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Marques-colston

Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NO @ CLE

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    MIN @ NO

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    NO @ DAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    TB @ NO

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    GB @ NO

  • Week 9 - Oct 30

    NO @ CAR

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    SF @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NO @ PIT

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    CAR @ NO

  • Week 15 - Dec 15

    NO @ CHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NO @ TB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    WAS 40 @ NO 32

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    KC 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NO 27 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SD 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NO @ TB

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 05

    PHI @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    SF @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NO 34 @ GB 42

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NO 23 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    NO 20 @ TB 26

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    IND 7 @ NO 62

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NO 21 @ STL 31

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    TB 16 @ NO 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    bye

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    NYG 24 @ NO 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NO 22 @ TEN 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NO 42 @ MIN 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIN 9 @ NO 14

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    NO 25 @ SF 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NO 31 @ TB 6

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CLE 30 @ NO 17

    10 receptions

    112 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    PIT 10 @ NO 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    SEA 19 @ NO 34

    8 receptions

    113 rec yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    STL 13 @ NO 31

    5 receptions

    46 rec yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    TB 23 @ NO 13

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Marques Colston

New Orleans Saints

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY



                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats           0        0      0           80        107     1143    8        162.3     11.6


2010 Stats           1        1      0           84        131     1023    7        144.4      9.6


2009 Stats           1        6      0           70        106     1074    9        162.0     10.1


2008 Stats           0        0      0           47         87       720    5        106.0      9.6


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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Finished 11th last year in WR fantasy points


(+) Colston usually ends up outperforming his draft position


(+) Brees loves Marques because he seems to come down with everything Brees puts out for him to grab


(+) After six years together, Brees and Colston know each other as well as any tandem in the league


(+) Unlike some receivers, Marques has no problem going over the middle for balls, thus increasing his fantasy value


(+) Having developed an unexplainable chemistry over the years, there’s no question Colston is Brees’ go-to guy in any situation


(+) Colston possesses prototypical red-zone measurements (6’4”, 225 lbs.)


(+) Let us state the obvious – the Saints are a passing team


(–) With head coach Sean Payton out for the year, bounty-gate lingering and Brees unhappy with his contract situation, this could be a year of madness for the Saints


(–) Colston will never get enough targets in a Saints offense that spreads the ball around more than any other team in the league to be a Top-5 fantasy player


(–) The injuries are really starting to pile up for the 29-year old receiver (fractured collarbone last season as well as FIVE career knee surgeries)


(–) Colston just got his big contract (five years, $40 million), so who knows how motivated he’ll be this season


(–) Doesn’t have the breakaway speed you normally look for in a WR1 and might be even slower this year after a fifth off-season knee surgery


(–) Though generally recognized as a solid/upper-tier fantasy WR2, Colston didn’t even crack the Top-10 in his best season (2007)

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2009 Review

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After four years in the league, 2009 finally proved that Marques Colston is basically what you would call a “tweener”.  He doesn’t get enough targets in New Orleans, he doesn’t stock up on the receptions, and rarely does he ever have those explosion-type games to be considered a #1 WR on your fantasy team.  His 2009 season flaunted this reality in spades.  However, he still plays in a hyper-scoring offense, puts up a good amount of TDs, and definitely gets enough attention in the red-zone to be considered as such.  For all these reasons, Marques has established himself as one of the most frustrating fantasy players to have on your team.  Last year, Colston had two games where he put up over 20 fantasy points in a basic scoring system, yet he also had two games in which he failed to garner a single point.  He put up seven double-digit scoring weeks and scored touchdowns in eight different contests, yet also put up less than 50 receiving yards on six different occasions.  When all was said and done, he did enough to finish as one of the better fantasy WRs in the league, but it was done while either frustrating the hell out of you as a WR1, or winning you the week as your WR2.


marques colston 2009 stats

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

“The Quiet Storm” (quite a fitting nickname for a New Orleans player) has all the intangibles you want in a receiver; outstanding hands, great size (6’4”, 225 lbs), and the ability to gain separation for the big play (15.3 YPC), but it’s the inconsistency he showed in 2009 that keeps him from being listed in our Top-10 WRs in 2010.  Anyone who ends up nabbing him as the #2 receiver on their fantasy team will be happier than a Dunsky in a room full of super-balls.  On the other hand, if you drafted RBs (or a QB/RB combo) in the first couple of rounds and you’re left with Colston as your WR1, you might want to fluff up a seat on the edge of your balcony ‘cause that’s where you’ll be perched on Sundays all year.  Double-digit TDs are always there to be had for Marques, but don’t expect more than 75 catches and 1,100 yards as a supplement.


~ The Saints have the most explosive offense in the NFL


~ He’s still Drew Brees’ go-to guy, which is obviously a huge bonus


~ The emergence of Robert Meachem might take even more targets/receptions away from Colston in 2010


~ It’s not a contract year, but it will be in 2011, so expect Colston to start turning it on a year in advance


~ The Saints have one of the tougher pass schedules in the league this year

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Twitter

Marques does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Saints Player Tweets


 


 


Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac

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Selected in the 7th Round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints (252nd overall, 4 slots from being Mr. Irrelevant), Marques is widely considered one of the NFL's biggest draft day steals.


 


He ranks 4th overall on the top 15 rookie WR performances over the last 15 seasons. Check it:


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NFL Fantasy File - Marques Colston







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Contract

Colston is entering the 2nd year of the three-year extension he signed back in '08 and will be showcasing his talent all year for the next big one.  The remainder of his current deal is as follows:


2010 - $2.7 million


2011 - $3 million


2012 - Free Agent

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devery henderson


With the emergence of Robert Meachem as a fantasy threat on his own, Devery Henderson should be the handcuff to Colston

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Injury Report

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Colston had micro-fracture knee surgery this offseason, but he played in all 16 games last season and was taken off the PUP list in early August. He's good to go

Colston looking to stay hot against Rams

With so much of the New Orleans Saints' passing emphasis this season on tight end Jimmy Graham and with so many other receiving options, veteran receiver Marques Colston has sometimes seemed like the forgotten man.

But Colston reminded us he is still a play-making receiver in this league during Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers, catching nine passes for a 125 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns from Drew Brews. That was one more catch than Colston had in the previous two games combined when he caught four balls each in games against Atlanta and Seattle.

For the season, Colston has 52 receptions for 721 yards and four touchdowns.

Saints coach Sean Payton attributed a large part of Colston's dip in production during some games to the fact he is moved around quite a bit in the various offensive sets. He might be the Z one play, the X another and also work from the slot some.

Pyro's take: Colston has been under-performing all season, but he got right last week and helped many teams in their fantasy playoffs. Those owners are wondering; can I start him this week? The answer is yes.

Colston has finally started to become a bigger part of the offense, and last week was his first game with over 10 targets. Jimmy Graham gets all the attention in this offense, and #12 is the one who is stepping up here late. He is not going to get you over 150 yards, but he can score a touchdown and have a 100-yard game this week.

12/13/13, 07:33 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.nola.com

Colston finally emerges and sets career marks as well

Marques Colston became the most prolific receiver and offensive player in New Orleans Saints history, surpassing Eric Martin. The former seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra has amassed 7,923 receiving yards, and 7,930 yards from scrimmage, placing him at the pinnacle of Saints receivers. On the night he earned the top spot, Colston had an impactful night, with five catches for 80 yards, including two critical catches in New Orleans' final two drives.

Pyro's take: Colston has basically been non-existent this fantasy season, and the fact that a five catch game for 80 yards is worth celebrating tells you all you need to know. Although, over the past 2 weeks he has 12 catches for 187 yards and a touchdown. So it would appear he is getting more involved in the offense, but he had fewer than 20 yards receiving in each of the 3 weeks prior to that.

If you have Colston you should be playing him as a WR3 or Flex at best. You used to be able to count on Marques for eight touchdowns, but he is on pace for four which would be a career worst. You need to be aware of his match-ups on a weekly basis.

11/18/13, 06:13 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.nola.com

Colston back from flu and will start Sunday

Saints wide receiver Marquis Colston (flu) returned to a full practice on Friday and is slated to start against the Rams this weekend.

Pyro's take: It's safe to get the big guy back into your fantasy football lineup now. Do so immediately.

11/13/09, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Colston returns to practice Thursday

Saints wide receiver Marquis Colston returned to a limited practice on Thursday after sitting out yesterday with the flu.

Pyro's take: He looks like he should be ready to go against the Rams on Sunday, but check back here just in case before sticking him in your fantasy football lineup this weekend.

11/12/09, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Marquis Colston has the flu... the normal flu

Saints wide receiver Marquis Colston skipped practice on Wednesday to fight off a case of the flu (normal, not swine). Coach Sean Payton said that he hopes Colston will be back at practice on Thursday.

Pyro's take: Colston is a must-start every week on your fantasy football team, so hopefully he downs a tub of chicken noodle soup and plays on Sunday. He has a tasty match-up against the downtrodden Rams this weekend.

11/11/09, 02:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Colston has a tough day

New Orleans Saints WR Marquis Colston had a tough day dropping several passes throughout practice. Sometimes he was covered, while other times he just couldn't hold onto the ball.

Pyro's take: Colston is looking to have a big year for fantasy owners in 2009 after missing multiple games last year due to injury. Just because he has a bad day in practice doesn't mean you should think twice about drafting this guy. New Orleans will have one of the highest-powered offenses in the league this year, and Colston is one of the key cogs that make that fantasy-machine run. Keep this kid high on your WR lists.

08/20/09, 08:45 AM CDT by
Source: www.chron.com

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