Saints Fantasy Football Analysis

After 9 weeks the New Orleans Saints have had enough ups and downs to last a full season. In terms of fantasy football, however, the Saints offensive stars have put up good numbers for most of the year. Deuce McAlister, Joe Horn, and Aaron Brooks remain among the fantasy leaders. Today takes a look at the fantasy impact of the Saints top offensive players.

Deuce McAlister McAlister has 6 straight 100 yard games, he also went for 95 and 99 in the first two games of the season. He ranks 4th in the NFL in rushing yards with 871 though he has only scored 4 TD's. It appears the Saints offensive coaches have figured out that featuring Deuce in their game plans pays off as he has been consistently getting the ball more and more over the course of the season.

Aaron Brooks Brooks ranks 9th in passing yard in the NFL with 1837 he is also tied for 4th in TD passes with 13. Brooks continues to be a streaky QB but the talent around him at RB and WR coupled with his own athletic abilities make him capable of putting up huge numbers in any given week.

Joe Horn Joe Horn continues to be one of the games most consistent WR's. Tied for 4th in TD's Horn is also ranked 5th in receptions. His yardage has suffered some this year as he only has 576 yards but as long as he's getting the ball Horn will continue to make big plays.

John Carney Carney currently ranks 13th among PK's in total points. His consistency, however, has been quite good. He is yet to miss on point after conversions and is 13 for 16 on field goal opportunities, including 6 for 7 from beyond 40 yards. Now that the Saints offense is starting to become more consistent look for Carney to get some more opportunities to score points.

Donte' Stallworth In what was supposed to be his breakout year Stallworth has made only 1 start all season long. He has 16 receptions for 289 yard and 2 TD's. While his TD's have been spectacular he has yet to display any type of consistency in terms of catching the ball. He has almost as many drops as he does receptions and until he can remain healthy he will only be a #3 or 4 WR in fantasy football.

Ernie Conwell Conwell, like his teammate Stallworth, has been plagued by drops all season long. This is somewhat puzzling for a guy known for his consistency throughout his career. Even with the drops Conwell has 20 receptions for 210 yards and 2 TD/s. Those are not bad numbers for this point in the season. I would expect Conwell to get over whatever problems he was having caching the ball early in the season and to at least double his output over the next 7 games.

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