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CSC’s Fantasy Start/Sit: Packers vs. Saints

Saints offense looks for return to form on SNF

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The New Orleans Saints bust in Las Vegas on Monday, and will certainly look for a better performance against the Green Bay Packers once again in prime time. The good news for Saints fans is that they have started 1-1 or worse each of the last three seasons, and have still managed to win the division each year. So how will the Saints offense produce fantasy wise as they look to keep the winning trend going?

Start: Alvin Kamara

This should go without saying at this point, but do not let the rest of the offensive struggles for New Orleans scare you away from Kamara as well. The Packer run defense is quite weak, as they have given up the 7th most points to RBs so far in this young fantasy season. With injuries to Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley in week 2, Kamara should now be considered a top 2 option at running back.

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Sit: All Tight Ends

Darren Waller torched the Saints secondary last week, scoring 22 ppr fantasy points on Monday night. Packer TE Robert Tonyan managed to find the endzone in week 2, but do not even consider starting him despite the Saints trouble guarding the position last week as he is just too unproven. Jared Cook has gotten off to a decent start in 2020, scoring at least 8 points in each game, but the Packers have defended TEs fairly well this season, being the 8th best unit against the position this year as far as fantasy scoring goes. Unless you have no better options, I would not expect much more than an average performance from a TE in this game.

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Start: Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers is surprisingly only being started in 51% of leagues this year, despite being the 7th highest scoring QB through two games, ahead of both Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Rodgers has had a good track record against New Orleans in the past, throwing for a combined 1049 yards and 8 TDs in his last three starts against the Saints. Look for his strong start to 2020 to continue on SNF, even if star WR Devante Adams is unable to go.

Sit: Emmanuel Sanders

Sanders has not looked at all like the WR the Saints expected to get this year. He only has 4 receptions for 33 yards on the season so far and has failed to get in a rhythm in the offense yet. If Michael Thomas is unable to play this week, that means Sanders would primarily be covered by Jaire Alexander, who is one of the better CBs in the NFL. Keep Sanders well out of your lineup this week.

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