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 OLB6-323908/14/19908Oregon
47 Anzalone, Alex MLB6-324109/22/19944Florida
72 Armstead, Terron T6-530407/23/19918Arkansas-Pine Bluff
90 Brown, Malcom DT6-232002/02/19946Texas
--- Burton, Michael RB6-024002/01/19926Rutgers
17 Butler, Emmanuel WR6-422008/27/19961Northern Arizona
64 Clapp, Will C6-531112/10/19953LSU
87 Cook, Jared TE6-525404/07/198712South Carolina
--- Dalton, Jalen DT6-630008/04/19971North Carolina
92 Davenport, Marcus DE6-626509/04/19963Texas-San Antonio
56 Davis, Demario OLB6-224801/11/19899Arkansas State
--- Dowell, Andrew LB6-122511/16/19961Michigan State
62 Easton, Nick G6-330306/16/19926Harvard
97 Edwards, Mario DE6-328001/25/19946Florida State
55 Elliss, Kaden LB6-223807/10/19952Idaho
22 Gardner-Johnson, Chauncey SAF5-1121012/20/19972Florida
19 Ginn, Ted WR5-1118004/12/198514Ohio State
57 Granderson, Carl DE6-526112/18/19962Wyoming
48 Gray, J.T. DB6-020201/18/19963Mississippi State
73 Greenidge, Ethan T6-433509/10/19972Villanova
45 Griffin, Garrett TE6-424003/04/19942Air Force
33 Hampton, Saquan SAF6-120612/12/19952Rutgers
54 Hansen, Chase LB6-322205/20/19931Utah
--- Hardee, Justin 6-120002/07/19944Illinois
11 Harris, Deonte WR5-617012/04/19972Assumption
--- Harris, Maurice WR6-320011/11/19923California
91 Hendrickson, Trey DE6-427012/05/19944Florida Atlantic
89 Hill, Josh TE6-525005/21/19908Idaho State
83 Hogan, Krishawn WR6-321705/12/19953Marian (Ind.)
84 Humphrey, Lil'Jordan WR6-422504/19/19982Texas
20 Jenkins, Janoris CB5-1019010/29/19889North Alabama
--- Jenkins, Malcolm SS6-020412/20/198712Ohio State
--- Johnson, Chris DB6-320011/12/19951North Alabama
94 Jordan, Cameron DE6-428707/10/198910California
51 Jumper, Colton LB6-222911/26/19942Tennessee
41 Kamara, Alvin RB5-1021507/25/19954Tennessee
68 Kelly, Derrick T6-532008/23/19951Florida State
18 Kirkwood, Keith WR6-321012/26/19943Temple
23 Lattimore, Marshon CB6-019205/20/19964Ohio State
--- Loewen, Mitchell DE6-527502/14/19933Arkansas
3 Lutz, Wil K5-1118407/07/19945Georgia State
78 McCoy, Erik OL6-430308/27/19972Texas A&M
--- Mizzell, Taquan RB5-1018510/21/19933Virginia
6 Morstead, Thomas P6-423503/08/198612SMU
28 Murray, Latavius RB6-323001/18/19908UCF
--- Nichols, Deatrick CB5-1018906/08/19942South Florida
30 Ortiz, Ricky FB6-023604/15/19942Oregon State
75 Peat, Andrus G6-731611/04/19936Stanford
71 Ramczyk, Ryan T6-631404/22/19944Wisconsin
98 Rankins, Sheldon DT6-230504/02/19945Louisville
52 Robertson, Craig LB6-123402/11/19889North Texas
21 Robinson, Patrick DB5-1119109/07/198711Florida State
10 Smith, Tre'Quan WR6-221001/07/19963UCF
57 Spence, Noah DE6-225101/08/19945Eastern Kentucky
95 Stallworth, Taylor DT6-230508/18/19952South Carolina
13 Thomas, Michael WR6-321203/03/19935Ohio State
99 Tuttle, Shy DT6-330010/20/19952Tennessee
86 Vander Laan, Jason TE6-324509/22/19923Ferris State
67 Warford, Larry G6-331706/18/19918Kentucky
--- White, Tim WR5-1018507/15/19942Arizona State
--- Wick, Cole TE6-625711/30/19933Incarnate Word (Tex.)
43 Williams, Marcus FS6-119509/08/19964Utah
49 Wood, Zach LS6-325501/10/19934SMU