Well, that one was rough especially given who the opponent was. We all thought it was another classic Falcons collapse, as the Saints came back from a 24-6 deficit to take a 25-24 lead late in the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, perhaps the most improved player in the NFL this year Cordarrelle Patterson tight-roped the sideline to set the Falcons up with a game winning field goal. The Saints now fall to 5-3 and have a tough road game at Tennessee coming up, but the longer Trevor Siemian has to get integrated into the offense the better it should look, and hopefully some help will be on the way.
STUD: Alvin Kamara
Kamara turned in another top-level performance on Sunday, despite the Saints initial struggles on offense. AK had 50+ yards rushing and receiving, and also scored a touchdown. Without Michael Thomas in the lineup, Kamara is the only sure thing fantasy wise in the Saints offense. This was Kamara’s third 50-50 game this season, and anyone who took him in the top 3 in their fantasy draft is getting a huge return on their investment up to this point.
dud: Saints D/ST
The Falcons by reputation are usually one of the best offenses in the league, but this season they are ranked 26th against fantasy D/STs. They also entered this game missing WR1 Calvin Ridley, but the Falcons still managed to move the ball efficiently against the Saints defense on Sunday. The Saints did not get a takeaway and only sacked Matt Ryan twice, scoring just 1 fantasy point for the game. This was their lowest score since Week 4 against the Giants, a game in which they scored -3 points. Hopefully this is an exception and not the norm, as the Saints will need their defense to play like a top 5 unit if they hope to make the playoffs this season.
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