The New Orleans Saints travel to New York to play the Jets this afternoon with two of their offensive weapons officially listed as questionable. TE Jimmy Graham (foot) and WR Marques Colston (knee) missed practice time this week. Graham’s foot injury will likely bother him for the remainder of the regular season. The tight end should see action this week while Colston might be more of a game time decision this week.
Graham was a game time decision last week and while he was limited in the number of snaps he participated in. This week, Graham expressed optimism that he would see more action on the field this week. In just 18 snaps against the Buffalo Bills, Graham responded with 3 receptions for 37 yards and two scores. Fantasy owners should be starting Graham this week.
Coleston has been struggling offensively in recent weeks. He has just six receptions for a mere 44 yards in the last three weeks and has just one touchdown so far this season and no 100-yard games. Fantasy owners should explore other receiving options this week. Kenny Stills has exploded in recent weeks for three scores and 193 yards.
UPDATE 9:15 EST- NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Jimmy Graham will play but will once again be on a limited snap count and will be playing in the red zone.
UPDATE 11:30 am EST- The New Orleans Saints have announced that WR Marques Colston is inactive for this afternoon’s game.