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Colston's role should expand this week
Posted Nov. 08 at 01:33 AM
Coming off a bye week, the Saints hope to get more out of Marques Colston and Jeremy Shockey during the second half of the season, according to a story in today’s issue of The Times-Picayune.
Coming back from torn thumb ligaments, Colston has been only a bit player in the team’s last two games, playing with a plastic splint over his thumb. But the article indiciate that Colston is close to 100 percent now.
“I’m to a point now where I feel like I’m pretty much back to where I want to be,” Colston says.
According to the article, Sean Payton says Colston’s role will be expanded for this game. That’s good news for fantasy leaguers who’ve been struggling this year with the third-year receiver.
Shockey says in the article that he’s also healthier but will need another month before he’s truly back to 100 percent.
"I just kind of take it one day at a time, and hopefully, it gets better every day, " the former Giant says.
Posted by Steve Tortora | Nov. 08 at 05:38 AM
Ian- Colston or Owens the rest of the way? Standard scoring.
Posted by BOB MCKINLAY | Nov. 08 at 07:02 AM
Even with Romo back Brees has been MVP and Colston should now be the benefector. He has most catches for a WR in first two career years and he's in year three.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Nov. 08 at 09:00 AM
I'm not really high on either one of these guys. Hard to believe, but both might be last-place teams, and that could affect those offenses late in the year. Dallas has a pair of easy games in November -- at home against San Francisco and Seattle but then plays four tough defenses in a row: Steelers, Giants, Ravens, Eagles. And did you know that Owens has been under 40 receiving yards four games in a row? No doubt he'll be helped by the return, but I just don't see him as a true butt-kicker receiver for the rest of this season. With Colston, I'm not convinced he's going to be the kind of go-to receiver he's been in the past. I think Brees will continue to spread things around, with a few passes in every game going to Lance Moore, Reggie Bush, Devery Henderson, Jeremy Shockey, Robert Meachem, Billy Miller and Colston. And other guys are always capable of stepping up and catching passes and touchdowns -- David Patten, Mark Campbell, Deuce McAllister, Pierre Thomas, Aaron Stecker. Maybe Colston will be a top-10 receiver, but I doubt it. So I don't like either guy. If you're going to force me to take one, I'll go with Owens. At least that way, I won't have to worry about Owens ruining my Thanksgiving when he goes for about 100 yards and 2 TDs against the Seahawks.
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