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Saints Fantasy Football Starts and Sits

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We back to business Who Dat Nation! I hope you all had a great bye week and are ready to roast some more bird. The Saints are traveling to Baltimore to take on one of the best ranked defenses in the league. This matchup won’t be easy but if Drew Brees is ready to say he’s beaten all 32 teams, he’s gotta make some magic happen. That magic is going to come in the form of one player that won’t be expected to shake up the game this Sunday and I’m ready to tell you all about him.

As a reminder before we get to business, all of my work will be based on PPR leagues, and obvious starters like Alvin Kamara will not be written about. Each week, I will evaluate both teams and list my picks from the matchups.

Start Em

Tre’Quan Smith:

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Yes, we’re back to Tre’Quan Smith. After the performance Smith put up against the Redskins I think it’s safe to say Tre’Quan show has begun. This Ravens defense is giving up roughly 16 points on average to Wide Receivers and their main focus should be on guarding Michael Thomas . With Smith taking the deep ball role on this team where Brandin Cooks left off. I made the prediction that he would break out in the Falcons game but it didn’t fall through. After him having his first TD ball enshrined in the HOF, Smith will be itching for more work. He is a sneaky start and could help you get that Dub.

Willie Snead IV (WR):

Remember the Need For Snead? He still exists but has a way uglier jersey. The Saints defense is truly coming around but they are still the most friendliest to Receivers. Let’s look at this as a revenge game and assume that Snead will get in the end zone at least once. His other team mates know he wants to shine so it’s an obvious choice to put him in your flex this week.

Sit Em:

Mark Ingram:

I have a feeling this is going to be all Kamara. Now that Ingram is back in action it’s going to be tough to call. The Ravens only allow around 8 points on average to Running backs but AK is no normal running back. Not saying Ingram isn’t good but his run style can be a bit more traditional at times. It’s a big gamble for most but I’m not throwing him in any lineups this week. Love Mark but not against the birds that seriously will destroy you.

John Brown (WR):

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Just don’t. I really don’t know what else to say here. Brown had an exciting and mildly promising start to this year and most thought he would become the favorite but the Saints D is woke af now and this is the start of a new team. All the puzzle pieces are here and we’re about to dominate this game. Snead is going to get a lot of targets. Michael Crabtree and Javorius Allen are gonna get theirs but not Brown. Don’t be that guy that wishes he would have listened to Chase.

It’s always good to be back to football when you’re rocking Black and Gold! I hope everyone has a great Sunday and as always...WHO DAT!!!!!