||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 3||Sun., Sept. 27||vs. Green Bay Packers||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 4||Sun., Oct. 4||at Detroit Lions||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 5||Sun., Oct. 11||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 7||Sun., Oct. 25||vs. Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 8||Sun., Nov. 1||at Chicago Bears||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 9||Sun., Nov. 8||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 10||Sun., Nov. 15||vs. San Francisco 49ers||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 11||Sun., Nov. 22||vs. Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 12||Sun., Nov. 29||at Denver Broncos||4:05 PM / Tickets|
|Week 13||Sun., Dec. 6||at Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 14||Sun., Dec. 13||at Philadelphia Eagles||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 15||Sun., Dec. 20||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 16||Sun., Dec. 27||vs. Minnesota Vikings||4:30 PM / Tickets|
|Week 17||Sun., Jan. 3||at Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
The New Orleans Saints have the 24th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).
New Orleans Saints - 2020 Draft ResultsThe table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the New Orleans Saints.
|7||240||Tommy Stevens||QB||Mississippi State|
More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - New Orleans Saints Draft History
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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.
Below is where the New Orleans Saints rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:
|Pos.||Avg. (Rank)||Playoffs (Rank)||Full SOS grids|
|QB||15.74 (20)||46.38 (28)||2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule|
|RB||16.87 (26)||54.82 (17)||2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule|
|WR||21.23 (4)||67.78 (11)||2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule|
|TE||6.74 (24)||18.79 (29)||2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule|
|Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.|
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.
MORE: Weekly breakdown of New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule
New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Projections
Here are our projections for the New Orleans Saints running backs for the 2020 NFL season:
|Injury forced him to miss a couple of games in the middle of the season and limited his effectiveness down the stretch, but Kamara still finished as fantasy's RB9 on a per-game basis in 2019. One of the league's most talented receivers out of the backfield, Kamara has exactly 81 catches in each of his three seasons, but he averaged a career-high 5.8 receptions per game last year. Kamara, who scored a touchdown per every 15.35 touches in his first two NFL seasons, could be the benefactor of some positive touchdown regression as that number plummeted to one score per every 42 touches in 2019.|
|Over a two-game span that Kamara sat out, Murray performed as fantasy's RB1. In those two games, Murray accounted for 307 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns on 62 touches. If Kamara were to miss any time in 2020, Murray would become a must-start play.|
MORE: See our full New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Projections
New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football ADPs
When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.
As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).
Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.
The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas in 12-team standard-scoring formats.
More Fantasy Football ADP charts for New Orleans Saints players:
- Drew Brees Fantasy Football ADP
- Alvin Kamara Fantasy Football ADP
- Latavius Murray Fantasy Football ADP
- Michael Thomas Fantasy Football ADP
- Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy Football ADP
- Jared Cook Fantasy Football ADP
- More Players
New Orleans Saints Stats
The franchise statistical leaders for the New Orleans Saints are listed in the table below:
|Passing Yardage||Drew Brees - 65,068|
|Rushing Yardage||Deuce McAllister - 6,096|
|Receiving Yardage||Marques Colston - 9,759|
|Sacks||Rickey Jackson - 115|
|Interceptions||Dave Waymer - 37|
|Coaching Wins||Sean Payton - 131|
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