New Orleans
Saints
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
13-3-0 Overall | 5-1 NFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense108.6276.928.6
Defense91.3262.621.3
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Fri  8/9
vs
Vikings
L25-34
Week 3Sun  8/18
@
Chargers
W19-17
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Jets
W28-13
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Dolphins
L13-16
Regular season
Week 1Mon  9/9
vs
Texans
W30-28
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Rams
L9-27
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Seahawks
W33-27
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Cowboys
W12-10
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Buccaneers
W31-24
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Jaguars
W13-6
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 12/1, 7.7% odds to win the Super Bowl. They win the Super Bowl in 13.5% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the NFC at 5/1, 16.7%. Their sim chance is 26.2%. The Saints are averaging 10.7 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 10.5 wins. At -330 the Saints are a good value to make the playoffs with a 86.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 5/7, 58.3%. They win the division in 74.3% of simulations. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

With a 13-3 record they managed to beat the high expectations that oddsmakers had of them (expected win percentage = 68%). They were very good against the spread going 10-6 for (+340 profit). More of their games came in under (9) than went over (7). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Houston Texans. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

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:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Alvin Kamara who is projected to be the #3 RB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
54 Alonso, Kiko OLB6-323908/14/19907Oregon
58 Anthony, Stephone LB6-324507/28/19925Clemson
72 Armstead, Terron T6-530407/23/19917Arkansas-Pine Bluff
24 Bell, Vonn SS5-1120512/12/19944Ohio State
9 Brees, Drew QB6-020901/15/197919Purdue
5 Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19926Louisville
90 Brown, Malcom DT6-232002/02/19945Texas
64 Clapp, Will C6-531112/10/19952LSU
87 Cook, Jared TE6-525404/07/198711South Carolina
56 Davis, Demario OLB6-224801/11/19898Arkansas State
62 Easton, Nick G6-330306/16/19925Harvard
97 Edwards, Mario DE6-328001/25/19945Florida State
22 Gardner-Johnson, Chauncey DB5-1121012/20/19970Florida
19 Ginn, Ted WR5-1118004/12/198513Ohio State
57 Granderson, Carl DE6-526112/18/19960Wyoming
48 Gray, J.T. DB6-020201/18/19962Mississippi State
73 Greenidge, Ethan T6-433509/10/19970Villanova
34 Hardee, Justin DB6-120002/07/19943Illinois
11 Harris, Deonte WR5-617012/04/19970Assumption
91 Hendrickson, Trey DE6-427012/05/19943Florida Atlantic
89 Hill, Josh TE6-525005/21/19907Idaho State
7 Hill, Taysom QB6-222108/23/19903BYU
84 Humphrey, Lil'Jordan WR6-422504/19/19980Texas
20 Jenkins, Janoris CB5-1019010/29/19888North Alabama
94 Jordan, Cameron DE6-428707/10/19899California
41 Kamara, Alvin RB5-1021507/25/19953Tennessee
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
78 McCoy, Erik C6-430308/27/19970Texas A&M
6 Morstead, Thomas P6-423503/08/198611SMU
28 Murray, Latavius RB6-323001/18/19907UCF
60 Omameh, Patrick G6-432712/29/19897Michigan
93 Onyemata, David DT6-430011/13/19924Manitoba (Canada)
30 Ortiz, Ricky RB6-023604/15/19942Oregon State
75 Peat, Andrus G6-731611/04/19935Stanford
71 Ramczyk, Ryan T6-631404/22/19943Wisconsin
52 Robertson, Craig LB6-123402/11/19888North Texas
21 Robinson, Patrick DB5-1119109/07/198710Florida State
10 Smith, Tre'Quan WR6-221001/07/19962UCF
57 Spence, Noah DE6-225101/08/19944Eastern Kentucky
95 Stallworth, Taylor DT6-230508/18/19952South Carolina
36 Swearinger, D.J. FS5-1020509/01/19917South Carolina
51 Te'o, Manti MLB6-124101/26/19917Notre Dame
13 Thomas, Michael WR6-321203/03/19934Ohio State
99 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
49 Wood, Zach LS6-325501/10/19933SMU