Overall Ranking

650 '13 '12 '11
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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

  • 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

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

    3 receptions

    106 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    STL 13 @ NO 31

  • 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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Robert Meachem

New Orleans Saints

2008 - 2011 Statistics

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


2011 Stats           4       18      0           40        60      620       6         99.8     6.2


2010 Stats           4       14      0           44        66      638       5         95.2     6.0


2009 Stats           6       82      0           45        64      722       9        134.4    8.4


2008 Stats           1       20      1           12        20      289       3         54.9     3.9









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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Moving to a new team may be a good thing for Robert and the mental side of his game


(+) Philip Rivers will help drive him more than Brees did


(+) With Vincent Jackson gone, Meachem is the WR1 for Rivers and the Chargers


(+) He should double his reception total this year (had 40 in 2011)


(+) Robert has played in 16 games for three straight seasons, signaling his injuries may be a thing of the past


(+) Came into camp this year in the best shape of his life and supposedly is even faster than he’s ever been (once ran a 4.28 40-yard dash)


(+) Has big play potential, and is definitely the deep threat for the Chargers


(+) Of his 21 TDs over the last three seasons (playoffs included), 16 of them were scored from 24+ yards out


(–) Meach has never had more than 45 catches in a single season during his five-yearyear career


(–) For a former first-round pick with below average stats for his career, it's surprising we have him rated so high


(–) We may find out this year that Meachem is over-rated (or we could find out he’s been under-utilized)


(–) His game logs don't look so hot over the course of his career


(–) He has a history of knee problems and has had multiple surgeries below the thighs


(–) It’s troubling that he played in all 16 games last year and had just 60 targets in a season that Brees broke all sorts of passing records

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2009 Review

The 2007 first-round pick out of Tennessee finally showed up to play in 2009, and not a moment too soon.  With Lance Moore catching the injury bug throughout the year and Devery Henderson being a one-dimensional receiver at best, someone needed to step up and keep the Saints juggernaut offense rolling.  Meachem answered that call.  He scored the Saints second TD of the year in the first quarter of Game #1 on a 39-yard pass, then put up a streak of 5 straight games with a TD in the middle of the season and 7 TDs in 8 games from Week 9 through 16.  However, besides his TD output on the year (9), his overall numbers were pretty pedestrian as he only caught 45 balls for 722 yards over the course of the season.  With as much as Drew Brees and the Saints like to spread the ball around though, you’d have to consider the end sum pretty impressive and a much-needed kick-start to his career.


~  Ranked 21st in the league with 132.4 WR fantasy points (basic scoring system)


~  Tied for tenth in the league with 9 receiving touchdowns


~  Tied for 39th in the league with 790 receiving yards


~  Ranked 63rd in the league with 45.1 receiving yards per game


~  Tied for 81st in the league with 45 receptions


~  Ranked 103rd in the league with 64 targets


~  Tied for 30th in the league with 12 receptions of 20+ yards


~  Ranked 65th in the league with 30 catches for first downs


~  Tied for 126th in the league with 175 yards after the catch (YAC)


~  Set career highs in receptions (45), yards (790), TDs (9), receptions/game (2.8), yards/game (45.1), and yards from scrimmage (804)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

The Saints actually ran the ball quite a bit last year, as they tossed up right around 100 less balls during the 2009 season than they had in each of the previous two years.  We mention this because if this trend continues, it would be hard to expect any sort of significant improvement in Meachem’s numbers come 2010.  However, this shouldn’t be the case.  The Saints leader in carries last year, Mike Bell, is no longer with the team, and neither Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, nor Lynell Hamilton have ever carried a heavy workload in the NFL, so the amount of team rushes is likely to go down.  After winning the Super Bowl, New Orleans will have bull’s-eyes on their backs this year as well, so they’ll need to use their prolific passing game more to score than they might have had to last season.  Since possession receiver Lance Moore will be back healthy with the team this year and go-to guy Marques Colston is still manning the WR1 slot, Meachem might not have a lot of room to improve, but his potential and skills are reason enough to take a chance on him being a good fantasy WR3 in 2010.


~ Meachem has the best combination of hands, size, and speed on the team


~ His breakout season should give him the confidence and momentum to improve


~ He plays in the most lethal offense the NFL has to offer, which gives him a leg up on most other receivers with his kind of potential


~ How will possession WR Lance Moore coming back affect his targets?

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Twitter

Robert 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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Meach is finally living up to the hype.  The last play here was a top-5 play of the year:







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Contract

Meachem signed a rookie contract in July of '07 worth $11.3 million over five years that included $5.71 million guaranteed.  Here's how the rest shapes up:


2010 - $655,500


2011 - $700,000


2012 - Free Agent

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Handcuff

Devery Henderson should be the initial handcuff to Meachem, but if Lance Moore comes back to his 2008 form, you’ll want to grab him immediately

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Strength of Schedule


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Injury Report

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Meachem is now a couple years removed from missing his entire rookie season due to knee surgery. He played all 16 games last year and looks good to go for 2010

Robert Meachem is back with the Saints

The wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Tuesday, the team announced. He is expected to be with the team in Week 1 against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.

Meachem was cut by San Diego on Saturday. He left the Saints, who drafted him in the first round in 2007, in 2012 to join the Chargers, signing a four-year, $14 million deal with San Diego.

He was brought in to be the No. 1 receiver for the post-Vincent Jackson Chargers. Signing Meachem, however, goes down as one of the worst decisions of the A.J. Smith era in San Diego.

Pyro's take: Meachem was a complete bust and then some with the Chargers, but now he is going back to a team where he did experience some success. The Saints are obviously still looking for a solid viable threat to help stretch the field, and that was Meachem's role while he was with the Saints. The players who might be effected the most by this signing are Kenny Stills and Nick Toon. Stills does have better long term potential, but the signing of Meachem shows the team was not 100% sure he's ready.

09/03/13, 09:42 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: espn.go.com

Meachem probable with ankle problem

After Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday, he came back on Thursday but was limited the rest of the week. The team has him listed as probable for the game against the Vikings on Sunday.

Pyro's take: Meachem will play, but how much of a factor he will be is unknown at this point. He didn't do much during the Saints blowout of the Cardinals last week, and we expect Lance Moore to continue to steal reps from Meachem again on Sunday.

01/23/10, 10:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.neworleanssaints.com

Meachem looking primed for a breakout season in '09

"I can see Robert becoming more confident in his own abilities and his knowledge of the offense and realizing you've got to give a little bit extra to really succeed," Drew Brees said. "I'm really impressed with his progression. He's got an opportunity to be a big part of this offense and I'm excited about that."

Pyro's take: Meachem was also quoted in the article as saying he's much more comfortable with the scheme and that he was thinking too much in his first two seasons. Couple that with the injury bug, and he just may bust out. He will be competing with Lance Moore and "Slippery Hands" Henderson for WR2 looks.

08/30/09, 03:00 AM CDT by
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Saints' WR Meachem goes ballistic...

on scrubs in the 2nd half of New Orleans' first pre-season game. Three catches, 77 yards, and a TD by way of Mark Brunell.

Pyro's take: If he can pull that off against first teamers, we will be impressed. Until then, Meachem has still yet to live up to his potential. He didn't accomplish much in the first half.

08/14/09, 06:30 PM CDT by
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Robert Meachem practicing with first-team

New Orleans Saints third-year WR Robert Meachem is practicing with the first team since starting WR Lance Moore is being limited with an injury.

Pyro's take: The former first round pick Meachem has largely disappointed in his first two seasons, but No. 1 receiver Marques Colston thinks Meachem is primed for a breakout year. "As far as talent goes, the sky's the limit for him. He can run all the routes, make all the plays." Meachem is really challenging Devery Henderson for that No. 3 receiving spot, and he should get it.

08/09/09, 11:15 AM CDT by
Source: www.google.com

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