Free Agency Preview: Cook to New Orleans a Real Possibility

Will the Saints make substantial moves in free agency and how will this impact the fantasy landscape? Dave Caban reviews New Orlean’s 2018 season, outlines players the team will lose to free agency and considers free agent targets. Free agency and salary data included in this article was sourced from Spotrac


As expected, the Saints were one of the NFL’s best teams in 2018, winning 13 games, and nearly making it to the Super Bowl. The team scored 504 points while allowing 353 for a net positive of 151 points. New Orleans rushed 471 times and passed 519 while scoring 59 touchdowns. Drew Brees failed to pass for more than 4,000 yards for the first time since 2005. This is unsurprising as Brees threw 124 passes less than his 10-year average. Still, his 32 passing touchdowns was a major improvement over the 23 he threw in 2017.1 Brees had one of the most efficient seasons of his career, recording an AYA of 9.0, passer rating of 116, and threw for a score every 14 attempts.2
  1. He has averaged 35 passing touchdowns per season since 2008.  (back)
  2. His AYA and passer rating are career bests.  (back)

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By Dave Caban | @DaveCabanFF | Archive