New Orleans Saints Depth Chart 2020 New Orleans Saints Depth Chart

13-3, 1st NFC South

vs MIN

6:05 pm GMT, 1/5

After suffering another gut-wrenching loss in the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints will once again have to move on from it and focus on this season. Amidst the heartbreak it’s important for them to remember they still have one of the most talented rosters in the league. They were mostly quiet in free agency, with the exception of one big move, which was the signing of tight end Jared Cook. The Saints know they need to win now; with Drew Brees’ age, there’s no telling how long their window will remain open. They’re a fairly complete team, but they still have a couple of questions they should answer about their depth chart.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Wide Receiver WR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Taylor Stallworth T. Stallworth (3)
69
#43 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Colton Jumper C. Jumper (2)
73
#71 SLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Deatrick Nichols D. Nichols (2)
69
#123 LCB
Strong Safety SS
J.T. Gray J. Gray (3)
66
#64 SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Taylor Stallworth T. Stallworth (3)
69
#43 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Colton Jumper C. Jumper (2)
73
#71 SLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Deatrick Nichols D. Nichols (2)
69
#123 LCB
Strong Safety SS
J.T. Gray J. Gray (3)
66
#64 SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Last Week's Saints Starting Lineup

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Latavius Murray L. Murray
81
RB 1 0 0 2 4 4 0 4 4 5 1 21 4.2 8 0
Dwayne Washington D. Washington
67
RB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alvin Kamara A. Kamara
88
RB 3 0 0 9 34 9 0 4.2 34 7 8 21 3 5 1
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
RB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Saints Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week Playoffs: 1/5/20 vs MIN 20-26 L Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Tre'Quan Smith (WR1), Michael Thomas (WR2), Ted Ginn (WR3), Josh Hill (TE), Terron Armstead (OT), Andrus Peat (G), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Larry Warford (G), Erik McCoy (C)
Week 17: 12/29/19 at CAR 42-10 W Drew Brees (QB), Taysom Hill (QB), Latavius Murray (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Tre'Quan Smith (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Terron Armstead (OT), Andrus Peat (G), Erik McCoy (C), Larry Warford (G), Ryan Ramczyk (OT)
Week 16: 12/22/19 at TEN 38-28 W Drew Brees (QB), Taysom Hill (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Deonte Harris (WR1), Michael Thomas (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Erik McCoy (C), Nick Easton (C), Terron Armstead (OT), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Will Clapp (C)
Week 15: 12/17/19 vs IND 34-7 W Drew Brees (QB), Taysom Hill (QB), Latavius Murray (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Tre'Quan Smith (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Terron Armstead (OT), Erik McCoy (C), Larry Warford (G), Nick Easton (C), Ryan Ramczyk (OT)
Week 14: 12/8/19 vs SF 46-48 L Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Tre'Quan Smith (WR2), Ted Ginn (WR3), Josh Hill (TE), Nick Easton (C), Larry Warford (G), Terron Armstead (OT), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Erik McCoy (C)

Do the Saints Enough Receiving Depth?

The Saints are lucky to have one of the best receivers in the game in Michael Thomas (fresh off a 100 million extension) and one of the best receiving backs in the game in Alvin Kamara. Jared Cook was a nice pickup that may revitalize the tight end position for the Saints. However, there should be concerns that they might not have enough depth at those positions. Outside of those three, there really isn’t a proven option that the Saints can for sure rely upon. If all three stay healthy it likely won’t be a problem but if the Saints have any health issues this year those flaws will be a lot more noticeable. Currently the Saints have receivers Cameron Meredith, Ted Ginn, and Tre’Quan Smith next on their depth chart after Thomas. Those three all have their ups and downs, but none of them have the makeup of a number 2. In fact, none of them even reached 500 yards receiving. The Saints will likely once again be a juggernaut on offense, but they’re also playing things a little risky with the lack of depth they have.

How Improved Will the Saints Defensive Line Be?

The Saints defense has taken major strides in the past couple years. Before, it was once a liability that wasted a lot of elite seasons from the Saints’ offense and Drew Brees. However, savvy draft choices and smart offseason decision helped the Saints’ defense become a unit worthy of the offense. However, one intriguing question for the Saints is how their defensive line will fare this year. As long as the Saints have Cam Jordan, their defensive line should at least be solid. It’s expected that he’ll once again play at a pro bowl level, but the ceiling for how good this unit can be relies on his teammates. The two biggest names outside Jordan on the defensive line would be Sheldon Rankins and Marcus Davenport. Rankins was pretty solid for the Saints last season but hurt his achilles and will likely miss the start of the season. Davenport had an up and down rookie season that was cut short due to injury, but he has a lot of potential. If those two players can make full recoveries and play up to their talent, the Saints defensive line has the potential to be one of the most dominant in the league.

What Will Taysom Hill’s Role Be?

One of the more intriguing subplots from last year was how Sean Payton utilized Taysom Hill last year. Although he’s supposed to play quarterback, the Saints utilized Hill in a number of ways, both on offense and special teams. Hill was pretty impressive in the roles last season, so it’s interesting to wonder if the Saints have bigger plans for him this year. Brees isn’t as young as he once was, so letting Hill take a couple more reps at quarterback every now and then to give him a breather is a possibility. Hill is extremely athletic as well so it’s likely he’ll be utilized as a receiver and running back even more frequently than he was last year. Sean Payton is one of the most innovative coaches in the league, so it’s likely he’s already scheming of new ways to utilize Hill that will coach opponents off guard.