New Orleans Saints versus Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Daily League Draft Preview

New Orleans Saints versus Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Daily League Draft Preview

NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 9-22-2015

It will be an NFC South divisional matchup in week three as the Carolina Panthers will be hosting the New Orleans Saints. NFL Fantasy GM’s can tune to FOX on Sunday September 27th to check out the results of their draft picks.

The teams met twice during the regular season in 2014 with the teams splitting their two meetings each winning on the road. The game held in Carolina was won by New Orleans 28-10.

The Saints enter this contest a desperate team at 0-2 on the season. After a 31-19 road loss in week one they hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and were embarrassed at home losing 26-19. The Saints in two games are averaging just 19 points a game ranking 24th in the league. The have moved the football well through the air but their run game has not improved as they run for 79 yards a game ranking 25th in the league. During the Saints success in postseason play they always had a good balance of run and pass. There were also some signs that Drew Brees could be ailing as media reports have Brees complaining of shoulder pain last week. He was sacked four times on Sunday. It’s hard to explain how the Saints could have just seven points at home against the Buccaneers after three quarters.

The Carolina Panthers enter play at 2-0 on the campaign. After a 20-9 road win to Jacksonville in week one the team hosted the Houston Texans and came away with a 24-17 victory. The Panthers successfully defended a drive by the Texans deep in Carolina territory to preserve the victory as Houston was forced to turn the ball over on downs in the closing seconds. It was a 10-10 tie midway through the third quarter then the Panthers responded with 14 unanswered points until the Texans got within a touchdown with 6 ½ minutes remaining.

New Orleans Saints QB:

Drew Brees

On the year the veteran signal caller is hitting on 62% of his throws for 610 yards with only two touchdowns and two picks. He went 24 of 38 for 255 yards with a touchdown and pick. The latest on Brees’ health is that his shoulder is not severely injured but it all depends on how he feels after the treatment.

New Orleans Saints RB:

Mark Ingram

Ingram is getting the majority of the carries for New Orleans but he has produced just 77 yards on 25 carries for a mere 3.1 yards per rush.

Khiry Robinson

The backup Khiry Robinson does not have much in the way of attempts at 13 as he has run for 67 yards for 5.2 yards a carry.

New Orleans Saints WR:

Brandin Cooks

The second year player out of Oregon St leads the team with nine catches for 111 yards. He has yet to find the end zone this season. Cooks is averaging over 12 yards per reception.

Carolina Panthers QB:

Cam Newton

On the year Newton has completed just 53% of his throws for 370 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. He has always had issues with accuracy with a 59% completion mark for his career. He completed half of his passes against Houston last week but did have two touchdown throws. He ran for 76 yards and a touchdown last week so he is making plays with his lets.

Carolina Panthers RB:

Jonathan Stewart

The eighth year veteran leads the unit by far in carries with 35 on the year with 118 yards. He is running for just 3.4 yards per game and has no rushing touchdowns.

Carolina Panthers WR:

Ted Ginn Jr

He leads the team with six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. He has five first down gains and two receptions for greater than twenty yards.

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