Fantasy Football Week 13 Preview: Saints at Falcons

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012 7:07 PM

Colston This week's Thursday Night's game features the New Orleans Saints visiting the very inhospitable confines of the Atlanta Falcons. 

The Falcons are 5-0 at home this season. The Saints have won one of their four Thursday night games away from the Superdome. 

What does this mean for fantasy teams? 


You don't care about wins and losses right now, unless it reflects on your fantasy team.

What you do care about is how many points your fantasy players are going to give you.

Let's be serious. This game has all the makings for a blowout. This means fantasy gold for you. 

Now is no time to be cute. Stay with the one who brought ya!


Drew Brees vs. Matt Ryan

If you have both Brees and Ryan you are in a ridiculous league! 

Play Brees. Play Ryan.

Wide Receivers

Juilo Jones/Roddy White and Lance Moore, et al

Herein lies the problem with Saints' wide receivers. Anyone at any time is a viable option. The most dependable?

Marques Colston and Lance Moore you are going to play without too much fear. Last game against the San Francisco 49ers, Colston had 36 yards on four receptions. More importantly he also added one touchdown.

Moore against the 49ers had three receptions for 61 yards. He did not see the end zone. 

Colston is underrated. He is reliable and steady. Moore is seemingly Brees favorite target other than Jimmy Graham. 

Play Colston. Play Moore.

Jones and White are an incredible tandem. If you have either you are probably in your fantasy playoffs. You can't possible sit either. 

Play Jones. Play White.

Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham vs. Tony Gonzalez

Are you kidding me! This is the two best tight ends in the game. 

Graham had a slow week against the 49ers! It is irrelevant! You are never ever going to sit either.

Play Graham. Play Gonzalez.

Running Backs

Michael Turner/Jacquizz Rodgers v s.Darren Sproles/Chris Ivory/Mark Ingram

Last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rodgers saw the end zone. He ran for 49 yards and added two catches for 30 yards. Rodgers showed he is an able outside runner. 

The Saints' defense is still last. However, against the 49ers they showed a glimmer or respectability.  They held Frank Gore to 83 yards on 19 carries. Gore and Turner are similar runners. 

Play Rodgers in flex option.

I have no trust in Ivory or Ingram. Sproles back from his hand injury and gained 65 yards on seven catches. Sproles provides a dual option. He will rush and he will catch the short passes out of the backfield. 

The game will be a shootout. This means Brees will be airing the ball out. 

Play Sproles if healthy. 


It will be a high-scoring game. Neither defense is a good option.


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