New Orleans
Saints
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7-2-0 Overall | 1-1 NFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense107.3276.222.7
Defense90.8244.420.2
    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
    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
    29 Bademosi, Johnson DB6-021907/23/19908Stanford
    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
    80 Carr, Austin WR6-119512/25/19933Northwestern
    64 Clapp, Will C6-531112/10/19952LSU
    87 Cook, Jared TE6-525404/07/198711South Carolina
    92 Davenport, Marcus DE6-626509/04/19962Texas-San Antonio
    56 Davis, Demario OLB6-224801/11/19898Arkansas State
    62 Easton, Nick C6-330306/16/19925Harvard
    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
    33 Hampton, Saquan DB6-120612/12/19950Rutgers
    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
    83 Hogan, Krishawn WR6-321705/12/19952Marian (Ind.)
    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)
    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
    10 Smith, Tre'Quan WR6-221001/07/19962UCF
    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