New Orleans
Saints
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
13-3-0 Overall | 4-2 NFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense126.6260.931.5
Defense80.2288.922.1
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Fri  8/9
vs
Vikings
8:00pm
Week 3Sun  8/18
@
Chargers
CBS4:00pm
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Jets
7:30pm
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Dolphins
8:00pm
Regular season
Week 1Mon  9/9
vs
Texans
ESPN7:10pm
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Rams
FOX4:25pm
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Seahawks
CBS4:25pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Cowboys
NBC8:20pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Buccaneers
FOX1:00pm
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Jaguars
CBS1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

After two heart wrenching playoff losses the Saints are still well positioned to have the best record in the NFC, home field advantage in the playoffs and ultimately win the NFC. They have a 27 percent to 21 percent edge over the Rams to win the NFC.

2019 SEASON PROJECTION

They won more than their current neutral win simulation percentage warrants and the Saints could take a step back next season. The computer gives them a 12.9% chance of winning the Super Bowl making them a good value at 8/1, 11.1%. They are also a good bet to win the conference with a 26.4% chance at 4/1, 20%.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

Their 13 wins in 2018 exceeded expectations. It was +2.1 above what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went much better than expected. Their strength was in road games. They went 7-1 on the road and were expected to win 5. They won 6 at home and were expected to win 5.8. Anyone who backed the Saints in all of their games on the money line would have earned a +49 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the spread, they have delivered a +340 profit risking 110 to win 100 (10-6 ATS). The Saints have turned an ATS profit on the road but have lost at home. Below is a recap of all 16 regular games.

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, despite a relatively low yards per play rank. They are an above average scoring defense, despite a lower TD per play allowed rate.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
37 Allen, Javorius RB6-021808/27/19915USC
47 Anzalone, Alex MLB6-324109/22/19943Florida
25 Apple, Eli CB6-120308/09/19954Ohio State
72 Armstead, Terron T6-530407/23/19917Arkansas-Pine Bluff
85 Arnold, Dan TE6-622003/15/19953Wis.-Platteville
31 Banjo, Chris DB5-1020702/26/19906SMU
16 Barrett, J.T. QB6-222001/23/19951Ohio State
24 Bell, Vonn SS5-1120512/12/19944Ohio State
59 Biegel, Vince LB6-324607/02/19933Wisconsin
76 Bigelow, Kenny DE6-430703/31/19950West Virginia
9 Brees, Drew QB6-020901/15/197919Purdue
5 Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19926Louisville
90 Brown, Malcom DT6-232002/02/19945Texas
46 Burton, Michael RB6-024002/01/19925Rutgers
17 Butler, Emmanuel WR6-422008/27/19960Northern Arizona
29 Campbell, Chris DB6-119511/27/19951Penn State
80 Carr, Austin WR6-119512/25/19933Northwestern
64 Clapp, Will C6-531112/10/19952LSU
15 Cobbs, Simmie WR6-322008/25/19951Indiana
87 Cook, Jared TE6-525404/07/198711South Carolina
20 Crawley, Ken CB6-118002/08/19934Colorado
92 Davenport, Marcus DE6-626509/04/19962Texas-San Antonio
56 Davis, Demario OLB6-224801/11/19898Arkansas State
43 Dayes, Matt RB5-920509/03/19943NC State
62 Easton, Nick C6-330306/16/19925Harvard
97 Edwards, Mario DE6-328001/25/19945Florida State
55 Elliss, Kaden LB6-324007/10/19950Idaho
22 Gardner-Johnson, Chauncey DB5-1121012/20/19970Florida
19 Ginn, Ted WR5-1118004/12/198513Ohio State
48 Gray, J.T. DB6-020201/18/19962Mississippi State
83 Grayson, Cyril WR5-918312/05/19931LSU
73 Greenidge, Ethan T6-432709/10/19974No College
45 Griffin, Garrett TE6-424003/04/19941Air Force
99 Grissom, Geneo DE6-426506/04/19925Oklahoma
72 Groy, Ryan G6-532009/30/19906Wisconsin
58 Gustin, Porter LB6-526002/08/19970USC
33 Hampton, Saquan SAF6-120612/12/19950Rutgers
16 Hansen, Chad WR6-220201/18/19952California
34 Hardee, Justin DB6-120002/07/19943Illinois
11 Harris, Deonte WR5-617002/11/20300Assumption
91 Hendrickson, Trey DE6-427012/05/19943Florida Atlantic
61 Henry, Marcus C6-230302/11/19931Boise State
89 Hill, Josh TE6-525005/21/19907Idaho State
7 Hill, Taysom QB6-222108/23/19903BYU
96 Horton, Wes DE6-526512/17/19897USC
84 Humphrey, Lil'Jordan WR6-422504/18/19980Texas
65 John, Ulrick T6-531205/20/19926Georgia State
94 Jordan, Cameron DE6-428707/10/19899California
51 Jumper, Colton LB6-222911/26/19940Tennessee
41 Kamara, Alvin RB5-1021507/25/19953Tennessee
69 Kaufusi, Corbin DE6-82854No College
68 Kelly, Derrick T6-532008/23/19950Florida State
18 Kirkwood, Keith WR6-321012/26/19932Temple
53 Klein, A.J. OLB6-124007/30/19917Iowa State
23 Lattimore, Marshon CB6-019205/20/19963Ohio State
42 Line, Zach FB6-123304/26/19907SMU
3 Lutz, Wil K5-1118407/07/19944Georgia State
86 Mack, Alize TE6-524703/29/19970Notre Dame
78 McCoy, Erik C6-431408/27/19970Texas A&M
81 Meredith, Cameron WR6-320709/21/19925Illinois State
40 Moore, Nick LS6-325012/09/19920Georgia
6 Morstead, Thomas P6-423503/08/198611SMU
28 Murray, Latavius RB6-323001/18/19907UCF
71 Newhouse, Marshall G6-433009/29/198810TCU
70 Ola, Michael T6-531204/19/19886Hampton
93 Onyemata, David DT6-430011/13/19924Manitoba (Canada)
32 Ozigbo, Devine RB6-022510/02/19960Nebraska
75 Peat, Andrus G6-731611/04/19935Stanford
71 Ramczyk, Ryan T6-631404/22/19943Wisconsin
98 Rankins, Sheldon DT6-230504/02/19944Louisville
52 Robertson, Craig LB6-123402/11/19888North Texas
21 Robinson, Patrick DB5-1119109/07/198710Florida State
44 Sankey, Darnell LB6-024710/11/19942Sacramento State
35 Sherels, Marcus DB5-1017509/30/19879Minnesota
10 Smith, Tre'Quan WR6-221001/07/19962UCF
95 Stallworth, Taylor DT6-230508/18/19952South Carolina
13 Thomas, Michael WR6-321203/03/19934Ohio State
63 Tom, Cameron C6-430006/21/19953Southern Miss
74 Tuttle, Shy DT6-330010/20/19950Tennessee
67 Warford, Larry G6-331706/18/19917Kentucky
27 Washington, Dwayne RB6-122304/24/19944Washington
43 Williams, Marcus FS6-119509/08/19963Utah
26 Williams, P.J. CB6-019606/01/19935Florida State
96 Williams, Sylvester DT6-232811/21/19887North Carolina
6 Williams, Terrell DB6-421206/29/19961Houston
49 Wood, Zach LS6-325501/10/19933SMU
79 Wozniak, Nate T6-92800Minnesota