Stock Report: What Is The Fallout From Willie Snead’s Suspension?

The News:
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead has been suspended 3 games due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy


The Fallout:
Obviously with Brandin Cooks now in New England, the already thinned out receiving corps takes a hit.  It’s not like they are void of weapons, with Michael Thomas taking center stage and players like Ted Ginn, Brandon Coleman and Coby Fleener holding a little bit more upside in the short-term (though it doesn’t make them dependable options).

More likely is the Saints going with a more focused running based attack (something that was always possible).  With Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara forming a three-headed monster, the team could simply try to control the football and give all three significant opportunities.

The early schedule isn’t easy, with Minnesota, New England and Carolina, but that makes it even more likely they try to control the flow of the game (even though it may not be easy).  The news hurts, but it more changes the potential game plan as opposed to destroying all value in New Orleans.


Fantasy Stock Report:


  • All three running backs (Ingram should be a locked in RB2, Peterson/Kamara potential FLEX options)
  • Coby Fleener (could be low-end TE1 while Snead is out)
  • Brandon Coleman (could be sneaky deep, deep league sleeper)


  • Drew Brees (still a QB1 for these three games, but likely more in the #6-10 range as opposed to a Top 5 option)
  • Michael Thomas (without Snead, defenses will focus on not letting Thomas beat them)

Make sure to check out all of our 2017 Preseason Rankings:

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  1. trevor says:

    which would be the best poosible matchup defense wise:bills vs. jets, steelers at cleveland or rams vs. colts.

  2. Haggy says:

    I drafted Aslon Jeffery and wound if you think that was a mistake. He seemed high on your list but now reading it also seems he gets hurt a lot. What’s your take. May trade him.

    • Rocky says:

      You had to do some reading to learn that Alshon has a lengthy injury history? This is proof that people are playing fantasy football now who have never watched football and have no clue who any of the players are.

      • Rocky says:

        I should add that your question largely depends on where you drafted him as to whether it was a mistake. Drafting him in the 3rd was probably a mistake; drafting him in the 5th or later was probably not.

      • Haggy says:

        Won 2 years in a row. Was trust issue on him being playing on any given week. Probably not as smart as you tho. Thanks for the good answer Prof.

    • There’s an injury risk, but there are risks in a lot of people. Depending on where you selected him he’s well worth the selection (I have him as my WR3 in one league, and am quite happy about it)

      • Haggy says:

        4th round. Probably should of took Hopkins. Only pick that bother me Rocky. Didn’t have to read long to find out trust issue tho.

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