The New Orleans Saints have retooled and look a lot more like the Saints of old, than the Saints us fantasy football players fell in love with.  Jimmy Graham did not come around until the 2010 NFL season, and it wasn't until the 2011 season the he broke out.  Drew Brees signed on with New Orleans prior to he 2006 season.  After a 10-6 record to begin the new era of football in the Bayou, the Saints went just 15-17 over the next two season before winning 13 games in 2009 and eventually winning Super Bowl XLIV.

In the early days, it was all about Reggie Bush and Marques Colston, who caught 158 of Brees 356 completions in 2006 and 10 of his 26 TDs.  Deuce McAllister was a beast in the backfield that year, gaining 1,057 rushing yards and scoring 10 touchdowns.  With C.J. Spiller joining the Saints and Mark Ingram returning, the Saints backfield looks very similar to that 2006 team.

Coltson can play the Joe Horn role (37 receptions for 679 yards and 4 scores) while Brandin Cooks will play Colston and catch 70+ passes for 1,000+ yards and a bunch of touchdowns.

Saints Trade Kenny Stills to Dolphins

At 36 years old, we may never see Brees throw for 5,476 yards again, but he can and should eclipse 4,300 yards for the 10th straight season. With a fresh look at an old offensive game plan, the Saints could surprise people in 2015.


YearsGW-LWin%
2010-20148049-3161%
2006-20096338-2560%

Drew Brees With vs Without Jimmy Graham

Drew Brees With vs Without Jimmy Graham

Drew Brees With vs Without Jimmy Graham