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2020 Fantasy Football Projections: New Orleans Saints

Updated: August 24, 2020


In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the New Orleans Saints.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Drew Brees546.1405.54341.529.766.0118.69.30.74286.05
Leading the NFL in completion percentage in each of the past three seasons, Brees posted a career-high 7.1 TD% in 2019 and he has posted a 59-to-nine TD-INT ratio over the past two seasons combined. The team's offseason moves will help Brees, the NFL's all-time leading passer, continue his high level of play into his age-41 season. Not only did the Saints use their first-round pick on the top interior offensive lineman in the draft, but they added Emmanuel Sanders as an upgrade opposite Michael Thomas.
Taysom Hill8.84.4660.350.3535.1193.11.7674.04
More gadget player than quarterback in terms of usage, Jameis Winston would likely step in as the starter if Brees were to miss time this season. That said, the versatile Hill has TE eligibility in ESPN leagues this year. If he were TE-eligible in 2019, he would have finished just outside the top 20 tight ends.
Jameis Winston32.320247.11.621.137.226.60.1117.42


RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Alvin Kamara196911.48.3374.5614.63.35222.68
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.
Latavius Murray123.8513.84.0222.8157.30.6895.31
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.
Ty Montgomery23.7101.90.718.762.60.2622.27
Dwayne Washington3.111.20.032.113.20.022.74
Michael Burton0003.119.40.062.3

MORE: New Orleans Saints 53-man roster projection

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Michael Thomas123.21404.58.93000194.03
Thomas has outdone himself every season of his young career -- 92/1,137/9 (2016), 104/1,245/5 (2017), 125/1,405/9 (2018) and 149/1,725/9 (2019). While keeping that streak alive will be challenging, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year makes for an easy choice as fantasy's WR1 heading into 2020.
Emmanuel Sanders59.2751.85.0316.50.01106.07
Traded midseason from the Broncos to 49ers, Sanders played 17 regular-season games and finished with a 66/869/5 line as he averaged more than 50 yards per game with both teams. Joining the Saints on a two-year free-agent deal, Sanders slots in as the team's No. 2 receiver and approaching another 800-yard season would be a reasonable expectation for the 33-year-old receiver even if he's the clear No. 2 behind Thomas.
Tre'quan Smith26348.42.600050.44
Deonte Harris13.4123.30.544.125.40.0418.35
Lil'Jordan Humphrey2.828.60.110003.52


TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Jared Cook48.4636.54.8400092.69
In his first season in New Orleans, Cook averaged a career-best 16.4 yards per reception and scored a career-high nine touchdowns on just 43 receptions. The addition of Emmanuel Sanders in free agency bumps Cook down a notch on the targets pecking order and it's unlikely that he maintains his unreal efficiency levels from 2019, but he's a viable TE1 heading into 2020.
Adam Trautman16.5178.21.400026.22
Josh Hill1095100015.5

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