The New Orleans Saints are legit. They blew the Buffalo Bills to smithereens last week, beating the Bills 47-10 on their own dirt. If you had a member of the Saints in your starting lineup last weekend, you were probably pleased with the result (which, I’d also imagine, did nothing to lessen the aggravation that came with watching the Bills embarrassing performance). Here were the Saints’ top fantasy football performers.
RB Mark Ingram
The Saints’ number one back was unstoppable, blowing through arm tackles and churning through gang tackles to gain tremendous yardage all day. When it was all said and done, he totaled 131 yards on 21 carries. He also scored 3 touchdowns on the day on his way to a 31.1-point performance.
RB Alvin Kamara
The Bills made the Saints rushing attack look as if they were playing against a JV-squad on the afternoon, and even New Orleans’ “change-of-pace” back gained 106 rushing yards for his first career 100-yard game. He also scored a touchdown on the ground and added 5 catches for 32 yards receiving. Kamara scored 22.3 points on the day, and he has now been in double-figures in seven consecutive games.
WR Michael Thomas
Drew Brees threw for only 184 yards on the day, and 117 of them went to Thomas. Truthfully, the Saints’ passing output wasn’t low because of anything Buffalo did well; it was more the fact that the Bills couldn’t stop the run at all that prevented New Orleans from throwing more. Thomas had 9 catches on 10 targets for a 16.2-point fantasy day.
QB Drew Brees
Although he did not throw for a touchdown on Sunday, Brees did run for one in the third quarter. Overall, he didn’t have a huge day, as he only gained 184 yards through the air and added the rushing touchdown, but his 13.96 fantasy points were at least enough to help if he was in your lineup.
K Will Lutz
When he wasn’t in the background of embarrassing photographs, Lutz was kicking plenty of extra points on the day. He made 5 PATs on the afternoon, and he also added field goals of 23 and 53 yards. His 13 points were almost twice as many as any Bills’ player scored on the day.
New Orleans D/ST
The Saints defense was phenomenal on Sunday, and it’s obvious that the box scores don’t do this team justice. They were all over the Bills’ rushing attack after a rough first drive, and once Buffalo fell behind, they shut Tyrod Taylor down entirely. The Saints had two sacks and a Sheldon Rankins interception on the afternoon while only allowing 10 points, good for an 8-point fantasy day.