As we race toward August, Footballguys.com will look at one team per day with our extremely in-depth Team Reports and our quick-hitting Team Mood and Players We're In and Out On, where we check out the overall mood of each team's offense and let you know the players we are in on (because they are great values at the cost it takes to acquire them) and who we're out on (because they are too expensive and won't have a good return on that investment).
Here are all of the Team Mood and Players We're In and Out On articles:
Arizona | Atlanta | Baltimore | Buffalo | Carolina | Chicago | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Dallas | Denver | Detroit | Green Bay | Houston | Indianapolis | Jacksonville | Kansas City | Las Vegas | LA Chargers | LA Rams | Miami | Minnesota | New England | New Orleans | NY Giants | NY Jets | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | San Francisco | Seattle | Tampa Bay | Tennessee | Washington
Want a brief overview? Here it is:
Want a longer breakdown of how it's going in New Orleans? Read on.
New Orleans, Team Mood
- Good - 1
- Neutral - 10
- Bad - 7
Staffers in a Good Mood
- Chad Parsons: Better weapons than a year ago and (hopefully) a full season of Jameis Winston after a strong stretch in 2021 before injury.
Staffers in a Neutral Mood
- Christian Williams: A full year of Winston and added weapons in Olave and Landry will help, but Kamara's looming suspension could limit the ceiling.
- Zareh Kantzabedian: The Saints are set up to deliver fantasy points primarily through their quarterback and receivers.
- Ben Cummins: The return of Jameis Winston should neutralize the negative effect of losing Sean Payton, making this an average offense in 2022.
- Jonathan Morris: A lot of talent in this offense, but I do wonder what the Saints will look like without Sean Payton at the helm.
- Andy Hicks: There is a good infrastructure in place, but Sean Payton made this team better than it was.
- Ryan Weisse: It's basically the same quarterback situation as last year, but with better weapons.
- Craig Lakins: With a new head coach, lingering injuries, and Alvin Kamara's possible suspension, the Saints have some question marks.
- Jordan McNamara: This is a good front office trying to maintain a contending window without a franchise quarterback.
- Jeff Haseley: This is a different Saints team that beat Tom Brady and the Buccaneers twice last year, but there are seeds of hope that could sprout this season.
- Kevin Coleman: The Saints upgraded their passing attack this offseason, but with Kamara possibly being suspended for six games, it’s hard to have a ton of confidence in the offense.
Staffers in a Bad Mood
- Dave Kluge: Winston is still recovering from his ACL tear, Kamara could miss a significant chunk of the season, and I'm not sure Michael Thomas ever plays again.
- Jeff Bell: Sean Payton is gone, questions on Winston, Kamara, Thomas.
- Jason Wood: The team has lost its Hall of Fame quarterback and head coach, had to settle at quarterback, and its offensive cornerstones (Thomas and Kamara) have huge questions.
- Phil Alexander: Sean Payton is gone, Winston is coming off a significant injury, Kamara is facing a multi-game suspension, and Thomas is (somehow) still not right.
- Sam Wagman: Massive coaching downgrade in Dennis Allen, Michael Thomas still isn’t healthy, and Alvin Kamara is facing a suspension.
- Victoria Geary: The loss of Payton and Brees is just the beginning. Massive question marks abound (Kamara's legal troubles, both Thomas' and Winston's recoveries).
- Tripp Brebner: The engine of this offense might be disrupted by a supply-chain issue.
Players We're In On at Cost
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