New Orleans Saints Depth Chart 2018 Saints Depth Chart

5-1, 1st NFC South

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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.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
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 End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
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#134 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
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#134 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
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
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Alvin Kamara A. Kamara
90
RB 1 49.8 0 RB 1 49.8 0 53 40 362 9 35 1 79 363 49 6 4.6 60.5
Mark Ingram M. Ingram
84
RB 2 35.5 0 RB 2 35.5 0 5 4 30 7.5 28 0 28 85 9 2 3 42.5
Zach Line Z. Line
72
RB 4 15.3 0 RB 4 15.3 0 6 3 10 3.3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
WRs
Player Rating
Michael Thomas M. Thomas
89
Tre'Quan Smith T. Smith
65
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith
82
Austin Carr A. Carr
63
Ahmad Fulwood A. Fulwood
68
Justin Hardee J. Hardee
64
Dan Arnold D. Arnold
65
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 62.8 58 53 588 90 11.1 35 4 0 0 0 0 0
Tre'Quan Smith T. Smith
65
RWR 2 30.3 13 7 173 50 24.7 62 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith
82
SWR 3 26 10 9 114 90 12.7 46 1 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Carr A. Carr
63
LWR 4 21.5 7 5 62 70 12.4 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ahmad Fulwood A. Fulwood
68
WR 7
Justin Hardee J. Hardee
64
RWR 11 0 1 1 10 100 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Arnold D. Arnold
65
SWR 12 12.5 3 2 35 70 17.5 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Andrus Peat A. Peat
76
LG 1 G 65.3
Max Unger M. Unger
83
C 1 C 69.3
Ryan Ramczyk R. Ramczyk
85
RT 1 OT 69.3
Terron Armstead T. Armstead
84
LT 1 OT 69.3
Larry Warford L. Warford
78
RG 1 G 69.3
Josh LeRibeus J. LeRibeus
67
RG 2 G 29.8
Cameron Tom C. Tom
66
C 2 C 20.5
Jermon Bushrod J. Bushrod
71
RT 2 OT 4.2
Will Clapp W. Clapp
69
C 3 C
Michael Ola M. Ola
71
RT 3 OT 0
Jeromy Irwin J. Irwin
69
RT 3 OT
Daronte Bouldin D. Bouldin
69
OL 12 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
10.2 137.2 110.1 27.1 13 3 2
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
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Marshon Lattimore M. Lattimore
92
RCB 1 55 17 1 1 0 0
Kurt Coleman K. Coleman
75
SS 1 27.7 16 0.5 0 0 0
Marcus Williams M. Williams
86
FS 1 60.5 21 0.5 0 1 0
Ken Crawley K. Crawley
80
LCB 1 58 29 1 0 0 0
PJ Williams P. Williams
74
LCB 2 42.2 16 1 1 0 0
Vonn Bell V. Bell
75
SS 2 46 31 1 0 0 0
Chris Banjo C. Banjo
64
FS 2 0.3 3 0 0 0 0
J.T. Gray J. Gray
66
SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Josh Robinson J. Robinson
71
LCB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Rickey Jefferson R. Jefferson
66
DB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demetri Goodson D. Goodson
67
DB 11 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 54 12 92.3 49 18 0 2 5 5 0
Punters Rating Depth Position
Thomas Morstead T. Morstead
83
P 1

Last Week's Saints Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Michael Thomas M. Thomas
89
WR 1 66 9 7 69 80 9.9 32 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tre'Quan Smith T. Smith
65
WR 2 52 6 3 44 50 14.7 26 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Meredith C. Meredith
82
WR 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Carr A. Carr
63
WR 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Arnold D. Arnold
65
WR 5 11 3 2 35 70 17.5 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Hardee J. Hardee
64
WR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Saints Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 7: 10/21/18 at BAL 24-23 W Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Tre'Quan Smith (WR1), Michael Thomas (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Max Unger (C), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Terron Armstead (OT), Josh LeRibeus (G), Larry Warford (G)
Week 5: 10/9/18 vs WAS 43-19 W Drew Brees (QB), Mark Ingram (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Tre'Quan Smith (WR2), Benjamin Watson (TE), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Max Unger (C), Terron Armstead (OT), Andrus Peat (G), Larry Warford (G)
Week 4: 9/30/18 at NYG 33-18 W Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Ted Ginn (WR1), Michael Thomas (WR2), Josh Hill (TE), Terron Armstead (OT), Larry Warford (G), Max Unger (C), Andrus Peat (G), Ryan Ramczyk (OT)
Week 3: 9/23/18 at ATL 43-37 W Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Cameron Meredith (WR2), Ted Ginn (WR3), Benjamin Watson (TE), Terron Armstead (OT), Josh LeRibeus (G), Larry Warford (G), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Max Unger (C)
Week 2: 9/16/18 vs CLE 21-18 W Drew Brees (QB), Alvin Kamara (RB), Michael Thomas (WR1), Tre'Quan Smith (WR2), Benjamin Watson (TE), Terron Armstead (OT), Andrus Peat (G), Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Max Unger (C), Larry Warford (G)

A Look at the 2018 New Orleans Saints

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.