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Week 1 Matchup: Atlanta at New Orleans

New Orleans

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 23.4ppg and ATL Allows 20.3ppg ( -13%)
Drew Brees Pro 23.4
Luke McCown   -0.1
Running Backs
Average 21.6ppg and ATL Allows 20.6ppg ( -4%)
Pierre Thomas Pro 8.5
Mark Ingram   4.7
Khiry Robinson   2.8
Travaris Cadet Out 1.1
Erik Lorig   0.5
Wide Receivers
Average 20.5ppg and ATL Allows 24.0ppg (+ 17%)
Marques Colston Pro 8.3
Kenny Stills   5.9
Robert Meachem   3.0
Nick Toon Out 1.4
Joseph Morgan IR 0.0
Tight Ends
Average 16.4ppg and ATL Allows 9.0ppg ( -45%)
Jimmy Graham   13.6
Ben Watson   2.5
Josh Hill Pro 1.6
Michael Higgins   0.0
Kickers
Average 7.5ppg and ATL Allows 9.3ppg (+ 24%)
Shayne Graham   6.5
Defensive Linemen
Average 13.4ppg and ATL Allows 19.1ppg (+ 43%)
Cameron Jordan   5.6
Akiem Hicks   4.0
Glenn Foster   2.2
Brodrick Bunkley   1.5
John Jenkins   1.4
Tyrunn Walker   1.3
Keyunta Dawson Out 0.0
Linebackers
Average 22.7ppg and ATL Allows 23.0ppg (+ 1%)
Curtis Lofton   7.3
Junior Galette   5.3
David Hawthorne   5.3
Parys Haralson   2.7
Ramon Humber   2.2
Kevin Reddick Pro 1.5
Jonathan Vilma IR 1.0
Victor Butler IR 0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 27.4ppg and ATL Allows 28.8ppg (+ 5%)
Jairus Byrd   6.3
Kenny Vaccaro IR 6.0
Jordan Pugh   6.0
Keenan Lewis   4.5
Corey White   3.5
Champ Bailey   3.2
Rafael Bush Pro 3.1
Patrick Robinson IR 1.5
Trevin Wade   1.0
Rod Sweeting   1.0

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Atlanta

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 17.2ppg and NO Allows 14.9ppg ( -13%)
Matt Ryan   17.1
Dominique Davis   1.4
Running Backs
Average 19.1ppg and NO Allows 16.4ppg ( -14%)
Steven Jackson   9.6
Antone Smith   6.9
Jacquizz Rodgers Out 6.1
Josh Vaughan   0.8
Patrick DiMarco   0.5
Wide Receivers
Average 21.3ppg and NO Allows 18.6ppg ( -13%)
Julio Jones IR 14.1
Harry Douglas   7.4
Roddy White   6.9
Drew Davis   4.2
Darius Johnson Pro 2.7
Devin Hester   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 9.4ppg and NO Allows 7.4ppg ( -22%)
Levine Toilolo   1.8
Chase Coffman   0.0
Kickers
Average 6.9ppg and NO Allows 6.5ppg ( -6%)
Matt Bryant   6.9
Defensive Linemen
Average 19.0ppg and NO Allows 17.3ppg ( -9%)
Osi Umenyiora   5.0
Corey Peters IR 3.9
Jonathan Massaquoi   3.5
Tyson Jackson   3.3
Jonathan Babineaux   3.3
Kroy Biermann IR 3.0
Paul Soliai Pro 2.9
Peria Jerry   2.7
Malliciah Goodman   1.8
Cliff Matthews   1.4
Travian Robertson   1.0
Stansly Maponga   0.9
Linebackers
Average 19.2ppg and NO Allows 22.2ppg (+ 15%)
Paul Worrilow   8.6
Sean Weatherspoon Out 6.3
Joplo Bartu   5.1
Akeem Dent   4.5
Omar Gaither   1.5
Defensive Backs
Average 27.8ppg and NO Allows 29.0ppg (+ 4%)
William Moore   7.1
Josh Wilson   6.4
Desmond Trufant   6.2
Robert McClain   4.9
Dwight Lowery   4.0
Robert Alford Pro 3.8
Zeke Motta IR 3.5
Dominique Franks   1.0
Javier Arenas   0.7
Terrence Johnson   0.0

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