Aug 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) runs off the field after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games!  Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.

 

Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) carries the ball past Tennessee Titans free safety George Wilson (21) on his way to scoring a touchdown in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts

  1. Drew Brees had a stellar performance on Saturday night, and is showing why he could very well be the top quarterback for this upcoming season.  Brees went 9 of 15 for 128 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.
  2. Pierre Thomas saw five targets out of the backfield,  grabbing four of them for 66 yards.  He will take on the role of Darren Sproles in this offense, and could have a huge year in PPR formats.  He will see enough touches to be fantasy relevant even in non-PPR formats.
  3. Mark Ingram continues to impress this preseason.  Ingram finished with eight carries for 46 yards.  He looks to be a viable option if he can stay consistent in the regular season. Maybe the contract year did wake him up.
  4. Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, and Trent Richardson all had bad performances.  All three failed to do much of anything with Richardson looking the worst of the three.  Richardson averaged just 2.8 yards per carry ending with 17 yards on six carries.  The Colts offense has a lot of growing to do in the next two weeks.
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Tags: Drew Brees Indianapolis Colts Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints Pierre Thomas Trent Richardson

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