New Orleans Saints Depth Chart 2019 Saints Depth Chart

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The Saints high flying offense starts with Drew Brees as the starting quarterback, and they backed him up with some depth of Teddy Bridgewater. They also used Taysom Hill in some packages, which was annoying from a fantasy aspect. Mark Ingram missed the first four weeks of the season due to suspension, which carved the way for Alvin Kamara to lead the team, but also to really grab a stronghold on the starting running back spot. Ingram flashed some potential in his return, but Kamara was leading in snaps and touches for the rest of the way. This is a good combo to have, and both were used in various roles throughout the year. You could say the one area the Saints lacked was their WR2 spot. They have Michael Thomas as the WR1, and signed Cameron Meredith, Dez Bryant, and Brandon Marshall to try and fill that role. They were not able to, and Tre’Quan Smith emerged as the WR2 because the others had trouble staying healthy. Ben Watson has been with the Saints for a while, and when he returned to New Orleans, he jumped right back into that starting role that has been his for a while now.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood (4)
65
#356 WR
Travin Dural T. Dural (7)
64
#361 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
83
#46 WR
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith (5)
82
#48 WR
Tight End TE
86
#10 TE
82
#16 TE
Dan Arnold D. Arnold (3)
65
#176 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood (4)
65
#356 WR
Travin Dural T. Dural (7)
64
#361 WR
Tight End TE
86
#10 TE
82
#16 TE
Dan Arnold D. Arnold (3)
65
#176 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
83
#46 WR
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith (5)
82
#48 WR
Quarterback QB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
61
#134 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
61
#134 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

WRs
Player Rating
Michael Thomas M. Thomas
89
Ted Ginn T. Ginn
83
Tre'Quan Smith T. Smith
65
Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood
65
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith
82
Austin Carr A. Carr
63
Travin Dural T. Dural
64
Micah Wright M. Wright N/A
Justin Hardee J. Hardee
64
Emmanuel Butler E. Butler N/A
Deonte Harris D. Harris N/A
Eldridge Massington E. Massington
69
Lil'jordan Humphrey L. Humphrey N/A
Josh Smith J. Smith
68
Ahmad Fulwood A. Fulwood
68
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Michael Thomas M. Thomas
89
LWR 1 58 147 125 1405 90 11.2 72 9 0 0 0 0 0
Ted Ginn T. Ginn
83
RWR 2 39.4 30 17 209 60 12.3 42 2 3 26 0 8.7 5.2
Tre'Quan Smith T. Smith
65
SWR 3 37.9 44 28 427 60 15.2 62 5 0 0 0 0 0
Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood
65
LWR 4 28.1 21 13 209 60 16.1 42 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith
82
RWR 5 21 10 9 114 90 12.7 46 1 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Carr A. Carr
63
SWR 6 19.6 14 9 97 60 10.8 25 2 0 0 0 0 0
Travin Dural T. Dural
64
LWR 7
Micah Wright M. Wright
WR 10
Justin Hardee J. Hardee
64
WR 11 0 1 1 10 100 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Butler E. Butler
WR 12
Deonte Harris D. Harris
WR 13
Eldridge Massington E. Massington
69
WR 14
Lil'jordan Humphrey L. Humphrey
WR 14
Josh Smith J. Smith
68
WR 15
Ahmad Fulwood A. Fulwood
68
WR 15
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Jared Cook J. Cook
86
TE 1 48 101 68 896 70 13.2 45 6
Josh Hill J. Hill
82
TE 2 40.8 24 16 185 70 11.6 23 1
Dan Arnold D. Arnold
65
TE 3 13.9 19 12 150 60 12.5 25 1
Alize Mack A. Mack
TE 5
Jake Powell J. Powell
TE 5
OL
Player Rating
Ryan Ramczyk R. Ramczyk
85
Nick Easton N. Easton
63
Terron Armstead T. Armstead
84
Andrus Peat A. Peat
76
Larry Warford L. Warford
78
Erik McCoy E. McCoy N/A
Derek Newton D. Newton
79
Michael Ola M. Ola
71
Will Clapp W. Clapp
69
Jeromy Irwin J. Irwin
69
Mike Herndon M. Herndon N/A
Cameron Tom C. Tom
66
Daronte Bouldin D. Bouldin
69
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Ryan Ramczyk R. Ramczyk
85
RT 1 OT 66.4
Nick Easton N. Easton
63
C 1 C
Terron Armstead T. Armstead
84
LT 1 OT 60.2
Andrus Peat A. Peat
76
LG 1 G 56.8
Larry Warford L. Warford
78
RG 1 G 65.3
Erik McCoy E. McCoy
C 2 C
Derek Newton D. Newton
79
RG 2 G 48
Michael Ola M. Ola
71
RT 2 OT 4.6
Will Clapp W. Clapp
69
LG 2 G 36
Jeromy Irwin J. Irwin
69
RT 3 OT
Mike Herndon M. Herndon
LG 3 G
Cameron Tom C. Tom
66
C 3 C 16.6
Daronte Bouldin D. Bouldin
69
OL 13 OL

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
New Orleans Saints Saints
94
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
New Orleans Saints
94
22.1 349.1 268.8 80.2 49 12 12
Special Teams Rating
New Orleans Saints Saints
86
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
New Orleans Saints
86
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Wil Lutz W. Lutz
81
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Wil Lutz W. Lutz
81
K 1 136 28 93.3 54 52 1 5 9 11 2
Punters Rating Depth Position
Thomas Morstead T. Morstead
83
P 1

2018 Saints Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 vs CAR 14-33 L Taysom Hill (QB), Teddy Bridgewater (QB), Mark Ingram (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Tommylee Lewis (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Max Unger (C), Andrus Peat (G), Cameron Tom (C), Cornelius Lucas (OT), Will Clapp (C)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs PIT 31-28 W Drew Brees (QB), Mark Ingram (RB), Tre'Quan Smith (WR1), Michael Thomas (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Max Unger (C), Andrus Peat (G), Larry Warford (G), Terron Armstead (OT), Ryan Ramczyk (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at TB 28-14 W Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Austin Carr (WR1), Michael Thomas (WR2), Tommylee Lewis (WR3), Josh Hill (TE), Jermon Bushrod (OT), Max Unger (C), Andrus Peat (G), Larry Warford (G), Ryan Ramczyk (OT)
Week 13: 11/30/18 at DAL 10-13 L Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Tre'Quan Smith (WR1), Keith Kirkwood (WR2), Michael Thomas (WR3), Josh Hill (TE), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Andrus Peat (G), Max Unger (C), Larry Warford (G), Jermon Bushrod (OT)

Preseason Analysis: A Look at the 2018 New Orleans Saints

The Saints remain a similar team from last season, who had Alvin Kamara really emerge as an elite running back. Kamara and Mark Ingram are expected to share time, and while the ceilings should be kept in a reality check, this is a team that should be able to sustain two steady running backs again. We saw New Orleans move towards the running game a bit more this past season, and there is a few reasons for that. Drew Brees still is very good, but another year older, and outside of Michael Thomas this core of wide receivers and tight ends are not very good. New Orleans finally parted ways with Willie Snead after a failed contract. Ted Ginn has shown some flash every now and then, but is not an exciting WR2 by any means. Cameron Meredith is an interesting name to keep an eye on, especially if he can surpass Ginn in some steady targets. Coby Fleener was let go this offseason, and the Saints reunite with some familiar names at tight end like Ben Watson and Josh Hill. Neither are strong tight ends, but will be looked at in the red zone at times. This depth chart shows the Saints change of culture after being an air it out team in prior years.

The 2018 NFL season is just around the corner and with a new year comes a new outlook on all 32 teams in the league. The New Orleans Saints are no exception to this rule and will be entering this upcoming season with plenty to be optimistic about as they look to improve on last year's record. In 2017, the New Orleans Saints won their division with an 11-5 record and their first trip to the playoffs since 2013. The Saints started in the Wild Card round, defeating their divisional rival Carolina Panthers but had their playoff run cut short when they traveled to Minnesota in the divisional round and were beaten by the Vikings on a last minute touchdown pass. The offensive scheme for the Saints this year looks to be similar to last year's, with Drew Brees back yet again as the signal caller. The passing game looks to be the same from last year, as passing has been one strength of the team, being second in the league. However, the running game will also be a big factor this year, as not only will Mark Ingram be back but he'll be complemented with second-year Alvin Kamara, who had a stellar season and even earned the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Defensively, the Saints have made it clear they want to improve in this year, after being only 17th in the league in total defense. Last year the team drafted cornerback Marshon Lattimore out of Ohio State who not only had a huge impact in coverage but he ended up winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award and getting his first trip to the Pro Bowl. If any player on that side of the ball stands out, it's clearly him. Special teams is not an area of serious concern, with kicker Will Lutz steadily holding the job and wideout Ted Ginn Jr. likely back to return kicks.

Every year there are always at least a handful of roster battles on each team, and defense is one field here, specifically in the secondary. There is a need to find a worthy replacement for Kenny Vaccaro, who played twelve games last year before landing on injured reserve and later being released from the team. Marcus Williams, Chris Banjo and Vonn Bell are all vying for that second safety spot. If any rookie impact is most watched, it'll be defensive end Marcus Davenport, who is supposed to be starting opposite of Cameron Jordan. The Saints were tied for seventh place with three other teams for sacks last year, which while not bad still means improvements could be made. Davenport, who went to Texas-San Antonio, notched 21.5 sacks in his career, a stat that helped endear him towards the Saints. The Saints picked up several big names in free agency but two major signings include tackle Jermon Bushrod and cornerback Patrick Robinson. The advantage here is that both players are familiar with the Saints' offensive and defensive schemes respectively.